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Officer Recruitment, Retention & Selection West

Practices for Finding and Fostering Tomorrow’s Leaders

April 29-30, 2019
Hilton Mission Valley | San Diego, CA

Find creative solutions to our law enforcement’s recruitment and retention crisis. Learn successful techniques from other agencies for engaging with your community, hiring female officers, utilizing social media, and creating an environment that encourages officers to stay. Build a comprehensive plan for fostering leadership within your agency.

The first 100 attendees to register will receive a copy of the book
Recruitment, Selection, & Retention of Law Officers by Chief Patrick Oliver.

Key topics will include

Successful Recruitment Techniques for Reaching Female Officers presented by the City of Cleveland Police Department
The New Orleans Police Department shares their views on Incentive Programs to Improve Retention
Hear How Legalized Marijuana Changed Recruitment Efforts from the Fort Collins Police Department

The City of Richmond Police Department will discuss Strategies for Budget-Restricted Agencies to Retain Talent
Examine the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department’s practice of Utilizing Volunteers and Cadets for Cost-Effective and Compliant Recruitment

Who you’ll meet

  • Law enforcement, fire and public safety agencies including, but not limited to:
  • Police Chiefs and Sheriffs
  • Deputy and Assistant Chiefs and Sheriffs
  • Captains, Lieutenants and Commanders
  • Agency Recruitment Managers
  • City Personnel Directors
  • Municipal Personnel Employees
  • Civil Service Directors
  • Benefits of attending

Benefits of attending

Real-world methods for snagging the best recruits with fresh approaches from public safety and law enforcement agencies of all sizes, not vendors

Hear best practices for the successful recruitment and retention of women and minorities to advance diversity in your workforce
Gain insights into generational differences and learn ways to improve retention via quality of life and other non-monetary benefits
Identify tips and models for using technology, street investigations, and background profiles to grow your agency while reducing risk
Connect with agencies from across the country via interactive sessions and networking time


Chief Patrick Oliver

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

Cedarville University

Marvin “Ben” Haiman

Executive Director, Professional Development Bureau

D.C. Metropolitan Police Department

Antoinette Tull

HR Division Chief

City of Richmond Police Department

Lieutenant Katie Allen

Support Services Bureau

Winston-Salem Police Department

Deputy Superintendent John D. Thomas

Management Services Bureau

New Orleans Police Department

Sergeant Charmin J. Leon

Public Safety Recruitment Team

City of Cleveland Police Department

Jennifer A. Beskid

Director of Grants and Special Projects

Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions

Mike Boward

Training Officer

Fort Collins Police Department

Chief Betty Kelepecz


National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives



April 2019


  • 8:00 AM
    Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM

    Conference Sessions

    • - Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
    • - How to Stay Competitive in the Face of a National Recruitment Crisis
  • 10:00 AM
    Networking & Exhibit Break
  • 10:15 AM

    Conference Sessions

    • - Traits You Should Be Looking for in Tomorrow’s Officer
    • - The How-To Guide for Successful Social Media Recruitment
  • 12:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM

    Conference Sessions

    • - Creative Approaches for the Recruitment of Female Officers
    • - Building the Right Recruitent Team to Break Through Diversity Barriers
  • 3:00 PM
    Networking Break
  • 3:15 PM

    Conference Sessions

    • - Utilizing Volunteers and Cadets for Cost-Effective and Compliant Recruitment
    • - Is Bias Hiding in Your Hiring Process?
  • 5:00 PM
    Networking Reception
  • 6:00 PM
    End of Day


April 2019


  • 8:00 AM
    Networking Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM

    Conference Sessions

    • - Chairperson’s Recap of Day One
    • - Taking a Strategic Approach to Recruitment and Retention: How to Successfully Manage Tomorrow’s Multi-Generational Agency
  • 10:00 AM

    Networking Break

  • 10:15 AM

    Conference Sessions

    • - Bringing balance to the Workforce
    • - Incentive-Based Retention Practices for Combating Attrition
  • 12:00 PM

    Networking Luncheon

  • 1:00 PM

    Conference Sessions

    • - Grant Writing Strategies to Spark Recruitment Efforts
    • - How Has Legalized Marijuana Changed Recruitment Efforts?
  • 3:00 PM

    Conference Conclusion

Media Partners


Hilton San Diego Mission Valley

901 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA 92108

Located in the center of sunny San Diego, the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley hotel is minutes away from San Diego International Airport, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Mission Bay and Beaches, SeaWorld® San Diego, Old Town, iconic craft breweries and many other popular destinations.

Indulge in great amenities, including modern rooms and suites with relaxing walk-in showers, and an inviting outdoor pool.

Hotel MdR

IEN has negotiated a special room rate of $149/night. The venue is only offering this rate until March 29, 2019, so please book early.  Once the room block sells out pricing and availability will be at the venue’s discretion. 

To book at this special rate, call 800-682-6099 and mention group code "IE1" or register online

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