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Technology Talk

LEIM Section Plans 37th Annual Training Conference & Technology Exposition

By David J. Roberts, Senior Program Manager, IACP Technology Center

Planning is well under way for the 2013 IACP Law Enforcement Information Management (LEIM) Training Conference and Technology Exposition, which will be held May 21–23 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The LEIM conference is designed to share leading practices and lessons learned in the innovative application of technology to improve officer and public safety, enhance efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and build enterprise-wide information sharing capabilities.

In addition to plenary sessions and concurrent workshop presentations, the LEIM conference includes a Technology Exposition Hall, which features industry-leading technology solution providers.

The LEIM Section provides law enforcement executives, information technology managers, and technology specialists with a forum in which to share information, best practices, and lessons learned regarding state-of-the-art law enforcement information management; communications and interoperability; technology standards; and information sharing, analysis, and fusion. Every year since 1977, chiefs, sheriffs, commanders, information technology directors, project managers, crime analysts, line officers, and subject matter experts have gathered at the annual LEIM conference to share their knowledge and practical experience in planning, implementing, and managing new and emerging technology in law enforcement.

Conference Program

The 2013 LEIM Conference program is being finalized and will be available at The program is rich and substantive, featuring plenary sessions and 36 workshops organized across four primary tracks:

  1. Executive Track
  2. Operational Track
  3. Technical Track
  4. Communications Track

Conference workshops cover a broad array of new and emerging technologies, policies, and practices including facial recognition, social media, information sharing initiatives, next generation communications, cyber security, predictive policing, digital evidence, and many others.

The 2013 LEIM Conference & Technology Exposition will feature pre-conference workshops beginning Tuesday morning, May 21. Opening ceremonies and plenary sessions will begin at 1:00 p.m. and run until 5:00 p.m., at which time the Technology Exhibit Hall will open, and LEIM will host a welcome reception. Workshops will run all day Wednesday and until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. The LEIM Section will host a business meeting on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Please note: Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday of the conference, and morning and afternoon breaks will be provided in the Technology Exhibit Hall.

Conference Registration

Online registration for the 2013 LEIM Training Conference and Exposition is now open. Please visit and select the Technology tab, or use your smartphone to read the quick response (QR) code in this column. If you are not already a member of the IACP, join today and enjoy the discounted member registration rates.

IACP Member Registration

  • Regular registration fee applies
    January 1–March 31: $360
  • Late registration fee applies
    April 1–May 15: $435
  • Onsite registration fee applies
    May 16–May 23: $485

Nonmember Registration
  • Regular registration fee applies
    January 1–March 31: $510
  • Late registration fee applies
    April 1–May 15: $585
  • On-Site registration fee applies
    May 16–May 23: $635

New This Year. A single day pass will be available this year for $200. Exhibit Hall Only registration is available at $75 for sworn or civilian law enforcement personnel. A family member registration also is available for spouses and other family members for $135.

Hotel Reservations

The 2013 LEIM Conference will be held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Hotel. IACP and LEIM have negotiated the federal per diem rate ($128/night+tax) for the entire room block at this exceptional facility. Hotel reservations are now open. Make hotel reservations now to ensure your space in this extraordinary hotel.♦

Conference Takeaways
Law enforcement practitioners attending the LEIM Conference have consistently identified the following five key takeaways from the conference:
  1. Networking opportunities with other agencies and practitioners
  2. Networking opportunities with industry-leading solution providers
  3. Substantive workshops with practical, relevant content
  4. Excellent speakers and exceptional facilities
  5. New insights and knowledge to address operational issues at home
  6. Join us in Scottsdale in 2013 and see for yourself!

Please cite as:

David J. Roberts, "LEIM Section Plans 37th Annual Training Conference & Technology Exposition," Technology Talk, The Police Chief 80 (January 2013): 58.



From The Police Chief, vol. LXXX, no. 1, January 2013. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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