These guidelines set forth appropriate and effective responses to domestic violence and adult sexual assault for police departments in Massachusetts. The Guidelines were revised in July 2017.

Download: 

2017 Domestic Violence Law Enforcement Guidelines pdf format of 2017 Domestic Violence LE Guidelines
file size 3MB 

2017 Adult Sexual Assault Law Enforcement Guidelines pdf format of 2017 Adult Sexual Assault LE Guidelines

2017 Adult Sexual Assault Appendices pdf format of 2017 Adult Sexual Assault Appendices
file size 7MB


If you would like additional information regarding these guidelines, or you need alternative versions of downloadable files, please contact the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's Office of Grants and Research at 617-725-3301.