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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

[MA] LEADERS LEAD: Brockton Police website acknowledges officer-involved domestic violence

EXCERPT FROM THE BROCKTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE:

...A police department that cannot police its own members cannot expect to win the respect of the community. Departments need a clear policy for dealing with abusive personnel and their families. The policy must protect everyone's rights, be simple enough to be understood by all, and above all must incontestably make every person in the department accountable for his actions... When employees of the police department are involved in domestic violence and sworn personnel are dispatched to the scene, the following procedures shall be followed... [LINK]

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