COPSWEST Training & Expo 2016

October 03 - 06, 2016   |   Sacramento Convention Center


Join thousands of public safety colleagues at the Sacramento Convention Center for COPSWEST Training & Expo October 3 – 6, 2016. COPSWEST provides public safety officials of all ranks and agency sizes an opportunity to explore the newest technology, learn from industry leaders and network with current and future leaders. All ranks from public safety agencies and government departments are encouraged to attend the four-day event featuring three days of educational training sessions, a two-day expo and more!

 

 

Expo
Explore 250+ exhibitors offering the newest products, services and technology in public safety to meet all of your agency’s needs. Products offered range from weapons to gear to software and more.

Employees of public safety agencies, and city, county, state or federal departments can attend the expo portion of the event for free. Those who actively purchase from vendors at the expo or wish to walk the show with the intent of exhibiting in the future can register to attend for a small fee.

POST-Certified Training Sessions
In the training portion of COPSWEST, topics such as use of force, community relationships, crisis intervention training and field response will be addressed, along with one, big life changing event that will tie the whole program together.

 

Monday, October 3
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Training Registration Open
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Opening Ceremonies
9:30 AM – 11:45 AM Training Session: Realities of Force
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Annual Awards Luncheon
1:45 PM – 3:45 PM Training Session: Crisis Communications
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 4
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Training & Expo Registration Open
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Training Session: Principled Policing: Building Trust Through Reform
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Expo Open – 250+ Public Safety Exhibitors
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 9th Annual Charity BBQ Cook-Off
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Training Session: Psychological Impact of an Officer Involved Shooting
3:15 PM – 5:15 PM Breakout Sessions:
Crisis Intervention Training (geared toward patrol personnel)
Legal Aspects of an OIS (geared toward supervisor & manager level)

Wednesday, October 5
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Training & Expo Registration Open
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breakout Sessions:
Tactical Field Response (geared toward patrol personnel)
Training Review Boards (geared toward supervisor & manager level)
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Expo Open – 250+ Public Safety Exhibitors
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM Training Session: Post-Incident Video Viewing Panel
12:30 PM – 2:45 PM Training Session: Keynote Luncheon: The San Bernardino Mass Shooting – Critical Incident Debrief

Thursday, October 6
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Range Day – Kenneth Royal Firearms Training Facility – Elk Grove


To understand the present and shape the future, we must confront and critique the past. During COPSWEST, Rewind – Pause – Play – Forward will examine the decisions and current training that, when combined, lead each of us to critical moments.

In the training portion of COPSWEST, topics such as use of force, community relationships, crisis intervention training and field response will all be addressed, along with one, big life changing event that will tie the whole program together. You can’t miss this!

COPSWEST Training & Expo offers three days of POST Certified Training for law enforcement in addition to the expo, Charity BBQ Cook Off and Range Day. Choose to register for one, two or all three days of training to take your career and your agency to the next level. 

NEW — see below for the new Tuesday evening Poker Night event — open to all Training Attendees!

Click here to view a PDF COPSWEST brochure.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Opening Ceremonies
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Kick-off your COPSWEST experience with the presentation of the colors and the swearing-in of California Peace Officers’ Association’s 2016 – 2017 Board of Directors.

Realities of Force
9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Presenter: Gregory M. Fox, JD, Bertrand, Fox, Elliot, Osman & Wenzel

The national debate on police use of force requires a rational and thoughtful response by law enforcement. This session will highlight the importance of training and tactical decisions on use of force and the new liability standards for police supervisors and command staff.

Annual Awards Luncheon
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Acknowledge the achievements of your colleagues as they are honored for their outstanding accomplishments, dedication and leadership. (Class A uniforms recommended)  (Included with full registration package if registered for Monday. Expo-only attendees and full registrations not registered for Monday may purchase tickets on registration form.)

Crisis Communications
1:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Presenter: Laura Cole, Cole Pro Media

Get in front of your own story in this post-Ferguson world by working effectively with the media and using social media platforms in an interesting and informative manner.  Learn dynamic concepts to help your agency prepare for responses to crises and enhance community relations.

Welcome Reception
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The MIX Downtown, 1525 L St., Sacramento

Connect with fellow public safety professionals and enjoy great food and drinks in downtown Sacramento. The venue is just a short two block walk from the convention center.  (Included with full registration package if registered for Monday. Expo-only attendees and full registrations not registered for Monday may purchase tickets on registration form.)

