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Model Policies are available on the following topics:

Active Shooter
Alzheimer's Disease
Bank Alarm Response
Barricaded Subjects
Bicycle Patrol
Body Armor
Body-Worn Cameras
Bomb Threats and Searches
Brady Disclosure Requirements
Canine Encounters (Law Enforcement Interactions w/Canines)
Career Development
Child Abuse
Children of Arrested Parents
Civilian Personnel
Civil Litigation
Communicable Disease Prevention
Conducting Stakeouts
Confidential Fund
Confidential Informants
Consular Notification and Access
Corruption Prevention
Court Appearance
Court Protection Orders
Crime Analysis
Crime Scene Processing
Criminal Intelligence
Criminal Investigation
Critical Incident Stress Management
Crowd Management and Control
Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Death Notification
Digital Cameras
Diplomatic Immunity
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence by Police Officers
Early Warning System
Electronic Control Weapons
Electronic Messaging
Electronic Recording of Interrogations and Confessions
Emergency Vehicular Warning Devices
Employee Drug Policy
Employee Mental Health Services
Employee Misconduct
Evidence Control
Excited Delirium
Executing Search Warrants
Eyewitness Identification
Family and Medical Leave
Field Interviews and Pat-Down Searches
Fire Response
Foot Pursuit
Grievance Procedures
Harassment and Discrimination
Hate Crimes
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Holding Facilities
Hostage Situations
Identity Crime
Impact Projectiles
Incident Command
Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled
Interrogations and Confessions
Interviewing and Interrogating Juveniles
Juvenile Curfew Enforcement
Juvenile Enforcement and Custody
Knife Safety and Usage
License Plate Readers
Line-of-Duty Deaths and Serious Injury
Major Crime Scenes
Mental Illness
Micro-Cassette Recorders
Missing Children
Missing Persons
Mobile Communication Devices
Mobile Video Recording Equipment
Motor Vehicle Crash Review Process
Motor Vehicle Impoundment
Motor Vehicle Inventories
Motor Vehicle Searches
Motor Vehicle Stops
Mutual Aid
Multi-Agency Investigation Teams
Obtaining a Search Warrant
Off-Duty Arrests
Officer-Involved Shootings, In-Custody Deaths, and Serious Uses of Force
Pandemic Flu Planning and Response Special Order
Patrol Rifle
Pepper Aerosol Restraint Spray
Performance Recognition Awards
Personally Assigned Vehicles
Personal Relationships in the Workplace Paper
Personnel Transfer and Rotation
Police-Citizen Contacts
Police-Media Relations
Polygraph Examinations
Post-Shooting Personnel Support
Preliminary Death Investigation
Protection of Firearms and Explosives
Recording Police Activity
Reporting Use of Force
Research Partnerships
Retaliatory Conduct by Employees
School Liaison
Secondary Employment
Sex Offenders
Sexual Assault
Social Media
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
Standards of Conduct
Strikes and Labor Disputes
Strip and Body Cavity Searches
Suicide Bombings
Suspicious Mail
Temporary Light Duty
Transportation of Prisoners
Unbiased Policing
Unmanned Aircraft
Use of Force - note: this document is a National Consensus Policy on Use of Force and is not a product of the IACP Law Enforcement Policy Center
Vehicle Crash Review Process
Vehicular Pursuit
Victims of Crime
Written Directive System

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