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The COPS Office will be at IACP!

The COPS Office will be in Chicago for the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference from October 24th to the 27th. The COPS Office will be presenting at 11 different workshops throughout the conference.

Saturday, October 24

  • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Interdiction for the Protection of Children Training (W182)
    • The outcome of the IPC program is to expand knowledge among law enforcement on interdiction techniques to identify missing and/or exploited children.
  • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 21st Century Policing—How to Use Technology While Protecting the Public’s Privacy and Civil Rights (W179A)
    • This panel will discuss the many benefits and questions that arise from the use of new technology, and identify best practices used in some law enforcement agencies to address privacy concerns and community relations.
  • 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Identifying Those Most Likely to Shoot or Be Shot: A Chief’s Guide to Innovative Social Network Analysis for Effective Violence Prevention (W179A)
    • Panelists demonstrate how social network analysis (SNA) is being used in Chicago and Kansas City, Missouri, to identify those most likely to shoot or be shot in gang violence. These SNA approaches support popular focused deterrence/pulling levers approaches.
  • 1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Improving Community Relations: Evidence on Police Legitimacy and Procedural Justice (W185BC)
    • This panel will explore whether and how common policing techniques impact views about police legitimacy and how law enforcement agencies can capture and use data on police legitimacy in police-citizen encounters to improve citizen perceptions and explore an evaluation of a procedural justice training.

Sunday, October 25

  • 8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Procedural Justice and Officer Safety (W184BC)
    • This panel discusses the importance of procedural justice in officer safety practices. The goal of this session is to expand community encounter thought from “can I do this” to “should I do this” to reduce officer fatalities and injuries.
  • 1:30 p.m.–2:20 p.m. Building Resiliency before Mass Casualty Events (W196A)
    • Mass casualty events are rare but devastating for the community, officers, and chief. How can agencies build resiliency among officers, and strengthen their partnerships with mental health clinicians before these events?

Monday, October 26

  • 8:00 a.m.– 9:30 a.m. Say What? Police-Youth Dialogues as a Means to Build Community Trust (W179A)
    • As recent incidents have shown, youth and police don’t always speak the same language. This panel introduces police-youth dialogues—conversations that help participants find common ground. Panelists will discuss their experiences with dialogues.
  • 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Innovation in the face of the economic downturn: Lessons from the COPS Office Microgrant Program (W178A)
    • This session will highlight two COPS Office Microgrant projects, Salt Lake City PD Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST) and the Phoenix PD Business Economic Stability Team (BEST). HOST was launched in April 2011 and comprises police and outreach workers making contact with homeless individuals to identify their needs and assist them. BEST was created to focus on commercial crimes that take place along the supply chain including theft, fraudulent business, or counterfeit goods. Both of these 2013 COPS Office-funded projects are working innovatively in the face of the economic downturn.

Tuesday, October 27

  • 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Community Oriented Collaborative Reform: A Different Approach to Police Reform and Organizational Transformation (W180)
    • This roundtable discussion will highlight how different police organizations around the country have partnered with the COPS Office to help transform their departments and model community policing techniques throughout their agencies.
  • 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. No Such Thing As An Accident: Improving Officer Safety Through Real Analysis (W178A)
    • Officer injuries—and the lessons that could be learned from them—are overlooked as a source of valuable information to make policing safer. The time to recalibrate our notion of "accident" and build a novel framework to understand injuries is now.
  • 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Rethinking Hate Crimes: Best Practices for Police Response and Community Engagement (W190A)
    • The Not In Our Town: Working Together for Safe, Inclusive Communities initiative is a collaboration to increase awareness of hate crimes, improve reporting and provide vital tools to help law enforcement and the community work together.

In addition, come visit the COPS Office booth (#1053) from Sunday, October 25th to Tuesday, October 27th!

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