The 71st North State Law Enforcement Officer Association Conference will take place on Thursday, June 22 in Greensboro.

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department is taking part, as are state and city leaders and law enforcement officials from across the state.

The 4-day conference will kick off on Thursday with a luncheon that will have a host of speakers, including Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers.

The North State Law Enforcement Officers Association, which holds the conference, is a non-profit organization with the stated goal of “furthering the education and training of law enforcement personnel.”

North State is made up of hundreds of law enforcement professionals from 10 local chapters located throughout North Carolina.

The membership consists of members of all branches of law enforcement regardless of rank or department affiliation.

Here’s a list of speakers just on the first day…

  • Sheriff Danny H. Rogers, Guilford County Sheriff’s Department
  • Secretary Eddie Buffaloe Jr., North Carolina Department of Public Safety
  • Attorney General Josh Stein, State of North Carolina
  • U.S. Attorney Sandra Hairston, Middle District of North Carolina
  • Mayor Nancy Vaughn, City of Greensboro
  • Chief John Thompson, Greensboro Police Department
  • Chief Travis Stroud, High Point Police Department
  • Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department
  • Chief William Penn, Winston Salem Police Department

That’s a lot of top brass in one room.  Hopefully, no one will try to rob the conference hotel during the convention.

The North State Law Enforcement Officer Association was formed in 1952 in Durham by a group of minority law enforcement officers who “recognized the need for an organization to assist in career development and professional progress.”