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Principled Policing: Building Trust through Reform
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM 

Presenter: Pastor Anthony Sadler

The relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve must be grounded in trust in order to ensure safety and protection for all. Recent events across the nation have strained this relationship. Join Pastor Anthony Sadler in an honest discussion about the difficult state of police community relations, particularly in communities of color.

9th Annual Charity BBQ Cook-Off
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Psychological Impact of an Officer Involved Shooting
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Presenter: Nancy Bohl-Penrod, Ph.D., The Counseling Team International

Learn about the effects on officers involved in an OIS and methods to help them recover and survive the event.
This session covers:
•    Physical and emotional symptoms associated with potential stress responses.
•    Intervention strategies and communication techniques.
•    Signals to recognize when an officer is unable to cope with the effects from an OIS.
•    Role of management, mental health, and peer support.
•    This session will include an OIS debriefing.

Breakout Sessions – 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Choose one session based on your rank or interests.

Crisis Intervention Training
(Geared Toward Patrol Personnel)

Presenter: Carole McKindley-Alvarez, Psy.D, Consultant & Trainer

To effectively manage crisis response, officers must develop strategies to recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness and how to effectively intervene when a crisis occurs. Most common diagnosis, symptomology, behavioral manifestation and strategies for engagement will be covered to increase officer understanding of mental illness and ensure the safety of law enforcement and civilians while interacting with someone in crisis.

Legal Aspects of an Officer Involved Shooting
(Geared Toward Supervisor & Manager Level)

Presenter: Bruce Praet, JD, Ferguson, Praet  & Sherman

Explore common issues and legal trends involving officer involved shootings, including: agency response; voluntary statements; civil liability considerations, and an updated understanding of use of force standards in the context of case law. Bruce’s expertise comes from his personal experience as an officer and over 30 years of defending hundreds of cases in federal court.

NEW: Poker Night with the Sacramento Police Department
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Location: 550 Bercut Drive, Sacramento, CA 95811

COPSWEST training attendees are invited to attend a special Poker Night event sponsored by the Sacramento Police Officers Association. Poker tournament available to the first 50 people who buy-in (prizes based on number of participants). Pizza and beer are first come, first served.

$30 buy-in includes pizza and beer.
$5 donation for pizza and beer for those who are not playing.

Proceeds from donations go toward the 1849 Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Sacramento Police Officers Association.
For more information, contact Leslie Whitesel at lwhitesel@cpoa.org.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Breakout Sessions – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Choose one session based on your rank or interests.

Tactical Field Response
(Geared Toward Patrol Personnel)

Presenter: Tony Duckworth, California Peace Officers’ Association

The national spotlight on police use of force often calls into question deployment strategies and tactics used by field personnel. Courts are now considering pre-incident tactics and decision making preceding the use of deadly force. This session will provide structured response methods to enhance deployment strategies and field tactics by first responders.

Training Review Boards
(Geared Toward Supervisor & Manager Level)

Presenter: Gregory Fox, JD, Bertrand, Fox, Elliot, Osman & Wenzel

The traditional role of after-action investigations, training review boards and internal inquiries on police use of force is evolving as liability standards expand the necessary scope of inquiry into police uses of force. Greg Fox shares real life case experience and offers professional advice on how to improve and safeguard your agency.

Post-Incident Video Viewing Panel
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Panel Members:

•   Gregory Fox, JD, Bertrand, Fox, Elliot, Osman & Wenzel
•   Bruce Praet, JD, Ferguson, Praet & Sherman
•   Michael Blazina, JD, Sacramento District Attorney’s Office
•   James Chanin, JD The Law Offices of James B. Chanin, Esq.

What are the chances an incident will be captured on video? What is your department’s policy on viewing and does it align with competing stakeholders? Hear from the experts on this hot topic.

