COPSWEST Training & Expo 2017

October 30 - November 01, 2017   |   Palm Springs Convention Center and Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel


Join thousands of public safety colleagues at the Palm Springs Convention Center for COPSWEST Training & Expo October 30 – November 1, 2017.

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 full event featuring three days of educational training sessions, charity BBQ cook-off, a two-day expo and more!

POST-Certified Training Sessions

COPSWEST features three days of POST-certified training. Theme and course descriptions will be available May 2017. Choose to register for one, two or all three days of training to take your career and your agency to the next level.

Monday, October 30
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Training Registration Open
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Opening Ceremonies & Annual Business Meeting
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM General Session – The Aftermath of a Critical Incident & Moving Forward
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Concurrent Breakout Sessions – Chose one based on your rank or interests
Session #1 Ethical Issues Facing Officers, their Agencies, and their Lawyers
Session #2 Making an IMPACT:  How One Agency is Changing their Response to those in Crisis
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM  Annual Awards Luncheon
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Concurrent Breakout Sessions – Chose one based on your rank or interests
Session #3 Prop. 64: Law Enforcement Implications
Session #4 The Morality of Lethal Engagement
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 31
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Training & Expo Registration Open
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM General Session: The Night the Rules Changed: Dallas-July 7, 2016
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Expo Open – 250+ Public Safety Exhibitors
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM General Session: The Future of Policing

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 10th Annual Charity BBQ Cook-Off

Wednesday, November 1
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Training & Expo Registration Open8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Expo Open – 250+ Public Safety Exhibitors
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Session: Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting Debrief
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Keynote Luncheon: Extreme Leadership

Expo

FREE Admission! Find new suppliers, view product demos and see the newest products,  services, and technology in public safety.  Employees of public safety agencies, and city, county, state or federal departments attend the expo portion of the event for free.

10th Annual Charity BBQ Cook-Off

Now in its 10th year, the Charity BBQ Cook-Off has become a signature event of the COPSWEST Training & Expo. Join us as law enforcement teams showcase their grilling skills for celebrity judges and a crowd of 1000+.  In 2016, $1,000 was raised for each team’s chosen charity.  Help us raise even more by making the 10th Annual Charity BBQ Cook-Off a must-do on your calendar of events for 2017.


Registration for COPSWEST Now Open!

COPSWEST Training & Expo features three days of POST-certified training and more than 250 public safety product and service providers at the free expo. Online registration will be available in advance to expedite entry to the event.

Register for one, two or three full days of COPSWEST training to earn POST credit while learning about topics and issues important to law enforcement today.

Admission to the expo is FREE to those who work directly for public safety agencies and city, county, state, or federal departments. Anyone who actively purchases from vendors at the expo or who wishes to walk the show with the intent of exhibiting in the future can register to attend for FREE as well.

2017 COPSWEST POST Control #: 9100-28000-17

Schedule-at-a Glance:

Monday, October 30
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Training Registration Open
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Opening Ceremonies & Annual Business Meeting
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM General SessionThe Aftermath of a Critical Incident & Moving Forward
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Breakout Sessions – Chose one based on your rank or interests
Ethical Issues Facing Officers, their Agencies, and their Lawyers
Making an IMPACT:  How One Agency is Changing their Response to those in Crisis
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM  Annual Awards Luncheon
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Breakout Sessions – Chose one based on your rank or interests
Prop. 64: Law Enforcement Implications
The Morality of Lethal Engagement
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 31
7:00 AM – 4:00 PM Training & Expo Registration Open
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM General Session: Humanizing Public Safety
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Expo Open – 250+ Public Safety Exhibitors
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM General Session: The Future of Policing

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 10th Annual Charity BBQ Cook-Off

Wednesday, November 1
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM Training & Expo Registration Open
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Session: The Night the Rules Changed: Dallas- July 7, 2016
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Expo Open – 250+ Public Safety Exhibitors
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Training Session: Keynote Luncheon: Extreme Leadership

Hotel Reservations
A limited number of rooms are available at the group rate of $120 through 9/28/17 while supplies last. We expect these discounted rooms to sell out quickly.

