National Consensus Policy on Use of Force
International Association of Chiefs of Police and 10 other U.S. law enforcement leadership and labor organizations, 2017
This National Consensus Policy on Use of Force is a collaborative effort among 11 law enforcement leadership and labor organizations in the United States (see back panel for list). The purpose of this policy is to provide law enforcement officers with guidelines for the use of less-lethal and deadly force. This document is intended to serve as a template for law enforcement agencies to compare and enhance their existing policies. It includes sections on purpose, policy, definitions, and procedures.