POLICE ASSOCIATIONS & CHARITIES
Listing of Police Associations & Charities of Athletic, Ethnic, Fraternal and Professional Origins.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE – IACP
Address44 Canal Center Plaza Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314home
: Primary Number – (703) 836-6767home FAX #: (703) 836-4543homefax
Founded in 1893, the association’s goals are to advance the science and art of police services; to develop and disseminate improved administrative, technical and operational practices and promote their use in police work; to foster police cooperation and the exchange of information and experience among police administrators throughout the world; to bring about recruitment and training in the police profession of qualified persons; and to encourage adherence of all police officers to high professional standards of performance and conduct.
Since 1893, the International Association of Chiefs of Police has been serving the needs of the law enforcement community. Throughout those past 100-plus years, we have been launching historically acclaimed programs, conducting ground-breaking research and providing exemplary programs and services to our membership across the globe.
Professionally recognized programs such as the FBI Identification Division and the Uniform Crime Records system can trace their origins back to the IACP. In fact, the IACP has been instrumental in forwarding breakthrough technologies and philosophies from the early years of our establishment to now, as we begin the 21st century. From spearheading national use of fingerprint identification to partnering in a consortium on community policing to gathering top experts in criminal justice, the government and education for summits on violence, homicide, and youth violence, IACP has realized our responsibility to positively affect the goals of law enforcement.
ITALIAN AMERICAN POLICE ASSOCIATION – IAPA
Address6351 West Montrose Avenue Suite 210 Chicago, IL 60634home Email: IapaVP@aol.comINTERNET
The Italian American Police Association began in 1963, when a group of 12 police officers saw a need for a fraternal organization, which embraced all law enforcement officers of Italian heritage in the State of Illinois. With this as its purpose, a charter was secured, by-laws adopted and today an association of over 500 members, who are employed as law enforcement officers. All are of Italian origin and have dedicated themselves to fulfilling the mission statement.
The mission of the Italian American Police Association of Illinois is to promote friendship, cooperation, and unified and concerted action among its members for their common benefit; to further the preservation of, and adherence to, the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Illinois; to uphold and enforce federal, state, and municipal laws; to promote education, training, and the exchange of knowledge and information in the field of law enforcement; and to oppose discrimination and prejudice against all people.