The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has always taken a stand against hate crimes in any form. Through projects, committee work, advocacy efforts, and other initiatives, the IACP continues to work to support law enforcement’s efforts to prevent, combat, and investigate hate crimes in communities around the world.
When these incidents do occur, law enforcement agencies need to be able to react quickly — below are resources to assist in policing efforts:
- Model Policy on Hate Crimes
- IACP’s Human and Civil Rights Committee
- Responding to Hate Crimes
- Responding to Hate Crimes: A Police Officer’s Guide to Investigation and Prevention
- Hate Crime in America Summit and Recommendations
- ADL and IACP Hate Symbols and Indicators Website for Law Enforcement
- This past spring, Chief Will Johnson of the Arlington, Texas, Police Department and the Chair of the IACP’s Human and Civil Rights Committee testified before U.S. Senate Committee on the underreporting of hate crime statistics; the challenges law enforcement faces in investigating these specific crimes; and the impact of hate crimes on community-police relations.