Message from the IACP President Michael Brickner, Valparaiso Police Department

Message from the IACP President
Chief Michael Diekhoff
Bloomington Police Department

Thank you for visiting the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police website. We pride ourselves in taking the lead in professional development through educational programs like our Police Executive Leadership Academy (PELA) and through events like our Mid-Winter and Fall conferences. 


Policing continues to evolve and providing leadership and training is what the IACP is all about. PELA continues to provide excellent training at different levels to meet the needs of law enforcement agencies around the State. Different skills are needed in different positions. PELA is designed to provide those skills in a cost-effective way. Check out the program to see how it can help your agency.


Our Mid-Winter and Fall Conferences are a great way to network with other Indiana law enforcement professionals. Coming together twice a year provides an opportunity to learn about current trends in our profession. We strive to bring in speakers who will engage you and discuss current and relevant topics in our field.  The trade show that accompanies the Mid-Winter Conference is designed to give you access to the latest in law enforcement equipment and technology. You won't want to miss this opportunity.


This year, the organization will be looking at a few new initiatives.  We plan to set up focus group meetings around the State to hear from you as to how the IACP can assist you and your departments.  Our goal is to include more active participation by all of our association members. New committees are being explored to address issues like wellness, membership and training.  The idea of an editorial committee is being explored to tap into the expertise of Chiefs in Indiana who can share with all of us topics relevant to us through postings on our web site. These are just a few of the exciting new ideas we have planned this year.


I am excited to serve as President this year and I look forward to working with members of the Boards of Directors of the IACP, the Foundation and the staff. I also want to thank our corporate and business sponsors for their ongoing support of our organization and programs.

We are here to assist Indiana Police Chiefs and their Command Staff in a variety of ways. Please take time to explore all that we have to offer and get involved with the IACP!