The IACP Mid-Sized Cities Section: A Voice for Chiefs Serving Cities of 50,000 to 500,000 People

Guest Blogger: John Douglass, Chief of Police, Overland Park, Kansas, Police Department

The Mid-Sized Cities Section is a new IACP membership section devoted to the unique needs and challenges that emerge from departments of this size. The section is committed to embracing and
leveraging the special capacity and flexibility of midsize agencies to innovate and drive progressive change within the police profession.

Founded just over one year ago, the section offers a unique forum for chiefs of midsize cities to network and exchange ideas. If you police a jurisdiction with a population between 50,000 to 500,000 residents, I urge you to become involved.

Make plans to attend the Mid-Sized Cities Section meeting at the annual IACP conference on Saturday, October 22, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Palmer House Hilton. An exciting agenda is planned. Discussion topics will include policing during difficult economic times, suspicious activity reporting, homeland security, and border issues, followed by a general business meeting. Attendance is open and encouraged for all representatives of midsize cities.

Join us and help lay the foundation of this new and growing section!

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