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Is the IACP Calling?

Recently, we’ve received a number of inquiries about phone solicitations for donations. The IACP and IACP Foundation do not solicit funds over the phone and are not associated with any other not-for-profit or paid fundraising organization that does solicit funds … Continue reading

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Beyond Enforcement – Connecting with Kids through School Resource Officer Programs

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers several recommendations for maintaining school safety and building relationships of trust between schools and law enforcement officers, including: create opportunities in schools and communities for positive nonenforcement interactions with police establish … Continue reading

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Columbia’s Beyond the Badge – Community Engagement through Community Service

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers several recommendations for building better relationships between law enforcement officers and the community that they serve, including initiating positive nonenforcement activities to engage communities embracing a guardian mindset working with community members … Continue reading

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Youth Engagement via Non-Traditional Sports

Guest Blogger: Sergeant Chris Cognac, Hawthorne, California, Police Department One of the biggest issues facing law enforcement today is establishing and maintaining trust in the community. Trust can’t be bought; it must be earned and sustained each and every day, … Continue reading

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Gathering Perspectives: Police Leaders Share Their Experiences

Vincent Talucci, Executive Director/CEO, IACP As I am inflight back home to Washington DC, I am reflecting on the last week. IACP President Terrence Cunningham, 1st Vice President Donald De Lucca, and IACP staff set out to hear directly from … Continue reading

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Tucson’s Mental Health Investigative Support Team – a New Approach for Responding to Mental Health Calls for Service

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers several recommendations for improving police interactions with persons with mental health concerns, including adopting preferences for seeking “least harm” resolutions embracing a guardian mindset engaging in multidisciplinary community team approaches for … Continue reading

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Join Us in San Diego for IACP 2016!

Register now for the 2016 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California, October 15-18. Save more than 20% when you register by August 31. IACP 2016 delivers a world-class educational experience by bringing together global subject matter experts and attendees … Continue reading

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The Importance of Department Wide Youth Outreach

Guest Blogger: Scott Nadeau, Chief of Police, Columbia Heights, Minnesota, Police Department “Seeking active partnerships in the community in order to protect life and property, innovatively solve problems and enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve.” With … Continue reading

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10 Ways Community Members Can Engage with Law Enforcement

One of the most important aspects of effective policing is community engagement. In order to build trust and respect, collaboration with the community is essential. Below are 10 great ways community members can engage with their local law enforcement agencies. … Continue reading

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Then and Now: Transforming Communication for Public Safety

Guest Blogger: Jim Bugel, Vice President, AT&T Public Safety Sector, IACP Platinum Partner AT&T’s products and services have supported first responders since the late 1870’s Who invented the telephone? Alexander Graham Bell. You probably knew that already. But did you … Continue reading

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