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Insight Needed for the “Great Ideas in Law Enforcement” 2015 Edition

Looking at the long history behind policing, it’s evident that law enforcement has undergone many changes over the years. Behind this evolution is the drive to constantly improve and bring the best people and policies together to build safe communities … Continue reading

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Applications Being Accepted for the National Campus Law Enforcement First-Line Supervisor Training on Violence Against Women

In June 2015, the IACP will hold the National Campus Law Enforcement First-Line Supervisor Training on Violence Against Women at the University of Maryland (College Park, MD). With support from the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), … Continue reading

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Help Deter Cybercrime by Participating in Global Safer Internet Day

A Message from IACP President Richard Beary Cybercrime is a global threat to the economic and the physical security of every nation. It is one of the leading crime problems facing the world today and in the foreseeable future. That … Continue reading

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2014 Line-of-Duty Officer Deaths: An Overview

In 2014, line-of-duty deaths among law enforcement officers in the United States increased from 2013 figures but remained notably lower than the previous ten-year average. There were 126 line-of-duty deaths to state, local, tribal, or federal law enforcement officers. Of … Continue reading

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IACP Launches Protect and Serve Webpage

In December, IACP President Richard Beary announced the creation of a new initiative, Protect and Serve. We are excited to announce that the Protect and Serve webpage has launched and is available at Through this initiative, the IACP is … Continue reading

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The 2015 IACP/Cisco Systems Community Policing Awards Call for Entries

The 2015 IACP/Cisco Systems Community Policing Awards Call for Entries For the 17th year, the IACP/Cisco Systems Community Policing Awards will recognize and pay tribute to departments worldwide that have collaborated with their communities to bring about change, address crime … Continue reading

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Community Policing: The Next Generation

The IACP is pleased to announce their project, Community Policing: The Next Generation, funded by a grant from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice. This project will focus on the important relationship between communities and … Continue reading

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National Mentoring Month: How a Mentor Can Assist a New Police Chief’s Leadership Transition

In recognition of National Mentoring Month, we are sharing stories about the value of law enforcement mentoring. Earlier in the month, Chief Dave Funkhouser discussed the importance of serving as a mentor to the next generation of law enforcement leaders. … Continue reading

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IACP Releases Report from National Summit on Community-Police Relations

A Message from IACP President Richard Beary I am pleased to announce the release of the report from the IACP National Policy Summit on Community-Police Relations: Advancing a Culture of Cohesion and Community Trust. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Take Time to Say Thanks: National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Today, January 9th, 2015, we join several other law enforcement organizations and citizens in showing support for law enforcement officers through National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.).  In light of the recent negativity directed towards the law enforcement community, we need … Continue reading

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