I am very pleased to announce our upcoming conference at the United Wireless Convention Center in Dodge City, KS attached to the Boot Hill Casino. You should have received an email with all the important details on the conference. We are still finalizing our complete agenda with instructors, but will have everything ready to go for our law enforcement on October 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm.
This year KPOA wanted to change things up by putting a conference together that not only recognizes the wellness or our law enforcement in Kansas, but our wellness for our families as well. Law enforcement is sometimes a thankless job. We see the worst of the worst, deal with unsurmountable stressful situations, loss of life (not only in our daily work, but our brother’s and sister’s in law enforcement), and on really good days get to be the ‘Hero’ to our citizens, family, and significant others we protect.
There are times law enforcement officers may think about quitting in times of adversity. I along with many others recognize the past year with defunding police, police reform, COVID, loss of loved ones, and other issues law enforcement has been facing throughout the nation, does make things hard for everyone. I offer up a quote: “When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.” I know why I started, I wanted to help people, try and make my community a better place for my children (which most of us did not even have yet) and of course….drive fast cars, get into chases and put the bad guys away! I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work across the State of Kansas with so many outstanding law enforcement that hold integrity, honor, and dedication to the highest standard. I applaud and thank you!
I hope you all will take the time to attend the KPOA 2021 Conference with your spouse and/or significant other. I want you to be able to collect some great information from our trainings you can utilize not only at work but at home I want you to have a great time networking and JUST RELAX…you deserve it!
“Bravery is not the absence of fear but Action in the face of fear”