2017 Schedule of Events

Sunday, August 20
3:00pm – 7:00pm

Ride & Drive Set Up

Location: Memphis International Raceway (MIR)

4:00pm – 7:00pm


Location: Memphis Cook Convention Center (MCCC) Main Hall

Monday, August 21
8:00am – 4:00pm


Location: MCCC, Outside Main Hall

10:00am – 3:00pm

Ride & Drive Event

Location: Memphis Int’l Raceway (MIR)

Attendees will be bussed to the Memphis International Raceway in Millington, TN. Busses will depart to/from the Memphis Cook Convention Center (MCCC). 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 can be picked up at the Registration Booth at the convention center. This event runs rain or shine!


Busses will begin loading from the MCCC


Busses will begin departing from the MCCC and head to the track


Ride & Drive Event

11:45am – 1:00pm

Lunch – Good ‘ol fashioned Memphis BBQ**


Last bus will depart MIR 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 & Ford Motor Company

4:00pm – 5:00pm

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: MCCC, Cotton Row

Medium Agency; 50 to 150 Vehicles

Location: MCCC, Mississippi/Sultana

Large and Federal Agencies; more than 150 Vehicles

Location: MCCC, 201/202

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 Louisville
  • Identify solutions for short- and long-term issues
  • Learn you’re not alone tackling everyday challenges
6:00pm – 9:30pm

Evening at Graceland, The Home of Elvis Presley

Immerse yourself in all things Elvis. Check out his birthplace and many other exhibits onsite. This iconic venue is a must-see.. This event will include dinner, drinks and entertainment. Bus transportation will be provided.

Sponsored by Whelen Engineering Co
Tuesday, August 22
8:00am – 4:00pm


Location: MCCC, Outside Main Hall

8:30am – 9:00am

Opening Ceremony / Welcome Session

Location: MCCC, Canon Center Theater


9:15am – 3:15pm

Vehicle Manufacturer Dialogues

Location: MCCC: Canon Center 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

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

10:45am – 12pm

Ford Motor Company

12:00pm – 1:30pm

LUNCH – On Your Own

1:45pm – 3:00pm


3:10pm – 4:30pm

Motorcycles Presentation

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Evening at Alfred’s on Beale

No trip to Memphis is complete without a trip to Beale Street, and no trip to Beale Street is complete without a stop at Alfred’s on Beale. Their multi-level patio is the best place to people watch. This event will include dinner, drinks, and live music Bus transportation will be provided.

Sponsored by Code 3, Inc.

Wednesday, August 23
8:00am – 4:00pm


Location: MCCC, Outside Main Hall

8:30am – 9:45am


1. Nuts and Bolts
Fleet Management 101

Location: MCCC, Mississippi/Sultana

Managing your fleet today requires both technical and financial knowledge. Make sure you are you up to speed on what you need to know.

Join us for this classroom style session and learn how to effectively brief the managers of your organization on what you do and how that benefits them. Better manage your staff and increase their productivity. In this session, we will talk about what tasks are important and how to prioritize.

Do you really know your costs? We will discuss parts room costs, how to accurately determine your shop rate, warranty recovery procedures, fuel tax recovery, accident costs and hazard waste costs. We'll also cover the important question of how to determine when a vehicle should be repaired or replaced.

Presenters Lt. David Hughes, Columbus Police Department, Mr. Eric Voll, Columbus Police Department

2. Pump the Brakes
National Institute of Justice and Michigan State Police release latest brake test results

Location: MCCC, Cotton Row

This session will provide police and public service fleet managers an understanding of the unique aspects of the Police and Public Service Vehicle (PPSV) brake system and the importance of a universal method of testing and selecting replacement parts, with the focus on safety, performance, and cost effectiveness.

Don’t miss the chance to hear firsthand the latest word on the PPSV brake systems and the results of the most recent testing. Panel will include Michigan State Police brake experts and representatives from manufacturers of police specific braking systems.

10:00am – 11:00am


3. Locked and Loaded or Wired-In
Mobile Technology Update

Location: MCCC, Cotton Row

4. Upfitting – The Future Is Now
Upfitting Tips from the Pros

Location: MCCC, Mississippi/Sultana

How the Installed, Integrated, Intelligent (I3) upfit improves today’s emergency vehicle

The emergency vehicle upfitting industry has evolved rapidly over the past half-decade. Improved vehicle platforms, sophisticated warning systems, and comprehensive OEM options help fleets take things to the next level: the I3 upfit. We will discuss the three components of I3 upfitting: Installation, Integration, and Intelligence. I3 upfitting provides fleet managers with the framework to achieve those goals and modernize fleets regardless of size or make up. The technologies that drive the I3 upfit are readily available, effective, and the clear way forward. The future is now. Is your fleet ready?

Moderator: Capt. Matt Ayers, Sevierville Police Department, PFE-Co-Chair, Mr. Jason Beaver, CAP Fleet Upfitters, Mr. Scott Coy, EVC, LLC

11:15am – 12:15pm


5. Make an Impression
Change the look of your Fleet with Vehicle Graphics & Wraps

Location: MCCC, Mississippi/Sultana

Vehicle graphics and wraps are impacting the look of transportation with an economical alternative to traditional paint designs. From delivery trucks, to city buses to company cars, designs can be detailed and colorful. These vehicles often stand-out from the crowd, leaving a greater impression as they navigate the roadways. Attend this class and learn how these design tools can be used on police vehicles instead of a conventional two-tone paint treatment and how this graphic innovation can be maximized for your fleet.

Presenters: Mr. Dave Martine, The Artworks Unlimited

6. Going Green
Green Fleet and Electric Vehicles

Location: MCCC, Cotton Row

12:15pm – 1:30pm

LUNCH – On Your Own

1:30pm –6:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Location: MCCC, Main Hall

6:00pm -

Evening Event – More info to come

Location: TBD

If it's summertime in Memphis, then it's Rooftop Party season at The Peabody Hotel. Join your colleagues for a great networking event with a great view of the city. There is also indoor space as well during this event.

Sponsored by SoundOff Signal Corp. & Setina Manufacturing Inc.

Thursday, August 24
8:30am –12:00pm


Location: MCCC, Outside Main Hall

9:00am – 1:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Location: MCCC, Main Hall

1:00pm – 1:50pm

LUNCH – On Your Own

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Tire Tracks

Tire Forensics

Location: MCCC, Cotton Row

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

3:15pm – 4:15pm


7. The Big Picture
Fleet Management 102

Location: MCCC, Mississippi/Sultana

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.

8. When Disaster Strikes
Emergency Preparedness

Location: MCCC, Cotton Row

4:15pm – 4:45pm

Wrap-Up Session/Adjournment

Location: MCCC, Cotton Row

Moderators: Mr. Henry Kingwill; Mr. Pete Kingwill, Police Fleet Expo, Capt. Matt Ayers, Sevierville Police Department

*Schedule subject to change without notice*