IACP President Donald W. De Lucca, Doral, Florida, Police Department
I am excited to be here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, gearing up for IACP 2017!
We have a number of great things planned this year including more than 200 education sessions and 600 exhibitors. Here are just a few highlights:
Kick off IACP 2017 with the Opening Ceremony on Saturday. This year, sought after leadership speaker Simon Sinek will dive deep into the nuances of leadership in the policing world. You will leave feeling motivated and inspired and ready to get the most out of the rest of your conference experience.
Help us celebrate the opening of the Expo Hall at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Sunday morning. The Expo Hall is open from Sunday through Tuesday, with dedicated hours each day. Be sure to come by The Hub in the center of the Expo Hall. There, you will find many exciting events and activities. You can also experience quick education and take part in one-on-one professional development opportunities.
Listen to some great speakers at the General Assembly on Monday. Commissioner Cressida Dick of the Metropolitan Police, London, United Kingdom will be among those sharing insights at this session. Monday is also Uniform Day, a great opportunity to see the global reach of our association through the unique and diverse uniforms we wear.
The Critical Issues Forum is another must-attend session. The panel will examine how the last three years have altered the public’s perception of policing, how this has impacted the actions of officers and their agencies, and the consequences for the safety of police officers and the communities they serve.
Other not to miss education sessions the Global Perspective Series. This year we have four sessions planned, one each day of the conference. This year’s topics include the Pulse Night Club shooting, modern media interactions, and recruitment and retention best practices. We will also hold a listening session, a great opportunity for attendees to share their thoughts with IACP leadership.
If it’s your first time at the IACP annual conference be sure to attend the First-Timers’ Orientation Saturday morning for tips and tricks to help you navigate the event. You can also connect with other first-time attendees at a meet up in The Hub on Sunday.
For more information and to stay up to date, be sure to follow @TheIACP on Twitter and download the conference mobile app.