The Chief of Police®

Official Publication of the National Association of Chiefs of Police

Vincent Bove

Safeguarding America’s Protectors: A Community Responsibility

It has been my privilege to address law enforcement agencies through published works in The Chief of Police for 13 years, and audiences nationwide for more than 20 years. These initiatives have addressed issues, including ethical policing,

Mass Demonstration Recommendations

The challenges to their profession are daunting. We continually witness accelerating violence, apathy, distrust, cynicism and callousness throughout society.

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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