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Your IACP 2023 Conference Must-Do List

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From October 14-17, the Leonardo team will be enjoying the sunshine of San Diego in the company of more than 16,000 public safety professionals. That's right! It's time for one of the most prominent law enforcement conferences globally, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition.

Are you coming to IACP 2023 too? Here are our tips to make the most of your time there.

1. Schedule your EOC Plus demo.

You've heard the buzz, now see it for yourself. Our team is thrilled to introduce the ELSAG EOC Plus, a game-changing electronic surveillance system. This technology merges the trusted legacy of LPR cameras with new sensor technology, creating a unique electronic fingerprint by capturing signals from devices inside vehicles—like smartphones, smart watches, headphones, laptops, and RFID tags.

This is the next big thing in identifying suspects with unprecedented accuracy. Demos at Leonardo's booth will fill up quickly, so make sure to stop by booth 4307 to schedule yours before slots run out. (We'll also have an LPR radar trailer and the solar-powered  Street Sentry on display.)

2. Stay connected on social media.

The IACP does an excellent job of updating attendees through its various social media channels. Follow @TheIACP on X, Instagram, and Facebook for real-time updates, session highlights, and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks. Join the conversation using the official hashtag, #IACP2023.

3. Don't miss these sessions. 

Among the many insightful workshops and sessions throughout the conference that we're looking forward to, here are a few we're particularly excited about:

  • Caught on Camera: Law Enforcement Viral Video Survival
    Speaker: Captain Philip Rizzo
    Affiliation: Franklin Township Police Department, New Jersey
    Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
    Time: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PST
    Location: Room: 9

  • Effectively Communicating the Executive’s Vision to the Community to Reduce Violent Crime
    Submitter: Kristie Brackens, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

    • Chief Kathy Lester, Sacramento Police Department, California
    • Chief Rick Edwards, Richmond Police Department, Virginia
    • Laura McElroy, Principal Consultant, McElroy Media Group
      Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
      Time: 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM PST
      Location: Room: 4

  • Culturally Specific and Trauma-Informed Practices
    Presenter: Captain Robert Fanelli
    Affiliation: Gainesville Police Department, Florida
    Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
    Time: 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM PST
    Location: Booth 2121

4. Dine out in San Diego.

San Diego boasts a rich culinary scene that blends Californian flavors with international flair. Love seafood? Check out Ironside Fish & Oyster in Little Italy. How about Mexican? Get tacos at Puesto San Diego at The Headquarters. And for a beautiful coastal view, the Ocean Terrace at George’s at the Cove is hard to beat.

5. Meet the Leonardo team.

With over 16,000 public safety professionals attending, IACP is a gold mine for networking opportunities. It's also a fantastic chance to directly connect with specialized teams that are driving innovation in public safety—and that includes us!

In addition to showcasing cutting-edge technology, we'll be standing by with a wealth of knowledge and experience Whether you have questions, are looking for potential solutions, or simply want to chat about the future of license plate reader technology, we're all ears. Find us at our exhibit, and let's explore how Leonardo can be part of your department's journey forward.

See you in San Diego!