document Death Notification

In Police Standard Operating Procedures

Death notifications are among the most difficult duties an officer can be called on to perform. Unfortunately, very few officers receive training on how to conduct these notifications and most departments do not have written policies that provide guidance. This policy provides excellent guidance based in part on proven standards developed by The International Conference of Police Chaplains. The policy is written in a way that it can be an excellent training tool for agencies to use to prepare officers to handle these sensitive calls. PSOP-033, death, notification, compassion, difficult, message