Category Archives: National Security

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

U.S. President Donald Trump Issues Immigration Related Executive Orders

Today, January 25th, U.S. President Donald J. Trump signed two executive orders (EO) related to federal immigration policy. IACP staff is still in the process of reviewing the full text of the executive orders and assessing their potential impact on … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Legal, National Security, Policy

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

Posted in Global Policing, National Security | 1 Comment

Advisory: The Growing Use and Misuse of Exploding Target Products

In this blog, the International Association of Chiefs of Police Arson and Explosives Committee provides information regarding the growing use and misuse of exploding target (ET) products and promoting personnel safety. Exploding Targets are a pre-packaged combination of non-explosive chemicals … Continue reading

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Accessing Chemical Facility Information

In this blog, the International Association of Chiefs of Police Arson and Explosives Committee identifies how law enforcement and first responders can access information regarding chemical facilities within their jurisdictions from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism … Continue reading

Posted in Committees, National Security

Partnering for Homeland Security: Author Interview

IACP talked with Ken Berkowitz, Chief of the Canton, Massachusetts, Police Department. Ken is one of the co-authors of the article “Partnering to Protect the Homeland,” which can be found in the February 2016 issue of Police Chief. You can … Continue reading

Posted in National Security, Partnerships, Police Chief magazine

Homeland Security: What Does It Really Mean to the IACP?

Guest blogger: David McBath Retired Lieutenant Colonel, New York State Police; Director, North Country, New York, Crime Analysis Center; and Chair, IACP Committee on Homeland Security The true definition of “homeland security” is very elusive, and it is difficult to … Continue reading

Posted in Committees, Leadership, National Security, Police Chief magazine

IACP at the United Nations Leaders’ Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

Recently, IACP staff had the opportunity to attend several side events in New York City in conjunction with the United Nations Leaders’ Summit on Countering Violent Extremism. The events were organized in part by the U.S. Department of State and … Continue reading

Posted in National Security

New at IACP 2015 – Perspective Series

This year at IACP 2015, attendees will have access to a new feature: the IACP Perspective Series. These cutting-edge sessions will focus on the global challenges facing law enforcement and the impact these challenges have on local agencies. Each interactive … Continue reading

Posted in Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Workshops, Cybercrime, Leadership, National Security

Statement of IACP President Richard Beary on Paris Attack

“As President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), I am horrified and deeply troubled by the tragic events that have taken place in Paris, France today. I, along with the membership of the IACP, mourn the lives … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, IACP, National Security