President’s Message: The Cornerstone of Policing: Public Trust

Public trust is the cornerstone of policing, the thread that is woven into every aspect of policing—from combating terrorism, cybercrime, human trafficking, domestic violence, and drug abuse, to the use of technology and traditional policing issues.

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Chief's Counsel
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On May 29, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Collins v. Virginia that the automobile exception to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment does not permit warrantless entry of a home or its ...
Officer Safety Corner
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The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing’s recommendations focused on concerns for officer safety and wellness.1 Concurrently, the scrutiny of use-of-force policies and training has inc...
From the Director
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It is a great honor for me to serve as the sixth director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office). Next to my family, the greatest commitment of my life has been to law enf...
Product Update
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The Police Chief keeps you on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology with monthly product announcements. This month’s items about new or improved products are based on news releases suppli...
Line of Duty Deaths
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The IACP wishes to acknowledge the following officers, who made the ultimate sacrifice for their communities and the people they served. We extend our prayers and deepest sympathies to their families,...
Research in Brief
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Expectations that policing will be evidence-based and scientific have increased significantly in recent years. The logic behind this trend is undeniable—no government agency should use practices tha...
Legislative Alert
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In June 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) received temporary relief from a nationwide injunction that had been delaying the release of Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) funds ...
Traffic Safety Initiatives
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In 2002, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) twice convened a panel of experts to develop practical policy recommendations for one of the most pressing child endangerment problems: children riding in...
IACP Working for You
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Every day, law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve face challenges. Some agencies struggle to meet drastically changing service demands, while others are unsure about how to allocate r...
The Dispatch
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The Dispatch is an opportunity for members and other readers to share their wisdom, thoughts, and input on policing and the magazine....