Members of law enforcement are in a unique and visible position in the communities they serve. They are entrusted with the authority to enforce laws and protect the civil rights of citizens. Sexual offenses and misconduct implicating law enforcement represent a grave abuse of this authority. It is imperative that executives prepare to proactively address and prevent incidents through agency mission, policy, and training. The Executive Guide addresses criminal offenses as well as non-criminal sexual conduct that is inappropriate, unprofessional, and damaging to the public confidence in a department.
Addressing Sexual Offenses and Misconduct by Law Enforcement: Executive Guide (informational podcast)