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Posted on: June 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Learn About the Waukee PD's Use of Force Policy

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To Waukee residents, visitors and business partners:

The May 2020 tragedy involving George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, and several other high-profile incidents have resulted in the initiation of some much needed conversations about law enforcement in the U.S. These discussions are long overdue and are sometimes difficult to work through. The Waukee Police Department welcomes open, respectful dialogue with everyone we serve. Our department is committed to education before enforcement whenever possible. Officers are also dedicated to ensuring every person is treated with acceptance, compassion and professionalism.

As part of recent discussions, many law enforcement leaders have fielded questions about an initiative entitled “8 Can’t Wait”. If you are not familiar with 8 Can’t Wait, read more here. The Waukee Police Department’s Use of Force policy aligns closely with the eight virtues of 8 Can’t Wait. Please see below for some of the guidelines to which the department adheres. 

Thank you,
Waukee Police Chief John Quinn

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