Future of Policing in America: Bringing the Voice of Smaller Agencies to the National Dialogue

Within the IACP Division of State Associations of Chiefs of Police, there is a Smaller Agency Section. The purpose of this section is to represent the interests of law enforcement agencies with fewer than 50 officers or serving populations fewer than 50,000. Working with IACP staff, the Smaller Agency Section participated in a survey and convened a national mini-summit to identify relevant issues facing the smaller agencies and to formulate recommendations that could be put forth in a national policy dialogue to address these concerns.