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Crime Stoppers

Purpose

Provide Mississippi State Crime Stoppers agencies, boards and law enforcement officers the opportunities to engage in Crime Stoppers professional development sessions facilitated by the State Director for Crime Stoppers and other professionals.

Dates

January 20 – 23, 2015

Location

IP Casino-Resort-Spa
850 Bayview Ave.
Biloxi, MS 39530

Continuing Education Hours

The Mississippi Board of Law Enforcement Standards and Training has approved 12 hours of law enforcement continuing education hours for attendance of this conference.

Registration

Register online here. The conference registration fee is $175 per person and must accompany the registration form. This can be done by submitting the online registration form or mailing a completed copy of the form to the conference coordinator.

Download the brochure/paper registration form here (PDF)

Registration Deadline

Please submit online and mail registration not later than Monday, January 12, 2015.

PAYMENTS can be made with Visa or MasterCard or check for $175 payable to the University of Mississippi. Send to conference coordinator (see address below).

Barbara Thompson
Senior Project Administrator
MS Crime Stoppers Conference Registrar
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-0879

Conference Coordination and Registration Contact: Please contact Barbara Thompson, Senior Project Administrator at 662-915-5811 or email: bthompso@olemiss.edu

Other Contact Information: Dr. Robert E. Fox, Director of Outreach Operations at 662-915-1408 or email: rfox@olemiss.edu

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. Early Open Registration
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Early Registration for Law Enforcement Personnel
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Sharing Criminal Statistical Information for Crime Reduction in Mississippi (CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY—CLASSIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT MATERIAL DISCUSSED)
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Open Registration
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Welcome
1:30 - 2:00p.m. Crime Stoppers101
2:00 - 2:30p.m. Legal Issues within Crime Stoppers
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Crime Stoppers Happenings from Crime Stoppers USA
3:00 - 3:15p.m. Break
3:15 - 4:00p.m. Tip Rewards “The Ins and Outs”
4:00 - 5:00p.m. “PRIDE ASIDE” A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction
6:00 - 8:30p.m. WELCOME COOKOUT
Thursday, January 22, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast (on your own)
8:30 - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. “THE NEWEST CRIME STOPPERS TIP SOFTWARE”
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. “Terrorism” What Do We Look For and How to Control the Fear
10:15 - 10:30a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. “FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL” A Domestic Violence Survivor’s Story For Justice
11:45 - 1:00 p.m. Buffet Luncheon (Guest Speaker)
1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:15 - 2:00p.m. “COLD CASES” Can They Be Solved?
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. “Don’t Ever Say It Can’t Happen to You” A Mother’s Story of Losing a Child Because of Not Buckling Up
Break
3:15 - 4:00 p.m. “GANGS” They are in our Mississippi Communities
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. “MEDIA” The lifeline of the Crime Stoppers Program
4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion on Criminal Trends in Mississippi
6:30 - 8:15 p.m.
BANQUET COOKOUT (GUEST SPEAKER)
Friday, January 23, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Honors Awards Breakfast
SPONSORED BY MID-SOUTH UNIFORM SUPPLY (GUEST SPEAKER)
10:00–10:30 a.m. Question and Answer Session with State Director
10:30–10:45 a.m. Close

Hotel Information & Registration

Conference participants are responsible for making their own individual room reserva- tions. Make online reservations by going to the IP website, www.ipbiloxi.com/groups and using the Group Code S150414 or by calling the IP Casino-Resort-Spa Reservations Department at 1-888-946-2847. Registrants must provide the Crime Stoppers Group Code S150414 for the special room rate.

All guests are required to post a mandatory $100 deposit at check-in. Credit card or cash is the only valid form of payment accepted at check-in. Note: The hotel does not take personal or company check as method of payment at check-in. Credit card or cash is the only form of payment accepted at check-in. Hotel policy for cancellation of an individual guaranteed reservation is at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to arrival. Rooms released less than forty-eight (48) hours prior to arrival time will be subject to a cancellation penalty equivalent to the first night’s room and tax.

HOTEL ROOM RATE: The special room rate is $69.99 single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes per night.

HOTEL RESERVATION CUT-OFF: All reservations must be received at the hotel by Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Reservations made after the cut-off date will be honored on a space-and-rate availability basis.

General Information

Accommodating Special Needs

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Barbara Thompson, Senior Project Administrator at 662-915-5811 or email: bthompso@olemiss.edu prior to January 15, 2015.

Cancellations

In order to receive a full refund of registration fee, cancel registration in writing not later than Monday, January 12, 2015. No refunds will be issued for cancellations after January 12, 2015. You may substitute another person from the same agency.

Conference Coordination

The University of Mississippi
Office of Outreach Operations
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
P.O. Box 1848
1 Grove Loop
University, MS 38677-0879
U.S.A.
O: 1+662-915-1408|F: 1+662-915-5138

Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Honorable Phil Bryant, Governor
MS Department of Public Safety Commissioner, Albert Santa Cruz
MS Crime Stoppers Advisory Council Chairman– Lt. Douglas Adams

MS Crime Stoppers State Director

Trish Harbour
1025 North Park Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-977-3713 (Office)
601-977-3714 (Fax)

Conference Sponsor

MID-SOUTH UNIFORM & SUPPLY, INC.
1825 Terry Road
Jackson, MS 39204