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TO: IACP Membership

FROM: Dan Rosenblatt

Executive Director

DATE: November 4, 2005

RE: Quarterly Report

The Executive Directors Quarterly Report is designed to be a useful tool that will help all
IACP members gain a greater understanding of the assistance and services that are
available from the IACP. To that end, I welcome your feedback on the information
provided as well as on the format used to convey that information. Please contact me at with your questions, thoughts, comments, and suggestions.


The 112th Annual Conference was a smashing success with more that 14,500 attendees.
Delegates were able to take advantage of more than 125 highly educational workshops
and training sessions, visit more than 780 exhibitors, and hear from Attorney General
Alberto Gonzales, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Director of National
Intelligence John Negroponte, and FBI Director Robert Mueller. In addition, conference
delegates were able to take in the sights and sounds of South Florida and enjoy a truly
sensational Host Chief’s Night on Miami Beach.

We are especially grateful for the hard work, commitment, and hospitality displayed by
the men and women of the host departments and especially by our host chiefs, Chief John
Timoney of the Miami Police Department, Chief Don DeLucca of the Miami Beach
Police Department and Director Bobby Parker of the Miami-Dade Police Department.
Four new members of the IACP Board of Officers were either elected or appointed
during the 112th Annual Conference. A brief biography of each new member is provided
below. For information on all members of the IACP Board, please visit the leadership
page of the IACP web site at

In addition, Chief Carl Wolf of Hazelwood, Missouri was reelected to a second three
term as IACP’s Vice President-Treasurer.

Chief Walter McNeil, IACP 6th Vice President:

Walter McNeil has served as a police officer in Tallahassee, Florida, for 28 years and as
police chief for the Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) for the past seven years.
He holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Johns University in Springfield,
Louisiana. His numerous accomplishments include being appointed by Governor Bush to
Florida’s Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission; serving for seven years
as a district director for the Florida Police Chiefs Association; attending the 158th session
of the FBI’s National Academy; instructing criminal justice courses at Florida A&M
University; and representing Florida in the IACP Division of State Associations of Chiefs
of Police (SACOP).
In addition, the Tallahassee Chapter of 100 Black Men of America recognized him for
Outstanding Service to the Community. He is a Past Board Member of the Tallahassee
Senior Citizen Committee. The U.S. Attorney Northern District of Florida also
recognized him for Outstanding Service to Law Enforcement. Chief McNeil and his wife
Gloria have three children.

Chief Sue Riseling, Vice President at Large

Sue Riseling is Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief of the Police Department at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to her appointment in 1991, she served as
Assistant Chief and Deputy Chief at the State University of New York-Stony Brook
Police Department. AVC/Chief Riseling began her career at the University of Maryland-
College Park as the manager of Security for Residence Life. Chief Riseling served as the
General Chair of the College and University Police Section of the International

Association of Chiefs of Police for six years and has served on the Executive Committee
of the IACP for seven years. Chief Riseling is a past President of the Wisconsin Chiefs
of Police Association and the first woman and first University Police Chief to hold the
position. She is a past President of the National Association of Women Law
Enforcement Executives. In August 2003, Chief Riseling was awarded the Motorola
NAWLEE (National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives) Female Law
Enforcement Executive of the Year.

Chief Tom Driessen, International Vice President

Chief Ed Mosca, IACP Parliamentarian

Ed Mosca joined the Old Saybrook Police Department in 1960. He rose through the
ranks, being promoted to detective in 1963, sergeant in 1966, lieutenant in 1968, and was
appointed Chief of Police in 1971. At age 33, he was then the youngest Chief in the State
of Connecticut. Chief Mosca has been very active in state and national law enforcement.
He is past President of the Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association, and a past member
of its board of directors. He is a director of the Connecticut Law Enforcement
Foundation. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association
of Chiefs of Police, Chairman of the IACP Legislative Committee, past Treasurer of the
Police Association of Connecticut, and presently serves as a member of the Connecticut
Police Chiefs Selection and Nominating Committees. He is a member and past president

of the Old Saybrook Rotary Club. In 1992, Chief Mosca became a member of the Board
of Corporators of Liberty Bank.


