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International Association of Chiefs of Police

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a group of police administrative officers. The IACP was founded in 1893 in Chicago, Illinois. It currently has a membership of about 20,000 police chief executive officers, from about 100 countries. The primary goal of the IACP is the joining of forces in the police fight against crime. IACP has also adopted as its mandate the improvement of services and policing effectiveness globally. At its inception, the IACP adopted the name the National Chiefs of Police Union, with the declared goal of forging a platform for police executive officers to exchange information to enhance their crime-fighting capabilities in both the international and domestic arenas. The collaborative relationship was instrumental in the development of some of the ...

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