Message from the IACP President
Chief Scott Shoemaker
Frankfort Police Department

Welcome!  I am honored to lead the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police.  I have been a member of the organization since 2017.  I joined the board of directors in 2020 and am excited to serve you, as President, until the end of 2025.  The association has been a valuable tool for me as Chief of Police in Frankfort, Indiana.  I assure you that your membership, no matter the size of your department, will do the same as you create a legacy back home.

IACP is committed to focusing on issues important to law enforcement in Indiana.  We work closely with our partner associations to ensure representation at the state level.  At the local level, never hesitate to reach out to me as you negotiate (battle) your local policymakers for higher wages and better benefits for your officers.  I am more than willing to travel to help shine the light on our profession and the need for increased wages.  Recruitment is already hard enough due to the lack of people wanting to protect and serve their communities.  I applaud Chief’s and other local/state policymakers for stepping outside the box and creating modern salary and benefit proposals for their officers.

Each year, in January and August, we host conferences that I encourage you to attend.  We strive for an educational conference experience as well as a time to unwind and network with fellow police leaders in Indiana.  Please reach out to us today if you have any questions.  I look forward to meeting you and assisting in any way possible.

Chief Scott Shoemaker
President, Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police

The Benefits of Membership

The Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police has been serving the professional needs of those in the field of law enforcement since 1926, and can become a significant part of serving your needs as well.


Benefits - What can you gain from joining IACP

  • Discounts on conference and education program registrations
  • Networking with over 400 law enforcement professionals from around Indiana, providing opportunity to both acquire and share information
  • Complimentary weekly newsletter with timely updates
  • A collective voice and representation to address law enforcement concerns before legislative bodies, regulatory agencies, and the courts
  • Access to the "members only" area of the website which includes the comprehensive Membership Directory
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Leadership Training within IACP

Police Leadership Academy (PLA)

This course is designed to meet the needs of professional law enforcement employees serving in supervisory through mid-level management ranks. Leadership topics are approached from an advanced supervisory to organizational level with critical human dimension components included. Graduates of the three modules will be armed with a skill set that promotes a more detailed understanding of team building, communication styles, servant leadership, the importance of legitimacy and procedural justice and followership in the dynamic and ever-changing world of policing.

Emerging Leader Series

The Emerging Leader course is designed for self-identified or agency identified potential police leaders. That may include aspiring sergeants and/or field training officers. This course will expose potential police leaders to basic police leadership topics before they undertake official promotional processes.


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