The following is a schedule of the meetings of the IACP Board of Officers, the IACP
Financial Review Committee, and the IACP Executive Committee for 2005-2006. If
you have any questions about these meetings or are interested in attending, please
contact me at

Meeting Location Date

Board of Officers Meeting Myrtle Beach, SC December 9-10, 2005
Financial Review Committee Tampa, FL February 10, 2006
Board of Officers February 10, 2006
Executive Committee February 11, 2006
Financial Review Committee Boston, MA April 7, 2006
Board of Officers April 7, 2006
Executive Committee April 8, 2006
Financial Review Committee IACP Headquarters June 2, 2006
Board of Officers Retreat Old Saybrook, CT June 9-10, 2006
Financial Review Committee Colorado Springs, CO August 4, 2006
Board of Officers August 4, 2006
Executive Committee August 5, 2006
Annual Conference Boston, MA October 14-18, 2006
Financial Review Committee October 13, 2006
Board of Officers October 13 & 18, 2006
Executive Committee October 17, 2006


During the 112th Annual Conference, the delegates approved the following 23 resolutions
that establish the position of the IACP on a variety of critical law enforcement issues.

2005 Adopted Resolutions

1. Harm Reduction 5. Support for Adoption of Model

2. Support for Anti-Legalization Anti-Drug Education Programs
Summit 6. Support for Continued Funding
3. Support for Bulk Currency For the High Intensity Drug
Initiative Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
4. Local Community Drug Abuse Program
and Prevention Strategy Meeting 7. Update of Support for Continued
Byrne Grant Funding

8. AFIS Resolution 17. Tribal Representation on the
9. Dental Implant/Prosthetic Advisory Policy Board
Resolution 18. Tribal Law Enforcement Access
10. The Elimination Of The Practice to Criminal Justice Databases
Of Displaying Social Security 19. Information Technology
Numbers (SSN) On Standards
Advertisements, Posters, And/Or 20. In Support of Restoration of
Any Other Written Material LETPP 2005 Funding Levels,
Relating To Missing Persons, Restoration of JAG 2004
That Are Made Available To The Funding Levels, and Elimination
General Public of Formula Funding for LETPP
11. Support for Renewal of the USA 21. Recognizing the 25th
PATRIOT Act Anniversary of the National
12. Red Light Camera Systems Citizen’s Crime Prevention
Operational Guidelines Campaign, Featuring McGruff,
13. Reduction of Speed-Related The Crime Dog®
Crashes 22. Support for Preservation of
14. Support of DWI/DUI Courts Access to Publicly Available
15. Traffic Safety Resource Forensic Resources In Cyber-
Prosecutor (TSRP) Investigations
16. Uniformity in “Move Over, Slow 23. Support for Environmental
Down” Laws Justice

To review the adopted resolutions in their entirety please click here.


At the direction of President Viverettee, the IACP Constitution and Rules Committee will
undertake a full review of the IACP Rules. This effort, which will be led by IACP
Parliamentarian Chief Ed Mosca, follows the Constitutional review that took place in
2001. Currently, there are 35 Rules that govern the operation of the IACP and its many
committees, sections and divisions. Such a review is long overdue and will allow us to
adjust our operations to take advantage of new technologies and business practices which
were not in place when many of these rules were originally adopted.

Once the Constitution and Rules Committee has completed its review, its
recommendations will forwarded to the Executive Committee for consideration and
approval. Unlike changes to the Articles of the IACP Constitution, which must be

approved by the membership, changes to the IACP Rules may be approved by the
Executive Committee.

