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Written Directives: Special Orders

In order to help promote transparency, the MPD has posted policy statements issued by the Chief of Police (e.g., general orders, executive orders, and other directives) that are currently in effect for the department. As new and updated policies are published, they will be posted here. For additional information, the Policy and Standards Branch can be contacted in writing at 300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20001 or at [email protected].

 

Written Directives: Special Orders

S.O. Number Date Title
SO-79-80 10/1/1979 Records Disposition and Retention Schedule Number 2J 2nd Edition
SO-80-50 7/22/1980 Amendments of the General Orders Concerning Responsibilities for Conducting Investigations
SO-81-09 2/10/1981 Revisions to General Order 201.15
SO-82-36 9/21/1982 Transporting Persons Arrested by Special Police Officers
SO-83-21 3/2/1983 Drug Testing for Illicit Narcotic or Controlled Substance Use
SO-83-26 3/17/1983 Excused Absences
SO-84-25 4/27/1984 DEA Form 7 (Report of Drug Property Collected, Purchased or Seized)
SO-86-72 12/30/1986 Expansion of the Jurisdictional Responsibilities of the US Secret Service univormed Division
SO-87-01 1/13/1987 Procedures for Handling Instances of Tardiness
SO-87-32 9/3/1987 Policy on Responding to Subpoenas and Requests for Interviews in Connection with Investigations of District Agencies or Officials
SO-87-37 10/10/1987 Protective Equipment
SO-87-42 12/14/1987 Procedures for Conducting Joint Law Enforcement Operations
SO-88-20 6/6/1988 Catastrophic Illness/Injury Donation Program
SO-90-10 5/30/1990 Unauthorized Stickers on Department Vehicles
SO-91-05 6/27/1991

Request for Family and/or Medical Leave

SO-91-14 1/6/1992 Witness Protection Program
SO-93-15 9/2/1993 Vehicles Authorized for Department Use
SO-94-27 11/25/1994 Parolee Registration Program
SO-95-14 9/27/1995 Motor Vehicle Tinted Window Amendment Act of 1994

SO-96-01

1/16/1996 LOJACK Pilot Program
SO-96-07 5/20/1996 Revised Jurisdictional Boundaries Affecting the US Secret Service, the US Park Police and the Metropolitan Police Department
SO-96-10 7/10/1996 Change in Handling the Charge of "Failure to Comply with Order" when Enforcing Traffic Violations
SO-97-06 3/28/1997 Overtime Compensation
SO-98-38 11/20/1998 Personal Take Home Radios

SO-00-15

7/21/2000

Selection of Peer Support Team Members

SO-00-17

10/16/2000

Procedures for Handling Seized Monies

SO-00-19

8/16/2000

Compliance with Title II of the ADA

SO-01-07

3/2/2001

Fingerprinting Prisoners

SO-01-16

7/2/2001

Bias Related Hate Crimes

SO-01-24

8/20/2001

Administrative Leave for Academic Courses

SO-01-26

10/1/2001

Illegal Posters on Public Space

SO-02-28

12/16/2002

Court Schedule Verification System

SO-03-17

9/15/2003

PD Form 168 (Court Case Review), Prosecutor's Form 168-A (Prosecutor's Case Review Form) and PD Form 140 (Court Attendance Record)

SO 04 11

7/2/2004

Distracted Driving Safety Act of 2004

SO-04-13

7/15/2004

Desk Sergeant Selection Process

SO-04-17

9/3/2004

Issuance & Service of Grand Jury & Trial Subpoenas

SO-05-11

10/28/2005

Partners on Patrol

SO-06-03

3/29/2006

Records Retention and Evidence Preservation (Millicent Allewelt Act of 2004)

