Insight Needed for the “Great Ideas in Law Enforcement” 2015 Edition

Looking at the long history behind policing, it’s evident that law enforcement has undergone many changes over the years. Behind this evolution is the drive to constantly improve and bring the best people and policies together to build safe communities across the world. Those improvements often start with something that seems small—an idea. Voicing new ideas takes a lot of courage, but those ideas are necessary, leading to more ideas, research, policy, practice, and overall evolution for the law enforcement profession. That’s why the IACP is asking for people tell us what they think.

In the September 2015 issue, the Police Chief magazine’s theme will be “Great Ideas in Law Enforcement.” We want insight from people from across the world, inside and outside of law enforcement, about what they believe needs to change and how it will better law enforcement. How would you reinvent policing? What methods could improve police practices like crime fighting, community safety, or the use of technology? Write about your idea and how it will affect law enforcement and send it to us! If your idea makes us say “Why didn’t anyone think of that sooner?” we’ll include it in September’s issue of the Police Chief.

The submission deadline is May 1, 2015. Each submission must be original and previously unpublished.

For more information, guidelines, and the submission form, go to or contact Dianne Beer-Maxwell at

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