Last week, Aftermath attended several conferences hosted by Chiefs of Police Associations. These professional organizations serve as an important resource to members, who occupy important leadership roles within their local police department. Both events were attended by Tony Cusinato, Senior Manager of Law Enforcement Relations. He is responsible for law enforcement outreach to the Great Lakes region, including Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
ILACP, April 21-22nd
The first of the two meetings, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) 2016 Annual Training Conference was held in Schaumburg, IL April 21-22nd. This was Cusinato’s second time at the event. “The overall feel of the show was very positive,” said Tony. “Many of the Chiefs and other law enforcement personnel are familiar with our services and appreciate the work we do.” At the Aftermath booth, Tony fielded questions from attendees. Many ILACP members were already familiar with Aftermath. “People recognize the name and say, ‘we have your magnets on our filing cabinets.’ They also thank us for our support and for the help we provide to families in the community.”
ETI 2015, April 18-19th
Earlier in the week, Tony was several hours north, visiting the Minnesota Chiefs of Police 2016 Executive Training Institute, in St Cloud, MN. According to the Association’s website, “The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association (MCPA) is a nonprofit, professional membership organization with the mission of bringing the highest quality of police services to the people of Minnesota. MCPA’S vision is to be the recognized voice for professional law enforcement in Minnesota. The association was founded in 1954 as a training and social organization to network and exchange ideas between law enforcement executives, it represents nearly 900 police chiefs, retired chiefs, and law enforcement leaders in Minnesota and its surrounding states.”
As with the Illinois conference, the focal point of this event was to introduce members and other law enforcement personnel to new concepts and additional resources, and provide attendees an opportunity to share strategies and ideas with peers from across the state. Tony met and spoke with many attendees about the benefits of professional biohazard services. He also had an opportunity to meet Jim Felt of the Willmar Minnesota Police Department. Wilmar was one of the top ten finishers in Aftermath’s 2015 K9 contest.
Thanking Our First Responders
In addition to providing brochures and other information to conference goers, Aftermath also raffled off a Kindle Fire at each event. The winners were Rockford’s Assistant Deputy Chief Patrick Hoey and Sgt Mike Long from the Spring Lake Park Police Department. This is just one way Aftermath says thank you to those who make our communities safer every day. “It was an honor for us to show our support for police departments in both Minnesota and Illinois,” Cuisanato concludes. “We greatly appreciate the commitment and service that those in Law Enforcement make for the their citizens and that is why it was important for us to show our support as an exhibitor at these events.”
Aftermath not only cleans homes and businesses; we service all areas where biohazards can occur, including police cruisers, jail cells and public and government facilities. As a community partner, we also provide education and training resources on the dangers of bioremediation. For more information on the risks of blood cleanup and what you can do to protect yourself, call Aftermath Services at 877-872-4339.