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FCCMA 2017 Winter Institute
In the Line of Fire: Healing Communities

February 2-3, 2017 • Renaissance World Golf Village Resort • 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine

Click here to register and pay online and receive $25 off registration



Thursday, February 2, 2017

8:15 – 9:00 am                        Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am                        Welcome and Introductions

9:30 – 11:30 am                       Getting our Police Force
                                                      Prepared for the Unexpected
Dallas, Texas was the scene of the shooting of an unarmed black male, by a white police officer and resulted in days of
community unrest. We will review their case study and how they responded. We will look at what worked, what should
be improved and other lessons learned from the experience.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm                 Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 pm                        The Changing Nature of our Community
We will discuss some of the different environments that our officers now face. These include the citizens’ prolific use of social
media and cell phones; civil unrest and the demand for social justice after an incident; violence and disobedience as a method
of expressing frustration; and racial and other tensions.

3:00 – 4:00 pm               Day One Wrap Up

5:00 – 6:30 pm               Reception

Friday, February 3, 2017

7:45 – 8:45 am               Inspirational or Alternative Breakfast

9:00 – 11:00 am             Changing the Culture of our Police Relations
How can the efforts within the force (training, community outreach, mentoring, etc.), within the community (engaging
minorities, clergy, civic associations, etc.), and recruitment efforts (diversity, racial & cultural inclusiveness) help in overcoming
inherent bias and in mending our community relations.


The host hotel is the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, 500 S. Legacy Trail, St. Augustine. Rooms have been blocked in the name of FCCMA. Please call (904) 940-8000 no later than Tuesday, January 10, 2017 to obtain your hotel room. The room rate is $125 per night.


The FCCMA Winter Institute is designed to be an intense, interactive workshop for Florida’s city and county managers and assistants. The cost for the training is $250 per person if you pay by check. Those who register and pay online will receive $25 off the registration fee ($225 per person). Space is limited to FCCMA 90 full members only. Registration is not final until payment is received. Cancellations received prior to January 23 will receive a refund, however, a $25 administrative fee will be charged. No refunds will be given after the deadline, but other FCCMA members may be substituted to fill the slot. If paying by check, click here to download the registration form and mail to: FCCMA, P.O. Box 1757, Tallahassee, FL 32302.