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Announcing our 2023 International Training Conference!
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 3-5, 2023

PLEASE NOTE: The Conference Hotel has allocated a limited number of rooms for our conference. 
After August 31, 2023
or after our allotment runs out (whichever comes first) you will no longer have access to our conference room rate (but additional resort rooms may be available at a higher cost). 
Please do not wait to make your reservation! 

The 2023 VLEOA Conference starts in:


Conference Hotel: Sunset Station Hotel and Casino


With an expansive casino floor, unbeatable entertainment, and an array of tasty eateries—no matter the experience you’re seeking, you’ll always find a great time and incredible value at Sunset Station Las Vegas, located at 1301 W Sunset Rd, Henderson, NV 89014


Make your reservation as quickly as possible (NOW!) to get our VLEOA rate of only $85 per night for single or double occupancy (plus a daily resort fee of $27.99 and taxes).  These rates are only available for Sunday, October 1, 2023 through checkout on Friday, October 6, 2023. Special rates are also available both before and after the conference if you plan on extending your stay.


PLEASE NOTE: The Conference Hotel has allocated a limited number of rooms for our conference.  After August 31, 2023 or after our allotment runs out (whichever comes first) you will no longer have access to our conference room rate (but additional resort rooms may be available at a higher cost). Please do not wait to make your reservation!


Some notes about our stay at this hotel:

  1. Breakfast is not included with the hotel price, but VLEOA will provide breakfast on the opening conference date, and possibly other dates.

  2. Complimentary basic Wi-Fi in guestrooms and public areas, excludes meeting/convention area.

  3. Our block of rooms is certain to run out, so don't wait to make your reservation.

  4. Complimentary valet and self-parking for hotel guests.

  5. You will be asked to leave a one-night deposit upon reservation confirmation which is fully refundable up to 72 hours before your arrival date.


Reservations can be made directly with the hotel here:: Click here to make hotel reservation  Or, conference attendees may also choose to call the hotel reservation line, 888-786-7389 and use the code SCILEOA to reserve at our conference rate.  Deadline for hotel reservations is June 30, 2023, BUT ROOMS  IN OUR BLOCK ARE CERTAIN TO SELL OUT SOONER.  Although we anticipate that resort rooms will still be available even if our block sells out, prices are likely to increase.

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

Hosted by the
Henderson, NV Police Department


Conference Ridealong Form


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General Conference Schedule

October 2, 2023

3pm-5pm: Registration for VLEOA Conference at conference hotel

5pm: "Reserve Policing Best Practices" Roundtable Discussion

7pm: Opportunities for ridealongs available (pre-sign up required)


October 3, 2023


6:30am-8am: Breakfast hosted by VLEOA


8am-11:45am: UNIFORM
Opening Ceremonies, photographs, Plenary Session


1:00pm: Afternoon sessions

7pm: Opportunities for ridealongs available (pre-sign up required)

October 4, 2023


8am: Bus transport

9am: Tracks of training


1pm-4pm: Training opportunities

4pm: VLEOA Board of Directors and Advisors meeting (all conference attendees invited)

7pm: Opportunities for ridealongs available (pre-sign up required).

October 5, 2023


8am: Bus transport

8:30am-12pm: Training opportunities


1pm-4pm: Training opportunities

6pm-9pm: Closing Ceremony and Banquet

** This is a rough draft of the conference schedule- updates will be provided to registered conference attendees and will be provided in conference handouts.

Conference Registration and Pricing

Regular Registration Pricing

  • On and after July 1, 2023:

    • $199 for members

    • $299 for current non-members (includes three year membership- must be eligible for membership to attend the conference)


Guest/Spouse Pricing

Add a spouse/guest for our opening breakfast and ceremonies and closing banquet for $79

General Conference Information


Arrival and Departure Transportation

  • Because the Las Vegas Airport is only 6 miles from the conference hotel, the best option for conference attendees is to arrange for your own ride-share or taxi transportation to the conference hotel.

    • Ride-sharing companies (Uber, Lyft, etc.) operate at the Las Vegas International Airport.  If you prefer to use ride-share companies for your transportation to the conference hotel, please follow airport signage, or seek information from the general information booths at the airport for further details.

  • Buses, fee-based shuttles, and other transportation may be available for a lower cost. 


Conference Transportation

  • All transportation for the conference is Included in your conference registration.  Bus and shuttle van transportation will be provided for all conference training activities with our host police department.  Please note:  Buses and other conference transportation vehicles will operate strictly on time, and they will not wait for late arriving participants.  Please carefully follow and adhere to the conference schedule.


Parking of Personal, Rented or Agency Vehicles

  • If you choose to rent a vehicle or drive your own vehicle, parking at the hotel is included with your hotel stay.


  • Business casual (polo shirts and long pants with closed-toe athletic shoes), or polo shirts and BDUs, with closed toe athletic shoes or boots, are recommended attire for all events except for the opening ceremonies on Tuesday, October 3rd (Check out our VLEOA Store for our 2023 Conference SALE items that might be great to wear during the conference - see "Our Store" tab above).

  • The opening session of the conference will begin on Tuesday, October 3 at 0800 in the hotel, following the breakfast sponsored by VLEOA.  Appropriate attire for the opening ceremony group photograph, and training sessions at the conference hotel for the opening day will be police uniforms, or business attire (i.e., coat & tie, etc.).  We expect some local/state dignitaries to attend the opening ceremony

  • Uniforms and firearms WILL NOT BE PERMITTED during any training exercises or classroom training at any police facilities.

  • Uniforms and firearms WILL NOT BE PERMITTED on ridealongs. If you choose to participate in this optional programming, please wear appropriate attire (business casual). Ballistic vests are optional and can be worn under outer clothing.

  • The conference hotel has also requested that firearms not be openly worn or exhibited during the conference within the hotel, except on uniform day, the opening session and uniform pictures, and then only if a weapon is required when you are in uniform.



  • Participants will be on their own for dinner for each night of the conference, except for the closing banquet.  At least one breakfast will be included with the conference registration, possibly more.  Box lunches will be provided when possible.


Closing Banquet

  • The closing banquet will be held from 6pm-9pm.  Appropriate attire for the closing banquet is business causal.  Some local dignitaries may attend the banquet.  Closing banquet provided only for registered conference attendees. Guests/spouses of conference attendees who would like to attend the closing banquet can purchase a separate ticket for the banquet and opening ceremony, but must do so in advance.


Collectors Exchange and Raffle

  • Back by popular demandPlease bring agency patches, challenge coins, pins and other agency mementos to trade with other conference participants.  We also ask each conference attendee to consider bringing one item worth $15-25 or more for sale at our closing raffle, with proceeds to benefit the VLEOA.  These items are most desired when they are police-related or are from a specific policing agency.

 -Previous International Training Conferences-

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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)


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

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