April 2013

According to the 2011 Police Chief Profile study conducted by Readex Research, 99 percent of the magazine’s readers are involved in purchasing decisions for their organizations. As law enforcement executives, you are key decision makers and buyers for your agencies. Police chief magazine’s 2013 Buyer’s Guide is your comprehensive reference to more than 600 companies providing the latest in applicable policing products and services.


  • Solutions for the Smaller Agency

    More than 94 percent of the more than 12,500 local police agencies across the United States serve populations of 50,000 or fewer. Since 1998, the IACP Smaller Law Enforcement Agency Technical Assistan...

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  • Transforming Underperforming Smaller Police Agencies into High-Performance Organizations

    Many IACP members represent the nearly 18,000 state, local, and tribal agencies in the United States who serve populations of 50,000 or fewer with fewer than 25 sworn officers. These agencies are led ...

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  • Staffing the “Small” Department: Taking Stock of Existing Benchmarks and Promising Approaches

    Staffing police departments is a continuous challenge and one that has become more complex in recent years. Immediately prior to the onset of the 2008 recession, police agencies had difficulty recruit...

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  • Product Feature: Purchasing

    The process of purchasing and budgeting is not one of the more glamorous jobs in law enforcement. However, it is one of the most important, and being prepared for the process can help stop complicatio...

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  • Evidence-Based Policing in Smaller Agencies: Challenges, Prospects, and Opportunities

    The push for more evidence-based approaches to policing has led to a rethinking by law enforcement leaders about how to incorporate research and analysis into their tactics and strategies.

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  • 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 ...

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  • April 2013 Product Update

    The Police Chief keeps you on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology with monthly product announcements. Items about new or improved products are based on news releases supplied by manu...

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  • April 2013 Index to Advertisers

    The advertisers in this listing can help equip your department with the most efficient tools available today! Always mention the Police Chief when contacting our advertisers....

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