Latest Information as of March 11th 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a “public health emergency of international concern” and has issued multiple travel advisories. Due to the highly contagious nature of this virus, the CDC also recommends avoiding public gatherings.
With that in mind, the IALEP Board has decided to cancel the Spring Planners Course in St. Louis next month. We apologize for any inconveniences the cancellation may cause. The board members understand the importance of quality training opportunities for those working in law enforcement planning; however, the decision to cancel the Spring Planners Course was determined to be in the best interest for the health and welfare of our members and the public in general.
In addition to potential exposure to the Coronavirus, the IALEP Board is concerned the growing number of flight cancellations, government and business closures, and expanding quarantine areas will make travel to and from the training difficult, if not impossible. A refund will be issued to those already registered.
In the meantime, the IALEP Training and Certification Director, Associate Director, and members of the Training Committee will continue their review of the Planners Course content. We anticipate the debut of a revitalized curriculum and a couple of new instructors at the Fall Planners Course in Scottsdale, Arizona. I hope you can join us then.