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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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The Police Chief Magazine Online Version

BD McCray, Deputy Director, United States Customs and Border Protection, IACP Law Enforcement Fellow Transitioning into the online and social media arena can be daunting and stressful, especially as the need for transparency is coupled with requirement to maintain the … Continue reading

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How IACP Selects its Annual Conference Educational Programming

Have you ever wondered how workshops are chosen for the IACP Annual Conference and Exposition? Have you found yourself wondering what it takes to speak at an IACP conference? Or do you have a great topic idea you want to … Continue reading

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Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) – Important Now As Never Before

With the continued efforts, both nationally and internationally, to legalize recreational marijuana, along with the increasing epidemic of opiate abuse, our roadways are being adversely impacted by an increasing number of drivers impaired by drugs, other than alcohol, or in … Continue reading

Posted in Drugs & Alcohol, Education & Training, Traffic Safety

One Mind Campaign: Improving Police Response to Persons Affected by Mental Illness

Pledge your support for the One Mind Campaign, designed to improve police response to persons affected by mental illness. The IACP has been working to address police response to persons affected by mental illness for the past several years. In 2010, … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Partnerships, Policy

IACP Names New Deputy Executive Director, Chief Terrence M. Cunningham

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chief Terrence M. Cunningham as its deputy executive director, starting in early 2017. Chief Cunningham succeeds Gwen Boniface who was recently appointed by Prime Minister, … Continue reading

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Statement from IACP President Donald W. De Lucca on Recent Line of Duty Deaths

The month of November has been filled with tragedy for the law enforcement community in the United States. This past Sunday, we experienced yet another line of duty death, bringing this month’s count to ten fatalities. Nine of those ten … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Community-Police Relations, Officer Safety & Wellness

New Publication Features Community Policing in Indian Country

November is National Native American Heritage Month, a time set aside for recognition of the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States. This November, IACP and the COPS Office are pleased to … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Indigenous Populations, Sections

Youth Engagement and Intervention: Good Deeds and Everything In-Between

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers several recommendations and action items for building trust and creating opportunities for positive interactions between youth and law enforcement. Highlights of the recommendations include: engaging youth through problem solving, community action programs; … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Youth

New IACP/IACP Net Law Enforcement Benchmarking and Performance Analytics Tool

Improve your agency’s metrics and advance policing. Use data to drive better, more informed decisions with access to peer data and experience. Sign up for the IACP and IACP Net’s Law Enforcement Benchmarking and Performance Analytics tool today. Complete the … Continue reading

Posted in Information Sharing, Technology