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3-1000 Drug and Alcohol Testing

3-1001 DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING POLICY (04/22/09)

Drug and alcohol testing policies for Minneapolis Police Department employees are found in the employees respective union labor agreements.  Employees not represented by a labor union are subject to the City of Minneapolis Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.

Nothing in this policy limits the right of the Employer to discipline or discharge and employee on grounds other than a positive test result in a confirmatory test, subject to the requirements of law, the rules of the Civil Service Commission, and the terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement.

3-1002 EMPLOYEE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TEST PROCEDURE: SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITY (04/22/09)

In the event of drug and alcohol testing, the designated Supervisor shall:

  1. Determine if "Reasonable Suspicion" exists as outlined by the Drug and Alcohol Testing - Establishing Reasonable Suspicion Checklist (MP-9052).
  2. Document the incident (what was observed, what occurred, what actions were taken) using the Drug and Alcohol Testing - Establishing Reasonable Suspicion Checklist (MP-9052). Forward checklist to the MPD Health & Wellness Coordinator.
  3. Ensure that the Employee is not allowed to eat, drink, smoke or use restroom facilities until collector is present.
  4. Provide the Employee a copy of their respective Drug and Alcohol Policy (refer to 3-1001).
  5. Provide the Employee the Drug and Alcohol Testing - Notification and Consent form (MP-9050) before requesting the Employee to undergo drug or alcohol testing.
  6. Request that the Employee sign the Drug and Alcohol Testing - Notification and Consent form (MP-9050). If the Employee refuses to sign the form, the Supervisor will indicate on the form the Employee’s refusal to sign. The Supervisor shall then sign and date the form.
  7. If the employee consents to testing, determine the designated collection site:

    Monday-Friday 0730-1700 the collection site shall be: Occupational Medicine Center ( see Off-Site Collection instructions).

    Nights, weekends, and holidays the collection site shall be: Precinct 3, Precinct 4, or City Hall ( see On-Site Collection instructions).
  1. Assign an Escort to transport the employee to the designated collection site and remain with the employee until the sample is taken.
  2. Provide to the Health and Wellness Coordinator, prior to the end of their shift, the following information via e-mail:
    • Notification that a drug and alcohol test has been or will be conducted;
    • The involved employee’s name and employee ID number; and
    • The date of the test.
  3. Refer to the applicable Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy for actions to be taken after testing.

3-1002.01 DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING: OFF-SITE COLLECTION PROCEDURE (04/22/09)

Monday through Friday, 0800 to 1700 (no holidays) drug and alcohol testing shall be done at Occupational Medicine Consultants (OMC), located at:

6515 Barrie Road, Suite 150
Edina, MN 55435
Phone: (952) 920-5663
Fax: (952) 928-9006

Upon determining that Reasonable Suspicion for drug and alcohol testing exists and the Employee has consented to testing, the following shall occur:

  1. The Escort shall accompany and maintain visual contact of the Employee and ensure that the employee does not eat, drink, smoke or use the restroom until the collector is present at OMC.
  2. The designated Supervisor shall call OMC to request "Reasonable Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Testing," schedule the collection, and provide the following information:
    • Employee’s name (to be tested);
    • Employee’s badge number;
    • Department (MPD);
    • Name of Escort Officer;
    • Direct contact number for Escort Officer;
    • Supervisor’s name (requesting test);
    • Supervisor’s telephone number.
  3. The Escort and Employee will provide the clinic a photo ID upon check in.
  4. Employee will be asked to sign clinic provided forms. (e.g. Patient Registration and Chain of Custody).

3-1002.02 DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING: ON-SITE COLLECTION PROCEDURE (04/22/09)

Evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays, drug and alcohol testing shall be done at City Hall, Precinct 3 or Precinct 4.

Upon determining that Reasonable Suspicion for drug and alcohol testing exists and the Employee has consented to testing, the following shall occur:

  1. The Escort shall accompany and maintain visual contact of the Employee and ensure that the employee does not eat, drink, smoke or use the restroom until the Collector is present.
  2. The designated Supervisor shall choose an on-site collection site
    (Precinct 3, Precinct 4, or City Hall.)
  3. Escort officer shall transport the Employee to and from the designated collection site.
  4. The designated Supervisor shall call the City’s on-site collector, "Drug Test Express" at (651) 500-0132 to request "Reasonable Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Testing," and schedule the collection.

    If a representative does not answer, leave a voicemail indicating the need for a Collector to perform a drug and alcohol test for the Minneapolis Police Department. In addition, provide the designated Supervisor’s contact information and the location of the collection site.

    Note: Phone calls will be returned within 15 minutes. Collector will be on-site within one hour of initial phone call.
  1. When speaking to the Drug Test Express representative, provide the following:
    • Employee’s name (to be tested);
    • Employee’s ID number
    • Department (MPD)
    • Name of Escort Officer
    • Direct contact number for Escort Officer
    • The designated testing site (City Hall, Precinct 3, or Precinct 4)
    • Supervisor’s name (requesting test);
    • Supervisor’s telephone number.
  2. Escort and Employee will provide the Collector with a photo ID.
  3. Employee will be asked to sign forms provided by the Collector.

3-1003 EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE (04/22/09)

Drug and alcohol counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance are available from or through the City’s Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P.) or the MPD’s Police Assistance Program (P.A.P.). (7/11/05)

3-1004 DISTRIBUTION (04/22/09)

Each employee engaged in the performance of any federal grant or contract shall also be given a copy of this policy.

Last updated Jul 19, 2013