In March 2014, the IACP’s National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women will be holding the Ohio Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women in Columbus, Ohio. This training event, created in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and held in collaboration with the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), will highlight a multitude of topics including lethality/risk assessments, policy development and implementation, addressing department culture, and many other topics relevant to law enforcement executives related to the crimes of violence against women. Continue reading
ATF Special Agent and IACP Fellow Ross Arends discusses the benefits of using gun trace data in violent crime investigations during the National Fusion Center Association Annual Training Event, held in Arlington, Virginia in November, 2013.
In 2010, the IACP launched a program, sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), to evaluate the benefits of infusing gun trace data into Fusion Center analytical products as a means to improve investigations, identify trends, and assist in developing strategies to reduce violent crime. The IACP evaluation, conducted in part by SA Arends, determined that the use of data derived from E-trace, NBIN, and other ATF databases, greatly enhanced investigative operations by Fusion Center personnel and fostered the development of new partnerships and collaborative efforts. The IACP’s final report of this project is expected to be released in 2014. For more information about this project please contact SA Ross Arends at firstname.lastname@example.org or the project manager, Richard Lisko, at email@example.com.
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On November 7, the Federal Aviation Administration announced the release of Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap. The document, mandated by the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA), outlines a five-year plan intended to ensure the use of UAS is safely integrated into the NAS.
Announcing the publication of the document, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said, “This Roadmap is an important step forward that will help stakeholders understand the operational goals and safety issues we need to consider when planning for the future of our airspace.”
The IACP recognizes the important role of small unmanned aircraft in public safety applications, including improved situational awareness for responders, search and rescue, crime scene documentation, and other critical operations. The IACP Aviation Committee has maintained a leading role in representing law enforcement’s interests, publishing Recommended Guidelines for the Use of Unmanned Aircraft in August, 2012 to help agencies develop policies for the use of UAS that enhance public safety while respecting the privacy concerns of the community. The committee will continue to work with the FAA as well as other stakeholders to facilitate the integration of UAS into public safety operations.
October 19th through 23rd found the Pennsylvania Convention Center alive and kicking, thanks to IACP 2013! Here’s a download of the event:
In total, we had 213 educational sessions in 12 tracks, 725 exhibiting companies, and 59 countries represented at IACP 2013. Our full attendance count was 13,668.
Some fun facts about the conference in Philadelphia: Continue reading
In March 2014, the IACP’s National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women will be holding the Ohio Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women in Columbus, Ohio. With support from the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), and held in collaboration with the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), this transformative opportunity will be focused on assisting Ohio law enforcement in developing practical, pro-active plans to increase agency effectiveness in responding to and investigating the crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking. Continue reading
The IACP’s National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women team recently partnered with Kentucky’s Department of Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) to assist with the development of a training event for investigators throughout the state. Leadership Initiative training faculty members Lt. Mark Wynn (retired) and Sgt. Jim Markey (retired) will present information on responding to and investigating dating/domestic violence and sexual assault.
IACP Leadership Initiative on Violence Against Women faculty member Lt. Mark Wynn discusses the realities of violence against women crimes with training participants.
Last night, Yost Zakhary, Woodway Chief of Police and City Manager, was sworn in as the President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) at the 120th Annual IACP Conference and Expo.
President Yost Zakhary has vowed to focus his attention on four new initiatives during his presidency. Those initiatives include: working to reduce violence and crime on our streets; increasing partnerships between law enforcement, health professionals, and community leaders so that we have a better understanding of the mental health of our arrestees and can enhance officer response and action; and lastly the enhancement of the important work done by the IACP’s Center for Officer Safety and Wellness. Continue reading
IACP pays tribute to the first responders of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Tuesday’s schedule included:
- 49 Educational sessions
- 10 Meetings
- 1 Networking events
Here are some of the highlights:
- At the second General Assembly, we paid tribute to the first responders to the Boston Marathon Bombing. Commissioner Ed Davis of the Boston Police Department shared his experiences with the response effort. Acting Secretary Rand Beers discussed the importance of information sharing and protecting cyber resources. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter recognized attendees for their efforts to keep their home communities safe. Continue reading
Attorney General Eric Holder addresses the First General Assembly
Monday’s schedule included:
- 51 Educational sessions
- 33 Meetings
- 3 Networking events
Here are some of the highlights:
- At the First General Assembly, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressed DOJ’s commitment to IACP’s Center for Officer Safety & Wellness and prevention of officer suicide efforts. FBI Director James Comey spoke on the importance of law enforcement partnerships. Continue reading