Message from the IACP President
Message from the IACP President
Chief Robyn Wiley
Kendallville Police Department
On behalf of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police I would like to thank you for your interest in the association and hope that you will find our website beneficial. Our priority is to provide leadership and support to the law enforcement professionals of Indiana through leadership training, legislative initiatives, and by hosting the annual Winter and Fall conferences. The members of IACP are active members of their cities and towns and are focused on maintaining a high level of professionalism while providing the type of service and protection that makes their communities a better and safer place to live.
Being a law enforcement professional is a challenging job and the IACP is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art training to enable our members to meet the needs of their agencies and their communities. The Basic Leadership Course (BPL), Police Leadership Academy (PLA), and Police Executive Leadership Symposium (PELS) are designed to offer a complete program of practical theory and methods that prepare officers, supervisors, and administrators to meet today’s challenges and to plan for the needs of tomorrow.
The members of IACP are active in proposing and supporting legislative issues that impact officers, police agencies, and the communities they serve. These issues include the problem of drug abuse and manufacturing, traffic safety, child abuse, and crime prevention. We work hand-in-hand with criminal justice agencies, legislators, and other interested organizations to provide factual information and expertise to support legislation that provides for safer cities and towns and that assists law enforcement in contributing to the quality of life in their communities.
Being able to meet and interact with other law enforcement professionals is critical in today’s complex world. The Chief’s of Police Mid-Winter and Fall Conferences both provide a forum where our members receive important training, view the latest equipment and technology at the trade show, and have the opportunity to network with fellow Police Chiefs and their Command Staff.
During 2016, IACP will be presenting the initial Police Executive Leadership Symposium session that will discuss how best for Chiefs and their Command Officers to prepare for and respond to a crisis situation in their community. We will also continue to work with various city, county, and state organizations and leaders to encourage the passage of legislation to schedule Pseudoephedrine to decrease the high number of Meth labs recovered in Indiana each year and the danger they pose to our children and neighborhoods. Throughout the year, our District Directors and I will be working to provide each of our members with regular updates on our legislative and training efforts and seeking your input regarding IACP’s priorities and efforts.
I look forward to serving as President of the IACP and will work closely with the Board of Directors, the IACP Foundation, the Association Staff, and most importantly our members. I believe that we are currently at a crossroads for law enforcement and that the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police and its members can be a positive force in shaping the future of our profession as we serve and protect our communities.