2021 CACP Mid-Year Conference

The 2021 Mid-Year Conference happened VIRTUALLY Monday, January 4th - January 6th, 2021 in conjunction with the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC). Thank you to those who made the conference a success!


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Registration Fee



1st Timer



*Member 1st Timer Rate-- this applies to any current or new member that will be attending their FIRST CACP conference.


Conference Cancellation Policy:

The CACP Mid-Year Conference registration fee is non-refundable. If you miss any sessions they will be recorded and made available to you.



Mid-Year Agenda


Monday, January 4th




9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Opening Remarks

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams, Host Sheriff of 2021 Winter Conference

Amy Nichols, CSOC Executive Director

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Remarks from Attorney General Weiser

Attorney General Phil Weiser

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CSOC and CACP Joint Board Meeting

(open to all)


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch Break


1:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Legislative Panel and Discussion – Sponsored by Salient Systems

Matthew LaCrue, Dentons

Polly Lawrence, Dentons

Sandra Solin, Capital Solutions

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM



2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Legislative Panel and Discussion

Matthew LaCrue, Dentons

Polly Lawrence, Dentons

Sandra Solin, Capital Solutions

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM



4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Legislative Panel and Discussion

Matthew LaCrue, Dentons

Polly Lawrence, Dentons

Sandra Solin, Capital Solutions

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM

PR Update

Amy Fletcher Faircloth, AFM Communications

Tuesday, January 5th

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Arrest Standards and Cash Bail Reform – Sponsored by Correctional Recovery

Mark Thomas, Assistant County Attorney for La Plata County

Mark Thomas, Assistant County Attorney for La Plata County, will present information pertaining to Cash Bail Reform and Arrest Standards related to the potential reform.  The laws were looked at in 2020 and will be the focus of legislation in the upcoming year.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM



10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Officer-Involved Shootings and Use of Force – Sponsored by Global Public Safety and Justice

Ed Kafel, POST Firearms Subject Matter Expert Committee Chairman

Ed Kafel, retired Law Enforcement from El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and longtime instructor for CSOC, will present the update laws related to Officer Involved Shootings and a broad overview of his new Use of Force Course.  He will be discussing UOF and go into details related to the human factors that impact an officer’s actions during an incident.  Ed is well versed in these areas as he conducts Handgun Instructor Courses for CSOC and has been a subject matter expert for POST in the firearms committee.

11:30 AM – 11:40 AM

IACP Presentations

Chief Henninger, Chief Shoemaker

Chief Henninger will speak about his upcoming IACP Presidency and Chief Shoemaker will discuss his candidacy for IACP 5th Vice President.

11:40 AM – 1:30 PM

Vendor Show Time


1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Building Peer Support – Sponsored by Wellpath

Code 4 Counseling, Dr. Sara Metz and Nick Metz

Code 4 Counseling’s Sara and Nick Metz will provide guidance on building a Peer Support Program within agencies.  The Metz’s are highly respected in their areas of counseling and support for all Law Enforcement.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM



3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Co-Responder Model for Mental Health Calls – Sponsored by Health Colorado

Michelle Muething, Aspen Hope Center Executive Director

Michelle Muething, Executive Director of the Aspen Hope Center, is providing an interactive presentation.  Michelle Muething works closely with Basalt Police Department, Eagle County, as well as other agencies on the Western Slope when a Co-responder response is need for mental health related calls for service. 

Wednesday, January 6th

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Recruiting Diversity – Sponsored by Psychological Dimensions

Erik Bourgerie, Colorado POST Director

Colorado POST Director Erik Bourgerie will discuss recruitment from underrepresented groups and share recommendations from the Recruitment, Retention, and Training for the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement. 

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM



10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Coffee Talk with Chief Christensen – Sponsored by Verizon

Chief Cory Christensen, CACP President

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Swearing in of the 2021 CSOC Board of Directors


11:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Vendor Show Time



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