Conference Spotlight: International Managers of Police Academies and College Trainers (IMPACT) Track

If you plan to be at this year’s IACP annual conference in San Diego, September 29 through October 3, you may want to check out the International Managers of Police Academies and College Trainers (IMPACT) Track. Facilitating the exchange of ideas and procedures, the IMPACT Section’s goal is to push for effective coordination, education, and training within police agencies.

Two eye-opening and internationally focused sessions that will be presented this year are:

  • “A New Approach to International Policing: International Police Education and Training (IPET) Program” will focus on the joint IPET program headed by the U.S. Department of State, the IACP, and the Republic of Armenia Police.  The program itself concentrates its efforts on creating long-term and innovative approach to international police training and mentoring. By partnering with the Armenian Police, this program demonstrates to attendees the importance and possibility of personal international relationships.
  • At the session, “Global Police Reform Strategies for Diversifying and Mainstreaming Female Officers into All Areas of Police Service,” panelists will focus on the role of women in the ever-changing field of law enforcement. As numerous countries undertake police reform initiatives to increase the presence and roles of women in policing, this session will discuss a range of topics such as female recruitment, gender roles, social barriers, training initiatives, and women in police leadership positions.

As shifts occur, departments must be ready for any local and international changes that cross their paths. Through the IMPACT track, department heads can learn to do just that while establishing global relationships that further solidify the law enforcement community.

For more information on the IMPACT track or any of its session, email

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