2017 Chiefs’ In-Service and Annual Conference
April 30-May 2, 2017

Hilton-Downtown Columbus

Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 N. High St. ~ Columbus, OH 43215



Chiefs & Upper Command Online or Download
LIFE Members Online or Download


Exhibit Show Registration (free to attend)


Conference Flyer Download
Complete Conference Packet Download

Confirmed Presenters:

  • Dr. Tony Kern, Founding Partner/CEO, Convergent Performance, LLC
  • Special agent Michael Bret Hood, Ret’d., FBI NA Instructor
  • Randy Friedman, Training Director, Rite Academy, FL
  • Officer Julie Werhnyak, Ret’d., Tempe, AZ PD, President, Artemis Self-Defense
  • Karhlton Moore, Executive Director, Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services
  • Jonathan Downes, Attorney, Zashin & Rich, Co. LPA, Columbus
  • Mark Weaver, Attorney, Communications Counsel, Inc., Columbus
  • Chief Dwight Holcomb, Ret’d., Vice President, Security, The Dispatch Co.
  • Chief Josef Freyhof, Russells Point PD
  • Chief Ralph Portier, Groveport PD
  • Chief Tim Sabransky, CLEE, Ret’d., Loveland PD, University of Cincinnati
  • David King, Horne and King Architects
  • Sean Barbina, DS Architecture
  • Joseph Sidoti, OPOTA

Topics Include:

  • Going Pro: The Deliberate Practice of Professionalism
  • It’s What You Do Next That Matters
  • Sustaining Motivation by Being a Transformational Leader
  • Racial Intelligence and Executive Law Enforcement
  • DPS Compliance Project Update
  • Personnel Law Updates
  • Public Records Updates
  • Latest Developments in the Use of Social Media
  • Labor Contract Negotiations
  • Dying in Blue
  • Transitioning to Private Sector Security
  • Patrolling Chiefs Roundtable
  • Mentoring Program for New Chiefs
  • Scenario-Based Training
  • Do You Need A New Police Facility? – Considerations

Plus: 90+ Vendors Exhibit Show, Banquet, Chiefs’ Reception, and networking opportunities

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Chiefs and Senior Command Staff


  • Registration begins Sunday at 2:00 pm
  • Conference concludes Tuesday at noon


*$625 (Members- received by April 1)
*$655 (Members– received after April 1)
*$675 (Non Members- received by April 1)
*$695 (Non Members-received after April 1)

Note: Dress is business casual

*Fee includes: Two nights lodging, four meals, complimentary on-site parking, free Wi-Fi access, presentations, and materials





  • Donna Braxton, Annual Conference Director – donna.braxton@oacp.org
  • Monica Miller, Exhibitor Showcase – monica.miller@oacp.org
  • Jeff Hill, Education Program Director – jeff.hill@oacp.org
  • Renea Collins, CIS-AC Registrations – renea.collins@oacp.org

Or call 614-761-0330