Conference 2018 - The Iowa State Police Association

Conference 2018

UPDATE 10/8: Golf tournament has been cancelled due to weather. Bags and cards at the hotel at 11am. Lunch for all conference attendees at the hotel at 1230.

The Dubuque Police Protective Association invites you to the 86th Annual Iowa State Police Association Conference, October 8–10 in Dubuque, Iowa! 

Conference Center and Host Hotel: Grand River Center / Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark, 350 Bell Street, Dubuque, Iowa

Hotel Reservations: 563-690-4000  (ISPA BLOCK)

Room Rates:  $99.00 Single / Double + tax 

OVERFLOW HOTEL: Holiday Inn, 450 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001

Reservations: 563-556-2000 (Mention this is for the Iowa State Police Association)

Rate: $99.00 + tax


























Educational speaker:

Captain Christopher M. Vanghele – Newtown Police Department

The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting:  An Emergency Response Retrospective

Presentation Description:

On 12/14/12 the Newtown Police Department responded to one of the worst school shootings in history.  A lone gunman shot his way into the Sandy Hook Elementary School and within minutes killed six teachers and twenty children.  As a first responder to the scene and as a leader within the Newtown Police Department, Captain Vanghele will share his experiences from that day and in the weeks and months that followed.  From a retrospective and lessons learned viewpoint, he will discuss the emergency response and the investigation as well as the aftermath of the event.  Captain Vanghele will discuss the various aspects regarding this tragic incident to include; the overwhelming outpouring of assistance, the mental health effects of trauma, community resiliency, law enforcement training issues, school security, active shooter response, and charting a course for the “new normal”.

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