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Annual Training Conference

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

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Chief Michael RinalliOn behalf of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police I would like to invite you to attend our 2015 Annual Training Conference in Saratoga Springs. Each year the conference provides a unique learning opportunity developed specially for law enforcement leaders in New York State. You will see from the agenda in this announcement that we have an exciting lineup of dynamic presenters on topics that are important to you and your jurisdiction.

Chief Michael Ranalli, Esq.
Glenville Police
President, NYSACOP

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. This year is no exception – we will be discussing 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 are joined by premiere exhibitors showcasing the latest in technology, products and software. These supporters are available to answer your questions about their products and services all of which aim to make your job easier.

This year’s agenda is 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 joins us on Wednesday as does Dr. Harvey Kushner who will talk about counterterrorism, using current events to orient our members about current threats and what it means to local police. And there’s much more

Saratoga HiltonJoin us at The Saratoga Hilton in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York. The facilities provide an excellent atmosphere for learning and networking Reservations can be made here: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NYSChiefPolice2015. Room rates for the conference start at $164. Self parking $10 per vehicle per night.

Sunday, July 12
Registration 12 Noon-5 PM
Board of Governors Meeting 3 PM
President’s Reception  6-8 PM

Monday, July 13
Opening Ceremonies
Half Day Training
Golf Outing
Barbecue at 5:30 PM

Tuesday, July 14
All Day Training & Networking Sessions

Wednesday, July 15
All Day Training & Networking Sessions
Reception at 6 PM
Installation Banquet at 7 PM

Please note: Schedule subject to change.

On Monday morning (July 13), opening ceremonies will kick 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 will be wrapping up his term at the conference and will provide delegates with an overview of the past year’s events and challenges facing law enforcement. Executive Director Margaret Ryan will also welcome attendees and provide an overview of the conference agenda, activities and events in the days ahead.

Welcomes and commentary will also be 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.

Commissioner William BrattonNYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence John Miller.We are to have two of the most distinguished representatives in contemporary law enforcement as our keynote presenters for opening day. NYPD Commissioner William Bratton and NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence John Miller.


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. 

Chief Stephen ConnorI have been attending the training conference since 2007 and have found the training to be relevant to the issues that we face as police chiefs. The credit for keeping these topics relevant goes to the NYSACOP staff and Board of Governors.  What is most refreshing is that every year I make new acquaintances from throughout the state and this networking aspect is invaluable. Combining the training component with the social environment keeps chiefs coming back year after year. What should not be glossed over is that the conference also allows for spouses to enjoy a couple of days away and to get to know our professional counterparts and at times, sit in on the dynamic speakers that the conference avails.

Asst. Chief Stephen Conner
MTA Police
First Vice President, NYSACOP

Dr. Harvey Kushner 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

Gordon Graham 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.

Presenters and Presentations subject to change