Recently, the IACP—in conjunction with Grant-Thornton, LLP—launched the Law Enforcement Leaders survey designed to highlight issues of great importance to the law enforcement community and help the IACP better serve its members. The response to the survey has been excellent since the launch date, and we hope to use survey data to get a much clearer picture of our members’ priorities.
Since the Law Enforcement Leadership Survey 2013 was launched, the IACP has received a substantial response from members who have shared their departments’ biggest concerns. In addition, the IACP has received numerous partial responses from members who did not complete the survey in its entirety. The IACP thanks those who have completed the survey—as well as those who have started it—for devoting their time to help improve the IACP’s service to its members. For those who have not completed the survey, you still have an opportunity to do so. A common issue when completing the survey is that members are unaware of answers to budget-related questions, because their state or locality has not yet passed a budget for the coming fiscal year. If a survey taker is unaware of specific budget details, it is acceptable to estimate, based on past years, what the department’s budgetary situation will be. In addition, survey takers who have not taken the survey but may be considering it can save a copy of the survey and come back to work on it later.
In a changing world, law enforcement executives have to be ready for the challenges of today and tomorrow. The IACP-Grant-Thornton Law Enforcement Leadership Survey 2013 gives the IACP a unique look at the priorities of its members, and helps us focus our efforts on public policy areas that matter to police departments around the country to help you meet those challenges. So, thank you to all those members who have completed or started a survey—your opinion is very important to us! If you have not completed or started a survey, it is not too late to finish it. If you saved your progress, you should click on the unique link that was e-mailed to you when you clicked “save.” If you have not started the survey, click here to begin! Your thoughts and opinions will only help the IACP better serve you.