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Executive Director – Jan Strauss – Executive Director

Jan Strauss is a retired police officer with 28 years of police experience.  Jan served on the Phoenix Police Department as well as the Mesa Police Department.  She served as the Chief of Police in Mesa, Arizona for 4 ½ years prior to her retirement in 2002. In her 28 year … [Read more...]

Ad Hoc Retired Member – Jack Harris

Jack Harris began his career with the Phoenix Police Department in 1972.  He served honorably for over 39 years rising through the ranks from patrol officer to Police Chief.  As the  Police Chief he led a department that consisted of over 3500 sworn police officers and a support … [Read more...]

Thomas E. Kelly – Apache Junction

Police Chief Thomas E. Kelly was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where he became a police officer in 1972.  In 1983 he joined the US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, holding many different assignments and working his way up the ranks to Agent in … [Read more...]

Joe Brugman – Safford

Joe Brugman was appointed as the Police Chief for the City of Coolidge on July 19, 2010. Previously, Chief Brugman served the City of Chandler for 25 years leaving as a Commander.    Throughout his career with the Chandler Police Department he gained extensive experience in … [Read more...]

Terry Rozema – Marana

Chief Rozema is a 26 year veteran of the law enforcement profession with a majority of that being spent with the Tucson Police Department.  During nearly 24 years with the Tucson Police Chief Rozema rose through the ranks of the organization, finishing his time there as the … [Read more...]

Dan Doyle – Lake Havasu City

Chief Dan Doyle has 27 years of law enforcement experience and has been Chief of Police for the Lake Havasu City Police Department since 2006.   During his law enforcement career, he has worked in a variety of positions including Patrol, Investigations, Narcotics, School … [Read more...]

Robert DeVries – Town of Kingman

Chief Robert DeVries joined the Kingman Police Department in May of 2003 after serving over 25 years with the Holland, Michigan Police Department. He obtained his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Muskegon Community College and a Bachelors Degree in Public … [Read more...]

ASU names new police chief

Michael L. Thompson was named chief of the ASU Police Department, Oct. 31, officially taking command of the department charged with keeping the university’s four campuses safe. In a conversation with ASU News, Thompson, who joined the department in 2008 and holds advanced … [Read more...]

Start by Believing – Prescott Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign

By Jerald Monahan, Chief of Police, Prescott Arizona, President of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police Survivors of sexual assault face many challenges when deciding whether or not to report the crime. Choosing not to report allows an offender to commit multiple sex … [Read more...]

Winner of 22 caliber Colt dueling pistols!

Chief John Harris, Sahuarita Police Department, won these 22 caliber Colt dueling pistols at the Laughlin Training and Vendor Expo.  These guns were donated by Hugh Downs, former newscaster, who received them as a gift from the President of Colt Firearms.  Mr. Downs lives in the … [Read more...]

Working to Combat Domestic Violence

Photograph of Chief Jerald Monahan, AACOP Board President and Chair of the Governor's Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women and Beya Thayer, Project Coordinator for the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project as they presented at the 2013 Leadership Institute:  … [Read more...]

IACP Alzheimer’s Initiatives

Roll-Call Training Videos It’s not a question of whether law enforcement will be dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, but rather when we’ll encounter Alzheimer’s disease, and how we’ll respond. The IACP’s Alzheimer’s Initiatives training program has developed 4 short … [Read more...]

Did You Know? – “Choices”

A powerful message to law enforcement officers as to the need to wear seatbelts. Click here. Information contributed by: Cal POST … [Read more...]

Police Leadership Challenges in a Changing World

Effective police leaders become adept at responding to challenge. Like other organizations, police agencies must balance constancy and predictability with adaptation and change. Even as they strive to standardize operations, most police leaders recognize the fluid context in … [Read more...]

2012 Swearing in of New Officers

Slide Show of Swearing In https://youtu.be/sRAThSdZ1nE Enjoy this slide show of the swearing in! AACOPs Annual Retirement Luncheon and Installation of Executive Board Officers was held at the East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, Arizona on … [Read more...]

