March 6-10, 2019
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA


Dear CPCA Attendees:

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the City of Santa Clara as we host the 42nd Annual California Police Chiefs Association Training Symposium. Santa Clara is in the heart of Silicon Valley with a rich history and is considered the Center of What’s Possible. High-tech corporate giants, such as Agilent Technologies, Applied Materials, Cisco, Citrix, EMC, Intel, Oracle, NVidia, McAfee and Sun Microsystems, make Santa Clara a destination for innovators and business travelers from around the globe. Meanwhile, community assets, such as the Santa Clara Convention Center, California’s Great America Theme Park, Mission College, Santa Clara University, Triton Museum of Art, Levi’s Stadium and world-class shopping make Santa Clara a destination for visitors. We look forward to having you spend the week with us, as we highlight the venues and activities our community has to offer. 

Law enforcement is facing unprecedented challenges and expectations. As a result, the need for 21st Century leadership is more important than ever! This year's conference will focus on the ongoing efforts of all law enforcement leaders to develop strategies and solutions to manage continuously evolving legal, political, and operational issues. Now more than ever, questions about police accountability, police training (use of force), and organizational culture (implicit bias or racial profiling) are common. As a result of the intense scrutiny, the conference will have sessions to address communication platforms and approaches to improve community-police engagement and collaboration.

We are working closely with CPCA to bring attendees a wide range of training topics that are relevant to the current issues facing our profession today. These sessions will be complimented by the Industry Partner Solution Center that will highlight the latest trends in equipment and technology and additional resources available to help position your agency for continued productivity and success.

The Santa Clara Police Department is committed to providing 100% Contact - 100% of the Time to our residents and that includes ensuring our colleagues from throughout the state have an enjoyable and worthwhile conference. We hope that you, and members of your agency, join us in March 2019, to collaborate on ways to navigate the ever changing social and operational environment of modern policing. 


Michael J. Sellers
Chief of Police
Santa Clara Police Department


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