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Calling all Law Enforcement Exploring Alumni

Guest Blogger, Bob Tompkins, Chair, National Law Enforcement Exploring Alumni Association Former Law Enforcement Explorers often go on to have distinguished police careers, many rising to command and executive level positions within their agencies. Are you one of them? If … Continue reading

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Moving Barriers and Building Trust

Guest Blog Post By: Director Todd Miller, Mankato Department of Public Safety, Mankato, Minnesota Building trust with a community is easier when the police agency is representative of the citizens they serve, but it also requires that officers get out … Continue reading

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Last Chance to Respond to Census of State and Local Law Enforcement

As you may know, the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics is conducting the 2014 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies (CSLLEA). The IACP supports this data collection effort and we are hoping you will see the … Continue reading

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Safe, Fair and Effective Pretrial Justice is Crucial to Law Enforcement

Guest Blog By: Mike Ward, Chief of Police, Alexandria, Kentucky In 2008, the Campbell County Kentucky Police Chiefs were approached by our County Judge Executive. They asked for help in reducing our rising jail population and the costs associated with … Continue reading

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Four things keeping police departments from deploying body-worn cameras

This blog post is sponsored by Microsoft. After launching a body-worn camera program, the Oakland Police Department reported 18 months without an officer-involved shooting, in a city that used to average about eight a year.1 Still, many law enforcement agencies … Continue reading

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The IACP’s Community Policing Committee Meets in Phoenix

On March 12th and 13th, the IACP’s Community Policing Committee met for its annual mid-year meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.  The new Chair of the Committee, Dr. Ronal Serpas, lead discussions ranging from the IACP/Cisco Community Policing Awards to the IACP/COPS … Continue reading

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Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Commercial Vehicle Enforcement: A Perspective from the Tennessee Highway Patrol

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have come together to focus on developing strategies and deliverables to enhance the Drive to Save Lives/Drive Toward Zero Campaign … Continue reading

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Portland police pair data with professional insight to help tackle domestic violence

This blog post sponsored by IBM. Learn how the Portland Police Bureau increased domestic violence investigations by 111% and arrests by 21% Manually prioritizing domestic violence cases took Portland’s police several hours each day – time that they wanted to … Continue reading

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Nominations for IACP August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award

IACP recognizes the significant impact forensic science has on the criminal justice system. The August Vollmer Excellence in Forensic Science Award honors the proactive, innovative use of forensic technologies by law enforcement. Nominations for selection of the 2015 awards are … Continue reading

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Upcoming Oregon Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women Crimes

In August 2015, the IACP, in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training will be holding the Oregon Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women in Salem, OR. With support from the Department of Justice, … Continue reading

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