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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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The Threat of Violent Extremism and the Countering of Targeted Violence

Guest Blogger: Michael Masters, Senior Vice President, The Soufan Group and former Executive Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Cook County, Illinois On June 21, two individuals, both 25, were convicted of conspiring to provide support for the so-called … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Criminal Justice Reform, IACP Leadership

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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