Course detail: 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 must be made by May 3, 2021

Registration Fees:
Early Bird Registration is available until May 12, 2021 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 May 12, 2021 if you are unable to attend.  No refunds will be made after that date.  

Jenny Caywood 

Mary Ellen Kirkbride 

Conference Agenda

Monday, May 24th:

0800-1000:  KACP Board of Directors Meeting
1000-1100:  Legislative Committee Meeting
1100-1145:  Training Committee Meeting
1145-1330:  Lunch - On Your Own
1330-1500:  Conference Opening Ceremony/Keynote Speaker - Clint Bruce, Founder and  President of the Trident Response Group
1500-1630:  General Membership Meeting

1800:  Host Chief's Night Out at "Brick and Mortar" - Sponsored by SERV

Tuesday, May 25th:

0800-1100:  Legal Updates for Contemporary Issues Facing Law Enforcement - Eric Daigle, Esq. 
1100-1200:  Drug Tax Stamp Program Benefits - Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control; Supervisory Agent Darci Hamilton
1200-1300:  Lunch - Sponsored by KDOT/Afternoon Refreshments Sponsored by Verizon
1300-1800:  Vendor Exhibit

Wednesday, May 26th:

0800-1030:  Mental Health and Law Enforcement:  Helping Chiefs Maintain a Mentally Healthy Workforce - Dr. Thomas Coghlan, PsyD
1045-1230:  The Importance of Mindset in Police Leadership - Major Chip Huth, KCMO PD
1230-1345:  Lunch on Your Own
1400-1600:  National Security Overview - FBI Executive Assistant Director (ret.) Jay Tabb

1800-1830:  KACP Awards Banquet - Cocktail Hour
1830-2100:  KACP Awards Banquet

Thursday, May 27th:  

0800-0900:  Faith and Blue - Julie Yocca and Rev. Hutchins
0900-1100:  Leading an Agency Through a Line of Duty Death - Concerns for Police Survivors Executive Director Dianne Bernhard
1100-1200:  National Bio and Ago Defense Facility Overview - Daniel Garas
1200-1230:  Conference Adjourns - Certificates Available in Registration Area

Registration Note:  If you plan to attend the training conference AND the Valor Awards Banquet, please select the session "May 24-27, 2021" and choose the "add on" to purchase tickets for the Awards Banquet.  If you are attending the Banquet ONLY, please select the session, "Wednesday, May 26, 2021" to purchase your tickets.  

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Course Resources
2021 KACP Conference Flyer (PDF Document)

 Session Detail: LE21410F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 05/26/21 and ending on 05/26/21
Times: 06:00pm - 10:00pm


Please dress in layers as the temperature in the banquet hall may be difficult to adjust.

Facility Detail

Hyatt Regency Wichita
400 West Waterman Street
Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 293-1234

Cancellation Policy

A refund less a $25.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 14 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.