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 IACP strongly supports this policy change.

In 2013, the Cole memo announced how the U.S. Department of Justice would alter its enforcement efforts regarding the federal law as it relates to marijuana legalization. At that time, the IACP announced its opposition to the Cole Memo because of its longstanding position against the legalization of marijuana and the public safety risks it imposes to communities. Today’s action by the Department of Justice is consistent with IACP policy and would allow for legal action to preempt the state marijuana legalization laws that conflict with federal law; and enable U.S. Attorneys to enforce federal law concerning marijuana as Congress intended when it enacted the Controlled Substances Act.

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

IACP Celebrates its 125th Anniversary

125th_IACP_Logo_pms_285_445When Chief Webber Seavey of the Omaha, Nebraska, Police Department met with police chiefs from across the United States in 1893 in Chicago, Illinois, he probably could not have envisioned the endurance of the organization that was created that year.

Since 1893, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has grown into a leader in law enforcement worldwide, reaching more than 30,000 members in more than 150 countries. Our members are the reason for the organization’s longevity and this year, we invite you to celebrate with us.

2018 marks the IACP’s 125th anniversary. It will be a year of celebration as well as one of reflection, to look back on all we have done and to look forward to all that we can do in the next 125 years.

Some ways you can participate in the celebration:

Join IACP for $125 in January: The IACP is inviting new members to join for $125 throughout the month of January, a savings of $25. Already a member? This is a great opportunity to encourage a colleague to join.

Share Milestones: Send us your photos, stories, and memories to be highlighted on our anniversary webpage. You can share on social media by using the hashtag #IACP125th or email them to

Patch Contest: The IACP is holding a patch design contest to commemorate the association’s 125th anniversary. Submit a design that showcases the rich history and forward momentum of the association. The winning patch will be revealed at the 2018 Annual Conference.

There will be much more to come throughout the year, all of which will culminate at the 2018 Annual Conference this October. Visit the 125th Anniversary webpage for updates or follow the hashtag #IACP125th on social media.

Posted in IACP

Understanding Social Media 101

This blog series highlights some of the top Social Media Beat posts from the last couple years. For more information about IACP’s Center for Social Media visit the project webpage. This post was originally published on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.

Guest Blogger: Dionne Waugh, Digital Communications Manager for the Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff’s Office

Many of the blogs you read on here go into great detail about social media strategy, how a new platform works, and tips for how you can be the most successful at using different platforms.

But something critical that’s often overlooked is a basic understanding of how and why social media even matters to many employees.

For those that don’t work in Public Affairs, Investigations, or aren’t under say 30 years of age, social media is not something that’s native to their daily lives. And yet they know it’s important to their agency, their kids, and the world as a whole today and they WANT to understand it. They just don’t know how to go about doing that.

That’s what inspired me to start holding monthly classes at the sheriff’s office where any employee could come and ask any question they had about social media. Want to know what Twitter is and how it works? How about how to make sure your Facebook settings are set appropriately? In this class, you could ask any question you want.

I wanted everyone to know that this was their time to ask any question they had and that there was no such thing as a stupid question. The response has been incredible! Even though I manage social media every day and often explain how different aspects work, I had no idea folks had so many questions about it, especially just the basics.

Since we have a variety of employees, sworn and civilian, who work on different shifts, our office crafted this email sent out to everyone in the sheriff’s office:

Understanding Social Media 1

Understanding Social Media 2

In the sessions we’ve had in the past two months, I’ve had employees from nearly every single division attend as well as received emails from others who plan to attend in the future. I’ve also received emails from employees requesting different dates so that they could attend on days off or other times that better suited their schedule.

I have held the meetings in a conference room with a big screen so we could easily bring up all the platforms on the computer. Most of them just wanted to understand how different social media platforms worked, why people used them, and how they could use them—or not use them—in their own lives. We talked about everything from Facebook and Twitter, to Nextdoor, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Snapchat. We also set up a Twitter account for one employee and helped another follow the sheriff’s office on Twitter. One employee even brought his spouse so that they could both learn, which I thought was truly great.

