Officer safety and wellness has always been a priority for the IACP, and the IACP believes that no injury to or death of a law enforcement professional is acceptable. The strong leadership displayed by the association’s members for the concern and well-being of their officers uniquely positions the IACP to address officer safety and wellness. The IACP Center for Officer Safety and Wellness is taking a lifecycle approach to safety and wellness, providing information and resources specifically tailored to each of the four career stages: recruitment, early career, advanced career, and retirement. The articles and columns in this issue of the Police Chief magazine provides guidance to law enforcement leaders in protecting their most important asset — their people.
Recruitment image on cover courtesy of the Michigan State Police.
Almost everything went right early on the morning of February 23, 2012. Shortly before 1:00 a.m. that day, Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu made a traffic stop in the small community of ...
istorically, law enforcement has been plagued by violence against its officers, reflected in the number of line-of-duty deaths. They lost their lives doing what they loved in an escalating war on law ...
Responding to suicidal individuals is an increasingly common occurrence in law enforcement work. Based on a 2008 Bureau of Justice Administration report an estimated 3 to 7 percent of all police calls...
A Paradigm Shift for First Responders: Preparing the Emergency Response Community for Hybrid Targeted ViolenceA shooting on the street A fire at a residence An emergency medical technician treating a wounded civilian Taken separately, each of these incidents ha...
Officer protection encompasses a wide range of products and areas. Weapons, equipment, and protective clothing all are part of the equation. However, newer, smarter tools are being built not just for ...
- President's Message: Boston and the Importance of Officer Safety
- Legislative Alert: Firearms Legislation Withdrawn in Senate
- Chief's Counsel: Undercover Online: Why Your Agency Needs a Social Network Investigations Policy
- Research in Brief: Realizing SAFE Driving: Effects of Multi-Disciplinary Research and Interventions in California
- Officer Safety Corner: Building Knowledge on Ambush Assaults of the Police: A Research Initiative by COPS, CNA, and the IACP
- From the Director: INTERPOL Washington: When Transnational Crime Comes to Our Communities