General Information

To All Existing & Interested Tow Companies:

Below you will find the Agreement, Application, Check List, Zone Maps/Descriptions, and Instructions for Unified Police Department’s (UPD) 2016-2017 Rotation Year. UPD will start accepting completed Tow Packets which include the Agreement, Application and all documents on the Check List, at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 and are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27th, 2016. Please read all documentation carefully and note that there have been several changes made.

FBI Background Checks

FBI Background checks are no longer required as part of the packet unless a situation arises. BCI Checks are still required and must be no older than thirty (30) days when submitted. UPD reserves the right to request an FBI Background Check and or Out of State Criminal Background Check at any time. If an FBI or Out of State criminal Background is requested temporary approvals can be made by the Towing Coordinator and will be revoked if the subjects record does not meet the criteria outlined in the Agreement.

Approval & Denial Letters

Approval and/or Denial Letters for yards, trucks, drivers and office staff will be sent to your company no later than Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Driver Identification Cards

CardsDrivers will not be fully approved to participate in UPD’s Rotation until they have obtained their 2016-2017 UPD identification card. To obtain UPD Identification ID Cards for approved drivers, each driver will need to respond to UPD’s Technical Services Division and pay the $10.00 fee in order to receive their Approval Letter, which they will then take to the Investigations Division to obtain their ID card. After receiving their ID card, they must respond back to the Technical Services Division to have a copy of their ID card made for your Company’s file. Failure to return to the Technical Services Division to provide this copy will result in the revocation of that driver’s approval on the rotation.

Tow Truck Decals

Decals for approved Tow Trucks can be obtained in UPD’s Technical Services Division. Any Company employee may respond to obtain the decals and must bring the Approval Letter with them. Decals will not be mailed out.

For any questions, please contact UPD’s Towing Coordinator Lisa Slaymaker:

Lisa Slaymaker
385.468.9717
lslaymaker@updsl.org

Sherry Gonzales
385.468.9720
sgonzales@updsl.org