Available Now: Listen to the Day’s Top Stories

The Lead, IACP’s daily email news briefing, has a new feature. Members are now able to listen to the briefing using the new audio capabilities we have built into the site. With the click of a button, you can have the briefing read to you with the capability of pausing, jumping back and forward in 30 second intervals (useful for long, multiple-source write ups), or moving to a different part of the briefing.

There are two paths to access the audio feature. First, click on the Archive link found at the bottom of the briefing. From there, either:

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Posted in IACP, Membership

Statement of IACP President Donald W. De Lucca on Manchester Attack

As President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), I am horrified and deeply troubled by the appalling terrorist attack that has taken place in Manchester, England.

I, along with the membership of the IACP, mourn the lives of those who have perished and applaud the bravery and dedication of all those who have responded to aid the injured and keep the public safe from further harm.

As the Greater Manchester Police and other agencies across the United Kingdom continue their investigation and efforts to apprehend all those who aided in this despicable attack, I want them to know that they have the support of the global policing community.

At the same time, I want to reassure citizens around the world, that today, just like they do every day, your law enforcement agencies and officers are making every effort to protect all those who live in, work in, and visit their community. We must all work together to keep communities safe and secure. As the terror threat continues to evolve, law enforcement agencies will rely even more on the assistance and support of their community members. Successfully combating the threat posed by violent extremism will require that both law enforcement agencies and the public remain vigilant. Report suspicious behavior. If you see something, say something.

Again, our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and colleagues of those whose lives have been devastated by this tragic and senseless crime.

Posted in Breaking News, Global Policing, IACP, Mass Casualty Attacks

Two IACP Past Presidents Inducted into to the Florida Law Enforcement Hall of Fame

Join the IACP in congratulating Past Presidents William Berger (2001-2002) and Richard Beary (2014-2015) for being inducted into the Florida Law Enforcement Officers’ Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony, took place today, May 20, 2017, at the Florida state capitol in Tallahassee.

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bergerPast President William B. Berger has spent 42 years in public service and public safety, starting with the Miami Police Department and later as chief of police for North Miami Beach Police Department. In 2004, he was named as the chief of police for Palm Bay Police Department, Past President Berger is now U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Florida. (Learn more about Marshal Berger’s term as IACP President by viewing his video in the IACP Past Presidents History Project.)

bearyPast President Richard M. Beary has over 39 years in state and local law enforcement, including the Altamonte Springs Police Department, the Lake Mary Police Department, and the University of Central Florida, where he is now chief. (Find out more information on Chief Beary’s term as IACP President by viewing his video in the IACP Past Presidents History Project.)

The Florida Law Enforcement Hall of Fame was established in 2014 to recognize and honor law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of Florida’s citizens and visitors through their works, service, and exemplary accomplishments.

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Congratulations Past Presidents Berger and Beary, well deserved!

Posted in Awards, Breaking News, IACP

Operation Conversation: NYPD Cops Talk with Kids

This blog post is part of a series highlighting best practices in community policing by police departments throughout the United States as part of IACP’s Community Policing: The Next Generation project. The project showcases modern, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to crime problems and public safety issues through collaboration and partnerships between law enforcement and community stakeholders in order to implement community policing efforts. The project is funded through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. New York City, New York, Police Department is a recipient of the 2016 IACP/Cisco Community Policing Award

NYPD.jpgThe New York City, New York, Police Department (NYPD) has created an innovative partnership bringing together cops and community, helping to keep the streets safer. Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids (Cops & Kids) was launched more than 10 years ago following a police shooting, which exposed the need to develop a positive relationship between inner-city youth and the police. Since 2011, when the NYPD officially incorporated Cops & Kids into their work, more than 8,200 officers, new recruits, and students have been trained, bringing together police officers and young people. For young people participating in Cops & Kids, the workshops humanize police officers without questioning their authority. For police officers participating in the program, the workshops also humanize inner-city teenagers.

