The professional voice of law enforcement
November 2014: Education and training are essential elements to the growth and professionalization of law
enforcement as a field, as well as continually improving the service agencies provide to
their communities. Topics such as intelligence training, college courses, and certification are
applicable to all levels of law enforcement, from chiefs to entry-level officers.
Police departments are responsible for providing high-quality services to all community
members. This issue provides tips, training programs, and information on handling situations
that involve persons with disabilities, members of the transgender community, those with
Alzheimer’s, and those dealing with mental health issues.
Cover photo: Richard Beary (IACP President) is flanked by daughter, Jillian (left), and son,
Gregory (right). Photo courtesy of Jeff Hawkins.