October 2013

The 120th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police will take place from Saturday, October 19, 2013, through Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at the Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Featuring renowned keynote speakers, forums and technical workshops, and the largest exhibit hall of products and services in the law enforcement community, the IACP Annual Conference is the premier event for law enforcement and Provides thousands of of dedicated professionals from across the United States and around the world with an exceptional, concentrated forum for learning, collaborating, and experiencing new technology.

The cover photograph features the conference host, Commissioner Charles Ramsey of the Philadelphia Police Department. Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Department.


  • Collaborative Partnerships to Solve Community Issues

    Thriving communities are those where law enforcement is engaged with varied cross-sector partners serving, restoring, and sustaining a community. Historically, in low-income areas, residents can ha...

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  • Inviting the Community into the Police Strategic Planning Process

    There is a growing conversation around the issue of police legitimacy and the impact of public support, trust, and cooperation on the police’s ability to ensure public safety. Most of the research f...

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  • Lifesaving Leadership to Break the Cycle of Family Violence: Partnerships between Law Enforcement and Communities

    Strong, proactive law enforcement leadership in the struggle to address family violence can protect victims and their children, break the cycle of family violence, and save the lives of police officer...

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  • Countering Violent Extremism: A Community Partnership Approach

    In February 2011, the author wrote an article, “It Can and Does Happen Here: Somali Youth with Terrorist Ties in the Twin Cities.”1 The article identifies an emerging i...

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  • Community Capacity Building and Partnerships in Action

    What is community capacity building and why is it important? Why should a police department concern itself with community capacity building? In the time it takes to read this article, one will walk aw...

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  • Oak Creek: Leading a Community in the Aftermath of a Tragedy

    In August 5, 2012, a white supremacist opened fire in the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, a suburb of Milwaukee. The attack resulted in the death of six Sikh worshipers and the injury of four o...

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  • In an Era of Austerity: Chief-to-Chief Lessons on the Consolidation of Law Enforcement Services

    The downturn in the economy that began in 2008 and continues today, particularly at the city and county level, has had a devastating impact on local policing. The COPS Office analysis of 2011 estimate...

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  • October 2013 Exhibitor Update

    The Police Chief keeps you on the cutting edge of law enforcement technology with monthly product announcements. Items about new or improved products are based on news releases suppli...

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