In 2011, the NYPD entered into a formal partnership with the All Stars Project (ASP), a privately funded nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of youth and low income communities using the power of performance, in partnership with caring adults. The partnership is guided by four principles:

  • The NYPD interest in talking to the community and recognition that police officers talking with inner-city youth has value for alleviating tension and creating a better environment for law enforcement to operate.
  • Both the NYPD and the ASP’s recognition of performance as a method for increasing the understanding and humanizing of the other, and as a positive form of participatory education.
  • Young people and police have different roles and responsibilities in society. The Cops & Kids approach does not look to challenge nor undermine either the authority of the police or the civil liberties of the young people. Rather, it looks to persuade police and young people to give expression to their everyday roles,
  • Joint recognition that participatory workshops, based on these principles, can bring about constructive and positive changes in police-community relations.

Cops & Kids workshops take place at Police Athletic League facilities, community centers, and the like. Officers and youth are seated in a circle of chairs and asked to sit in alternating order of cop, kid, cop, kid. After introducing themselves, the participants take part in improvisational, interactive theater games. This allows them to get to know one another and share an experience. After performing together, participants reflect and comment on the experience of playing these games together.

Participants are asked to say in two sentences the one thing that they came there to say, allowing participants to get what they want to say “off their chest,” and moving them on to a new conversation. Participants also perform in improvisational skits, leading to productive and respectful dialogue.

One of the things that cops and kids discover is that they have many things in common. Play and performance allow the cops and kids to relate to each other, often for the first time, as fellow human beings. At the end of the workshop, each young person then steps up to each officer, shaking his or her hand and thanking them. Then each officer does the same with each of the young people. Final comments are often quite moving and sometimes end in embraces or “body bumps.”

The success of the workshops has everything to do with the fact that hostility, suspicion, and fear is not covered up, but related to as real or meaningful. Everyone is given the opportunity to put attitudes and feelings on the table.

The NYPD and ASP administered a survey to a sample of program participants in 2014. Among the results: 100 percent of kids and 93 percent of officers said that the workshops played a positive role in promoting communication between police and youth.

Posted in Community-Police Relations

The IACP, Yale and the U.S. Department of Justice Launch Groundbreaking Toolkit for Law Enforcement to Help Children Recover from Exposure to Violence and Trauma

Today, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center (”Yale”), in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) at the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice, released the Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement (“Toolkit”) to address violence and victimization faced in homes, neighborhoods and communities around the country.

In recent years, the epidemic nature of childhood exposure to violence in the United States has been widely acknowledged, as has the damaging impact that exposure to violence can have on children’s development – a negative impact that often lasts through adulthood and contributes to the profound public health and criminal justice challenges faced in our communities.

Because of their critical role in responding to calls for service, law enforcement officers are uniquely positioned to recognize and identify children who may be traumatized, and to utilize trauma-informed policing practices— both immediately on-scene and beyond the emergency calls for service—that can help to initiate children’s recovery. This enables officers to interrupt the cycle of violence and victimization that often happens when children are traumatized and not identified following their exposure to violence. Trauma-informed police responses can interrupt the development of costly difficulties –school failure, alcohol and drug abuse, criminal/anti-social behavior, repeated victimization and mental and physical health disorders — a trajectory so often followed when children are not identified and assisted in their recovery following exposure to violence.

The significance of the role of police in identifying children and families at risk, and initiating recovery within moments of their arrival on scene, cannot be underestimated. When law enforcement officers are properly equipped and assume their critical role in the healing process, they not only advance the recovery of individual children and families, but they strengthen relationships and advance trust between law enforcement officers and community members.

Supported by the Toolkit resources, police officers trained on biological, neurological, and psychological responses to trauma can be better prepared to recognize and identify these symptoms in their everyday encounters with children and family members, provide meaningful, trauma-informed policing responses to violence and catastrophic events and initiate crucial healing in children and families whom they so valiantly serve.

This new toolkit provides practical tools and resources to assist law enforcement agencies in building or enhancing effective operational responses to children exposed to violence (with or without a mental health partner). Several of these tools were first developed for the Protecting and Serving: Enhancing Law Enforcement Response to Children Exposed to Violence training curriculum for frontline police officers, developed and launched by the IACP, Yale and OJJDP in 2016. Initial evaluation results from the training indicate that participating officers made significant gains in knowledge about childhood exposure to violence and changes in attitudes about the significant impact police officers can have in helping children and families move towards healing in the wake of violence.

Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement is available in both hardcopy and electronic download at http://www.theiacp.org/children-exposed-to-violence.

Equipping officers to take on the role of responding effectively to children exposed to violence, is of critical importance. Effective response can interrupt the cycle of violence and victimization that so often occurs when children exposed to violence are not identified and not able to move towards recovery, it also provides a key opportunity to strengthen relationships and advance trust between officers and community members.

– Donald W. De Lucca, President, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Chief of the Doral, Florida, Police Department

“Police are so much more than law enforcers in their communities. Police bring order to chaos and can restore a sense of safety and security in the wake of violence. Police officers play a major role in the lives of vulnerable children and can be a key protective factor, along with family, schools and the community, all of which can be critical in changing the trajectory towards negative outcomes that are so often associated with trauma and violence.”

– Steven Marans, MSW, Ph.D., Director, Childhood Violent Trauma Center, Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University


About the International Association of Chiefs of Police

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a professional association for law enforcement worldwide. For more than 120 years, the IACP has been launching internationally acclaimed programs, speaking on behalf of law enforcement, conducting groundbreaking research, and providing exemplary programs and services to members across the globe.

Today, the IACP continues to be recognized as a leader in these areas. By maximizing the collective efforts of the membership, IACP actively supports law enforcement through advocacy, outreach, education, and programs.

Through ongoing strategic partnerships across the public safety spectrum, the IACP provides members with resources and support in all aspects of law enforcement policy and operations. These tools help members perform their jobs effectively, efficiently, and safely while also educating the public on the role of law enforcement to help build sustainable community relations.

About the Yale Childhood Violent Trauma Center at the Yale School of Medicine (Yale)

Yale Childhood Violent Trauma Center is a national leader in trauma-informed collaborative interventions including developing and implementing innovative multi-disciplinary collaborative program models such as the Child Development-Community Policing program that provides immediate coordinated police, mental health, and social service interventions and follow-up services to children, youth, and families exposed to violence and trauma.

Yale brings extensive experience in providing multidisciplinary training to first responders whose work involves acute interventions with communities exposed to violence and other catastrophic events, as well as extensive technical assistance consultation to communities, law enforcement agencies, mental health providers, schools, and local, state, and national government leaders, in the aftermath of violence, acts of terror and natural disaster including the Sandy Hook Elementary School and Virginia Tech mass shootings, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

About the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), a component of the Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice, envisions a nation where our children are healthy, educated, and free from violence. OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds justice-involved youth appropriately accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.

 

Posted in Victim Services, Youth

2017 National Police Week Statement

Statement from IACP President Donald De Lucca

As thousands of law enforcement officers make their way to Washington, D.C. over the next week for National Police Week, I reflect on challenges we have encountered over the last year and look towards the future and the many opportunities ahead.

2016 was another difficult year for law enforcement around the world. In the United States, 145 officers lost their lives in the line of duty. Tomorrow evening I will be attending the annual candlelight vigil and have the honor of reading off names of the brave men and woman who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Collectively as a profession, we grieve with the families, the agencies, and the communities of those who have lost their lives.

As we take time this week to remember those who have gone before us, let us also take the opportunity to honor the dedication and daily commitment of the men and woman of law enforcement to keeping our communities safe. I am encouraged by what I see every day by the members of my department, particularly the younger officers. Their devotion and enthusiasm to the profession and their commitment to public service is inspiring and I know the future of law enforcement is in good hands.

As many of you take part in this week’s events, whether it be in D.C. or in your own community, I encourage you to take a moment to honor the fallen members of our community and remember their service and sacrifice. It is also the perfect time to recognize the good work and dedicated service of our law enforcement leaders, both the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow. We should also all reflect back on the oath we took – and remember that we must do everything we can to keep our sworn personnel safe in their daily duties and contacts with the public.

Thank you for your service and all you do.

