Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Civil Rights Guide for Cops

The International Association of Chiefs of Police has a new handbook, Protecting Civil Rights: A Leadership Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement.

With funding from and collaboration with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), a component of the US Department of Justice, IACP produced this guide as a comprehensive overview of the civil rights issues and challenges that face today’s law enforcement leaders. The guide describes the processes by which agencies with alleged “pattern or practice” civil rights violations are investigated and monitored. It offers lessons learned, resources, and strategies for protecting and promoting civil rights across the varied communities’ police agencies serve.
Topics addressed include:
  • Federal “Pattern or Practice” Civil Rights Investigations and Agreements
  • The Pivotal Role of Community Policing
  • The Benefits of Early Intervention Strategies
  • Effective Management of Use of Force
  • Fair and Open Investigation of Citizen Complaints
  • Bias-free Policing
  • Personnel and Data Management Issues Related to Civil Rights
Thanks: Be Spacific.

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