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  ACJA-LAE National Conference (continued)

81st National Conference
American Criminal Justice Association - Lambda Alpha Epsilon

Christina Fouse, 2018 Conference Director, Joe Davenport, Conference Coordinator and Region 6 President, and Region 6 members are working to give you five days of workshops and competitive activities pertaining to the criminal justice disciplines, outstanding speakers, entertainment, and displays.

Conference Themes:

Modern Technology, Police Training & Equipment (AM)
Police Accountability & Community Involvement (PM)

Air Travel:   The Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Rockside Hotel is less than 12 miles from Hopkins International Airport. 

Transportation to / from the Hotel:   The Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to/from the airport and within five miles of the Hotel.

Overview of Hotel and Surrounding Area:   The Embassy Suites by Hilton Cleveland Rockside Hotel is  located at the intersection of I-480 and I-77 and is 10 minutes from downtown Cleveland.  Every room is a two-room suite including a private bedroom and separate living area with a sofa bed, armchair and work table, wet bar, refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker.    The Hotel offers dining at the Embassy Grille Restaurant which is open for breakfast and dinner.  The Hotel also offers a FREE made-to-order breakfast for Hotel guests.  Surrounding restaurants include the Bonefish Grill, Corleones, Delmonico's Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse, and McDonalds.  The Hotel has a fitness center, whirlpool, billiards tables, and an indoor swimming pool.  The Hotel also has a shuttle that will take members within a five mile radius of the Hotel based on availability.  The Hotel is a 100% Smoke-Free facility.

Conference Room Rate:  The room rate will be $120.00 (includes tax) (single thru quad) Rooms must be booked by Thursday, February 15, 2018 to avoid a higher room rate.  Check-in time is 3:00PM and check-out time is 12:00PM.  Members are urged to make their room reservations through one of the following methods:

  • By Phone:  Please call (216) 986-9900.  Ask for the Group Block (American Criminal Justice) or code ACJ when making room reservations by telephone.
  • By Internet:  Click on Booking Link.  Select room dates.  Click on "Add Special Rate Codes" and a drop-down box will provide several choices.  Type the Group Code (ACJ) in the box for Group Code.  Click - Check Availability.  Continue until you get your Confirmation Number.

The Conference rate is available 3 days before and 3 days after the Conference, subject to availability.

Hotel Parking:
   The Hotel offers FREE parking and can accommodate oversized vehicles.

Conference Registration Fee:    The Conference registration fees are as follows:

          Pre-registration Members:  $180
          Pre-registration Guest:  $150
          Member Registration Onsite:  $230
          Guest Registration Onsite:  $200

The cut-off date to receive the Pre-registration fees will be February 23, 2018.  Registrations must be POSTMARKED by this date.
The Registration Fee covers participation in all competitions, the Opening Banquet Dinner, Star Member Reception, and Closing Banquet Dinner/Dance.  Guests ARE NOT ELIGIBLE to compete in the competitions.

Conference Registration Form 

Conference "Things You Need to Know"

 Conference T-Shirt Order Form  (to be added at a later date)

Please Note: 
The Conference Information and Registration Form will
only be available ONLINE.  Packets will not be
 mailed to each individual member.

Firearms and Physical Agility Competitions:   The Firearms Competition will be held at the Stonewall Limited Gun Shop, an indoor range.  Shooters will not be charged a range fee but must bring their own ammunition or buy ammunition at the Range.  Members can call the Range at (440) 526-0029 to check on ammunition prices.  The Physical Agility Competition will be held next to the Firearms Range.

All participants MUST attend the Safety Meeting on Tuesday, March 20th to sign waivers.  Participants WILL NOT be allowed to compete if they do not attend the Safety Meeting.

Written Competitions:

The textbooks for the Written Competitions are as follows: 

Juvenile Justice Exam:   Juvenile Delinquency:  Theory, Practice and Law 13th edition by Larry Siegel and Brandon Welsh ISBN-10: 1337091839

Corrections Exam:   Corrections:  The Essentials 3rd edition by Mary Stohr and Anthony Walsh

Criminal Law Exam:   America's Courts and the Criminal Justice System 12th edition by David Neubauer ISBN-10:  1305261054

Police Management & Operations Exam:  Police and Society 7th edition by Kenneth Novak, Gary Cordner, Brad Smith  and Roy Roberg ISBN-10: 0190639210 

ACJA/LAE Knowledge Exam:

  • National Bylaws;
  • National Standing Rules;
  • National Brochure;
  • ACJA/LAE History;
  • National Oath & Symbolism Booklet

(The above publications are available from the National Office.) (ACJA/LAE History, Bylaws and Standing Rules are available on our website.) 

Opening Banquet Speaker:  Chief Michael J. Kilbane will be the Opening Banquet Speaker. 

Workshop Speaker(s): 

Critical Incident Decision Making (DM) for Law Enforcement Officials: Can Technology applications improve DM Abilities Under Pressure?

Brief description of Workshop contentsUsing the theoretical framework described in performance psychology, we will examine the processes that influence DM in high pressure situations. The research questions we will attempt to answer are: (1) What is meant by ‘optimizing decision making, (2) can technology develop more accurate and efficient perceptual-cognitive skills, (3) can laboratory trained DM skills transfer to the police environment and, (4) if DM positively transfers, will it positively affect performance by optimizing DM? Drawing from the latest research in performance psychology and neuroscience, Roy Bedard presents an informative and thought-provoking lecture on how the process of improving DM impacts the criminal justice system including cops, courts and corrections.

 Brief description of the Presenter – Roy Bedard is a law enforcement officer, inventor, educator, consultant and trainer. A doctoral candidate in sport, exercise and performance psychology, Roy has worked with law enforcement, corrections, and military personnel in the area of use of force, legal issues and human performance for over 30 years. Roy has achieved national and international notoriety in professional circles for his innovative programs and cutting-edge presentations. Today, Roy travels extensively to share his expertise with members of the criminal justice community.

Presenter’s Web Address:  www.roybedard.com

Presenter’s Email Address:  rbedard@rrbsystems.com

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