International perspective is vitally important to all law enforcement leaders and IACP helps facilitate the sharing of that perspective through a number of forums. Through relationships with other international organizations, the IACP's members turn to each other to answer questions of global relevance.
Global Policing Leadership
The Board of Directors of the IACP established the Global Policing Division, a body consisting of world regions, to promulgate the international programs and activities of the IACP. The International Vice President serves as the General Chair of the Division as well as a member of the IACP Executive Board. Division Officers include the Division Vice Chair, Division Secretary and the Chairs of seven (7) World Regional Offices.
Interactive Global Map
View the Interactive Global Map below which features the IACP’s global initiatives, partnerships, and site visits conducted around the world. The interactive map allows users to learn about the work the IACP has conducted in their respective country and world region.
BIGRS Site Visit - Guadalajara, Mexico
In August 2022, IACP staff members traveled to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico to meet with the leaders of Guadalajara's public safety, transportation, and mobility departments for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) project. During the visit, IACP donated 2 speed radars, 90 high visibility vests, 18 traffic cones, and 6 traffic wands to Jalisco's Public Transportation Unit to help improve road safety in the city.
Global Policing Division Steering Committee (GPDSC)
The Global Policing Division Steering Committee (GPDSC) is designed to advise the IACP President and International Vice President on matters which impact the IACP globally. The Steering Committee is comprised of a diverse group of national and transnational police agencies and organizations.
International Managers of Police Academy and College Training (IMPACT) Section
The International Managers of Police Academy and College Training (IMPACT) Section encourages and facilitates the coordinated exchanges of ideas, procedures, and specific information for the professional leadership and management of education and training within police agencies. The ultimate goal of IMPACT is to enhance the quality of law enforcement and policing at the international level through education and training. To join and learn more, please visit the IMPACT Section page.
International Road Policing Alliance (IRPA)
The International Road Policing Alliance (IRPA) is a growing organization of police, road safety professionals and partners, with the aim of promoting safer mobility and decreasing deaths and injuries from road crashes worldwide. For more information, please visit the IRPA page.
Past International Conferences
- São Paulo, Brazil (2019)
- Dublin, Ireland (2017)
- Bogota, Colombia (2014)
- Florianopolis, Brazil (2014)
- Kigali, Rwanda (2014)
- New Delhi, India (2013)
- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (2013)
- Budva, Montenegro (2012)
- Medellin, Colombia (2012)
- São Paulo, SP, Brazil (2012)
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2011)
- Florianópolis, Brazil (2010)
- Tallinn, Estonia (2009)
- Taipei, Taiwan (2009)
- Doha, Qatar (2008)
- Curitiba, Brazil (2008)
- Istanbul, Turkey (2008)
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2007)
- Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2007)
- Sofia, Bulgaria (2006)
- Durban, South Africa (2006)
- Foz do Iguacu (2005)
- Paris, France (2005)
- Belfast, Northern Ireland (2004)
- Porto Alegre, Brazil (2004)
- Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2003)
- Riga, Latvia (2003)
- Budapest, Hungary (2002)
- Mons, Belgium (2001)
- New Delhi, India (2001)
- Durban, South Africa (2000)
- Paris, France (2000)
- Ulaanbator, Mongolia (1999)
Community Police Engagement
- Community Member Feedback as an Effective Tool for Building and Maintaining Trust
- Community Engagement and Dialogue
Education and Training
Officer Safety and Wellness
- Mastering Work-Life Balance
- Enhancing Officer Wellness and Resiliency in Policing
- Nutritional Needs
- Communication in Officer Families
- Resilience Strategies for Public Safety Telecommunication
- Effects of Sleep Deprivation
- Injury Reduction
- Addressing and Preventing Gender Bias
- Successful Trauma Informed Victim Interviewing
- ELERV - Overview
- ELERV - Leadership
- ELERV - Partnering
- ELERV - Training
- ELERV - Performance Monitoring
New Global Tiered Dues Structure
Seeking to improve equity for all members, the IACP is announcing a revised tiered dues structure based upon the World Bank’s country economic groupings. The IACP is offering international membership rates to allow those from lower-income economies to have more affordable access to the benefits and resources provided by the IACP.
What does this mean for you? All IACP members will continue to receive invaluable benefits and resources however, international members from lower-income economies will now have more affordable access. Members from Tier I countries will continue to receive Police Chief magazine mailed to them. Members from Tiers II, III and IV will receive access to the translated digital version at a reduced fee. The new membership dues fee structure will take effect starting January 1, 2023; however, international members joining or renewing beginning in October of 2022 will benefit from the new tiered dues structure.
Visit Membership Criteria to determine your country's tier and corresponding membership fee. United States and Canada are Tier 1.