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345 Policy Directives

File Number Title Category Revision
PD265 FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR DUI FIRST OFFENDER PROGRAM NON-COMPLIANCE HEARING Policy 03/25/2021
PD263 REV USE OF FORCE/RESPONSE TO RESISTANCE Policy 10/30/2020
PD229 (2nd) PROCESS FOR ENTERING A GUILTY PLEA WITHOUT THE APPEARANCE OF THE DEFENDANT Policy 05/12/2020
PD264 JOB MODIFICATIONS FOR UNIFORMED SERVICES PERSONNEL Policy 10/02/2019
A_ORD_2019_2 Administrative Order 2019-2 Order 09/16/2019
PD232 (1st) E-FILING Policy 07/08/2019
A_ORD_2019_1 Administrative Order 2019-1 Order 07/08/2019
PD251 REV PAID ADVERTISING SHOWN ON VIDEO MONITORS IN COURT LOBBIES Policy 06/05/2019
PD227 1st PROCEDURES FOR ELECTRONICALLY FILED UNIFORM TRAFFIC COMPLAINT AND SUMMONS FORMS Policy 03/15/2019
PD235 2nd DISPOSITION OF CASES THROUGH THE POLICE PROSECUTION PROCESS Policy 03/15/2019
PD091 REV PROCEDURES REGARDING THE ISSUANCE OF CAPIASES Policy 03/15/2019
PD151 REV ADMINISTRATION OF OATHS OR AFFIRMATIONS BY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURT PERSONNEL AND NOTARIES PUBLIC Policy 03/04/2019
PD263 USE OF FORCE/RESPONSE TO RESISTANCE Policy 01/22/2019
PD262 TRANSFER OF DELINQUENT CIVIL TRAFFIC OFFENSES TO OSCCE FOR COLLECTIONS Policy 01/14/2019
PD242 3rd BAIL FORM: IMPLEMENTATION OF HOUSE BILL 204, WITH DELPAT AND DECISION-MAKING PROCESS Policy 12/27/2018
PD261 NEW GUN RELINQUISHMENT LAWS Policy 11/02/2018
PD259 CONDUCTED ELECTRICAL WEAPONS Policy 09/26/2018
PD260 USE OF PHYSICAL FORCE SYSTEMS AND TRAINING Policy 09/26/2018
PD258 FILING FEE WAIVER FOR INDIGENT PREPRESENTATION Policy 09/19/2018
PD074 REV DEFENDANT HISTORY FORMS REVISED Policy 08/01/2018
PD257 FIREARMS POLICIES AND TRAINING PROGRAMS Policy 05/24/2018
PD256 USE, DEPLOYMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF BALLISTIC VESTS Policy 05/09/2018
PD254 RELEASE OF JUVENILE TO PARENT OR GUARDIAN UPON ARREST Policy 01/19/2018
PD231 1ST TRUANCY CONTEMPT Policy 12/15/2017
PD255 EXPUNGEMENT PROCESS FOR RECORDS REALTING TO ENTERING OR REMAINING IN A PACKAGE STORE OR UNDERAGE POSSESSION OR CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL Policy 12/08/2017