Education is consistently one of the top 3 reasons the world’s foremost law enforcement leaders return each year to the annual IACP conference.
IACP 2011 was no different. This past October in Chicago, Illinois, conference attendees packed workshop rooms every day of the conference, as early as 8 a.m.–Starbucks coffees in hand–to see what their colleagues, government officials, and thought leaders had to share about best practices in improving operations and transforming police leadership techniques in the 21st century.
Here are the 12 most popular IACP 2011 workshops, based on attendance and in no particular order:
- The Leadership Challenge in Policing: How Do We Do What’s Right, When It’s Easier to Do What’s Politically Expedient?
- Chief, I’ve Been in a Shooting: What Happens Next?
- Mitigating the Threat of Clandestine Labs in Your Community
- Policing in the New Normal: New Economics, New Opportunities, New Strategies: Balancing Services and Technology to Address Community, Crime, and Terrorism
- The Future of Public Safety
- What Do They See When They See You Coming? A Second and Expanded Encounter with the Power of Perception over Reality
- Courage under Fire/Courage after Fire: A Tactical and Psychological Debriefing of the Assault on the Detroit Police Department’s 6th Precinct
- Intelligence-Led Policing in the Smaller Agency
- Data-Driven Decision Making: Reducing Operating Costs while Maintaining Mission Excellence
- The Next Generation of Policing: Public Safety through a Multigenerational Workforce
- Officer Down: How Does It Really Happen? The IACP Reducing Officer Injury Pilot Study–Results, Trends, and Officer Safety Recommendations
- Police and Public Safety Officer Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations in the New York City Metro Area: Referral Types and Outcomes, 2009 and 2010
If you are a law enforcement professional, you have the unique opportunity to contribute to IACP 2012 as a workshop presenter (yes–your workshop could make the above list in 2012! ). But don’t leave this until later; the deadline to submit your ideas is fast approaching: February 22.
Proposals will be considered for the following categories:
- Chief Executive Track
- Innovation Theatre
- Learning Laboratory
- Police Physicians Section Track
- Police Psychological Services Track
- Poster Sessions
- Public Information Officers Section Track
- Smaller Agency Certificate Track
- Technology and Information Sharing Track
Each session type/track is looking for specific submissions, and individuals may submit proposals for more than one topic and for more than one track. Additional details are provided on the conference website on the Call for Papers page. And be sure to submit yours no later than February 22!