Chapter 13 – Agency and Officer Role in Promoting Sound Policing
Read more: § 13.01. Agency Role in Promoting Sound Policing
(a) Agencies should create and maintain systems and policies that further the goals of sound policing.(b) For the purposes of this Chapter and Chapter 14, “sound policing” refers to the practices called for by these Principles, and in particular those called for in Chapter 1.
Read more: § 13.02. Recruitment and Hiring
(a) Agencies should recruit and hire individuals who reflect a spectrum of perspectives and experiences, reflect the diversity of the communities they serve, and are well-suited to sound policing.(b) Agencies should undertake proactive efforts to hire only individuals who are suitable for sound policing and to avoid hiring officers who are unsuitable because they have…
Read more: § 13.03. Adequate Training for Agency Employees
All agency employees should receive adequate, relevant, timely, continuing, and effective training and evaluation, both before and during service, to provide and maintain the knowledge and skills necessary for engaging in sound policing.
Read more: § 13.04. Promoting Officer Well-Being
Agencies should promote officer and employee well-being, including by developing policies, training, and programs that protect their physical safety, support their mental and physical health, and reduce the stress on them and their families that results from performing their job.
Read more: § 13.05. Supervision
(a) Agencies should require that supervisors encourage and incentivize officers to engage in sound policing, and that supervisors guide officers and hold them accountable when they do not engage in sound policing;(b) Agencies should select supervisors who are willing and able to promote sound policing, give them the tools and training to do so, and…
Read more: § 13.06. Individual Responsibility to Promote Sound Policing
(a) All employees of an agency should: (1) engage in and promote sound policing; (2) intervene to prevent or stop acts inconsistent with sound policing, and mitigate harm resulting from such acts, when feasible, unless unreasonable under the circumstances; (3) report violations by officers of any laws or agency policies relating to sound policing; and…
Read more: § 13.07. Responding to Allegations of Misconduct
(a) Agencies should readily accept complaints about officer, employee, and agency conduct, and should minimize barriers to filing them. (b) Agencies should engage in thorough, fair, and timely investigations of allegations of misconduct, conducted by well-trained and highly competent investigators. (c) Agencies should adjudicate misconduct allegations fairly, based on careful consideration of available evidence, and…
Read more: § 13.08. Incident Review
Agencies should have in place systems for routinely evaluating: (a) uses of force; (b) significant adverse events; and (c) patterns of events that involve risk of physical harm, the deprivation of constitutional rights, or a substantial threat to community confidence and trust in the police.