Offender Reentry

In partnership with BJA, the IACP is examining the potential for intensified law enforcement involvement in offender reentry efforts. The IACP hopes to reduce recidivism, disorder and victimization through increased law enforcement participation in offender reentry programs. The following products are designed to assist law enforcement in their offender reentry efforts and, once complete, will be available on this web site:

  • Video DVD highlighting a leading law enforcement-centric reentry program.
  • Resource guide highlighting law enforcement reentry leading practices.
  • Training curriculum to assist law enforcement agencies in creating and/or expanding their reentry efforts.


Video DVD

The video “Offender Reentry: A Police Perspective” features a police department that has developed, implemented, and currently manages a reentry program. The video illustrates potentially transferable strategies and practices that law enforcement executives can use in implementing or expanding an offender reentry program in their jurisdiction. Copies of the video can be downloaded or streamed here:


Resource Guide


For more information, please contact: Kelly Burke at 800-THE-IACP Ext. 842.


National Policy Summit

In 2006, the IACP, in collaboration with the COPS Office, brought together over 100 law enforcement, correctional, and community leaders for a two day summit to address the issue of offender re-entry and in particular, the role of local law enforcement in re-entry programs. The results of that summit are contained in the final summit report: Offender Re-Entry: Exploring the Leadership Opportunity for Law Enforcement Executives and Their Agencies. The report provides 50 detailed recommendations to help police leaders determine how they can drive down recidivism rates by supporting local offender re-entry initiatives.