Wisconsin Professional Police Association

Serving Wisconsin's Finest Since 1932

The WPPA’s 88th Annual Convention

April 25-26, 2020

Maximizing Your Effectiveness
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center

1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965



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Registration Form
Child Care Registration Form

Room Reservations

The deadline for reserving a room under the WPPA block is March 25. To reserve your room for the WPPA’s 88th Annual 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 $129 per night for up to four people per room. A kings lodge suite is $159 and a two-room family suite is $189 per night for up to six people. A deposit of one night plus tax is required at the time the reservation is made.

Reserve early! Our room block often fills up before the release date. The deadline for reserving a room under the WPPA block is March 25, 2020, at which time all remaining rooms in the block will be released for sale to the general public and additional requests for group rooms will be on a space-available basis at the Kalahari’s current rates—not the WPPA’s negotiated rates.

PLEASE NOTE: The negotiated room rates are ONLY for WPPA Convention attendees. If you do not register to attend the WPPA’s 88th Annual Convention, you will be charged the going rate—and NOT the WPPA rate.

Keynote Speaker: Jason Schechterle

We are pleased to have Jason Schechterle as our keynote speaker Saturday.

After serving four years in the Air Force, at age 26 Jason achieved his goal to work on the streets of Phoenix as a rookie police officer. Then, only 14 months into his career, Jason’s life took an unexpected tragic turn. On the night of March 26, 2001, a taxi cab crashed into the rear of Jason’s patrol car. Upon impact, Jason’s car burst into flames, trapping him inside. Read more.

Jason’s presentation will show you about:

– Overcoming adversity
– Life change
– The power of love
– The human spirit
– Embracing your challenges and always be the best version of you
– Never giving in, never giving up


Events and times are subject to change.

Looking for annual training hours? DOJ is presenting two workshops April 25 that will count toward recertification hours, Peer Support and Opioids and Safety Response for Law Enforcement.

Friday, April 24

2:00-6:00pm | WPPA Board of Directors’ Committee Meetings
4:30-6:00pm | Early Registration
7:00-Midnight | Hospitality Suite
8:00pm | Bags Tournament to Benefit MoV

Saturday, April 25

8:00am-3:00pm | Registration
8:00am-3:00pm | Exhibits
9:00-10:30am | WPPA Board of Directors Meeting
9:30-11:30am | Workshops

• Counting the Days: Preparing for Retirement
• ETF Peer Support – DOJ

11:45-1:15pm | General Session I (Lunch; President’s Welcome; Keynote Speaker Jason Schechterle)
1:30-3:30pm | Workshops

• Opioids and Safety Response for Law Enforcement – DOJ

5:00-6:00pm | Cocktail Hour
5:30-9:30pm | Child Care (Pre-Registration Required)
6:00-9:00pm | Awards Banquet/Torch Run Raffle
9:00-Midnight | Hospitality Suite
9:00pm | Bags Tournament to Benefit MoV

Sunday, April 26

8:00-10:00am | Presidents’ Breakfast
10:15-11:45am | Workshops

• Discipline and Brady: Current Cases and Trends – WPPA Staff
• Social Media: Do This, Don’t Do That – WPPA Staff

12:00-1:00pm | General Session II (Lunch; Elections; Executive Director’s Report; Committee Reports – Financial; Audit; Retirees; Legislative; Shoot; Golf; Awards; Scholarship; Torch Run; Old Business/New Business; Door Prize Drawings; Adjourn Convention)

Run for WPPA Board of Directors

If you are an Active Member of the WPPA who holds an elected position within your local association (including the position of WPPA Delegate) and wish to run for election to the Board of Directors, send a letter of intent no later than March 25, 2020 to: WPPA Secretary, Elections, 660 John Nolen Dr., Suite 300, Madison, WI 53713, or . If you would like to be included in the April issue of the Wisconsin Police Journal article titled “Candidates for the Board,” please send your letter of intent by March 2.

In your letter, please include your department, home address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Your letter must be postmarked no later than March 25, 2020. There will be no exceptions to the deadline date. Elections for the Board of Directors will be conducted during General Session II on Sunday, April 26.

Anyone with questions, please contact Executive Director Jim Palmer at our headquarters in Madison by telephone at 608-273-3840, or by e-mail at .