Below are the various policies in place in police departments across New York State. You can find out which policies were adopted by which police department and how that policy came to be. You can also find our analysis of that policy — whether it is a good policy or one that needs to be improved and how.

The policies are broken down by the seven categories below.

The comments included in these documents are provided solely for the purpose of public education. The presence or absence of a comment on a particular provision does not constitute endorsement of that provision, nor does the presence or absence of a comment reflect the NYCLU's position as to the legality or lack thereof of that provision.