Another employee emailed me “I do want you to know that I am glad that you are offering this class.  There are times that my husband and son talk about all the different apps and programs available and I am completely lost.”

A lot of us who use social media every day often forget that there are just as many people out there who DON’T use it and therefore don’t get it. By helping others understand it on their level, you improve their skills, gain their buy-in and just get an overall warm and fuzzy feeling of helping someone. That’s a win for everyone.

Posted in Social Media

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 the IACP and other prominent law enforcement associations to create the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC).

The CRI-TAC will provide quality, customizable technical assistance for state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies, enabling them to continue to enhance their organizational, public safety, crime reduction, and community policing effectiveness. The CRI-TAC will be built around the philosophy that local involvement and accountability are important for ensuring that agencies are able to meet the needs and expectations of their communities and are prepared for the diverse challenges facing law enforcement today. Recognizing that assistance cannot be prescriptive in nature, CRI-TAC technical assistance will be tailored to each agency, in order to provide effective solutions able to meet unique community needs. In addition, the CRI-TAC will develop a resource hub to support law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve.

While the award will go to the IACP, a powerful coalition will be formed to bring together public safety leaders and will touch nearly every sector of the law enforcement field. The law enforcement associations formally involved in the project, include:

  • Fraternal Order of Police (FOP)
  • Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA)
  • National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE)
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy Associates (FBINAA)
  • International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST)
  • National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)

The CRI-TAC subject matter coalition will provide subject matter expertise; share resources and training materials for use in technical assistance delivery; and contribute to outreach, marketing, and membership engagement.

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

Tweets and Opinions Don’t Represent My Agency*

This blog series highlights some of the top Social Media Beat posts from the last couple years. For more information about IACP’s Center for Social Media visit the project webpage. This post was originally published on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

Guest Blogger: Chris Hsiung, Captain, Mountain View, California, Police Department

The majority of police departments in the United States now have some sort of presence on Twitter, and that’s a good thing. When used correctly and effectively, departments big and small can successfully manage critical incidents by tweeting out timely information and dispelling rumors.

The rise of law enforcement on social media has also brought about many police officers, command staff, and chiefs who have created their own Twitter accounts. This is also a good thing as it fosters communication and engagement with the public and allows people to get to know the faces behind the badge. Some have “official” Twitter accounts bearing profile photos in uniform while others have “non-professional” accounts with Twitter bios that say something similar to, “tweets and opinions are my own and don’t reflect my agency…” Those with professional accounts know (or should know) to stay away from tweeting about certain topics like politics, personal opinions, or religion. Those with non-professional accounts would be wise to stick to personal opinions, thoughts, or whatever they are comfortable sharing on social media. The problem, and the topic of this blog, is when the two overlap.

I have seen far too many police chiefs and officers who have “non-professional” or personal Twitter accounts blur these lines and this is what one of those accounts look like:

  • Their Twitter handle contains their rank
  • Their profile or cover photos have them in uniform or portray their department patch, badges, or logos
  • They tweet official incident information from their “non-professional” account (speaking with authority and their message can be construed as if it was from the department). Secondarily, they’re responsible for their department’s Twitter account so you see identical tweets coming from the department and their account at the exact same time
  • They tweet photos of themselves during their work day, in uniform, during the course of their normal duties
  • There is almost always mention in the Twitter bio about, “…tweets and opinions are my own and don’t represent my department…” (Opinion: I doubt this would stand up in court or in an internal affairs investigation)

This is not to say that law enforcement professionals should never tweet about law enforcement issues from their personal accounts. To the contrary, the issue is whether an examination of their twitter feed or profile has anything in it which would make the average person think they used the account in an official law enforcement capacity (think back to photos in uniform, tweeting incident information, etc). Now, mix this with a few personal opinions about politics, religion, promoting their personal side business or (fill in the blank). It’s a potential recipe for disaster. The takeaway is this: don’t mix the two. Either keep your social media presence completely professional or completely personal (and private).

