Statement of IACP President Richard Beary on Paris Attack

“As President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), I am horrified and deeply troubled by the tragic events that have taken place in Paris, France today. I, along with the membership of the IACP, mourn the lives of those who have perished and applaud the bravery and dedication of the law enforcement officers who gave their lives in an effort to protect the innocent victims of this horrific attack.

As the French National Police and other agencies in France continue their efforts to apprehend those responsible for this attack, I want them to know that they have the support of the global policing community.

Sadly, today’s events once again demonstrate the troubling reality that no community and no nation is immune from the threat of violence. Around the world, law enforcement officers confront crime and the threat of violence on a daily basis. We must continue to ensure that all agencies have the resources, training and support necessary to protect both their communities and the citizens they serve.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends and colleagues whose lives have been devastated by this tragic and senseless crime.”

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