Civil Rights Committee

This committee shall study, consider, and determine those programs, policies, and initiatives that will enhance law enforcement's role in strengthening and protecting the civil rights of all people. The committee will work to set professional standards for civil rights policy and will develop a clearinghouse of information for police agencies seeking to implement programs to increase efforts designed to safeguard civil rights.

Civil Rights Awards
The committee also reviews and administers the annual IACP Civil Rights Award to recognize outstanding law enforcement achievements in protecting civil and human rights. Submissions may be made for the following categories:

  • Single-Agency Program or Project Award  
  • Multi-Agency Team Award  
  • Individual Achievement Award  
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • International Human Rights Award 

Submissions for the 2015 IACP Civil Rights Awards are now being accepted through August 28th.

For more details about IACP’s Civil Rights Awards, past winners, and submission criteria click here.

For more information, contact Jennifer Rolfe, staff liaison.

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