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Annual Training Conference

NY Chiefs of Police Information packet2015 Annual Training Conference
Saratoga Springs, New York

The New York State Association of Chiefs of Police has been providing the latest in training, innovation and procedure since 1901. From the evolution of the traffic signal to the advent of DNA, New York’s law enforcement community has had a voice in the debate and development of our justice system for more than 100 years. The annual conference has been an institution of our Association since the beginning, bringing together like-minded leaders representing jurisdictions of all sizes. Representatives from the state’s largest and smallest communities share similar concerns, and our training agenda strives to fill the needs of all members. The 2015 conference was no exception – discussions on a variety of issues including technology, body-worn video, facial recognition, current legal issues, officer-involved shootings, officer safety and wellness, professional development, and more. We were joined by premiere exhibitors showcasing the latest in technology, products and software were available to answer questions about their products and services all of which aim to make your job easier.  2015 Training Conference Premier Vendors

This year’s agenda was packed with high profile presenters. On opening day we are honored to have NYPD Commissioner William Bratton and Deputy Commissioner John Miller as our scheduled keynote presenters. Attorneys Eric Daigle and Chief Michael Ranalli will each discuss contemporary legal issues facing police throughout the nation. Gordon Graham joined us on Wednesday did Dr. Harvey Kushner who talked about counterterrorism, using current events to orient our members about current threats and what it means to local police. Incoming President Conner provided an overview of the year ahead.

Opening ceremonies kicked off the conference with welcoming remarks by President Michael Ranalli, Executive Director Margaret Ryan, Deputy Secretary for Public Safety Terence O’Leary, Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael C. Green of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, and other invited guests.   President Ranalli wrapped up his term at the conference and provides delegates with an overview of the past year’s events and challenges facing law enforcement. Executive Director Margaret Ryan also welcomed attendees and provided an overview of the conference agenda, activities and events. 

Welcomes and commentary were provided by Executive Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Michael C. Green, and Deputy Secretary for Public Safety Terence O’Leary.  Two of the most distinguished representatives in contemporary law enforcement joined our opening ceremony dais with keynote presentations from NYPD Commissioner William Bratton and NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence John Miller.

Additional presentations for the conference include:

  • Decision Making: Law, Organizational Culture and Officer Safety in Incident Response and Planning – Chief Michael Ranalli, Esq.
  • Force Investigations; Pitfalls of Technology – Eric Daigle, Esq.
  • The Future of Terrorism - Dr. Harvey Kushner
  • Case Study: Examination of Two Officer Involved Shootings – Chief Ron Knapp and Capt. Tom Pape
  • Officer Safety & Wellness – Ian Hamilton, IACP
  • Creating and Maintaining the High Reliability Organization – Gordon Graham
  • Facial Recognition Technology - DMV Dep. Comm. Thomas Higgins and Director of DMV Office of Field Investigation Owen McShane
  • Command Transitions: Research into Practice – Anthony Callisto, Syracuse University; Dr. James C. Brown, Raymond L. Philo, Dr. Polly Smith, Utica College

The 2016 NYSACOP Annual Training Conference will continue the standard of excellence. 

2016 updates posted here when they become available.