FBI NORFOLK CAAA

Law Enforcement Symposium

What is the Law Enforcement Symposium?

 The FBI Norfolk Citizens Academy Alumni Association hosts its Annual Law Enforcement Symposium each year. This award-winning program brings together more than 250 command-level professionals from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies across Hampton Roads to learn about and collaborate on law enforcement initiatives that directly impact our communities.

This full day event consists of a continental breakfast, seminar speakers, a buffet style hot lunch, keynote speaker, and occasionally a panel event.  Sponsors’ tables at the Symposium have information and materials that may be of interest to attendees. The subject matter presentations are carefully considered and based on suggestions from previous attendees. The program will also provide continuing education credits for those attending from the law enforcement community (DCJS).

The symposium addresses important trends and issues that affect the Law Enforcement community.  Past topics have included:

  • Cyber safety in Hampton Roads
  • Human trafficking crimes and victim recovery in Hampton Roads
  • Opioid addiction and priorities of the Hampton Roads Opioid Task Force
  • Trends and status of gang activities across Hampton Roads cities
  • Recognition and treatment of PTSD
  • A National FBI Case Study
  • Collaboration and interactions between agencies

It is our desire to offer an opportunity for Law Enforcement Officers to hear topical subject matter presented by knowledgeable speakers, to build new relationships, strengthen existing relationships, and to work together to have a positive impact on our communities.

Who attends this event?

 The Law Enforcement Symposium is our signature event and is offered to all law enforcement organizations operating in the area of responsibility of the Norfolk Division of the FBI.  These organizations range from local law enforcement, Sheriff’s Offices, military investigative commands, Commonwealth Attorney Offices, DEA, ATF, and other related agencies as well as FBI Norfolk Division staff. Law Enforcement credentials must be presented at registration.

How to Become a Sponsor

 We also invite sponsors to set up tables to market their offerings and support the Law Enforcement community.

GOLD SPONSOR - $5,000

  • Full page ad in the Symposium program
  • Logo on event signage and presentation materials
  • Logo, recognition and link on the FBI Norfolk CAAA website and social media
  • Display table and banner (sponsor supplied) at event
  • Company-supplied literature and premium items handed out at registration

SILVER SPONSOR - $2,500

  • Full page ad in the Symposium program
  • Logo on event signage and presentation materials
  • Logo, recognition and link on the FBI Norfolk CAAA website and social media
  • Company-supplied literature and premium items on display table

BRONZE SPONSOR - $1,000

  • Half page ad in the Symposium program
  • Logo on event signage and presentation materials
  • Logo, recognition and link on the FBI Norfolk CAAA website and social media
  • Company-supplied literature and premium items on display table

SPONSOR A LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL - $100

ADVERTISE IN THE SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

(Artwork and/or copy must be received three weeks prior to event.)

  • Full page ad (5” wide x 8” high) - $200
  • Half page ad (5” wide x 3.875” high) - $100
  • Quarter page ad (2.3125” wide x 3.875” high) - $50

Tables for sponsors are set up in the halls outside the session rooms, and sponsors are only allowed to attend the sessions if they are members of the law enforcement community with security clearance.

Certified and current FBI Norfolk CAAA members who are willing to help at the symposium are also invited to attend.

Where and when is the event held?

 The Symposium is held at a location either on the south side (Virginia Beach or Norfolk) or on the Peninsula each year.  Location, date and time will be sent to all registrants during the Save the Date announcements and with reminders leading up to the event. 

Former attendees will receive a “Save the Date” email several months before the event with the date, time and location details. 

How much does it cost to attend?

 The FBI Norfolk Citizens Academy Alumni Association sponsors this event, but in order to defray the food cost per person, we are asking all Law Enforcement attendees to pay $25 per person. Tickets are non-refundable except in unusual circumstances. You can also pass your registration to another officer to take your place, if you are unable to attend. Please contact the committee chair if you plan to do this so it can be adjusted.  You can contact the committee chair to discuss this process.

FBI Norfolk CAAA active members (in good standing) pay $35 each to attend. We also ask that CAAA members volunteer to help with the event.  Tickets are non-refundable except in unusual circumstances. You can contact the committee to discuss this process. 

Attendance for sponsors with law enforcement security clearance is included with their sponsorship.

How to sign up to attend

Law Enforcement personnel will receive an email through our Wild Apricot platform announcing the "Save the Date" and then another email for when registration opens. You will be asked if you want to attend and options are "Yes, No, Maybe". If you select yes, you will be taken to the registration page and payment methods. If you select No you will not receive any further information on the event. Should you decide to change your mind and attend, prior to event registration cutoff date, please contact the committee chairperson to be registered. 

Law Enforcement personnel wishing to be added to our database to receive future notices or to register for the event, please email Randy Plotkin, mailto:rplotkin@fbinorfolkcaaa.org.  

Sponsors, please email mailto:board@fbinorfolkcaaa.org to purchase a sponsorship and be registered. 

FBI Norfolk CAAA members, you will also receive "Save the Date" and emails when registration opens. Same rules apply as for law Enforcement to get registered. 


The FBI Norfolk CAAA is a nonprofit organization separate and apart from the FBI.

FBI Norfolk Citizens Academy Alumni Association | P.O. Box 10607, Virginia Beach, VA 23450             

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