President’s Message: Leadership in an Age of Disruption

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, Thank You for Being Late, Thomas Friedman, an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist, points out that the increasing forces of accelerating change are outpacing the human and organizational capacity to adapt.

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As police leaders, we are dedicated to protecting our communities from crime and violence. This duty encompasses a broad array of responsibilities, not the least of which is protecting vulnerable popu...
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Drug trafficking and drug abuse have always posed a challenge for law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. We have all repeatedly borne witness to the human toll that drug abuse has ta...
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Forensic science. The phrase often brings to mind the labs filled with futuristic technology featured on popular television shows like CSI, Bones, NCIS, and other crime dramas, where every fingerpr...
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As leaders, we often have to take on difficult issues, including those that might be outside of our comfort zones. As you have surely noticed, the news cycle seems to be dominated by incidents of sexu...
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A healthy community requires hard work and a concerted effort by all stakeholders—governing bodies; medical partners; faith communities; community and nonprofit groups; and, of course, law enforcem...
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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...
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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...