2015 Schedule of Events

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Monday, August 17
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Wisconsin Center (Outside Hall AB)
Tuesday, August 18
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Wisconsin Center (Outside Hall AB)
10:00am - 3:00pm
Ride & Drive Event
Location: Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)

11:00am - 11:45am
Session: Alternate Fuels
Presenter: Mr. Lynn Stafford, STAG, USA

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Session: Alternate Fuels*
Presenter: Mr. Lynn Stafford, STAG, USA
*A repeat of the earlier session at 11:00am

Attendees will be bussed to the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), just 20 min away. Busses will depart to/from the Hilton Hotel (6th St doors). We will have multiple busses on rotation throughout the day. Attendees will be able to test drive the latest vehicles from Chevrolet, Chrysler & Ford, demo electric motorcycles from Polaris eBikes, observe several static displays, and chat with salespeople on hand. A complimentary boxed lunch will be provided at the event.

Sponsored by Chevrolet, FCA (formerly Chrysler) & Ford Motor Company
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Hospitality Suite
Location: Hilton Hotel
Wednesday, August 19
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Wisconsin Center (Outside Hall AB)
8:30am - 9:00am
Opening Welcome Session
Location: Wisconsin Center

Presenter: Scott D. Coy, PFE Chair
9:15am - 3:15pm
Vehicle Manufacturer Dialogues
Location: Wisconsin Center

During this session, each vehicle manufacturer addresses new vehicle model updates; service information; new programs and current issues focusing on police certified vehicles and other models used for various police functions. Attendees will have the opportunity to address the manufacturers with questions and/or concerns. Hear from the manufacturer experts on how to improve your fleet and inform your command of recent cutting-edge technology.

Class Objectives:
  • Get up-to-date information on current and future vehicle plans.
  • Learn what’s new for the model year so you can begin planning your purchases.
  • Learn about service concerns possibly affecting your fleet.
  • Get one-on-one time with manufacturers to address your concerns.
  • Obtain key contact information from each manufacturer to assist you after the Expo.
9:15am - 10:30am - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
10:45am - 12:00pm - Ford Motor Company
12:00pm - 1:25pm - Lunch On Your Own
2:00pm - 3:15pm - Chevrolet Division
3:30pm - 5:00pm - SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER - Officer Todd Christensen (Ret.)
Author of Out of the Darkness and into the Blue*, Todd is a Use of force instructor, technical advisor, police trainer, motivational speaker and an actor. His experiences and stories are valuable to the sworn as well as civilian audience.

*All FULL PASS Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of his book.
Milwaukee Ale House Event
This event is for FULL PASS attendees only.
Sponsored by: Code 3, Inc.
Thursday, August 20
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Wisconsin Center (Outside Hall AB)
8:30am - 9:45am
Agency Sessions
Join others with similar fleet concerns in this very popular session. The free exchange of information among attendees and manufacturer representatives is key to the success of these sessions. Moderators will help keep the conversation going, however they typically need only to make sure you leave in time for the ncurrent sessions!

Small Agency; Up to 50 Vehicles
Location: Wisconsin Center, Room 202C

Medium Agency; 50 – 150 Vehicles
Location: Wisconsin Center, Room 202AB

Large and Federal Agencies; More than 150 Vehicles
Location: Wisconsin Center, Room 202DE

Moderator: Mr. John McDonald, GSA-QMDAA
9:45am - 9:55am
10:00am - 11:00am
Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, and 3

1. Fleet 101
Location: Wisconsin Center, Room 202C

A staple of Police Fleet Expo, Mr. Bill DeRousse will once again lead this popular session, which gives the attendee a wealth of information to take back to their agencies. It will add the basic tools of fleet management to your war chest whether you are the officer who just inherited the fleet, a new professional, or the seasoned vet who is looking for a different point of view.

Presenter: Mr. Bill DeRousse, Fleet Services

2. Graphics
Location: Wisconsin Center, Room 202AB

For many in the United States, we have moved to graphics that border on art. With all the new technology, we can make a police vehicle look like anything, but simplicity may be the better solution. Dave Martine of The Artworks will share with us the use of new and old technologies commonly found in liveries across Europe. Passive safety technology is available now and though we may not be ready for the Battenberg, we should look more at what they are doing overseas. The session will also introduce great new technology just finding its way to the United States.

Presenter: Artworks Unlimited, LLC

3. Tie It All Together: An Upfitter Perspective
Location: Wisconsin Center, Room 202DE

Often, fleet managers have unrealistic ideas of the upfitting process. This session will host a panel of upfitters who will share their practices and provide you with the information you need so you’re not left sitting with an impound lot full of new vehicles. Plus, learn what you can do to make sure you have what you need with planning and a reasonable expectation of shipping and build times.

Presenter: Lt. Matt Ayers, Sevierville Police Department
11:15am - 12:15am
Concurrent Sessions 4, 5, and 6

4. Whole Life Costing
Location: Wisconsin Center, Room 202C

As budgets get tighter and tighter, this session’s importance reigns high as a must attend. The class will leave you with the necessary tools to go back to your management and make a sound fiscal argument for the fleet you need. Does the least expensive sticker price equate to the least expensive to operate? Not necessarily.

5. Vehicle Leasing
Location: Wisconsin Center, Room 202AB

To lease or not to lease, that is the question, which will be answered by the professionals sharing their expertise during this informative session. For many, leasing will open up a new world where the unaffordable become obtainable and a means by which the clunker can finally be put to pasture.

Presenters: Ms. Joanne Cornier, The Bancorp dba Mears Leasing and Mr. Bob Crowe, Allstate Leasing

6. In-Car IT
Location: Wisconsin Center, Room 202DE

Learn about the latest offerings from key providers of in-vehicle IT. Join our manufacturers in this discussion on the latest solutions for police-vehicle computing power. The perfect session to gear you up to engage those presenting on the exhibit floor!
12:15pm - 1:25pm
Lunch On Your Own
1:30pm - 5:30pm
Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Wisconsin Center, Hall AB
Discovery World Event
This event is for FULL PASS attendees only.
Sponsored by: Setina Manufacturing Co., SoundOff Signal Corporation
Friday, August 21
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Wisconsin Center (Outside Hall AB)
9:00am - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Wisconsin Center, Hall AB
1:05pm - 1:55pm
Lunch On Your Own
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Concurrent Sessions 7 and 8

7. Fleet Accident Reconstruction
Location: Wisconsin Center, Room202AB

In a perfect world, we would have prevention methods in place to keep our fleets out of the body shops, but accidents do happen! Join us for this session to gain insight on the reconstruction process and what the important information gained can do for you as a fleet manager.

8. Antennas, Routers & Communications
Location: Wisconsin Center, Room 202DE

This session will look at the use of multi-band antennas, in-car routers, and other important aspects of this growing technology.

Presenter: Panorama Antennas
3:00pm - 4:15pm
General Session: Tire Forensics
Location: Wisconsin Center, Room 202C

Far and away the most popular session we offer, the teams from Goodyear and Firestone join forces to provide you with what can best be described as PFE Infotainment. There is nothing simple about tire maintenance, wear and failure; this session will bring to light many of the interesting facts surrounding the rubber that meets the road.

Presenters: Mr. Norris "T.J." Tennent, Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire; Mr. Rick Wendt, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Wrap-up and Adjourn
Location: Wisconsin Center, Room 202C

Moderator: Mr. Scott D. Coy, PFE Chair

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Wisconsin Center
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

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