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The Politics of Policing
Julian Fantino, former Chief of Police, Toronto and Member of Canadian Parliament for Vaughan 

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Ed Tully Obituary

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2017 Penrith Award Announced

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2017 Monroe Scholarship Announced

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Please join us at the 2017 FBI NEIA and MCSO Joint Conference: Fall Meeting in Mackinac Island, Michigan: September 18-22, 2017.

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The FBI Assailant Study – Mindsets and Behaviors
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Partner Engagement
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Making Prevention A Reality: Identifying, Assessing, and Managing the Threat of Targeted Attack
Behavioral Threat Assessment Center; National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime; Critical Incident Response Group; Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Upcoming Conferences and Events

FBI NEIA and MCSO Joint Conference, Mackinac Island, Michigan
Fall Meeting: September 18-22, 2017 Mackinac Island, MI

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The Grand Hotel

Please join the Major County Sheriffs of America and the FBI National Executive Institute for the biennial Mackinac Island Training Conference. This conference will begin the evening of September 19th with a welcome event and end the evening of September 21st. Travel days are optional to arrive on September 18th and leave on September 22nd. Prior to making any final travel arrangements, it is highly recommended that conference registrants contact Megan Noland at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office to verify if your travel arrangements can be accommodated to travel to the Island.

She can be reached at or at (248) 858-5009.

The Training Conference will be full of relevant content and allow for interaction and conversation between all conference attendees. Mackinac Island is truly an experience and all past attendees have truly enjoyed their stay and valued the content presented.

Hotel accommodations and conference registration can be made through this link:

The hotel form may be mailed, faxed, or emailed back to the Grand Hotel. Relevant contact information is located on the form.

Again, if you have any questions regarding the conference or travel arrangements, please contact Megan Noland at or (248) 858-5009.

Major Cities Chiefs Association, FBI National Executive Institute Associates,
and Police Executive Research Forum
2017 Joint Meeting
May 30 to June 2 in Las Vegas, NV

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Please join us for the 2017 MCCA, NEIA, and PERF Joint Meeting to be held on Tuesday-Friday, May 30-June 2, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

All registrants will be welcome to attend any and all meetings, sessions and events sponsored by MCCA, NEIA, and PERF during the Joint Meeting.

  • Where: Bellagio Las Vegas Hotel; 3600 Las Vegas Blvd, South Las Vegas, NV 89109
  • When: Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2, 2017


Breakfast will be provided on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings.

 Online registration is available on MCCA’s website and PERF’s website. To register as MCCA or NEIA, please visit and select Conference/Event Registration or click here.

MCCA members do not pay a registration fee to attend.

Registration will be $400 for attendees who register before March 1 and $425 for attendees who  register on or after March 1. Registration is open to NEIA members, staff members from MCCA agencies, PERF members, federal partners and other invited attendees.

MCCA corporate sponsors can attend at no charge and based on their sponsorship level. Questions regarding eligibility for registration should be directed to Patricia Williams.

Guest registration is available for family members at a fee of $125 per guest.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Bellagio Hotel at a special rate of $191/night plus tax. To register at the hotel, please click here and choose “Attendee” on the guest type drop down box, or call 1-888-987-6667 and request group name Joint Meeting.

The conference schedule will be determined later, but for purposes of planning your travel, the conference will begin Tuesday evening with an MCCA reception and will continue until Friday at noon:

  Tuesday, May 30

  • 6:00pm-7:30 pm: MCCA Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 31

  • 8:30 am-5:00 pm: MCCA all-day Meeting
  • PERF’s Annual Reception on Wednesday evening

Thursday, June 1

  • 8:30 am-3:00 pm: PERF Town Hall Meeting
  • 3:00pm-5:00 pm: NEIA Meeting

Friday, June 2

  • 8:30 am-12:00 pm: PERF and NEIA concurrent meeting

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Williams at 801-209-1815 or

We look forward to seeing you in Las VegasTo begin conference registration, please visit

To make room reservations at the Bellagio Hotel, please visit

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

Past Events

Click on the event links below to see what was offered during our past conferences.

Sunday, October 26, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Omni San Diego Hotel
675 L Street, San Diego, CA
Grand Ballroom, Salon A/B (4th Floor)

Special Guest Speaker:
FBI Director James B. Comey, Jr. 



It is time to register for the 2016 FBI National Executive Institute Associates, Major Cities Chiefs, and Police Executive Research Forum Joint Conference to be held Tuesday-Friday May 24th – 27th in New York City.


We will be staying at the New York Marriott Marquis set in the Theater District and a block from Times Square.  This modern, 49-story hotel is topped by a revolving restaurant.  Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the city at New York Marriott Marquis. Get relaxed and energized simultaneously as you step into some of the largest guest rooms in NYC, amid the hustle and bustle of famed Broadway.  Nestled in the heart of Times Square, this Broadway hotel in New York gives you easy access to the Javits Center, exciting shows and several subway lines to access any part of NYC.  Located near Fifth Avenue shopping, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Lincoln Center and Madison Square Garden, this hotel puts travelers in the midst of popular NYC attractions and business destinations.

