Leading By Legacy

Resource Toolkit


The Leading by Legacy Resource Toolkit provides practical tools and resources to assist smaller law enforcement agencies in building legacies committed to personal development, improving agency stability, and recognizing the values of the communities they serve. It may also serve as a resource for law enforcement agencies interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in the areas of leadership, management, and legacy.

This toolkit is organized into three resource areas: individual, organization, and community. These areas were derived from the Leading by Legacy Program's training curriculum and have been identified as critical elements essential to promoting a positive legacy. This toolkit contains a fourth section dedicated to additional resources that do not necessarily fall under the three core areas, but provide supplemental information for smaller law enforcement agencies on leadership, management, and more.

About Leading by Legacy

Through the Leading by Legacy Program, the IACP seeks to meet the leadership and management needs of executives, command staff, and first line supervisors from smaller law enforcement agencies. Frequent changes in leadership and significant resource limitations are commonplace in smaller agencies as a result of the unique environment in which they operate. The Leading by Legacy Program offers assistance to smaller agencies to meet these challenges and build legacies focused on three core areas: individual, organization, and community. Building a legacy strengthens the capacity of individual leaders and organizations and one-agency-at-a time, enhances the reputation of the law enforcement profession.

The Leading by Legacy Program offers a variety of resources including:

Leading By Legacy Resources


Request Assistance

If you encounter any problems accessing the materials in this toolkit, you can contact a Leading by Legacy staff member for more information at leadingbylegacy@theiacp.org.


The Leading by Legacy Online Resource Toolkit was funded with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, Grant No. 2012-DP-BXK002 . Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this website (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).