IACP News 02-09-2016

Open Positions on IACP Board of Officers; IACP Statement on Use of Force

NEWS FROM THE FIELD

  • Operation Conversation Helps Building Mutual Trust between the NYPD and Local Youth

    On January 13, 2015, Dr. Lenora Fulani directed the Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. The event addressed the growing tension between the New York Police Department (NYPD) and inner city youth and gathered participants of both groups to share their life stories to create a meaningful and progressive dialogue.

    Operation Conversation is an award-winning program of All Stars Inc. that was originally founded in 2006. The program is meant to take on the challenge of creating new conversations and ways of building better relationships between cops and kids. More than 3,000 NYPD officers and young people have participated in performance workshops across New York City.

    Read more.

  • Human Trafficking Training Program for Federal Law Enforcement’s Basic Training Courses

    To recognize the National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that a Human Trafficking training program will be a part of the basic training courses at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC). The training courses will help future graduates better recognize signs of human trafficking in their routine law enforcement duties. This is one of many ways the DHS is working to end human trafficking.

    Find out more.

  • IdentityTheft.gov Helps First Responders Help Identity Theft Victims

    IdentityTheft.gov is a free one-stop resource for visitors to report and recover from identity theft. The website helps victims of identity theft by providing them with personalized recovery plans that are tailored to each and every individual’s theft circumstances. The website also aids law enforcement by making the crime-reporting process more efficient and helping police officers reach out to the community in a positive manner. The services on IdentityTheft.gov are available in English and Spanish.

    Learn more.

  • Taxpayers Urged to Remain on “High Alert” for Scams

    This upcoming filing season, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) announced that additional outreach efforts will be performed in order to prevent taxpayers from becoming victims to criminals who impersonate Internal Revenue Service and Treasury employees. The initiative includes PSAs (public service announcements) to warn taxpayers about scams and working with partners in the public and private sector to help get the word out, both through traditional law enforcement channels as well as through the media and other nongovernmental organizations.

    Learn more.

  • Law Enforcement Focused on Impaired Driving for Super Bowl Sunday

    The 2016 Super Bowl Sunday wasn’t just a big day for football teams and fans. Local and state law enforcement agencies in Maryland, the Maryland Association of Chiefs of Police, the Maryland Highway Safety Office, and other partners teamed up to conduct a high-visibility education and enforcement (HVEE) campaign to reduce impaired driving during the weekend.

    Read more.

    Learn more about the HVEE project.

 

RESOURCES

  • Sexual Violence in U.S. Juvenile Correctional Facilities

    The survey of Sexual Violence in Juvenile Correctional Facilities presents the national estimates of sexual violence in state juvenile correctional systems, as well as in local and private correctional facilities. The estimation included nonconsensual acts, incidents of sexual victimizations, and other forms of sexual harassment. The data come from BJS's annual Survey of Sexual Violence, which has been conducted since 2004.

    Access the report.

  • New Guidance to Address Gender Bias in Sexual Assault Police Response

    Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch has announced new guidance to provide assistance in preventing gender bias in law enforcement’s response to sexual assault and domestic violence. The guidance serves two key purposes. First, it examines how gender bias can undermine the response of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to sexual assault and domestic violence. Second, it provides a set of basic principles that—if integrated into LEAs’ policies, trainings and practices—will help ensure that gender bias, either intentionally or unintentionally, does not undermine efforts to keep victims safe and hold offenders accountable.

    Access the response.

  • FBI Releases Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report

    On January 19, 2016., the FBI released their Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report for the January–June period of 2015. Overall, the statistics showed a decline in the number of property crimes reported, and an overall increase in the number of violent crimes reported compared to 2014. The report is based on data submitted from over 12,000 law enforcement agencies that was gathered by the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program.

    Access the report.

