The Chief of Police Magazine
National Association of Chiefs of Police
Editor: Peter Connolly
Subjects Covered: The Chief of Police Magazine (COP) is the official journal of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. COP publishes articles that are relevant to American command ranking law enforcement personnel.
Writer’s Guidelines: All material submitted must be original and unpublished. Accepted articles may also be published in the Police Family Newsletter (a quarterly newsletter for family survivors, members and donors of NACOP and AFP&CC). We pay from $25 to $100 for articles including photos. Donated articles are accepted and appreciated. Photos may be submitted in b&w or color. Fillers and short articles are also considered. Length of articles may vary, but usually range from 2,500 to 5,000 words. Payment is made upon acceptance and a complimentary copy of the issue in which the article appears is provided to the writer.
E-mail proposals to: Peter Connolly, Publications Editor (email@example.com). Allow ample time for reply. Please include a mailing address as well.
We accept articles on a speculative basis so even if we have expressed an interest in, or given you the go-ahead on, a proposed article, we cannot guarantee its publication.
Editorial Calendar: COP does not use a traditional Editorial Calendar so that issues can be as topical as possible. Two issues that do have feature topics include: the May/June issue which focuses on Police Memorial Day; the September/October issue is the Annual Buyer’s Guide.
Press Releases: Newsworthy press releases will be considered. We do not publish product releases.
Inquiries should be made to Shamrock Publishing Joe Kirby,
1-800-527-1517 • Fax: (281) 447-3035