When Chief Webber Seavey of the Omaha, Nebraska, Police Department met with police chiefs from across the United States in 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, he probably could not have envisioned the endurance of the organization that was created that year.
Since 1893, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has grown into a leader in law enforcement worldwide, reaching more than 30,000 members in more than 150 countries. Our members are the reason for the organization’s longevity and this year, we invite you to celebrate with us.
2018 marks the IACP’s 125th anniversary. It will be a year of celebration as well as one of reflection, to look back on all we have done and to look forward to all that we can do in the next 125 years.
Some ways you can participate in the celebration:
Join IACP for $125 in January: The IACP is inviting new members to join for $125 throughout the month of January, a savings of $25. Already a member? This is a great opportunity to encourage a colleague to join.
Share Milestones: Send us your photos, stories, and memories to be highlighted on our anniversary webpage. You can share on social media by using the hashtag #IACP125th or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patch Contest: The IACP is holding a patch design contest to commemorate the association’s 125th anniversary. Submit a design that showcases the rich history and forward momentum of the association. The winning patch will be revealed at the 2018 Annual Conference.
There will be much more to come throughout the year, all of which will culminate at the 2018 Annual Conference this October. Visit the 125th Anniversary webpage for updates or follow the hashtag #IACP125th on social media.