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The value of your professional networking relationships

Guest Blogger: Lt. Christopher Cook, Arlington, Texas, Police Department Most of you can probably remember when you were a rookie officer or an entry-level professional team member with your organization. The thought of professional networking likely meant making friends with … Continue reading

Posted in IACP, Membership, Partnerships, Social Media

Law Enforcement Leaders Express Opposition to the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

Today, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) released a letter of opposition to the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act (H.R. 38/S. 446)(H.R.38/S. 446). The letter was signed by 473 law enforcement agencies from 39 states who joined together to … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Crime and Violence, Officer Safety & Wellness, Policy, Press Release

IACP and FirstNet Built with AT&T Honor Indian Country Law Enforcement Section Officer of the Year

On March 12, 2018 the IACP Indian Country Law Enforcement Section along with FirstNet, Built with AT&T honored Officer Michael Carlow and Officer Jonnie Cordell of the Crow Creek Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services as Officers … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Victim Services

Recommendations on Establishing a Departmental Framework for Darkweb Marketplace Investigations

Guest Blogger: John Bamford, Detective, Arlington County Police Department In July of 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a multiple country operation which resulted in the take down of one of the largest illicit marketplaces.  This virtual marketplace, known … Continue reading

Posted in Cybercrime, Global Policing, Technology

The Importance of Evidence

Guest Blogger: Wendy Stiver, Major, Dayton Police Department, Ohio In Dayton, Ohio, we’ve seen firsthand as an agency what doesn’t work to effectively respond to the opioid epidemic. Between 2011 and 2017, our county death rate due to opioid overdose increased … Continue reading

Posted in Drugs & Alcohol, Education & Training, IACP

Benefits of Attending the 2018 IACP Technology Conference

Guest Blogger: Bonnie Locke, Nlets Director of Business Development and Chair of the IACP LEIT Section.  Today’s law enforcement professionals face unprecedented technological challenges, from cyber-attacks that compromise personal information, to the difficulty in monitoring active intelligence from social media. Similar to … Continue reading

Posted in Cybercrime, Education & Training, IACP, Sections, Technology

10 Steps to Building Your Department’s Spouse Support Group

Guest Blogger: Kirsten Knorr, co-founder of Huntington Beach (CA) Police Department Support for Officer’s Spouses (S.O.S.) group. As a spouse of a law enforcement officer, you constantly worry about their safety and if they are going to be home after their … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Officer Safety & Wellness

Now Available: Policy Center Documents on the Topics of Employee Drug Policy and Identity Theft!

There are newly updated documents on the topics of Employee Drug Policy and Identity Theft available to you from the IACP Law Enforcement­ Policy Center. These documents can be accessed by IACP members as one of the organization’s top member … Continue reading

Posted in Policy

Addressing Officer Safety through Increased Community Understanding

Officer and community safety depends on trusting relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. These building blocks of mutual trust and respect form a crucial foundation for healthy and safe communities. Having respect and trust prior to a … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations

IACP and Motorola Solutions Name Corporal Seth Kelly as Trooper of the Year

On March 16, 2018, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Motorola Solutions named Corporal Seth Kelly from the Pennsylvania State Police the IACP/Motorola Solutions 2017 Trooper of the Year. Corporal Kelly was chosen from four finalists among … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, IACP, Press Release