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Domestic Violence by Police Officers: Concepts and Issues Paper

General Material
Published Date
July, 2003

"This paper supports the Model Policy on Domestic Violence by Police Officers established by the IACP. This document conveys the philosophy and development of the policy along with implementation requirements. As law enforcement executives tailor this policy to their specific agencies, the policy will need to be redrafted in the context of existing local ordinances, provisions of union contracts and all other state and federal laws. Departments must ensure that all other related policies are updated to be consist with the provisions of this new policy and that other forms of family violence, including elder and child abuse, are addressed in a parallel manner. Although the policy speaks to police officers, it is strongly recommended that departments apply the principles to all employees whether sworn or civilian whenever appropriate."