Written Directives: General Orders
In order to comply with DC Official Code § 2-536 (2001), the MPD has posted the written directives that include Statements of Policy and Interpretations of Policy approved to date for release. As additional General Orders are brought up to date, they will be posted here. For additional information, the Policy Development Branch can be contacted in writing at 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20001.

General Orders
G.O. Number Date Title
GO-PER-100.11 4/25/2006

Medical Services

GO-100.12 1/9/1998 Optional Sick Leave
GO-100.21 1/9/1998 Physical Examinations
GO-100.22 1/9/1998 Health Maintenance Program
GO-100.23 9/20/1982 Pre-Five Year Tenure Physical Examination
GO-100.24 1/9/1998 Drug Screenng Program
GO-100.25 1/9/1998 Random Drug Screening Program
GO-OMA-101.00 7/25/2006 Directive System
GO-101.01 12/24/1984 Revising Organizations, Functions and Staffing
GO-OMA-101.02 9/12/2011 Establishment of the Citizen Volunteer Corps (CVC)
GO-OMA-101.03 3/28/2006

Organization, Authority and Rules of the MPD Reserve Corps

GO-OMA-101.04 1/29/2004 Member Critical Injury or Line of Duty Death Notifications
GO-OMA-101.05 10/12/2010 Ceremonial Honor Guard (to Include Pipe & Drum Corps)
GO-OMA-101.08 11/20/2009 Command Succession to Acting Chief of Police
GO-OMA-101.09 7/28/2011 Duties and Responsibilities of Sworn Officials
GO-OMA-101.10 9/20/2006 Organization of the Metropolitan Police Department
GO-101.11 2/10/1984 Organizational Staff Meetings and Departmental Staff Conferences
GO-PER-101.12 3/13/2012 Senior Police Officers
GO-PER-110.11 7/22/2002 Uniforms and Equipment
GO-PER-120.13 5/25/2004 Employee Indebtedness
GO-PER-120.21 4/13/2006 Disciplinary Procedures and Processes
GO-120.22 4/1/1977 Procedures for Handling Instances of Tardiness
GO-PER-120.23 1/16/2004 Serious Misconduct Investigations
GO-OMA-120.24 5/2/2010 Revocation/Restoration of Police Powers
GO-PER-120.25 2/19/2009 Processing Citizen Complaints
GO-PER-120.28 4/11/2007 PPMS and SSP
GO-201.01 2/24/1992 Non Uniformed Assignments
GO-201.02 8/12/1994 Rewards Programs
GO-201.03 8/10/1998 Grievance Procedures
GO-201.04 11/21/1980 Special Assignment Positions
GO-PER-201.05 3/1/2001 Awards Policy
GO-PER-201.06 9/5/2003 Sworn Personnel Service and Longevity Step Increases
GO-201.07 8/10/1990 Review Boards
GO-PER-201.08 5/22/2009 Outside Training
GO-PER-201.09 2/17/2005 Equal Employment Opportunity Program
GO-201.11 11/23/1993 Transfers and Changes in Assignments
GO-PER-201.12 6/14/2011 Legal Counsel for Employees
GO-PER-201.13 2/27/2006 Photographing and Fingerprinting Employees of the Department
GO-201.15 12/4/1977 Retirement Program
GO-PER-201.17 4/16/2004

Outside Employment

GO-201.18 11/23/1993 Detail Assignments
GO-PER-201.19 11/23/2011 Employee Personnel Records
GO-PER-201.20 4/13/2006 Performance Management System (PMS) for Sworn Members in the Rank/Position of Civil Service Sergeant, Investigative Personnel and Officer
GO-PER-201.21 1/6/2005 Limitations on Work Hours
GO-PER-201.22 6/1/2005 Fire and Police Disciplinary Action Procedures Act of 2004
GO-PER-201.23 12/20/2006 Station Clerk Duties
GO-201.24 10/18/1972 Investigators
GO-201.25 6/20/1980 Motorcycle Officers
GO-PER-201.26 4/6/2011 Duties, Responsibilities and Conduct of Members of the Department
GO-PER-201.27 9/3/2008

