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Best 2021 Law Enforcement Conferences in North America

Posted by Brittany Roberts on November 24, 2020
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BEST LAW ENFORCEMENT CONFERENCES 2021 - ADF Solutions-1While many of these events may be postponed or rescheduled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), annual conferences are great events for networking with thought leaders and your peers.  In addition, these law enforcement 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 professionals like you that have dedicated their careers to protect and serve. 

Virginia CIIFER Conference

When: TBD

Where: Harrisonburg, Virginia

Why Attend: This first conference of its kind in Virginia focuses on Cyber-Attacks, Internet Investigations, Forensic Analysis, and Electronic Records, making it a perfect fit for law enforcement and prosecutors alike. Expect training from subject matter experts from the FBI, DHS, and more. 

Margins Logo - Mid-Atlantic Regional Gang Investigators Network14th Annual Gang Training / Mid-Atlantic Regional Gang Investigators Network

When: March 21- March 24, 2021 (Registration Closed)

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).  


Police K9 Las Vegas 20216th Annual International Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show

When: March 9 - March 11, 2021

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Why Attend: If you're a K-9 officer, this is the must attend conference for police and military professionals who work with dogs. Meet K-9 Handlers from around the world, shop over 60 vendors, and learn from diverse training topics. 


FBI-LEEDA 29th Annual Executive Education Conference

When: Postponed

Where: Kansas City, MO

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


2020 National Interdiction Conference

When: July 25 - July 30, 2021shield1

Where: Baltimore, MD

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 46th Annual Symposium

When: November 15 - November 19, 2021

Where: San Antonio, TX

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: May 3 - May 7, 2021

Where: Las Vegas, Nevada

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.


IACP Technology Conference 2021IACP Technology Conference

When: May 17 - May 19, 2021

Where: Online / Virtual Conference

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. 


NCPTF logo2020 National Child Protection Task Force Conference

When: June 21 - June 25, 2021

Where: Virtual Conference

This three day event, is geared toward teaching law enforcement professionals to enhance and expand their ability to identify and track suspects involved in child exploitation and child sexual abuse material featuring speakers from industry and law enforcement.


smile conference for law enforcmenet16th Annual SMILE CONFERENCE 2020

When: June 14 - June 18, 2021

Where: Scottsdale, AZ

Why You Should Go: Hosted by the Scottsdale Police Department, 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. 


National Sheriff's Association Annual Education & Technology Conference 2020

When: June 22 - June 26, 2021

Where: Phoenix, Arizona

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.


ATLANTA iaclea logo 2021International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

When: June 22 - 25, 2021

Where: Atlanta, Georgia

Why You Should Go: The IACLEA 2020 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: TBD

Where: TBD

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


National Cyber Crime Conference - Norwood MA

2020 National Cyber Crime Conference

When:  April  26 - April 30, 2021

Where: Virtual (Registration opens February 22, 2021)

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.  This unique training event is sponsored by the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), SEARCH, the National Association of Attorneys General, the Fox Valley Technical College/National Criminal Justice Training Center, and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center


2021 CACC2021 Crimes Against Children Conference 

When: August 9 - December 17, 2021

Where: Virtual Conference Access Just $400

The 33rd annual CACC event, typically held in Dallas, Texas, is organized by the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and brings together up to 10,000 law enforcement and children advocates focused on preventing and addressing the repercussions of crimes against children. 


2021 FBINAA National Training ConferenceFBI National Academy Associates Annual 2020 Conference

When: July 7 - 10, 2021

Where: Orlando, Florida

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.  


NACOLE logoNational Association for Civilian Oversight in Law Enforcement Conference

When: TBD

Where: TBD

Why Attend: NACOLE started with its first event in 1995, and continuously works to put together comprehensive, informative, and inclusive programs that address skills training and current or emerging tiopics. This conference is best suited for civilian oversight practicioners, law enforcement officials, journalists, elected officials, students, community members, and others.


International Public Safety Association Annual Conference

When: TBD

Where: TBD

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.


High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) Picture

When: September 26 - September 29, 2021 

Where: Phoenix Arizona

Why You Should Go: In this year's virtual conference, HTCIA features some of the world's top industry leaders and is one of the most respected high technology investigation conferences in the world. Current practitioners who engage in high technology daily serve as both presenters and attendees. 

HTCIA Canada Cybersummit logoHTCIA is also offering a 2021 Virtual Canada Cyber Summit from May 4 - May 7, 2021. 


Ontario Gang Masters Association logoInternational Association of Chiefs of Police 2021 Conference 

When:  September 11 - 14, 2021

Where: New Orleans, LA

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.


Feria de Informática Forense en España (FiFE´21)

When: September 30, 2021

Where: Spain

OnRetrieval organizes the fourth consecutive Forensic Informatics Fair in Spain (Fife'21) as a face-to-face event. Fife has become a highly prestigious fair in the Forensic Informatics sector in which the main representatives of the Spanish State Security Forces and Bodies, experts in computer security, forensic investigators, public entities and companies related to the Computer Forensics, to learn directly from the manufacturers, the most innovative trends in Computer Forensics tools in the world.


Ontario Gang Investigators Association 2021 Virtual Conference

When: October 20, 2021

Where: Virtual event 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The ONGIA conference brings together members of the law enforcement community to learn the latest in gang trends, investigations, and intelligence while providing professional development for Police, Probation and Parole, Correctional Officers, Crowns Attorneys, CBSA Officers, Victim Witness Assistance Program (MAG) and others.   


Conference Notes During COVID-19

Please be sure to double check all event dates and locations since the pandemic has caused many agencies and vendors to cancel, postpone or move events online. 

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