General Orders

A limited number of the enclosed City of Charlottesville Police Department General Orders have been redacted. The redactions ensure that the Police Department’s operational and tactical responses are withheld for community and Officer Safety (e.g, bank alarm response, response to an active threat, and Tactical Operations).

General Orders

  1. 100 00 - Go Statement of Commitment (PDF)
  2. 180 10 - Organization of Department Directives (PDF)
  3. 180 15 - Command Directives - Standard Operating Procedures (PDF)
  4. 180 20 - Command Directives - Format and Placement (PDF)
  5. 190 00 - Department Forms Management (PDF)
  6. 200 00 - Department Goals and Objectives (PDF)
  7. 310 00 - Authority to Establish Department (PDF)
  8. 320 00 - Organization of Department - Administration and Supervisory Positions (PDF)
  9. 330 00 - Department Staffing (PDF)
  10. 331 00 - Continuity of Operations (PDF)
  11. 340 00 - ORGANIZATION OF DEPARTMENT - COMMANDS
  12. 340 15 - Police Chaplains Program (PDF)
  13. 341 11 - Planning and Research (PDF)
  14. 343 11 - School Resource Officer (PDF)
  15. 344 00 - Credit Card Usage and Cash Disbursement (PDF)
  16. 344 05 - Receipt and Disbursement of Cash (PDF)
  17. 400 00 - Code of Conduct Guidelines (PDF)
  18. 400 05 - Biased Based Policing (PDF)
  19. 400 15 - Personal Appearance Jewlery Tattoos and Grooming (PDF)
  20. 400 25 - Uniforms (PDF)
  21. 400 30 - Loss or Damage to Department Issued Equipment (PDF)
  22. 400 35 - Badge of Authority Pins Medals Insignias (PDF)
  23. 400 40 - Selection and Hiring (PDF)
  24. 400 42 - Assignment to Specialized Positions (PDF)
  25. 400 45 - Promotions (PDF)
  26. 450 10 - Recognition and Awards Program (PDF)
  27. 510 00 - Police Department Building Security (PDF)
  28. 510 00 - Police Department Building Security (PDF)
  29. 512 01 - Off-Duty and Extra-Duty Employment (PDF)
  30. 513 00 - Physical Fitness (PDF)
  31. 513 05 - Training - General (PDF)
  32. 513.10 - Field Training Officer Program (PDF)
  33. 514 03 - Recovery of Stolen Vehicles (PDF)
  34. 515 05 - Department Inspection Services (PDF)
  35. 515 10 - Receipt and Storage of Department Owned Property (PDF)
  36. 517 00 - Disciplinary Procedures - Part 1 (PDF)
  37. 517 01 - Internal Investigations and Citizen Complaints (PDF)
  38. 517 02 - Accident Review Board (PDF)
  39. 517 03 - Sexual Harassment (PDF)
  40. 517 04 - Lawsuit Papers (PDF)
  41. 517 05 - Performance Evaluations (PDF)
  42. 517 06- Suspension of Police Powers (PDF)
  43. 517 07 - Duty to Disclose (PDF)
  44. 517 08 - Social Media (PDF)
  45. 517 10 - Use of Sick Leave (PDF)
  46. 517.00 - Disciplinary Procedures - Part 2 (PDF)
  47. 522 01 - Next-of-Kin Notifications (PDF)
  48. 522 05 - Death of Officer-Line of Duty Death 2 (PDF)
  49. 522 15 - Incident Reports (PDF)
  50. 522 25 - Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (PDF)
  51. 523 00 - Victim-Witness Services (PDF)
  52. 523 05 - Community Relations (PDF)
  53. 523 09 - AED (PDF)
  54. 523 10 - Electronic Communications Equipment (PDF)
  55. 523 20 - Handling Requests for Information (FOIA) (PDF)
  56. 523 25 - Media Relations (PDF)
  57. 523 30 - Ride-Along (PDF)
  58. 530 10 - Department Case Management System (2) (PDF)
  59. 531 01 - Annoying Threatening or Obscene Telephone Calls (PDF)
  60. 531 03 - Mental Illness Response (PDF)
  61. 531.02 - Domestic Violence-Lap (PDF)
  62. 532 00 - Sexual Assault (PDF)
  63. 533 01 - Noise Disturbance Calls (PDF)
