A number of Model Policies from the IACPs National Law Enforcement Policy Center address or are related to ethical conduct.
These policies are summarized and linked below. Please note access to model policy links is an IACP members only benefit.
Corruption Prevention Model Policy
The purpose of this policy is to prevent corruption in this law enforcement agency and to prescribe actions to be taken in the event that corruption is alleged and/or identified.
Note: Members only access Corruption Prevention Model Policy
Early Warning System Model Policy
This policy is intended to assist police supervisors and managers in identifying officers and other employees whose performance warrants review and, where appropriate, intervention in circumstances that may have negative consequences for the employee, fellow employees, this agency, and/or the general public.
Note: Members only access Early Warning System Model Policy
Investigation of Employee Misconduct Model Policy
The purpose of this policy is to inform all employees and the public of procedures for accepting, processing and investigating complaints concerning allegations of employee misconduct. This policy defines provisions applicable only to investigation and disposition of allegations of administrative misconduct.
Note: Members only access Employee Misconduct Model Policy
Grievance Procedures Model Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide a procedure whereby employees may resolve certain disputes or complaints concerning their employment.
Note: Members only access Grievance Procedures Model Policy
Inspections Model Policy
The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for conducting inspections of the departments administrative functions, facilities, property, equipment, operations, and personnel.
Note: Members only access Inspections Model Policy
Officer-Involved Shootings Model Policy
It is the purpose of this policy to provide guidelines for the investigation of officer-involved shootings. The policy also provides guidance for investigation of in-custody deaths and other serious uses of force.
Note: Members only access Officer-Involved Shootings Model Policy
Related Page: IACP Center for Officer Safety and Wellness
Personal Relationships in the Workplace
This paper examines such personal relationships, their effects upon a department, and the legal issues they raise, so that managers may better understand the challenges presented and the approaches that may be taken.
Note: This is a discussion paper and not a model policy. Members only access Personal Relationships in the Workplace paper
Police-Citizen Contacts Model Policy
The purpose of this policy is to define the limitations of authority and acceptable conduct and practices of officers when making police business contacts with citizens.
Note: Members only access Police-Citizen Contacts Model Policy
Post-Shooting Personnel Support
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines that shall be uniformly applied following any officer-involved shooting incident, in order to minimize the chance that officers will suffer from the negative emotional and psychological reactions that can occur after the use of deadly force in an on- or off-duty confrontation. This policy is designed to address the needs of the officer who discharged his or her firearm.
Note: Members only access Post-Shooting Personnel Support Model Policy
Reporting Use of Force
The purpose of this policy is to provide officers and supervisors with guidelines for reporting use of force.
Note: Members only access Reporting Use of Force Model Policy
Retaliatory Conduct Model Policy
The purpose of this policy is to complement departmental integrity and avoid hostile treatment of fellow employees by requiring the mandatory reporting of serious infractions of departmental policy, procedure, or rules and by prohibiting retaliatory conduct or action against employees who make such reports.
Note: Members only access Retaliatory Conduct Model Policy
Standards of Conduct Model Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide additional specificity to the standards of conduct embodied in the law enforcement officers code of ethics and this agency's statement of values so that officers of this agency ill better understand prohibitions and limitations pertaining to their conduct and activities while on and off duty.
Note: Members only access Standards of Conduct Model Policy