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CLINTON CHIEF FEATURED IN IACP BLOG
The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE Board of Directors is comprised of the  IACP Executive Board as well as 33 law enforcement leaders appointed by the IACP President. In the  IACP’s Meet the Leadership Blog Series, the IACP is featuring profiles of the members of the Board of  Directors. For his profile.. CPD Chief Rick Scarbrough answers the question.. "Everyone has different  reasons for going into Law Enforcement... What's yours?"

Here's the IACP blog posting:
Name: Rick Scarbrough
Title: Chief of Police
Agency: Clinton, Tennessee, Police Department
Year Joined the IACP: 2002

Reason for Going into Law Enforcement: The law enforcement profession actually found me. I had  never considered it before. I was a 20-year-old full-time college student, working part-time in  construction. A friend of a friend mentioned a part-time corrections officer position with our local  sheriff’s department. That is how it started, three nights per week I worked at the jail. I began going on  ride-alongs with the deputies and soon knew this is what I wanted to do. Six months later, I accepted a  full-time position and put college on the back burner. I later returned to night classes and completed  my bachelor’s and master’s degree.

First Heard about IACP: I was named Chief of Police in 2002 and was referred to the IACP soon after  by my fellow Tennessee chiefs. My first IACP conference was in Miami, Florida in 2005. I was blown  away by the amount of educational opportunities then and the conference is so much larger now.

Becoming More Involved in IACP: As a new chief with a small agency, I needed a source for innovation  and ideas and the IACP became my “go to” for those resources. The IACP is for every agency  regardless of size.

Favorite Part About Being in Law Enforcement: Being in law enforcement provides the opportunity to  contribute to maintaining the quality of life for our citizens.
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CHIEF RICK SCARBROUGH
The Most Challenging Part of Law Enforcement: The law enforcement profession, arguably, may be  facing the greatest challenge it has ever faced. Earning and maintaining the trust of the communities  we serve can establish the foundation we need to be successful. Every challenge, creates the  opportunity for us to be the example; it starts and ends with us.

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What is the IACP? The IACP, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is dedicated to advancing the  voice of professional policing through traditional channels and now through Facebook, Twitter,  YouTube, and this blog.

Since 1893, the IACP has been serving the needs of the law enforcement community. Throughout  those past 100-plus years, we have been launching historically acclaimed programs, conducting  groundbreaking research, and providing exemplary programs and services to our membership around  the globe.

To learn about our association, visit http://www.theiacp.org
CLINTON CHIEF FEATURED IN IACP BLOG
The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE Board of Directors is comprised of the  IACP Executive Board as well as 33 law enforcement leaders appointed by the IACP President. In the  IACP’s Meet the Leadership Blog Series, the IACP is featuring profiles of the members of the Board of  Directors. For his profile.. CPD Chief Rick Scarbrough answers the question.. "Everyone has different  reasons for going into Law Enforcement... What's yours?"

Here's the IACP blog posting:
Name: Rick Scarbrough
Title: Chief of Police
Agency: Clinton, Tennessee, Police Department
Year Joined the IACP: 2002

Reason for Going into Law Enforcement: The law enforcement profession actually found me. I had  never considered it before. I was a 20-year-old full-time college student, working part-time in  construction. A friend of a friend mentioned a part-time corrections officer position with our local  sheriff’s department. That is how it started, three nights per week I worked at the jail. I began going on  ride-alongs with the deputies and soon knew this is what I wanted to do. Six months later, I accepted a  full-time position and put college on the back burner. I later returned to night classes and completed  my bachelor’s and master’s degree.

First Heard about IACP: I was named Chief of Police in 2002 and was referred to the IACP soon after  by my fellow Tennessee chiefs. My first IACP conference was in Miami, Florida in 2005. I was blown  away by the amount of educational opportunities then and the conference is so much larger now.

Becoming More Involved in IACP: As a new chief with a small agency, I needed a source for innovation  and ideas and the IACP became my “go to” for those resources. The IACP is for every agency  regardless of size.

Favorite Part About Being in Law Enforcement: Being in law enforcement provides the opportunity to  contribute to maintaining the quality of life for our citizens.
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The Most Challenging Part of Law Enforcement: The law enforcement profession, arguably, may be  facing the greatest challenge it has ever faced. Earning and maintaining the trust of the communities  we serve can establish the foundation we need to be successful. Every challenge, creates the  opportunity for us to be the example; it starts and ends with us.

_______

What is the IACP? The IACP, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is dedicated to advancing the  voice of professional policing through traditional channels and now through Facebook, Twitter,  YouTube, and this blog.

Since 1893, the IACP has been serving the needs of the law enforcement community. Throughout  those past 100-plus years, we have been launching historically acclaimed programs, conducting  groundbreaking research, and providing exemplary programs and services to our membership around  the globe.

To learn about our association, visit http://www.theiacp.org
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