By serving as the professional voice of law enforcement, IACP works to ensure that community stakeholders, legislators, and other groups understand issues related to law enforcement and public safety and that members and others in the field are able to learn from global best practices.


Resolutions are the cornerstone of IACP’s policy development. Through this process, the association membership addresses critical issues facing law enforcement. Resolutions direct the efforts of the IACP and serve as the guiding statement in accomplishing the work of the association.  

Individual members, committees, sections, and divisions are given the opportunity to submit resolutions for the membership's consideration. If you are an individual member looking to submit a resolution, it is recommended that you coordinate with relevant IACP committees, divisions, or sections to review and provide feedback as you develop your resolution submission. The IACP accepts resolutions on a rolling basis throughout the year for consideration at the next IACP annual conference.  

Fast facts about Resolutions: 

  • Resolutions help direct the efforts of the IACP, serving as guiding statements for association work. 
  • Resolutions can be submitted by IACP committees, sections, divisions, individual members, or Board of the Directors. 
  • Resolutions represent the values and interests of the IACP membership. 
  • In order for a Resolution to go into effect, it must be voted upon by the members of the IACP, which takes place after annual conference. 
  • Resolutions are valid for 5 years from the date of enactment. 

For more information on how the resolutions process works, including how to craft a resolution, click here. If you are interested in submitting a resolution, please complete a resolutions proposal template located here. For any questions, please email

View all IACP Resolutions. 

IACP Legislative Agenda

The IACP has set its Policy Priorities for the 118th Congress. These policy priorities have been designated as the global issues most important to the association. The policy priorities were developed by the IACP governing body, with input from the law enforcement field. This document is meant to aid IACP members in discussions with elected officials regarding key criminal justice related issues. As additional issues of interest to the IACP arise, the governing body will establish positions on them.

Read IACP's Legislative Alert to learn about the latest legislative policies and actions impacting law enforcement. 


Policy Statements and Letters


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