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NCPAA Conference 2005

South Bend, IN

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NCPAA has had the distinct privilege and honor of recognizing many members, law enforcement agencies and CPA alumni associations through its awards program. This program was adopted in 1998 in order to create a process by which NCPAA members could be officially recognized for outstanding programs, performance and/or exemplary service.


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Planning for the 9th Annual NCPAA Training Conference is well underway. Conference registrations must be received by January 31, 2006 in order to receive the best registration fee. After this date, registration fees increase based on when you register. Registrations will be accepted through March 31st (or until maximum capacity is reached, whichever comes first).

Our hosts, Lieutenant Richard Powers, the South Bend, Indiana Police Department, and the South Bend CPA Alumni Association have spent a considerable amount of time and effort to assure the sessions are as dynamic as past years.

A block of rooms has been set aside at the downtown Marriott Hotel. A special room rate of $89.00 plus tax is being offered to NCPAA conference attendees. We urge you to make your reservations as soon as possible since this will be the hotel of choice for conference-goers due to the skyway access between the hotel and Century Convention Center. Hotel reservations should be made directly with the hotel by calling (800) 228-9290 or (574) 234-2000. You must mention you are attending the NCPAA Conference to receive the special room rate.

NEW THIS YEAR. . . The NCPAA 2006 Conference will offer an expanded conference format by offering a specialized three-hour “workshop for beginners,” on Wednesday afternoon… something not done in previous years. We are attempting to address suggestions and requests from the past two conference attendee evaluations that centered on creating a workshop format that deals strictly with foundation CPA and alumni issues.

This was requested to be made available for new conference attendees, new CPA coordinators, and alumni associations in their initial stages of formation.

In order to meet this challenge, some members of the NCPAA Board along with local instructors will be conducting a condensed three hour presentation that will begin with the formation stages of starting a CPA program, continue through suggested CPA agendas for community participants, and conclude with strategies for forming an alumni association. These three issues will be addressed in a continuing session format to illustrate the highlights of the entire process from beginning to end. We will be offering this specialized workshop from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2006. For this reason, we are asking law enforcement agencies and alumni associations to have their attendees at the conference on either Tuesday night or very early Wednesday morning, so they will be available to participate in this specialized workshop.

It should be noted that other breakout sessions scheduled for Thursday, May 11th and Friday, May 12th will be more in-depth as they address each individual issue separately. We also have a goal that these foundation presentations will allow other workshops to be selected by new attendees to give them a wider exposure of ideas to take back home.
Breakout sessions run simultaneously, allowing conference attendees to choose from a variety of topics being offered in various time slots. To date, topics include: Weed & Seed Programs, CPA Photography/Scrapbooking/Web Pages, Women’s Self-Defense, Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) and, of course, our popular Citizen Police Academy Coordinator Certification class for sworn officers.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this outstanding training event! Mail your completed registration form and payment in early to guarantee your place at what should prove to be the best NCPAA Conference yet!


We hope you will join us on Wednesday, May 10th, 2006 for “An Evening at the Beautiful Campus of Notre Dame University.” Transportation will be provided to take you to the campus at approximately 5:00 p.m., with a walking tour to start upon your arrival.

Tour highlights may include: • Debartolo Performing Arts Center • Hesburgh Library • Golden Dome • Notre Dame Stadium • Basilica of the Sacred Heart • Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes

Extra time will be allotted for shopping at the vast Notre Dame Bookstore for commemorative souvenirs.

“Hospitality Welcoming Dinner and Networking with Friends” at the Historic Dining Hall (which was featured in the movie “Rudy”) will follow the walking tour.

Buffet dinner will be all-you-care-to-eat, and free ‘non-alcoholic’ beverages. Some highlights include: a meat carving station; numerous salad bars; Mexican, Italian and Pizza bars; fresh meat deli; Oriental stir-fry cooked to order; make your own Belgian Waffle bar; Homestyle and All-American selections; and desserts (ice cream, fresh fruit, and soft-serve yogurt).

This evening will prove to be a wonderful chance to meet and network with other attendees from not only the United States, but from around the world!

Come join us in what will prove to be a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to explore the historic sites of the University of Notre Dame!


Conference-goers are encouraged to stay a little longer and visit some of South Bend’s unique attractions, quaint shops, and special restaurants. You won’t lack for plenty of fun things to see and do at the conclusion of the training conference…

• Take a simple walk through Notre Dame’s historic 1,250-acre campus. Check out Notre Dame Stadium, the Main Building with its celebrated Golden Dome, and “Touchdown Jesus” the incredible mosaic adorning the Hesburgh Library. There’s also much more to the 163 year old school than its legendary football teams. Like the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, the Log Chapel, and the Snite Museum of Art. These landmarks are among the most widely known in the world. And they’re all on campus, just a few minutes apart.

• The Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend boasts a brand new state-of-the-art stage house and is home to the Broadway Theatre League, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra and the Southold Dance Theatre, plus the best in country, pops and rock concerts.

• The South Bend Civic Center, founded in 1957, has staged most of its productions at The Firehouse, a local landmark in the city’s historic Park Avenue neighborhood, as well as Century Center’s Bendix Theater and the Morris Performing Arts Center.

• The Studebaker National Museum displays many of the classic Studebakers, presidential carriages and limousines, early Studebaker racing cars, Avantis and wagons. The museum is moving to a beautiful new facility adjacent to the Northern Indian Center for History in October, 2005.

• Tippecanoe Place, the elegant home of Clement Studebaker, as built in the late 1800s. This elegant 40-room mansion features antiques, 20 fireplaces, and countless handcrafted woods. Now it’s one of South Bend’s most romantic restaurants.

• The Northern Indiana Center for History is a magnificent historic site that chronicles the local history. It consists of Copshaholm, a 39-room Romanesque Queen Ann mansion, the beautiful 2.5 acre Oliver Gardens, the Worker’s Home Museum, a restored cottage of a typical factory worker in the 1930s, and the Leighton Carriage House and Gallery and History Center.

• The College Football Hall of Fame is designed to put football fans of all ages in the middle of the action. You can test your kicking and passing skills, play with the many hands-on exhibits, plus touch screen monitors feature player highlights. And, there are new interactive exhibits —Trivia Quiz and Strategy Theater.

• South Bend also offers outstanding municipal and public golf courses, including Blackthorn Golf Club, one of the finest public courses in the country, and Notre Dame’s Warren Golf Course, 250 beautifully wooded acres designed by Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore. Juday Creek Golf Club is also highly rated, and others include Erskine Golf Course, Eberhart-Petro, and Studebaker.

• The East Race Waterway is another major attraction not to be missed. It’s an artificial white water course on the St. Joseph River, one of only a few such courses in the world and the first in North America. Take a wild ride down the rapids (summer weekends and select weekday evenings).

Come soak up the sights, the sounds, and the people who live where the river bends.