National Law Enforcement Policy Center

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Model Policy List—in alphabetical order
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In 1987, the International Association of Chiefs of Police established the 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.


The model policies will be available free to IACP members beginning January 2015.  Non-IACP members can purchase the policies for $9.25 each by clicking here.  The policies are electronic documents and are available for download once your order has been completed.  A Download Now button should appear at the top of the receipt screen. 

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