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Law Enforcement Policies and Procedures

This page provides examples of police and law enforcement policy and procedure manuals for local law enforcement agencies in Washington State, as well as links to model policies.



Model Policies

By July 1, 2022, pursuant to RCW 10.120.030, the Attorney General's Office will publish model policies on the use of force and de-escalation tactics. By December 1, 2022, all law enforcement agencies must adopt the AG’s model policy or may adopt policies or standards with additional requirements for de-escalation and greater restrictions on the use of physical and deadly force than those provided in the statute.


Examples of Law Enforcement Manuals

Police Departments

Sheriff's Offices


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Last Modified: January 10, 2022