Michael Jordan Donates $1 Million to the IACP

Alexandria, VA – On July 25, 2016, NBA owner, Hall of Famer and global basketball star, Michael Jordan announced a $1 million grant to the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s (IACP) newly established Institute for Community-Police Relations (ICPR). 

“The IACP is thrilled by Mr. Jordan’s generous donation in support of the Institute for Community-Police Relations and his commitment to enhance and build trust between community members and law enforcement," said IACP President Terrence M. Cunningham, Chief of the Wellesley, Massachusetts, Police Department. “This donation will enable the ICPR to expand its work with law enforcement agencies to enhance good relationships and build bridges with their community with a focus on culture, policies, and training.”

The IACP’s ICPR was launched in May 2016. The vision of the ICPR is to advance leadership and professionalism in U.S. law enforcement focusing on culture, policies, practices, and building community trust. To achieve that mission, the ICPR will advise, provide resources, and work directly with the agencies, to bring training and policies into their departments to foster lasting relationships with their communities. 

Mr. Jordan, according to his statement, will also be contributing $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to support its ongoing work in support of reforms that will also build trust and respect between communities and law enforcement.

For more information about the Institute for Community-Police Relations visit www.theiacp.org/ICPR.  

Read more about Michael Jordan’s gift to the IACP online.