Statement of IACP President Richard Beary on Incident in Sydney

“As President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, I am deeply troubled and concerned by the tragic events that have taken place in Sydney, Australia over the last 24 hours. I applaud the bravery and dedication of the law enforcement officers and other public safety personnel who risked their lives to bring this incident to an end.”

“Sadly, today’s events once again demonstrate the troubling reality that no community and no nation is immune from the threat of violence. Around the world, law enforcement officers confront crime and the threat of violence on a daily basis. We must continue to ensure that all agencies have the resources, training and support necessary to protect both their communities and the citizens they serve.”