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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Missing Children

Law enforcement agencies should expeditiously respond to and thoroughly investigate all reports of missing children without regard to jurisdiction, coordinate a response with the appropriate jurisdiction...

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Missing Persons

Many missing person reports involve individuals who have voluntarily left home for personal reasons, while other reports are often unfounded or quickly resolved. However, there...

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Motor Vehicle Stops

Motor vehicle stops should be performed professionally and courteously. Law enforcement agencies should promote the education of the public about proper driving procedures, while recognizing and taking...

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Mutual Aid

These documents discuss an interagency assistance policy intended to define the capabilities and obligations of participating departments to respond to emergency situations outside their own jurisdiction. Agencies...

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Naloxone

This stand-alone document is intended to explore the primary issues surrounding the use of naloxone, commonly known by the brand name Narcan, by patrol officers...

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Off-Duty Arrests

Out-of-uniform, off-duty officers may confront criminal activity to which they should take, or must decide whether to take, enforcement action. When engaged in off-duty enforcement...

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Overtime

All law enforcement personnel must be mindful of and exercise fiscal responsibility in the use of public funds and resources. Overtime pay requires particular attention...

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Pandemic Flu

Health care professionals predict that a pandemic influenza outbreak is highly likely, if not inevitable, based on current conditions and historical data. Should the current...

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Patrol Rifle

This is stand alone document, unaccompanied by a model policy, explores the primary issues surrounding the issuance of rifles to line patrol officers. Following extensive research, the...

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