PURPOSE: The purpose of this Order is to establish comprehensive procedures for
Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVRO), including Gun Violence Emergency Protective Orders, Temporary Gun Violence Restraining Orders and Gun Violence Restraining Orders After Hearing. A GVRO is a civil restraining order prohibiting a named person from owning, purchasing, possessing, receiving or otherwise having under their custody or control any firearms, ammunition or magazines. Previously, Department personnel have been guided by Chief of Detectives Notice, Firearms Emergency Protective Order and Temporary Firearms Restraining Order – Established, dated November 18,2016. Recent changes to the law, specifically Assembly Bi11339, mandated all law enforcement entities in the State of California to enact written policies and standards for the handling of GVROs. Finally, this Order activates the Firearms Safekeeping Advisement, Form 15.40.04.
I. RESTRAINING ORDERS – REVISED. Department Manual Section 4/216.03,
Restraining Orders, has been revised. Attached is the revised Department Manual
section with the revisions indicated in italics.
II. GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS – ESTABLISHED. Attached is the
established Department Manual Section 4/216.05, Gun Violence Restraining Orders.
III. FIREARMS SAFEKEEPING ADVISEMENT – ACTIVATED. The Firearms
Safekeeping Advisement, Form 15.40.04, has been activated and is attached.
FORM AVAILABILITY: The Firearms Safekeeping Advisement is available in E-Forms on
the Department’s Local Area Network (LAN) and is attached for immediate use and duplication.
AMENDMENTS: This Order revises Section 4/216.03 and establishes Section 4/216.05 of the
AUDIT RESPONSIBILITY: The Commanding Officer, Audit Division, shall review this
directive and determine whether an audit or inspection shall be conducted in accordance with Department Manual Section 01080.30.
MICHEL R. MOORE
Chief of Police