Honorary Co-Chair Welcome



Chief of Police
Edward A. Flynn
Milwaukee Police Department




As Chief of Police for the Milwaukee Police Department, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 44th annual training conference sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates. The City of Milwaukee is honored to host this event in 2008, based on Partnering for a Safer World. I am confident you will benefit from the time you have devoted to this purpose. The organizers from the Wisconsin Chapter have planned an agenda designed to offer valuable training, networking opportunities, and events that highlight Midwest charm. In addition to the National Academy delegates, I want to extend a warm welcome to the family members, guests and law enforcement/criminal justice personnel that are also attending. The Planning Committee has worked hard to offer activities to satisfy a wide variety of interests. We delight in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during this conference.

Gatherings of this nature provide the opportunity to meet new people and share successful strategies, while reinforcing our mission of protection and service. While most law enforcement officers are used to managing crisis on a daily (sometimes hourly basis) recent events across the country and throughout the world have prompted us to prepare for events of larger magnitude. This conference will focus on the importance of public - private partnerships with training sessions centered on the theme 2rt Century Policing: Think Globally, Act Locally.

In closing, I hope you enjoy your stay in Milwaukee and take advantage of our many recreational, cultural, and dining experiences. The city has a proud ethnic heritage and I trust you will experience the "GemUtlichkeit" or hospitality that exists. And when the conference ends, I hope you return to your agencies and communities renewed and motivated.


157th Session

Milwaukee Police Department

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