2014 Schedule of Events

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Tuesday, April 29
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Registration
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Outside Bartle Hall D
 
4:00pm - 9:00pm
Ride & Drive Event (Kansas City Police Academy)
Attendees will be bussed to the Kansas City Police Academy. Busses will depart/return to the Kansas City Convention Center. We will have multiple busses on rotation, going to/from the event throughout the afternoon and evening. Attendees will be able to:
  • Test drive the latest vehicles from Chevrolet, Chrysler & Ford
  • Test drive an electric motorcycle from Zero Motorcycles
  • Check out a light bar demonstration with all the key players, held in the evening
  • There will also be a siren demonstration
  • Observe several static displays and chat with salespeople on hand
  • Enjoy a good ‘ol KC Barbecue dinner at the track (Prepared by one of KCPD’s finest; Dan Ulledahl). Dinner will be served from 5:00pm-6:00pm
NOTE: ALL those interested in driving an automobile or motorcycle will be subject to a Breathalyzer Test (conducted onsite) before they will be permitted to drive any motorized vehicle. There will be a "Zero Tolerance" Policy in order to operate a motor vehicle. This is for your safety as there has been an instance in the past (not a PFE show) where an accident was caused due to the driver being 'under the influence' at a ride & drive event.
 
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by Chevrolet, Chrysler LLC & Ford Motor Company
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Wednesday, April 30
8:00am - 5:00pm
Registration
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Outside Bartle Hall D
 
8:30am - 9:00am
Opening Welcome Session
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2215

Guest Speaker: Lt. Col. Randall Hundley, Kansas City Police Department
Guest: Honor Guard, Kansas City Police Department
Moderator: Lt. Scott D. Coy, Chair, Police Fleet Expo-WEST
 
9:15am - 2:45pm
Vehicle Manufacturer Dialogues
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2215

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. Be on the cutting edge to hear from the manufacturer experts to empower you to improve your fleet and inform your command of recent developments.

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 - Ford Motor Company
Moderator: Mr. Steve Shumway, Thurston County Fleet Operation

10:45am - 12:00pm - Chevrolet Division
Presenters: Mr. Dana Hammer, Manager Law Enforcement Vehicles, Mr. Brian Bowden, Scott Vandekerckhove
Moderator: Mr. Steve Shumway, Thurston County Fleet Operation

12:00pm - 1:25pm - LUNCH - On Your Own

1:30pm - 2:45pm - Chrysler Group, LLC
Presenters: Mr. George Bomanski, National Government Fleet Service Manager, Mr. David Callery, Program Manager/Police & Emergency Response Vehicles
Moderator: Mr. Steve Shumway, Thurston County Fleet Operation
 
3:00pm - 4:30pm
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: Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2209
Moderators: Ofcr. Dennis Cox, Bonner Springs Police Department, Capt. Joseph Chapman, Oak Grove MO Police Department

Medium Agency; 50 to 150 Vehicles
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2210
Moderators: Capt. Matt Ayers, Sevierville Police Department, Mr. Alex Nelson, Pierce County Fleet

Large and Federal Agencies; more than 150 Vehicles
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2211
Moderators: Mr. Mark Crawford, Kansas City MO Police Department, Mr. Bill DeRousse, Fleet Services Consulting

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 Kansas City
  • Identify solutions for short and long term issues
  • Learn you’re not alone tackling everyday challenges
 
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Hospitality Suite
Location: Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel, Room: Andy Kirk A/B

Join your colleagues for this relaxing networking event. This is a low-key atmosphere conducive to getting to know your colleagues; discussing common problems and sharing solutions with the very people that do the same job as you. Complimentary beer and wine will be served.
 
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by Adamson Industries Corporation, Big Sky Racks and Setina Manufacturing Co
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Thursday, May 1
8:00am - 5:00pm
Registration
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Outside Bartle Hall D
 
8:30am - 9:45am
Technology Round Table - Cop Tech
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2215

Presenters/Moderators Capt. Matt Ayers, Sevierville Police Department, Mr. John Lamb, Getac
 
10:00am - 11:00am
Accident Cost Management
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2215

Want to know what the average repair cost is from one vehicle type to another? We will introduce you to methods of capturing and controlling your vehicle collision repair costs. We will review one fleet’s total accident costs, number of accidents by department, annual miles driven, total recovered costs and accident costs per mile. How do your numbers compare? You will learn useful tools for the management of your fleet accidents and why these costs are important to know.

Class Objectives:
  • Learn which tools are available to capture costs and why it matters
  • What kind of costs are available
  • How you can use this cost data to impress management
  • Learn what a mid-size police department’s costs were over the past 3-5 years for comparison
Presenters: Ms. Kathi Croze, The CEI Group, Inc., Mr. David Henrichs, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Bill DeRousse, Police Fleet Institute
Moderator: Capt. John Wheeler, Cole County Sheriff’s Office
 
11:15am - 12:30pm
Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, and 3

1. Recruit, Train and Retain Your Staff
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2209

Employees who feel, and more importantly know, they are valued are less likely to seek employment elsewhere. Take genuine care of your people and they in turn will take care of the business.

Class Objectives:
  • Gain expanded insight into employee motivation
  • Learn the difference between hire right and hire right now
  • Pick up techniques on how to grow recruitment, training and retention programs
  • Learn the principal point; recruitment, training and retention are interwoven and dynamic issues
Presenter: Mr. Paul Van Sickle, Van Sickle Consulting, LLC
Moderator: Capt. Joseph Chapman, Oak Grove MO Police Department



2. Purchasing and Using a Fleet Management Software System – New Technologies Available To Fleets
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2210

Regardless of your working budget, having a fleet-management software system will make a world of difference. We will talk about tracking your parts purchasing costs, equipment purchase and repair costs, your building maintenance costs, warranty recovery costs, fuel cost and vehicle usage, and your CPM costs. How many times are you asked if your capital or operating costs are competitive? Without a fleet-management software program, it is hard to tell. Do you know now what your benchmark costs are? Would your benchmark costs be competitive in a bid to privatize your fleet? Our three fleet management experts will provide you with the answers and tools to benefit your fleet operation.

