Updated: May 24, 2019
Emergency vehicle equipment and the law enforcement technology industry can be overwhelming. Have you often asked yourself which product to choose from? What product best suits your needs? AMG AUTOMOTIVE INSTALLATIONS with 15+ years of automotive electrical and 8+ years as an Emergency Vehicle Technician knows how important it is to stay on top this ever-changing market and has done the work to point you in the right direction.
So go poke your head in to one of these events, talk with industry leading manufacturers, see their product in person, and develop long lasting working relationships. Who knows you just might stumble across something or someone to solve one of your problems!
AMG AUTOMOTIVE INSTALLATIONS has put together a solid list of conferences and conventions focused mainly on police vehicle outfitting, police officer tech, security and surveillance. Included below are details and links for each. Please feel free to share, and comment on anything you would like to see added.
Alberta Association of Community Peace Officers Website: https://aacpo.ca/winter-conference When: Feb 3-8, 2019 Where: Jasper, AB, Canada
What to Expect: Beautiful scenery. Three streams of content to choose from, Violence Threat Assessment Planning and Response, Ballistic 3 Self Defense, Reality Based Self Defense Combatives, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Inspectors.
5th Annual International Police K-9 Conference & Vendor Show Website: https://www.policek9magazine.com/welcome/ When: March 5-7, 2019 Where: Las Vegas, NV
What to Expect: Each attendee receives a FREE conference t-shirt and SWAG bag with their registration. 41+ World Class Instructors – Train with world-renowned instructors from around the globe. 62 Top Notch Vendors – Vendor show featuring companies displaying equipment, products, and services related to the police, military, K-9, and tactical industries.
First Nations Chiefs Of Police Association Website: http://www.fncpa.ca/annual_conference_events.html When: April 3 & 4, 2019 Where: Gatineau, QC, Canada
What to Expect: The Annual Conference provides a forum for the members to conduct business of the Association and assist in keeping the membership aware of issues that are national and topical.
Blue Line Expo Website: https://www.bluelineexpo.com/ When: April 16, 2019 Where: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada What to Expect: Canada’s premier event for the law enforcement community. Learn from leading law enforcement experts, network with fellow law enforcement professionals, purchase the latest technology, products and services.
Alberta Fire Chief Website: https://afca.ca/about-us/conferences When: May 26-30, 2019 Where: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada What to Expect: Many local vendors.
Police Security Expo Website: https://www.police-security.com/ When: June 25-26, 2019 Where: Atlantic City, NJ
What to Expect: There are over 750 Exhibits on display; seminar programs; product demonstrations; & new product updates. These events are all scheduled with convenient time slots to ensure the value of your time spent at the Expo. Over 7000 Industry Professionals are expected to attend.
International Association Of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Website: https://www.iaclea.org/annual-conference/ When: June 25-29, 2019 Where: Vancouver, B.C., Canada What to Expect: More than 30 workshops, 3 plenary speakers: Bill Bratton, former Los Angeles PD, and New York City Police Commissioner, Bill Evans, executive director of public safety and chief of police for Boston College, who recently transitioned from the Boston Police Department, and Attorney Eric Daigle, back by popular demand after his well-received session in 2018. And many local vendors.
Military Police And Law Enforcement Website: http://www.mpraexpo.com/ When: August 20-22, 2019 Where: Fort Leonard Wood , MO What to Expect: The Expo will provide opportunity for vendors to showcase their products and services to Military Police Soldiers, senior leaders and key decision makers. This event is an excellent forum to reach all three Regiments (Military Police, Chemical, and Engineer), Emergency Services, and Force Protection. Also in attendance will be the personnel from the Requirements Determination Directorate (RDD).
Midwest Security & Police Expo Website: http://mspce.com/attendee-information/ When: August 13-14, 2019 Where: Tinley Park, IL What to Expect: The expo is the only trade show in the Midwest showcasing the latest products and services for security and law enforcement professionals. Now in its 19th year, MSPE brings together an exciting 2-day marketplace featuring state-of-the-art security and law enforcement products, systems and services.
California Peace Officers Association Advance Website: https://cpoa.org/preshow-sale-information/ When: August 20-22, 2019 Where: Long Beach, CA What to Expect: Advancement of public safety through unconventional dialog on topics ranging from leadership, strategic partnerships, succession planning, and tactical and technological advantage. Vendors relating to all facets of policing have a place in Long Beach: Consulting, software, technology, tactical, UAV, communications, surveillance, armor/protective equipment, uniforms, mobile, crime analysis, and many more.
International Association of Women Policing Conference Website: http://Iawp2019.womenpoliceofalaska.org/ When: September 23 - 27, 2019 Where: Anchorage, AK What to Expect: We are endeavoring to provide our conference attendees with excellent training, cultural events, vendor booths, and lots of opportunities for networking. We have selected our theme, Mentoring the Next Generation, which has both broad appeal across the continents and is one of the missions of our organization. We are seeking your help in making this conference a success. There are many ways in which you can demonstrate your support of women in law enforcement and be a part of this amazing international conference.
International Association of Chiefs of Police Website: https://www.theiacpconference.org/ When: Oct 26-29, 2019 Where: Chicago, IL What to Expect: The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition has been the foundation, providing leaders with new strategies, techniques, and resources they need to successfully navigate the evolving policing environment.
CW Fleet – CopsWest Reimagined Website: https://cpoa.Org/preshow-sale-information/ When: November 4-7, 2019 Where: Ontario, CA What to Expect: The newest law enforcement products to keep officers safe and fleet managers working efficiently. Tackling big trends and discussions, CWFleet looks to steer the future of fleet with best idea exchanges, high level Q&A between manufacturers, up-fitters and attendees.