Dear CPCA Attendees:
On behalf of the California Police Chief’s Association (CPCA) Region No. 9 welcome to the 37th Annual Training Symposium. Your host agencies, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Capitola, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Salinas, Sand City, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Seaside and Watsonville Police Departments, along with the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, have collaborated to bring you an educational and enjoyable experience. This year’s theme, “Safer Communities through Stronger Partnerships,” symbolizes the power that collective thinking and collaboration can create in our chosen profession. The ever changing landscape in which we operate requires we no longer stand alone but instead band together to effect real change as we strive to make our communities safe. This time in the history of law enforcement will be remembered for its innovation. As today’s law enforcement leaders, we have an opportunity to leave a legacy upon this noblest profession by reshaping the way law enforcement services are delivered, moving forward.
This year’s Symposium will offer sessions on leadership, legal updates, consolidation, regionalization, collaboration, and many other topics of interest that challenge our organizations. Panel discussions will provide you with the opportunity to learn about the successes of other law enforcement agencies, and the innovative concepts they employ. Informal networking will enhance the learning process, and provide an opportunity to strengthen existing relationships while building new ones, with the best and brightest law enforcement has to offer. We sincerely hope you leave the symposium re-energized, re-purposed, and re-committed.
We hope you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Monterey Bay Area and Salinas Valley. Whether you enjoy shopping, golfing, hiking, biking, wine tasting, skydiving, or amusement rides at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, the Monterey Bay Area has something for everyone. The Conference staff is available to help should you have specific questions.
Welcome and enjoy your visit.
Chief Michael Calhoun, Carmel-by-the Sea Police
Chief Rudy Escalante, Capitola Police
Chief Edmundo Rodriguez, Marina Police
Chief Philip J. Penko, Monterey Police
Chief Vicki Myers, Pacific Grove Police
Chief Kelly McMillin, Salinas Police
Chief Michael Klein, Sand City Police
Chief Kevin Vogel, Santa Cruz Police
Chief John Weiss, Scotts Valley Police
Chief Vicki Myers, Seaside Police
Chief Manny Solano, Watsonville Police
Sheriff Scott Miller, Monterey County