Conference Information

Topics and Agenda

Sunday, March 17 3pm – 6pm Onsite Registration
Monday, March 18 7:30am – 9am Onsite Registration
9am – 5pm Opening Ceremony, State Intelligence Meetings & Presentations
Tuesday, March 19 8:30am – 5pm Presentations
Wednesday, March 20 8:30am – 3pm Presentations

*All times are Central Daylight Time*

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  • Narcotics Investigations
  • Current Drug Trends
  • Gangs & Trends and Activity of Criminal Organizations
  • Case Studies
  • Digital Evidence
  • Mexican Cartels
  • Gun Crimes

*Topics are subject to change

  • Where will the general session be located? All conference presentations will be held in the Legends Ballroom of the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria.
  • Will there be networking opportunities? This will be announced during the conference opening ceremonies.
  • Where will the state intelligence meetings be located? These meeting will be held in various rooms and will be announced during the conference.
  • What dining options are available in the surrounding area? There are several dining options on site as well as nearby restaurants.
  • What is the dress for the conference? Attire for ROCIC conference may range from casual, to business casual, to professional dress according to the preference of the attendee and any policy from their agency.

Hotel and Transportation

Conference registration and all presentations will be held at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, 2222 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027. 

Click here for the Royal Sonesta Booking Link

Group Rate: $122 + tax per night
Self-Parking Rate for Overnight Hotel Guests: $15 + tax per night
Self-Parking Rate for Commuters: 0-3 Hours: $5.00 (tax included), 3+ Hours: $9.00 (tax included)
The group rate is available until February 23, 2024, or until the room block has been filled, whichever comes first. Once the room block has been filled, we will be unable to add anymore at the discounted group rate. The cut-off date for reservations at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria is February 23, 2024.

The Royal Sonesta does not provide an airport shuttle.

For your convenience, the Royal Sonesta shuttle will transport you to and from points of interest in Houston within a 3-mile radius. Shuttle service is available on a first-come, first-served basis in front of the hotel. Hours may vary. 

An ADA-accessible vehicle is also available upon request. The Front Desk or Valet is happy to make arrangements with you.  

Food Options Near Sonesta:
More information coming soon!

Payments and Registration

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The registration fee is $150 per attendee for ROCIC or RISS member agencies.
The registration fee for non-member agencies is $250 per attendee.
*Registration fee includes all ROCIC training sessions and information exchange.

Registration and payment are required prior to the training. All registration fees must be made by check or credit card and received by ROCIC no later than March 11th to secure your spot at the conference. If payment is not received by March 11th, you will be notified, and the spot will be cancelled or given to someone on the waiting list.

*Attendees are responsible for lodging, meals and travel.

ROCIC training and information sharing events are restricted to full time employed law enforcement and prosecutorial personnel, to include investigative and analytical support staff. Private security, contract, reserve, auxiliary, and part time employees are not eligible for attendance.

More information coming soon!

All payments must be received by MARCH 11th.

Registration payment can be made by credit card and check. If paying by credit card, payment link will be included with email confirmation and sent to the email address listed when registering. There is a $6 nonrefundable processing fee per attendee for all credit card payments. Please make all checks payable to “ROCIC” and forward to the following address:

ROCIC Training
Attn: 2024 Spring Membership Conference
545 Marriott Drive, Suite 850
Nashville, TN 37214

All registration fee payments must be received no later than: March 11, 2023.
Include the names of those attending on all correspondence.
TAX ID# 62-1046640

Refund policy: All refund requests must be made in writing and received by March 12th to receive a full refund of registration fees (the $6 credit card processing fee is non-refundable).

Please email Tammy Kittrell at tkittrell@rocic.riss.net with any refund requests.

Additional Information

Vendor Registration

ROCIC is pleased to invite you and your company to take part by hosting a booth at the upcoming ROCIC 2024 Spring Conference. We are expecting 400 attendees representing law enforcement agencies from all levels of government: municipal, county, parish, judicial district, state, and federal.

