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The Big Ideas for Smaller Law Enforcement Agencies newsletter is a free electronic publication specifically designed to address topics relevant to law enforcement agencies that serve populations up to 50,000. Each issue highlights engaging law enforcement topics and resources pertinent to smaller agencies. See below for more information.




Submit an ArticleThe Big Ideas for Smaller Law Enforcement Agencies newsletter is now available on the Internet. This new expanded format provides a wider variety of information and resources to readers. As in past issues, our main feature article will highlight a new best practices guide or address a law enforcement topic pertinent to smaller agencies. New columns include: Mentoring, Training, Innovations from the Field, Leadership Development Resources and a Spotlight. Resources and contacts mentioned in the articles can now easily be accessed through hyperlinks.

Newsletter subscribers will receive an e-mail notification with a link to the new issue. The newsletter can be printed if a hard copy is desired or shared electronically with colleagues and friends. Even if you were a subscriber to the previously printed newsletter you MUST still REGISTER to receive the electronic notification. Subscriptions to Big Ideas are free.

We hope you will enjoy this new format of information sharing and look forward to including your ideas and comments as Big Ideas for Smaller Law Enforcement Agencies continues its commitment of supporting and reaching all agencies in the U.S. with twenty-five and fewer officers.

For more information, contact Christina Horst at styles@theiacp.org or (800) 843-4227.

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This Edition Includes:

Officer Involved Shootings

Meet the Mentors

Spotlight on the Officer’s Perspective

 

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Big Ideas Summer 2012 

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This Edition Includes:

The Smaller Agency Certificate Track Schedule

Workshop Descriptions

Instructor Biorgraphies

 

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This Edition Includes:

Meet the Mentors

Workshop Descriptions

Spotlight on Response to Autism

 

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The Special Edition Includes:

The Smaller Agency Certificate Track Schedule

Workshop Descriptions

Instructor Biographies

 

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Big Ideas Winter 2010 

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Winter 2010 Lead Article: Liability Management in Smaller Police Departments

Spotlight: Guidance on Employing Returning Combat Veterans

Mentoring: One Simple Way to Enhance Agency Reputation

Innovations from the Field: The Police Pocket Guide: Responding to Youths with Mental Health Disorders

Resources: The Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant Writing and Management Academy, Volunteers in Police Service in Focus Series, The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program, Sixth National Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Training Conference, and much more.

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Big Ideas Conference Edition 2010 

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The Special Edition Includes:

The Smaller Agency Certificate Track Schedule

Resources for Smaller Agencies at the IACP Annual Conference

10th Anniversary News

The Police Chiefs Desk Reference

Workshop Descriptions

Workshop Instructors Biographies

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Big Ideas Spring 2010 

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Spring 2010 Lead Article: Smaller Agency Accreditation: Realistic, Valuable, Evolving

Spotlight: On-Line Training Institute on Sexual Assault Investigation

Mentoring: Working Effectively with the Media

Innovations from the Field: Using Social Networks to Reach Out to the Public, Privacy Impact Assessment for License Plate Readers

Resources: Missing Persons Database is Live on NamUs, Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence 2nd Edition and more.

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Big Ideas Spring 2009 

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Spring 2009 Lead Article: The Value of Traffic Enforcement & Preparing for the Unexpected: Line-of-Duty Deaths

Spotlight: Smaller Agency Representatives to the IACP Executive Committee

Mentoring: Proactive Stress Management for Police Executives & Meet the Mentors

Innovations from the Field: Improving Officer Safety: Project Safe Shield & New Tools for Sexual Assault Investigations

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Big Ideas Winter 2009 

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Winter 2009 Lead Article: Unique Challenges for Smaller Departments

Spotlight: Smaller Agency Executives Benefit from National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women

Mentoring: Mentor Skill Building

Innovations from the Field: Community Partnership Leads to Case Closure & New Publications and Products from the IACP's Research Center

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Big Ideas Fall 2008 

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Fall 2008 Lead Article: Succession Planning and Staff Development

