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Join Us at the Annual Training Conference, July 10-13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center

Conference Registration

Conference Registration Kit

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 we will be discussing a variety of issues including, 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 to make your job easier.

This year’s agenda is packed with high profile presenters. Back by popular demand, the ever popular Gordon Graham speaks on risk management in his unique and dynamic way. On opening day we are honored to have Chuck Wexler of the Police Executive Research Forum as our keynote presenter. Chief Michael Ranalli, Esq. brings relevant discussion on Agency Risk and Liability Management. Are you using body worn cameras in your agency or thinking about it? Be sure to join us for a panel discussion including police chiefs, legal counsel, and BJA Project representatives. Our friends from the Division of Homeland Security will talk about integrating EMS with law enforcement during active shooter and similar incidents.

And there’s much more – details inside the conference registration kit.

The conference culminates with our formal installation banquet on Wednesday evening. This year we are honored to have two keynote speakers: New York State Lieutenant Governor Katherine Hochul and U.S. Attorney William Hochul. We will install new officers and say thank you to those whose terms are ending.

Join us at The Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center in Buffalo, New York. The facilities provide an excellent atmosphere for learning and networking.

Be sure to register soon.

Keynote Address – Opening Ceremonies

The New York State Association of Chiefs of Police is honored to have Chuck Wexler join us as the Keynote Speaker following Opening Ceremonies on Monday, July 11. Mr. Wexler has served as the Executive Director of the Police Executive Research Forum  (PERF) since 1993. He leads a staff engaged in  policing research, management studies and consulting for police agencies, publication of books and reports on critical issues in policing, police executive education, and policy development. Topics of PERF studies managed by Wexler in recent years include:

  • Re-engineering police training on use of force and developing de-escalation strategies
  • Strategies for rebuilding police-community trust
  • Recommendations for police agencies considering body-worn cameras
  • The heroin epidemic in many American communities
  • The role of local police agencies in preventing and investigating cybercrime
  • The response to critical incidents in Baltimore and St. Louis
  • Mass shootings and the police response to “active shooter” situations
  • Gun violence prevention

Join us on Monday, July 11 as Mr. Wexler shares his insights into the contemporary issues facing law enforcement leaders.

Featured Presentation

Why Things Go Right—Why Things Go Wrong

Last year, Gordon Graham presented information to our group on “What Real Risk Management is All About” and “The Rules of Admiral Hyman Rickover.”

This year, Gordon will build upon this training and “fill in the blanks” with a more in-depth look into risk management focused on the multiple causes behind "Why Things Go Right and Wrong in Law Enforcement Operations.”

Most of what the women and men of American law enforcement do, they do right.   There is a reason why this is true.   But occasionally things go wrong - and there is a reason why.   In this closer look at “operational risk management," Gordon will explain why things go wrong - and more importantly what you can do as a Chief Officer to prevent problems from occurring.

Many police organizations train their people how to do things, but they do not train their people how to think.   In this component of his program, Gordon will provide a proven “decision making process” that will better assure that good decisions are made by your personnel.

Gordon Graham is a 33 year veteran of California Law Enforcement.  His education as a Risk Manager and experience as a practicing Attorney, coupled with his extensive background in law enforcement, have allowed him to rapidly become recognized as a leading professional speaker in both private and public sector organizations with multiple areas of expertise.

Our Host Hotel

This year’s conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel and Conference Center, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York 14202. With a stay at Hyatt you'll be centrally located in Buffalo, steps from Fountain Plaza and minutes from Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. This spa hotel is within close proximity of Market Arcade Building and Statler Tower.

Make yourself at home in one of the 396 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. 32-inch flat-screen televisions with digital programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and coffee/tea makers.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Book your reservation here no later than June 9:  https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NYSACP16 or Telephone: 888-421-1442 and reference the NYS Assn Chief of Police Conference or contact the hotel reservation office at 716-855-1234 or Fax: 716-855-4958