Leesville Chief of Police Bobby Hickman was recently appointed to Co-Chair the Civil Law Enforcement Military Cooperation Committee (CLEMCC) of The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). The IACP has delegate members from all over the world. Hickman has served on The Civil Law Enforcement Military Cooperation Committee for the past five years. Hickman was asked to serve by his Military counterpart Brigadier General Rodney L. Johnson, Provost Marshall General of The Army.
 The CLEMCC is organized to promote a closer cooperation between civilian and military law enforcement agencies on both sides of the table. CLEMCC is comprised of an equal number of military and civilian chiefs, heads of agencies or their appointed representatives, and covers a broad spectrum of military and civilian law enforcement in the US and Canada. 
"With the numbers of sworn and unsworn officers and family members committed to the global war on terror, we have no shortage of issues, initiatives and projects that affect our membership and the citizens we are sworn to support and protect," Hickman said.
 According to Hickman this committee is one of the most important of the IACP due to the changing world we live in where civilian and military managers must interact every day and be prepared to respond to all types of situation, manmade as well as natural disasters. This committee serves as a catalyst to improve relations between military and civilian law enforcement agencies. 
“I think our commitment in the Leesville-Vernon Parish area to support Fort Polk and the JRTC was a factor in my appointment to Co-Chair this Committee,” Hickman said.  “I also see that the work all of our local officials have done to support our military and Fort Polk is being noticed around the world.”
 Some of the projects that CLEMCC is currently working on include an award program that gives international recognition to civilian and military law enforcement agencies that have gone above and beyond to work together on a single objective and developing draft memorandums of understanding that help facilitate sharing of assets and equipment during times of a declared emergency.  The most important project to come out of recent meetings is a complete package of training, guide books, and lists of available resources to help transition combat veterans that have been deployed to hostile environments. This project will help police chiefs, who already employ members of the national guard and reservists, and police departments who look to hire returning veterans.