Advocacy for Violence Reduction

Targeted Violence/Active Threat

Advocacy for Violence Reduction

Despite being a fundamentally omnipresent threat, much of the rhetoric around mass attacks tends to be steeped in politics. It is incumbent upon law enforcement leaders to ensure that community stakeholders, legislators, and other groups understand the issues confronting law enforcement and public safety in relation to targeted violence, and that others in the field are able to learn from global best practices.




Establishing or Enhancing Law Enforcement-Based Victim Services - Advocacy Parameters and Documentation

IACP This publication identifies key considerations for establishing or enhancing direct services to victims within law enforcement-based systems.

Increasing Law Enforcement Awareness of and Enhancing the Response to Hate Crimes and Crimes Motivated by Bias


Resolution encouraging the use of various strategies for increasing the awareness and response to hate crimes.

Support for Development of Comprehensive Crime Gun Intelligence Strategies


Resolution encouraging agencies to establish certain gun intelligence protocols.

IACP Supports the Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act of 2019


Letter of Support

Homeland Security Hearing on World Wide Threats: Keeping America Secure in the New Age of Terror


Testimony of Chief David Rausch, General Chair of the IACP Midsize Agencies Division, before the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee.

Judiciary Hearing on the Responses to the Increase in Religious Hate Crimes


Testimony of Chief Will D. Johnson, Chair of the IACP Human and Civil Rights Committee, before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.



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