Category Archives: Criminal Justice Reform

New Online Course to Help Law Enforcement Leaders Support Safe, Smart Pretrial Decisions

The inconsistency of policy and guidelines for pretrial release can create volatile public safety challenges for law enforcement and communities. Law enforcement is the first line and most public face of the justice system, yet historically, law enforcement leaders were … Continue reading

Posted in Criminal Justice Reform

Statement by the International Association of Chiefs of Police on United States Immigration Enforcement Policy and Sanctions

Immigration enforcement is a complex and challenging issue for communities and their law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. State and local law enforcement agencies are steadfast in their commitment to removing from their communities dangerous criminals and others who … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Community-Police Relations, Criminal Justice Reform, National Security, Policy, Press Release

New Tool to Help Navigate Pretrial Justice System Changes

As more states and local communities discuss and implement pretrial justice system changes, it is critical for law enforcement to have a voice in these conversations to ensure that policies and procedures are fair, efficient, and keep officers and communities … Continue reading

Posted in Annual Conference and Exposition, Criminal Justice Reform, Education & Training, Partnerships, Policy

Gathering Perspectives: Police Leaders Share Their Experiences

Vincent Talucci, Executive Director/CEO, IACP As I am inflight back home to Washington DC, I am reflecting on the last week. IACP President Terrence Cunningham, 1st Vice President Donald De Lucca, and IACP staff set out to hear directly from … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Criminal Justice Reform, IACP, Leadership, Membership, Policy | 1 Comment

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

Pre-Arrest Diversion – An Effective Model Ready for Widespread Adoption

Guest Blogger: Greg Frost, President, Civil Citation Network With the growing recognition of the need to create alternatives to arrest and prosecution for low-level offenses, many innovative diversion alternatives are emerging. While there are effective post-arrest (or post-booking) diversion programs, … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Criminal Justice Reform

The Safety and Justice Challenge

The Safety and Justice Challenge is a new five-year, $75 million investment by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to engage jurisdictions to develop and model effective ways to keep people out of jail, more effectively reintegrate those … Continue reading

Posted in Criminal Justice Reform, Partnerships

Bringing the Law Enforcement Voice to the Pretrial Justice Reform Conversation

Point of arrest decisions have a dramatic effect on the entire justice continuum, but at a time when significant pretrial justice reform discussions are happening nationally, law enforcement is often not part of the conversation. This week, IACP representatives and … Continue reading

Posted in Committees, Criminal Justice Reform, Partnerships

Safe, Fair and Effective Pretrial Justice is Crucial to Law Enforcement

Guest Blog By: Mike Ward, Chief of Police, Alexandria, Kentucky In 2008, the Campbell County Kentucky Police Chiefs were approached by our County Judge Executive. They asked for help in reducing our rising jail population and the costs associated with … Continue reading

Posted in Criminal Justice Reform

IACP Talks Partnership with Pretrial Services

At the 2014 National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) Annual Conference held September 7-10 in Denver, CO, the IACP partnered with the National Association of Counties on the opening plenary panel discussion, “Partners in Pretrial Reform: How to Effectively … Continue reading

Posted in Criminal Justice Reform