The educational sessions feature expert instructors and experienced police executives who discuss important issues facing law enforcement leaders. Audience participation is strongly encouraged to provide insight from different circumstances and regions around the world. Workshops are divided into 13 tracks; you can attend workshops from just one track or design your own educational program by attending workshops in various tracks. Outside of the 13 different tracks additional educational opportunities are available and are highlighted below. Certificates of attendance for the workshops in the 13 tracks, which many attendees use for continuing education credits within their departments, will be available on-site at registration and by email to members after the conference. Be sure to have your badge scanned into the barcode reader located at each workshop room upon arrival to ensure your attendance is recorded.
For more details about the workshop schedule please go to the Calendar Page under the Educational Program tab.
Chief Executive Track:
As the primary and largest track held at the annual IACP conference, the Chief Executive Track focuses on the most pressing problems currently facing police chiefs and provides opportunities for fine-tuning individual leadership skills. The program begins the morning of Saturday, October 22, and ends the afternoon of Wednesday, October 26.
This track relates how a police foundation can be a powerful and effective tool in your community. From starting a foundation to keeping it running smoothly, the sessions of the Foundation Track will answer your questions.
Host Department Track:
This track highlights the programs and achievements of the host police department. The ideas and programs shared are transferable to other agencies, regardless of size or population served.
IACP Programs and Research Track:
This track highlights programs and research available through the IACP that help attendees convert policy-level information into action plans for their departments. The track focuses on helping participants utilize IACP resources to deal with pressing law enforcement issues.
International Managers of Police Academies and College Trainers (IMPACT) Track:
IMPACT track facilitates the exchange of ideas, procedures and specific information regarding the management of education and training within police agencies.
NEW: This educational addition is featured on the exhibit hall floor. The sessions are 20-minutes in length and designed to present innovative and cutting-edge processes and/or products.
Legal Officers Section Track:
This track focuses on updating police executives and legal advisors on current legal practices and trends. Concise presentations explain complex legal issues in an accessible way for participants.
Learning Lab Track:
This track provides solid hands-on training experience. These workshops are designed to interactively engage the learner to promote conceptual understanding and hands-on functions.
Police Physicians Section Track:
This track emphasizes several topics, including communication between police executives and police medical practitioners; assisting the IACP in implementing effective police medical practices; and promoting other essential mutual interests, professional standards, and relationships among police medical practitioners. Sessions will be of interest to both physicians and police professionals. Physicians attending this track will be eligible for continuing education credits.
These sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for one-on-one information exchange. Topics cover a broad range of subjects including creative management, new uses of technology, and services to special groups. Enjoy a visual and concise method of learning right on the exhibit hall floor.
Psychological Services Section Track:
The Psychological Services Section of the IACP acts as a resource to the association on psychology-related issues such as assessment, counseling, and operational assistance. Sessions will be of interest to both mental health and police professionals. Psychologists attending this track will be eligible for continuing education credits.
These workshops are designed to provide additional training outside the standard conference tracks on a variety of topics. Join these workshops to continue to expand your knowledge.
Public Information Officer Section Track:
This track provides continuing education to the section membership and holds sessions of value to public information officers. All attendees are encouraged to refine their public presentation skills by attending these sessions.
Smaller Agency Certificate Track:
Since 2001, the Smaller Agency Technical Assistance Program has presented a training track during the annual IACP conference. These sessions focus on practical solutions to the unique challenges facing the smaller-agency executive. They highlight innovation, best practices, and suggested resources in a relaxed, collegial environment.
These workshops serve to bring the corporate and law enforcement "know-how" together on policing issues.
Solutions Presentation Theatre:
Located on the exhibit hall, the track features solutions for agencies by showcasing new product demonstrations and services featuring experts - the manufacturers and distributors of the products.
Technology and Information Sharing Track:
Formerly known as the Technology Institute Track, the Technology and Information Sharing Track brings together law enforcement practitioners to improve the exchange of information to allow for greater system interoperability within and across jurisdictional boundaries. This series of workshops establishes a peer-to-peer forum that seeks to improve the technical and information sharing capabilities of the law enforcement community.