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Violence Against the Police – the Perspective of Community Members

This blog post is part of a series discussing the work of IACP President De Lucca’s Task Force to Global Address Violence Against Law Enforcement In March 2017, as part of IACP President De Lucca’s Task Force to Address Global … Continue reading

Posted in Crime and Violence | Tagged

IACP/DUPONT™ KEVLAR® SURVIVORS’ CLUB® CELEBRATES HONOREE OF THE YEAR

The IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club® is pleased to announce that Officer Angela Sands from the Lincoln, Nebraska, Police Department was chosen as the 2017 Honoree of the Year. A luncheon to celebrate Officer Sands as the recipient of this prestigious … Continue reading

Posted in Officer Safety & Wellness

Identifying Threats Violence Against Police – the Importance of Social Media and Community-Police Relations

This blog post is one in a series related to IACP President De Lucca’s Task Force to Address Global Violence Against the Police. As targeted attacks against police continue to represent a significant threat to law enforcement, it is important … Continue reading

Posted in Crime and Violence | Tagged

Reducing Crime Through Community Engagement and Partnerships

Guest Blogger Sergeant Eric Echevarria, Elgin, Illinois, Police Department No single factor has been more crucial to reducing crime levels than the partnership between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.  In order for law enforcement to be truly … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations

The Importance of Wearing Your Vest: Officer Angela Sands’ Story

On November 29, 2015, Officer Angela Sands of the Lincoln, Nebraska, Police Department, found herself with a firearm inches from her heart. Officer Sands was responding to a call for back up for a suspect that was found to have … Continue reading

Posted in Officer Safety & Wellness

Law Enforcement Participation in County-wide Justice Reform Leads to Reductions in Disproportionate Minority Confinement

Pennington County, South Dakota is 1 of 40 jurisdictions to receive funding through the Safety and Justice Challenge (SJC) to plan and implement strategies to safely reduce jail populations. The Safety and Justice Challenge is a five-year, $100 million investment … Continue reading

Posted in Criminal Justice Reform

Five Tips for Positive Law Enforcement Family Relationships

The lifestyle and culture of law enforcement affects more than just the officers.  Companions and family of law enforcement officers play an integral role in an officer’s health and wellness. The IACP’s Family blog series highlights the importance of the … Continue reading

Posted in Annual Conference and Exposition, Educational Tracks, Officer Safety & Wellness

Jurisdictions Selected to Receive Additional Funding through the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge Network

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that eight jurisdictions would receive $11.3 million in additional funding through the Safety and Justice Challenge to fully implement jail-reduction strategies they have been planning for over two years.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Criminal Justice Reform

Statement of IACP President Donald W. De Lucca on Weekend’s Deadly Attacks

Yet again, this weekend brought devastation, tragedy, and fear to our communities. Our deepest sympathies are with the victims, their families, and the communities of Marseille, France; Edmonton, Canada; and Las Vegas, United States. Whether a knife, vehicle, or gun, … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Crime and Violence, IACP, Leadership, Mass Casualty Attacks, Terrorism

Meet the Leadership Blog Series: Beginning their Law Enforcement Careers at a Young Age

Name: John Letteney Title: Chief of Police Agency: Apex, North Carolina, Police Department Year Joined the IACP: 2005 Reason for Going into Law Enforcement: I was drawn to the profession through my experience as a Law Enforcement Explorer and learned … Continue reading

Posted in IACP, Leadership