Communicable Disease Prevention

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The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for law enforcement officers in limiting or preventing exposure to bloodborne pathogenic diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), hepatitis B and C, tetanus, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as syphilis and gonorrhea.

It is the responsibility of this agency to ensure that its employees are able to perform their duties in a safe and effective manner. The safe performance of daily operations can be threatened by life-endangering communicable diseases. It shall be the policy of this department to provide employees with up-to-date training and information that will help minimize potential exposure while increasing employee understanding of the nature, risks, and routes of transmission of the diseases.

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