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A View From the Street: Police Leaders Share Their Perspectives on Urgent Policy and Research Issues

Charles Wellford, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland; and Co-Chair, Research Advisory Committee, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Alexandria, Va.; Stephanie Stoiloff, Bureau Commander, Miami Dade Police Department, Fla.; J. Michael Ward II, Chief, Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria, Ky.; Bernard K. Melekian, Director, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and its Research Advisory Committee (RAC), this panel unites law enforcement leaders from across the country to discuss their policy and research concerns. Charles Wellford, IACP RAC co-chair and University of Maryland professor, will facilitate the panel. Presenters will discuss urgent policing issues that merit ongoing research, law enforcement and academic research partnerships, and how research can and does affect agency policy and operations.

Date Published: June 1, 2010