Congratulations on a VERY successful 2021 Conference!

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Announcing our 2022 International Training Conference!

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PLEASE NOTE: The Conference Hotel has a deadline of July 15, 2022 to receive our conference room rate.  You must make your VLEOA Conference Registration FIRST, then we will send you the information to make your hotel reservation.  Please do not wait to make your conference reservation!  ​Make your hotel and conference registration reservations early to save money!

 

Please note: All participants should closely follow travel restrictions and safety protocols that are in place for COVID-19.
VLEOA is not responsible for additional costs incurred by attendees or the inability to travel related to the Pandemic or for any other reason.

 

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Conference Hotel

The Ashford International, Kent, UK
Situated in the "Garden of England" in Kent’s leafy green landscape and with the impressive Cliffs of Dover just around the corner, it’s hard to believe the Ashford International’s proximity to the Eurostar terminal, Channel Tunnel and London.  Located at Simone Weil Ave, Ashford TN24 8UX, United Kingdom, this is a four-star hotel tucked away in idyllic Kent but with London’s bright lights and historic sites conveniently close by. Learn more about this beautiful area of England
here.

 

Conference rates are UNBELIEVABLE for this four-star venue: 

  • £115 (approximately $157) for a single occupancy room per night, with breakfast included

  • £127 (approximately $173) for a double occupancy room per night, with breakfast included

These rates listed above INCLUDE taxes.


Some notes about our stay at this hotel:

  • Rooms have been blocked October 26, 2022 through October 30, 2022.

  • Guests can also book additional nights on either side of the room block nights, subject to availability, at the same conference room rate.

  • You will be charged for your entire stay on your credit card upon reservation, however, all reservations can be cancelled for a full refund, but only through July 29, 2022.  Any cancellations made after this date are subject to cancellation fees.

  • IMPORTANT: It is unusual for this hotel to allow refundable payments made for events like this, so if you are told that your reservation payment is not refundable, that is not true.  We have it in writing that all payments for room reservations can be cancelled for a full refund, but only through July 29, 2022.

  • If you make a reservation and check out early, an early check-out fee will apply.


Important information about your hotel reservation: The registration process is changing for the hotel.  We will soon have a registration web link.  We will send this information out to all registrants as soon as we have it available.


​WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you do not make any air reservations until your hotel booking is confirmed.

Follow the steps below to register:

  1. REGISTER NOW FOR THE CONFERENCE BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW

  2. Receive information in your conference confirmation email to register for your hotel room online.  Use the web link to register and make your deposit.

  3. Book your flights or other travel as necessary

Conference Registration

Member Registration:

  • Conference registration from April 16th-May 31st: $129 (approximately £97)

  • LATE conference registration from June 1: $179 (approximately £134)

Non-Member Registration:

(Please note that non-members will receive a three-year membership as part of the conference registration costs.  However, VLEOA reserves the right to deny membership and conference attendance to anyone who does not meet our membership requirements.  Non-members must register by September 30, 2022 for the conference at the latest):

  • Conference registration from April 16th-May 31st: $204 (approximately £153)

  • LATE conference registration from June 1: $254 (approximately £189)

Non-members will register for the conference and for membership at the same time.  Non-members who intend on registering for the conference MUST meet one of the following criteria, OR be an invited guest of the VLEOA or host organization, a conference presenter, or an academic (with credentials of such):

  1. Currently serving volunteer or full-time law enforcement officer/member in good standing with their respective organization.

  2. Retired (not resigned) in good standing from a volunteer or full-time law enforcement role and be able to provide evidence of official retired status.

If a non-member submits conference registration and cannot be verified as a member or as a guest, the conference registration will be refunded and the applicant will be unable to attend the conference.

Important information for non-members: in order to speed up the processing of your membership we ask that all non-members who register for the conference send an email to harold.wax@policereserve.org with a copy of your agency credentials (or a contact person-with email address and phone number-at your agency if you are not authorized to send those copies) as soon as you register. If you are a conference presenter or academic wishing to attend the conference, please register as a non-member and send an email to Harold Wax (email above) indicating your status for conference registration. Conference presenters and academics who are invited to attend the conference will pay the non-member conference rate, but cannot receive membership in VLEOA unless they meet membership criteria.

You can review our refund policy here: https://vleoa.wildapricot.org/EventRefundPolicy/

Guests:

Members or non-members can bring a guest to the opening ceremony and the closing banquet for $50 (approximately £38). Please be sure to select this option during the registration process.

Travel

The hotel is a couple of hours travel by train from both Gatwick and Heathrow Airports. Travel information between the airports and the hotel will be provided after conference registration.  On select conference arrival dates there will be local volunteer police officers available at prearranged locations to assist conference attendees with travel on the trains.  Travel by train, if reservation is made in advance, can cost as low as approximately $30-$60 one way.  Information will be emailed to registered conference attendees with suggestions and directions on how to get from the airports to the conference hotel in the next few months.

All travel during and for the conference will be provided.

Photography Disclaimer: Any person who attends a Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Alliance (VLEOA) event (including in-person or recorded video-conference formats) grants permission to the VLEOA and any officers, directors, and advisors in their individual or association capacity to capture his or her visual image, including but not limited to photographs, digital images, or accompanying written descriptions, and, without notifying such person, to use his or her name and such images for any purpose, including advertisements for future programs and events, articles (in electronic or printed format), the VLEOA website, book publications, and to promote the association and volunteer policing in general.

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2022 Draft Conference Training Schedule

Information provided here is subject to change

Friday, 28 October

 

0830: Police Tours, multiple groups

1200: Lunch

1300: Police Tours, multiple groups

1600:  Social events, optional trips, ride-alongs, dinner on own, social time

 

Saturday, 29 October

 

0800: Depart hotel for the Kent Police College

- multiple training sessions available in groups

1200: Lunch

1300: Kent Police College training continues

1400:  Transportation back to hotel

1600:  Social events, optional trips, ride-alongs, dinner on own, social time

Sunday, 30 October

 

0800: Depart hotel for the Kent Police College

- multiple training sessions available in groups

1200: Lunch

1300: Kent Police College training continues

1400:  Transportation back to hotel

1900:  Social event and reception

1945: Closing Banquet

Thursday, 27 October

 

0830: Registration and Networking

0900: Opening Ceremony

1000: Speakers

1200: Lunch

1300: London Bridge Incident Speaker

1700:  Training ends, Ridealongs, social time

1700:  Dinner on own

 

Things to do with an extended stay in Kent:

 -Previous International Training Conferences-

2019 VLEOA Training Conference, Orlando Florida

Participants of 2019 VLEOA International Training Conference in Orlando, Florida

with Orange County Sheriff John Mina (center left) and
Florida Highway Patrol Colonel Gene Spaulding (center right)

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2018 VLEOA Training Conference: Washington, DC

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Additional Past Conferences

2017: Dallas, TX

2016: Toronto, Ontario

2015: Tampa, FL

2014: Lafayette, LA

2013: Orlando , FL