Posted in IACP

Meet the Leadership Blog Series

The IACP Board of Directors is comprised of the IACP Executive Board as well as 33 law enforcement leaders appointed by the IACP President. The members of the Board of Directors represent agencies large and small around the globe and contribute to the governance of the IACP. In the IACP’s new Meet the Leadership Blog Series, the IACP will feature brief profiles of the 33 appointed members of the Board of Directors, in the months leading up to the 2017 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition.PC Davis

Name: Kevin Davis

Title: Police Commissioner

Agency: Baltimore, Maryland, Police Department

Year Joined the IACP: Early in my career when I started to get promoted.

Reason for Going into Law Enforcement: I am a fourth-generation public safety professional. The service aspect of law enforcement attracted me and keeps me going to this day. Police are some of the most visible representations of government, and it’s an honor to protect the values of our society every day.

First Heard about IACP: I’ve always known the IACP to be a think tank of policing. The work they do has always inspired me to be a part of the organization.

Becoming More Involved in IACP: I’ve served in three large police departments in my 25-year career. Leading a police department in challenging times demands police chiefs to be in touch with solutions to common problems. IACP provides that platform.

Favorite Part About Being in Law Enforcement: The small victories are always the most rewarding. Solving a crime, helping a neighborhood put together a collaboration plan, and innovative remedies to age-old challenges are rewarding experiences.

The Most Challenging Part of Law Enforcement: The availability of resources is always a challenge for leaders in our profession. Ensuring our young patrol officers receive the training and leadership they need to be successful requires our full time and attention.

One Piece of Advice for the Leaders of Tomorrow: Leadership is not a popularity contest. It’s lonely at the top. Make informed decisions and surround yourself with people who will tell you the truth. A good decision today is better than a perfect decision tomorrow.


Name: Mary GavinPD Love-0802.jpg

Title: Chief of Police

Agency: Falls Church, Virginia, Police Department

Year Joined the IACP: 1999

Reason for Going into Law Enforcement: A call to serve and help people, particularly juveniles.

First Heard about IACP: As a lieutenant with Arlington County, Virginia, Police Department, I went to my first IACP Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1999. Since that first visit to an IACP Conference, the association has been the source for crafting my law enforcement responses and assets as well as connecting with like-minded professionals.

Becoming More Involved in IACP: As a lieutenant and community policing liaison, IACP provided best practices which were invaluable in the world of community policing strategy. As I grew as a professional, my interests broadened and IACP provided resources for those interests.

Favorite Part About Being in Law Enforcement: This profession is challenging, riddled with hardship, demands grit, yet it reaps amazing rewards of witnessing the human spirit at its very best.

The Most Challenging Part of Law Enforcement: The challenges can fluctuate from budgets, to personnel, to politics, and the broad brush of stigmas surrounding the profession.

One Piece of Advice for the Leaders of Tomorrow: Be a continual learner as this profession is always changing and always challenging. Seek growth through change in a culture that is often resistant to change.


Name: David ZackDSC_0036

Title: Chief of Police

Agency: Town of Cheektowaga Police Department, NY

Year Joined the IACP: 2011

Reason for Going into Law Enforcement: Oddly, law enforcement was not my first choice. I was interested in teaching; however, law enforcement was always in the background. I was a fanatic for shows like Adam-12 and Dragnet as a kid. I didn’t know any cops growing up, but I did very much want to be like those guys I was watching on TV.

First Heard about IACP: My mentor was the chief who hired me. When I became chief, the first thing he told me was to get involved with IACP if I wanted to be successful. He stressed the benefits of networking and being aware of emerging trends.

Becoming More Involved in IACP: IACP provides so many benefits aside from the conferences, trainings, and publications. It is fascinating discussing this profession with my colleagues across the nation and worldwide. Each time I enter a room with them, I leave smarter than when I walked in. The opportunity to gain so many different perspectives has made me a better chief.

Favorite Part About Being in Law Enforcement: All of it, but the comradery most of all.

The Most Challenging Part of Law Enforcement: The biggest challenge for me is to keep the rank and file motivated. It’s awful tough out there for the men and women patrolling the streets and doing the heavy lifting.

One Piece of Advice for the Leaders of Tomorrow: Your inner circle shrinks every time you’re promoted and when you promote others. Remember that division commanders, platoon, and unit supervisors are struggling with their own internal politics which will affect the counsel they provide you. Listen to them, but always ask yourself what is best for the department and then do it, regardless of whose feelings get hurt. Those decisions will have short-term consequences yet reap long term rewards.

