FPCA & IACP Mentoring for Newer Police Chiefs
The beginning of any new police chief's administration can be crucial to achieving a successful transition and to building important relationships within the new agency and the community. New responsibilities as the leader can be overwhelming, confusing and frustrating. Newer chiefs need technical assistance and support.
For this reason, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Research Center Directorate's Program for Smaller Departments and Technical Assistance Program, has developed a New Police Chief Mentoring project. With funding support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice, the focus of our activities is to provide services to the some 12,000 smaller agencies around our nation through mentoring. IACP has partnered with the Florida Police Chiefs Association to provide this service to chiefs in the state of Florida.
The project is designed to provide newer police executives leadership development and policy guidance as they begin their tenure. New chiefs from appointment to year three may receive mentors. The project serves agencies of 25 or fewer sworn officers or those serving population sizes of 25,000 or less.
For more information, please visit IACP's Mentoring Program page.