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August 21-23, 2022

Bellagio | Las Vegas 

The Police Academies & Training Symposium 

Join us in Las Vegas for the inaugural Police Academies & Training Symposium to connect with progressive police professionals from across the nation and take the next steps in modernizing curriculum and training in law enforcement for the benefit and improvement of academies nationwide. Together with experts in the space, we'll examine the evolving landscape of training to identify areas for improvement within your academy and analyze innovative training techniques to reach prospective recruits more effectively and prepare them for long-term success within your department. 

The inaugural summit was created in collaboration with the Rutgers Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience and The Global Consortium for Law Enforcement Training Executives.


The Rutgers Center on Policing (COP), formerly known as the Police Institute, was founded by Dr. George Kelling in 2001. In 2018, our Center joined the Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience (CPR) and the Center for Intelligence Studies under the Rutgers Institute for Secure Communities (RISC). Our Center is composed of individuals with a broad range of experience in the public safety arena. The COP’s mission is to integrate research and evidence-based best practices into police operations, violence reduction, problem-solving, community policing, education, training, and the development of criminal justice policy and practice

The Global Consortium for Law Enforcement Training Executives (GCLETE) was established to provide members with exceptional value through the exchange of innovative curriculum and methods or programs that enhance the educational, training, and certification processes of the law enforcement professional. GCLETE will provide a coordination hub for the centralization of best practices, information sharing, and services provided to member agencies and institutions and will serve as the coordinating body for chief executive officers of training academies and institutions to allow the transfer of industry-recognized best practices from one agency to another. 

This symposium has been carefully crafted with the following job functions in mind:

  • Chief of Police
  • Sheriff 
  • Commander
  • Captain
  • Lieutenant 
  • Sergeant 
  • Officer 
  • Human Resources 
  • Detective - Recruiting Unit
  • Academy or Training Department Heads

Appropriate training and leadership is necessary to achieve successful outcomes in the communities you serve and the Police Academies and Training Symposium has been specially engineered with that in mind. Join us in August to:

  • Hear from industry leaders on academy curriculum design strategies to improve training outcomes

  • Explore de-escalation techniques to improve interactions with the community 

  • Capitalize on graduate debrief responses to utilize for training enhancements

  • Create a culture of excellence within your department and academy by maximizing your leadership and communication skills

  • Assess the benefits and outcomes of introducing virtual reality training into your academy

  • Create and implement quality metrics to assess the success of your academy program

  • Introduce adult learning and interactive techniques to reach the minds of a new generation of recruits