Recent case law has shown that law enforcement agencies are able to limit free speech rights of police officers and the topic has been written about in the media. Most contemporary department social media policies draw a distinction between personal (constitutionally protected) free speech vs. speech made pursuant do their official duties. As an example, the Mountain View, California, Police Department social media policy says the following:

Department personnel are free to express themselves as private citizens on social media sites to the degree that their speech does not impair working relationships of this department for which loyalty and confidentiality are important, impede the performance of duties, impair discipline and harmony among coworkers, or negatively affect the public perception of the department.


As public employees, department personnel are cautioned that speech on or off-duty, made pursuant to their official duties, “that is, that owes its existence to the employee’s professional duties and responsibilities, “is not protected speech under the First Amendment and may form the basis for discipline if deemed detrimental to the department. Department personnel should assume that their speech and related activity on social media sites will reflect upon their position and this department. [1]

To recap, I absolutely advocate for social media use, but where I would suggest the line be drawn is when you begin to see a confluence between your personal life and your professional one. If you are a legitimate source for news and updates from your agency with your professional account, maintain and hone that. Your account is a valuable asset to your organization in the realm of social media. But when the waters begin to become murky as a result of expressing personal opinions, remember this: Your job is about the protection, safety and service to your community, no matter what they believe or who they support. It is not your job to express your sole opinion about something in a way that seems to reflect the entirety of the department. That’s not fair to your colleagues, and that’s not fair to your community, no matter what you may say in your quick bio on your profile.

Posted in Social Media

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

dupontThis 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 a life-threatening or life-disabling incident. The Survivors’ Club mission is to reduce death and disability by encouraging increased wearing of personal body armor.

In 2017 the IACP and Dupont recognized 22 law enforcement officers as members of the IACP/DuPont  KEVLAR® Survivors’ Club® because of surviving a life-threatening incident due to wearing their body armor.

Survivor: Officer Joel Bravobryan tx police

Agency: Bryan, TX, Police Department

Date of Incident: December 22, 2016

Incident:  While pursuing a fleeing suspect, Officer Bravo was shot. His bulletproof vest protected his heart and saved his life.

casselberry fl policeSurvivor: Corporal Adam Phillips

Agency: Casselberry, FL, Police Department

Date of Incident: February 25, 2017

Incident: Immediately upon arrival to a domestic violence call, Corporal Phillips was shot twice, one shot striking his body armor. The body armor saved his life.


Survivor: Deputy Sheriff Patrick Higginssan bernadino co. ca sheriff

Agency: San Bernardino, CA, Police Department

Date of Incident: March 16, 2017

Incident: Following up on a robbery call, Deputy Sheriff Higgins was shot in his lower abdomen, and his body armor prevented life-threatening injuries.

anderson ca policeSurvivor: Officer Tyler Finch

Agency: Anderson, CA, Police Department

Date of Incident: March 26, 2017

Incident: Officer Finch was saved by his bulletproof vest when he was fired upon by a suspect.

 Survivor: Officer Martin Hernandezchicago police

Agency: Chicago, IL, Police Department

Date of Incident: May 12, 2017

Incident: During a drug investigation Officer Hernandez was shot in the chest area of his body armor, which saved his life.

prattville-police-departmentSurvivor: Sergeant Donnie Martin

Agency: Prattville, AL, Police Department

Date of Incident: June 8, 2017

Incident: Attempting to de-escalate an upset citizen, Sergeant Martin was saved by his body armor when fired upon.

Survivor: Deputy Jeremey Simonfulton co ohio sheriff

Agency: Fulton County, OH, Sheriff’s Office

Date of Incident: July 31, 2017

Incident: Pursuing a fleeing suspicious person, Deputy Simon and his K-9 were shot at four times, two shots struck the Deputy. His bulletproof vest saved his life.

sacramento policeSurvivor: Officer Tim Martin

Agency: Sacramento, CA, Police Department

Date of Incident: September 7, 2017

Incident: After stopping a vehicle matching one described in a prior crime, officers were shot at. One of the bullets struck Officer Martin in his vest, which ultimately saved his life.

