Police Leaders to Convene in Alexandria, Va., at SACOP Midyear Meeting

Guest Blogger: Erin Vermilye, Manager, Division of State Associations of Chiefs of Police, IACP

March is midyear time at the IACP!

Members of the IACP Division of State Associations of Chiefs of Police (SACOP) gather twice a year to discuss issues pertinent to local law enforcement, state police, and federal partners. One of these annual meetings is called the SACOP Midyear Meeting, and it is scheduled for March 24-26 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia. The meeting is open to members of SACOP, who can register by clicking here.

(The other meeting is at the annual IACP conference–this year, in San Diego!).

On alternating years, the SACOP Midyear Meeting includes a Day on the Hill for SACOP members and the Division of State and Provincial Police members (more on “S&P” in next week’s blog entry). This trip to Capitol Hill gives our law enforcement leaders the opportunity to communicate to Congress about issues important to advancing the law enforcement community. This year, the Day on the Hill is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27. Registration is available here.

At the SACOP Midyear Meeting that’s just over a month away, SACOP members have a full agenda. They will consider the following, among a wide variety of other issues:

  • Building a policy platform for the Smaller Department Section
  • SafeShield’s overarching message of officer safety and wellness
  • Regional issues of local law enforcement
  • Training for law enforcement
  • Discussion platforms for critical issues

If you have any questions or require more information, please email Nuyiri Kasbarian at the IACP.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you in March!

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