November 2004

Chief Joseph G. Estey of the Hartford Police Department in White River Junction, Vermont, will be sworn in as president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police during the 111th Annual IACP Conference this month in Los Angeles. Cover photograph by Beltrami Studios in West Lebanon, New Hampshire


  • A Chief’s Role in Prioritizing Civil Rights

    At some time, all police chiefs face incidents that challenge their vision and leadership. We must have in place mission statements and values that rethink our traditional use-of-force strategies and ...

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  • Integrity, Action, Justice: Leadership Committed to Ending Violence Against Women

    The National Violence Against Women Advisory Group is composed of law enforcement executives, judges, prosecutors, and advocates, all of whom came together for the two-day meeting in Minneapolis....

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  • Metropolitan-Nashville Police Department Transfer Policy: Selecting Right Officers

    As in many other departments across the country, Metropolitan-Nashville Police Department’s (MNPD) policy on transfers, and the procedures in which they were accomplished, had changed often over tim...

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  • Military Leave: Supporting Employees

    The scene has been reenacted many times in the news recently: a military reservist’s wife packing boxes to move, as she cannot afford to pay the mortgage and monthly bills since her husband, a milit...

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  • The Four Stress Factors Unique to Rural Patrol Revisited

    In the September 1978 issue of the Police Chief, two researchers, Sandy and Devine, presented their observations about stress as it related to small-town and rural police....

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  • The National Incident Management System

    In February 2003, President George W. Bush signed Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5), an order mandating the development of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). HSPD-5 assi...

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