The 112th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police will convene Saturday, September 24, through Wednesday, September 28, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL, 33139 USA. As always, the annual conference will provide unparalleled opportunities for law enforcement professionals to examine the latest technology and equipment, network with high-ranking officials, attend quality educational workshops, and meet with experts and peers from throughout the world. On-site registration opens Friday, September 23, at 1:00 p.m. and continues until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, September 28, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Shuttle Bus Service IACP provides continuous complimentary shuttle bus service throughout the conference. Buses will run from Friday afternoon, September 23, through Wednesday night, September 28. Buses will pick up attendees from conference hotels and drop them off at the entrance to the convention center. Signs at the hotels indicate where and when to catch your shuttle. Networking Shuttle Service Throughout the evening hours, the complimentary IACP bus shuttle system will continue service to make it easier for attendees to travel to and from networking events. The service will run between the official conference hotels, providing attendees access to most hospitality venues and receptions. Take this opportunity to visit state hospitality rooms and corporate receptions or to connect with friends for dinner. Opening Ceremony On Saturday, September 24, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., the tri-agency chiefs -Donald W. De Lucca, Miami Beach Police Department; John F. Timoney, Miami Police Department; and Robert Parker, director of the Miami-Dade Police Department -- will welcome IACP members to the conference. Entertainment, a colorful display of unity, and hearty welcomes by local and state dignitaries will mark the beginning of the conference.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Sunday, September 25, at 9:45 a.m., in front of hall C, the official ribbon cutting for the exhibit hall will occur. The ribbon cutting ceremony, while short in duration, will feature high-profile Miami personalities, conference platinum-level sponsors, and entertainment. The ceremony is the kickoff for the IACP Law Enforcement Education and Technology Exposition featuring 750 exhibiting companies. General Assemblies The two IACP general assemblies will feature presentations from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, and FBI Director Robert Mueller. The general assemblies are held on Monday and Tuesday, starting at 10:00 a.m., in the Jackie Gleason Theater of the Performing Arts. The general assemblies provide a forum for major announcements to the law enforcement profession. Uniform Day The first general assembly on Monday, September 26, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. provides the opportunity for a spectacular visual display of law enforcement uniforms from around the world. All police officials are asked to wear their department’s uniform. (The cap or hat is optional and the wearing firearms and other weapons are discouraged.) Host Chiefs’ Night The most talked about event of any IACP annual conference is the Host Chiefs’ Night, and the Miami conference will continue the fine tradition. The hip sophistication and cultural diversity of Miami Beach will come to life at Host Chiefs’ Night 2005, on Monday, September 26, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Take in the sights and sounds of three distinctive cultures as you wind your way through this year’s beach-themed venue on the beach in South Beach. You will dine on tasty food, drink topical delights under thatched roofs, and listen to the musical beats of Miami. Organized by the renowned Barton G., there will be three distinct adventures: Caribbean, Latin, and American. Entertainment throughout the evening will be highlighted by a fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean. Bus transportation will be provided from all official conference hotels to ensure all attendees arrive at the venue for an evening of fun. If it rains, we have a site reserved and we will move the party indoors. Everything goes in, except for the sand, and the buses will simply take the attendees to the other site.
Dress comfortably and casually for Host Chiefs’ Night. Shorts, jeans, colorful beach shirts, sandals, and tennis shoes are appropriate. Anheuser Busch is a sponsor of this year’s Host Chiefs’ Night. Annual Banquet On Wednesday, September 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the Loews Miami Beach Hotel will be the site of the annual IACP banquet. The banquet starts with a reception at 6:00 p.m., and all persons should be seated for dinner by 7:00 p.m. The annual banquet is a black-tie-optional event (business suits are appropriate). It will serve as the formal swearing-in ceremony of the president and board of officers. Anheuser Busch is the sponsor of this year’s banquet. For more information or to order tickets visit the banquet booth in the IACP Lounge in hall C. IACP Lounge Visit the one-stop shop for all your conference needs. This is what you will find at the IACP Lounge. • Free commemorative conference bags • Companion meeting place • Free Internet café • Conference souvenirs • Official IACP logo merchandise • Free massage • Restaurant reservations • Tour reservations • Shopping and sightseeing information • Annual banquet tickets • Housing help desk • 2006 Annual IACP Conference information: Boston The IACP Lounge provides a place for all conference attendees to relax, network, and stay connected with the office and home. IACP Programs and Services Exhibit Visit the programs and services exhibit and learn about all of the membership services available from IACP. Free Volunteers in Police Service Program Resources The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program serves as a resource for law enforcement agencies with volunteer programs and agencies interested in starting a volunteer program. The VIPS Program works to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers through the provision of publications, videos, training, technical assistance and other resources. All program offerings are available at no cost.
