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General Orders

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The Clayton Police Department is pleased to provide the public with access to our General Orders. General Orders are policies and procedures designed to assist all employees of the police department with accomplishing our mission in a professional and lawful manner. All employees have the responsibility to know and abide by these General Orders.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), which is the primary accrediting authority for law enforcement, evaluates our General Orders and adherence to them during their assessment process every three years. This evaluation of the General Orders is one of the determining factors in maintaining our accreditation.

Our purpose for making these General Orders available is to show we operate by a specific set of guidelines ensuring honesty and integrity. General Orders that are identified by title only contain information about police procedures which could jeopardize officer safety if released. Any questions regarding these policies should be directed in writing to Lt. Jack Abell at

General Orders By Title Only

  • Bomb Plan
  • Civil Disturbance Plan
  • Fire Plan
  • GO-00-14 Visitor Security Badges
  • GO-00-29 Foot Pursuits
  • GO-01-02 Emergency Mobilization
  • GO-04-21 Alarm Response
  • GO-06-18 Homeland Security - Collection, Dissemination of Terrorism Intelligence
  • GO-07-04 Staffing
  • GO-07-15 Vice, Narcotics, and Organized Crime Investigations
  • GO-08-04 Electronic Tracking System (ETS)
  • GO-08-06 Shift Hours
  • GO-08-07 Patrol Assignment-Rotation Process
  • GO-09-21 Radio Communications
  • GO-09-25 Major Incident Response-Justice Center
  • GO-12-02 Authorized Weapons
  • GO-12-02A Authorized Weapons
  • GO-13-04 Municipal Court Security
  • GO-13-04A Municipal Court Security
  • GO-13-04B Municipal Court Security
  • GO-13-09 Fire Safety Evacuation Plan
  • GO-14-11 Active Threats
  • GO-99-66 Roll Call
  • GO-99-74 Vehicle Stops

General Orders

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