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Creating a Seat at the Research Table

There is an ongoing debate about the role of data, research, and science in policing. While many officers believe that policing is an art, there is an increased call from the public, politicians, policing leaders, and others for the profession to become more data-driven and scientific. Continue reading

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Critical Messaging Sheets: A Guide to Developing Messaging That Resonates

At the core of positive community-police relations is effective communication. While social media, enhanced mobile devices, and increased access to the internet have created new spaces in which to communicate, these technologies have also made the art of communication more … Continue reading

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No-Cost, Customized Technical Assistance: the CRI-TAC is Here to Help

Law enforcement agencies today face increasingly complex and persistent challenges. As a law enforcement executive, you work hard every day to rise to those challenges, and often there are no simple solutions. You are not alone. Others have been where … Continue reading

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The IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club 2018 Update

The IACP/DuPont™ KEVLAR® Survivors’ Club® recognizes and honors those deserving who, as a result of wearing personal body armor, have survived a life-threatening or life-disabling incident. The Survivors’ Club mission is to reduce death and disability by encouraging increased wearing of personal body armor. In … Continue reading

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Why Sharing Data Matters to Your Agency and Community

Like many law enforcement agencies, the Ferndale, Michigan, Police Department (FPD) experienced a learning curve when it came to publishing open data. Open data is a term for any form of data that can be downloaded and manipulated by members … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Technology

Join IACP for the National First-Line Supervisor Training on Violence Against Women

The IACP is now accepting applications for its National First-Line Supervisor Training on Violence Against Women training, August 21-24, 2018 in Pittsburg, PA. Guided by experts in law enforcement’s response to violence against women, supervisors will explore current approaches for … Continue reading

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Nominate an Officer for the 2018 IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year Award

On June 14, 2017, during the final practice for the 2017 Congressional Charity Baseball Game, a gunman opened fire from behind the third base dugout. Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner of the United States Capitol Police had been … Continue reading

Posted in Annual Conference and Exposition, Awards, Leadership

IACP Voices Support for the FIRST STEP Act

Today, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) sent a letter to Congress in support of the FIRST STEP Act (S. 2795/H.R. 5682). The FIRST STEP Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Doug Collins … Continue reading

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Moving the Needle on Evidence-Based Policing

We can’t know if something works or not if we don’t test it. Yet in nearly every police department across America, the majority of policies and practices remain in place simply because they’ve always been in place. Law enforcement is deeply entrenched in tradition, but when it comes to work as high-stakes as policing, we need to substantiate what we’re doing with evidence. Pure dogma and tradition are not enough. Continue reading

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Recently Published Policy Center Documents: Domestic Violence

Domestic violence victims come from every socioeconomic status, age, race, or religion and the acts of violence committed against them can range from psychological control to homicide. Worldwide estimates dictate that 1 in 3 women will experience some form of … Continue reading

Posted in Crime and Violence