The following will be available at the IACP booth: • A resource guide, Volunteer Programs: Enhancing Public Safety by Leveraging Resources, to assist in the establishment or enhancement of a law enforcement volunteer program. A model policy on volunteers. VIPS in Focus, a publication series addressing specific elements and issues related to law enforcement volunteer programs. Information about training and educational seminars for law enforcement. Information about the VIPS Technical Assistance Program. Educational videos (VHS and DVD). A multimedia CD-ROM with videos and electronic publications.
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The International Association of Chiefs of Police manages and implements the VIPS Program in partnership with and on behalf of the White House Office of the USA Freedom Corps and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice. Free Police Chiefs Desk Reference This guide contains a wealth of resources to assist chiefs with leadership development and policy guidance in their roles as police executives. Sections include leadership, ethics, policies and procedures, best practice guides, IACP resources, state associations, funding, and many other listings, summaries, and Web site referrals. Authors’ Corner The IACP Public Information Officers Section has developed a book for law enforcement titled Best Practices in Law Enforcement Public Information, edited by Susan Braunstein, Ph. D., Barry University, Stuart, Florida. The following chapters are contained in this book and many of the chapter authors will be at the authors’ corner in the IACP Programs and Services Booth to discuss the public information officers’ functions and issues. Stop by the authors’ corner to meet the authors and check the schedule for when your favorite author will be available. Section: Speaking for the Department • • • • The Police Chief and Public Information, by William Corcoran The Line Officer and Public Information, by Michael Sale The Public Information Officer, by Kelly J. Willis Enhancing the Public Information Role: Expanded Functions for the PIO, by James Sewell
Section: Working with the Media • • • • • • The Needs of the Media, by Glenn F. Corillo Working with Television, by Bill McGinty Harnessing the Power of Television News, by Tom Huston Working with Newspapers, by Jill Taylor and Glenn Henderson News Conferences, by Jim Vance Married to the Media, by Ed Buice
Section: Telling the Big Stories • • • • • Public Information in Major Disasters: Emergency Public Information, by Ron Edmunds When the National Media Comes to Town, by Roy W. Wasden and Doug Ridenour Handling the Big Story, by Kevin P. Morison Joint Information Centers, by James Onder Public Information in Officer-Involved Shootings, by Gerald W. Garner
Section: Managing Special Issues • • • • • • Public Information in Community Policing, by Beau Thurnauer Public Information in Small Agencies, by John D. Wintersteen Public Information in Isolated Communities, by Greg Wilkinson Public Information for Non-English Speaking Audiences, by Louise Gray Changing Technology in Public Information, by Boyd Bryant An Overview of Legal Issues in Public Information, by Lee Ann Freeman
IACP TECHNOLOGY CENTER High-Tech Patrol Vehicle Exhibition Exhibit Hall, Booth 1685 See a display of cutting-edge technologies integrated into a standard police patrol car. This display features the latest mobile computer, emergency vehicle lighting, prisoner transportation system, digital video system, integrated speed measurement technology, graphics, and integrated component wiring. The noncommercial display emphasizes tools that enhance officer safety and efficiency. Information on the resources of the IACP Technology Center, including the Technology Clearinghouse, Law Enforcement Information Management Section, and the Law Enforcement Information Technology Standards Council, will also be featured at the display. This exhibit is a must-see for any chief interested in the integration of many state-of-the-art systems in a single vehicle.