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Best 2019 Law Enforcement Conferences in North America

Posted by Bret Peters on November 29, 2018
Bret Peters

Best 2019 Law Enforcement ConferencesAnnual law enforcement conferences are great events for networking with thought leaders and your peers.  In addition, conferences can provide you with the opportunity to get timely, objective, relevant education from a variety of subject matter experts.  You can benefit from training, knowledge sharing, and from the camaraderie and time spent with law enforcement professionals like you that have dedicated their careers to protect and serve. 


Margins Logo - Mid-Atlantic Regional Gang Investigators Network13th Annual Gang Training / Mid-Atlantic Regional Gang Investigators Network

When: March 3 - 6, 2019

Where: Hanover, Maryland

Why Attend: This annual training conference is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers, corrections officers and criminal justice professionals and is organized in partnership with the US Attorney's Office - District of Maryland, the American Military University and the Middle Atlantic-Great Lakes Organized Crime Enforcement Network (MAGLOCLEN).  

K-9 Conference 20195th Annual International Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show

When: March 5-7, 2019

Where: Las Vegas

Why Attend: If you're a K-9 officer, this is the must attend conference for police and military professionals who work with dogs.

FBI-LEEDA Conference logoFBI-LEEDA 28th Annual Executive Education Conference

When: April 29 - May 1, 2019

Where: Virginia Beach, VA

Why Attend:  This education-based event brings some of the top law enforcement thought-leaders in the profession and is open to law enforcement – sworn and civilian professional staff

2019 National Interdiction Conference

When: April 28 - May 3, 2019

Where: Kansas City, Kansas

Why Attend: This event focuses on training and influencing a pro-active “All Crimes” approach to criminal interdiction and is coordinated by the National Criminal Enforcement Association. 

hapcoa-logoHispanic American Police Command Officers Association Annual Symposium

When: April 29 - May 2, 2019

Where: Baltimore, Maryland

Why Attend: The HAPCOA is the oldest and largest association in the U.S. of Hispanic American command officers from law enforcement and criminal justice agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels. This year's national training symposium will also feature a career fair.

ialeia-logoInternational Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts 

When: April 29 - May 3, 2019

Where: Orlando, FL

Why Attend: The IALEIA annual training event is designed to help set high standards for professionalism in law enforcement intelligence analysis at the local, state/provincial, national, and international levels and this is perhaps, the best event for those working in the analytical side of law enforcement.

National Cyber Crime Conference - Norwood MA2019 National Cyber crime Conference

When: April 29 - May 1, 2019

Where: Norwood, MA

The NCCC event will feature "three days of extensive training full of instructions and conversations on the most recent and challenging cyber crime concerns for law enforcement.  To learn more about the types of training, conference sessions, or to learn more about who typically attends, take a look our 2018 NCCC Highlights post

IACP Technology Conference LogoIACP Technology Conference LEIT 2019

When: May 20 - May 22, 2019

Where: Jacksonville, FL

The IACP Technology Conference is a professional law enforcement information technology event bringing together leaders in law enforcement to discuss the best ways to adopt and apply new technologies in policing to keep pace with sophisticated cyber-crimes. The event hosts up to 750+ attendees, roughly 50 education sessions, and 75 industry exhibitors. 

smile conference for law enforcmenetSMILE CONFERENCE 2019

When: May 20 - 22, 2019

Where: Houston, Texas

Why You Should Go: The SMILE annual conference is the leading event devoted to Social Media, the Internet and Law Enforcement initiatives.  The organization pioneered the adoption of social media by law enforcement agencies across the world for public outreach, crime prevention, and forensics. 

NSA19logoNational Sheriff's Association Annual Education & Technology Conference 2019

When: June 15 - 19, 2019 

Where: Louisville, KY

Why You Should Go: The NSA Annual Conference and Exhibition features vendor displays of products and equipment relevant to every aspect of law enforcement including; jails, prisoner transport, courtroom security, and police work.

IACLEA 2019 Conference LogoInternational Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

When: June 25 - June 29, 2019

Where: Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Why You Should Go: The IACLEA 2019 annual conference will provide campus law enforcement professionals with the best educational programming for university police, a vendor showcase and training and tools to positively impact their jobs.  

National Law Enforcement Exploring Leadership Conference

When: July 14-20, 2019

Where: Drug Enforcement Administration - Quantico Marine Base, Washington, DC

Why Attend: This conference is designed to inspire and educate law enforcement explorers who will be the future law enforcement professionals and leaders. 

FBINAA Conference logo - ADFFBI National Academy Associates Annual 2019 Conference

When: July 20-23, 2019

Where: Phoenix, Arizona

Why Attend: FBINAA is one of the best networking events with more than 17,000 members from 170 countries.  Training and learning sessions have been led by experts from the likes of: FBI, NYPD, Philadelphia Police Department, Department of Defense, Homeland Security, US Army War College, Ontario Provincial Police, leading technology companies such as Microsoft, and major retailers.  

2019 International Association of Women Police2019 International Association of Women Police

When: September 23-27, 2019

Where: Anchorage, Alaska

Why Attend: Since 1915, the IAWP has worked to strengthen, unite, and raise the capacity of women in policing internationally. The IAWP represents members in 60+ countries and supports the unique role women play in law enforcement by providing  training, mentoring, peer support, and networking for members while highlighting issues affecting women in law

NACOLE logoNational Association for Civilian Oversight in Law Enforcement 2019 Conference

When: September 22-26, 2019

Where: Detroit, Michigan 

Why Attend: The theme for the 2019 NACOLE conference is "Courage, Collaboration, and Community: Continuing the Movement" and the event brings together individuals and agencies working to establish and improve oversight of police officers in the United States. 

IACP Conference 2019 LogoInternational Association of Chiefs of Police 2019 Conference 

When:  October 26-29, 2019

Where: Chicago, Illinois

Why You Should Go: The IACP annual conference provides law enforcement leaders with the new strategies, techniques, and resources they need to successfully navigate the ever evolving policing environment.

International Public Safety Association logoInternational Public Safety Association Annual Conference

When: June 2019 & September 2019

Where: Arizona & Washington, DC

Why You Should Go: The IPSA hosts an annual conference that brings together law enforcement, fire, EMS, telecommunications, emergency management and allied emergency responders from around the world and provides excellent networking and learning opportunities for the latest public safety best practices.

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