Contemporary Issues Conference

Policing in Our Century: The Emerging Issues

- in Plano, Texas, USA

ILEA Headquarters
at The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

Past Event

Credits:TCLEOSE Credit will be available


This year's conference will focus on a variety of topics that bring together police leaders and academicians for the serious dialogue that will enable the resolution of many of the issues and the challenges facing American policing today. Always thought provoking, the mix of attendees of this conference will bring valuable thought and attention to the real issues of the day.

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  • $0 ILEA Alumni Members
  • $0 ILEA Ethics Center Organizational Member Rep
  • $250 ILEA Member or ILEA Ethics Center Individual Member
  • $350 Non-Member


  • Strategic Cutback Management Leadership for Lean Times
  • Recognition and Accreditation Programs: Their Importance to Policing
  • Duty of Care: PTSD and the Agency Response
  • Officer Line of Duty Deaths: A Review
  • Recruiting During Tough Economic Times
  • Mentoring Police Leaders
  • The Psychology of Combat
  • Recognizing the Cost of Low Morale

Who Should Attend?

  • Sworn and civilian public safety leaders
  • Criminal justice researchers and academicians
  • Public safety trainers and academy managers


  • David Cruickshank, M.A.
    Chief Executive Officer
    Law Enforcement Research Group, New Britain, CT
  • Kim Kohlhepp
    Center for Testing Services and Career Development
    Washington, DC
  • Marlin R. Price
    Program Director, Best Practices Recognition Program
    Texas Police Chiefs Association
  • John E. Shanks
    Director, Development and Law Enforcement Relations
    National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund
    Washington, DC
  • John M. Violanti, Ph.D.
    Research Professor
    Dept of Social and Preventive Medicine
    University at Buffalo, NY
  • Jane M. Wiseman
    Management Consultant
    Washington, DC


Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for eighteen (18) hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) credit.


Wednesday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Hotel Information

Hyatt Place
3100 Dallas Parkway
Plano, TX 75093

The Hyatt Place is located approximately 4 miles from the Institute and offers a complimentary continental breakfast available weekdays from 6:30 am - 9:30 am and weekends from 7:00 am - 10:00 am featuring fresh fruit, cereals, toast, bagels, juice and coffee. Complimentary shuttle service is available within a five mile radius 7:00 am - 9:00 pm. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the hotel. 24-hour fitness center and outdoor pool is available for the Hyatt Place guest.

Registrants should contact the hotel directly at least 2 weeks prior to the program date and advise them you are attending the CAILAW (plus the name of program) to obtain the reduced rate of $89 per night (plus 13% occupancy tax).

Course Cancellation Policy

Occasionally, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) may be forced to cancel a scheduled program. Whenever possible, the decision to cancel is made at least fourteen days prior to the start of the program, and registered participants are notified once that decision has been made. If the distance to the training site requires that you make airline and/or hotel reservations, please contact ILEA (+1.972.244.3430) to inquire about the status of any program before making travel arrangements. While paid registrations in cancelled courses will be refunded in full, ILEA will not be responsible for monetary loss due to cancellations or changes in airline or hotel reservations.

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