IACP Law Enforcement Policy Center

IACP Law Enforcement Policy Center

For over 30 years, the IACP Law Enforcement Policy Center has been identifying leading practices and providing sound guidance to the law enforcement profession to assist in developing policies for individual departments.

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Bicycle Patrol

Bicycle patrol officers are an important component of an agency's strategy for accomplishing its enforcement objectives due to their mobility and stealth as well as their...

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Body Armor

Law enforcement agencies should maximize officer safety through the use of body armor in combination with prescribed safety procedures. However, while body armor provides a significant...

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Body-Worn Cameras

Body-worn cameras provide officers with a reliable and compact tool to systematically and automatically record their field observations and encounters. They can be used for...

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Canines

Patrol canines can be utilized as a valuable supplement to police resources, due to their superior senses of smell and hearing and their physical capabilities...

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Child Abuse

Child abuse and neglect have been traditionally regarded as the principal responsibility of child protective services and social welfare agencies. However, research has demonstrated that a...

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Confidential Fund

Law enforcement agency should maintain stringent control over all confidential funds used by the agency and ensure that the funds are only used for authorized purposes.

These...

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