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Call for Pilot Sites: National Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

An Evidence-based Approach to Understanding and Addressing Vicarious Trauma in Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, and Victim Assistance and Emergency Medical Services Providers  Northeastern University (Boston, MA), in collaboration with IACP and other partners, is seeking pilot sites to participate in … Continue reading

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Conference Spotlight: Technology and Information Sharing Track

For this week’s IACP 2014 Education blog series, we focus on the Technology and Information Sharing Track. Look for this icon on our website and in our program to signify workshops from this track. Continue reading

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Militarization of Special Weapons and Tactics Teams In American Policing: A Los Angeles Police Department Perspective

Guest bloggers Charlie Beck, Michael Downing, and Ruben Lopez of the LAPD discuss the purpose of SWAT teams in the context of the current discourse surrounding the transfer of military surplus equipment to municipal law enforcement agencies.
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The IACP and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Host National Summit on Law Enforcement Leadership in Juvenile Justice

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When a young person gets in trouble with the law, police are generally their first point of contact with the juvenile justice system. Very often law enforcement officials are also the first to encounter at-risk youth and their families – … Continue reading

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Conference Spotlight: NEW at IACP 2013… The National Institute of Justice’s Saturday Session!

This year we’re doing something NEW at IACP 2013… We’re having a conference within a conference! On Saturday, October 19, the first day of IACP 2013, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is offering six sessions back-to-back on crucial topics … Continue reading

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DRE Conference Receives “Plenty of Heart” from Oklahoma Hosts

Oklahoma, you’re doing fine! The 19th Annual Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol and Impaired Driving, co-hosted by the Oklahoma Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP) and Highway Safety Office in Oklahoma City, August 5-7, 2013, was a huge success, judging … Continue reading

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Make Your Voice Heard – Take the IACP-Grant-Thornton Survey

Recently, the IACP—in conjunction with Grant-Thornton, LLP—launched the Law Enforcement Leaders survey designed to highlight issues of great importance to the law enforcement community and help the IACP better serve its members. The response to the survey has been excellent … Continue reading

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IACP Division of State and Provincial Member Agencies – Working to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities on Interstate 80

The goal is to eliminate all traffic fatalities across the entire 2,900 mile stretch of Interstate 80, from July 24-31, 2013. IACP Division of State and Provincial (S&P) member agencies from the 11 states that patrol Interstate 80 kicked off … Continue reading

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IACP Launches New Alzheimer’s Training Video

The Alzheimer’s Initiatives Program has announced the release of a new training video: Responding to People with Alzheimer’s Disease: Best Practices for Law Enforcement. Four departments, from across the country, volunteered their officers and resources for the production of the … Continue reading

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IACP and COPS, Working Together to Prevent Officer Suicide

The number of officers committing suicide last year was twice as high as either officers killed by felonious assault or killed in traffic accidents. Many agencies lack the resources to prevent officer suicide from occurring and are unprepared to respond … Continue reading

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