Message from the IACP President Michael Brickner, Valparaiso Police Department

Message from the IACP President
Chief Tony Ciriello
Syracuse Police Department

Welcome to the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the premier professional organization for Police Chiefs and their Command Staff.  IACP focuses on professional development through educational programs and events such as the NEW Police Executive Leadership Academy (PELA), and the annual Mid-Winter and Fall Conferences.


This year, PELA introduced a new curriculum that is re-designed for your agency! This curriculum features three levels designed for the leadership needs of law enforcement agencies of all sizes. These levels include Basic Police Leadership (BPL), Police Leadership Academy (PLA) and Police Executive Leadership Symposium (PELS). Participants are required to take a certification exam at the conclusion of each program and have the opportunity to earn college credit through select courses.

At the Mid-Winter Conference you can attend invaluable educational sessions relative to your field and participate in our Trade Show where you will be exposed to the latest equipment and technology.  Don’t miss this time of learning, idea sharing, and networking with others as we look toward the future!  Whether you are a new or renewing member, welcome to an organization that is designed for you.


I am very humbled to have been chosen to serve as the President of IACP, an organization with a long history of tradition to its members by providing excellent programs. This includes programs like PELA and the Indiana Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (ILEAC). ILEAC offers the opportunity for professional standards for departments; these programs are administered by the IACP Foundation.


I would be remiss if I did not mention and thank our valuable corporate and business sponsors; their continued support is a vital part of our success.  IACP has a dedicated Board of Directors and staff that have a mission to deliver the best service and leadership to IACP.


This will be an exciting year for IACP members as we offer new professional development opportunities, such as our School Resource Officer Certification Program.