General Orders are statements of policy and procedure dealing with major operational and administrative areas.
While the manual does set forth specific procedures to which adherence is expected, it is not intended to address all situations encountered by members of the Department. The judicious exercise of discretion is often required; and, with this in mind, the manual serves as a supplement to individual training and experience. This document will be periodically updated and amended to reflect changes in law and to meet the needs of its users in terms of policy and procedure.
The underlying purpose of the document is to achieve uniformity and an orderly approach to the accomplishment of our goals.
Certain information, such as tactics, may be redacted or omitted so as not to compromise the safety of officers.