The Chief of Police®

Official Publication of the National Association of Chiefs of Police

Vincent J. Bove, CPP

Understanding the Profession

The challenges of policing in America are at a critical crossroads, and a transformative commitment to the profession is necessary. Challenges facing police agencies and departments are numerous. These include the overriding issue of building bridges of

In Memoriam: America’s Fallen Police Officers

As of June 30, 2021, according to preliminary data from the Department of Justice, 155 federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers had died in the line of duty this year. The Department of Justice

America’s Mass Shooter Crisis Demands Visionary Leadership

Unfortunately, American flags continually flying half-staff to honor victims of mass shootings serve as a stark reminder of our culture of violence. It is a disturbing commentary on American life, when flags at half-staff seem to

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