About IACP

About IACP

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), as the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders, is committed to advancing the safety of communities worldwide.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. With more than 31,000 members in over 165 countries, the IACP is a recognized leader in global policing, committed to advancing safer communities through thoughtful, progressive police leadership. Since 1893, the association has been serving communities worldwide by speaking out on behalf of law enforcement and advancing leadership and professionalism in policing worldwide.

The IACP is known for its commitment to enhancing community safety by shaping the future of the police profession. Through timely research, programming, and unparalleled training opportunities, the IACP is preparing current and emerging police leaders—and the agencies and communities they serve—to succeed in addressing the most pressing issues, threats, and challenges of the day.    

The IACP is a not-for-profit 501c(3) organization headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The IACP is the publisher of The Police Chief magazine, the leading periodical for law enforcement executives, and the host of the IACP Annual Conference, the largest police educational and technology exposition in the world. IACP membership is open to law enforcement professionals of all ranks, as well as non-sworn leaders across the criminal justice system. 

Grants and partnerships with the following organizations and others have helped support IACP’s work over the years: 

  • Bloomberg Foundation 
  • Joyce Foundation 
  • Laura and John Arnold Foundation 
  • MacArthur Foundation 
  • Michael Jordan 
  • Motorola Foundation 
  • Target Corporation 
  • United States Department of Justice 
  • United States Department of State 
  • United States Department of Transportation 

Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The International Association of Chiefs of Police is dedicated to advancing the policing profession through advocacy, research, outreach, and education in order to provide for safer communities worldwide.

Our Vision

Shaping the future of the policing profession. 

About IACP Video

The IACP is committed to serving the leaders of today and developing the leaders of tomorrow. To find out more about who the IACP is, what we offer and those we serve, please enjoy this short video.

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