The Master Patrol Officer Program

GO-201.28 3/27/1990 Metropolitan Police Employee Assistance Program (MPEAP)
GO-PER-201.29 03/19/2008 Police Officer Initial Training Program
GO-PER-201.30 7/27/2001 Scheduling and Attendance of In-Service Training
GO-PER-201.31 5/6/2001 Policing for Prevention: Use of High Visibility Patrol Tactics
GO-PER-201.32 5/6/2001 Policing for Prevention: High Visibility Deployment of Sworn Personnel
GO-PER-201.33 5/22/2009

Field Training Program

GO-PER-201.35 3/25/2001 Customer Service Standards and Testing
GO-RAR-201.36 4/11/2005 Metropolitan Police Department Sworn Law Enforcement Officer Code of Ethics
GO-202.01 12/1/1972 Designation and Notification of Essential Civilian Employees
GO-OMA-203.01 8/19/2008 Use of the Twenty-Four Hour Time System and the Energy Policy Act of 2005
GO-OMA-203.02 10/7/2010 Displaying and Handling of the United States Flag
GO-STP-204.01 4/13/2001 Media
GO-204.02 9/17/1991 Police Sponsored Community Programs and Services
GO-204.03 1/31/1994 HEROES, Incorporated
GO-OPS-204.04 12/1/2003 Ride-Along Program
GO-OPS-204.05 11/16/2010 Freedom of Information
GO-OPS-204.06 6/13/2003 Victim/Witness Services
GO-OPS-204.07 4/15/2002 Provisions for Homeless Persons During Periods of Cold Weather
GO-OPS-204.10 10/28/2004 Policing for Prevention
GO-205.01 11/5/1978 Administrative Recordkeeping
GO-205.02 12/9/1991 Forms Management and Printing Control Programs
GO-205.03 7/9/1978 Records Retention and Disposition
GO-205.04 7/3/1980 Copy Management Program
GO-206.01 11/5/1978 Time and Attendance
GO-206.02 5/7/1978 Granting of Advanced Annual or Sick Leave or Leave without Pay
GO-207.01 4/30/1992 Clearance Procedures
GO-301.01 12/28/1979 Vehicle Operation and Maintenance
GO-OPS-301.02 11/13/2007 Specialized Mission Units
GO-OPS-301.03 2/25/2003 Vehicular Pursuits
GO-OPS-301.04 9/16/2010 Motor Vehicle Take Home Program
GO-OPS-301.05 12/15/2006 Off-Duty Use of Government-Owned or Leased Motor Vehicles
GO-301.06 8/13/1984 Headquarters Administrative Motor Pool
GO-PER-301-07 9/13/2010 Use of Provately Owned Vehicles for Official Metropolitan Police Department Business


10/23/1981 Vehicular Driving Safety Program
GO-301.09 12/14/1992 Bicycle Patrol Unit
GO-301.10 10/27/1980 Motorscooters
GO-OPS-301.11 7/9/2008 Operation and Use of Police Segways
GO-302.01 4/28/1981 Calls for Police Service
GO-SPT-302.02 6/15/2004 Radio Broadcasts and Look-Outs
GO-302.04 10/18/1985 Transmitting of Telecommunications Messages
GO-302.05 10/27/1980 Radio Communications
GO-302.06 4/30/1992 The Washington Area Law Enforcement System (WALES)
GO-SPT-302.07 6/11/2003 Washington Area Criminal Intelligence Information Systems (WACISS)
GO-SPT-302.08 3/16/2011 Metropolitan Police Department Wide Arean Network (MPDNet)
GO-SPT-302.09 3/21/2012 Use and Operation of Mobile Data Computers
GO-SPT-302.10 2/21/2007 Mobile Device Security
GO-303.01 4/30/1992 Traffic Enforcement
GO-303.02 12/28/1979 Notices of Infraction Procedures
GO-OPS-303.03 11/16/2006 Tow Crane Operation and Enforcement
GO-SPT-303.05 1/12/2012 Revoking Operator Permits
GO-303.06 3/21/1974 Erection of Temporary No Parking Signs, Granting of Special Parking Privileges, and Detailing of Police at Private Gatherings and for Escort Service
GO-OPS-303.07 6/11/2003 Police Arrangements for Election Day Voting Process
GO-303.08 2/7/1983 Reciprocity Concerning Non-Commercial Motor Vehicle Registration and Identification
GO-OPS-303.09 5/12/2010 License Plate Reader Program
GO-OPS-303.10 10/1/2010 Automated Traffic Enforcement Program
GO-304.01 10/11/1987 Operation and Management of Criminal Investigations
GO-OPS-304.03 8/22/2011 Missing Person Report
GO-SPT-304.04 7/12/2011 Interception of Wire and Oral Communications
GO-OPS-304.05 6/12/2003 Confidential Funds
GO-OPS-304.06 8/25/2011

