California Police Chief- Fall 2013 - Page 16

CONFERENCE WRAP UP Police chiefs from all over the state gathered February 24th-27th for this year’s 37th Annual CPCA Training Symposium held in Monterey. The police departments of Carmel-bythe Sea, Capitola, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Seaside and Watsonville along with the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, did an incredible job hosting and making it an event that will not be forgotten. Harris Corporation was our Premier conference sponsor and their support was appreciated. The Training Symposium kicked off on Monday, February 24th with the opening ceremonies. This was followed by a moving fallen officer ceremony, honoring the men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2013. The Reedley Police Department was honored as the recipient of the James Q. Wilson Award at the President’s luncheon. Monday’s host chief night was held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium where attendees had an opportunity to network all while enjoying the aquatic life. More than 120 vendors displayed the latest in police technology, products and services on Tuesday, and Cal Chiefs’ committees also met. Wednesday’s inspirational breakfast featured former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer and attendees received a one-of-a-kind opportunity to view Dilfer’s Super Bowl ring while listening to his inspirational story. The Recognition Luncheon was highlighted by an address from the 23rd Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta followed by Attorney General Kamala Harris. Chief’s ranging from 5-30 years of service received their years of service pins and Alhambra PD received the CPCA & Motorola Excellence in Technology Innovation Award. At Wednesday evening’s Instal- 16 California Police Chief | lation Banquet, Chief Kim Raney was honored for his leadership as the outgoing Cal Chiefs’ president and the association welcomed Chief Christopher Boyd as the 49th President. Chief Sylvia Moir from El Cerrito was elected 3rd vice president of Cal Chiefs and Chief David Swing from Morgan Hill was appointed to the Executive Board as director at-large. Governor Jerry Brown attended and spoke about how he values the relationship he has with the association and how he is looking forward to working together in the upcoming year. Chief Dan Maggard from Irvine PD received 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. The Symposium featured 12 hours of top-notch training that was POST CPT certified covering topics ranging from holding your department together in times of crisis, passing local tax measures, Realignment and addressing the chronically homeless. The event wrapped up Thursday morning with a powerful, informative and emotional debrief of the bombing in Boston from Major Dermot Quinn of the Massachusetts State Police. We would like to thank our Training Symposium Sponsors: Harris Corporation, Sprint, IBM, American Military University, Motorola Solutions, Taser, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, Verizon, Jones and Mayer, Atkinson Andelson Loya Rudd & Romo, Watch Guard, Cyrun, Speak Write, ecoATM and Target. The 38th Annual CPCA Training Symposium will be held in Riverside February 22-26, 2015. We hope to see you all there! ■