This November, the IACP Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary by proudly unveiling a new vision and mission!
Vision: Traumatically injured officers will never feel abandoned.
Mission: Support, strengthen, and connect law enforcement officers and their families in order for them to thrive after a traumatic line-of-duty injury.
This important group of law enforcement officers have made a tremendous sacrifice and are facing extraordinary challenges as they look to the next chapter of their lives. The IACP Foundation is committed to supporting these men and women and their families.
As we look forward to the next 25 years, there are several ways for you to stay connected and support the Foundation’s efforts.
@TheIACPFdn – Follow the IACP Foundation on Twitter for all the latest news and information.
#NeverFeelAbandoned – Stand with traumatically injured officers and their families, by posting your #NeverFeelAbandoned image on social media.
Alexandria, Virginia, Police Chief Earl Cook.
Download this #NeverFeelAbandoned sign and share your pictures on social media.
#GivingTuesday – Join us on Tuesday, December 1, for Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving supporting non-profits around the world.
To learn more about the IACP Foundation visit www.theiacp.org/Foundation.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is excited to announce a new award program: IACP’s 40 Under 40.
This award program is designed to recognize 40 law enforcement professionals under the age of 40 from around the world that demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession. This is a great way to recognize the law enforcement Leaders of Today as well as the Leaders of Tomorrow in your own agency.
Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
- Complies with age and employment requirements
- Demonstration of values and commitment to law enforcement
- Capacity for leadership
The award winners will receive:
- A write-up in Police Chief magazine
- Complimentary membership for one-year
- Complimentary registration to the 2016 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition
- Invitation to the 40 Under 40 Luncheon
The nomination deadline is February 1, 2016, with winners announced in September 2016. For more information and to download an application, visit www.theiacp.org/40under40.
The IACP is proud to release a new training video entitled Investigating Sexual Assault and Sex Related Crimes in Confinement Settings along with an accompanying resource guide. This video, made possible through the help and guidance of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the PREA Resource Center (PRC), is intended to serve as a roll call training video for investigators who are assigned to investigate reports of sexual abuse in a confinement facility. The video will also enhance law enforcement leaders’ understanding of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards and their implications for police lockups. The video details the issue of sexual abuse in confinement settings, the differences of investigating in the community versus the confinement area, barriers investigators may face during the criminal investigation, and keys to a successful investigation. Accompanying the video is a resource guide. The resource guide contains an overview of the PREA standards, additional training programs, additional sexual assault investigative training, and various other important resources. We encourage any investigators who may be assigned to investigate reports of sexual abuse in a confinement facility to review both the video and resource guide.
This post is part of our ongoing, #WhyIWearTheBadge Wednesday blog series.
#WhyIWearTheBadge has been more than just a social media campaign. Hearing the stories and getting to meet the faces behind those stories at this year’s IACP Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, has been truly remarkable. At IACP 2015 there were several #WhyIWearTheBadge features including a photo op, walkway, and graffiti wall.
In addition, we released a video that highlighted many of the stories throughout the campaign. We hope you enjoy the video and thank you again for participating in this campaign. We also hope you continue to share your #WhyIWearTheBadge testimonials with your communities around the world.
I am pleased to be in Chicago for the 2015 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition. I would like to thank everyone who is traveling here to join us.
First-Timers. If this is your first time at an IACP conference, I encourage you to attend the First-Timers’ Orientation. This is a great session to help you get the most out of your conference experience.
General Sessions. Help kick off the conference at the Opening Ceremony on Saturday and hear from Chicago Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. On Monday, the First General Assembly will feature the FBI Director James Comey and INTERPOL Executive Director Tim Morris. The Second General Assembly will be held Tuesday. The new format is a Critical Issues Forum, consisting of a facilitated discussion between law enforcement and community leaders.
Perspective Series. This year we are introducing the IACP Perspective Series, three cutting-edge, interactive sessions on global issues with significance in local communities. I encourage you to attend all three Perspective Series sessions which will take place on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
Exposition Hall. The 2015 Exposition Hall is a must-visit. This year we have over 700 exhibitors, interactive zones, and cutting-edge education in the Innovation Theatre and Solutions Presentation Theatre. Be sure to check out the latest in technology and services in the Agency of Tomorrow Pavilion.
Education. The education line-up for IACP 2015 is absolutely phenomenal. There are 13 targeted educational tracks as well as some non-traditional educational opportunities. This year we are featuring to new tracks: Leadership Track and Companion Track.
For a few additional notes, check out the blog post on Ten Things to Know about IACP 2015. Also, be sure to follow @TheIACP on Twitter and download the conference mobile app to stay up to date and engaged with conference happenings.
We have a lot of great things planned for IACP 2015 and are excited to kick off this spectacular event!
Congratulations to this year’s winners and finalists of the IACP/Cisco Community Policing Award! This award recognizes outstanding community policing initiatives worldwide. Four agencies were selected as winners, five agencies were selected as finalists, and one agency was given special recognition for the use of technology in a community policing effort. Winning entries demonstrate the meaningful change that occurs when law enforcement officials and their communities utilize all available resources for crime prevention and improvement of quality of life.
“Cisco is proud to be a part of the IACP Community Policing Awards and all that it represents. The men and women and public safety organizations honored by this award are the embodiment of best in breed in law enforcement,” said Bob Stanberry, Senior Law Enforcement Advisor for Cisco. “I am honored to support these organizations and am in awe of their determination to make our communities and citizens safer.”
This year’s winners are:
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Thompson Detachment, Manitoba, Canada
- Shakopee, Minnesota, Police Department
- Dayton, Ohio, Police Department
- New York City, New York, Police Department
This year’s special recognition for use of technology is:
This year’s finalists are:
- Columbia Heights, Minnesota, Police Department
- Durham, New Hampshire, Police Department
- University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, Police Department
- Arlington, Texas, Police Department
- Houston, Texas, Police Department
Committee Chairman Ronal Serpas, Professor at Loyola University and former New Orleans Police Superintendent points out, “Recent events have demonstrated that trust between law enforcement and the community it serves is essential. The agencies we are honor…have demonstrated how incorporating the community policing philosophy into their mission has built a stronger agency, and awarded them with strong and lasting relationships with their communities.”
Award winners will be honored at the 122nd IACP Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, at a special awards reception on Sunday, October 25, 2015.