Good policies are built on an agency’s core values and principles. Policies set the tone and establish the culture of a law enforcement agency.
They should emphasize integrity, honesty, professionalism, and respect. However, not all law enforcement policies will be the same.
Different communities have different needs, and your agency will need to adapt policies to meet the needs of the community you serve.
Policies should be living, changing documents. Your agency’s core values shouldn’t change much over time, but you will need to adapt policies to meet the changing needs of your agency.
Laws and industry standards are constantly changing, so it’s important to regularly review and update policies and procedures to keep up.
Plus, your agency will need to adapt policies as you see how practices hold up in the field.