Message from the IACP President
Chief Jim Layne
Syracuse Police Department


Welcome to the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Since 1925, the IACP has brought agencies from across Indiana together for collaboration on current issues, legislation, training, and trends.

As a member of the IACP, you have the ability to network across Indiana, in open communication, with command staff from Indiana Law Enforcement and Federal agencies of all sizes. Over the last year, we have seen law enforcement agencies across the nation, individually and as a whole, come under literal and legislative attacks. In this quickly changing environment, calls for change in national and state legislation has rung out across the United States regarding law enforcement.

While changes are expected, the IACP Government Relations Committee and our state lobbyist continually monitor legislation and tirelessly work in the best interest of Indiana Law Enforcement. The IACP strives to bring together law enforcement leadership in professional collaboration and training through our winter and summer conferences, trade show, and IACP Foundation leadership training courses while offering a collective voice for all of Indiana Law Enforcement.

As we move into 2021, I look forward to serving and working with you as President of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police Association.


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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