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Police Chief, Volume 79, Issue 8, August 2012

NCJ Number
Police Chief Volume: 79 Issue: 8 Dated: August 2012 Pages: 1-102
Kerry A. Sullivan
Date Published
August 2012
102 pages
Feature articles present a preview of and information on the 119th Annual IACP Conference, a case study of the application of the IACP Police Facility Planning Guidelines, summary descriptions of architectural firms with experience in designing police facilities, major policing changes in the United Kingdom, leadership in police organizations, and police organizations' use of video "blogging" to communicate directly with the public; six "columns" discuss various policing topics.
The 119th Annual IACP Conference will be held in San Diego, CA, on September 29-October 3, 2012, in conjunction with the Exposition on Law Enforcement Education and Technology, which will be open on September 30 through October 2. Information is provided on registration, scheduling, and educational programs, along with statements by candidates for 2012 IACP office, an exhibitor list, and an exhibitor update. "Using the IACP Police Facility Planning Guidelines: A Case Study Altus, Oklahoma" explains how the guidelines were used in addressing the facility deficiencies of Altus' police, city administration, and municipal court facilities. "Architects Roundup" provides information on the background and work of architectural design groups with expertise in the design of police facilities. "The Fog of Transition in UK Policing: Major Changes Abound" feature descriptions of changes in police governance under a new accountability model, which includes direct elections of police and crime commissioners who will work with police chief constables to set budgets and guide strategy. "Leadership in Police Organizations: The Leading Edge" describes the Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) course, which can be delivered at the local level using local resources. "How Video Blogging Will Define Youth Agency: Is Your Department Ready?" argues that this is a modern tool for increasing police contact with the community about police-related events and issues, accompanied by a case study of one department's efforts in this area.