The IACP, under the auspices of its Discover Policing recruitment initiative and the New Police Chief Mentoring Project, has launched a new online mentoring center.
The new IACP Discover Policing Mentoring Center is a place where current and future law enforcement professionals can connect and establish relationships that foster personal and professional growth and development. This resource is designed to serve a broad range of law enforcement and criminal justice professionals.
• Students / Aspiring Recruits
• Veteran or newly promoted officers
• New and experienced police chiefs
• Civilian police personnel (analysts, grant coordinators, PIOs, technology managers, etc)
• International police officers
Anyone can register to be a mentee, and any current or former law enforcement/criminal justice professional can serve as a mentor. Receiving mentorship or serving as a mentor can help you expand your professional network, gain knowledge and fresh perspectives on the workplace, and deliver tremendous personal satisfaction. The duration and intensity of the mentor/mentee relation can vary based on the need of the mentee and the time and experience of the mentor. Some may be ongoing while others may be short-term, focusing on a particular time-sensitive area of need.
The IACP Discover Policing Mentoring Center offers an easy conduit for making mentor/mentee relationships. After creating a log in and password, users create profiles detailing their work experience and areas of interest, expertise, or need, as either a mentor, mentee, or both. Once activated, profiles are then searchable by a variety of factors including state and keyword. Match requests are sent and through the system via email, and upon acceptance all further correspondence takes place independently, via phone or email.
Beyond the Mentoring Center, the IACP’s associated endeavors, the New Police Chief Mentoring Project and the Discover Policing website, offer a variety of resources and information. The New Police Chief Mentoring project, within the IACP’s Smaller Law Enforcement Agency Program, provides technical assistance to newer police leaders serving in smaller and tribal departments. DiscoverPolicing.org is the official career center of the IACP and a nationwide police recruitment and career exploration resource for both jobseekers and hiring agencies.
So, get started with the new IACP Discover Policing Mentoring Center. Connect with experienced and aspiring law enforcement professionals. Find a mentor. Be a mentor. Today.