he 114th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police will convene Saturday, October 13, 2007, through Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The annual conference provides unparalleled opportunities for law enforcement professionals to examine the latest technology and equipment, network with high-ranking officials, attend quality educational sessions, and meet with experts and peers from around the world.
On-site registration opens Friday, October 12, at 1:00 p.m. and continues until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 17, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
The conference and its activities are not open to the public. The conference is limited to IACP members and their guests; exhibitors; and credentialed law enforcement officers from the region to visit the exhibit hall.
To enter the convention center, all persons must wear appropriate conference credentials as well as display acceptable government-issued photo identification. The following registration categories designate the activities available to attendees:
- Full Conference registration provides admittance to all activities, including workshop tracks, general assemblies, exhibit hall, IACP Lounge, and Host Chief’s Night. Credentials should be worn when attending receptions and hospitality events.
- Exhibitor Full Conference registration is identical to Full Conference registration except that it also provides early admittance to the exhibit hall for booth setup.
- Exhibitor Only registration provides early admittance to the exhibit hall for setup purposes; this does not include any other conference activity.
- One-Day Pass registration provides admittance to activities from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and includes the workshop tracks, general assemblies, and exhibit hall. It does not include Host Chief’s Night.
- Exhibits Pass for Law Enforcement Personnel provides admittance to the exhibit hall and the special line-officer educational track conducted on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. This registration also includes admission to the solutions presentation theater. Visitors with this registration are not eligible for a Host Chief’s Night ribbon.
- Host Chief’s Night ribbons are provided to full-conference registration attendees. The ribbon must be worn for admittance to Host Chief’s Night. A limited number are available for additional purchase by other registration categories in the IACP Lounge.
Photograph identification must be displayed in a separate pouch in the conference badge holder. Conference participants can use their own government-issued photo identification. The size of the badge holder window is 2.5 inches by 4 inches. Acceptable government-issued photo identification includes the following:
• Driver’s license
• State-issued identification card
• Work identification from local, state, or federal government
A commemorative/security photograph identification conference badge is also considered acceptable identification, and the photograph can be taken in the IACP Lounge. Plastic Card Systems, Inc., and Zebra Card Printer Solutions sponsor the commemorative photo identification.
Official Business of the IACP
Business Sessions: As directed by the IACP Board of Officers, the business meeting will be incorporated into the Opening Ceremony and the General Assemblies. Business items for this year’s conference are as follows.
Saturday, October 13
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
IACP Memorial Committee Report
First General Assembly
Monday, October 15
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
IACP Election Commission Report
Second General Assembly
Tuesday, October 16
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
IACP Resolutions Committee Report
IACP Vice President–Treasurer Report
Wednesday, October 17
7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Installation of President and Board of Officers
Resolutions will be considered by the membership at the conclusion of the second general assembly, 10:00 a.m.– 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 16. The Resolution Committee manages the process of considering resolutions. The Resolutions Committee meets on Monday, October 15. The membership will have an opportunity to consider and debate the resolutions prior to voting.
Election of Officers
The candidate for office this year is Edmund H. Mosca, chief of police, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, who is seeking the office of IACP vice president at large.
Because all candidates are running unopposed, there will be no voting by secret ballot for the position of vice president at large.
Candidates for 2008 Office
Any active member who is planning to run for office at the 115th Annual IACP Conference in San Diego will have the opportunity to announce his or her candidacy at the conclusion of this year’s second general assembly, 10:00 a.m.–11:30a.m., Tuesday, October 16.
Annual IACP Banquet
The annual banquet will be held at the New Orleans Marriott Wednesday, October 17. The banquet starts with a reception at 6:00 p.m. All persons should be seated by 7:00 p.m. The annual banquet is a black-tie-optional event. It will feature the formal swearing-in ceremony of the association’s president and board of officers. The evening’s entertainment will feature Marva Wright, known as the blues queen of New Orleans, and the BMWs (Band of Marva Wright).
Companions and Guests
Companions, spouses, and guests are an important and welcome part of the annual conference. For the conference experience to be pleasant and valuable for companions,registering for the conference is important. The most important reason for registering is to help with participation in as much of the conference as they choose. The companion badge allows access to the following:
• All areas in the convention center open to delegates
• Host Chief’s Night
• Opening ceremony
• General assemblies
• Exhibit hall
• Receptions and hospitality events
• Shuttle bus service
• IACP Lounge
Companions will find that the convention center and the centrally located IACP Lounge are convenient spots to pick up a special gift, use the Internet café to stay in touch with home and work, meet and network with new and old friends, relax between events and activities, and enjoy a free massage.
IACP Programs and Services Booth
All year long, police executives can turn to the IACP for training and information programs that offer the resources they need to run their agencies—and their careers—effectively. Visit the IACP Programs and Services Booth in the IACP Lounge to find out more about the IACP’s unique resources, which include the following:
• A free Technology Desk Reference
• A free Police Chiefs Desk Reference CD
• A free multimedia CD-ROM with videos and publications
• National Law Enforcement Model Policy Center
• Training programs
• Executive search services
• Management and operations studies
• Recent research reports and summaries
• Testing and promotional services
• Talk with IACP staff who can help identify IACP programs and services that can meet your agency’s unique needs
Shuttle Bus Service
The most convenient means of transportation between hotels and the conference venues is the shuttle bus service. Complimentary shuttle bus service begins Friday, October 12, at noon and runs through Wednesday, October 17. The service begins each day at 7:00 a.m. and ends in the evening at 7:00 p.m. Shuttle bus service will be provided for Host Chief’s Night at the Louisiana Superdome on Monday night, October 15, as well as for the annual banquet on Wednesday night, October 17. Times for the shuttle bus service are posted in the official conference hotels.
Handicap Van Service: Wheelchair accessible transportation is available during the same hours as the shuttle bus service. To schedule the van, use the special number provided in the conference program.
Monday, October 15, is Uniform Day. All police officials attending the first general assembly, 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. in Hall F of the convention center, are asked to wear their department’s dress uniform. Wearing a cap or hat is optional. Uniform Day celebrates the association’s diversity and internationalism by creating a spectacular visual display of uniforms from around the world. Even uniformed officers must wear their conference photograph identification badge for admission into the convention center. The IACP discourages the wearing of weapons and firearms to this event.■
Click here for the Exhibitor list in PDF.