Firearms/Domestic Violence Survey

IACP is gathering information on current practices related to the forfeiture, seizure, storage, return and/or destruction of firearms in situations involving domestic violence. The purpose of this survey is to learn about proactive procedures that are part of official department policy or state law with respect to domestic violence and firearms. In addition, we want to hear about the innovative measures officers take to ensure safety in these volatile and often lethal sitautions. Our goal is to enhance law enforcement's effectiveness in responding to domestic violence, especially when firearms are present. By identifying these promising practices, we hope to create model protocols to enhance victim and officer safety and strengthen collaboration throughout the criminal justice system. Your thoughtful assistance in completing this survey will aid us in this undertaking. All information shared will be kept confidential.

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