Columbus Division of Police Publications


Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Directives Foreword

Mission and Values Statements

Official Oath

Code of Ethics, Division of Police

Code of Ethics, Law Enforcement

Operating Principles



Rules of Conduct

Rules of Conduct


Policy Statements

Policy Statements



3.01 Organizational Structure

3.02 Duties and Responsibilities of Personnel

3.03 Employee Development Programs

3.04 Directive and Information System

3.05 Administering Oaths

3.06 Leaves and Lodge CBA Release

3.07 Sick and Injury Leave, FMLA, Restricted Duty

3.08 Telephone Usage and Release of Personal Information

3.09 Professional Appearance

3.10 Complaints

3.11 Substitute Time

3.12 Promotional Assessment Career Evaluation (PACE)

3.13 Resignations, Retirements, and Dismissals

3.14 Representation by City Attorney

3.15 Boards and Committees

3.16 Awards and Recognition

3.17 Secondary Employment

3.18 Division Forms Development and Control

3.19 Lost, Damaged, or Malfunctioning Property

3.20 Funeral Arrangements

3.22 Jurisdiction

3.23 Firearms Regulations

3.24 Discharged Firearms

3.25 Use of Force

3.26 Equal Employment Opportunity, Nondiscrimination, and ADA

3.27 Vehicular Pursuits

3.29 Traffic Crashes Involving Division Personnel and Vehicles

3.30 Summons and Misdemeanor Citations

3.31 Traffic Crash Investigations

3.32 Enforcement of Traffic and Parking Violations

3.33 Impounding and Towing

3.34 Property and Evidence Handling

3.35 Handling of Juveniles

3.36 Handling Mentally Ill Individuals

3.37 Court Appearances

3.38 Serious Crime Scenes, Threatened Officer Protection, and Guard Duty

3.39 Surveillance/Stakeouts/Encountering Out-Of-Uniform Personnel

3.40 Transport and Slating

3.41 Death Investigation and Reports

3.42 Mutual Aid

3.43 Body Cavity and Strip Searches

3.44 Assignments and Transfers

3.45 Motor Vehicle Fleet

3.46 Underwater Search and Recovery

3.47 Stopping Tactics

3.48 Protection Orders

3.49 Reserve Police

3.50 Domestic Violence

3.51 Field Interview Reports

3.52 Training

3.53 Bias-Based Profiling

3.54 Watercraft Accident Investigations

3.55 Criminal Gang Identifiers

3.56 Missing Persons

3.58 Officer/Firefighter in Trouble Call

3.59 Ride-Along Program

3.60 Canine Unit

3.61 Long-Term Road Closure and Traffic Emergency Response Team (TERT)

3.62 Gas Guns and Grenades

3.63 Division Computer Systems

3.64 Sign and Foreign Language Interpreters

3.65 Domestic Violence Involving a Law Enforcement Employee

3.66 Division Property Acquisition and Inventory

3.67 Media Relations and Public Appearances

3.68 Police Service Requests and 311

3.69 Records Management

3.71 Inspections

3.72 OVI Violators

3.73 Command Protocol and Unity of Command

3.74 Personnel Involved in Traumatic Events

3.75 Civilian Employees Interacting With Citizens

3.76 Traffic Escorts

3.77 Grievance Coordination, Control, and Analysis

3.78 Safety Hazards and Aid to Citizens

3.79 Victim and Witness Assistance

3.80 Bureau Annual and Workload Assessment Reports

3.81 Strategic Plan

3.82 Civilian Performance Appraisals

3.83 Sworn Performance Evaluations

3.84 Discipline / Corrective Action

3.85 Travel

3.86 Compliments

3.87 Cruiser Video System

3.88 Mounted Unit

3.90 Emergency Vehicle Operations

3.91 Chemical Agents and Intermediate Weapons Regulations

3.92 Seizure/Forfeiture

3.93 Social Media

3.94 Arrests and Warrants


Police and Fire Joint Operations Directives

Police and Fire Foreword

Police and Fire#1, Ranks within the Divisions of Police and Fire

Police and Fire#2, Joint Operational Scenes

Informational Bulletins

IB # 07-02, The Role of the Division of Police in the Promotion Process

IB # 14-01, Accreditation Familiarization

IB # 10-01, Conceled Carry


Fleet Safety Manual

Travel Procedures and Guidelines, City of Columbus

Central Work Rules, City of Columbus

Interpreter Guide

Crisis Intervention Team and Guidelines for Dealing With Mentally Ill Individuals