Standards and Guidelines for Internal Affairs: Recommendations from a Community of Practice [open pdf - 2MB]
From the Document: "Through a grant from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) convened the National Internal Affairs Community of Practice group comprising the LAPD and 11 major city and county law enforcement agencies. The purpose was to share and develop standards, recommendations, and best practices in Internal Affairs work, discuss differences and similarities in practice, and look at various approaches to improving individual and collective agencies' Internal Affairs practices. This report is the result of the group's work. The project reaffirmed the vital importance of Internal Affairs as a critical internal police agency function. Internal Affairs serves two communities--law enforcement and the general public--and is essential in building and maintaining mutual trust and respect between the two."
U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services: https://cops.usdoj.gov/