  64. 533 02 - Animal Control Calls (PDF)
  65. 534 00 - Juvenile Matters (PDF)
  1. 534 04 - Interviewing Juveniles at School (PDF)
  2. 534.02 - Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (PDF)
  3. 536 02 - Constitutional Procedures (PDF)
  4. 536 03 - Arrest With-Without Warrant- Alternatives to Arrest (PDF)
  5. 536 04 - Limited English Proficiency (PDF)
  6. 536 10 - Diplomatic Immunity and Rights of Foreign Nationals (PDF)
  7. 536 15 - Investigations Involving Public Intoxication (PDF)
  8. 536.05 - Processing of Prisoners (PDF)
  9. 536.07 - Arrest Records and Processing (PDF)
  10. 536.08 - Trespassing Enforcement (PDF)
  11. 536.25 - Prisoner Transportation-Detained Persons (PDF)
  12. 537 00 - Response to Resistance - General (PDF)
  13. 537 27 - Firearms Instructors (PDF)
  14. 537 30 - Firearms Management and Training (PDF)
  15. 537 31- Firearms-Off Duty Action Regulations (1) (PDF)
  16. 537 32 - Firearms Remedial Training (PDF)
  17. 537 35 - Retired Officer Handgun Qualification (PDF)
  18. 538 00 - SWAT (PDF)
  19. 538 01 - SWAT - Activation Procedures (PDF)
  20. 538 02 - Hostage-Barricade Incidents (PDF)
  21. 538 03 - Crisis Negotiation Team (PDF)
  22. 538 04 - Bomb Threats and Bomb Incidents (PDF)
  23. 538 05 - Bank Alarm Procedure (PDF)
  24. 538 06 - Unsecured Building and Burglary Alarms (PDF)
  25. 538 07 - Robbery in Progress-Robbery Alarms (PDF)
  26. 538 09 - Critical Incident Command Post (PDF)
  27. 538 10 - Search and Rescue Operations (PDF)
  28. 538 11 - Crisis Negotiation Team - Activation Procedures (PDF)
  29. 538 12 - Police Dept Life Safety Policy (PDF)
  30. 538 13 - Patrol Response to Active Shooters in Public Schools or Buildings (PDF)
  31. 538 15 - Civil Disturbance-Unrest (PDF)
  32. 538.08 - Critical Incident Management Team (PDF)
  33. 539 20 - Canine Team (PDF)
  34. 539 21- COMFORT CANINE
  35. 540 20 - Traffic Direction and Control (PDF)
  36. 540 30 - Traffic Enforcement (PDF)
  37. 540 35 - Cmv Enforcement (PDF)
  38. 540 40 - Motorist Assist Guidelines (PDF)
  39. 540 50 - Vehicle Escorts (PDF)
  40. 541 10 - Mobile Recording Systems (PDF)
  41. 541 11 - City Camera Security System (PDF)
  42. 541 18 - Professional Traffic Stops (PDF)
  43. 541 20 - Traffic-Speed Enforcement (PDF)
  44. 541 22 - Juvenile Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle (PDF)
  45. 541 25 - Emergency Operation of Police Vehicles (PDF)
  46. 541 27 - Vehicle Pursuits (PDF)
  47. 541 31 - DUI and DUID (PDF)
  48. 541 35 - Enforcement Vehicles and Equipment (PDF)
  49. 541 37- Take-Home Vehicle Program (PDF)
  50. 541 40 - Special Purpose Vehicles (PDF)
  51. 541 45 - Inspection of Department Vehicles (PDF)
  52. 541 50 - Towed Seized and Impounded Vehicles (PDF)
  53. 542 01 - Vehicle Crash Investigation (PDF)
  54. 542 05 - Traffic Unit Crash Team (PDF)
  55. 561 01 - Statewide Interdepartment Radio System (SIRS) (PDF)
  56. 561 03 - Department Communication Functions (PDF)
  57. 561 10 - Maintaining Records of Calls for Service (PDF)
  58. 561.02 - Communications - Radio Procedures (PDF)
  59. 562 05 - Maintenance and Release of Criminal History DMV and Incident Records (PDF)
  60. 562 15 - Legal Process Control and Service (PDF)
  61. 562 20 - VCIN-NCIC Utilization (PDF)
  62. 562 25 - Execution of Legal Process (PDF)
  63. 570 00 - External Relationships With Other Government Agencies (PDF)
  64. 570 10 - Special Events (PDF)
  65. 570 20 - VIP-Dignitary Security Protection (PDF)