The North Carolina Police Executives Association (NCPEA) was incorporated August 28, 1947. Members of the association represent federal, state, municipal, campus, corporate law enforcement and security agencies as well as legal and educational organizations responsible for the training and development of police professionals throughout the state. Since 1947, the association has hosted the largest annual law enforcement training conference in the state. Did you know the North Carolina Chief of Police Association was developed during the annual North Carolina Police Executives Association conference in 1975.
The North Carolina Police Executives Association also assisted in the development of the North Carolina Police Information Network. In order to make law enforcement and criminal justice decisions more effective, the individuals responsible for operation of the agencies of police, courts, corrections, probation, and parole must be supplied with timely and accurate information about crimes, suspects, known criminals, and the instruments of crime. In the early 1960’s, efforts were made by various law enforcement groups and agencies in the State to improve the information collection and dissemination process. By 1962, preliminary plans for the creation of a rapid information retrieval system had been formulated. It was not until 1968, however, and through the combined efforts of the North Carolina Police Executives Association, the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association, and the Governor’s Committee on Law and Order that active efforts were made to utilize the services of modern computer technology in combatting crime.- (NCJRS.gov.)
The North Carolina Police Executives Association works with educators throughout the country to ensure quality and affordable training to police professionals throughout the state. NCPEA supports legislative initiatives conducive to the delivery of progressive and professional police services through direct membership outreach and participation (the NCPEA does not employ or contract with paid lobbyists).