Category Archives: Officer Safety & Wellness

The Difficulties of Maintaining Law Enforcement Spousal Support Groups

Guest blogger: Linda Seitz, co-founder of Huntington Beach Police Department S.O.S. (Support for Officers’ Spouses) group.  I once overheard an officer talking about the Huntington Beach Police Department Support for Officers’ Spouses (S.O.S) group. He said, “My wife is tough; … Continue reading

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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

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

International Association of Chiefs of Police Applauds U.S. President Trump’s Action on Bump Stocks

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) applauds the action taken by U.S. President Donald Trump to ban the sale and use of bump fire stocks and similar devices. The President’s leadership in addressing the threat posed by these … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, IACP, Mass Casualty Attacks, National Security, Officer Safety & Wellness, Policy, Press Release

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

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Officer Safety & Wellness

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