Enforcement Expo has always received the support of highly respected law enforcement organizations and departments. This year is no exception. Enforcement Expo is moving to Columbus, Ohio, August 12 to 13, and with a new city and venue comes the support of leading local and regional organizations. While moving to Columbus, Enforcement Expo will continue to be the leading law enforcement show in the Great Lakes region, offering the opportunity for important training, education and exposure to the latest products and technology for law enforcement professionals.
"We are thrilled about the move to Columbus because it will give exhibitors a new marketplace, while continuing to give attendees the great educational experience we have always provided in the past," says Group Show Director Rob Brice.
Once again, Enforcement Expo has partnered with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) of Ohio. With a membership of over 25,000, the FOP of Ohio is the state's largest fraternal law enforcement organization, representing a substantial percentage of officers in Ohio and neighboring states.
In addition to the FOP of Ohio partnership, Enforcement Expo is supported by the Columbus Police Department, Buckeye Sheriffs Association, Ohio Office of the Attorney General, Ohio Department of Public Safety, Rural Law Enforcement Technology Center, Ohio Association of Public Safety Directors, Ohio Police Juvenile Officers Association, Franklin County Police Chiefs and Sheriffs Association, Ohio Tactical Officers Association, Ohio Women's Law Enforcement Network, and the Ohio Tactical Medicine Association.
"Enforcement Expo has quickly grown into one of the premier regional law enforcement events in the area." says Nick DiMarco, president of the FOP of Ohio. "We are excited to once again support this event in bringing together top law enforcement professionals in the region."
The Columbus Police Department, official host of this year's event, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Columbus by enhancing public safety through community interaction. As in years past, the 2008 show will feature various hands-on training opportunities including live firearms demos and simulated tactical scenarios. Columbus PD supports these activities, making its state-of-the-art training facilities available during the conference. Enforcement Expo is proud to be supported by the department that works hard to keep the host city safe and its officers well trained and educated.
Continuing its active support is the Ohio Department of Public Safety, which includes past supporters such as Ohio Homeland Security and Ohio State Highway Patrol. The Ohio Department of Public Safety serves and protects Ohio residents through its six divisions including: Administration, Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Medical Services, Investigative Unit and the Office of Criminal Justice Services.
Enforcement Expo 2008 will feature a top-notch showcase of the latest and best products and technologies for law enforcement professionals. Last year's exhibit floor hosted a variety of exciting law enforcement products and this year's show promises attendees the same. The 2008 conference program is designed to continue support of law enforcement professionals in their mission to keep communities safe.
Officer safety is the major theme of this year's conference. Last year's program focus on child safety was a timely topic, which included special keynote speaker Chris Hansen, host of Dateline NBC's To Catch a Predator. The 2008 conference continues its tradition of providing expert instructors and addressing timely, important topics in order to keep law enforcement professionals at the top of their field. For the second year, Ohio-based law enforcement professionals can receive continuing professional training (CPT) credit for their participation in Enforcement Expo courses. Conference courses are reviewed by the Ohio Attorney General's Office and when approved, qualify for CPTs. Attendees in qualified courses will receive certification, which they can then submit to their department for credit approval.