Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Officer using EAGLE on MDT
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Introducing the EAGLE
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Helping officers effectively identify and investigate potential elder abuse cases

Federal, state, and local law enforcement officers play a unique and critical role in our response to elder abuse and financial exploitation.  The Department of Justice provides resources to help law enforcement officers to respond effectively to cases involving elder abuse. 



Law Enforcement topics

EAGLE

Reporting Obligations

Elder Abuse Sample Protocols and State Statutes

Investigating Elder Abuse

General Elder Abuse Training

Alzheimer’s Disease and Capacity Issues

HIPAA Requirements

Sexual Abuse

Physical and Emotional Abuse

Financial Exploitation

Other Resources for Law Enforcement


EAGLE video

 

EAGLE

Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement  

The Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement, EAGLE, is an online tool designed to support officers in quickly identifying, intervening, and resolving elder abuse situations. Developed with input and user testing by law enforcement for law enforcement. EAGLE also provides:

  • Tools to assist in documenting a case for prosecution
  • ZIP-code-based community resources locator
  • State-by-state penal codes relating to elder abuse

Watch a quick demo of the EAGLE, or access the tool anytime at http://eagle.trea.usc.edu/.

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Reporting Obligations


Reporting Obligations

Are you a Mandatory Reporter?  

State and local law enforcement officers reporting requirements vary by state. Find your state's mandatory reporting requirements.

Federal law enforcement officers are encouraged to promptly contact the local Adult Protective Services agency or local law enforcement agency to report concerns that an elderly or otherwise vulnerable adult victim or witness may be suffering from neglect, abuse, or financial exploitation (Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance, p. 23).

 


Elder Abuse Protocols and Statutes


State Law Enforcement Elder Abuse Sample Protocols

Find Your State Elder Abuse Statutes

Investigating Elder Abuse


Investigating Elder Abuse

General Elder Abuse Training


General Elder Abuse Training


Alzheimers Disease and Capacity Issues


Alzheimer’s Disease and Capacity Issues


HIPAA Requirements


HIPAA Requirements

Sexual Assault


Sexual Abuse

Physical and Emotional Abuse


Physical and Emotional Abuse


Financial Exploitation


Financial Exploitation


Training for Law Enforcement


Other Resources for Law Enforcement

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