The Columbus Police Department’s General Orders are approved the Columbus Board of Public Works and Safety and follow nationally recognized best practices.  CPD is accredited by both CALEA (Commission on the Accreditation for the Law Enforcement Agencies) and the ILEAC (Indiana Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission).

CPD’s General Orders are numbered according to CALEA guidelines in regards to policies that are applicable and enforced by the Columbus Police Department. No information has been omitted.

General Order 1: Law Enforcement Role and Authority

General Order 3: Contractual Agreements for Law Enforcement Officers

General Order 4: Use of Force 

General Order 11: Organization and Administration 

General Order 12: Direction

General Order 15: Goals and Objectives

General Order 17: Fiscal Management and Agency Property 

General Order 21: Classification and Delineation of Duties and Responsibilities

General Order 22: Personnel Management System 

General Order 26: Disciplinary Procedures and Internal Affairs 

General Order 31: Recruitment and Selection

General Order 32: Selection 

General Order 33: Training and Career Development 

General Order 34: Promotion 

General Order 35: Performance Evaluations 

General Order 40: Crime Analysis and Intelligence

General Order 41: Patrol

General Order 42: Criminal Investigation 

General Order 43: Vice, Drugs and Organized Crime

General Order 44: Juvenile Operations

General Order 45: Volunteers

General Order 46: Critical Incidents, Special Operations and Homeland Security

General Order 54: Public Information

General Order 61: Traffic 

General Order 70: Detainee Transportation

General Order 71: Processing and Temporary Detention

General Order 74: Legal Process

General Order 81: Communications

General Order 82: Central Records

General Order 83: Collection and Preservation of Evidence

General Order 84: Property and Evidence Control