SO-06-04

7/7/2006

Guidelines for Scheduling Court Key Days

SO-06-12

8/9/2006

Enhanced Use of CCTV to Combat Crime

SO-07-08

12/17/2007

Visitor Parking Permits

SO-08-07 7/02/2008 Bicycle Recovery Procedures
SO-08-08 6/23/2008

Handling of Fireworks

SO-08-11 12/10/2008 Public Safety Officer’s Benefit Program
SO-08-12 12/17/2008 Pre-Trial Hold/Conditions of Release Request Form (PD Form 255-A)
SO-09-03 6/1/2009 Validation of Individuals as Members of a Criminal Gang
SO-10-06 8/11/2010 Fuel Key Procedures
SO-10-09 8/23/2010 Mobile AFIS Devices
SO-10-10 8/23/2010

Processing Arrestees Eligible for Bond, Citation Release and “Elect to Forfeit"

SO-10-11 9/13/2010

Authorization and Accountability for Metropolitan Police Department Vehicles

SO-10-13 9/29/2010 Issuance of Subpoenas in Criminal Investigations
SO-10-16 11/1/2010 Background Checks
SO-11-01 1/27/2011 Lactating Accommodation Policy
SO-11-02 2/3/2011 Adult Protective Services
SO-11-03 4/6/2011 Voluntary Leave Transfer Program
SO-11-04 3/30/2011 Information Technology Restricted Area Access and Asset Control
SO-11-09 5/25/2011 Arrest Books
SO-11-13 7/12/2011 Contagious Disease and Infestation Protocol
SO-11-14 8/19/2011 MPD Compliance with the National Child Search Assistance Act of 1990
SO-11-15 7/13/2011

Special Liaison Division

SO-11-21 11/28/2011 Unregistered Vehicle Enforcement
SO-11-22 12/1/2011

Bias-Related/Hate Crimes

SO-12-03 1/27/2012 Religious Head Covers and Other Articles of Faith
SO-12-05 2/22/2012 Car-Sharing Program Parking Spaces
SO-12-09 3/12/2012 Failure to Display Tags
SO-12-10 3/13/2012 Vehicle Oil Checks
SO-12-11 3/13/2012 Parking at Expired Parking Meters
SO-12-16 7/17/2012 Investigative Responsibilities for Reports of Injured Persons to Hospitals
SO-12-22 10/26/2012 Witness Canvasses
SO-12-24 10/26/2012 Lesson Plan and Curriculum Review
SO-13-04 5/14/2013 Investigative Support Unit
SO-13-05 6/21/2013 Sworn Member Scheduling
SO-13-07 8/29/2013 Traffic Enforcement Involving Non-Traditional Motor Vehicles
SO-13-08 8/29/2013

Medical Marijuana

SO-13-10 10/24/2013 Silver Alert
SO-13-13 11/27/2013

Photographs, Video Recordings, and Audio Recordings of Crime Scenes

SO-14-02 3/9/2014 Retirement Badges
SO-14-03 6/6/2014 Requesting Video Evidence
SO-14-05 7/30/2014 Command Information Center Traffic Desk
SO-14-06 8/1/2014 Littering Enforcement
SO-14-11 11/3/2014 Handheld Ticket Writers
SO-14-13 12/17/2014 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Program
SO-15-03 1/29/2015 The "Lively Standard"
SO-15-05 2/13/2015 AWARE Threat and Investigative Consoles
SO-15-07 2/26/2015

Legalization of Possession of Minimal Amounts of Marijuana for Personal Use Initiative of 2014 (Initiative 71)

SO-15-08 4/14/2015 Cell Phone Recovery Process
SO-16-04 2/26/2016 DC Streetcars
SO-16-06 6/3/2016 Social Media Checks for Background Investigations
SO-16-14 9/19/2016 Bait Bike Program
SO-17-03 6/23/2017 Digital Video Evidence Recovery (DIVRT) Kits
SO-17-04 6/23/2017 Nightlife Critical Incident Response Vehicles
SO-17-06 9/29/2017 Fiscal Year 2018 Police Officer Retention Program (PORP)
SO-17-10 12/12/2017

List of Eligible Candidates for Promotion to the Rank of Sergeant

SO-18-01 2/9/2018 Second Phase Fiscal Year 2018 Police Officer Retention Program (PORP)
SO-18-02 2/16/2018 Recruiting Referral Bonus