General Orders

The Port Washington Police Department applied for and was accepted as a candidate agency seeking Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation on February 6, 2006.

Between June 8-10, 2010, a team of three Wisconsin Law Enforcement Accreditation Group Assessors evaluated the department's accreditation files, facility, spoke with personnel and held a community listening session about the accreditation process. Their assessment report was evaluated by the WILEAG governing board on July 23, 2010. Following this, the WILEAG governing board voted unanimously to grant accreditation status to the Port Washington Police Department.

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State of Wisconsin
Mandatory Policies
General Order  1.2.3 Harassment in the Workplace and Privacy in Lockers Rooms
General Order  1.6.1 Agency Jurisdiction and Expander of Jurisdiction
General Order  4.2.1 Internal Affairs
General Order  5.1.1 Use of Force
General Order  5.1.2 Deadly Force
General Order  6.1.2 Vehicle Pursuits
General Order  6.3.4 Eyewitness Identification
General Order  6.3.6 Domestic Violence
General Order  6.6.3 Reporting of Child Abuse
General Order  10.1.1 Records and Public Information
Chapter #1
Organization and Management Role
General Order  1.1.1 Agency Role
General Order  1.2.1 Employee Role
General Order  1.2.2 Code of Conduct
General Order  1.2.3 Harassment in the Workplace
General Order  1.3.1 Structure, Accountability and Command Authority
General Order  1.3.2 Administrative Reporting and Legal Advice
General Order  1.4.1 Written Orders System
General Order  1.5.1 Fiscal Management/Agency Owned Property
General Order  1.6.1 Agency Jurisdiction and Expander of Jurisdiction
General Order  1.6.2 Mutual Aid
General Order  1.7.1 Law Enforcement Authority
General Order  1.7.2 Search and Seizure
General Order  1.7.3 Arrest Procedures Seizure
General Order  1.7.4 Use of Discretion
General Order  1.7.5 Strip Searches
General Order  1.7.6 Biased-Based Policing
General Order  1.8.1 Contractual Services
General Order  1.9.1 Line of Duty Death
General Order  1.10.1 Department Internet & Email Access and Use
General Order  1.11.1 Social Media
Chapter #2
Personnel Services
General Order  2.1.1 Collective Bargaining
General Order  2.2.1 Grievance Procedures
General Order  2.3.1 Job Classifications
General Order  2.4.1 Overtime/Call-In
General Order  2.4.2 Uniforms/Equipment and Dress Code
General Order  2.4.4 Medical Circumstances
General Order  2.4.5 Off Duty Employment
General Order  2.5.1 Performance Evaluations
General Order  2.6.1 Promotional Processes
General Order  2.7.1 Auxiliary Personnel
Chapter #3
Recruitment/Selection
General Order  3.1.1 Recruitment/Selection
Chapter #4
Commendations/Disciplinary Procedures
General Order  4.1.1 Commendations
General Order  4.2.1 Internal Affairs
General Order  4.2.2 Disciplinary Procedures
Chapter #5
Management of Resistance/Aggression
General Order  5.1.1 Use of Force
General Order  5.1.2 Deadly Force
Chapter #6
Operations
General Order  6.1.1 Patrol: Operation of Police Vehicles
General Order  6.1.2 Vehicle Pursuits
General Order  6.1.3 Missing Persons Investigations
General Order  6.1.4 Anatomical Gifts
General Order  6.1.5 Police Ride-Along Program
General Order  6.1.6 Intoxicated and Incapacitated Persons
General Order  6.1.7 Mobile Data Computer System
General Order  6.1.8 Mobile Audio/Video Recording Equipment
General Order  6.2.1 Traffic
General Order  6.2.2 Traffic Stops and Approach to Violator's Vehicle
General Order  6.2.3 Impairment Due to Alcohol and/or Drugs
General Order  6.2.4 Traffic Crash Procedures
General Order  6.2.5 Other Traffic Related Duties
General Order  6.3.1 Criminal Investigations
General Order  6.3.2 Informants
General Order  6.3.3 Custodial Interrogation
General Order  6.3.4 Eyewitness Identification
General Order  6.3.6 Domestic Abuse
General Order  6.4.1 Criminal Intelligence
General Order  6.5.1 Special Investigations
General Order  6.6.1 Juvenile Procedures
General Order  6.6.2 Relinquishing Custody of Newborns
General Order  6.6.3 Reporting of Child Abuse
Chapter #7
Care of Detainee
General Order  7.1.1 Search/Transport of Detainee(s)
General Order  7.2.1 Holding Facility - Temporary
Chapter #8
Community Relations
General Order  10.1.1 Public Information Process - Refer to General Order 10.1.1
Chapter #9
Communications
General Order  9.1.1 Radio and Communications
Chapter #10
Records/Public Information
General Order  10.1.1 Records/Public Information
General Order  10.1.2 TIME System/Warrants and Wanted Person Files
Chapter #11
Evidence/Property Integrity
General Order  11.1.1 Collection and Preservation of Evidence/Property
General Order  11.2.1 Maintenance of Evidence/Property
Chapter #12
Training
General Order  12.1.1 Weapons and Ammunition
General Order  12.2.1 Employee Training
Chapter #13
Critical Incidents
General Order  13.1.1 Critical Incidents - All Hazard Plan
General Order  13.1.2 Special Operations
General Order  13.2.1 Planning and Organization - Critical Incidents
Chapter #14
Victim/Witness Assistance
General Order  14.1.1 Victim and Witness Rights and Services