The 2013 Annual Training Conference, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the week of September 9-13, 2013, was a huge success! Nearly 450 attendees came together from a total of ten different countries, including 40 different U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago and the United Kingdom.
The IACA was pleased to partner with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for this conference. The NIJ track featured a wide breadth of sessions aimed at bridging academia and law enforcement with research-focused sessions. Conference attendees also participated in a wide variety of training opportunities for all levels. These opportunities included a full day of pre-conference classes, interactive computer labs, specialty topics presentations, roundtable and panel discussions, hot topics such intelligence-led policing, social media and repeat offender analysis, and much more.
Jim Bueermann, the president of the Police Foundation, gave an inspiring keynote address during Opening Ceremonies. IACA was honored to have Chief William Bratton (The Bratton Group) present a keynote address on September 11th during the conference. Sgt. Doug Niemeier from Kansas City Police Department was this year’s luncheon speaker and he discussed his experience with a serial killer investigation and the crime analyst’s role in the investigation.
During the annual Business Meeting, awards were given out for bulletin contests in several categories. Locations were announced for the 2014 International Symposium (Toronto) and the 2014 Annual Training Conference (Seattle-Bellevue). Dr. Noah Fritz (Tempe Police Department) and Bryan Hill (Glendale Police Department) were given Lifetime Achievement Awards, Kyle Stoker (Raytown Police Department) was given the IACA Board Award, Mary Craige (LexisNexis Risk Solutions) was given the President’s Award and Joel Caplan and Les Kennedy were given the Membership Award.
There were 22 exhibitors who took part in this year’s conference. Attendees had the opportunity to visit their booths to learn about the latest software, tools and technologies. Finally, attendees had great networking opportunities including the International Networking Reception, the Welcome Reception, karaoke and trivia in the Hospitality Suite, Nights Out, and more!
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