To book your room, click below or call 800-468-3571 and ask for the COPSWEST TRAINING government rate.
Book your group rate for COPSWEST 2017 Government Block

Beware of Hotel Scammers
Protect yourself from professional hotel scammers who may contact you claiming to have conference hotel rooms available. Safeguard yourself by ONLY booking your hotel through the link provided in emails with a CPOA.org address. If you receive a suspicious email or phone call, email cpoa@cpoa.org immediately.

 

 


COPSWEST Registration is Now Open.

 

 


 

Expo-only registration allows admittance to the expo, vehicle manufacturer demonstrations, and the Tuesday Expo Reception. Options to add on the Tuesday Expo-Plus Pack (includes BBQ and a Tuesday Expo Reception drink ticket) and more non-training activities are available when you register.

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 Free Free
3-Day Full  Event Member $350 $375
3-Day Full  Event Nonmember $425 $450
2-Day Full  Event Member $275 $300
2-Day Full  Event Nonmember $350 $375
1-Day Full  Event Member $200 $225
1-Day Full  Event Nonmember $275 $300

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 Suit-casing and/or Out-boarding to be unethical business conduct and strictly prohibits both practices. Suit-casing 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.

10th Annual Charity BBQ Cook-Off

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. 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 2016, $1,000 was raised for each of the chosen charities. Help us raise even more by making the 10th Annual Charity BBQ Cook-Off a must-do on your calendar of events for October 2017.

Brand your company in front of 1,000 attendees that attend this delicious BBQ cook-off each year. 2017 COPSWEST Sponsorship Opportunities or call Cindi Williams at 916-520-2246 for more details.


Winners from previous years:

2016 – Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department
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

For more information on this event, please contact Marcia Durst at mdurst@cpoa.org for more information.

 

Showcase your products and services to the decision makers of law enforcement and public safety agencies from across the United States.
Join us October 30 – November 1, 2017 at the Palm Springs Convention Center as we return to Southern California for COPSWEST Training & Expo.

How can COPSWEST help YOU?

  • Connect with more than  1,500 industry decision makers from across the U.S.
  • Market your company to more than 480 agencies and organizations.
  • Build relationships with potential customers and boost brand loyalty.
  • Gain recognition as a leader in your industry.
  • 75% of 2016 attendees stated they plan to make a purchase based on attending the expo.

Hurry, we are over 75% sold – Reserve your Booth Today!

Exhibitor Links:
2017 COPSWEST Sponsorship Opportunities
View Floor Plan
Exhibitor Service Center  – Use the exhibitor service center to make payments, update company info, add booth staff and register vehicles.

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.
Two exhibitor badges per 10′ x 10′.
Pre/post-event attendee lists.
Aisle cleaning
Access to COPSWEST official logo and marketing materials for use in advertising and social media.

*CPOA members get $50 off the booth price per 10’x10′ space.

Payment in full is due at time of reservation. Please contact Cindi Williams at 916.520.2246 or cwilliams@cpoa.org if you need temporary exceptions or have any questions.

Schedule-at-a Glance:

Monday, October 30, 2017
8:00 am – 4:00 pm        Training
10:00 am – 1:00 pm      Vehicle* Move-In
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm        Exhibitor Move-In
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm        Welcome Reception

*Vehicle Move-In schedule will be emailed to exhibitors. Please contact Expo Manager Cindi Williams in advance if you plan to bring vehicles.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
8:00 am- 12:15 pm         Training
10:00 am – 5:00 pm         Expo Open
11:30 am – 1:30 pm         Charity BBQ Cook-Off

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
8:00  am- 1:00 pm         Expo Open
10:00 am – 12:00 pm       Training
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm         Exhibitor Move-Out

 

SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

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.

2017 COPSWEST Sponsorship Opportunities!

Choose from social events, advertising opportunities, educational opportunities and more to put your company in front of decision makers at COPSWEST.

Contact Expo and Sponsorship Manager Cindi Williams at cwilliams@cpoa.org or 916-520-2246 for more information or to customize a sponsorship package for your company.