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 – California Highway Patrol Academy – West Sacramento


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. 

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.
Acknowledge the achievements of your colleagues as they are honored for their outstanding accomplishments. (Class A uniforms recommended)

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. 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
Location TBA

Connect with fellow public safety professionals and enjoy great food and drinks in downtown Sacramento. (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: Reverend Ben McBride, The Empower Initiative

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 Reverend Ben McBride 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.

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
California Highway Patrol Academy
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Click here for more information.

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.

 

 

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 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
California Highway Patrol Academy
3500 Reed Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95605

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 Lunch
2:00 p.m. – Range Day Ends

Preview of Range Day Exhibitors

First Tactical
GLOCK
FN America LLC
NcSTAR
ProForce Law Enforcement
San Diego Police Equipment Co. Inc

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.

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.

Click here to register a team for the BBQ! No fee to participate!

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

California Highway Patrol – Southern Division Investigative Services Unit

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

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Law Enforcement Division

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 early – rooms fill quickly! Both hotels are across the street from the Sacramento Convention Center. Rooms are available Saturday, October 1 – Friday, October 7, 2016. Booking online is the recommended method.

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

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
$95 per night
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Online reservations: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/CPOA2016CopsWestConferenceAttendeeperdiem
Reservations via phone: 1-800-325-3535 | Group Code: COPSWEST Government block

Hyatt Regency Sacramento
$95 per night
1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Online reservations: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/GOVTCPO7
Reservations via phone: 1-888-421-1442 | Group Code: COPSWEST Per Diem 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 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.


Sheriff Level – $20,000 or above


Chief Level – $15,000 – $19,999

mastagni logo

 


Captain Level – $10,000 – $14,999

GES logo 250x80

sierra-wireless-inc-logo

 


Lieutenant Level – $7,500 – $9,999

Setina_Logo_Sml

 


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.