Keynote Luncheon:
The San Bernardino Mass Shooting – Critical Incident Debrief
12:30 PM – 2:45 PM

Presenters:
•   Chief Jarrod Burguan, San Bernardino Police Department
•   Sheriff John McMahon, San Bernardino Sheriff’s    Department

On December 2, 2015, 14 people were killed and another 22 were seriously injured in a terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. The incident involved two attackers who, when located by law enforcement that same day, instigated a gun fight. Both attackers were killed in the gun battle. Join Chief Burguan and Sheriff McMahon as they review the agencies’ responses to the events of the day and discuss lessons learned.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Range Day
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
Kenneth Royal Firearms Training Facility
(300 yards north of the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center)
12270 Bruceville Road
Elk Grove, CA 95757
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Click here for more information.

Gregory M. Fox is a founding senior partner of Bertrand, Fox, Elliot Osman & Wenzel. Mr. Fox has over thirty years experience trying cases before juries in state and federal courts. His expertise includes constitutional and civil rights issues as well as public entity torts, contracts, business and environmental law. His appellate practice includes handling appeals in both the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and the California State Courts of Appeal. He has been lead trial attorney in more than fifty civil jury cases tried to verdict, and numerous federal and state civil trial judges have recognized his expertise and oral advocacy.
Mr. Fox also provides formal training to public and private clients about new developments in the law, risk management techniques and practical advice on conflict resolution before litigation. Recent training has included e-mail liability issues, police handling of the mentally ill, dangerous conditions of public property and crowd control and crowd management by law enforcement agencies.
Mr. Fox began his legal career in 1977 as Senior Energy Advisor in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research coordinating California energy policy regarding offshore and onshore petroleum development. He was employed from 1980 to 1984 as an anti-trust attorney with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington D.C. where he served as a litigation team leader reviewing mergers and acquisitions in the petroleum industry. In 1984, he joined the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office where he worked in a special trial team representing the City and County of San Francisco in both federal and state courts. He resigned his position as deputy city attorney in 1986 to form Bertrand & Fox, later changed to Bertrand, Fox & Elliot.
Mr. Fox graduated from Santa Clara University in 1973 with a degree in political science that included honors course work at U.C. San Diego and Dartmouth College. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Hastings College of Law in 1976. In 1977, he was the recipient of a grant from the American Bar Foundation resulting in a published study on density bonus zoning practices in the United States.
He has been an active member of the California State Bar since 1976, and is also a member of the San Francisco Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all Superior and Appellate courts of the State of California as well as the Northern and Eastern Federal District Courts. He is also admitted to practice in the California Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Laura Cole is the owner of Cole Pro Media.  She spent 14 years in the television news business working as a White House Correspondent and as a reporter for local television stations in California, Ohio and Nebraska.  Laura established her company to consult with law enforcement on how to effectively work with the media, craft positive stories for social media and the best ways to manage a crisis.

Pastor Anthony Sadler was licensed and ordained at Shiloh Baptist Church and has been in ministry for over ten years. He is effective and passionate about preaching and teaching the Word of God. When he is not preaching or teaching he is comforting the hurt, praying for the sick, encouraging the believer, and ministering to the lost. Pastor Sadler has previously served as a facilitator for the Sacramento Police Department’s Procedural Justice Training and as a steering committee member for of the Sacramento Summer Nights and Lights program. He is a founding member and the Lead Pastor for Sacramento Police Departments Cops & Clergy program. Pastor Sadler shares his life with his lovely wife, Maria, is the father of two adult children, Arissa and Anthony, Jr. and grandfather to beautiful baby Naomi.

Charles Evans is a Senior Law Enforcement Consultant with P.O.S.T.

