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.

Policy Center Resources

The Policy Center offers four types of resources:

  • Model Policy: Provides officers with concrete guidance and directives by describing,  the manner in which actions, tasks, and operations are to be performed.

  • Considerations: Intended to present items for agencies to take into account when developing their own policies on a topic. This format recognizes that expectations and capabilities vary by agency, and it aims to present recommendations to the law enforcement field without dictating exact approaches.

  • Concepts and Issues: Designed to provide background information on the topic to support the Model Policy or Considerations document.

  • Need to Know...: Synthesizes the key points of the topic into a brief, one-page overview. 

Click here to visit the full list of Policy Center topics.

 

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All Policy Center Resources

Pregnancy

A diverse police workforce is a valuable asset, and trained and experienced female police officers are critical resources. Pregnancy is a temporary physical condition, unique to...

Policy Center Resource

Secondary Employment

Police agencies should provide guidelines to employees to inform them of the types of secondary employment that are appropriate and to establish procedures to maintain accountability for the welfare...

Policy Center Resource

Social Media*

Social media has many potential uses for law enforcement agencies. The characteristics of collaboration and interactive communication that are at the core of social media...

Policy Center Resource

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