Course detail: KACP - 2020 KACP Leadership Conference

This year's conference will focus on Mental Health and Law Enforcement, Legal Updates for Contemporary Issues Facing Law Enforcement, National Security Overview, The Importance of Mindset in Police Leadership, Building Resilience, and Leading an Agency Through a Line of Duty Death. 

Who Should Attend: 
Participation in the conference is encouraged for those in Leadership roles in any Law Enforcement or Public Safety Agency, including:
  • Administrative
  • Management
  • Supervisory, or
  • Advisory positions
Conference Location:
Hyatt Regency Wichita - 400 W. Waterman St. - Wichita, KS 67202

Sleeping rooms at the Hyatt Regency Wichita will be available at the group rate of $121.00, plus applicable taxes (currently 16.25%).  

For reservations, you may follow the link:  In addition, guests can also book their reservations by calling the Group Reservations Team at 800-233-1234.  You will need to make sure to reference the "Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police" room block when making your reservation to ensure that you will receive the group rate.  Reservations need to be made by March 23, 2020.

Registration Fees:
Early Bird Registration is available until March 23, 2020 at $250/person.  After that date, the registration fee will be $300/person.  KACP Valor Awards Banquet Tickets are $50/person.  To purchase banquet tickets only, please click HERE.  To register for the conference and add banquet tickets to your order, please click HERE.  

It is recommended you send a qualified substitute if you cannot attend.  Please contact Jenny Caywood or Mary Ellen Kirkbride prior to March 23, 2020 if you are unable to attend.  No refunds will be made after that date.  

Jenny Caywood 

Mary Ellen Kirkbride 

Conference Agenda

Monday, April 6th:

0800-1000:  KACP Board of Directors Meeting
1000-1100:  Legislative Committee Meeting
1100-1145:  Training Committee Meeting
1145-1330:  Lunch
1330-1700:  Conference Opening Ceremony/Keynote Speaker - Clint Bruce, Founder and  President of the Trident Response Group

1800:  Host Chief's Night Out!

Tuesday, April 7th:

0800-1100:  Mental Health and Law Enforcement: Helping Chiefs Maintain a Mentally Healthy Workforce - Dr. Thomas Coghlan, PsyD
1100-1200:  Vendor Exhibit
1200-1300:  Lunch Provided
1300-1330:  Vendor Exhibit
1330-1630:  Legal Updates for Contemporary Issues Facing Law Enforcement - Eric Daigle, Esq. 
1630-1830:  Vendor Exhibit Prize Drawings, Auction and Food!!

Wednesday, April 8th

0800-1000:  National Security Overview - Jay Tabb, FBI Executive Asst. Director
1015-1215:  The Importance of Mindset in Police Leadership - Chip Huch, Captain, KCMO PD
1215-1315:  Lunch Provided
1330-1530:  The Resilient Responder:  Arming our Officers with the tools for enhanced job performance and well being- Wendy Hummell, Health and Wellness Coordinator,  Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office
1530-1630:  Partner Updates

1800:  KACP Valor Awards Banquet 

Thursday, April 9th

0900-1100:  Leading an Agency Through a Line of Duty Death - Dianne Bernhard, Executive    Director, Concerns of Police Survivors
1130-1200:  Conference Adjourns.  Certificates will be available at the registration desk.  

Registration Note:  If you plan to attend the training conference AND the Valor Awards Banquet, please select the session "April 6-9, 2020" and choose the "add on" to purchase tickets for the Awards Banquet.  If you are attending the Banquet ONLY, please select the session, "Wednesday, April 8, 2020" to purchase your tickets.  

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Course Resources
2020 KACP Conference Flyer
2020 KACP Awards Banquet (PDF Document)

Available sessions