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AGENDA ITEM NO. 2 <br />MEETING DATE: March 12, 2019 <br />TO: Public Health and Safety Committee <br />council@ci.tumwater.wa.us <br />FROM: Scott A. LaVielle, Fire Chief and Jon Weiks, Police Chief <br />slavielle@ci.tumwater.wa.us and jweiks@ci.tumwater.wa.us <br />SUBJECT: Guidance for First Responders <br />1) Attachments: <br />A. Policy 445 - Homeless Persons <br />B. Policy 560 - Emergent Detentions <br />C. Tumwater Fire Department Interaction with Homeless Population/ <br />Response Safety to Encampment & Community Resources <br />2) Recommended Action: <br />No action required, this item is informational only. <br />3) Background: <br />The Council's Housing Action Plan contains an action that reads, "Review, and <br />clarify as necessary, policies related to homelessness for first responders." A <br />work group was formed between the City Administrator, City Attorney, Police <br />Chief and Fire Chief. In 2010, the Police Department developed and initiated <br />Policy 560 Emergent Detentions (Attachment B); and in 2011, developed and <br />initiated Policy 445 Homeless Persons (Attachment A). In 2018, the Fire <br />Department developed the Tumwater Fire Department Interaction with <br />Homeless Population/Response Safety to Encampment & Community <br />Resources draft document (Attachment C). The aforementioned working group <br />has reviewed and approved the documents. <br />4) Alternatives: <br />❑ This item is informational only. <br />5) Fiscal Notes: <br />This item is informational only. <br />