Vendor Benefits and Fequently Asked Questions
Vendor Relationship Statement
The NIC Staff considers our vendor relationship to be an integral part of our mission to deliver the highest quality of training to law enforcement officers throughout North America.
In addition to providing training, we feel that is equally essential to keep our law enforcement attendees up to date on the latest equipment, products, and services available to them. However, providing unique and high-quality training takes time, effort, coordination, and funding. That’s where great companies such as yours can play a vital role.
Our exhibitors regularly gain new customers and many will make large scale sales during the daily show times and “networking sessions” provided. For more information about our vendor schedule, click here
Frequently Asked Questions
Support Law Enforcement on the Enforcement Level: Regardless of whether they are federal, state, or local, our members are the “boots on the ground” in the war on drugs and crime. By risking their own safety to protect our families, schools, and homes from drugs, crime and terrorism; these dedicated and motivated men and women make incredible contraband seizures and arrests daily. If there is anyone in law enforcement who deserves your direct support, it’s these Heroes in uniform.
Drug Funds: Many of the officers who attend our conferences have purchase authority. Often times when our attendees see a product which could help them in their law enforcement mission, and/or be used to continue fighting the war on drugs,they can seek drug forfeiture funds to make those purchases. Some attendees also have access to specialized budgets and discretionary funds.
The National Interdiction Conference will put you in touch with officers who have the authority to specify exactly what equipment and services meets their needs, and will also put you in touch with officers who have directpurchase authority. For example: At a recent conference an Interdiction Team supervisor (Sergeant) made a phone call for a PO and then placed a $60,000.00 product order while standing at a vendor table.
Absolutely. While some attendees may be shopping for contract and departmental orders, almost all our attendees enjoy finding products which help them perform their daily duties more efficiently. Every year conference attendees spend thousands on ‘point of sale’ products. Regardless of your product, our attendees love to “cash and carry”. If you have a product which is hard to direct sale for whatever reason, such as firearms, many attendees willwork out the details and will often pre-pay for products if the price is right.
Perhaps, if your selling administrative tools. However, if your end-user is the everyday road officer or off investigators fighting major crimes, then there is no better place to advertise and display your product.