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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HIV/AIDS Prevention

These documents provide guidelines for law enforcement officers in preventing the contraction of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

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Holding Facilities

Law enforcement agencies must provide secure temporary holding facilities for detainees held for interrogation, arrest processing, transfer to another facility, or pursuant to another legal...

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Identity Theft

Identity theft affects millions of people every year, causing serious and sometimes devastating financial, psychological, and reputational injury. By providing timely and effective assistance, law...

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Impact Projectiles

The availability of less-than-lethal weapons can assist officers in de-escalation of potentially violent confrontations and provide additional alternatives to the use of deadly force. Impact...

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Incident Command

Many law enforcement agencies utilize the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the primary method to prepare for, respond to, and manage critical incidents. NIMS is...

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Inspections

Inspections of law enforcement agencies should be conducted on a regular basis to help ensure that the department is operating at peak efficiency and in compliance...

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License Plate Readers

The availability and use of license plate recognition (LPR) systems have provided many opportunities for the enhancement of productivity, effectiveness, and officer safety. 

These documents provide officers...

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Media Relations

Effective media policies and procedures help build positive community relationships. When developing or maintaining a media relations function, agencies should foster working relationships with the...

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