The IACA once again partnered with the NIJ for the 2014 Annual Training Conference which was held in beautiful Bellevue, Washington. This year's record attendance of over 500 attendees represented agencies from the local, state, and federal levels in the US, and nearly 10 countries were represented from around the world! The international reception allowed those countries to be represented, where best practices and ongoing projects in England and Austria were discussed. A full day of pre-conference sessions attracted over 100 participants, while the training conference offered 6 tracks of sessions ranging from tactical analysis, intelligence analysis, to social media and cell phone data mining.
Various awards were given out during the business meeting including Samantha Gwinn of Lexis Nexis, the recipient of the President's Award, Manny San Pedro of the Toronto Police Service (Canada, retired), the recipient of the Ambassador's award, and Alicia Lamm of James County PD (VA), the recipient of the membership award. The annual tradition of attending a baseball game after sessions occurred again this year where nearly 170 IACA and NIJ members enjoyed all that Safeco Field had to offer when the Seattle Mariners took on the Houston Astros.
Thanks to all the attendees, vendors and hotel staff for making this one of the best conferences in the history of the IACA! Join us in 2015 when we return to the place it all began - Denver, Colorado - for the IACA's 25th Anniversary Training Conference.
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