Survivor: Sergeant Matthew Schoolfieldchickasha-ok-police.jpg

Agency: Chickasha, OK, Police Department

Date of Incident: September 17, 2017

Incident: While leading a tactical team to execute a search warrant, Sergeant Schoolfield was shot several times, and body armor protected him from three shots, saving his life.

North_Carolina_State_Highway_PatrolSurvivor: Trooper Douglas Strickland

Agency: North Carolina State Highway Patrol

Date of Incident: October 1, 2017

Incident: While responding to an active shooter situation, Trooper Strickland was struck in the chest plate of his body armor. He only sustained a small laceration on his torso, as his vest saved him from life-threatening injuries.

Survivor: Deputy Sheriff Christian Goode Sequoyah_County_Sheriff

Agency: Sequoyah County, OK, Sheriff’s Office

Date of Incident: October 20, 2017

Incident: A hidden suspect jumped out and charged at Deputy Sheriff Goode who was stabbed three times. His body armor prevented the blade from puncturing his spleen and saved his life.


To find out more about the IACP/Dupont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club®:

Posted in Officer Safety & Wellness

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

dupontThe 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 armor.

In 2017 the IACP and Dupont recognized 22 law enforcement officers as members of the IACP/DuPont  KEVLAR® Survivors’ Club® because of surviving a life-threatening incident due to wearing their body armor.

This blog post list the first 11 officers who became members of the IACP/Dupont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club® in 2017. The remaining 2017 members will be highlighted in part two of this blog post.


Survivor: Officer Angela Sands

Agency: Lincoln, NE, Police Department

Date of Incident: November 29, 2015

Incident: While engaged in a physical altercation, Officer Sands was shot point blank above her heart, which her protective vest stopped, saving her life.


Survivor: Officer Alejandro Lagunaschicago police

Agency: Chicago, IL, Police Department

Date of Incident: March 14, 2016

Incident: While in plainclothes, Officer Lagunas and two others followed a fleeing suspicious person and all three officers were shot. Officer Lagunas was wearing body armor which prevented any life-threatening injuries.

Survivor: Officer Daniel Colwellchandler az police

Agency: Chandler, AZ, Police Department

Date of Incident: April 23, 2016

Incident: While responding to a trespassing call, Officer Colwell was shot twice in his body armor, saving his life.

louisvill metro policeSurvivor: Officer Kyle Carroll

Agency: Louisville Metro, KY, Police Department

Date of Incident: June 11, 2016

Incident: While attempting to arrest a fleeing suspect, Office Carroll was shot in the chest area of his vest, which saved his life.

Survivor: Deputy Sheriff Christopher Allendela sheriff

Agency: Los Angeles, CA, Sheriff’s Department

Date of Incident: June 23, 2016

Incident: While assigned to a DUI checkpoint, Deputy Sheriff Allende stopped a vehicle driving erratically. He was shot three times, once in the chest area of his protective vest, saving his life.

milwaukee wi policeSurvivor: Officer Brandon Baranowski

Agency: Milwaukee, WI, Police Department

Date of Incident: July 17, 2016

Incident: Writing a citation in his car, Officer Baranowski was ambushed and shot numerous times. His ballistic vest protected him from two shots to his torso, saving his life.

Survivor: Officer David Fajardoclay township mi police

Agency: Clay Township, MI, Police Department

Date of Incident: August 29, 2016

Incident: While responding to a call, Office Fajardo was struck by a drunk driver. His protective vest reduced the impact of the colliding vehicles and prevented life-threatening injuries.

fort worth policeSurvivor: Officer Ray Azucena

Agency: Fort Worth, TX, Police Department

Date of Incident: September 16, 2016

Incident: While investigating a shooting/possible suicide, Officer Azucena was shot in the chest area of his ballistic vest, which saved his life.

