The 2017 Division Midyear Conference is scheduled from April 10-12, 2017 in Litchfield Park, Arizona, located just outside of Phoenix, at the Wigwam Arizona hotel. This meeting welcomes members of the three Divisions – State & Provincial Police (S&P), State Associations of Chiefs of Police (SACOP), and Midsize Agencies (MSA) – and provides members with the opportunity to network, share best practices, and partake in critical training.
Some highlights of this year’s Division Midyear include a Town Hall with IACP President Donald De Lucca and Deputy Executive Director Terrence Cunningham, discussing the Law Enforcement Perspectives 2016 IACP Critical Issue Listening Tour on Tuesday morning. This session will feature findings discovered during last year’s listening tour with police executives from eight locations around the United States and Canada. Attendees will also hear updates from IACP staff on the IACP Institute on Community-Police Relations, IACP/University of Cincinnati Research Center, and new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initiatives.
Throughout the two-day meeting, Division members will receive ample time to share information, lessons learned, and problem solving knowledge during regional roundtables and breakout sessions. The midyear will also feature critical training opportunities for members on topics such as recruitment challenges, department diversity, use of force policies, officer resiliency, officer safety and wellness, and building trust and legitimacy through social media.
The annual IACP/Motorola Trooper of the Year Banquet will close-out the meeting on Wednesday evening. This award program strives to recognize the most courageous and dedicated officers in law enforcement from state and provincial agencies. Additional information on the award program, including how to nominate a trooper from your agency, can be found here.
If you are interested in attending, please register today! There are five attendee registration categories available: SACOP, S&P, MSA, Federal Partner or spouse. Registration includes the General Chairs’ Welcome Reception on Monday, access to all workshops, and breakfast and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. General registration does not include Trooper of the Year Banquet tickets, so please make sure to buy those tickets separately.
Once you are registered, don’t forget to reserve your hotel room at the Wigwam Arizona. Participants can book their rooms here. The last day to be able to secure a room is Friday, March 17, 2017. For travel accommodations, the Sky Harbor International Airport is closest to the meeting location.