Officer World Expo 2012: For every officer to come home, every day

We are burying too many of our brave law enforcement members each year. Since the mid-1980s the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has been working to ensure that we properly remember and pay tribute to our fallen brothers and sisters. To complement this annual week of tribute LET, Law Enforcement Product News and are partnering with the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) to launch Officer World at Police Week 2012.

Officer World Expo 2012 will offer education and an exhibit floor with classes, products and training available to ensure that we prevent the very same line-of-duty deaths that Police Week memorializes.

Officer World is a two-day conference taking place May 13-14 during National Police Week at the Ronald Reagan Federal Building (six blocks from Judiciary Square). Each morning will bring new learning opportunities. Participants can also view more than 300 products and demonstrations in the afternoon.

Critical, no-cost education

The NSA has put together more than 24 hours of training to be conducted over the two days of Officer World Expo. Education will be offered in three concurrent tracks in 4-hour blocks each day focusing on:

  • Field Leadership
  • Train the Trainers
  • Tactical Emergency

Medicine Registrants can sign up for individual sessions or complete tracks at no cost.

Cost to attend

The educational opportunities, typically provided at a cost of $200 at other venues, are offered complimentary to participants at Officer World.

“This is about training today’s law enforcement and getting them home safely—period,” Editor-in-Chief Frank Borelli says. “I made it clear that I would not be part of anything that monetizes the sanctity of Police Week.”

The cost of education will be subsidized by the NSA, Law Enforcement Technology, Law Enforcement Product News,, and the exhibiting participants of Officer World to ensure officers have no-cost access to life-saving training.

With a capacity of 400 students for each session, attendees are encouraged to register early.

Secure your spot

Officer World will be held in a federal building, which requires that the law enforcement professionals participating in the education or visiting the new technology and hot product exhibits pre-register for the event.

To accommodate a large-scale attendance and the firearms-carry clearance, law enforcement professionals are encouraged to register via the website,, prior to the show in order to carry their weapons on show day and bypass the on site registration line.

Borelli emphasizes this first-ever law enforcement-specific conference and expo planned in conjunction with Police Week means to make it known we’re all in this together. “If we’re not going to do it right, not only won’t I be part of it, I won’t let you do it—and I’m excited to say that we are doing it right.”

Go to for show details, daily hours and to register.