Something for everyone in NOLA

New Orleans, the same city that experienced one of the most dramatic emergency response and law enforcement emergencies in the history of the country following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is this year’s destination for the Enforcement Expo and Conference.

Law enforcement professionals from across the nation are encouraged to come to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Oct.31 to Nov.2 for free training and an up-close look at hundreds of products and services. The annual Enforcement Expo/EMS World co-located events, produced by Cygnus Business Media, publisher of Law Enforcement Technology, Law Enforcement Product News, and EMS World, have drawn high attendance and national interest in recent years, at Las Vegas in 2011 and Dallas in 2010.

Public safety professionals face increasing challenges as budgets continue to shrink and workloads expand. Time is a precious commodity, which is why this year’s conference is structured around shorter, easy-to-digest seminars.

At just over one hour, free seminars at the Enforcement Expo will cover topics like auto theft, sexual assault/abuse investigations, high-risk traffic stops, ethics, active shooter, officer-involved shootings, counter-terrorism, meth labs and fraudulent documents.

Other one-hour, shortened sessions include “Sexual Assault/Abuse Investigations” presented by Prince George County (Md.) Hospital Assault Center Community Educator Cheryl Banks. Meanwhile, Tom Perroni, training director at the Commonwealth Criminal Justice Academy in Fredericksburg, Va. will conduct a session addressing high-risk traffic stops (still a big contributor of on-duty deaths).’s Editor-in-Chief Frank Borelli will present active shooter training, while New Orleans Attorney Donovan Livaccari will tackle legal aspects of officer-involved shootings.”

Two additional abbreviated training sessions include one on counter-terrorism, presented by Joseph Lear, supervisory special agent of the New Orleans FBI agency; and a session on meth labs, taught by instructors from the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy in Meridian, Miss.

On Nov. 2 attendees can sit in on a free 4-hour fraudulent documents training, taught by instructors from Louisiana State University.

In addition, an all-day (8-hour) EMS World Expo seminar, “Trauma First Response,” will be open to Enforcement show-goers.

For a fee, non-EMS professionals can brush up on pre-hospital trauma life support on the day before the show opens, Oct. 30.

Between training sessions, everyone is encouraged to walk the rows and rows of exhibits to see, touch and learn about hundreds of cutting-edge products and software systems that help public safety pros do the job more efficiently.

Look for more seminar descriptions and updates in the coming months on Register online see the show hours, check out a list of exhibitors, sponsoring hotels and more.

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is located at 900 Convention Center Blvd. in New Orleans. The city offers a wealth of entertaining activities for conference goers. Take this opportunity and bring the family along; visit the city’s French Quarter—famed for its jazz, good food, and picturesque buildings; tour historic houses and gardens; or take a leisurely steamboat ride.

We hope to see you there!


Editor’s note: Watch for more Enforcement Expo 2012 news in upcoming issues of Law Enforcement Technology and Law Enforcement Product News. Follow us on Twitter @EnforcementExpo.