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Pre-IACP Annual Conference Training Opportunity in Boston
Using the resources that the annual IACP conference brings into a region, the IACP organizes many activities for local law enforcement, including pre conference training and line officers training during the conference. Included in this year's program are the following programs.

Leadership in Police Organizations: A Smaller Agency Executive Program
The IACP Smaller Police Department Technical Assistance Program, in collaboration with the Center for Police Leadership, is offering a leadership-training event for smaller agency executives on October 13, 2006, in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel.

This one-day course is based on the IACP Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) curriculum and taught by a team led by one of the authors, Chief Larry Hesser. Learn how to use your knowledge of human behavior and leadership theories to enhance motivation, satisfaction, and performance in the achievement of organizational goals.

Registration for the preconference event is limited and will close October 6, 2006. A fee of $65 per person includes the full day's training and lunch. For more information, call Laura Bell at 800-THE-IACP, extension 340, or write to her at ( To reserve a seat, visit us online at (

Two additional LPO training opportunities will be held for IACP conference registrants in the Smaller Agency Training Track. Lessons straight from the LPO curriculum on organizational culture and followership will be presented during the conference on Monday, October 16, and Tuesday, October 17.

Project Safe Neighborhoods: Firearms Training
No-cost training is available for law enforcement. The IACP Gun Violence Reduction project, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, will present a one-day line officer training on October 12, 2006, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

The goals of this one-day street enforcement training are to increase the margin of safety for police officers and to provide officers with the skills and abilities needed to recover crime guns from the street. This training is based on the ATF firearms trafficking techniques course and includes elements from the IACP Firearms Trafficking Investigation & Interdiction Technical Assistance Program.

The course is provided in support of Project Safe Neighborhoods and emphasizes team building for the purpose of initiating, perfecting, and prosecuting criminal cases involving firearms violence, including, firearm trafficking and diversion investigations. Topics covered in this session include characteristics of armed persons, effective street-level gun enforcement tactics, vehicle stops and searches, firearms identification, firearms trafficking, stolen firearms, and firearms tracing and tools. To register, please call Amy N. Lightcap in the IACP Research Center at 800-843-4227, extension 829, send a fax to 703-684-5728, or send an e-mail message to (

Free Police Officer Training and Conference Registration
Another benefit the annual conference provides to IACP members is free training and exhibit passes for their officers.

IACP is providing complimentary training programs for police officers. IACP instructors will teach two-hour programs focused on the needs of line personnel in the following subjects.

Sunday, October 15,     2006
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

  • Contemporary Issues in SWAT

  • Physical and Psychological Aspects of Police-Involved Shootings

Monday, October 16, 2006
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

  • Challenging Issues Involving Nonlethal Munitions

  • The Backbone of the Police Force: First-Line Supervisors

Tuesday, October 17, 2006
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

  • Interpersonal Management Program and Communications Training

  • Crisis Negotiations

Members are encouraged to have first-line and midlevel supervisors register for a complimentary exhibit hall pass. The pass allows law enforcement personnel entry into the exhibit hall to see firsthand all of the cutting-edge products and services available to law enforcement. This pass is perfect for a chief who wishes to attend workshops and events but needs to have several products examined. Having officers spend quality time studying the products in the exposition allows the chief to network and attend educational programs.

For complete description of these complimentary training sessions for police officers, and for instructor information, please visit (, click the conference logo, and then select conference program. Line officers can register in advance for the free training and exhibit pass at this site.

2006 IACP Civil Rights Awards
IACP's Civil Rights Committee is proud to announce the Civil Rights Awards for 2006. This year saw an unprecedented increase in the number of submissions. These awards are bestowed upon law enforcement organizations, programs, or persons who demonstrate exemplary performance in the investigation or prevention of civil rights crimes, the enforcement of civil rights statutes, education efforts regarding civil rights issues, and actions or interventions taken to protect civil and human rights. This year's winners:

  • Aboriginal Relations Team, Edmonton Police Services, Ontario, Canada

  • Arson Task Force, Riverside Police Department, California; Riverside Fire Department; Riverside office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and Riverside office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Don't Buy-In Hate/Bias Project, Calgary Police Services, Alberta, Canada

  • Hispanic Outreach Program, Durant Police Department, Oklahoma

  • Programme Aasara (antitrafficking program), Nalgonda District Police, Government of Andhra, India

  • James O. Ingram, special agent in charge (retired), FBI, and William J. Stokes, special agent, FBI, for their efforts in the investigation of the Edgar Ray Killen case, the basis for the movie Mississippi Burning

Award winners and guests will be honored in a special reception hosted by the IACP Civil Rights Committee in Boston during IACP's annual conference. In addition, award winners will be introduced at the annual banquet on October 18. The civil rights awards are sponsored by V.H. Blackinton & Co. Inc. and Fechheimer Brothers Co.

In addition to the award winners, the Civil Rights Committee recognized the exemplary achievements of several other agencies. The following programs and agencies will receive certificates of special recognition:

  • Cultural Community Immersion Program, Austin Police Department, Texas

  • Enhancing Minority Community Partnerships and Relationships, Bloomsburg Police Department, Pennsylvania

  • No Place for Hate, Lexington Police Department, Massachusetts

For more information about the IACP Civil Rights award, visit ( and click awards.

Environmental Crimes Committee Focuses on International Enforcement, Announces New Initiatives
At its midyear meeting in Burlington, Vermont, the IACP Environmental Crimes Committee explored ways to help international governments work more closely and more effectively to enforce criminal environmental laws. The meeting, held June 6-8, featured several presentations geared toward developing interoperable environmental enforcement practices and synchronizing enforcement efforts.

Special guest speakers included Ken W. Chatel of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, David Aggett of Environment Canada, Andrew Lauterback and Michael Hubbard of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and William Clement of Norwich University. The EPA sponsored the committee's midyear meeting.

The committee adopted a proposal to offer a workshop on environmental crimes investigation at a future annual IACP conference. Fred Burnside and Barbara Foreman of the EPA's Criminal Investigation Division developed the training proposal and presented it to the committee.

The committee also adopted the criteria for the Dave Cameron Award. Named in memory of the committee's former chairman, the award will be presented to an individual or agency for outstanding achievement in environmental crimes enforcement or education. The committee expects to present the first annual award during the annual IACP conference in Boston.

The meeting adjourned with a special note of appreciation for Michael Richardson of the EPA for more than a decade of leadership and service to the committee.

To share your interest in the committee's work, write to Don Slazinik, committee chair, at don. (, or Barbara Foreman, committee recorder, at ( ■



From The Police Chief, vol. 73, no. 9, September 2006. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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