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Opposing the Arrest of Petitioners for Violations of Their Own Protection Orders

General Material
Published Date
October, 2012

This Resolution was adopted at the 119th Annual Conference in San Diego, CA on October 3, 2012.  The International Association of Chiefs of Police resolved that policies supporting the arrest of and criminal consequences for victims for violations of their own protection orders are harmful and counterintuitive and should be avoided as they undermine the purpose of the system that was created to protect victims and hold perpetrators of crime accountable.