Register now by contacting the hotel at 877-303-0104 or to get the NEIA/MCC/PERF Annual Meeting special rate of $349/night plus tax.

Conference registration is $400 for attendees who register before March 1, 2016 and $425 for those attendees who register after March 1, 2016. Breakfast and two receptions will be provided. Register now by going to the Major Cities Chiefs website

PLEASE NOTE:  All NEIA members, spouses and guests need to register for the conference as FBI NEIA MEMBERS when completing registration on the website to assist us in offsetting our conference expenses.



In addition to the Major Cities Chiefs Meeting and PERF’s Town Hall Meeting, the NEIA has designed an exciting presentation on “Police Responses to an Unthinkable Event.”  Sixteen to twenty top law enforcement executives will participant in a novel and important table top presentation.  A moderator, well versed in weapons of mass destruction and a frequent speaker before Congress, the Defense Department and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will lead the group in creative and critical thinking on how to deal with one the major threats to America - a pandemic deadly virus. Dealing with the possibility of an unthinkable event may disturb us but failure to include an assessment in our preparedness can prove to be even more disturbing.

If you have any questions, please contact Aimee Baarz at 801-456-1472 or  Hope to see you in the Big Apple!

October 25, 2015
Chicago, IL


SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2015

View Recent Article, Notes on Trust and Law Enforcement
by Paul A. Pastor, Sheriff of Pierce County Washington

The purpose of the NEIA/MCSA conference is to determine what law enforcement and community actions, attitudes and behaviors are needed to foster public trust.  One thing is certain law enforcement can’t be effective unless they have the trust of the community.  Likewise the police must be able to trust the community.  This conference will bring together law enforcement and community leaders to discuss their perceptions of trust and jointly develop action plans to make trust a reality. This will be an interactive conference with small group discussions with active attendee participation.  Don’t miss out.

Conference Outline:

Wednesday, September 9th

Morning Session

What is Trust?

  • Richard M. Ayres, Executive Director, NEIA
  • David S. Corderman, PhD, Academy Leadership Associates

Does Law Enforcement Have a Public Trust Problem?

  • Darrel Stephens, Executive Director, Major Cities Chief’s Association
    Perceptions as an advisor during the Ferguson, Mo. Disorder and the President’s task force on 21st Century Policing.

Law Enforcement Panel of Sheriffs and Chiefs

  • “Public Trust from a Law Enforcement Perspective”

Small Group Discussion

  • Conference attendees will examine what are behaviors and actions of the police that may contribute to the public’s distrust.

Afternoon Session

Community Leaders Panel

  • Public Trust from the Community’s Perspective

Small Group Discussion

  • What specific actions cause public distrust?

Sheriff Dave Mahoney and guest community leader, Dane County, WI.

  • Experience of an officer involved shooting of a minority and why the community’s response differ from Ferguson, MO.

Evening Dinner Speaker

“Strategies for Strengthening Trust and Community/Law Enforcement Partnerships”
Dr. Cedric L. Alexander

  • Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Public Safety in DeKalb County, Georgia.


Thursday, September 10th

Morning Session

Making Trust A Reality!

  • Combined Law Enforcement and Community Leaders Panel
    What specific steps should be taken to address perceptions and opinions of the public’s trust of law enforcement.
  • Small Group Discussion
    What additional actions might be taken to establish an atmosphere of public trust of Law Enforcement?

Violent Murder in City of Charleston, South Carolina.

  • Gregory G. Mullen, Chief of Police
  • Sheriff Al Cannon, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office
    “Power of Caring, Love, Unity and Forgiveness”

Afternoon Session

“Killing Rampage in Santa Barbara”

  • Sheriff Bill Brown, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office

Invited Evening Speaker

“Perceptions of the police when growing up in Detroit and what are the key elements in developing public trust.



Over 450 law enforcement members attended the 2nd trifecta NEIA/MCCA/PERF conference in Phoenix, Arizona June 2-5,2015.  The training sessions, town hall meeting and discussion panels included topics ranging from the Police Use of Force, The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Role of Race in America Policing, Immigration Reform, Mental Health, Militarization of Police to Reflections from Former Police Executives.  Attendees received a wealth of information, were involved in lively discussions and benefited from the networking opportunities.

FBI NEIA Reception at the IACP Conference
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Orlando Florida
Hilton Orlando
Lake Eola Ballroom
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm



May 27-30, 2014
Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel
San Francisco, California
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FBI NEIA/MCCA Summer 2013 Training Conference

May 28-31, 2013
Hilton DFW Lakes Conference Center
Grapevine, Texas
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FBI NEIA/MCC 2012 Meeting

SEPTEMBER 28 – OCT 1, 2012
San Diego
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