Convention 2007 – Celebrating 75 Years Of Service

The WPPA’s 75th Anniversary Convention will be held May 19-21, 2007 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, one of the greatest vacation destinations in the United States.

The WPPA was formed in 1932 and its first convention was held in Racine. We have accomplished a lot since then, becoming Wisconsin’s largest law enforcement group and a prominent labor organization for public employees.

Our convention planning committee is busy working to put together an extraordinary event to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the WPPA. A complete agenda and registration materials will be mailed out to local presidents the first week of March, and will be published in the April issue of the Wisconsin Police Journal.

Why should you attend?

We encourage all WPPA members to attend the annual convention each year. You do not have to be a member of your local association’s board of directors to attend. Remember – the WPPA is YOUR association! The annual convention is designed to give you the tools necessary to make your local association a more productive and effective organization.

In the past, our conventions have hosted seminars and speakers on a wide variety of topics, including collective bargaining, critical incidents, and how to form local political action committees.

If you are a member of the WPPA, plan now to attend the 75th Anniversary Convention, and:

  • Network with your fellow WPPA members.
  • Attend general sessions for legislative and legal updates.
  • Attend presentations about the history and future of law enforcement.
  • Find out what your State Association does for you.
  • Voice your opinions and become involved.
  • Support your Association!


Registration packets will be mailed to local presidents the first week of March. Also, information will be posted on the WPPA website the first week of March and published in the April issue of the Wisconsin Police Journal.

Kalahari Waterpark Resort & Convention Center

The Kalahari is the largest hotel/resort in the state of Wisconsin. To reserve your room for the WPPA’s 75th Anniversary Convention, call the Kalahari at 877-253-5466 or 608-254-5466 and request the group rate for the Wisconsin Professional Police Association. Room rates are $89 per night for up to four people per room, and $189 per night for a two-room family suite, for up to six people.

RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY APRIL 18, 2007. Reservations made after April 18 will be on a space-available basis only and at the prevailing Kalahari rate. A deposit of one night plus tax is required at the time the reservation is made.

PLEASE NOTE: The negotiated room rates are ONLY for WPPA Convention attendees. If you are not registered to attend the WPPA’s 75th Anniversary Convention, you will be charged the going rate – and NOT the WPPA rate.

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