Nancy K. Bohl-Penrod, Ph.D. is a Psychotherapist and Trainer, who holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Masters Degree in Counseling/Education. She is the Director of The Counseling Team International (TCTI), which is also, The Southern California Critical Incident Stress Management Team. She is a member of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), is one of the past presidents of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Psychological Services Section. Nancy is a certified Master Trainer for the QPR Institute focusing on Suicide Prevention and Intervention for first responders. She is also a certified trainer for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), ICEMA for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), California POST and STC. She is an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Departments for Riverside and San Bernardino Valley Community Colleges. She is a frequent speaker at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academies. For the past five years she has taught for the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) throughout the country and for the past twenty years she has taught the Officer Involved Shooting class for the California Peace Officers Association (CPOA). She was also invited by the United Nations to teach their Security Police. Twenty-four years ago she developed and continues to facilitate a 3-Day workshop in Lake Arrowhead through Peace Officer and Standard Training (POST) for those officers involved in a shooting.
Dr. Bohl-Penrod also attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Basic and Advanced “Hostage Negotiation” (CNT) training in Quantico, Virginia. For the past twenty-seven years Dr. Bohl-Penrod has been actively involved in helping the families of those killed in the line-of-duty during National Police Week in Washington, DC. She is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a technique she uses to help trauma survivors. Dr. Bohl-Penrod is known for her 5-day Basic Peer Support and Critical Incident Stress Management training that The Counseling Team International has taught to over 10,000 first responders throughout the United States and Canada. Nancy’s personal experience over the years has allowed her to develop a personal approach to helping law enforcement families by providing “Significate Other Survival” (SOS) training.
Nancy has responded to more than 1,000 critical incidents in her career of which, 800 were officer shootings. Some of the major incidents she has responded to are the ATF incident in Waco, Texas, the TWA Flight 800 disaster in Long Island, New York, the Typhoon disaster in Guam and the Alaska Air Disaster in Los Angeles. She led a team of Mental Health Professionals in assisting those severely impacted by the Terrorist Attacks in New York. While in New York she was sent by the FBI to the Pentagon to provide her services. Her team responded to the California Wildfires of 2003 and they assisted the U.S. Forest Service in the loss of Engine 57 firefighters in the Esperanza Fire of 2006. More recently her services were used for the Big Bear Manhunt (Dorner Case), Los Angeles International Airport TSA shooting, Seal Beal beauty salon shooting and assisted the U.S. Forest Service with the loss of three firefighters in Washington State.
On December 2nd, 2015 Dr. Bohl-Penrod lead a team of mental health professionals and peer supporters to assist the county of San Bernardino and all of the public safety personnel impacted by the terrorist attack.
Over the past twenty years Nancy has developed over “fifty” public safety wellness divisions for departments of all sizes through her public safety “Employee Support Services” program. Dr. Bohl-Penrod has written numerous articles and book chapters focusing on mental health issues for police and fire personnel. She recently was on the team who created an APP to guide public safety peer supporters and supervisors in their endeavor to help each other.

Dr. Carole McKindley-Alvarez has been providing consultation and training on mental health services for over 15 years locally and nationally. She has collaborated with non-profit, for profit, and legal entities on increasing quality of care for consumers and their family members. Dr. McKindley-Alvarez is a professor at Saint Mary’s and Contra Costa Community Colleges, Consultant on organizational systemic change, and Chair of the Contra Costa County Mental Health Commission.

Bruce Praet spent ten years as a police officer in Orange County working patrol, detectives and K9. After finishing law school, Bruce started as Assistant General Counsel at the Los Angeles Police Protective League. In 1987, he was a founding partner in the Orange County law firm of Ferguson, Praet & Sherman where he continues to specialize in defending officer involved shootings, K9 liability, pursuits and use of force cases for agencies and officers across the state in federal court. In 1998, Bruce and Gordon Graham founded Lexipol which continues to provide state-of-the-art customized policies for over 90% of law enforcement in California and more than 3000 agencies across the nation. Bruce also continues to serve on various POST committees and teach POST courses in K9 liability, Officer Involved Shootings, Internal Affairs and Executive Development.

Tony Duckworth retired from the Fremont Police Department (2014) after twenty-six years of service. He last served the department as the Adjutant Lieutenant to the Patrol Division Commander. Tony’s experience includes Patrol, Investigations, Traffic, Jail Management, Field Training, Peer Support, and he also served on the department’s SWAT team for seventeen years. Tony earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, the CORO Leadership Collaborative, and also earned a POST Management certificate. As a sworn law enforcement officer, Tony served CPOA as the Region II Training Officer, and as a member of the training committee. As Deputy Director of the California Peace Officers’ Association, Tony is directly responsible for the training division, which includes maintaining current course offerings and new course development. Tony is also charged with operational oversight in direct support of the Executive Director.

COPSWEST Training & Expo features more than 250 public safety product and service providers at the free expo. There is no cost to attend the expo portion of COPSWEST. Pre-registration is included to expedite entry to the event.

Admission to the expo is free to those who work directly for public safety agencies and city, county, state, or federal departments.

Click here to view this year’s exhibitors.

