The International Association of Law Enforcement Planners is a professional organization comprised of individuals working in the area of planning and research for criminal justice agencies. IALEP has hundreds of members who mainly hail from Canada and the United States, but membership has included planners from Australia, Bulgaria, Dominican Republic, Guam, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Iceland, Kuwait, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Slovakia, and South Africa.
The Association was founded upon cooperation between its members and shares information about the latest innovations, issues, problems and solutions confronting criminal justice today. IALEP serves as a forum to exchange ideas, programs, techniques, and policies. It also sponsors a standard and advanced level certification program for planners.
IALEP was formed by the 1991 merger of the Association of Police Planning and Research Officers (APPRO) and the National Association of Police Planners (NAPP). Both APPRO, organized in California in 1969, and NAPP, founded in 1980, had a successful history of helping criminal justice planners work together. Now one organization, IALEP offers a consolidated approach to help its members meet challenges into the 21st century.
Every year, IALEP host’s an Annual Conference to share information about the latest industry topics and to network. If you haven’t done so already, check out our Conference tab to find out where it’s going to be held next! Here is a list of our past conference locations and dates: