This post is part of our ongoing, #WhyIWearTheBadge Wednesday blog series.
Since the #WhyIWearTheBadge campaign was launched in May 2015, agencies around the world have taken to social media and have shared thousands of #WhyIWearTheBadge stories, images, and videos. Here on the IACP Blog we have showcased just a few of these great stories that capture the diversity and commitment of the law enforcement profession.
At the 2015 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition (IACP 2015), the campaign will continue with unique highlights and interactive features for attendees. These include:
• #WhyIWearTheBadge Graffiti Wall: Don’t miss the opportunity to share your reason for wearing the badge by writing on the #WhyIWearTheBadge Graffitti Wall. With over 14,000 attendees, we can’t wait to see the display of responses.
• Photo Op in IACP Central: Use message boards and step in front of the #WhyIWearTheBadge photo op to share your story and snap some pictures.
• Videos from IACP and individual agencies: IACP is creating a video to highlight some of the amazing #WhyIWearTheBadge stories that have been shared over the past few months. This video will be shown during the Opening Ceremony. You can also watch the video, along with videos from law enforcement agencies, in IACP Central. Keep the #WhyIWearTheBadge postings coming, and you or your agency just might be featured in IACP’s video!
• #WhyIWearTheBadge Walkway: Prominently displayed at conference will be a walkway full of large signs that feature the various submissions we have received throughout the campaign. Perhaps you will be featured or you may see someone you know!
You will not want to miss these #WhyIWearTheBadge features and the many opportunities available at IACP 2015. So register today! And, continue to share your #WhyIWearTheBadge posts, videos, and images on social media and you just may see your story highlighted at IACP 2015.