  • Growing Support for Police Wearing Body Cameras

    Cato/YouGov performed a recent survey of police departments that reveals a growing support for officers wearing body cameras during their interactions with the public. Different reasons can explain this broad support, such as a safeguard to protect police officers from frivolous lawsuits or to ensure that officers and citizens behave better when they’re interacting. Eighty-one percent of U.S. residents believe that body cameras not only protect citizens from the police, but also protect police officers and agencies from lawsuits.

    Access the report.

  • Catalog of Federally Sponsored Counter-IED Training and Education Resources

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for Bombing Prevention (OBP), in collaboration with partners at the Federal Interagency Joint Program Office for Countering Improvised Explosive Devices (JPO C-IED), offers the Catalog of Federally Sponsored Counter-IED Training and Education Resources for Private Sector Partners.

    The catalog identifies IED preparedness training and education resources. The goals and capacities listed in the catalog are intended to enhance the effectiveness of U.S. counter-IED efforts.

    Access the catalog.

  • On-Demand Webinar: How Predictive Analytics Can Help Police Chiefs Cut Crime

 

EVENTS

  • National Police Week 5K (5/14)

    The 10th annual National Police Week 5K, hosted by the nonprofit organization Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP), is on May 14, 2016. Join ODMP and your colleagues in the National Police Week 5K to honor fallen law enforcement officers.

    Don’t delay – the race is open to only the first 2,000 registered runners. All participants receive a free T-shirt. Registration costs:

    • $35 from February 1 through February 29
    • $40 March 1 through March 31
    • $45 April 1 through April 30
    • $50 from May 1 through May 10

    Register for the race.

  • Washington Capitals Honor Law Enforcement

    Two additional Law Enforcement Appreciation Nights will be held at the Verizon Center on Monday, February 22, and Tuesday, March 15. These events are open to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers, sheriffs, and sworn and non-sworn employees. Family members, friends, and anyone else who supports law enforcement are also welcome to enjoy the event. Five dollars from each ticket will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Each ticket order includes a Capitals T-shirt and a Washington Capitals commemorative law enforcement challenge coin.

    Order your tickets.

  • IACP Leading by Legacy Training in Sidney, OH (3/24–3/26)

 

INSIDE THE IACP

  • Open Positions for the 2016 IACP Board of Officers

    Two positions are open for election for the 2016 IACP Board of Officers:

    • Fourth Vice President – The individual selected will serve a four-year term, and then a one-year term as the IACP President in 2020–2021.

    • Vice President at Large – The individual selected will serve a single three-year term concluding in 2019.

    Individuals in these positions will work to further the mission of the IACP and serve the global community of law enforcement. In order to be eligible for any of these positions, an individual must be

    • an active member of the IACP in good standing for at least two years; and
    • regularly engaged in active police service as the operating chief executive of a police agency.

    Access the candidate filing forms.

    For more information, contact IACP Executive Director/CEO Vincent Talucci at 1-800-THE-IACP or via email at talucci@theiacp.org.

  • IACP Teams Up Develop New Scam-Protecting Training Programs

    The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), together with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (the COPS Office), and the U.S. Department of Justice, has developed a series of training modules that will help the public identify the most common types of Internet- and computer-related scams. The programs will provide free instructional tools and resources to help people avoid being victimized by online scams, as well as provide them with the information and resources needed to protect themselves and take action if they are victimized. The programs are designed to be delivered by law enforcement practitioners to members of the public through community outreach, training sessions, and other venues.

    Each Monday until March 28, 2016, the IACP will release a new training available on the Law Enforcement Cyber Center.

    Access the program.

  • Statement of the IACP on Law Enforcement Use of Force

    A growing concern within the IACP are the calls to require U.S. law enforcement agencies to establish use-of-force guidelines that exceed the “objectively reasonable” standard set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court. The creation of a multitude of new and differing policies could potentially lead to both confusion and hesitation on behalf of law enforcement officers, which, in turn, would threaten both their safety and the safety of the citizens who may require their protection.

    Read the statement.

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