IACP Working For You: Framing Law Enforcement’s Role in Supporting Positive Justice Change

Law enforcement leaders are critical stakeholders in their local criminal justice systems and have a powerful voice to contribute to any conversation about criminal justice system reform. As law enforcement agencies continue efforts to improve policies and practices toward building strong, trusting community-police relationships, the IACP is working on projects that support these endeavors at all points within the justice system. IACP’s efforts in this area began in 2010, with work highlighting the role of law enforcement in pretrial justice change, and the IACP continues to support pre-arrest diversion and other evidence-based policing efforts that promote public safety, engagement, trust, and legitimacy among law enforcement and the communities they serve.