Category Archives: Press Release

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

IACP and Motorola Solutions Name Corporal Seth Kelly as Trooper of the Year

On March 16, 2018, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Motorola Solutions named Corporal Seth Kelly from the Pennsylvania State Police the IACP/Motorola Solutions 2017 Trooper of the Year. Corporal Kelly was chosen from four finalists among … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, IACP, Press Release

U.S. Attorney General Sessions Announces Launch of New Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the launch of the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) during the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Division Midyear Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The CRI-TAC brings together a coalition of the … Continue reading

Posted in Breaking News, Community-Police Relations, IACP, Partnerships, Press Release

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

IACP Awarded Monumental Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice

Today, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) received a $7 million award from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), U.S. Department of Justice’s Collaborative Reform Initiative for Technical Assistance. This monumental funding opportunity will enable … Continue reading

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IACP Names Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Europe

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Nóirín O’Sullivan, former Commissioner of An Garda Síochána, the Republic of Ireland’s police force, as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Europe. The Director of … Continue reading

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IACP and TASC Announce National Initiative to Combat the U.S. Opioid Epidemic and Mainstream Diversion Programs

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) have come together to promote an initiative to create robust alternative-to-arrest diversion programs for state, county, and local law enforcement agencies across the United States; … Continue reading

Posted in Drugs & Alcohol, IACP, Press Release

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

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