Interactions with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

It is the purpose of this policy to provide law enforcement officers with guidelines for appropriately accommodating, interacting, and communicating with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

It is the policy of this agency that personnel will be trained to recognize persons with I/DD; treat people with I/DD with dignity and respect; utilize de-escalation protocols when appropriate; and seek alternatives to physical custody whenever possible.

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