 

Expo Special Events

CPOA Member Booth

Tuesday, October 4 – Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Open during regular expo hours

Whether you’re a new member, long-time member or want to learn more about CPOA, meet others who are committing to excellence. Connect with colleagues, learn how to make the most of your membership, get tips for maximizing your COPSWEST Training & Expo experience and take home some great giveaways.

REGION MEET-UPS

During the expo, join other from your region to network and win prizes!
Tuesday
10:15 am     Region III     (CPOA Booth)
10:15 am     Region II      (Demo Area)
10:30 am     Region IX     (CPOA Booth)
10:45 am     Region X      (CPOA Booth)
10:45 am     Region IV     (Demo Area)
11:00 am     Region I        (CPOA Booth)
11:15 am     Region V      (CPOA Booth)
11:30 am     Region VIII  (CPOA Booth)

Wednesday
12:00 pm     Region VII   (CPOA Booth)
12:15 pm     Region VI     (CPOA Booth)

Vehicle Manufacturer Seminars

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Exhibit Hall, in the Demo Area

Hear from GM, Chrysler, and Ford on the latest in fleet design and what is in store for the future.
10:00 a.m.        GM
11:00 a.m.        Chrysler
1:00 p.m.          Ford

Recruitment Row

Tuesday, October 4 – Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Open during regular expo hours

BART Police Department    Booth 1638
California Highway Patrol    Booth 1634
Monterey County Sheriff’s Office    Booth 1646
Newport Beach Police Department    Booth 1644
Palo Alto Police Department    Booth 1648
Placer County Sheriff’s Office    Booth 1640
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department    Booth 1630
Sacramento Police Department    Booth 1632
San Francisco Police Department    Booth 1641
Stockton Police Department    Booth 1642

If your agency is interested in becoming a recruitment row exhibitor, please click here.

 

COPSWEST Range Day
Thursday, October 6, 2016  |  9 am – 2 pm

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
Kenneth Royal Firearms Training Facility
(300 yards north of the Rio Consumnes Correctional Center)
12270 Bruceville Road
Elk Grove, CA 95757

NOTE: location of Range Day has changed (see above)

Range Day is sponsored by

Web

COPSWEST Range Day brings together over 200 law enforcement attendees with a select number of exhibitors showcasing firearms, ammunition, accessories and tactical gear. Explore products, compete in live firing competitions, win raffle prizes and enjoy a complimentary lunch – all for free!

Schedule 

8:30 a.m. – Attendee Check-in
9:00 a.m. – Range Day Opens
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Complimentary BBQ Lunch
2:00 p.m. – Range Day Ends

Preview of Range Day Exhibitors

Adamson Police Products
Doublestar Corp
First Tactical
FN America
Glock
Hardened Arms LLC.
NcSTAR LLC
ProForce
San Diego Police Equipment
Special Services Group, LLC

To Register

Range Day is free to all COPSWEST attendees. When you register for COPSWEST, you may indicate your interest in attending Range Day. When you arrive at Range Day, you can sign in and sign the required waiver.

Transportation

Because of the change in location of Range Day, a transportation option will be available. Attendees will be notified with these details in September.

Exhibitors

Click here for information on how to sign up to be an exhibitor.

9th Annual Charity BBQ Cook-Off
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Call for BBQ Enthusiasts:

COPSWEST is now accepting team registrations for the 9th Annual Charity BBQ Cook-Off. Only a few more spots are available for this year’s event, taking place on 13th Street in front of the Sacramento Convention Center! Showcase your agency’s barbecuing skills while raising money for a charity of your choice.

Register your team for the BBQ

Agency

Agency Name

Agency Address

Agency Phone

Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name

Contact Phone

Contact Email

Secondary Contact

Secondary Contact Name

Contact Phone

Contact Email

Charity

Name of Charity

Charity Contact Person

Charity Phone

Charity Email

 

Describe equipment you will be bringing and any specifications on set-up:

Disclaimer: All teams are responsible for providing their own grills and accessories. Each team will be allotted a 10’ x 20’ space. Event details including logistics, food preparation and set-up instructions will be sent in August. Questions can be directed to Leslie Whitesel at lwhitesel@cpoa.org or 916-520-2246.

 

Contact Leslie Whitesel at lwhitesel@cpoa.org for more information.

