Increases the law enforcement agencys ability to prevent
and control crime through more efficient and effective delivery of services.
Enhances community understanding of the law enforcement agency,
its role in the community, and its goals and objectives.
Creates a forum in which police and citizens work together to
prevent and control crime through greater understanding of the challenges
and impacts on law enforcement and the desires of the community.
Enhances public confidence in the law enforcement agency.
For the Chief Executive Officer
Increases cooperation and coordination with other law enforcement
and criminal justice agencies.
Provides independent confirmation that policies comply with professional
Provides greater administrative and operational effectiveness.
Insures continuous, systemized self-assessment of policies, procedures,
and operational practices.
Decreases exposure to civil liability and costly settlements,
which leads to potential reductions in premiums for liability insurance.
Provides state and local acknowledgement of professional competence.
For Law Enforcement
Enhances understanding of agency policies and procedures.
Assures consistent recruitment, selection, and promotion processes
and that employment practices are fair, equitable, and non-discriminatory.
Increases morale within the agency.
Increases pride and confidence in the agency and its operations.
Ensures that agency policies and procedures are reduced to writing
and available to all personnel.