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Developing Policy on Officer-Involved Domestic Violence

General Material
Published Date
January, 2015

"This intent of this article is to generate thoughtful consideration among police administrators and victim advocates on various elements that may be considered for inclusion in a policy on officer-involved domestic violence. It essential to acknowledge from the outset that law enforcement and advocates have different perspectives, priorities, and goals. Some solutions good from the department’s perspective make things worse for the victim, and some solutions better for the victim leave the department open to liability. Both police administrators and advocates are bound to experience conflict and frustration when they confront this problem because of its many complex and ambiguous aspects."