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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Evacuations

In any emergency or threat environment, law enforcement agencies should determine the necessity and the means to evacuate citizens from imminent danger. The safety of persons...

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Evidence Control

Law enforcement agencies should develop policies to ensure that evidence in its custody is properly secured and stored, readily retrievable, and that any changes in its...

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Excited Delirium

Law enforcement agencies should develop a cooperative response protocol shared by the agency, the emergency call center, emergency medical services (EMS), and hospital emergency department staff. The...

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Fire Response

These documents provide direction on law enforcement responsibilities at the scene of structural fires. Note they do not address HAZMAT incidents, open land fires, wildfires, or...
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Firearm Recovery

With violence involving firearms dominating the news headlines, it is crucial that all law enforcement agencies have timely and sustainable protocols for the recovery and forensic...

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Foot Pursuits

Foot pursuits are inherently dangerous. Therefore, officer and public safety should be the overriding consideration in determining whether a foot pursuit is initiated or continued...

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