You might be wondering in what ways would attending the IACP 2019 conference benefit your agency. How could attending a conference help your officers combat rising crime rates or solve the day-to-day problems affecting your citizens?

Because the IACP annual conference is one of the largest international law enforcement conferences in the world, appearances from heavy hitters like the Department of Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Administration and Secret Service are often part of the agenda. This year, in fact, the Dubai Police Force will even have a presence at the conference. 

When you have an opportunity to engage up close and in person with such well-established law enforcement organizations, attending IACP 2019 can have a measurable impact on your agency’s objective of lowering crime rates and creating safer communities for your citizens. Here’s why:

Opportunity to see new technology

Cutting edge technology is enabling law enforcement agencies to do far more with less. In fact, reductions in crime rates have been attributed to law enforcement’s adoption of these technologies, from increased CAD-to-CAD and RMS interoperability to drones and facial recognition. Technology that harnesses the power of data science and artificial intelligence is helping to identify trends and patterns in crime data so that officers can identify hotspots, and in doing so, better allocate resources to reduce future victimization. And with data being analyzed and shared much more quickly, officers are benefiting from greater awareness of rapidly evolving incidents so that they make faster, smarter decisions and deploy more effectively than ever before. At IACP 2019, see firsthand the emerging technologies that can help you maximize the impact of your efforts to overcome the challenges your agency faces every day.

Insight into new trends and training tactics

A rise in opioid-related overdoses and active shooter situations has altered how police are responding to emergency situations. Is your agency ready to handle these life-threatening situations? Attending IACP 2019 will inform you of the latest in tactics and training that has been developed and modified by industry experts. Plus, you can gain insight into why having interoperable CAD and RMS will be critical for your agency as data sharing becomes more and more necessary for situations that cross jurisdictional boundaries.

Real-world perspectives from a wide range of speakers

From officer health and wellness tips and leadership development to building stronger community relations and effectively responding to hate crimes, there is something for every member of the law enforcement community at this year’s IACP conference. Attendees can learn from past experiences of a variety of leading voices in law enforcement on how best to handle some of the most common problems facing both large and small agencies across the country. 

IACP 2019 is a must-attend event for law enforcement leaders. It’s where you will be able to gain insight into new strategies, techniques and resources to successfully navigate the evolving environment of law enforcement. Visit CentralSquare at booth 3018 to see how your agency can adopt new technology to help lower crime rates and upgrade into the future of policing.