Adult Sexual Assault Investigations

GO-304.08 4/30/1992 Collection of Physical Evidence; Utilization of the Crime Scene Examination Section and Crime Scene Search Officers
GO-SPT-304.09 5/18/2004 Truth Verification Devices
GO-304.10 7/1/1973 Police-Citizen Contacts, Stops and Frisks
GO-OPS-304.11 11/7/2003 Intrafamily Offenses
GO-SPT-304.13 4/30/2004 The Use of Photographs in Criminal Investigations
GO-OPS-304.14 10/13/2011 Interaction with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
GO-OPS-304.15 3/19/2007 Unbiased Policing
GO-SPT-304.16 2/2/2006 Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations
GO-SPT-304.17 7/18/2008 Bait Car Program
GO-SPT-304.18 9/15/2010 Language Access Program
GO-OPS-304.19 7/19/2012 Video Recording, Photographing, and Audio Recording of Metropolitan Police Department Members by the Public
GO-305.01 12/10/1990 Handling Juveniles
GO-305.02 11/18/1994 Truancy Awareness and Prevention Program (TAPP)
GO-RAR-306.01 2/18/2005 Canine Teams
GO-307.01 4/5/1974 Vice Complaints, Investigations and Arrests
GO-308.02 6/2/1980 Nuisances, Incidentals, Defects and PD Form 61D (Violation Citation)
GO-OPS-308.03 6/7/2007 Traffic Safety Compliance Checkpoints
GO-OPS-308.04 9/22/2000 Processing of Persons who may suffer from Mental Illnesses
GO-308.07 9/28/1993 Private Security
GO-OPS-308.11 12/29/2003 Handling Fire/EMS Incidents
GO-OPS-308.12 8/24/2001 Diplomats, Foreign Nationals and Resident Aliens
GO-OPS-308.14 10/31/2011 Interactions with Homeless Persons


Reimbursable Details for ABC Establishments
GO-OPS-309.03 4/4/2006 Forcible Entries/Property Damage Caused by MPD Police Action
GO-OPS-309.05 3/2/2007 Handling Kidnapping/Extortion Cases
GO-SPT-309.06 11/18/2010 Child Abuse and Neglect
GO-RAR-310.01 3/7/2003 U.S. Capitol Police
GO-310.03 12/1/1971 Executive Protective Service
GO-RAR-310.04 8/30/2002 Mutual Aid Agreement
GO-310.06 10/7/1976 Metro Transit Police
GO-310.07 1/9/1998 Metropolitan Police Department's Functional Relationship with the District of Columbia Housing Authority Police Department
GO-RAR-310.08 5/13/2005 MPD School Safety Division
GO-RAR-310.09 5/13/2005 Information Exchange Protocols Between District Personnel and School Safety Division
GO-SPT-302.11 10/2/2008 Telecommunications Devices
GO-SPT-401.01 7/19/2012 Field Reporting System
GO-SPT-401.02 4/22/2002 Crash Review Board
GO-SPT-401.03 6/25/2012 Traffic Crash Reports
GO-401.04 12/1/1972 Reporting Violations of the A.B.C. Regulations and the "General License Law"
GO-SPT-401.07 9/3/2004 Animal Complaints and Reporting Animal Bites
GO-401.08 10/17/1994 Notification of Next of Kin in Cases of Serious Injuries or Fatalities
GO-SPT-401.10 7/22/2002 Telephone Reporting Unit/Walk-In Reporting System
GO-SPT-403.01 1/30/2004 Solicitation and Acceptance of Donations
GO-SPT-404.01 2/26/2004 Deposits with the D.C. Treasurer


