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Written Directives: Circulars

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.


Written Directives: Circulars

Circular Number Date Title
CIR-01-03 2/28/2001 Landlord Self-Help Evictions
CIR-03-03 8/15/2003 Omnibus Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002
CIR-03-16 12/3/2003 Clergy Response Teams
CIR-04-06 5/28/2004 Excessive Idling of Vehicles
CIR-04-10 8/4/2004 Arrest Guidelines for Failing to Make One’s Identity Known to Police
CIR-07-04 6/6/2007 Civil Infractions for Moving, Parking, and Hack Violations
CIR-07-05 6/28/2007 People First Respectful Language Modernization Act of 2006
CIR-07-09 11/30/2007 The "Omnibus Public Safety Amendment Act of 2006"
CIR-07-10 12/24/2007

Hypothermia Guidelines

CIR-08-02 7/17/2008 Designation of the Office of Disability Rights as the EEO Counselor for Employees with Disabilities
CIR-08-04 9/5/2008 Announcement of the 2008 Master Patrol Officer Selection Process
CIR-08-05 9/5/2008 Announcement of the 2008 Desk Sergeant Selection Process
CIR-09-03 6/1/2009 Hazardous Materials Information
CIR-09-08 11/18/2009 New D.C. Vehicle Registration & New Car Inspection Stickers
CIR-10-01 3/26/2010 The Hatch Act (Permitted and Prohibited Political Activities)
CIR-10-03 6/1/2010 Changes to Title 18, DCMR, Chapter 26 (Civil Fines for Motor Vehicle Moving Infractions)
CIR-12-01 1/3/2012 Barring Notices
CIR-12-14 9/21/2012 Comprehensive Impaired Driving Act of 2012
CIR-12-16 10/19/2012 Announcement of the 2012 Investigator Selection Process
CIR-12-17 12/3/2012 Changes to Title 18, DCMR, Chapter 26 (Civil Fines for Motor Vehicle Moving Infractions)
CIR-13-04 2/1/2013 Announcement of the 2013 Promotional Selection Process for Sergeant and Lieutenant
CIR-13-05 2/1/2013 Announcement of the 2013 Promotional Selection Process Captain
CIR-13-14 7/12/13 2013 Promotional Selection Process Assessment Phase for the Ranks of Lieutenant and Captain
CIR-14-03 4/15/2014 Good Samaritan Law on Alcohol- and Drug-Related Overdoses
CIR-14-06 4/18/2014 New Expanded Laws for Alcohol Manufacturers
CIR-14-07 6/20/2014 Limited Purpose Credential
CIR-14-08 6/26/2014 Help for Domestic Vilence Victims with Pets
CIR-14-11 10/7/2014 New DC Dealer Identification Tag
CIR-16-02 4/19/2016 Residential Parking Enforcement
CIR-16-04 6/9/2016 Barring Notices
CIR-16-07 12/9/2016 Announcement of the 2017 Detective Grade One Selection Process
CIR-16-08 12/9/2016 Announcement of the 2017 Investigator Selection Process
CIR 17-01 1/13/2017

Change to “Blocking Passage” Charge

CIR-17-02 1/26/2017 Stun Gun Regulation Emergency Amendment Act of 2016
CIR-17-07 8/4/2017

Standard of Care for Animals Emergency Amendment Act of 2017

CIR-17-09 11/7/2017 Index of Published Directives
CIR-17-10 12/21/2017 Controlled Substance Testing Emergency