Vendor Benefits and Fequently Asked Questions
Vendor Relationship Statement
The NIC Staff considers our vendor relationship as an integral part of our mission to deliver the highest quality of training to law enforcement officers through
out North America. As well as providing training, we feel that is equally essential to keep our attendees up to date on the latest equipment, products and services available to law enforcement. However, providing unique and high quality training takes time, effort, coordination and funding. That’s where great companies such as yours are able to play a vital role.
As a non-profit organization, NCEA is dedicated to keeping America’s police officers, neighborhoods and streets safe for our families and children. That is why it is so important for us keep our expenses to a minimum. By doing so we are able to return funds back to the law enforcement community in the form of high quality criminal enforcement training at little to no costs. By keeping our training fees low we are able to assist departments who are already experiencing stressed budgets. In return, this frees up funds which departments can use to purchase products and services from vendors like you. It is routine for exhibitors to gain large new future customers and make large sales during the daily show times and “networking sessions” each night.
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.