Spotlight: Discover Policing & Organized Retail Crime

Mentoring: "Overstepping" Mayor

Innovations from the Field: Sharing Best Practices in Local Law Enforcement

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Big Ideas Summer 2008 

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Summer 2008 Lead Article: Predicting & Surviving a No-Confidence Vote

Spotlight: Aspen, CO PD Choose Hybrid Cars

Mentoring: Leadership in Police Organizations

Innovations from the Field: Law Enforcement Specifications for CAD and RMS

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Big Ideas Spring 2008

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Spring 2008 Lead Article: Preparing to be a Chief of Police

Spotlight: Celebrate Safe Communities & No-Cost Training Available

Mentoring: A Mentors Perspective on Choosing to be a Police Chief

Innovations from the Field: Anti-Meth Collaboration Program

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Big Ideas Winter 2008 

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Winter 2008 Lead Article: The IACP's 2007 Criminal Intelligence Sharing Summit: Implications for Smaller Law Enforcement Agencies, Part I

Spotlight: Law Enforcement/Children's & Mental Health Roundtable

Mentoring: SACOP Update & January Edition of Police Chief Magazine

Innovations from the Field: Free Beer and the Webber Seavey Award

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Big Ideas Fall 2007 

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Fall 2007 Lead Article: Performance Evaluations and the Smaller Police Agency

Spotlight: TechBytes Now Available, Police Chief's Guide to Immigration Issues

Innovations from the Field: Keys to Career Longevity & the Value of Keeping Your Employees

Honorable Mention: 10 Officers-per-Thousand: Formulas and Other Policy Myths LPO Lesson: The Ethical Dimension of Leadership

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Big Ideas Summer 2007 

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Summer 2007 Lead Article: Crime Mapping Used as Effective Crime Prevention Tool

Mentoring: Do You Need a Mentor?

Innovations from the Field: Cordele Police Provides Security Escorts for Local Businesses, Images Remind Community of Safety & Gang Resistance and Education Training (GREAT)

Spotlight: Project Response: Immigration, Research Advisory Committee (RAC) Law Enforcement Survey

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Big Ideas Spring 2007 

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Spring 2007 Lead Article: Maneuvering Successfully in the Political Environment

Mentoring: Leadership Development through Mentoring

Spotlight: Regional Forensic Video Labs, Identity Crime, & Gun Violence Reduction

Innovations from the Field: Policing a Diverse Community

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Big Ideas Winter 2007 

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Winter 2007 Lead Article: Strategies to Address Violence Against Women Crimes

Mentoring: Mentoring Skills-Pacing

Honorable Mention: Residential Speeding, Training Opportunities: The Role of the Police Chief, Sexual Assault Response Team, Human Trafficking, LEIM Conference, Why Police Leaders Should Take a Lead, Offender Reentry

Spotlight: Offender Reentry-A Police Perspective & Managing Sex Offenders

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Big Ideas Fall 2006 

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Fall 2006 Lead Article: Volunteers on Patrol Using Citizen Volunteers to Drive Marked Police Vehicles for Traffic Calming and Motorist Assistance

Mentoring: Mentoring Skills-Feedback

Upcoming Training Opportunities: An IACP Leadership Model, Smaller Agency Training Track Information Technology

Spotlight: Technology Desk Reference & Meth Resources

Honorable Mention: (LPO Lesson: The Leader Thought Process & Police Leadership, Development Resources-Character and Cops: Ethics in Policing, 3rd ed. & Caught Between the Dog and the Fireplug: How to Survive Public Service)

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Big Ideas Summer 2006 

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Summer 2006 Lead Article: Strategic Planning: Building Police- Community Partnerships in Small Towns

Transition Support for New Police Chiefs

Discover New Information in Boston at the Smaller Agency Certificate Track

Community Mentor Program Police Recruitment: Understanding the Future Workforce Needs of Police Departments

Leadership Development Resources: Police Chiefs Desk Reference, Be, Know, Do, Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement & Leadership Institute

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