The Sheboygan Police Department is hosting the 72nd Annual Southern Police Institute Alumni Association Conference at Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sheboygan, WI, from July 14 – 18, 2024.  We are inviting select vendors and sponsors to be a part of this event which attracts around 100 police professionals and their families from agencies of all sizes across the country to learn about current research and evidence-based best practices in policing.

          The Southern Police Institute was founded in 1951 and offers advanced instruction on current issues in policing through a professional certificate and continuing education methods.  The Southern Police Institute Alumni Association (SPIAA) is made up of graduates of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers’ and Command Officers’ Development courses, known as the AOC and CODC, respectively.  These courses are intensive, research-based and implementation-focused, and include instruction on best practices in leadership, police administration, budgeting, media and community relations, and managing organizational performance.

          The annual alumni conference provides an opportunity for attendees to stay up to date with developments in police research, legal issues and current best practices and to network with other police professionals and partners from around the country.  We believe that this experience imparts significant benefits to attendees, the police and sheriff’s departments they represent, and the communities they serve.

          The SPIAA 72nd conference will be offering limited space for vendors with booths directly adjacent to the conference meeting space as well as extensive opportunities to interact with the attendees through presentations during conference sessions and participation in networking events.  In addition, vendors and sponsors will be prominently featured as outlined in the Sponsor/Vendor Prospectus Package linked below.  Note that an Exhibit Booth is only $1,000 payable now to hold a booth.

  • Sponsor/Vendor Prospectus Package, print and sign application form, send with check, DOCX file
  • Sponsor/Vendor Prospectus Package, online fillable application form, print send with check, FILLABLE PDF file
  • Or, if you reviewed the Prospectus, are you ready to register and pay ONLINE Now?

Vendor Booth Only - $1,000 payable now
Sponsorships may include a booth. Check the Prospectus.
Additional fees are to be paid in full by MARCH 15, 2024
Conference Underwriter (includes booth) $10,000
Networking Event Sponsor (includes booth) $6,000
Banquet Sponsorship (includes booth) $4,000
Luncheon Sponsorship (includes booth) $3,000
Conference Partner (includes booth) $2,000
Vendor Booth (only) $1,000
Auxiliary Breakfast $500
Hospitality Room $500
President's Breakfast $500
Other donation/gift bags/door prizes welcome


                  Monday, July 15, 12:00 – 4:00 PM: Vendor check-in/setup

                  Tuesday, July 16, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Vendor expo open

                  Wednesday, July 17, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Vendor expo open

                  Thursday, July 18, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Vendor expo open

                  Thursday, July 18, 12:00 – 4:00 PM: Vendor tear-down/closing

          Applications and payments by mail are to be sent to:

          SPIAA 2024 Conference, C/O Kurt Zempel

          Sheboygan Police Department

          1315 N. 23rd St.

          Sheboygan, WI 53081

Vendor items must arrive at the hotel before Sunday, July 14th, to be included.  The hotel will not accept packages prior to July 7th.  Ship welcome bag items to:
Blue Harbor Resort and Conference Center
ATTN: SPIAA July 14-18
725 Blue Harbor Drive
Sheboygan, WI 53081


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