These are the dynamics that continue to mark Community Policing as the most effective means of safeguarding our nation’s communities. With this comes a tremendous demand for the key ingredient that brings community policing to life: leadership.
VCPI’s Community Policing Leadership Conference focuses on purposeful leadership skills and capacities that fuel community policing and make it operative in today’s demanding environment. The conference will bring together decision makers from law enforcement agencies throughout the country and will feature nationally renowned speakers in an energetic and engaging format.
Designed to foster the exchange of ideas, professional networking, and the transformation of leadership principles into real-world practices, VCPI’s Community Policing Leadership Conference is a national event which provides an opportunity for our nation’s law enforcement leaders to: EXPERIENCE. EXPAND. EXCEL.
The day and a half VCPI Community Policing Leadership Conference will be held November 15-16, 2012 in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, offering spectacular fall scenic views.
Registration is free of charge and should be completed at www.vcpionline.org/trainingcalendar.asp. CHP and/or CHRP grant recipients of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, will receive priority registration preference for the conference until August 31, 2012.
Beginning September 1, registration will open to all law enforcement leadership personnel.
Conference, Lodging and Meals:
The newly renovated Sheraton Roanoke Hotel & Conference Center will host the conference. It is located just minutes away from the Roanoke Regional Airport at 2801 Hershberger Road, Roanoke, Virginia, 24017. A block of rooms will be available for conference participants at a participant rate of $96 plus applicable taxes. To make a reservation, call 1-540-563-9300 and ask for the VCPI Community Policing Leadership Conference room block. The Conference will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Day One and 8:00 am to noon on Day Two to accommodate return travel. Continental breakfast will be provided both days, lunch will be provided on the first day; all other meals are the responsibility of the participants.
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Introductions and Welcome
9:00 New Perspectives on Community Policing and Transformational Leadership
Lynda S. O’Connell, VCPI Executive Director and Adam Wojcicki, Deputy Director
For over three decades, the principles of community policing have been a driving force in American law enforcement. Yet for all of its past success, community policing may never have been as vital to law enforcement and the well-being of our communities as it is today. Change, challenges, and evolving expectations are necessitating a reinvigorated commitment to the key components of community policing: community partnerships, organizational transformation, and problem solving. It is easy for leaders to become overwhelmed by these challenges. As our environment becomes more complex and challenging, our capacity as leaders must increase to meet these challenges.
12:00 Working Lunch (provided)
Creating and Maintaining Excellence in Your Agency
Chris Perkins, Chief of Police, Roanoke Police Department
From the inception of law enforcement to the present, a series of pivotal moments have had an enduring influence on the public’s perception of police. Public perception often influences media coverage, jury pools, and ultimately public policy. It is essential that law enforcement leaders guide their agency in minimizing and managing citizen complaints, as well as introduce strategies for building effective partnerships within their communities.
2:00 True North Leadership—What We Owe Our Warriors and Our Communities
Colonel Julia Grimes, Retired, Alaska State Troopers
Law Enforcement proudly wears a shield just as ancient warriors proudly carried theirs, and we take an oath of honor to protect our communities, just as they did. The warrior ethic – as new as it is ancient – embraces core values such as life, honor, integrity, loyalty and selflessness. History tells us that this belief system and code of conduct has driven human performance in public service to greater levels than riches could ever accomplish. Tried and true, it is a cultural model for tapping into deeper levels of motivation of our current day warriors and for delivering the high levels of policing our communities deserve. True North Leadership is a philosophy of life and leadership that compels us to take a stand, follow our “moral compass” and help shape our organizational culture into one of integrity, accountability and robust belief systems. All of which marks the journey toward community trust and partnership.
5:00 End of Day One
8:00 Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Evolution of Community Policing and the Future of Law Enforcement
Harry Dolan, Chief of Police, Raleigh Police Department
An overview of the history of policing which will focus upon the evolution of the distinctive eras of the policing profession as well as the resulting forms of policing historically implemented by police departments: Neighborhood Policing, Team Policing, Problem Oriented Policing, Quality of Life Policing, Community Policing, CompStat and today's Intelligence Led Policing. Looking forward, the discussion will examine the challenging future of policing in light of fiscal belt-tightening, competition, neighborhood expectations and political and social realities.
11:45 Closing Remarks
Register by going to the the VCPI Classroom Training Calendar and scroll to November 15, 2012.
Click here for printable conference flyer.