Message from the IACP President
Chief Billy Bolin
Evansville Police Department

Thank you visiting the website of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police. I encourage all law enforcement leaders to consider joining the IACP. The Association provides a great networking tool to get to know your fellow Chiefs. Many times, I have had questions or situations arise where I have sought counsel from fellow Chiefs that I have met through this organization. We offer both a summer and winter conference, which include legislative updates, training sessions and a trade show. We also offer leadership training throughout the year at different locations around the state. During legislative sessions, we also have weekly calls with our legislative advisors to keep us abreast of the ever-changing issues that arise.

I couldn’t have imagined the challenges our profession would face when I first became Chief back in 2012. To say it has been a rough time for our profession would be an understatement. But as a profession, we have adapted and we’re more professional now than we’ve ever been. As the leaders of our profession, we have to constantly be evaluating the needs of the public we serve and anticipating how we can adapt to meet those needs. This includes providing our officers with the training and equipment they need to effectively meet those needs. When we all work together, the challenges don’t appear nearly as daunting as when we’re facing them alone.

If you’re not currently a member of our association, I would encourage you to consider joining. If you are a member, please become involved and take advantage of the many benefits that we offer. If you see areas that we can improve, please let us know. I look forward to working with all of you this year.

Billy

 

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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