For your information, a listing of the IACP Rules is provided below. If you have any
questions, suggestions, or concerns about the rule review process, please contact Gene
Voegtlin, Constitution and Rules Committee Staff Liaison at

1. Establishment of Headquarters 19. Election Procedures
2. Conduct of Executive Committee and Board 20. Division of State and Provincial Police
of Officers’ Meetings. 21. Division of State Associations of Chiefs of
3. Membership Procedure Police
4. Code of Ethics 22. International Policing Division of the IACP
5. Conflicts of Interest 23. Drug Recognition Experts Section
6. Budget Procedure 24. Indian Country Law Enforcement Section
7. Collection and Custody of Funds 25. Law Enforcement Information Management
8. Employment of Staff Section
9. Travel Expenses 26. Legal Officers Section
10. Purchasing of Commodities and Services 27. Police Physicians Section
11. Grants and Contributions 28. Police Psychological Services Section
12. Disbursement of Funds 29. Public Information Officers Section
13. Accounting for Association Funds 30. Public Transit Police Section
14. Bonding of Officers and Employees 32. Retired Chiefs of Police Section
15. Use of Official Seal, Insignia, Pins, and 33. University/College Police Section
Stationery 34. Foundation of the IACP
16. Designation of Committees and Officers 35. International Managers of Police Academy
17. Publications and College Training (IMPACT) Section
18. Annual Meetings


The IACP is constantly releasing new publications, training aids, and reference materials
for the use of both law enforcement officers and police chiefs. Below is a brief listing of
a few of our most recent offerings.

Your Vest Won't Stop This Bullet

The Highway Safety Committee's Law Enforcement Stops and Safety Subcommittee
(LESSS), in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,
released a 14-minute roll call training video, Your Vest Won't Stop This Bullet. The
video is intended to encourage officers to be more cautious during traffic stops and other
roadside contacts. IACP President Mary Ann Viverette is mailing this video, along with

Ford Motor Company's Trunk Packing Considerations, this week to each law
enforcement agency that participates in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
To watch the video visit
For more information contact Dick Ashton, Highway Safety Committee Staff Liaison at

Police Chiefs Desk Reference - CD Format Now Available

The IACP New Police Chief Mentoring Project, funded by the Bureau of Justice
Assistance, provides new police executives with leadership and policy guidance as they
begin their tenure. The project serves agencies of 25 or fewer sworn officers or those
serving population sizes of 25,000 or less. Newer chiefs are provided with access to
seasoned chiefs from similar-sized agencies to learn how they achieved success and
resolved similar problems. This assistance includes written materials, guidance, and on-
site visits when needed. A major component developed by the project is the Police
Chiefs Desk Reference (PCDR) that includes sections on IACP resources, best practices
guides, ethics, leadership, policy and procedures, funding, accreditation, and many other
resource listings, summaries and web site referrals. The PCDR is now available in a CD
format that includes active links to all the resources. There is no charge for the PCDR at
this time. Agencies may request up to two copies and may duplicate the resource
provided they provide proper citation. All requests for the PCDR are made on-line.
Click here to request your copy.

Cutting Edge of Technology: "Digital Imaging for Safe Schools: A Public Safety
Response to Critical Incidents"
Working with the Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia school districts, the IACP's Cutting
Edge of Technology Project completed a how to guide on employing digital images to
help keep schools safer. The guide helps local law enforcement agencies construct virtual
classrooms to be used during a critical incident. With the photos compiled from each
school, first responders arriving on scene have access to school maps and floor plans
either through the Internet or on a CD-ROM. They can then use the 360-degree images to
ascertain trouble spots quickly and develop a tactical plan even before entering the

building. To read the report, click here. For more information, contact Al Arena at


The following is the latest report on the current membership of the IACP.

OCTOBER 31, 2005:

U.S. & Possessions 18,339

International 1,286

Breakdown by categories:

Active, Employed 12,504

Active, Retired 750
Active, Retired, 65-Not Working 231

Associate, Employed 2,825

Associate, Retired 80
Associate, Retired, 65-Not Working 45

Life, Employed 1,023

Life, Retired 1,621
Inactive Life 546

Sustaining 0


Membership is represented in 101 countries.