Ratings Definitions

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What would a website called LEO Ratings be without ratings? After analyzing hundreds of officers, we've broken down their actions into five categories:

Training and Tactics

This category reflects the officer's application of policies and procedures covered during their training. Did they apply sound tactics? Did they adhere to policies like the use of body-worn cameras, officer identification, or vehicle chases?

Protect & Serve

This category focuses on the how the officer shows compassion and responsibility when working with the public. How did they deal with people in mental crisis? Did they attempt to de-escalate the situation? Did they keep their ego in check? Did they show discretion? Did they intervene if they saw problems with other officers?

Individual Rights

This category identifies how well the officer understands and respects the constitutional and civil rights of citizens. Did they use a reasonable type and amount of force when needed? Did they understand the protections listed in the Bill of Rights or granted by law?

Accountability and Integrity

This category focuses on whether an officer's behavior is moral, ethical, and honest, with respect to their actions or effects before or after an incident. Did the officer abuse their power, act as if they were above the law, or look out for their own personal gain? Did they report problems with other officers or did they reinforce the "blue wall of silence"?

Off Duty

If an action occurs while the officer is off-duty, it will be noted here.

Within each category, officers can be rated as good, bad, or neutral. A good rating will be presented with a green shield, e.g.:

Training and Tactics rating: good

while a bad rating will be presented with a red sign:

Training and Tactics rating: bad

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