IACP Launches Policing in the 21st Century E-library

Dear IACP Member:

Today the IACP launched a Policing in the 21st Century e-library to assist police chiefs as they are confronted with the challenges of policing in the 21st century. The e-library, which can be found by visiting www.TheIACP.org/21C, contains hundreds of resources from model policies to articles to publications aimed at helping police chiefs in this new era.

Over the past several months, the IACP has gathered more than 500 U.S. and international law enforcement leaders and discussed the impact that the new economy is having on the field. Ninety-four percent of respondents said that we are seeing a “new reality” in policing developing. Additionally, more than 55 percent of respondents said that the new economy presented a serious or severe problem to their agencies. More than 85 percent of agencies reported that they were forced to reduce their budgets over the last year, and nearly half of the agencies surveyed reported that they had to lay off or furlough staff in the past 12 months.

One of my top priorities as IACP president is this Policing in this 21st Century Initiative. My goal is to use the “reach and breadth” of the IACP to bring together law enforcement leaders from international, state, local, and tribal departments to use our collective wisdom to discuss the challenges we all are facing and to identify solutions. I hope you will take advantage of this resource and use the e-library: www.TheIACP.org/21C.

Thank you,

Chief Mark A. Marshall
IACP President