IACP 2013

IACP 2013 Special Events 

2013 Motorcycle Ride for Heroes

Saturday, October 19
8:30 AM


Join us for a breathtaking ride through the rural Pennsylvania countryside.  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania maintains the largest number of covered bridges in the United States and we will pass through four of these scenic landmarks along the tour.  The ride will take us along mostly scenic two-lane roadways through the rural areas just outside of Philadelphia.  The ride will depart at 8:30 AM from Brian's Harley-Davidson after a complimentary continental breakfast.  There will be designated stops along the way, so bring your cameras for the extraordinary views that the fall weather will provide.  Lunch will be provided upon our return to Brian's, along with gift bags.  The ride is limited and separate registration fee is required of $75.00.  Proceeds will go to the Fraternal Order of Police Survivors Fund, which is a non-profit organization that supports the families of fallen police officers who were killed in the line of duty.  Motorcycle rentals will be available for discounted prices through Brian's Harley-Davidson. Register Today.

Opening Ceremony

Saturday, October 19
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom


Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey will address the audience on policing in the 21st century.  The Commissioner along with the Philadelphia Police Department will extend a warm welcome in true Philly style, featuring entertainment from the police Fire Pipes and Drums, the perfect start to the 2013 event.


Casino Specials at SugarHouse Casino
Saturday, October 19
5:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight
Location: 1001 N. Delaware Ave.

Let the good times roll at the Casino Night at SugarHouse Casino! Show your Police ID and receive $15 Free Play or $25 Match Play, a FREE gift and a $5 Food Comp! Plus, rock the waterfront with live entertainment and drink specials all night long.  Open 24/7, SugarHouse Casino has all the slots and table games you love, right in Philly, and right when you want to play!
Catch a FREE ride from your hotel on the Sugar Express! Making stops at 17th & Walnut, 17th & Locust, 16th & Locust, 12th & Market and more! Visit www.sugarhousecasino.com/sugar-express for the full schedule.
SugarHouse Casino is also proud to be a sponsor of the IACP Special Olympic – Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics 5-K Run/ Fun Walk.
Must be 21 to enter. Visit www.sugarhousecasino.com for more details.

Seventh Annual IACP Foundation Fundraising Gala
honoring The IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Reception: 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Dinner: 7:30 PM -10:00 PM
Corporate Sponsorships and Individual Tickets available, seating is limited


Held each year in conjunction with the IACP’s Annual Conference, the IACP Foundation’s Fundraising Gala is a special night highlighting the best and bravest in professional policing with the IACP/Target Police Officer of the Year Award.  Since 2007, the Foundation Gala has become the premier black-tie event at the conference and all proceeds from the event benefit the priority focus areas of the Foundation including direct support for fallen officers’ families, scholarships and funding for the critical work of the IACP Center for Officer Safety and Wellness.  Black-tie preferred, hosted reception, guest speaker and a wonderful dinner make for a spectacular and lively evening for law enforcement leaders from across the globe along with private sector partners.  Purchase your ticket today.


For inquiries about sponsorship opportunities, contact Foundation Director Patricia Casstevens at casstevens@theiacp.org.


Speaker info:

J.R. Martinez is an actor, author, motivational speaker and army veteran. In 2003, Martinez sustained severe burns to over 34 percent of his body while serving as an Army infantryman in Iraq. Since his recovery, he has gone on to win ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” season 13, and his book Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength and Spirit debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers List.

IACP Special Olympic – Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics 5-K Run/ Fun Walk

Sunday, October 20
8:00 AM

Come out on Sunday and stretch your legs with us on Special Olympic – Law Enforcement Torch Run 5-K Run/Fun Walk.  The run will begin at 8:00 AM inside Fairmount Park along the stretch of road known as Centennial Drive, which hosted the first official World's Fair in 1876.  The Start/Finish Line is located in front of Memorial Hall, one of only two buildings still standing from the World's Fair.  Memorial Hall is a beautifully restored building that now houses an incredible museum geared towards educating children.  The run will proceed along the scenic roadways inside of Fairmount Park, passing by the Horticultural Center, the Japanese House, and the Smith Memorial.  The registration fee will be $40.00 and the run will be limited to 500 participants.  Proceeds will benefit Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.  Participants will receive a T-shirt and transportation will be available from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Register Today.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Sunday, October 20 

9:45 AM
Location: Broad Street Atrium

The Philadelphia Mummers will help kick off the opening of the largest police exhibition in the world. Join us at this festive event, featuring musical performances by the Mummers and a short ribbon-cutting ceremony, and then make your way into the resource-filled Expo Hall to see what’s new.

