|Founders||47 chiefs of police|
|Legal status||501(c)(3) nonprofit organization|
|Purpose||To advance the policing profession through advocacy, research, outreach, and education in order to provide for safer communities worldwide.|
|Headquarters||Alexandria, Virginia, United States|
|Cynthia E. Renaud|
|National Chiefs of Police Union|
International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Virginia (United States). It is the world's largest professional association for police leaders.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police advances the policing profession through advocacy, research, outreach, and education.
IACP's vision is centered on shaping the future of the policing profession.
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The International Association of Chiefs of Police is a not-for-profit 501c(3) organization headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The IACP is the publisher of the Police Chief magazine, the leading periodical for law enforcement executives, and the host of the IACP Annual Conference and Exposition, the largest police educational and technology exposition in the world.
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