Policy Center Topic Directory

Policy Center Topic Directory

Active Attack
Aerosol Restraint Spray
Alternatives to Arrest
Arrests and Investigatory Stops
Bank Alarm Response
Barricaded Individuals
Bias-Free Policing
Bicycle Patrol
Body Armor
Body-Worn Cameras
Bomb Threats and Response
Career Development
Civilian Personnel
Communicable Disease Prevention
Conducting Stakeouts
Confidential Fund
Confidential Informants
Consular Notification and Access
Court Appearance
Court Protection Orders
Crime Analysis
Crime Scene Response
Criminal Intelligence
Criminal Investigations
Crowd Management and Control
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Death Notification
Digital Cameras
Diplomatic Immunity
Discretionary Response to Calls for Service
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Domestic Violence
Drug Recognition Experts
Duty to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence
Early Identification System
Electronic Control Weapons
Electronic Messaging
Electronic Recording of
Interrogations and Confessions
Employee Drug Use
Employee Mental Health and Wellness
Excited Delirium
Eyewitness Identification
Facial Recognition
Family and Medical Leave
Firearm Recovery and Processing
Firearms: Officer Carry, Training, and Safety
Foot Pursuits
Grievance Procedures
Grooming and Appearance
Harassment, Discrimination, and Unprofessional Conduct
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Holding Facilities
Hostage Situations
Identity Theft
Impact Projectiles
Implementing Technology
Incident Command
Interactions with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Interactions with Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Individuals
Interrogations and Confessions
Interviewing and Interrogating Juveniles
Investigating Child Abuse
Investigating Sexual Assaults
Investigation of Allegations of Employee Misconduct
Investigation of Hate Crimes
Investigation of Officer Involved Shootings and Other Serious Incidents
Juvenile Curfew Enforcement
Juvenile Diversion and Custody
Knife Safety and Usage
Law Enforcement Encounters with Canines
Law Enforcement Fire Response
Law Enforcement-Researcher Collaborative Partnerships
License Plate Readers
Line-of-Duty Deaths
Line-of-Duty Serious Injury
Media Relations
Micro-Cassette Recorders
Missing Children
Missing Persons
Missing Persons with Alzheimer's Disease
Mobile Communication Devices
Mobile Video Recording Equipment
Motor Vehicle Impoundment
Motor Vehicle Inventories
Motor Vehicle Searches
Motor Vehicle Stops
Multi-Agency Investigation Teams
Mutual Aid
Off-Duty Arrests
Pandemic Flu
Patrol Canines
Performance Recognition Awards
Personal Relationships in the Workplace
Personally Assigned Vehicles
Personnel Transfer and Rotation
Police Chaplains
Polygraph Examinations
Post-Shooting Personnel Support
Preliminary Death Investigation
Property & Evidence Control
Protection of Firearms and Explosives Repositories During Civil Disturbances
Recording Police Activity
Recruiting & Hiring
Registering and Tracking Sex Offenders
Reporting Use of Force
Responding to Persons Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis
Responding to Suspicious Mail: Biological Threats
Response to Civil Litigation
Response to Victims of Crime
Retaliatory Conduct
Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents
School-Police Partnerships
Search Warrants
Secondary Employment
Sexual Harassment and Misconduct
Small-Scale Special Event Preparedness
Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Social Media
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
Specialized Units
Standards of Conduct
Strikes and Labor Disputes
Strip and Body Cavity Searches
Suicide Bombings
Temporary Light Duty
The Patrol Rifle: Considerations for Adoption and Use
Traffic Incident Management
Transportation of Prisoners
Use of Emergency Vehicular Warning Devices
Use of Force
Vehicle Crash Review Process
Vehicular Pursuit
Welfare Checks
Written Directive System




Every effort has been made by the IACP Policy Center staff and advisory board to ensure that these documents incorporate the most current information and contemporary judgment on these issues. However, police administrators should be cautioned that no model policy can meet all the needs of any given police agency. In addition, the formulation of specific agency policies must take into account local political and community perspectives and customs, prerogatives, and demands; often divergent police strategies and philosophies; and the impact of varied agency resource capabilities, among other factors. Readers outside of the United States should note that, while these documents promote procedures reflective of a democratic society, their legal basis follows United States Supreme Court rulings and other federal laws and statutes. Police administrators should be cautioned that each police agency operates in a unique environment of court rulings, state laws, local ordinances, regulations, judicial and administrative decisions, and collective bargaining agreements that must be considered and should, therefore, consult their agency's legal advisor before implementing any policy.
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