Model Domestic Violence Policy
for Law Enforcement

The model policy on domestic violence is to establish guidelines for law enforcement officers in response to domestic violence calls in compliance with K.S.A. § 22-2307. Based on the work by the Governor’s Advisory Council on Domestic Violence, the primary focus is on victim safety followed closely by perpetrator accountability.  Agencies may use the suggested DV model policy as is or modify it to fit their own agency needs.

As with all policies, it is recommended that your policy be reviewed with legal counsel and your prosecuting attorney prior to its implementation. 

Statute Reference Explanations

Statutory citations in the policy are based on the new statutory recodification that went into effect on July 1, 2011. 

  • K.S.A. 21-5111 refers to 2011 Session Law Chapter 30 §6, amending the previous K.S.A. 21-3110.
  • K.S.A. 21-5220 refers to 2010 Session Law Chapter 124 §1, amending the previous K.S.A. 21-3220.
  • K.S.A. 21-5221 refers to 2010 Session Law Chapter 124 §2, amending the previous K.S.A. 21-3221.
  • K.S.A. 21-5222 refers to 2011 Session Law Chapter 30 §7, amending the previous K.S.A. 21-3211.
  • K.S.A. 21-5223 refers to 2011 Session Law Chapter 30 §8, amending the previous K.S.A. 21-3212.
  • K.S.A. 21-5224 refers to 2010 Session Law Chapter 124 §3, amending the previous K.S.A. 21-3212a.
  • K.S.A. 21-5225 refers to 2011 Session Law Chapter 30 §9, amending the previous K.S.A. 21-3213.
  • K.S.A. 21-5230 refers to 2011 Session Law Chapter 30 §13, amending the previous K.S.A. 21-3218.
  • K.S.A. 21-5231 refers to 2010 Session Law Chapter 136 §29, amending the previous K.S.A. 21-3219.
  • K.S.A. 21-5924 refers to 2010 Session Law Chapter 136 §149, amending the previous K.S.A. 21-3843.

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