State and Provincial Police Academy Directors (SPPADS)


The 2018 SPPADS Conference is a professional law enforcement event, open to state and provincial police academy directors and personnel. This year’s conference will be hosted by the IACP and New Mexico State Police at the Loretto Inn and Spa in Santa Fe, NM, July 9-13, 2018.

Conference registration fees include access to all presentations, networking events, and meals (breakfast and lunch). Register for the 2018 SPPADS Conference here.


Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501

We have secured a room block at the government per diem rate of $119 per night plus applicable taxes and fees. Rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your room, book your hotel online or  dial Toll-Free at 1-866-582-1646 with the group code 180708NEWM.


The Inn and Spa at Loretto is offering a reduced Valet Parking rate of $5.00 per day for overnight guests.


Two airports serve the Santa Fe region. NMSP have graciously offered to provide transportation to and from the airports to the Inn and Spa at Loretto. During registration, you will have the opportunity to include information about your travel arrangements. Travel arrangements not secured yet? No problem! Once you’ve completed your travel arrangements, please send them to

Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

Located approximately 68 miles from the Inn and Spa at Loretto, Albuquerque International Sunport offers nonstop service to 24 cities and is served by eight major commercial carriers: Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and United.

Santa Fe Regional Airport (SAF)

Located just 11 miles from the Inn and Spa at Loretto, the Santa Fe Regional Airport offers nonstop services to Denver, Dallas, and Phoenix, and is served by two major commercial carriers: American and United.

Section Information

This section has been established to

  • create and sponsor activities intended to advance the principles and competency of professional law enforcement instructors;
  • exchange of ideas, plans, and methods between section members and other persons or organizations interested in achieving competency in law enforcement training;
  • develop ideas, plans, and methodology relating to the science of instructional technology;
  • disseminate research data and information based on practical experience;
  • recognize members and individuals comprising the law enforcement training community; and
  • provide assistance to those persons and/or organizations interested in the attainment of the goals and objectives of the IACP.


For more information, contact Meghann Casanova.