October 2011

In 1893, at the Chicago World’s Fair, 51 police chiefs met to discuss the challenges they faced in their departments and organized the National Chiefs of Police Union, later changed to the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 1902. Chicago is the site of the 118th Annual IACP Conference, October 22-26, 2011, challenging IACP members to look back and forge forward into 21st-century policing. The cover photograph features the conference host chief, Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy of the Chicago Police Department. Photograph by the Chicago Police Department Reproduction and Graphic Arts Section.