IPTM's Leadership Summit

Hot Topics + Best Practices = Optimal Services

September 5-7, 2018 | St. Pete Beach, Florida

This three-day event will bring together public safety professionals from law enforcement, fire, corrections, etc. and provide leadership training for newly promoted supervisors, managers and tenured leaders.

Experts from around the country will share the latest information on the hottest issues facing today’s public safety agencies.

Sessions Include

  • Critical Leadership Strategies: A Bermuda Police Services Perspective
    Inspector Robert Cardwell, Bermuda Police Services
  • Developing Legally Sustainable Leaders
    Michael Durham, PLLC Attorney at Law
  • Facebook Success: Completely by Mistake
    Det. Lt. Timothy Cotton, Bangor (Maine) Police Dept.
  • Fentanyl: A National Crisis
    Dan Zsido, Nat'l Training & Education Director
    National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI)
  • Gaining the Operational Readiness Edge in Critical Incidents
    Captain Nick Lazaris, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
  • In the Eye of the Storm: Crisis Media Management for Executives
    Ronnie Jones, Louisiana State Police (Ret.)
  • Officer Down: The Stress of Wearing the Badge
    April Lott, President/CEO, Directions for Living
  • P.I.E.R. De-Escalation Model for Law Enforcement
    Bobby Kipper, The Kipper Group
  • Promotional Examination: Test Preparation
    Brent Ransom, Sawgrass Group, Inc.
  • Recruitment for the 21st Century
    Lt. Billie Taylor, Lakeland (Florida) Police Dept.
  • The Organizational Impacts of Legalized Marijuana in Washington State
    Dep. Chief Steve Johnson, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
  • The Value of Crime Analysis for the Law Enforcement Manager
    Chief Brett Railey (Ret.), Winter Park (Florida) Police Dept.
    Christopher Bruce, Analytical Director, IADLEST
  • Workforce Resiliency
    Woody A. Lee, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • And more.

Conference Location and Hotel Information

Tradewinds Island Resort

5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706

Room Rates (per night, plus 13% tax)

  • Standard Room: $135
  • Tropical View Room: $155
  • Tropical View One Bedroom Suite: $200
  • Gulf Front One Bedroom Suite: $220

The cut-off date for the group room rate is August 5, 2018.


To obtain the special conference rate, please select TradeWinds Island Grand when booking your room reservation. The group rate applies to hotel stays arriving on or after September 3, checking out by September 9, 2018.

Group Reservations: (800) 808-9833

Be sure to mention that you are an IPTM Leadership Conference 2018 participant or reference Group Code IPTM2018 to receive the group rate.


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