This weekend is the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2013 Conference and Expo, held this year at Philadelphia’s Convention Center.
Chief Ramsey is excited
With senior local law enforcement clearly pumped for the event, and with Philadelphia’s police fleet as a feature of the conference, the Declaration decided to get a look at preparations to see what was in store.
The decor is extensive in the lobby and concourse areas – we sneaked a peek into one of the expo rooms which was crowded and busy with vendors and departments erecting displays.
Most impressive of all are the “Welcome” decorations in the Grand Room (click the image for full panoramic size).
From our photographic investigation, we’ve determined to our satisfaction that this year’s surprise keynote speaker will either be: 1) King Kong OR 2) The Wizard of Oz.
The Declaration will be paying a visit to the conference this weekend, in hopes of obtaining comments from police executives regarding how a department can restore the public’s trust in the face of egregious abuses.