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Global Road Safety: What One Country is Doing to Make its Roads Safer

Worldwide, 3,400 people die on roads [everyday]. [1] The United Nations (U.N) has developed a Global Plan for the “Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020.” In this plan the U.N. highlights focus areas to make roads safer. Safe roads … Continue reading

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50 Years of Police Officer of the Year: A Water Rescue by Air

Since 1966, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has recognized one law enforcement officer – in a few cases multiple officers – who exemplified outstanding and heroic achievement. While the name of the award may have changed during … Continue reading

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Recognize an Officer with IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year Award

The IACP has extended the deadline for the IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year Award to Friday, July 22, 2016. Recent events around the world have heightened the awareness of the dangers law enforcement officers face every day. Many law … Continue reading

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Important Conversation on CBS News’ Face the Nation

On Sunday, July 10, IACP President Terrence Cunningham, Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP, Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post, and CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues came together on CBS News’ Face the Nation. In the wake of a number of … Continue reading

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Let’s All Be a “PLAYER” (Police Legitimacy And Youth Engagement = Results)

Guest Blogger: Chief Steve Dye, Grand Prairie, Texas, Police Department  I was recently invited to attend the Police and Youth Engagement Roundtable: Supporting the Role of Law Enforcement in Juvenile Justice Reform hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office … Continue reading

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Raising the Bar with the IACP/Cisco Community Policing Award

This blog post is part of a series highlighting best practices in community policing by police departments nationwide as part of IACP’s Community Policing: The Next Generation project. The project showcases modern, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to crime problems and … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: The Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Award

The IACP Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Award is a great way to recognize law enforcement agencies that demonstrate excellence in conducting and using research to improve police operations and public safety. The goal of this award program is to … Continue reading

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50 Years of Police Officer of the Year: A Father’s Legacy, A Son’s Future

Since 1966, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has recognized one law enforcement officer – in a few cases multiple officers – who exemplified outstanding and heroic achievement. While the name of the award may have changed during … Continue reading

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Pre-Arrest Diversion – An Effective Model Ready for Widespread Adoption

Guest Blogger: Greg Frost, President, Civil Citation Network With the growing recognition of the need to create alternatives to arrest and prosecution for low-level offenses, many innovative diversion alternatives are emerging. While there are effective post-arrest (or post-booking) diversion programs, … Continue reading

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Sharing Your Story

This blog post is part of a series highlighting best practices in community policing by police departments nationwide as part of IACP’s Community Policing: The Next Generation project. The project showcases modern, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to crime problems and … Continue reading

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