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Writers' Police Academy Registration for SinC Members
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By Linda Lovely, WPA Registration Volunteer

The Writers’ Police Academy is delighted to announce that Sisters in Crime will once again be a major sponsor of the 2017 WPA to be held in Green Bay, WI, August 10-13. Thanks to the generosity of the Sisters in Crime organization, SinC members attending the WPA for the first time will qualify for a $150 registration fee discount.

Registration for the 9th annual WPA opens on Sunday, Feb. 19, at noon EST. The date and time are designed to make it as convenient and fair as possible for all attendees—regardless of geographic location or work-week schedules—to reap early-registration perks.

Visit the Writers’ Police Academy website after February 12th to read about all about the classes offered. All classes are open to everyone. The schedule is fantastic. What a terrific way to learn while having a blast.

If you have questions prior to registration, feel free to email the WPA staff .

 

Registration Payment Policy

Like most large conferences, WPA has to pay and/or guarantee payment for many expenses far in advance of the event. These include costs large and small—booking hotel and police academy facilities, catering and banquet charges, travel expenses and fees for speakers and instructors, buses, insurance, etc. We even have to pay for each bullet fired!

That’s why your registration isn’t complete until you make a payment via PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account to pay registration fees. A major credit card can be used for ad-hoc PayPal payments.

 

Before You Register

The 2017 Writers’ Police Academy schedule will be posted by February 12. Please visit our website  www.writerspoliceacademy.com. to read about all of the classes offered. All classes are open to everyone. You can decide which to attend after you arrive. However, High Intensity Training (HIT Training) workshops require advance sign-ups on the online registration form, and these spots are filled by lottery. We have almost 700 spots in HIT training sessions! HIT IS HIGH-INTENSITY, LIVE-ACTION TRAINING DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ONE-ON-ONE ATTENTION. HIT IS ACTUAL POLICE TRAINING AT ITS FINEST!

Mark the dates of the WPA on your calendar and let everyone who might make other plans for you (family members, employers, etc.) know you have a commitment to attend the WPA on these dates. This will minimize the possibility of later conflicts.

Gather all the information you’ll need to register, including your credit card. Decide in advance your preference for name badges, etc.

 

FIRST-DAY ONLY! Enter Author Kendra Elliot’s $1000 WPA Bonanza Drawing.

Kendra Elliot is donating a fantastic WPA package that includes free WPA registration, banquet ticket, T-shirt, additional swag, and $500 cash the winner can use for travel or accommodations.

This opportunity is available only to those who register on Feb. 19, 2017—the first day registration opens! Fee to enter is $20. Proceeds to be used to help fund a student scholarship at NWTC, our host college/academy.

 

FIRST-DAY ONLY! You’re Automatically Entered To Win a Free WPA Registration

Everyone who registers on Feb. 19—the first day registration opens—will automatically be put in a drawing for a Free Registration donated by the WPA. Zero cost to enter. (The winner can elect to have her/his WPA registration fee refunded or give the WPA registration to a friend.)

The HIT Parade

When you register, all HIT Training options will be shown in a numbered list. To indicate your preferences, list the numbers of the six HIT options you most want to attend. The list should be in priority order with the numbers separated by commas (e.g. 5,3,6,12,7,4).

HIT Training options that require BACKGROUND CHECKS are shown on the registration form. Please do not indicate you wish to take part in one of these workshops if you are unwilling to submit the necessary information required for a “soft” background check that verifies you are approved to handle/possess firearms. The background checks are handled by the same firm our host academy uses to conduct background checks for its police academy recruits. This information will not be stored, and WPA staff does not see the results of the background checks, only approvals.

 

 



 

 
 
This year, we are pleased to announce a special "first-crack" for any SinC members who are WPA newbies.  
This year, we are pleased to announce a special "first-crack" for any SinC members who are WPA newbies.  
a new 7-day-long "first-crack" for SinC members who are WPA newbies.  Did you miss Writers Police Academy in 2011 through 2014? When registration opens on the February 14th, go the WPA website and choose the
a new 7-day-long "first-crack" for SinC members who are WPA newbies.  Did you miss Writers Police Academy in 2011 through 2014? When registration opens on the February 14th, go the WPA website and choose the
Did you miss Writer's Police Academy (WPA) in 2011 through 2014?  Yes?  Then, Sisters in Crime would like you to get a "first-crack" at one our scholarships to help defray the cost of attending WPA.
Did you miss Writer's Police Academy (WPA) in 2011 through 2014?  Yes?  Then, Sisters in Crime would like you to get a "first-crack" at one our scholarships to help defray the cost of attending WPA.
Did you miss Writer's Police Academy (WPA) in 2011 through 2014?  Yes?  Then, Sisters in Crime would like you to get a "first-crack" at one our scholarships to help defray the cost of attending WPA.
Did you miss Writer's Police Academy (WPA) in 2011 through 2014?  Yes?  Then, Sisters in Crime would like you to get a "first-crack" at one our scholarships to help defray the cost of attending WPA.
Did you miss Writer's Police Academy (WPA) in 2011 through 2014?  Yes?  Then, Sisters in Crime would like you to get a "first-crack" at one our scholarships to help defray the cost of attending WPA.
Did you miss Writer's Police Academy (WPA) in 2011 through 2014?  Yes?  Then, Sisters in Crime would like you to get a "first-crack" at one our scholarships to help defray the cost of attending WPA.
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