About the Event:

Join the finest chefs in law enforcement as they cook-up hundreds of pounds of ribs and chicken to raise money for local charities. Nine public safety agencies create teams to compete against one another for the best bbq. Each agency chooses a charity to donate their portion of the proceeds.

In 2015, more than $10,000 was raised for the chosen charities. Help us raise even more by making the 9th Annual Charity BBQ Cook-Off a must-do in your calendar of events for October 2016.

2016 Participating Teams:

Folsom Police Officers Association – My Sister’s House

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department – Sheriff’s Activities League

Fontana Police Officers Association

California Highway Patrol – Central Division – Honor Flight Kern County

California Highway Patrol – South Sacramento – 252 Explorer Post

Sacramento Police Department – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Law Enforcement Division – California Wildlife Officers Foundation

Berkeley Police Department

Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office – Sheriff Charities

Winners from previous years:

2015 – Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
2014 – Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
2013 – Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
2012 – San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office
2011 – Redlands Police Department
2010 – San Bernardino Sheriff Department – Rancho Cucamonga Station
2009 – San Bernardino Sheriff Department – Rancho Cucamonga Station
2008 – California Highway Patrol – Rancho Cucamonga Station

The hotel blocks are now open. Book soon – rooms are filling quickly! All hotels are within a few blocks walking distance to the Sacramento Convention Center. Booking online is the recommended method. Check this page for updates on current room block availability.

Below room blocks are for attendees only. Exhibitors can click here for exhibitor room block information.

Hyatt Regency Sacramento – $95
1209 L Street, Sacramento, California, 95814
Online reservations: Hyatt Per Diem Block
Call 1-888-421-1442 – ask for the COPSWEST Per Diem block.

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel – $95
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Online reservations: Sheraton Government Block
Call 1-800-325-3535 – ask for the COPSWEST Government block.

Residence Inn Sacramento Downtown at Capitol Park
$139 room rate
1121 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Online reservations click here
For Reservations Call: 1-888-236-2427  |  Ask for COPSWEST block

Holiday Inn Express – Downtown Sacramento
$119 room rate
728 Sixteenth St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Online reservations — Enter Group Code: CPO: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/sacramento/sacca/hoteldetail
For reservations call: 1-877-408-0083 |  Ask for COPSWEST block

 

WARNING: A third-party company has contacted conference attendees/exhibitors and falsely claimed it is the official housing bureau and/or authorized by COPSWEST to book hotel and/or travel accommodations. This is FALSE. Please make your hotel reservations with the information provided here.

What do COPSWEST and Paul McCartney have in common?

They will both be in Sacramento the first week of October.

Opportunity Drawing for a Ticket to See Paul McCartney in Sacramento with 2016-17 CPOA President: Deputy Chief David McGill!

Register by the early bird deadline of September 9, 2016 to be entered into an opportunity drawing for:
• One ticket to see Paul McCartney the evening of Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento
• One night hotel stay at the Sheraton Grand or Hyatt Regency on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in Sacramento

Three ticket/hotel packages are available.

Rules:

1. No purchase necessary to win.
2. Register for COPSWEST training or expo required by September 9, 2016 to be entered into the opportunity drawing.
3. Concert ticket prize is for Paul McCartney at the new Golden 1 Center in Sacramento on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 8 p.m.
4. Package includes a hotel stay at either the Sheraton Grand or Hyatt Regency on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 in Sacramento (CPOA will determine which property).
5. Winners will be notified on September 12, 2016. Prize must be claimed by September 16, 2016.


Expo-only registration allows admittance to the expo, vehicle manufacturer demonstrations and Range Day. To attend the Charity BBQ Cook-Off, please bring $15 cash.

Full registration allows access to training on indicated days, continental breakfasts, the Annual Awards Program Luncheon, Welcome Reception, Charity BBQ Cook-Off and all expo activities.

Registration Type     Registrant Type      On or Before 9/9/16      After 9/9/16     
Expo Only Public Safety Free Free
Expo Only Private Sector $25 $25
3-Day Full  Event Member $350 $375
3-Day Full  Event Nonmember $400 $425
2-Day Full  Event Member $275 $300
2-Day Full  Event Nonmember $325 $350
1-Day Full  Event Member $200 $225
1-Day Full  Event Nonmember $250 $275

Click here to register

Attendance Policy

Attendance is limited to those who work directly for public safety agencies and city, county, state or federal departments. Identification is required. Anyone attending from a company who actively purchases products from exhibitors, as well as any vendor who has never attended COPSWEST and is walking the show with the intent of exhibiting in 2017 can register for $25. CPOA reserves the right to refuse ineligible attendees.

