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International Assoc. of Chiefs of Police seeks feedback regarding next director of MPD

International Assoc. of Chiefs of Police seeks feedback regarding next director of MPD

The City of Memphis has hired the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to conduct an executive search for the next Director of the Memphis Police Department.  The Director of Police Services is a highly visible and influential leader, impacting many aspects of the community. Community members, police leaders, and elected officials all have a crucial role to play in enhancing and improving community-police engagement. Part of that is establishing shared expectations between the police and the community it serves.

As the IACP, in cooperation with the City of Memphis, works to define the qualifications of the ideal candidate, it is essential to understand and incorporate the input of the Memphis community. To that end, the IACP is releasing a survey to gather community feedback to help develop characteristics and qualifications of an ideal candidate. Survey participation is voluntary, and responses are confidential.

The survey will be open from December 1, 2020 – December 14, 2020.

For questions regarding the survey or for assistance in completing the survey, please contact

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Dan Springer

Deputy Director, Media Affairs


About the IACP

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. The IACP is a recognized leader in global policing, committed to advancing safer communities through thoughtful, progressive police leadership. Since 1893, the association has been advancing leadership and professionalism in policing worldwide.

The IACP is known for its commitment to enhancing community safety by shaping the future of the police profession. Through timely research, programming, and unparalleled training opportunities, the IACP is preparing current and emerging police leaders—and the agencies and communities they serve—to succeed in addressing the most pressing issues, threats, and challenges of the day.