As the 120th Annual IACP Conference and Expo is being held in Philadelphia, it is only appropriate that the Host Department Track features workshops presented by the nation’s 4th largest police agency, the Philadelphia Police Department. Here are some educational sessions that the Philadelphia police will present:
The Value of Public-Private Police Partnerships: The Philadelphia police will exhibit how their intelligence-gathering and data-sharing with their smaller, private counterparts in local university and public transportation departments increases the police presence in the community and reduces crime. These partnerships serve as a great example to other departments on the benefits of sharing information with smaller police agencies in the same jurisdictions.
Active Shooter Training: In light of the recent school shootings at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Columbine, learn how the Philadelphia Police Department trains their Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team to deal with the scenario of an active shooter. This demonstration will include hands-on guidance in the arts of stairwell and hallway movement, leapfrogging and room entry.
As you can tell by the two aforementioned workshops, the Host Department Track offers some invaluable and current information on issues that are pertinent to law enforcement. This track is offered throughout the entirety of the conference from October 19 through October 23, so there is plenty of time to make room for the Host Department Track!