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The Best Law Enforcement Technology Conferences

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Law Enforcemnent Technology Conferences

One of the best things about law enforcement is that methodologies and techniques are constantly evolving. As a chief of police, it’s important that you are on top of training and development for your officers. Whether you’re looking for new technology to supplement your officers or just want cutting-edge training with industry professionals, here are some of the best law enforcement technology conferences in the next year. 

California Police Chiefs’ Association Technology Summit

When: January 15, 2020

Where: Redlands, California

Why You Should Attend: The CPCA Technology Summit is designed to inform attendees about up-and-coming and new-and-improved technology available to help fight crime. Attend to learn more about the expansion of technology in police departments and how you can better use it to serve your communities. 

CPCA Tech Summit

International Public Safety Association 2020 Conference

When: February 27-28, 2020 

Where: Tempe, AZ

Why You Should Attend: The IPSA’s annual conference is a convergence of law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, telecommunications, emergency management and allied emergency responders from around the country and beyond. The conference offers a good opportunity to evaluate current best practices for public safety. 

FAST 2020

When: April 14-16, 2020

Where: Atlanta, Georgia

Why You Should Attend: The U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service Training 2020 aims to connect the Federal Acquisition Workforce with the best industry leaders. While not specifically for law enforcement, this conference helps all government employees find better vendors. 

Federal Acquisition Service Training Conference

IACP Technology Conference 2020

When: May 12-14

Where: Portland, Oregon

Why You Should Attend: The IACP Technology Conference takes all the law enforcement training of a regular IACP conference and looks to apply the latest technology to it. The conference is aimed at using technology to create efficient solutions to long-term problems as well as to combat cybercrime. The 2019 conference featured 1,000 attendees and 85 industry-leading exhibitors.

LACP Tech Conference

SMILE Conference

When: June 15-17, 2020

Where: Scottsdale, Arizona

Why You Should Attend: The SMILE Conference is a major training opportunity for law enforcement officials who want to get social. The conference consults industry experts on how to use social media and similar technologies for everything from community outreach to investigations. 

Law Enforcement SMILE Conference

International Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show

When: March 3-5, 2020

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

Why You Should Attend: While this conference is aimed specifically at K-9 handlers, if you have furry members of your squad you may consider all the technology and gear aimed at animals and their handlers. This conference, now in its sixth year, offers more than 40 instructors and nearly 70 vendors specific to K-9 officers. 

Police K9 Conference

National Sheriffs Association’s Education and Technology Expo

When: June 22-25, 2020

Where: Tampa, Florida

Why You Should Attend: For another opportunity to check out the latest tech in 2020, look no further than the National Sheriff’s Association. The expo averages 3700-4200 attendees, which includes approximately 1400 exhibiting attendees. That’s a lot of new technology and industry leaders.

NSA 2020

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Conference

When: June 22-25, 2020

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana 

Why You Should Attend: The IACLEA is committed to promoting best practices when policing campuses around the world. Today, IACLEA has more than 4,200 members representing 1,000+ institutions of higher education in 11 countries. Their annual conference includes best practices and campus-specific vendors now set in the swinging city of New Orleans.

IACLEA’s 202 Annual Conference

FBI National Academy Associates National Conference

When: July 18-21, 2020

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

Why You Should Attend: Another great conference in the Big Easy. The FBINAA is a non-profit, international organization of 17,000 senior law enforcement professionals who are committed to ongoing education, training, and adaptability to ensure communities across the country are protected.

FBINAA 2020 Conference

Texas Police Chiefs Association Annual Conference 

When: April 6-9, 2020

Where: Galveston, Texas

Why You Should Attend: TPCA combines top-tier training with social elements so you can network and learn from the largest law enforcement group in Texas. Their annual conference has plenty of vendors with the latest technology.

Texas Police Chiefs Association

APCO 2020

When: August 2-5, 2020

Where: Orlando, Florida

Why You Should Attend: APCO International is the world’s oldest and largest organization of public safety communications professionals. Their annual conference boasts 5,000 attendees from a wide range of organizations. They also expect more than 275 vendors, who represent a wide range of products. At the conference in Orlando, many new products will be available to test drive and discover.

APCO 2020

International Association of Chiefs of Police 2020 Conference

When: October 17-20, 2020

Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

Why You Should Attend: The IACP is a leader in the industry. Its annual conference provides law enforcement leaders with new techniques, strategies, and resources they will need to successfully navigate the evolving world of law enforcement. 

IACP Con 2020

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