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Frustrated with Policy Development?

Developing policies and procedures for your department can be a daunting task!  Not to mention that once developed, questions may remain regarding the constitutionality of the policies.

OSS – Law Enforcement Advisors® [OSS], as risk managers and expert witnesses, develop policies and procedures and constantly update them in order to align ourselves with current trends and liability issues.

OSS estimates that it costs a department over $6,000 in labor just to generate the initial draft.  This cost does not include the time it would take for the officers, the department head and finally the Sheriff or Chief of Police to review, resubmit for changes, and then ultimately finalize.

LAW ENFORCEMENT, JAIL & DETENTION AND COMMUNICATIONS CENTER POLICIES

OSS has made it easy for you to simply call up a policy, insert your department data, and merge into a final document ready for final proofing, changes, and approval.  Policies & procedures sets, ready for your use include:

  1. Model Law Enforcement Policies & Procedures
  2. Model Jail & Detention Policies & Procedures
  3. Model Communications Center Policies & Procedures

REVIEW OF EXISTING POLICIES

OSS will also conduct an assessment of your existing law enforcement and jail policies and procedures.

One key focus of the OSS assessment process includes areas of operation which frequently result in the filing of 42 US Code § 1983 Civil Rights and personal injury lawsuits. 

Our individualized and detailed assessments are provided in pro-active assessment reports include a detailed analysis of the agency’s policies & procedures, staffing, training, and The Deadly Dozen® law enforcement and The Big Ten® jail liability issues.


INITIAL DRAFT DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES

OSS will integrate your existing policies into our model policies and procedures set forming an initial draft.  Each set will contain all of our model policies and procedures.

We do require your department’s support.  We will need for you to provide a copy of any existing policies, memorandums, basic input and graphic data both in hard copy and electronically (if available).

The process is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. You provide the general data that we need
  2. OSS will integrate pre-existing department data forming initial policy drafts utilizing Microsoft® WordTracker®
  3. OSS will email, print and provide the finals via download from our server

CONSULTATION ON FINAL POLICIES

OSS will consult with you and your policy development team to formulate final policy manuals.  Questions regarding the mechanics, logistics or constitutionality of your policies will be addressed during this process.

This process is also as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. OSS will review your policies (as developed from our model policies and procedures).  Modifications must be provided utilizing Microsoft® WordTracker®
  2. OSS will email, print and provide via download the basic final policies
  3. Technical policies (policies with constitutional issues) will be retained by OSS for consultation via telephone or in-person (depending upon your location or funding)

Most of this effort can be completed via email, fax and with a one and one-half days work/training session at our office.

ORDERING & PROCESSING

To place a product order simply complete the downloadable Order Form, Web Order Form or contact OSS.

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