Philadelphia Highway Patrol Drill Team Performance

Sunday, October 20
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Location: 1200 Block of Market Street, between the Philadelphia Downtown Marriot and the Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Enjoy a presentation of precision riding put on by the Philadelphia Highway Patrol Drill Team! This performance features 16 Philadelphia Police Officers on Harley Davidson Road King motorcycles. The team will exhibit 18 different team maneuvers in 20 minutes, as well as 13 two- and three-man stunts with names as crazy as the stunts themselves: the Screaming Eagle, the Shoe Drag and the Saddle Bag Stand, just to name a few! Under the command of Captain Melvin Singleton along with Lt. William Lynch, the team strives to dazzle the public each year with new, exciting and daring feats performed by the best of the best of the Philadelphia Police Department. The team has been featured in presidential inaugural parades and in shows from Texas to New Jersey. This is a sight you won’t want to miss!

First General Assembly and Uniform Day

Monday, October 21

10:00 AM -11:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom

Be the first to hear major announcements from the heads of federal agencies that will have effect on state and local agencies.  Help celebrate Uniform Day, by wearing your uniform, showcasing the association’s diversity and internationalism by creating a spectacular visual display of uniforms from around the world.  This event’s entertainment will feature the world-renowned Army Band.  Additional, the Police Officer of the Year Award Winner will be honored. Participants are asked to wear their department’s uniform on Monday, October 21—the cap or hat is optional and wearing firearms and other weapons is discouraged for security reasons.

IACP’s Host Chief’s Night - Tastes and Sounds of Philly

Monday, October 21
7:00 PM -9:30 PM
Location: Grand Hall, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Join us at the premier networking event of the IACP Conference. – Host Chief’s Night.  It will be an evening of food, beverage and entertainment with plenty of opportunity to connect with your fellow officers.  It is being held in the Pennsylvania Convention Center’s Grand Hall, Grand Ballroom and Overlook Café.  The Hard Rock Cafe and Field House: Sports Bar are also in the Convention Center and will host part of the evening’s activities.
Three separate areas in the Center will entertain you with R&B, rock, soul, pop and jazz.  With plenty of seating, good food and bars you will have the chance to enjoy the famous sounds and tastes of Philly while mingling with old friends and new acquaintances. You will also be able to enjoy classic rock at the Hard Rock Café and some good country pop at the Field House: Sports Bar.
As you move between the different areas be sure to watch for some of our special ‘guests’: Ben Franklin, Rocky Balboa and some of Philadelphia’s cheerleaders.
Always a highlight of the IACP Conference, Host Chief’s Night provides an unparalleled opportunity for an evening of networking and camaraderie with good music and food.

Second General Assembly

Tuesday, October 22
10:00 AM -11:30 AM
Location: Terrace Ballroom

Edward Davis, the Boston Police Commissioner, is one of the keynote speakers during the Second Assembly. Commissioner Davis will provide insights from a chief’s perspective of a multi-agency response and investigation to the second most impactful terrorist attack on U.S. soil. The program includes a special tribute honoring the law enforcement leaders who led the outstanding law enforcement action in the wake of the Boston Bombing Terrorist Attacks.  A multicultural dance courtesy of the Philadelphia Police Asian-American Advisory Committee will start the program.

Annual Banquet

NEW DAY: Tuesday, October 22
Reception 6:00 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Terrace Ballroom, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Join us for the IACP Annual Banquet featuring the formal swearing-in of the president and board of officers.  This is a black-tie-optional event (business suits are appropriate). Entertainment will be provided.  Seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited.  Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased at time of registration, or contact Mairi Ferguson at ferguson@theiacp.org.