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File #: 2013-1482    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Died due to expiration of legislative council session
File created: 4/30/2013 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Effective date:    
Title: Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One - Administrative, Article IX - Boards, Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 178 - by adding Section 178D , entitled, Establishment of Pittsburgh Domestic Violence Advisory Board.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 01 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Attachments: 1. 2013-1482.doc, 2. 2013-1482 Version 2.doc
Title
Ordinance supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title One - Administrative, Article IX - Boards, Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 178 - by adding Section 178D , entitled, Establishment of Pittsburgh Domestic Violence Advisory Board.
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Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1.
The Pittsburgh Code, Title One - Administrative, Article IX - Boards, Commissions and Authorities, Chapter 178 - Community Advisory Boards, is hereby supplemented by the addition of Section Section 178D as follows:
I. Establishment of Pittsburgh Domestic Violence Advisory Board
The Pittsburgh Domestic Violence Advisory Board shall be created to provide policy guidance and make recommendations to the Public Safety Department about best practices for law enforcement response to Domestic Violence.
In accordance with best law enforcement practices and with advice from the Domestic Violence Advisory Panel and oversight from the Director of Public Safety, the Chief of the Bureau shall maintain a policy about officer response to call(s) when domestic violence is suspected or discovered with at minimum: the expectation to make victim safety and protection a priority; and tactics for initial approach and response when calls for service are interrupted.

For the first 24 months after the effective date, the Bureau of Police shall implement and maintain the Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment Program - Maryland Model (“LAP”) which will include Zone Based Advocates. During the initial pilot period, the Public Safety Director and Chief of Police shall have the responsibility of ensuring that all Bureau personnel are trained to perform the protocols of the LAP. Thereafter, assessment of lethality of domestic violence incidence calls shall be in accordance with best law enforcement practices and with advice from the Domestic Violence Advisory Panel.

II. Domestic Violence Advisory Panel Members
The Advisory Panel shall consist ...

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