Survivor: Officer Xavier Serrano fort worth police

Agency: Fort Worth, TX, Police Department

Date of Incident: September 16, 2016

Incident: Upon investigating a shooting/possible suicide, Officer Serrano was shot five times, one shot struck his protective vest, saving his life.


Floyd County VA SheriffSurvivor: Investigator Rusty Stanley

Agency: Floyd County, VA, Sheriff’s Office

Date of Incident: September 24, 2016

Incident: Responding to a domestic violence call, Investigator Stanley was shot both in his vest and his lower abdomen, preventing life-threatening injuries.

Survivor: Officer Jorge Tequida tucson police

Agency: Tucson, AZ, Police Department

Date of Incident: December 1, 2016

Incident: Attempting to locate and arrest a suspect on a warrant, Officer Tequida was hit with several shots, two of which struck his ballistic vest. He recovered from several life-threatening injuries.


To find out more about the IACP/Dupont™ Kevlar® Survivors’ Club®:

Posted in Officer Safety & Wellness

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 enforcement officers.


Facilitated by Jacqueline Ehrlich, Assistant Chief of United States Border Patrol, former IACP fellow— and a spouse of a law enforcement officer herself— the conversation included key topics about the unique role spouses and family play in supporting law enforcement and how agencies can help facilitate this support. Key recommendations included:

  1. Start early: Do not wait until trauma happens to provide support services. Start interactions with spouses and families early in an officer’s tenure. Some ideas included: inviting spouses to officer interview panels; hosting regular family support meetings; and getting families involved with the agency through family academies, tours, events at the station, or other family functions.
  2. Make it fun and meaningful: When engaging families, it is important to make sure these events are not only fun and engaging but have value. Roll out the SWAT gear and K-9s for demonstration, so that families understand the nature of policework; but also include information on mental health, fitness, and support services. Providing useful and meaningful resources to families and spouses demonstrates the importance of support systems for law enforcement.
  3. Be inclusive: While wives tend to be the most frequent users of these programs, it is important to remember that all families are different. Resources and family services should be available to anyone in the law enforcement officer’s life who may provide and need support – parents, husbands, partners, and children.
  4. Be flexible: When planning programming, remember to be flexible and understanding, as everyone has a different comfort level in sharing personal details of their life. Being respectful of these boundaries will create an atmosphere of trust.
  5. Reach out: There are many existing resources available already. Check with the local State Association of Chiefs of Police for spouse meet-up events, social media support pages, or other resources they may have. Be creative and flexible in finding what works for you and your community.

Need more Law Enforcement Family and Spouse resources?


Posted in Community-Police Relations, Officer Safety & Wellness

Take a Deep Breath and Count to Three Before Posting…

This blog series highlights some of the top Social Media Beat posts from the last couple years. For more information about IACP’s Center for Social Media visit the project webpage. This post was originally published on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Guest Blogger: Rebecca Rosenblatt, Sergeant, San Mateo County, California, Sheriff’s Office

While taking a moment to ponder the wisdom of messaging before hitting send is never a bad idea in any context, never more so does this advice bear repeating. No matter the size of the community you serve or the organization for which you work, politics is undoubtedly a hot topic. It is at the point where political beliefs and emotion converge with internet enabled devices that the potential for internal investigations and career ending mine fields begins and ends.

Though it is certainly not new advice, it is a lesson worth recounting, that what staff do in the privacy of their own lives, often becomes subject to public scrutiny when posted online. Politics and religion are often deal breakers for a myriad of relationships, and so too can they be the breaking point for the public image of your organization. All the bridges built through coffee with the cops and public safety citizens’ academies can be gone in an instant with one contentious or insensitive posting that reaches the wrong audience.

So, the obvious question remains what can be done to avoid this? How can you protect your organization and your community from suffering at the hands of an ill thought out social media posting by a member of your staff?