COPSWEST considers the practices of Suitcasing and/or Outboarding to be unethical business conduct and strictly prohibits both practices. Suitcasing refers to the practice of companies or persons who go to expos as attendees but solicit business from attendees and exhibitors. Only official exhibitors and sponsors are allowed to conduct other hospitality events during non-expo hours. All violations will be directed to the COPSWEST Committee and/or the CPOA Board of Directors for penalties and sanctions against the violating company. CPOA reserves the right to remove ineligible persons from the show floor.

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for use on the CPOA websites, media materials, COPSWEST marketing and other CPOA publications. By entering this event, you consent to CPOA photographing and using your image and likeness (both now and in the future). Additionally, by registering for this event you agree to receive electronic communication from CPOA unless you unsubscribe.

Questions? Please email cpoa@cpoa.org or call 916-263-0541.


This is your opportunity to showcase your products and services to the decision makers of law enforcement and public safety agencies from across the United States. From the exhibit floor to networking events, expose your company to those with the purchasing power. Join us for our first show in Northern California, October 3-6, 2016 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Click here to reserve a booth for the 2016 COPSWEST Expo!

Booth prices start at $1,350.00 per 10×10 space and include:
Draped 8’ high back wall and 3’ high side rails.
Professional sign with company name and booth number.
Listing of company name and booth number in event mobile app.
Your company name and booth number on the COPSWEST website exhibitor list and floor plan.
Black carpeting (upgrades are available).
Two exhibitor badges per 10′ x 10′.
A post-event attendee list within 30 days after the expo.
Aisle cleaning
Access to COPSWEST official logo and marketing materials for use in advertising and social media.

Not included in Booth:
Electrical, Wi-Fi, phone & hard-line Internet service
Any décor: tables, chairs, furniture
Audio-visual equipment
Installation & dismantling of booth
Cleaning service for booth space
Security of individual booth

Full payment is due upon selecting your booth space in order to reserve an exhibit space for COPSWEST 2016.

2017 COPSWEST Training & Expo
Exhibitor Move-in: Monday, October 30, 2017
Expo: Tuesday, October 31 – Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Palm Springs Convention Center

Booth sales for COPSWEST 2017 open on Monday, August 22, 2016 and go through Wednesday, August 31, 2016 for exhibitors with priority points. Booth sales open to the public on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

Click here to preview the 2017 COPSWEST floor plan.

Booth prices start at $1,350.00 per 10×10 space and include:
Draped 8’ high back wall and 3’ high side rails.
Professional sign with company name and booth number.
Listing of company name and booth number in event mobile app.
Your company name and booth number on the COPSWEST website exhibitor list and floor plan.
Black carpeting (upgrades are available).
Two exhibitor badges per 10′ x 10′.
A post-event attendee list within 30 days after the expo.
Aisle cleaning
Access to COPSWEST official logo and marketing materials for use in advertising and social media.

Not included in Booth:
Electrical, Wi-Fi, phone & hard-line Internet service
Any décor: tables, chairs, furniture
Audio-visual equipment
Installation & dismantling of booth
Cleaning service for booth space
Security of individual booth

Exhibitor Setup:

Vehicle Move-In:
Monday, October 3, 2016
7am – 11am*

*Vehicle Move-In Schedule Will Be Emailed to Exhibitors

All other exhibitors may setup Monday, October 3, 2016 between 11am – 5pm

Expo Registration will be open at 7am on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.


Sheriff Level – $20,000 or above


Chief Level – $15,000 – $19,999

mastagni logo

 

 

LehrLogoPanasonic_logo_bl_posi_JPEG

 

 


Captain Level – $10,000 – $14,999

GES logo 250x80

sierra-wireless-inc-logo

 

Lieutenant Level – $7,500 – $9,999

Setina_Logo_Sml

Web


Sergeant Level – $5,000 – $7,499

pol-logo

 


Officer Level – $2,500 – $4,000

Sun Badge Company

Point Emblems

 


Cadet Level – $2,499 or below

Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau


For complete details on each of these sponsorship levels, please call (916) 263-0541 or email Leslie Whitesel at lwhitesel@cpoa.org.

