Model Policies

Please see the links below that will guide you to policies that will aide your agency in reducing serious officer injury and line of duty deaths.

Body Armor – The purpose of this policy is to provide law enforcement officers with guidelines for the proper use and care of body armor

Dealing with the Mentally Ill – The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to law enforcement officers when dealing with suspected mentally ill persons

Foot Pursuits – The purpose of this policy is to establish a balance between protecting the safety of the public and police officers during police pursuits on foot and law enforcement’s duty to enforce the law and apprehend suspects

Line-of-Duty Death and Serious Injury – The purpose of this policy is to prepare this department for the line-of-duty death or serious injury of an active duty officer and to direct the department in providing proper support for the officer’s family

Motor Vehicle Stops – The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for stopping and approaching motorists in a manner that promotes the safety of the officer and the motorist

Please click here for a full list of Model Policies from IACP’s National Law Enforcement Policy Center.


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