Policy Center Topic Directory

Policy Center Topic Directory

Active Shooter
Aerosol Restraint Spray
Alternatives to Arrest
Alzheimer’s Disease
Arrests and Investigatory Stops
Bank Alarm Response
Barricaded Individuals
Bias-Free Policing
Bicycle Patrol
Body Armor
Body-Worn Cameras
Bomb Threats and Response
Canine Encounters
Career Development
Child Abuse
Children of Arrested Parents
Civil Litigation
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 Hearing Impaired
Death Notification
Digital Cameras
Diplomatic Immunity
Discretionary Response to Calls for Service
Domestic Violence
Drug Recognition Experts
Duty to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence
Early Identification System
Electronic Control Weapons
Electronic Messaging
Electronic Recordings of Interrogations
Emergency Vehicular Warning Devices
Employee Drug Policy
Employee Mental Health and Wellness
Employee Misconduct
Evidence Control
Excited Delirium
Executing Search Warrants
Eyewitness Identification
Family and Medical Leave
Facial Recognition
Fire Response
Firearm Recovery
Foot Pursuits
Grievance Procedures
Grooming and Appearance
Harassment and Discrimination
Hate Crimes
HIV/AIDS Prevention
Holding Facilities
Hostage Situations
Identity Theft
Impact Projectiles
Implementing Technology
Incident Command
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Interrogations and Confessions
Interviewing and Interrogating Juveniles
Investigating Sexual Assaults
Juvenile Curfew Enforcement
Juvenile Diversion and Custody
Knife Safety and Usage
License Plate Readers
Line-of-Duty Deaths
Line-of-Duty Serious Injury
Media Relations
Mental Illness
Micro-Cassette Recorders
Missing Children
Missing Persons
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
Obtaining a Search Warrant
Off-Duty Arrests
Officer-Involved Shootings
Pandemic Flu
Patrol Rifle
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
Protection of Firearms and Explosives
Recording Police Activity
Recruiting & Hiring
Reporting Use of Force
Research Partnerships
Retaliatory Conduct
School-Police Partnerships
Secondary Employment
Sex Offenders
Sexual Harassment and Misconduct
Social Media
Special Event Preparedness
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
Standards of Conduct
Strikes and Labor Disputes
Strip and Body Cavity Searches
Suicide Bombings
Suspicious Mail
Temporary Light Duty
Traffic Incident Management
Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Individuals
Transportation of Prisoners
Unmanned Aircraft
Use of Force
Vehicle Crash Review Process
Vehicular Pursuit
Victims of Crime
Voluntary Contacts, Investigatory Detentions, Pat-Downs, and Arrests
Written Directive System



Every effort has been made by the IACP Law Enforcement Policy Center staff and advisory board to ensure that these documents incorporate the most current information and contemporary judgment on these issues. However, law enforcement administrators should be cautioned that no model policy can meet all the needs of any given law enforcement 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 law enforcement 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. Law enforcement administrators should be cautioned that each law enforcement 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.
The IACP Law Enforcement Policy Center documents are periodically updated, and the most current versions are published to this website. To minimize confusion and to help ensure reference to the most recent documents available, the IACP Policy Center does not distribute prior versions of any documents that have since been updated.




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