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WUPD Policies

Washington University Police Department’s General Orders are policies and procedures designed to give Officers and Civilian staff a clear guide to dealing with the wide variety of situations that Police personnel must handle, ensuring that all services are offered and accomplished in an effective, legal, and ethical manner. 

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 annual reviews and 4-year assessments. Their evaluation of the General Orders is one of the determining factors in maintaining our accreditation.

General Orders must be read and acknowledged by all personnel to whom they apply, and in some cases, testing is provided to ensure understanding.