Interactions with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities*

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Interactions with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities*

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Law enforcement personnel should be trained to recognize persons with I/DD; treat people with I/DD with dignity and respect; utilize de-escalation protocols when appropriate; and seek alternatives to physical custody whenever possible.

These documents provide law enforcement officers with guidelines for appropriately accommodating, interacting, and communicating with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

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