Expand your visibility.
Build name recognition with the top-brass to line-level in law enforcement.
Enhance your visibility beyond the expo floor.
Showcase your support for the public safety community.

Click here to view opportunities!

Contact Leslie Whitesel, Meeting Planner, at lwhitesel@cpoa.org or 916-520-2246 to customize a sponsorship package for your company.

Looking for stories on law enforcement technology, public safety leadership training or the advancement of law enforcement in general? COPSWEST Training & Expo provides four days of training and leadership development for public safety officials from across the United States.

Credentialed media are welcome to explore potential stories at our program by registering for attendance in advance by email. Please send an email containing valid media credentials and stating the purpose of your attendance/premise of your story to lwhitesel@cpoa.org to register. In your email, please indicate which events you plan to attend. Requests to attend will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Events open to media:

Monday, October 3, 2016
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – CPOA Annual Awards Program

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – COPSWEST Expo

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – 9th Annual Charity BBQ

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – COPSWEST Expo

Thursday, October 6, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Range Day at CHP Academy

COPSWEST Press Policy and Credential Criteria

REMINDER: Photography of any kind is not permitted on the trade show floor without a press credential.

Qualified members of media are invited to apply for COPSWEST Training & Expo credentials. COPSWEST is a closed show, and California Peace Officers’ Association, the hosting association, reserves the right to refuse admission to any members of the media.

Press Credential Criteria:

Press passes may be issued to law enforcement news gathering personnel employed by accredited media and law enforcement trade publications.

Freelance Writers

  • Must supply copies of at least two bylined law enforcement related stories.
  • Must submit a request from a legitimate news agency on official letterhead stating that the freelancer has a relationship with the outlet and stating the purpose of his or her attendance.

Internet Media

  • Media outlet should cover public safety technology, training or products weekly.
  • A story pitch may be requested.
  • Staff registering must produce at least two examples of published work on website within the past calendar year.
  • Bloggers will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Blog must have at least 5,000 unique visits per month and not be self-promotional in nature.

Newspapers/Magazines

  • Publication should cover public safety technology, training or products on a monthly basis.
  • Publication must be published at least quarterly.
  • Circulation information may be requested during the press credential approval process.
  • A story pitch may be requested.
  • Staff registering must produce at least two examples of published work in publication within the past calendar year.

Radio Stations

  • Listenership and story pitch may be requested during the press credential process.
  • Staff registering must produce at least two examples of work for the station within the past calendar year.

Television Stations (Television cameras must be escorted on the show floor at all times.)

  • Viewership and story pitch may be requested during the press credential approval process.
  • Staff registering must produce at least two examples of work for the station within the past calendar year.
  • Sales, advertising, marketing and public relations personnel may not register as media. COPSWEST reserves the right to request additional credential requirements from any member of the media wishing to attend and cover the conference.

Permitted and Restricted Areas

  • The exposition hall will be open to pre-registered media on Tuesday, October 4 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 5 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • All training sessions at the annual conference are closed to the media unless the media outlet specifically covers law enforcement training and is pre-approved by CPOA staff.
  • Events that require a ticket are closed to registered media.

Photography, Videotaping and Audio Recording

Registered media are allowed to:

  • Take photos (non-flash only) and video record on the show floor with a media pass.
    Members of the media are prohibited from the following activities:
  • Approaching conference attendees for interviews (All interviews should be pre-arranged with California Peace Officers’ Association and COPSWEST staff).
  • Taking photos, video, or audio recordings of any slide presentations.

Photograph Identification Required
Photograph identification is required for onsite admission to COPSWEST Training & Expo. Acceptable forms of ID include: work identification card from their employer, driver’s license, state identification card, work identification from local, state, or federal government. Media representatives are required to wear their event badges at all times at the event.

Non-Eligible Media
Media from non-law enforcement related publications, freelancers and others who do not meet the requirements stated under “Eligible Media” are non-eligible. COPSWEST Training & Expo and California Peace Officers’ Association reserve the right to refuse admission to any members of the media who do not meet the qualifications stated in this policy.

Click Here for more information about joining us in Palm Springs for COPSWEST 2017.