Class Objectives:
  • Determine your department’s needs for a fleet-management software system
  • Learn how to write special reports
  • Discuss paperless option
  • Learn how to track parts
  • Learn which fleet management benchmarks can be tracked
  • Leveraging technology to streamline fleet practices
  • Standardize fleet data to support informed decisions and oversight
  • Set realistic expectations
  • Deploy what works now and provides the greatest return
Presenters: Ron Katz, Chevin Fleet Management Software Systems, Jason Wonase, Collective Data, Fleet Management, Jan Smith, RTA, Fleet Management Software
Moderator: Mr. Alex Nelson, Pierce County Fleet



3. Fleet Management 101
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2211

Managing your fleet today requires both technical and financial knowledge. You need to know what your costs are. What is your shop rate? You need to be able to brief the managers of your organization in what you do and how that benefits them. In this session we will talk about what tasks are important. We will discuss parts room costs and management and the productivity of your staff. Also, we’ll discuss warranty recovery, fuel tax recovery, accident costs and hazard waste costs. We’ll also cover when a vehicle should be repaired or replaced.

Class Objectives:
  • New equipment “in-processing” checklist
  • “Out-processing” sold equipment
  • Fleet mission statement
  • Parts room costs
  • Developing your service intervals
  • Warranty, fuel tax and accident recovery
  • Accident reports and cost-per-mile calculations
  • Equipment replacement goals
  • Cost to in-service a police car
  • Shop rates
  • Managed competition/privatization
Presenter: Mr. Bill DeRousse, DeRousse Consulting Services
Moderator: Capt. Matt Ayers, Sevierville Police Department
 
12:30pm - 1:25pm
LUNCH - On Your Own
 
1:30pm - 5:30pm
Exhibit Hall Open
 
6:45pm - 10:15pm
Concert Event, featuring “Summer Breeze”
Location: "Little Theater" at the KC Convention Center

Join us for a fun evening with a concert given by Summer Breeze, a popular Kansas City band. This event is for Attendees only. This will be held at the Little Theater at the KC Convention Center. Be sure to indicate your interest on the PFE-W Registration form. Tickets will be distributed by Digital Ally. Cash bar available.
 
Sponsored By:
Sponsored by Digital Ally
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Friday, May 2
8:00am - 12:00pm
Registration
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Outside Bartle Hall D
 
9:00am - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall Open
 
LUNCH
On your own
 
1:30pm - 2:45pm
LAPD and Cars of Tomorrow
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2215
Presenter: Sgt. Jason Liguori, Los Angeles Police Department
Moderator: Lt. Roy Compean, Victoria County Sheriff’s Office
 
3:00pm - 4:15pm
Concurrent Sessions 4 and 5

4. Equipment Replacement and Funding Strategies
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2209

Managing your fleet replacement today requires both technical and financial knowledge. You need to know what your costs are and what your shop rate is. You need to be able to brief the managers of your organization as to when equipment should or should not be replaced. In this session, we will talk about what equipment replacement strategies are important and why. We will talk about in-service checklists, the cost of specific services, and how these costs can be increased or lowered based on replacement schedules. We will discuss department cost history and why that is important to equipment replacement, sharing with you the auction reimbursement history of a particular city’s equipment. We will discuss the productivity of your staff and at what level it should be. We will talk about warranty recovery and fuel tax recovery. We will touch on what it should cost to put a police vehicle into service. We will also share with you the process to determine when a vehicle should be repaired or replaced.

Class Objectives:
  • Learn how to fund early equipment replacement
  • Learn how to create a fleet replacement policy
  • Learn what factors affect your equipment replacement cycles
  • Determine which equipment is underutilized and how to proceed
  • Get tips on how to write your equipment replacement specs and how your department should participate
  • Review checklists used to in-process new equipment and retire old equipment
  • Review replacement life cycle and costs and their value to your department
Presenter: Mr. Bill DeRousse, DeRousse Consulting Services
Moderator: Capt. Joseph Chapman, Oak Grove MO Police Department



5. Tire Forensics
Location: Kansas City Convention Center, Room 2215

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

Participants will learn to determine differences in tire conditions and how they occur. They will also be able to apply the information learned in investigations and determining accident profiles. This information can also be applied to your shop in reducing tire failure and increasing the tire life of your pursuit tires.

This will be a limited opportunity to learn from actual pursuit tire engineers and ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

Presenters: Mr. Norris “T.J.” Tennent, Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, Mr. Rick Wendt, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Moderator: Mr. Scott D. Coy, PFE Chair
 
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Wrap-up and Adjourn
Location: Kansas City Convention Center

Moderator: Mr. Scott D. Coy, PFE Chair
 
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VENUE
Kansas City Convention Center
Bartle Hall D
301 W 13th St, Suite 100
Kansas City MO 64105

OVERFLOW HOTELS

Crowne Plaza KC Downtown
1301 Wyandotte
Kansas City MO 64105
816-474-6664
Room Rate: $129/night
Mention Police Fleet Expo West or PFE
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The Aladdin Hotel
1215 Wyandotte
Kansas City MO 64105
816-421-8888
Room Rate: $129
Mention Police Fleet Expo West or PFE
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