National Law Enforcement Policy Center

New IACP Member Benefit – Free Access to All Model Policies starting in January 2015!

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Model Policy List—in alphabetical order
Model Policy List
Model Policy Information Packet and Order Form in PDF


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In 1987, the International Associations of Chiefs of Police entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance to establish a National Law Enforcement Policy Center. The objective of the center was to assist law enforcement agencies across the country in the critical and difficult task of developing and refining law enforcement policy.


Organized under the direction of a broad-based advisory board of recognized law enforcement professionals, the center has carried out its mission through the development of a wide variety of model law enforcement policies. Each model incorporates the research findings, the input of leading subject experts and the professional judgment of advisory board members who have combined this information with their extensive practical field and management experience. The end product is some of the best contemporary thinking in the field.


The policies addressed by the center are selected because they represent some of the most difficult issues facing law enforcement administrators. The policy center continues to develop models in other priority areas.


To receive model policies as they are published, we encourage you to join the center as a subscribing member. The subscription to the policy is sent electronically and provides each agency with policies in both Word and PDF formats. To subscribe, contact, or call 1-800-THE-IACP x 319.


In addition to the Policy Center subscription program, model policies are available in volume format available on CD-ROMs. For a breakdown of costs, please see the Model Policy Information Packet and Order Form above.  Volume breakdown is as follows (see list of model policies).


Volume I—Policy # 1–21
Volume II—Policy # 22–41
Volume III—Policy # 42–61
Volume IV—Policy #62–81
Volume V—Policy #82–101
Volume VI—Policy #102-122
Volume VII—Policy #123–


All other model policies are only available on an individual basis, cost is $6.25 for subscribers, $9.25 for nonsubscribers. If ordering policies individually and not using a credit card, please fax or mail the order form along with an attached model policy list and provide payment either by purchase order or check. Please circle the policies that are being ordered and provide an e-mail address to which they can be sent. The order form and list can be faxed to the IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center at 703-836-4754 or mailed to IACP Policy Center, 44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314


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