BOOTH FEE: $600

Includes draped table and 2 chairs, networking opportunities available
daily during the conference and in the evenings, and one on one interaction with attendees from 14+ states.

Electrical outlets are limited in the vendor area. For vendor booths that need electricity, it is recommended that you purchase electricity through the Royal Sonesta’s AV provider – Royal Productions. Please see form below and coordinate AV and electricity needs directly with Royal Sonesta.

Royal Sonesta Exibitor Form

More info coming soon!
Please email training@rocic.riss.net to be added to the email list to receive ROCIC 2024 Spring Conference info and updates.

Passport Card: If you want to be included on the Passport Card, you must elect to bring a door prize when registering and your registration AND booth fee must be received by March 1st.  
Each attendee will be given a “Passport Card” to get signed by each vendor. Please be ready to initial the card when attendees visit your table. This is incentive for them to visit and will put them in a special drawing at the end of the conference!

 
  

Sunday, March 17

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Vendor Check-In and Set-up

 

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Vendor Area Open for Attendees

 

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Attendee Registration

Monday, March 18

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Attendee Registration

 

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Vendor Area Open for Attendees

 

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Training Sessions

Tuesday, March 19

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Vendor Area Open for Attendees

 

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Training Sessions

Wednesday, March 20

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Vendor Area Open For Attendees

 

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Training Sessions

State POST Guidelines and Forms:

Georgia- Please sign roster for every session at the registration booth during the conference.

Virginia- Complete PIC Form and turn into Agency with conference material
Virginia PIC 2 Form

Oklahoma- Submit completed form after the conference to Online_Training_Report@cleet.state.ok.us
Oklahoma CLEET “Report of Training” Form

Click here for Visit Houston’s Website!

  • 1940 Air Terminal Museum
  • Art Car Museum
  • Buffalo Bayou Boat Tours
  • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
  • Burke Baker Planetarium
  • Children’s Museum Houston
  • Chinatown
  • Cockrell Butterfly Center
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
  • Del mar Lanes
  • Discovery Green
  • Downtown Aquarium
  • Dueling Piano Bar
  • The Galleria
  • The Gardens at Discovery Green
  • Hermann Park
  • Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park
  • The Houston Farmers Market
  • Houston Ghost Tour
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Houston Zoo
  • James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace
  • Lone Star Flight Museum
  • Market Square Park
  • McGovern Centennial Gardens
  • The Menil Collection
  • The Museum of Fine Arts
  • Puttery
  • River Oaks District
  • Sam Houston Boat Tour
  • Sam Houston Park
  • Space Center Houston
  • Speedy’s Fast Track
  • TopGolf
  • Tour the Underground Tunnels with Astroville Tours
  • Waterwall Park
  • PJ’s Coffee (Inside Hotel)
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy (0.3 Miles from Hotel)
  • Sushi on Post Oak (0.3 Miles from Hotel)
  • Caracol (0.4 Miles from Hotel)
  • Starbucks (0.4 Miles from Hotel)
  • Jack in the Box (0.4 Miles from Hotel)
  • Moxie’s Grill and Bar (0.5 Miles from Hotel)
  • Willie G’s Seafood (0.6 Miles from Hotel)
  • Blanco Cocina + Cantina (0.7 Miles from Hotel)
  • Adair Kitchen (0.9 Miles from Hotel)
  • Post Oak Grill (1.0 Mile from Hotel)
  • Pappas Burger (1.8 Miles from Hotel)
  • Christie’s Seafood & Steaks (2.4 Miles from Hotel)
  • The Galleria Mall (0.5 Miles from Hotel) Food Options:
    • The Cheesecake Factory
    • Daily Grill
    • White Oak Kitchen + Drinks
    • Chipotle
    • Chick-Fil-A
    • And more!!!

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