training & education


This section focuses on hiring, training, and continuing education for law enforcement officers. The 21st Century Policing Report outlines the need for increased training with an emphasis on particular topics such as problem-solving and decision-making, crisis intervention, cultural responsiveness, and procedural justice.

Training Opportunities

Leadership in Police Organizations Program

Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women

Leading by Legacy Training Program

Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigation Training

Women's Leadership Institute

IACP Annual Conference and Exposition

Model Policies & Concept Papers

Excited Delirium Model Policy and Concept Paper*

Responding to Individuals Affected by Mental Illness or in Crisis Model Policy and Concept Paper*

Articles & Blog Posts

A Walk Through History Towards a Safer Future 

Creating a Culture of Leadership: IACP LPO Projects Transform the Vermont State Police 

Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias: A Law Enforcement Leader's Role and Response 

Other Resources

Discover Policing

National Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative

* Available to IACP members only.  Learn more about IACP member benefits and join today. 


Support the IACP's Institute for Community-Police Relations


For more information about the IACP Institute for Community-Police Relations, please contact us at