President’s Message: The Year Ahead (November 2017)

As my favorite philosopher, Dr. Seuss, penned, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” For 125 years, the IACP has steered the direction of the law enforcement profession in order to support our 30,000 members representing more than 150 countries across the globe.

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It’s hard to believe that almost a year ago I was being sworn in as the president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. As I take a moment to reflect back on the past year, I can’t...
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During the past year, as president of the IACP, I have had the opportunity to meet our members and law enforcement partners around the globe and witness firsthand the advantages of IACP’s status as ...
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As noted in the March 2017 issue of Police Chief, the IACP, in conjunction with the Fraternal Order of Police, assembled leading law enforcement leadership and labor organizations to examine the issue...
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The core mission of law enforcement worldwide is to secure public safety and serve our communities. This purpose may be phrased many different ways in mission statements and enacted through a multitud...
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It has often been said that law enforcement is resistant to change. However, those of us leading the profession recognize that it is not resistance to change, but a drive to change in a measured, resp...
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Law enforcement is constantly being challenged to rise to higher levels of performance, crime prevention, and community engagement. None of these objectives can be successfully met or exceeded without...
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Recently, the issue of law enforcement’s use of force has been the subject of intense discourse for the media, politicians, law makers, and community members, as well as sparking important conversat...
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Law enforcement leaders recognize that not one single factor has been more essential to preventing and reducing crime levels than collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the communities the...
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It has been said that “culture eats strategy,” and in this time of intense focus on the law enforcement profession, we often hear calls for culture change and reform alongside the calls for new po...
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We find ourselves leading our profession and our agencies in a time of accelerating change and increasing disruption. Law enforcement isn’t the only field facing this challenge—in his latest book,...