Model policies for law enforcement available to all 254 counties


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All members of the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) have access at no cost to law enforcement (LE) model policies that cover patrol and jail operations through a new agreement between TAC and OSS Academy, a Texas-based provider of policies for emergency services.

The LE Model Policy Program provides all 254 counties access via download to close to 500 sample model policies for county law enforcement, jail and communications operations. TAC has provided LE model policies to all Texas counties since 2014. They were previously provided through an agreement with Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute.

The policies are updated regularly to meet federal and state laws and regulations and to provide current and best practices for law enforcement operations. These updates include requirements promulgated by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the Texas attorney general and various state codes. In addition, the policies include guidance from federal and nationally recognized law enforcement organizations.

Login access provided

Each county sheriff recently received an email from OSS providing website information and login access for this service. Counties that have questions should contact the TAC Law Enforcement Consultant for their region. Use the interactive map at www.county.org/County-Risk-Management-Map to find your consultant.