MPD Chief to attend IACP institute


The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation have selected Magnolia Chief of Police Domingo Ibarra to join the inaugural Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Juvenile Justice this fall. The institute has invited the best of the best to take part in its program, having chosen only the top 30 applicants nationally to participate.

The program will take place in Seattle, WA from Sep. 16 – 18 and aims to educate law enforcement leaders about the best practices available when dealing with young criminals.

“The Leadership Institute will offer participating law enforcement executives the tools to improve their agencies’ response to juvenile offenders and at-risk youth,” says the IACP website when describing the upcoming workshop. “Participants will be introduced to cutting edge juvenile justice information and will work closely with institute faculty to assess their agency’s current response to young people and to develop agency specific action plans to implement upon their return home.”

Topics currently on the agenda (which is not yet finalized) include modules on mental health issues, encouraging collaborations be-tween law enforcement and schools, dealing with ethnic disparities and strategies to advocate for important re-forms.
All expenses associated with the trip will be paid for in full by the IACP.

Ibarra, when questioned about the event, stated that he was honored to attend the conference not only for himself, but for the whole community of Magnolia and that he looks forward to it greatly.