The police departments of Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody will entertain law enforcement agencies from around the world this weekend.
The International Conference for Police and Law Enforcement Executives will be held June 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, according to a press release.
Guests from Israel, Austria, Canada and Great Britain will speak at the conference, the press release says.
“Our role in law enforcement doesn’t end at a city line, and partnering to discuss how we prepare for the future is a natural extension of how Sandy Springs, Atlanta and Dunwoody currently work together,” Sandy Springs Public Safety Director Terry Sult said in the press release.
“Every police department’s key mission is to fight crime. However, it can be increasingly difficult due to a myriad of challenges such as shrinking budgets and sophisticated criminal thinking,” Atlanta Police Chief George Turner said in the press release. “Conferences like this one allow police executives to discuss, brainstorm, and share their experiences so we can all learn from one another.”
“The goal of the three days is to share experiences and plan ahead. The Conference enables experienced veterans the opportunity to share those real-world experiences with the next generation of police leadership in addition to sharing strategies that can benefit us all tomorrow,” Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan said in the press release.
The press release says topics will include, “shifts in economic and social factors and the emergence of home grown terrorism, integrating city government initiatives alongside crime prevention, managing the message with social media and doing more with shrinking budgets.”