Effective Leadership

https://youtu.be/hFBpxB5zgnY General Welsh, USAFE CC, speaks to USAFA. Information contributed by: YouTube Video … [Read more...]

The Impact of the Economic Downturn on American Police Agencies

The economic downturn of the past several years has been devastating to local economies and, by extension, their local law enforcement agencies. According to a report by the National Institute of Justice, the United States is currently experiencing the 10th economic decline since … [Read more...]

Strategic Cutback Management: Law Enforcement Leadership for Lean Times

The United States is experiencing the 10th economic decline since World War II. This document presents lessons learned from past experience and suggests approaches leaders can use to address financial crises in law enforcement agencies. Leadership is the most critical element … [Read more...]

New Dallas police effort invites crime tips via Web and text, as well as phone

New Dallas police effort invites crime tips via Web and text, as well as phone 11:15 PM CDT on Sunday, October 3, 2010 By SCOTT GOLDSTEIN / The Dallas Morning News sgoldstein@dallasnews.com Dallas police are calling on residents to keep a closer eye on their … [Read more...]

First of its kind: Dunwoody police unveil new alert system

Fleeing suspects have an enemy greater than the arm of the law—time. The get-away time after a robbery determines the likelihood of being caught by the cops—and a judge deciding how much time behind bars is to be served. In Dunwoody, bad guys may find less time to escape, … [Read more...]

New Safe Routes to School On-Line Resource for Law Enforcement Officers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new resource for law enforcement officers, Safe Routes to School for Law Enforcement. Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national effort to encourage and enable children, grades K-8, … [Read more...]

Calif Supreme Court OKs arrest warrants without names, based solely on DNA profile

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court has authorized so-called "John Doe" arrest warrants that contain only a DNA profile of an unknown suspect. Police agencies are increasingly using no-name warrants to get around statute-of-limitation issues. DNA collected from a … [Read more...]

Excellence in Victim Services Award

Dear Colleague, Each year the International Association of Chiefs of Police and LogIn, Inc. sponsor the Excellence in Victim Services Award. This award honors law enforcement agencies that have made exemplary efforts in providing innovative services to victims of crime. The … [Read more...]

Speeding, Parking Tickets on Rise as Government Revenue Source

Drivers across the country, beware - a heftier fine could be coming to a dashboard near you. Faced with rising deficits and dwindling revenues, many states and local municipalities are turning to increased traffic and parking fines to fill their coffers. In California, the … [Read more...]

Orlando Domestic Violence Lethality Questionaire

Orlando cops will soon carry a new weapon when they respond to domestic-violence calls: a questionnaire designed to predict whether a victim could eventually be killed by an abuser. It might not sound like much, but experts say the short list of questions represents a radical … [Read more...]

Police policy looks to combat perceived bias

PAWTUCKET - The Rhode Island Police Chiefs' Association yesterday announced a plan to prevent biased policing, even as it continued to deny that the police engage in racial profiling in traffic stops. The plan calls for more sophisticated training and management policies to … [Read more...]

Police Get Added Order: Stop, Frisk and ‘Explain’

The Police Department says its practice of stopping, and sometimes frisking, thousands of people a year in high-crime neighborhoods has helped keep those areas safe. But the growing use of so-called stop and frisks has also irritated some of those communities, so the police … [Read more...]

New technique to extract DNA when cases go cold

The detectives looking for Ronald Fraga's killer had hit a dead end. The year-old murder investigation was as cold as they come, with every lead exhausted, every potential witness interviewed and the last days of Fraga's life reconstructed. Nothing gave detectives hope they … [Read more...]

Maryland Limits Death Penalty

The state of Maryland will no longer rely on eyewitness testimony alone in capital cases. According to The Capital the death penalty "can be imposed only in cases with a videotaped confession, or in which biological, DNA or videotaped evidence conclusively links a defendant to … [Read more...]