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(a) Standards of Conduct. All persons should be treated with courtesy and respect at all times. Employees are expected to refrain from fighting, "horseplay", or other conduct that may be dangerous to others. Firearms, weapons, and other dangerous or hazardous devices or substances are strictly prohibited on City property.
Conduct that threatens, intimidates, or coerces another employee, vendor, or member of the public will not be tolerated.
(b) Reporting Threats. All threats of (or actual) violence, both direct and indirect, made by an employee, vendor, or member of the public should be reported as soon as possible to the City Administrator. All suspicious individuals or activities should also be reported. If there is a disturbance near a work area, employees should not attempt to intercede. Instead, immediately notify a supervisor or, if necessary, the police.
All reports of threats, violence, and suspicious individuals and activity will be investigated promptly and thoroughly. The identity of the reporting individual will be protected to the extent practical. In order to maintain workplace safety and the integrity of the investigation, employees may be suspended with or without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.
Any employee responsible for conduct in violation of this policy will be subject to discipline up to and including discharge, as well as the possibility of prosecution.
(Ord. C47-01. Passed 8-6-01; Ord. C10-09. Passed 2-17-09.)