The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is an old and leading organization in the world that has police executives as members. The organization is not for profit and has over 20, 000 members in about 100 countries (Mueller & Robert, 2005). The organization has been in existence since 1893 serving the needs of the community in law enforcement. The organization aims at advancing professional police services and fostering cooperation among police organizations. IACP deals with recruiting and training persons in the police profession through maintaining the highest level of integrity and ethics in the profession’s conduct. The organization trains law enforcement officers in ways of enhancing quality work, finding solutions and saving lives. IACP, as an organization related to law enforcement, contributes towards increasing my professional knowledge and abilities. However, this knowledge and abilities have an impact on my success.
IACP increasing professional knowledge and abilities
IACP has a variety of training programs to law enforcement officers that contribute towards increasing my professional knowledge and abilities. The organization provides knowledge and skills to participants to ensure they work effectively while maintaining professionalism, integrity and ethics. The training classes are available online, which provides flexible learning for people that cannot attend the physical classes. The training courses vary from management, leadership, administration, investigation tactics, and supervision (Davis, 2010). These varied courses increases professional knowledge and abilities of carrying out law enforcement duties. In addition, experts in the field of law enforcement are the trainers in these programs facilitating in-depth knowledge in their learners. The trainers impart their wide expertise increasing knowledge and abilities to their trainees. This knowledge ensures professionals in the field of law enforcement.
The organization also has publications and guides, which contribute towards increasing my professional knowledge and abilities. The aim of the publications is to enable the law enforcement officers do their job better in the community (Thayer & Reynolds, 1997). I can get these publications from the company’s website, e-mail or print thereby increasing my professional knowledge and abilities. The publications and guides cover various topics such as ethics, leadership and management thus, giving wide knowledge of these topics in law enforcement. Some of these publications include the Police Chief Magazine, which provides professional information on law enforcement. The information from this publication increases the ability of an officer in dealing with criminal activities.
Impact of knowledge and abilities on success
The IACP organization provides so much knowledge and abilities for law enforcement executives to carry out their jobs efficiently. This knowledge and abilities have a positive impact on my success because with increased expertise, it becomes easy to understand the requirements in law enforcement. I will be able to understand the challenges in law enforcement and measures that I can take to deal with law enforcement (Sessions, 1989). Through the training programs, I will be able to deal with criminal activities and educate others in the field on best practices in law enforcement. Besides, the knowledge and skills will make me a successful expertise in the field of law enforcement and I will be able to work with the highest standards of integrity and ethics.
The IACP is an organization that recruits and trains officers in the field of law enforcement. The organization offers wide training programs in maintaining good leadership and management for executives carrying out law enforcement. These training programs together with the organization’s publications and guides are useful in increasing my knowledge and abilities in the field of law enforcement. The knowledge and abilities gained further ensure my success as I plan to venture in the field of law enforcement.
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