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MACP Professional Development Conference
February 4 - 6, 2015
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids

Conference Spotlight:

GORDON GRAHAM KEYNOTE SPEAKER

RISK MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS IN POLICE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS: ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF SUPERVISORY MANAGEMENT, AND EXECUTIVE PERSONNEL

10 AM – NOON, PANTLIND BALLROOM

Gordon Graham is a 33-year veteran of California law enforcement. His education in Risk Management and experience as a practicing Attorney, coupled with his extensive background in law enforcement, have allowed him to rapidly become recognized as a leading professional speaker in both private and public sector organizations with multiple areas of expertise. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear Gordon’s unique and sometimes humorous presentation on one of the most important jobs of a professional police executive: Risk Management.

Gordon will identify the Ten Families of Risk and the Five Pillars for success in a police organization.

It is suggested that you arrive early to this session to ensure a seat.

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