National Police Support Fund was honored to once again be invited to the National Troopers Coalition conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The meeting was well attended with over 100 members from across the nation.
We were able to meet one-on-one with organization leadership and state presidents and gain first-hand knowledge of the troopers’ issues and concerns. Like many law enforcement organizations, the troopers are concerned about shrinking budgets, low recruitment, and inadequate training to remain effective in a quickly evolving world.
The highlight presentation of the conference was by Carrie Lane, CEO of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen. Lane discussed the challenges and threats that autonomous vehicles pose and how laws may need to evolve over the next 10-15 years. As autonomous car usage increases on our nation’s highways, highway patrolmen will face challenges keeping drivers safe and ensure that laws and regulations are adequate to address modern challenges.
The National Troopers Coalition boasts over 42,000 members across 47 organizations and 43 states, and has been active in representing state patrol officers for over 40 years. The National Police Support Fund looks forward to continuing to strengthen our relationships and ties within the law enforcement community, and looks forward to the next conference.