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Law Enforcement

Key Resources

This guide provides links to resources available to students in the School of Police Staff & Command program at Northwestern University's School of Public Safety. 

A NetID and password are required to access library resources. Students enrolled in programs including SPSC without access to these Northwestern credentials may find useful resources in IACPnet and freely available online resources.

IACPnet, mentioned widely through this guide, is available only to students in the SPSC program. Northwestern students outside of this program will not have access to this resource.

Citing sources


All students enrolled in SPSC courses have access to IACPnet for the duration of the class term. IACPnet, a resource published by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, has a searchable database that includes the following trade journals full-text:

Access to IACPnet is limited to students currently enrolled in the School of Police Staff and Command. We regret that we are unable to share login information with patrons and researchers in other departments.


AELE Monthly Law Journal

American City and County

FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

Forensic Magazine



The Police Chief


IACPnet Introduction