2018 Schedule of Events

Sunday, August 19
3:00pm

Ride & Drive Set Up

Location: Gateway Motorsports Park

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Registration

Location: America’s Center, Outside Halls 1 & 2

Monday, August 20
8:00am – 4:00pm

Registration

Location: America’s Center, Outside Halls 1 & 2

10:00am – 3:00pm

Ride & Drive Event

Location: Gateway Motorsports Park


Attendees will be bussed to the Gateway Motorsports Park in nearby Madison, IL. Busses will depart to/from the America’s Center. We will have multiple busses on rotation throughout the day. Attendees will be able to test drive the latest vehicles from Chevrolet, FCA & Ford, as well as motorcycles and other alternative vehicles, and observe several static displays of various vendors and chat with salespeople on hand. There will be a driving course, a motorcycle course* and an off-road course for you to try. A complimentary lunch will be provided at the event. You must have your badge and a wristband to attend. Both must be picked up at the Registration Booth at the convention center. This event runs rain or shine!


9:00am

Busses will begin loading from the America’s Center


9:15am

Busses will begin departing from the America’s Center


10:00am-3:00pm

Ride & Drive Event


11:45am–1:00pm

Complimentary Lunch


3:15pm

Last bus will depart Gateway Motorsports Park to return to the convention center


Motorcycle riders must have an “M Class” license, and closed-toe shoes
Attendees: Please bring your lunch ticket with you to the track


Sponsored by Chevrolet, FCA Law Enforcement amp; Ford Motor Company

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Tire Tracks

Location: America’s Center, Ferrara Theater


This is an interactive workshop for those interested in developing an understanding of the mechanics of tire forensics.


On the road: Participants will learn to determine differences in tire conditions and how they occur and how to effectively apply the information learned through investigations in determining accident profiles.


In the shop: This information can also be applied to your shop toward reducing tire failure and increasing the tire life of your pursuit tires.


Join us for this limited opportunity to learn from experienced pursuit tire engineers.


Presenters Mr. Norris “T.J.” Tennent, Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, Mr. Rick Wendt, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company


6:00pm – 10:30pm

Evening at St. Louis Ballpark Village

Come join your colleagues for great food, fun and drinks. Ballpark Village is the newest dining and entertainment district in St. Louis and the Missouri area. This is the first ever sports anchored entertainment district located next to Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals. More info to come!


Sponsored by Whelen Engineering Company Inc.

Tuesday, August 21
8:00am – 4:00pm

Registration

Location: America’s Center, Outside Halls 1 & 2

8:30am – 9:00am

Opening Ceremony / Welcome Session

Location: America’s Center,

9:15am – 3:15pm

Vehicle Manufacturer Dialogues

Location: America’s Center, Ferrara Theater


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 innovative 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

Chevrolet

10:45am – 12pm

FCA Law Enforcement

12:00pm – 1:00pm

LUNCH – On Your Own

1:15pm – 2:30pm

Ford Motor Company

2:40pm – 4:00pm

Motorcycles Presentation

Location: America’s Center, Ferrara Theater

4:10pm – 5:30pm

Agency Networking Dialogues

Attendees are divided into three groups based on number of vehicles in the agency. This informal discussion covers a variety of topics based on what attendees want to discuss or “what keeps you up at night.” Some examples are vehicle service issues, procurement, vehicle sales, equipment issues and administrative roadblocks. Share ideas: exchange solutions, and know that you’re not alone with your issues.


Small Agency; Up to 50 Vehicles

Location: America’s Center,


Medium Agency; 50 to 150 Vehicles

Location: America’s Center,


Large and Federal Agencies; more than 150 Vehicles

Location: America’s Center,


Class Objectives:

  • Share ideas with your colleagues
  • Learn about successful programs that worked with agencies your same size
  • Network to continue the dialogue after you leave PFE
  • Identify solutions for short- and long-term issues
  • Learn you’re not alone tackling everyday challenges
6:00pm – 09:00pm

Special Evening Event

Location: Grand Unveiling at St. Louis Union Station


Join us for a special evening at the historic St. Louis Union Station while you enjoy a live band, giveaways, food and drinks with fellow Police Fleet Expo attendees. You will also get an exclusive look at Code 3's latest innovation, with the official unveiling taking place inside the St. Louis Union Station along with an interactive demo. Bus transportation will be provided.


Sponsored by Code 3, Inc.

Wednesday, August 22
8:00am – 5:00pm

Registration

Location: America’s Center, Outside Halls 1 & 2

8:30am – 9:45am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 1 & 2


1. Fleet Management 101

Location: America’s Center,


2. Fleet Management Software

Location: America’s Center,

10:00am – 11:00am

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 3 & 4


3. Off-Road Police Vehicles

Location: America’s Center,


4. Grants, Grant Writing

Location: America’s Center,


11:15am – 12:15pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 5 & 6


5. Police Pick-Up Trucks

Location: America’s Center,


6. Marine Operations

Location: America’s Center,

12:15pm – 1:30pm

LUNCH – On Your Own

1:30pm – 6:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Location: America’s Center, Halls 1 & 2

6:00pm – 10:30pm

Special Evening Event

More information to follow!

Thursday, August 23
8:30am –12:00pm

Registration

Location: America’s Center, Outside Halls 1 & 2

9:00am – 1:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Location: America’s Center, Halls 1 & 2

1:00pm – 1:50pm

LUNCH – On Your Own

2:00pm – 3:00pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 7 & 8


7. Brakes

Location: America’s Center,


8. Fleet Management 102

Location: America’s Center,


This is a panel discussion focused on the person new to the field of fleet maintenance or management, or new to the position of Police fleet maintenance or management. Get important, relevant tips and advice on how to effectively execute your new role. This panel tackles management issues and expectations - forewarned is forearmed.


Audience participation through Q&A is welcome and encouraged. Bring us your questions and concerns and let our panel of industry leaders and professionals help you navigate the answers.

3:15pm – 4:15pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 9 & 10


9. Vehicle Graphics

Location: America’s Center,


10. In-Dash Cameras

Location: America’s Center,

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Wrap-Up Session/Adjournment

Location: America’s Center,


Moderators: Mr. Henry Kingwill; Mr. Pete Kingwill, Police Fleet Expo, Capt. Matt Ayers, Sevierville Police Department, Lt. David Hughes, Columbus Division of Police



*Schedule subject to change without notice*