The 2nd Annual Police Academies and Training Symposium was created in collaboration with The Global Consortium for Law Enforcement Training Executives (GCLETE) and The Rutgers Center on Policing (COP). Thank you GCLETE and COP for the tireless hours spent creating a research-backed agenda that covers the hottest topics for police training.

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. 


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