Thank you for your interest in the third IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) webcast, sponsored by SAS.

Through this series of virtual discussions, President Walt McNeil and invited guests will discuss the IACP priority of establishing a commission to study the criminal justice system. The webcast will outline the IACP's efforts to establish a commission and offer a virtual question-and-answer session.

Key Takeaways

  • Discuss challenges confronting today's police agencies.
  • Explore how policing has changed since the last commission of 1965.
  • Participate with other IACP members through an innovative and interactive forum.
  • Learn how IACP is working to make the commission a reality.


Walter McNeil

Walter McNeil

Chief of Police, Quincy, Florida
President, International Association of Chiefs of Police

Walter McNeil has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience. Before being appointed chief in Quincy, he served as the secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections. Prior to that, McNeil served almost 10 years as police chief of Tallahassee, FL. He holds a master's degree in criminal justice, a bachelor's degree in criminology and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. McNeil is an active member of the State of Florida Human Trafficking Task Force and served as the 2010 honorary chair of the Florida Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser.

Dr. Charles Wellford

Charles Wellford

Professor of Criminology, University of Maryland

Charles Wellford is the former Chair of the University of Maryland's Criminology and Criminal Justice department, and was also the Director of the Maryland Justice Analysis Center. He is past president of the American Society of Criminology, a lifetime National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences and currently serves on the Maryland Sentencing Policy Commission. Wellford also directed the Federal Justice Research Program in the Office of the United States Attorney General and is the author of numerous publications on criminal justice issues. His most recent research has focused on the determinants of sentencing and the correlates of homicide clearance.


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