Police Department Policies
The policies and procedures of Police Departments across the United States are the core liability protectors of the agency. Policies that are comprehensive and current are the backbone of effective and constitutional policing. It is not enough, however, to simply have sound policies. Officers must be trained on the policies, supervisors must hold officers accountable, and, when the policies are violated, a sound disciplinary process should be engaged. A Police Department’s policies and procedures shall reflect and express the Department’s core values and priorities, while providing clear direction to ensure that officers lawfully, effectively, and ethically carry out their law enforcement responsibilities. Daigle Law Group, LLC developed the Policy Center to meet the increasing need of Police Departments across the United States. We are dedicated to working with Departments to develop sound, effective policies based on constitutional accreditation standards. Daigle Law Group operates under a philosophy that every Police Department is unique in its operation and structure. We work to mold proper standards into the operation and structure of the individual agency. Our clients range in size from small to very large departments, each with unique challenges.
Law Enforcement Policy Development
Law enforcement operational standards dictate that police departments develop and maintain sound and proper policies and procedures. Utilizing the expertise of Attorney Eric Daigle, and a team of experts in law enforcement operations, we work with clients to analyze the risks associated with their current policies. Through a process of examination and analysis, we identify areas of risk and work to develop sound policies based on the principles of common law enforcement standards. We encourage involvement in the process with many different resources and subject matter experts in the client department to ensure not only that the policies are sound, but that personnel understand and have confidence in them. We can review and revise individual department policies, or conduct a complete policy manual review and revision. The Daigle Law Group is committed to work with the command staff of any police department to ensure that its policies meet the standards for effective and constitutional policing.
Law Enforcement Consultant & Legal Advisor
The Legal Advisor Program was designed to provide resources and guidance to Police Executives in multiple areas of a Law Enforcement Operation. Our firm is dedicated to forming a partnership with the management of police departments to work with them to maintain a proper standard of law enforcement operation. The scope of this advisement includes: researching and analyzing legal issues that affect day-to-day operation; monitoring department field procedures and operations to assure compliance with legal requirements; monitoring and advising Police Chiefs of current court decisions and legislation affecting the operations, practices, and policies of Police Departments; attending staff meetings of Police Chiefs to provide advice and interpretation on legal issues; reviewing all existing and proposed policies and procedures, orders, manuals and training bulletins to determine legal sufficiency and proper police practices; working with command staff to develop and update operational policies where needed to maintain current law enforcement standards; responding to high liability field situations, including those involving the use of deadly force; and reviewing the curriculum of training programs. We believe Police Managers have a difficult responsibility and need to have available, experienced advisors to provide opinions that they can utilize and rely upon to make informed decisions on the operation of their departments. We can provide such advice.