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Our ASU meeting is fast approaching! Mark your calendars to join us from 11-1 on Tuesday, November 6th at downtown Phoenix Post Office building – 522 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ  85004. Please have a display ready and be prepared to talk about why you love being a law enforcement planner!

In addition, it’s nominations time! If you or somebody you know wants to get involved and make a difference, nominate them for an IALEP-SW Chapter Executive Board! We are looking for nominations for President, Vice-President, and Secretary!  Send your nominations to Megan, marmstrong@glendaleaz.com.

Second Quarterly Meeting – Tuesday June 19, 2018!

Get ready, because our next meeting is right around the corner! Our second meeting of the year will be hosted by the Department of Public Safety (DPS), at their Training Compound, 2010 W. Encanto Blvd (use the keypad to buzz security for entry), Phoenix, on Tuesday June 19th.  Door opens at 8am and we will kick things off with networking and then at 8:30 we’ll move into our topics.  The link to the agenda can be found below.



2018: First Quarterly Meeting Recap

The Southwest Chapter is looking to update our Chapter Bylaws. We are looking for 3-5 volunteers to review and bring forward any changes to the Chapter for a vote of approval. In our first quarterly meeting a few things were discussed to include in the bylaws. To be consistent with the IALEP bylaw changes we discussed an option for a student membership. In addition, two-year terms for the board was suggested. If you are interested in being a member of this committee please email Cassie Johnson, IALEP SW President.

In addition, the Chapter will be offering an opportunity to assist members in attending the IALEP Annual Conference in El Paso, TX this September. If you would like to be entered in to a random drawing for your registration fees to be covered by the Chapter, please send your interest to Cassie with approval to attend from your chain of command. In the past we only asked for your interest however, we had difficulty finding a winner who was approved to attend the conference. The drawing is only for the cost of registration – no other travel costs are included.

If you have a case study or a topic that you would like to showcase how about providing a webinar through our partnership with Justice Clearinghouse? If you haven’t already created your account don’t wait! IALEP sponsored webinars are starting in a few months are there are many other topics that are covered on a regular basis. The Exchange included a list of topics that are scheduled over the next few months.

Pictured above – the Southwest Board, webmaster, and a student intern met to discuss topics and goals for 2018.

Final 2017 Quarterly Meeting Wrap-Up

The Chapter closed out 2017 with the last quarterly meeting hosted by Gilbert Police Manger Joe Go. Maricopa County Attorney Crime Analyst Erin Wickersham presented on Intelligence-Based prosecution and there was lengthy conversation on what is currently taking place in the various agencies. In addition, the Chapter is looking at ways to increase student participation!

If you have not heard, the Southwest Chapter Vice President Tim Gomez has recently started a new position with the Town of Paradise Valley, AZ as Executive Assistant to the Town Manager/Deputy Town Clerk. On behalf of the Board and the SW Chapter, we wish him the best of luck in his new position. We are so very grateful for his leadership on the Board the last two years!


Thank you to our members – and the 2017 SW Board!

Thank you to all our SW chapter members for another great year of training, meetings, networking, planning and more planning! We were excited to see so much interest from other agencies in the training opportunities hosted this year! We’re looking forward to an equally great 2018 filled with more training opportunities, discussion topics, and intra-agency collaboration! See everyone in the new year – and don’t forget to VOTE!


Southwest Chapter Represents at 2017 IALEP Annual Conference!

Held in San Diego, a number of IALEP Southwest members were able to attend this year’s Annual Conference!  Our very own President Cassie Johnson gave two presentations, and a number of our members received awards and recognition this year.

#cityhallselfie at August Quarterly Meeting!

On August 15th, attendees were treated to a presentation by Chandler Police Department Forensic Scientist Andrea Buller. Her presentation was titled: Heroin & Other Opioids – The Problem is Close to Home.

Additionally, Scottsdale PD presented naloxone training and the group discussed new Arizona reporting requirements related to drug overdoses.

To celebrate #cityhallselfie day, the group posed for this great photo in front of the Chandler Police Department.

Watch this site for the meeting minutes.  Also, watch for details regarding our next quarterly meeting on November 21st!

The IALEP Facebook Page Is Waiting For You:

https://www.facebook.com/IALEP.org/! Check out the IALEP Facebook page today and every day for information on upcoming planning webinars and related member news and updates.

2018 IALEP Schedule

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!

  Date   Event   Location
November 5-9, 2018 IALEP Fall Planner’s Course St. Louis, MO
November 6, 2018 Quarterly Chapter Meeting ASU – Phoenix
December 11, 2018 Quarterly Chapter Meeting Chandler, AZ

Agendas for the chapter meetings are still being worked out.  Watch this site for updates.  If you have any suggested topics for any of these meetings, please contact our Chapter Secretary, Megan Armstrong of the Glendale (AZ) Police Department.

We hope to see you at the next meeting!