The International Association of Law Enforcement Planners (IALEP) is a member governed organization for people working in, or interested in, planning, policy, budget, performance measurement, analysis, research, and other related functions for criminal justice agencies.  The IALEP Southwest Chapter focuses on issues that are unique to southwestern region of the United States – particularly, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, southern Nevada and southern Utah.

As a duly chartered chapter of the International Association of Law Enforcement Planners, the Southwest Chapter meets quarterly with meetings usually starting at 9:00 A.M. and completing at 12:00 P.M.  There are usually several speakers on topics of interest to law enforcement planners.

Topics have included:

  • Succession Planning and Recruitment
  • Performance Measurement in Law Enforcement
  • Architecture of Public Safety Facilities
  • Consolidation of Police Services
  • Good Communication With Elected Officials
  • Demographic/Socioeconomic Data
  • Organizational Change
  • Program Evaluation
  • Police Planners’ Role in Emergency Management
  • Survey Research
  • Patrol Staffing
  • Organizational Assessment and Mgt. Training on Use of Research Functions
  • Cost/Benefit Analysis
  • Internet Skills and Incident Based Reporting
  • Law Enforcement Emergency Planning and Annual Reports
  • Crime Lab Update and Rapid Suspect Identification
  • Strategic Planning for Information Technology for Law Enforcement
  • Alternate Court Sentencing Programs
  • Reducing Officer Response to Shoplifting Calls
  • Geographic Information Systems in Law Enforcement
  • Using Process Mapping in Law Enforcement
  • Grants – From First Announcement Until The Award Is Made
  • Project Management in the Law Enforcement Setting
  • Domestic Violence Prevention, Training & Case Management
  • Sovereignty – Policing on Indian Land
  • Creating a Cooperative Environment in a Rural Setting
  • Joint Task Forces and Interagency Projects
  • Operation Alliance – A Joint Agency Drug Enforcement Initiative
  • Use of Crime Mapping to Reduce Juvenile Auto Theft
  • Roles of Planning, Planners and Plans In Law Enforcement

Members are involved in one aspect of law enforcement planning or another, and have a wide range of experiences and backgrounds.  In the future, this page will include a link to Member Profiles that will give more information on currently active members.

To view IALEP Southwest’s Chapter By-Laws, click on the following link: