November 2014

Education and training are essential elements to the growth and professionalization of law enforcement as a field, as well as continually improving the service agencies provided to their communities. Topics such as intelligence training, , college courses, and certification are applicable to all levels of law enforcement, from chiefs to entry level officers.

Police departments are responsible for providing high-quality services to all community members. This issue provides tips, training programs, and information on handling situations that involve persons with disabilities, members of the transgender community, those with Alzheimer’s, and those dealing with mental health issues.

Cover photo: Richard Beary (IACP President) is flanked by daughter, Jillian (left), and son, Gregory (right). Photo courtesy of Jeff Hawkins.