The answer is this; first and foremost encourage the men and women in your organization to review the privacy settings on their various social media accounts. With settings changing all the time, this is a good practice for everyone to get into no matter what they do for a living. The next most important practice to get into, is taking a beat. Take a moment before posting whatever you are feeling and ask yourself, is this in conflict with my organizational polices or guidelines? Is this post something that could paint me in a bad light should a member of the community see it? A good rule of thumb is to consider what you are about to post and decide if you would feel comfortable with it falling into the hands of your local news media. It is a story as old as the internet itself, where an officer-involved incident occurs and miraculously a web search results in posts and pictures from something completely unrelated, defining the character of those involved.

Don’t let this happen to you or your organization. Be smart and police yourself and those you care about in regard to the topic and type of material you choose to post online. Remind staff that what they choose to post on social media becomes a reflection of who they are, and in turn a reflection of the public safety organization they work for. In this day and age, where public trust in law enforcement is at a premium, these simple reminders about social media best practices cannot be reiterated enough.


Posted in Social Media

No Girl Lost

The Task Force on 21st Century Policing provides recommendations for rebuilding trust and including community stakeholders to promote a safer community for all. Some highlights include: connecting with youth in order to develop trust, and building legitimacy.

Guest Blogger: Officer Amber Ross, Louisville (KY) Metro Police Department, Community Policing Unit

Upon my 2013 graduation from the Louisville Metro Police Academy in Kentucky,  I noticed when I responded to calls, they typically involved boys and men. However, I also observed girls in the background, almost unseen. These young girls reminded me of myself in younger days. I sought to help them; to let these girls know they can be successful. I created No Girl Lost as a safe space for girls to come after school, I mentor them and create a comfortable space for them to work on bettering themselves. No Girl Lost, was named because I wanted every girl to know that they don’t need to be lost or alone in their struggles.No girl lost 1

No Girl Lost meetings are held at local schools where the girls feel more comfortable. I ask school counselors to refer the girls struggling with behavioral issues, communication, home life, grades, and/or attitudes. In its inaugural year, the program impacted 115 girls. During the 2016-2017 school year, I worked with 80 girls in six different schools. The program has been so successful that girls who have been in it for a year now are helping recruit others in need. Some girls have even set-up booths in their school common areas to talk to potential participants about why they should come to No Girl Lost and how much it has changed their lives.

I start by telling the girls my story; the struggles I faced as a young girl and in my early adult life. I was raised by a single mom, my father was in a penitentiary, and I became a single mom myself. In the face of everything, I refused to become a statistic. I graduated from college in May 2012 and the police academy in August 2013. Sharing my story helps girls relate and connect with me, they see who I have become despite my situation.

I ask each girl to define herself. It can be heartbreaking to hear how these girls wish they looked prettier or had a normal home life, and in turn how they see that as defining them. I ask these personal questions because it is typically the first time these girls have been challenged to get in tune with themselves. These are emotional conversations. No Girl Lost provides each girl with a journal, to serve as an outlet to express themselves in a safe space.

At the end of the school year I throw a dance for all the girls in the No Girl Lost program. It is my way of showing them appreciation and gratitude for all the hard work they have done. As a result of the program, many of the girls have improved grades, family connections, and attitudes. The dance is a fun time. We bring in a DJ, eat pizza, and give out donated prizes. This is all about showing them they can be successful and that their struggles don’t limit them.

No girl lost 2On Friday September 29th, 2017, I received the 2017 Break Thru Guru award for No Girl Lost. This award is presented by the Louisville Metro Government to an employee who implements an innovative way to deliver excellent services which make Louisville Metro a better place to work, live or visit.


Want to know more about No Girl Lost, Officer Amber Ross, and the Louisville Metro Police Department?

This blog post is part of a series highlighting best practices in advancing 21st century policing as part of the IACP Institute for Community-Police Relations. Louisville is one of fifteen sites selected for participation in the Advancing 21st Century Policing Initiative, a joint project of the COPS Office, CNA, and the IACP to highlight agencies who are actively embracing the principles in the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.



Posted in Community-Police Relations