In 2011, the International Association of Chiefs of Police released a report entitled: “Reducing Gun Violence in Our Communities: A Leadership Guide for Law Enforcement on Effective Strategies and Programs.”
However, as law enforcement officers responding on the front lines recognize, gun violence occurs in a range of situations, all of which negatively impact communities across the United States.
The report lists “scenarios where firearms are too often a key part of the criminal act or incident” including robberies, assaults, domestic violence, suicides, and officer-involved shootings.
Additional challenges for law enforcement extend to gangs, firearm traffickers, and people who by law are prohibited from possessing firearms.
Read the full report at: theiacp.org