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Online Policy Manual

A Comprehensive Custody Policy Manual

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The Lexipol Custody Policy Manual directly addresses the needs of jails, detention centers and custody facilities. The Custody Policy Manual has more than 170 policies based on federal and state law, regulations and custody best practices. It is written by legal and custody professionals. Lexipol provides regular updates in response to legislative mandates, case law and the evolution of best practices.

Lexipol offers a Supplemental Publication Service to clients who currently use our web-based policy manual. The Supplemental Publication Service provides a framework that lets you create agency-specific procedures and link them directly to your policy manual. You will be able to import, edit and archive your agency’s procedures, all in one intuitive, online system. It has never been easier to simplify the management of your policy and procedure manuals. 

Adherence to Best Practices in Custody Policy

Our web-based Custody Policy Manual is state-specific, customizable and will allow cross referencing to any accreditation standard. The Custody Policy Manual can be a supplemental publication to your agency's Lexipol Law Enforcement Policy Manual or stand alone as a Custody Policy Manual.

Compliance with Current Laws and Court Decisions

The Lexipol system is truly unique and addresses issues related to risk management, liability, safety and best practices for custody agencies. Lexipol policies help your agency comply with current statutory laws, and will ensure that you stay abreast of court decisions and keep up with the evolution of best practices.

Key Benefits of the Online Custody Policy Manual

  • Reduce Claims and Claim Pay-out Amounts - The Lexipol system helps public safety agencies reduce risk and stay ahead of litigation trends.

  • Up-to-Date Policies - Lexipol provides regular client alerts in response to precedent-setting court decisions. Urgent updates are provided when needed.

  • Assurance of a Legally Defensible Policy - With the Lexipol system, your agency has a clear, straightforward, professional policy manual that is legally defensible.

  • 24/7 Access to Your Policy Manual - The Lexipol Custody Policy Manual is easily accessible by all members of the agency because it is web-based and available 24/7.

Key Features of the Online Custody Policy Manual

    Web-Based There is no software to purchase or maintain.
    Easy Editing Edit policy manuals using a simple, user-friendly word processing system that is color-coded to make the editing process easy.
    Tracked Date of Acceptance Acknowledgement of the policy manual by your agency's personnel is captured and stamped with a date and time of acceptance.
    Customizable The Custody Policy Manual has editing capabilities allowing you to reflect your agency's procedures, mission and philosophy.
    Up-to-Date Policies Updates are provided regularly to help you keep your manual current.
    Robust Reporting Each version of your agency's manual is archived and easily retrievable by the policy administrator.
    Nationwide Collaboration Lexipol policy manuals leverage one of the largest private networks of public safety collaborators in the nation.



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Partner Testimonial

"The reason we chose to go with Lexipol’s Custody Manual is we were struggling to keep our policy manuals up-to-date with common practices and legal changes. Lexipol is a great tool for our management and a great resource for our line staff as a part of the operation, as well as training and distribution of the policies to the employees. Lexipol provides a tool that limits liability and is useful."

Doug Hughes, Captain
Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office, ID

"Lexipol is, indeed, ahead of the curve with their unique risk management solutions in law enforcement. The Minnesota Sheriffs' Association has been eagerly anticipating the release of the Lexipol Custody Manual. Lexipol meets the needs of law enforcement and custodial agencies by recognizing the emerging challenges facing our agencies, and providing comprehensive tools and resources to reduce liability and risk in a professional and highly efficient manner. The Minnesota Sheriffs' Association is proud of its continued partnership with Lexipol."

Jim Franklin, Executive Director
Minnesota Sheriffs' Association, MN