Kansas Peace Officers Association

P.O. Box 2592, Wichita, KS 67201
(316) 722-8433  |  kpoa@kpoa.org

"Co-operation and Justice"

KPOA Training Conference

  • 09/09/2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • 09/11/2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Drury Plaza Hotel 400 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS



KPOA Annual Training Conference - Wichita, Kansas

2024 KPOA
Training Conference

September 9-11, 2024

Drury Plaza Hotel
400 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS

The cutoff date to reserve rooms at the Drury Plaza Hotel is August 7th.
You may reserve your room online at  https://www.druryhotels.com/bookandstay/newreservation/?groupno=10094088
or you may call 800-325-0720 and provide group number: #10094088.  

The Drury Plaza Hotel offers breakfast and a light dinner buffet for those registered and staying at the hotel.   

Lunch will be provided each day of the conference.

(Times Subject to Change)

Monday, Sept. 9th: 

  • 7:00 AM - Check-In
  • 7:30 AM - Opening
  • 8:00 AM - Noon - Emotional & Mental Wellness in Law Enforcement -
    • Dr. Jenny Prohaska & Brent Cartwright
  • Noon Lunch provide by KDOT
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Vendor Exhibition
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Tulsa Active Shooter Incident:  Natalie Building Debrief 
    • Captain Richard Meulenberg is a law enforcement professional with 28 years of service to the Tulsa Police Department. Throughout his career, he has been assigned to various roles, including Patrol, Crime Scene Investigation, Project Management, and currently the Communications Unit Commander.

      Notably, Captain Meulenberg has served as a member of the Incident Management Team for 8 years, providing critical expertise in crisis management and response. Additionally, he was assigned as an Intelligence Officer for 8 years on the Special Operations Team, showcasing his ability to work effectively in high-pressure situations.

      As a seasoned commander, Captain Meulenberg brings a unique blend of operational expertise, strategic insight, and leadership acumen to his presentations. His extensive experience in incident management, special operations, and communications makes him a resource for law enforcement professionals and emergency responders.

      Captain Meulenberg's commitment to public safety, combined with his passion for sharing knowledge and best practices, ensures that his presentations are informative, engaging, and relevant.

      Since 1995 Mike has been a member of the Special Operations Team, serving as the Team Commander since 2014. He holds numerous law enforcement certifications related to the tactical field and regularly coordinates and teaches in a wide variety of topics. His students range from new recruits in the academy to veteran officers with TPD as well as outside agencies. Mike has been teaching active shooter preparation and response to officers as well as civilian audiences for over 20 years, and he was the incident commander at the Natalie Building on June 1, 2022.

    • Mike Eckert is a Captain with the Tulsa Police Department. He has been with TPD since 1992 and has served in a variety of positions in his 30+year career. These positions include Patrol Officer, Patrol Supervisor and Patrol Shift Commander. Assignments in specialty units include Foot Beat, Street Crimes, Training division Sergeant, Field Training Program Coordinator, and Range Master.

Tuesday, Sept 10th

  • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Counterterrorism for Local Law Enforcement 
    • Lou Savelli, a retired NYPD Sergeant co-founded and supervised the NYPD Terrorism Interdiction Unit (TIU) after the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001. He was injured at ground zero during his response and duty in the rescue and recovery effort. He will discuss and show how local law enforcement has the best ability to identify, preempt and interdict a terrorist attack in their own jurisdiction and, often, other regions of the US. He will discuss effective tactics, problems faced, and how to overcome the lack of intelligence sharing still plaguing the law enforcement community at large, today. He will expose the 10 Signs of a Terrorist Attack, the Radicalization process leading to terrorist recruitment, the role of jails and prisons in radicalization and recruitment for terror organizations (domestic and foreign), and the importance and tactics of seeking out your own intelligence and cultivation of informants. He will expose how billions, if not trillions, of US dollars have been and are still funneled, every year, overseas into the hands of terrorists to be used against the US at home and abroad. He will, however, stress inter-agency cooperation, intelligence sharing, and professionalism. 
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch provided
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - NIBIN
  • 2:00 - 4:00 PM - 1st Amendment Auditors
    • Adam Mathias SAC Missouri Dept. of Revenue
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Annual Business Meeting / Legislative Updates

Wednesday, Sept. 11

  • 8:00 AM - 11 AM - Robb Elementary School Shooting, Uvalde, Texas Case Study 
    • Jeff Crow
  • Noon Lunch provided
  • 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Do you Have the Right to Remain Silent? Communication strategy for law enforcement.
    • Dr. Jeffrey Jarman is the Director of the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University. He teaches classes in persuasion, communication strategy, and political communication. He has served as a litigation consultant for more than a decade, providing support for witness preparation, case strategy development, and research on the persuasiveness of case themes.
  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - A Case of Racial Profiling - Biased-based Policing
    • Michelle Meier - Counsel - KS CPOST


A hospitality area will be open at the hotel each evening Sunday - Tuesday, September 8-10th.   

Tuesday evening, September 10th, attendees may attend a Minor League Baseball game, the Wichita Wind Surge v. the Tulsa Drillers and may bring a guest.

Conference Registration: $175.00  

HOTEL INFORMATION: The conference will be held at the Drury Plaza Broadview Hotel located at 400 W Douglas Ave in Wichita.  Room blocks are now available to reserve online at https://www.druryhotels.com/bookandstay/newreservation/?groupno=10094088 or you may call 800-325-0720 and provide group number: #10094088.  The cutoff date to reserve rooms at the conference rate is August 7, 2024.  


We are actively seeking vendors for our conference.
For more information visit our Corporate Sponsorship page.


KPOA Golf Tournament

A KPOA 4 Person Scramble Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, September 8th at Arthur B. Sim Golf Course in Wichita.   
Cost is $100.00 per person. 

KPOA Firearms Competition
The KPOA Annual Firearms Competition will be held on Sunday, September 8th at Trigger Guard Shooting Range, 313 N Meridian Rd in Wellington.

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