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Partnership agreements

Collaborating agencies develop partnership agreements, such as memoranda of understanding (MOU), that establish the roles and responsibilities of each agency. These agreements may also be used to support information-sharing between collaborating agencies (see also the “Information-sharing agreements” intervention).

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Local Examples

Cumberland County, ME Portland Police Department

  • The Portland Police Department has developed MOUs with several partnering agencies.
  • Each MOU outlines roles and responsibilities and is supplemented by a business associate agreement to facilitate information sharing.
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Policy & Practice



Last updated: April 21, 2019