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Discover Policing in your state: Get Started

About This Site

Welcome to DiscoverPolicing.org, your premier online destination for law enforcement careers and the official job board of the IACP!

DiscoverPolicing.org combines comprehensive information on law enforcement jobs with a full-featured career center where candidates can post resumes and hiring agencies can post vacancies. 

DiscoverPolicing.org is the cornerstone of a nationwide initiative to market the benefits of careers in law enforcement to a broad and diverse audience.  Through a clear and accurate portrayal of the full range of police service opportunities, we are reframing the image of policing, expanding the pool of applicants, and providing an effective means for candidates and hiring agencies to connect.

No other site on the web offers a more comprehensive window into police service.

DiscoverPolicing.org is managed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

The following promotional items are available upon request.  Perfect for distribution at conferences, career fairs, in the classroom, or any other recruitment event:

Please email requests and inquiries to discoverpolicing@theiacp.org or call 1-800-THE-IACP.


A review of recruiting Web sites and materials from law enforcement agencies across the country was conducted to glean the summary information presented on DiscoverPolicing.org.  IACP would like to recognize the following groups and agencies that provided the insight and energy needed to forge Discover Policing into a national initiative:

  • IACP Image and Ethics Committee
  • Lexington (KY) Division of Police
  • IACP Psychological Services Section
  • IACP Police Physicians Section
  • IACP Division of State and Provincial Police
  • IACP Division of State Associations of Chiefs of Police
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance

DiscoverPolicing.org is a joint partnership between the IACP and the Bureau of Justice Assistance and is supported by BJA grants #2007–DD–BX–K039 and #2009-DG-BX-K020.  The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime.  Points of view or opinions in this site are those of the author and do not represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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