2017 Annual Training Conference

We have some exciting news to share with you!

This year’s annual conference will be held from Sunday, Oct. 22, to Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Sandestin Resort in Walton County.  You may register for the conference by completing the below form, then making your hotel arrangements.

Room rates are $145 per night and can be booked online at www.sandestin.com or by calling 800-320-8115. Make sure you enter group code “23T01F” for the room rate to apply. The Sandestin Housing Request Form can be found here.

The COMPLETE agenda has arrived! You can find it here: 2017 Training Conference Agenda. We have been furiously working on securing speakers for this year’s conference, and we can’t wait for you to join us. Speakers for our 2017 Training Conference include the Dallas Police Department, Taser and the FBI — just to name a few.

We’re also thrilled to announce that our host for this year’s conference is the lovely Corey Dobridnia, PIO for the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. Thank you, Corey, for being willing to host our powerhouse group of PIOs.

Is there a PIO in your agency who should be recognized for his or her hard work? We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 FLEPIOA Awards! Winners will be announced at the FLEPIOA training conference’s 2017 Awards Dinner on Oct. 24.

Details on how to submit an entry, along with the entry form, can be found here: 2017 FLEPIOA Awards Entry Form. Entries MUST be emailed to flepioa@gmail.com by Oct. 4, 2017. Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted.

Buckle up, FLEPIOA! We’re headed to the panhandle.


2017 FLEPIOA Training Conference

Dates: Sunday, October 22, 2017 to Wednesday October 25, 2017
Location: Sandestin – Walton County
Fee: $400 (includes membership dues for June 2017 – May 2018)
Online payment: Pay via Paypal, no account required.

Type of fee

Or Check: Payable to FLEPIOA & mail to:
Carrie Horstman, PIO
Polk County Sheriff’s Office
1891 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33880


Sandestin Resort
A block of rooms has been reserved at a rate of $145 a night.
The rate will only be held until September 29, so book today!
Agenda: Tentative Agenda Forthcoming

To register for the conference, please complete the form below.

Training Conference Registration Form

For all registration inquiries, please contact our Treasurer, Carrie Horstman, at CHorstman@polksheriff.org or 863-255-8448.

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