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Lexipol provides fully developed, state-specific policies researched and written by subject matter experts and vetted by attorneys. Our policies are based on nationwide standards and best practices while also incorporating state and federal laws and regulations where appropriate. Best of all, we keep your policies updated for you, saving you time and money.

With Lexipol, you will enhance personnel accountability, reduce liability, save time and money on policy management AND rest easy knowing your facility is protected.

It is important that all staff know and follow their agency’s policies on security, inspections, contraband and escapes
How can jails effectively address opioid use disorder (OUD), while maintaining the safety of the facility and ensuring protection of inmates’ constitutional rights?
We must ensure the people who are using the equipment are trained, authorized and certified to do so
You can learn a lot from phone calls, such as plans for contraband being introduced to your facility or planned assaults on staff or other inmates
Your productivity may be dependent on your interpersonal skills
You don’t get to “win” the fight. You stop when the violence or active resistance has stopped
Good training strategies make for competent employees who are in their element at work and less likely to look for greener pastures
If you want to ensure your critical points reach the reader, consider moving the conclusion or the necessary action to the beginning of the document
Many in corrections aren’t fully aware of the impact inmate ingenuity can have on daily operations; jail staff need to be alert and on guard
When mass arrests occur, don’t be caught flat-footed
If you think there is any chance you’ll need backup, don’t be a hero
When designing your next training, consider how you will promote not only learning, but learning transfer
Keeping a conflict from turning violent is your responsibility. And that means building your conflict management skills
We know attacks happen in jail facilities. Your challenge is to recognize the warning signs and, when possible, use de-escalation to prevent an attack or the need for force
Good training helps with morale, boosts employee self-confidence, improves job performance and improves staff retention