Every year our team at Safariland® looks forward to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference. It’s a time for us to meet face-to-face and talk one on one with the leaders in law enforcement. During the four-day conference, October 15-18, 2016, over 11,453 delegates attended. The members we meet, and stories we listen to help reconnect us in a very real way to our mission:
Together, We Save Lives.
The conference gives us an opportunity to see what’s new, and to launch our own breakthrough products and systems. This year we were excited to introduce the world’s first holster and camera auto-activation system. The Safariland auto-activation enabled 7TS™ duty holster automatically and securely activates a VIEVU® body-worn camera when an officer removes their weapon from its holstered position.
One of the highlights of the IACP was the chance to host Chief Daniel Linskey in an education session titled Technology for Trust-Building. Chief Linskey was the Incident Commander for the Boston Marathon Attacks, and he gave a demonstration using video footage captured at the incident, to explore how law enforcement can use current technologies to identify trends, protect officer well-being, and ensure public safety needs are addressed in a timely manner.
We were honoured to end the session with a book signing by Chief Linskey, who personalized Colin Powell’s book It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership. A long line-up of fans waited patiently to meet Chief Linskey in person, and thank him for sharing his knowledge and experience.
A year can seem like a long time, but we’re already working towards our next release and presentations at next year’s IACP in Philadelphia, October 21-24, 2017. See you there!