Why Law Enforcement Should Attend ILEETA

What do ILEETA Members say about the ILEETA Conference and Expo?

“The ILEETA Conference is the single best training event of the year. There are non-stop training opportunities from the time you arrive to the time you leave to go home. I always leave the Conference exhausted, but it recharges my batteries year after year. The number of connections and opportunities available to members who attend the ILEETA Conference is incredible. If you’re a trainer who isn’t attending the ILEETA Conference, you’re doing yourself, your department, and your students a disservice.”

Todd FletcherBend (OR) Police Department (ret.)

“The ILEETA Conference continues to be a top tier training opportunity. The caliber of instructors is second to none. You would be hard pressed to find a better opportunity for department trainers to learn new ideas, both through classroom instruction and informal networking, than at the ILEETA Conference.”

Commander Zach ZigtermanPlainfield Police Department

“This was my 3rd conference and always I leave feeling overwhelmed from all of the great information I received while attending. I would recommend the ILEETA to any Law Enforcement Instructor whether they are new to instructing or if they have instructing for 20 plus years. Also the networking that is established at the conference is a gold mine compared to other training conference’s I attend.”

Captain Jason DunnMissouri Division of Fire Safety Fire Investigation and Explosion Unit.

“The annual ILEETA is a must have as police trainer, I leave the conference refreshed, with great new contacts, and great new ideas to better serve my officers and my community.”

Amir KhillahRichland Police Department CenturionMSC.com

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Don't Miss This Training Opportunity!

The 2024 ILEETA Training Conference and Expo will offer more than 140 courses and more than two dozen instructor certifications/armorer courses. Topics include use of force, officer survival, defensive tactics, instructor development, specialized training and firearms including a live fire track. Attendees receive a certificate of attendance, conference bag, shirt and numerous other giveaways.

Certification, armorer and live fire courses will require advance registration as there will be limits on class size. These courses may charge up to $50 per person (materials fees to cover costs), which will be paid prior to the conference. Specific details on signing up for these courses will be made available on the ILEETA website, (www.ileeta.org), and by e-mail to those who have registered for the conference.

2025 ILEETA Conference Information

Individuals can attend any topic in any track. There may be some topics that will only be available on a space-available basis. All will be done to facilitate the exchange of information, including the scheduling of informal sessions during the evening hours. ILEETA will do all that we can to enhance professional networking in addition to the formal training offerings.

Maximizing Your ILEETA Conference Experience

Brian Willis, a renowned police trainer and deputy executive director of ILEETA discusses how membership in the organization and attendance at the annual conference can benefit any police trainer, and by extension, the officers they train.

Conference Logistics


St. Louis Union Station Hotel
1820 Market St.
St Louis, Missouri, 63103

Conference group rate information will be announced soon.

Caution: Be aware of unauthorized offerings of hotel reservations from outside parties other than what is provided on this Conference website. All other solicitations do not represent or are affiliated with the conference hotel(s), ILEETA or the Conference. These solicitations are often attempts to sell rooms outside of the Conference block at reduced rates and in reality may be reservations for rooms which are not available nor are intended to be available.


Greyhound Bus

Metro Train
(about every 20 minutes)
Note: Union Station stop is about a block SE of the hotel




What to Bring

Enthusiasm and an open mind are required during the entire conference. Generally, it’s a good idea to bring a pen and note-taking paper for all sessions. Bring equipment relevant to the type of courses you plan to attend.

Certification courses require advance sign up. Check the ILEETA website for the specific courses. In general, for the hands-on courses, you will want to bring suitable athletic attire and athletic shoes and/or a training uniform. Handcuffs, duty belt, dummy gun/knife, mouth guard and protective cup may also be advisable.

Special Events and Conference Sponsors

ILEETA would like to thank our Conference Sponsors for their support and generosity! It is through the support of our Sponsors that ILEETA is able to deliver an educational and networking opportunity to the individuals responsible for training criminal justice professionals around the world!
Organizations interested in supporting ILEETA’s mission while gaining exposure and elevating their presence at the 2024 ILEETA Conference through sponsorship should contact:
Ray Merlin at 262-914-2902 or email: marketing@ileeta.org

2025 Sponsors Will Be Announced Soon.