Statement from the International Association of Chiefs of Police on the Establishment of the National Center for Community-Police Relations

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is pleased to have the support of the White House for the creation of the National Center for Community-Police Relations (NCCPR). The NCCPR was highlighted by the Administration in the proposals released yesterday in conjunction with the President’s remarks on community-police relations.

Throughout its history, the IACP has been a leader in promoting the value of strong relationships between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.  The establishment of the NCCPR represents a continuation of the IACP’s long standing commitment to this issue.

The NCCPR will provide support to local law enforcement agencies to address the issues identified by the IACP’s National Policy Summit on Community-Police Relations: Creating a Culture of Cohesion/Collaboration and the report from the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. 

This support will include:

  • Providing educational materials that will break down the Summit and Task Force recommendations for all levels of officer;
  • On-site culture assessments to determine the strengths and challenges of local agencies relating to community-police relations;
  • Using the train-the-trainer model to create a national cadre of local agency officers who can train others on recommendation implementation; and,
  • Leader-to-leader mentoring to allow leaders who have successfully implemented recommendations to work with those desiring to do so.

The IACP looks forward to working with the White House, and other partners, as we continue our long tradition of supporting the law enforcement profession.