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Recognize the Excellence in Your Agency

Each day, law enforcement agencies and officers do exceptional work as they protect and serve their communities. Often, these accomplishments go unrecognized. The IACP awards are a way to change that.

The IACP awards seek to recognize the excellence in leadership and operational achievement that exists throughout the global law enforcement community. There are more than a dozen awards in a variety of areas. From traffic safety to forensic science to partnerships, the IACP awards are a great way to highlight the amazing programs and people in your agency.

Many of the awards are currently open for application. Visit the IACP Award webpage for a complete list of awards and deadlines. Click on an individual award for more information. Apply today and recognize the outstanding work happening in your community.

Posted in Annual Conference and Exposition, Awards

Meet the Leadership Blog Series

The IACP Board of Directors is comprised of the IACP Executive Board as well as 33 law enforcement leaders appointed by the IACP President. The members of the Board of Directors represent agencies large and small around the globe and contribute to the governance of the IACP. In the IACP’s new Meet the Leadership Blog Series, the IACP will feature brief profiles of the 33 appointed members of the Board of Directors, in the months leading up to the 2017 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition.

Name: Bernadette DiPinoChief DiPino

Title: Chief of Police

Agency: Sarasota, Florida, Police Department

Year joined the IACP: 2003

Reason for Going into Law Enforcement: My Dad, grandfather, and great-grandfather were police officers. I guess you could say it was in my blood. My dad, retried Major Charles DiPino of the Baltimore Police Department was and still is my hero. The stories he shared about his experiences made me want to be just like him. He helped people and risked his life to keep the community safe. He was happy and satisfied in his career. He loved being a police officer and so do I.

First Heard about IACP: I heard about the IACP from my dad and other Maryland chiefs. Fellow chiefs are the best advocates for recruiting membership. I wish I would have known about joining as a commander because there are so many benefits to being a member.

Becoming More Involved in IACP: The IACP provides so much for chiefs from brand new appointees to the tenured chiefs. The best practices standards and the training were the initial draw for me. Potential job opportunities, State Association of Chiefs of Police (SACOP), various committees, and the multitude of IACP initiates have kept me as a loyal member. The IACP not only is a must for your resume, but it provides a network of members who can help you solve problems and commiserate together over similar challenges. I have learned so much from my fellow IACP members and I hope I have been able to provide insight as well!

Favorite Part About Being in Law Enforcement: I love being able to make a positive difference in people’s lives every day. You see the best and the worst in people, but I am always impressed and inspired by the courage and dedication of police officers. I enjoy meeting new people especially the younger and older community members. I get to engage with and talk to people and solve problems, which ultimately makes our world a safer place. It is a challenging and rewarding occupation.

The Most Challenging Part of Law Enforcement: The most challenging part of my job is trying to make everyone happy. As one of the “tenured” chiefs I know it’s impossible, but I won’t stop trying! Personnel issues are challenging especially when you have to discipline or fire an officer. I take that role seriously because I have to ensure the trust in the community as well as be fair to my officers.

One Piece of Advice for the Leaders of Tomorrow: My one piece of advice is to get as much advice and counsel as possible before making an important decision. Just about everything you experience has happened to other chiefs. Join the IACP and your state chief’s association. The networking, information, and training you get will help you be the best leader and provide you with the tools you need to reach your goals and obtain success. Also take time for YOU! Schedule it on your calendar. Make sure you take care of yourself physically and mentally. Spend time with your family and friends, practice your spirituality, get a massage, practice your hobby or sports, do things away from the job. You need to take care of you before you can take care of your officers and community.


Name: John W. Mina IMG_7933

Title: Chief of Police

Agency: Orlando, Florida, Police Department

Year joined the IACP: 2013

Reason for Going into Law Enforcement: At a young age, I had two very different experiences with law enforcement. In the first one I was treated professionally and with kindness and compassion. In the second interaction, I felt the officer was unprofessional, and did not treat me with dignity and respect. Both interactions had a lasting effect. Later, when I decided to join the U.S. Army and become a Military Police Officer, I knew law enforcement was the profession that I wanted to pursue. Throughout my career, I always remembered the way I was treated by both officers.

