General Orders

For information regarding general orders, please click on the list of topics below.

Accounting Portions of Hour

Armory Security

Arson and Unlawful Fires Investigations

Assigning Overtime

Automated License Plate Reader

Controlled Substances and Paraphernalia

COVID-19 Exposure-Mitigation-and-Procedures

Destroying Physical and Digital Media Containing Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI), California Law Enforcement Terminal System (CLETS), and Interstate Identification Index (III) Records

Digital Evidence

Disturbance of the Peace Second Response Notice

DUI Emergency Response Cost Recovery

Evaluation Process


File Access and Security

Gun Violence Restraining Orders


Issuance and Carrying of TASER

Officer of the Year

Protected Information

Remote Preliminary Hearings

Replacement of Police Department Vehicles

Report Writing

Reserve Officers P.O.S.T. Perishable Skills Program (PSP)

Scheduling and Staffing


Traffic Control Investigation

Traffic Collision Reporting Situations

Use of Force

Use of Out of Service Signs on Marked Emergency Vehicles

Use of Public Safety Facility Exercise Room

Use of Restraints in Unsecured Areas of Facility

Vehicle Pursuits


Revised WPD General Order 20-01 – Adoption and Implementation of Draft Policy

Void WPD General Order 20-04 – Adoption and Implementation of Draft Policy

WPD General Order 21-01- Adoption and Implementation of Draft Policy