Message from Host

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 CALEA Summer Conference. The Grand Rapids Police Department and Grand Rapids Police Foundation have been working very hard to bring the best possible conference to West Michigan. Partnering with the Michigan Police Accreditation Coalition (MiPAC), we are honored to host the conference at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. I feel strongly that you will found our downtown vibrant and hospitable during your visit.

I encourage you to explore the conference’s exhibition area, where generous sponsors of this year’s conference are displaying the latest in law enforcement technology, equipment, and innovative practices. I also hope you enjoy, and are able to take advantage of, the diverse selection of training opportunities that CALEA has selected from our area experts.

I am confident that at the end of your stay you will have found Grand Rapids to be an exciting stop for the CALEA conference and we welcome you back any time!

Chief David Rahinsky