August 2011

Guest Editor: Philip Trompetter, IACP

Are you ready for IACP 2011? From October 22 to October 26, the IACP will take over McCormick Place West in Chicago, Illinois. The show comprises the largest law enforcement exposition, the best industry training available,  and the largest group of law enforcement executives to share ideas and lessons learned. Cover photography courtesy of Ceaser Russ Photography. All rights reserved.


  • In Memory of Chief Joseph S. Dominelli, 1917–2011; IACP President, 1979–1980

    Joseph Dominelli was born in Schenectady, New York, on August 11, 1917. Son of Joseph and Madeline Campachero Dominelli, he attended Mount Pleasant High School and, in 1939, married his wife, Florence...

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  • Police Psychologists: Roles and Responsibilities in a Law Enforcement Agency

    This special issue of Police Chief magazine was developed by 33 members of the IACP Police Psychological Services Section (PPSS) and comes 25 years after the section was elevated from an ad hoc...

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  • Police Psychologists as Consultants

    Police psychologists are broadly and effectively utilized as internal and external consultants to law enforcement agencies of all sizes and jurisdictional scope in day-to-day and special operations. C...

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  • Assessing the Psychological Suitability of Candidates for Law Enforcement Positions

    ssessing the psychological suitability of candidates for law enforcement positions is one of the essential functions of police psychology. Police psychologists are uniquely trained and qualified to pe...

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  • The Role of Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations in Law Enforcement

    Police employers have a legal duty to ensure that police officers under their command are mentally and emotionally fit to perform their duties, and failure to do so can result in significant civil lia...

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  • Peer Support Teams Fill an Emotional Void in Law Enforcement Agencies

    Psychologically healthy police officers are far more likely to provide high-quality, professional services to the members of their communities. Police departments make a significant investment in sele...

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  • August 2011 Product Update

    The Police Chief keeps you on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology with monthly product announcements. For free, in-depth information, visit us online at

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  • Support and Sustain: Psychological Intervention for Law Enforcement Personnel

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  • Board Certification in Police Psychology: What It Means to Public Safety

    The relationship between professional psychology and law enforcement began nearly 100 years ago when Lewis Terman, PhD, a leading expert in intelligence testing, was commissioned in 1916 to assess the...

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