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CONFERENCE WRAP UP T he 42nd Annual Training Symposium was held March 6-10, 2019 in the heart of Silicon Valley at the Santa Clara Hyatt Regency Hotel and Convention Center. This year's conference focused on the ongoing efforts of all law enforcement leaders to develop strategies and solutions to manage continuously evolving legal, political, and operational issues. Sessions addressed communication platforms and approaches to improve community-police engagement and collaboration, which was evident in this year’s theme “Teaming Up for a Brighter Future.” There was a broad scope of workshop topics geared toward law enforcement executives. A fantastic example was Chief Martin Lyle’s session titled “Creating a Culture of Accountability” that discussed the use of body worn camera’s and how accountability is crucial to a healthy organization and the law enforcement mission. Also, Chief Eric Jones, Retired Chief Richard Lucero and Sergeant Renee Mitchell presented “The Importance of Evidence-Based Policing for Executive Managers”. This panel discussion focused on why evidence- based practices are so important for police executives to understand in the current political climate. The conference opened with keynote speaker Dr. Mitch Javidi, who introduced participants to the MAGNUS Leadership Principles and practices for advanced officer performance, emotional survival and resiliency. Additional keynotes included Retired Chief Dan Linskey 12 California Police Chief | from the Boston Police Department who gave a compelling case study of the Boston Marathon Bombing and his unique experience and Documentary Filmmaker Brett Culp who spoke about Superhero Leadership and how everyday people can have an extraordinary impact. Attendees also heard from Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems and Sergeant Danny Tamblyn from the Dorset Police Department in the UK about their pioneered research and training methodologies that influence defensive tactics throughout the world. The conference closed with a debrief of the active shooter incident at the YouTube campus in San Bruno in April of 2018 from Chief Ed Barberini and Lieutenant Ryan Johansen. They focused on the timeline of the suspect’s actions before and during the incident, the emergency response, public information and incident command management. One of the highlights of the conference are the awards. On Saturday we recognized the Chula Vista Police Department with the CPCA Technology Award. That evening we presented two special awards; The Joe Malloy and Allen W. Sill awards. The Joe Malloy Award, which is presented to a Cal Chiefs’ member based upon the recipient’s professionalism, leadership, energy, and commitment to the mission of the association, was awarded to Chief Ken Corney of the Ventura Police Department. The Allen W. Sill award, that was adopted by the Board of Directors in 2015 to honor the vision and accomplishments of West Covina Police Chief, Allen W. Sill and the founding chiefs who created the California Police Chiefs Association, was awarded to Retired Chief, Deborah Linden of the San Luis Obispo Police Department. At Wednesday evening’s Installation Dinner, Chief David Swing