Wellesley Police Chief Terry Cunningham on Oct. 1 was elected the fourth vice president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the largest and oldest organization of police executives, according to the Wellesley Police website.
Cunningham was elected during the 119th annual IACP Conference in San Diego.
The IACP is a nonprofit with more than 20,000 members representing 9,000 police agencies across more than 100 countries worldwide, according to the website.
With his election, Cunningham is now on track to move through the offices and leadership positions of the IACP, culminating in a one-year stint as the president in four years.
The mission of the IACP, according to the website, is “to advance professional police services; promote enhanced administrative, technical, and operational police practices; foster cooperation and the exchange of information and experience among police leaders and police organizations of recognized professional and technical standing throughout the world. The IACP shall champion the recruitment and training of qualified persons in the police profession and encourage all police personnel worldwide to achieve and maintain the highest standards of ethics, integrity, community interaction and professional conduct.”
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