Category Archives: Officer Safety & Wellness

The IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club 2017 Update

This is part two of two highlighting the remaining 11 officers who became members of the IACP/Dupont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club® in 2017. The IACP/DuPont™ KEVLAR® Survivors’ Club® recognizes and honors those deserving individuals who, as a result of wearing personal body armor, have survived … Continue reading

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The IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club 2017 Update

The IACP/DuPont™ KEVLAR® Survivors’ Club® recognizes and honors those deserving individuals 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 … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Support Those Who Support Law Enforcement

At the 2017 IACP Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA, the IACP Institute for Community and Police Relations convened a group of law enforcement officers and family members to discuss the support role family members play in the lives of law … Continue reading

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IACP/DUPONT™ KEVLAR® SURVIVORS’ CLUB® CELEBRATES HONOREE OF THE YEAR

The IACP/DuPont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club® is pleased to announce that Officer Angela Sands from the Lincoln, Nebraska, Police Department was chosen as the 2017 Honoree of the Year. A luncheon to celebrate Officer Sands as the recipient of this prestigious … Continue reading

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The Importance of Wearing Your Vest: Officer Angela Sands’ Story

On November 29, 2015, Officer Angela Sands of the Lincoln, Nebraska, Police Department, found herself with a firearm inches from her heart. Officer Sands was responding to a call for back up for a suspect that was found to have … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Positive Law Enforcement Family Relationships

The lifestyle and culture of law enforcement affects more than just the officers.  Companions and family of law enforcement officers play an integral role in an officer’s health and wellness. The IACP’s Family blog series highlights the importance of the … Continue reading

Posted in Annual Conference and Exposition, Educational Tracks, Officer Safety & Wellness

Statement of IACP President Donald W. De Lucca on Recent Shootings of Police

Today, I turned on the news only to watch as more officers were targeted by violence. Yet again, we find ourselves sending thoughts and prayers to those in the law enforcement profession and their families. In just a few short … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, IACP, Officer Safety & Wellness

Necessity of Criminal Justice System Partnerships to Address Violent Offenders and Enhance Officer Safety

This blog post is one in a series related to IACP President De Lucca’s Task Force to Address Global Violence Against the Police. The necessity of leveraging interagency resources and increasing partnerships to effectively address the most violent offenders is … Continue reading

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The IACP’s Task Force to Address Global Violence Against Police

Guest Blogger:  IACP President Donald W. De Lucca, Chief of Police, Doral, Florida, Police Department As a Chief, I, like all law enforcement executives, have always recognized that among my most sacred duties is ensuring the safety of my officers.   … Continue reading

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The Unspoken Role of a Police Chief’s Spouse

The lifestyle and culture of law enforcement affects more than just the officers.  Spouses, partners, parents, children, and companions of law enforcement officers play an integral role in an officer’s health and wellness. The IACP’s Law Enforcement Families blog series … Continue reading

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