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Preview: Police Fleet Expo WEST
time to gear up for the 2014 Police Fleet Expo - West in Kansas City, Mo. We
have been working hard to bring you professional and state-of-the-art
educational sessions, the most relevant exhibitors…and of course, outstanding
2014, we are introducing a few new formats to bring you more choices in classes
and the right mix of speakers to make them timely and informative. You have
questions, and the cross-section of other fleet professionals coming with us to
Kansas City will have the answers.
the popular Ride and Drive event makes its debut for our West event at the
Kansas City Motor Speedway. Our manufacturer partners will have their latest
offerings at the venue for you to see up close and personal both on and off the
track. Ask your questions and then get the answers through the experts working
with Dodge, Ford and General Motors. If that isn’t enough, find answers on your
own as you experience the urban speed performance of today’s best police
year will be a classroom session at the track discussing one of our most popular
topics: upfitting. Designed to compliment, not take away from, the Ride and
Drive experience, this session will discuss the process of safely and
ergonomically packing your patrol car with today’s necessities.
first day of the educational sessions, we jump in with our manufacturer
sessions. Our friends from Chevrolet,
Dodge and Ford will discuss their latest offerings, newest safety and
technology features, and offer you priceless information on the who’s who within
their organizations. Even if you’re not shopping for a new fleet, there is
endless value to connecting names and information with the right people to help
you get your job done.
the Ride & Drive to these sessions, plus the Expo floor, you will have
unparalleled access to the best in the business. The first day’s educational
topics end with our attendee favorite, the agency dialogue. Here we bring the
best in the business, you all, and the subject matter experts, the manufacturer
representatives, and seat you in a room based on your agency size. This is the
perfect catalyst to the next few days of networking and allows for an informal
format exchange of high-octane information.
will dive into exactly what you have been asking for in educational speakers.
This starts with a general session called Cop Tech. We have enlisted help from
the biggest names in in-car mobile computing for a roundtable discussion on
what’s new and what’s coming. Their information will help you sort out what’s
next for your agency and who you will be visiting on the Expo floor.
the new format, bringing you more choices for classes, is the addition of a
third concurrent session to broaden your educational base. We have formatted
these sessions to literally offer something for everyone: the professional
fleet manager, the fleet manager with other police duties, the shop supervisor,
and the maintenance technician.
first grouping offers personnel management, SHOP TECH, and Fleet Management 101
sessions. This is followed the next day by three additional sessions covering
shop management, tire forensics, and…well, check out the website for all the
details and how to register.
Scott Coy, Police Fleet Expo
Chair, was a lieutenant with the Western Michigan University Police Department.
He brought the practice of private business into government as it pertained to
his responsibilities at the department. This practice created a bar of
fiscal responsibility not only in the management of his department’s fleet, which
he had been doing since 2003, but has been shared via published articles and in
person with several agencies. Scott was also responsible for all technology
deployed at the department from radios to computers, whether it be in the
patrol car or office. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Published in Police Fleet Manager, Mar/Apr 2014
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