1/6/2012 Processing Reimbursable Details
GO-PER-404.06 7/31/2002 Roll Call Training
GO-SPT-401.11 2/10/2012 Citizen Online Reporting System
GO PCA-501.02 10/16/2007 Handling Interactions with Transgender Individuals
GO-PCA-501.03 2/25/2003 Handling Intoxicated Persons
GO-PCA-501.04 1/30/2007 Conducting Police Business in Government Buildings
GO-PCA-501.05 7/15/2004 Arrests of Armed Forces Personnel
GO-PCA-501.06 11/22/2002 Fugitives From Justice
GO-501.07 12/1/1971 Arrest Procedures by Members of Departments Other than the Metropolitan Police Department
GO-PCA-501.08 8/15/2005 Arrest of Escapees From the D.C. Department of Corrections
GO-PCA-502.01 1/12/2001

Transportation of Prisoners

GO-502.02 9/28/2012 Handling Cases Involving Persons Suspected of "Driving While Intoxicated (PerSe)" or "Operating While Under the Influence"


Service of Communicable Disease Removal and Detention Orders
GO-PCA-502.05 8/26/2010 Use of the Detention Journal
GO PCA-502.06 3/29/2007 Citation Release Program
GO-PCA-502.07 2/16/2011 Medical Treatment and Hospitalization of Prisoners
GO-PCA-503.03 12/19/2005 List of Bond and Collateral Applicable in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
GO-503.04 3/7/1986 Procedures and Responsibilities for the Acceptance of Collateral and Cash Bond
GO-601.01 4/30/1992 Recording, Handling and Disposition of Property Coming into the Custody of the Department
GO-SPT-601.02 2/3/2004 Preservation of Potentially Discoverable Material
GO-SPT-601.03 3/3/2004 Handling and Accounting for Seized and Forfeited Property
GO-602.01 5/26/1972 Automobile Searches and Inventories
GO-603.01 12/23/1983 Requisitioning Supplies and Services
GO-OPS-603.07 12/19/2002 Closed Circuit Television Cameras
GO-PCA-701.01 12/31/2008 Courts and Hearings
GO-PCA-701.03 9/29/2010

Handling Assaults on Police Officers

GO-PCA-701.04 11/10/2011

Service of Civil Summons and Subpoenas Upon Members of the Department

GO-PCA-701.06 8/2/2005 Court Appearance Notifications
GO-702.01 10/20/1986 Arrest and Bench Warrants
GO-702.02 9/21/1981 Juvenile Custody Orders
GO-HSC-800.02 12/26/2006 Incident Command System
GO-HSC-802.02 11/3/2006 Radiation Detection Program
GO-HSC-802.04 6/1/2009 Hazardous Materials
GO-HSC-802.06 08/19/2011 Suspicious Activity Reporting Program
GO-HSC-803.02 3/6/2012 Snow Deployment Plan
GO-OPS-803.03 7/15/2004 Electrical Power Crisis
GO-HSC-803.05 1/27/2010 Emergency Traffic Posts
GO-HSC-803.07 12/14/2010 Air Support Unit
GO-HSC-804.01 2/3/2011 Responding to Campus Incidents
GO-OPS-805.02 4/26/2004 The Special Threat Action Team
GO-OPS-805.03 1/6/2005 Specialized Equipment Support Unit
GO-HSC-805.04 4/21/2009 Bomb Threats and Explosive Devices
GO-OPS-806.01 1/6/2012 Reimbursable Details, Police Escorts, and Special Events
GO-RAR-901.01 6/12/2008 Handling of Service Weapons
GO-RAR-901.04 10/7/2002 Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) Spray
GO-RAR-901.07 10/7/2002 Use of Force
GO-RAR-901.08 10/7/2002 Use of Force Investigations
GO-RAR-901.09 5/15/2009 Use of Force Review Board
GO-RAR-901.10 10/7/2002 Carrying Weapons and Transporting Prisoners Aboard Aircraft
GO-RAR-901.11 10/7/2002 Force-Related Duty Status Determination
GO-SPT-902.01 6/27/2012 Firearm Registration and Receipt of Abandoned or Found Weapons