First Heard about IACP: I heard about IACP when we hosted the conference in 1997 when I was a new Sergeant.

Becoming More Involved in IACP: IACP always seemed to be at the forefront of the law enforcement community, engaged with our lawmakers, and continually trying to advance the law enforcement profession. They play a huge role in determining and setting policy and best practices.

Favorite Part About Being in Law Enforcement: My favorite part of being in law enforcement is knowing that our community relies upon us to keep them safe. We are the ones who respond to situations that others are not equipped to handle, do not have the skills to handle, or are not capable of handling. Knowing that we are the ones that people feel safe around, that people call when they need help is an honor and very humbling.

The Most Challenging Part of Law Enforcement: The most challenging thing is the intense scrutiny that we are under. Law enforcement is expected to make split second decisions that happen in the blink of an eye. Our decisions must be the right ones, 100% of the time. Our officers do not have the luxury of watching a video repeatedly and then deciding what is the correct action They must act quickly in order to protect citizens, risk their own lives, and must be prepared to be scrutinized by their peers, supervisors, the community, and sometimes the nation.

One Piece of Advice for the Leaders of Tomorrow: I have a long list of advice and teaching moments that I give to newly promoted leaders, but here is one of the more important ones. The safety, health, and well-being of your officers and employees should be a priority. If they are not safe, they can’t keep their community safe. I also tell them the old leadership phrase I learned from my time in the military; Mission First, People Always.


Name: Charles R. Press PRESS

Title: Chief of Police

Agency: Village of Key Biscayne, Flordia, Police Department

Year joined the IACP: Early 1990s

Reason for Going into Law Enforcement: My father was an officer and I admired his dedication to duty.  He also started the first police athletic league (P.A.L.) in the state of Florida.  It taught me the value of giving back to the community.

First Heard about IACP: My first chief in Miami Beach was an IACP President.  Our chiefs were always involved in the organization and I was heavily involved in securing the IACP Annual Conference and Exposition when it came to Miami Beach.

Becoming More Involved in IACP: It is my sincere belief that the sharing of knowledge, education, and experience makes us all better at our jobs.  It is incumbent upon us, as leaders in our profession, to be the best we can be, and learning from others can only strengthen our skills and IACP can assist with that.

Favorite Part About Being in Law Enforcement: My parents taught me the value of doing the right thing and helping all people in need.  Those values have guided me for 42 years and knowing I have had the chance to change people’s lives for the better is priceless.

The Most Challenging Part of Law Enforcement: Trying to lead officers and maintain a high level of professionalism and morale during this difficult time.  Reminding them every day that we all took an oath to serve, and that oath is not based on pay scales, pension plans, or guarantees of our safety.  It is based on our dedication to the profession and the community we work in.

One Piece of Advice for the Leaders of Tomorrow: Stay the course, for ours is the most noble of professions.  Remember to lead by example, using both your heart and mind, to create a career based on fairness and integrity towards all those you come across.

 

Posted in IACP, Leadership

New Model Policy Available

New documents on Excited Delirium are now available to IACP Members! To access the documents, please click here.

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These updated documents provide chief executives with guidance and direction in the handling of individuals who appear to be in a state of excited delirium (ExDS). ExDS is a medical disorder characterized by observable behaviors including extreme mental and physiological excitement, intense agitation, hyperthermia (elevated body temperature) often resulting in nudity, hostility, exceptional strength, endurance without apparent fatigue, and unusual calmness after restraint accompanied by a risk of sudden death. While there is still some discussion among medical experts as to whether ExDS exists as a separate medical disorder, it is important that law enforcement officers be able to recognize the associated characteristics and respond accordingly. Through swift action to achieve physical control of the individual so that he or she can receive prompt medical attention, officers can help to lessen the chance of death.

Click here for a listing of available Model Policies or contact the Policy Center directly at policycenter@theiacp.org.

The IACP Model Policies are only available to IACP members and IACP Net customers. Not an IACP member? Please visit www.theiacp.org/membership

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