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NESPAC 2016 Women in Law Enforcement Leadership Conference

The New England State Police Administrators Conference (NESPAC), which is responsible for hosting and planning various conferences and trainings for New England State Police agencies, hosted its first Women in Law Enforcement Leadership Conference in October. Massachusetts State Police Detective … Continue reading

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IACP Releases Four-Part Training Video: The Crime of Domestic Violence

The crime of domestic violence is complex and law enforcement officers often feel frustrated and discouraged when responding. Officers provide as much support to victims as possible, but when equipped with a better understanding of the nuances and dynamics of … Continue reading

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Technology Education: From Concept to Real-World Application

Today’s law enforcement professionals face unprecedented challenges as technology rapidly emerges and changes. Offenders are using the latest technology to operate efficiently and cover their tracks, from cybercrimes that compromise personal information and muddy the jurisdictional waters to complex drug … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions with the IACP

The IACP would like to wish its members and all those in law enforcement a safe and happy New Year. With the new year comes resolutions, and this year, we’d like you to consider making IACP a part of your … Continue reading

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Reducing Crime and Disorder through Collaborative Community Engagement

The Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers recommendations for building trust and creating opportunities for working with the community to increase public safety. Highlights include: developing and adopting policies and strategies that reinforce the importance of community engagement in managing … Continue reading

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A Walk Through History Towards a Safer Future

The 21st Century Policing Task Force Report offers several recommendations for building enhanced relationships between law enforcement officers and the community that they serve, including acknowledging the role of policing in past and present injustices. One of the recommendations notes … Continue reading

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IACP Gives Back

The IACP has always been committed to giving back to the community of Alexandria, Virginia, where headquarters is located. The association holds internal fundraisers throughout the year, as well as a holiday toy drive for a local charity. But this … Continue reading

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Continued Commitment to Effectiveness

Guest Blogger: Chief Keith Humphrey, Norman, Oklahoma, Police Department There have been many significant changes in the policing field since the 1970s. Training topics have expanded, there is more effort to diversify the force to reflect the community, and there … Continue reading

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The IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club 2016 Update

The IACP/DuPont™ KEVLAR® Survivors’ Club® supports the overarching vision of the IACP Center for Officer Safety and Wellness. The Survivors’ Club strives to recognize and honor those deserving individuals who, as a result of wearing personal body armor, have survived a life-threatening or life-disabling … Continue reading

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Virginia Commonwealth University Police Uses Survivor-Centered and Offender-Focused Approach to Sexual Assault Investigations

Guest Blogger: Corey Byers, Public Information Officer, VCU Police Department, Richmond, VA Sexual assaults are one of the hardest crimes to investigate. By the time Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Police officers hear a survivor’s story, the student is understandably confused about what happened, … Continue reading

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