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April ILCMA Professional Development Event & Metro Luncheon

The ILCMA  Professional Development Committee Presents:
Managing Your Police Department:  Lessons from the Field

Police chiefs and city managers are both responsible for the safety of their communities. Panelists will present upon key risk issues and reflect on lessons learned in regard to the relationships between city managers and their police chiefs. Focus will center on developing a shared management framework, methods of communication and accountability. Panelists will also discuss the importance of understanding threats to the community and how to leverage resources to address those threats. This session will be interactive, seeking to discuss and bring forward the key concerns and issues arising out of the city manager/police chief relationship. Issues addressed will include:

  • What should a city manager know about police processes? How does a city manager gain an understanding of the police process?
  • How does a police chief understand the concerns of a city manager? What should a police chief know about the city manager’s job?
  • What is the appropriate focus and role for a city manager regarding the day-to-day work of the police department?
  • What are the key risk issues for city managers regarding the police department? What is the appropriate amount of oversight?
  • How can a city manager help the police department in identifying public safety threats to the community and leverage community resources to address/mitigate the threat?
  • How can the city manager and police chief effectively communicate, both on a routine basis and during a crisis? How should crisis communications be structured?
  • What standards should be used by the city manager to assess the performance of the police chief and the police department?
  • How to improve community engagement and provide effective support for both community concerns and the police department?
  • What proactive efforts can a chief and city manager take to support each other’s efforts?

MODERATOR:    Ken Bouche, Chief Operating Officer, Hillard Heintze

PANELISTS:        Deb Kirby, Chief Legal Officer, Hillard Heintze
Robert Boehmer, Vice President, Law Enforcement Consulting, Hillard Heintze
Frank Kaminski, Police Chief, Park Ridge, Illinois
Paula Hewson, Assistant Village Manager, Village of Schaumburg
Matt Doherty, Senior Vice President, Threat + Violence Risk Management, Hillard Heintze

Addresses ICMA Practice Areas:
2 – Community Engagement; 3 – Equity and Inclusion; 4 – Staff Effectiveness; 6 – Strategic Leadership; 8 – Policy Facilitation and Implementation; 9 – Community and Resident Service; 10 – Service Delivery; 14 – Communication and Information Sharing

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

            9:00 – 11:30 a.m. In-depth Panel discussion

Cost: $35 for Professional Development Only


           $55 if also attending the Metro Manager Luncheon “Building Social Capital through Social Media” ($5 discount). Members in Transition receive complimentary registration.

April ILCMA Professional Development Event Flyer

Cancellations must be made April 16, 2018.
Any cancellations or no shows after that date will require full payment. Payment not received by event date will be invoiced with a $5 invoicing fee.

Please join the Metro Managers for the April Luncheon:

Building Social Capital through Social Media
As social media has an ever-increasing presence in the lives of many of our citizens, law enforcement has an opportunity to connect in ways not possible before this ever-evolving format existed. Unfortunately, a law enforcement presence on social media requires more than just creating an account. This presentation will cover the unique challenges and legal requirements government agencies face in using social media, while also demonstrating how effective social media can be in creating connections with those we serve.

Speaker: Christopher Mannino, Park Forest Chief of Police

Metro Luncheon Flyer_April2018

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time: 11:30 a.m. Networking

             12:00 p.m. Luncheon

             12:30 p.m. Presentation

Cost: $25.00 check or cash payable at the door (Interns & MITs are Free).
           $55.00 if also attending the ILCMA Professional Development Event “Managing Your Police Department: Lessons from the Field”

Members in Transition – you can now register online or email RSVP to

**ILCMA members – invite an MIT to lunch today!!

Cancellations must be made by April 16, 2018.
Any cancellations or no shows after that date will require full payment. Payment not received by event date will be invoiced with a $5 invoicing fee.

Questions about this form please contact Alex Galindo 815-753-5424 or


  • Professional Development Event
    April 19, 2018
    8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Metro Luncheon
    April 19, 2018
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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