Mentoring Services

The IACP New Police Chief Mentoring Project is a cost-free professional development opportunity and includes complimentary resources to assist experienced and newer chiefs. This project matches experienced mentor chiefs with newer chiefs for three to six months of formal mentoring, supported by the Mentoring Project team. This is a valuable opportunity that helps to connect smaller and tribal police executives to meet the unique challenges they face.

The Discover Policing Mentoring Center is the home of our online profile database which allows participants to search for mentors or mentees in smaller agencies. To receive complimentary resources, including a Police Chiefs Desk Reference, from the New Police Chief Mentoring Project, you must meet the eligibility criteria below:

 

Qualify for resources as a Newer Chief

Requirements:

  • In first three years of appointment as a chief in a smaller or tribal police department
  • Serve a population up to 50,000

See instructions on how to participate as a mentee here.
Request resources as a new chief mentee here.

 

Qualify for resources as a Mentor

Requirements:

  • Possess five years minimum experience as a police chief in a smaller or tribal police department
  • Serve a population up to 50,000

 

Mentors work to guide newer chiefs to solutions to problems that will work in their respective jurisdictions. Mentors provide support and assistance in accessing available support systems and obtaining needed resources. Together they review and discuss problem areas, set goals, develop plans of action, and establish timelines for meeting the goals.

See instructions on how to participate as a mentor here.
Request resources as a new mentor here.

Current mentors, click here to access the Mentor Report.
This form helps participants set goals and strategies for the mentoring match.

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