Category Archives: Policy

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

Statement of IACP President Louis M. Dekmar on Recent Tragedies and the Need for Immediate Action on Firearms Policy

We mourn the loss of the victims of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and pray for those that were injured in this horrific attack. With each mass shooting, the global policing community grieves … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Crime and Violence, IACP, Mass Casualty Attacks, Policy, Press Release

Statement by the IACP on the U.S. Department of Justice Decision to Rescind the Cole Memo

Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it will be rescinding the Cole Memo and that it will restore discretion to U.S. Attorneys on how they prioritize the investigation and prosecution of violations of federal drug laws involving marijuana. The … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Crime and Violence, Drugs & Alcohol, IACP, Policy, Press Release

Check Out the New Policy Center Documents

When was the last time you reviewed your standards of conduct policy? The IACP Policy Center is pleased to offer new documents on Investigating Sexual Assaults, and Standards of Conduct.* Investigating Sexual Assaults – the updated documents on this topic … Continue reading

Posted in IACP, Policy

Leading Law Enforcement Organizations Release Companion Document to National Consensus Policy On Use Of Force

As part of our long-standing commitment to advancing the profession of law enforcement and the practice of policing, eleven leading law enforcement leadership and labor organizations continued their work to provide guidance to the law enforcement profession on de-escalation techniques, … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Policy

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

IACP Statement on Immigration Related Executive Orders

On January 27th, U.S. President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order on “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” While recognizing that the measures outlined in the executive order were implemented so to enhance the security … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Legal, Policy

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

One Mind Campaign: Improving Police Response to Persons Affected by Mental Illness

Pledge your support for the One Mind Campaign, designed to improve police response to persons affected by mental illness. The IACP has been working to address police response to persons affected by mental illness for the past several years. In 2010, … Continue reading

Posted in Community-Police Relations, Partnerships, Policy

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