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 2009 Seminar Announcement

AFTE 2009
40th Annual Training Seminar
May 31 – June 5, 2009

Hosted by:
Miami-Dade Police Department
at the
Miami Beach Resort & Spa
4833 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

Miami is the jewel of Florida, the “Gateway to the Americas”! With sugar-sand beaches, glistening waters and world-class attractions, South Florida is truly one of America's most colorful locales. Blessed with year-round mild climates and unrivaled ocean access, America’s southernmost resort city is also a sought-after international recreation destination. Miami caters to action-oriented visitors from around the globe with some of the world's top golf, tennis and sporting facilities. Add sparkling waters that are a magnet for boating enthusiasts, fishermen, divers and water sports aficionados to the equation and it is easy to see why Miami is a number one choice for active travelers of all ages and skill levels. Come join us for the 40th anniversary of AFTE’s Training Seminar. We guarantee you’ll love it!

Room Rates:

$135.00 single/double occupancy.

Rooms are subject to federal, state, city, and local tax (13%). Reservations must be received no later than April 30, 2009. You must identify yourself as a part of AFTE to receive the group rate. Check-in time is 4 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 noon.

Group Rate:

Valid May 28 through June 7, 2009.


Hotel cancellations will be accepted up to 72 hours prior to arrival. Consult hotel for additional details.

Rooms Include:

High-speed Internet access, work desk with lamp, alarm clock / CD player / radio, cable / in-room movies, coffee maker, cordless two-line telephones, Rusk® bath products, hair dryer, iron / ironing board, mini-bar, complimentary weekday newspaper, room service available from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Guest Services Include:

ATM, high-speed Internet access, concierge service, fitness center & spa, heated outdoor swimming pool, beach access, beach-front Aqua Sports Center, 3 on-site restaurants, fully-equipped business center, computer rental, dry cleaning, hairdresser, laundry / valet.

Guest Parking:

Valet only, $22 per day with unlimited in-out privileges.

Ground Transportation:

Miami International Airport is 15 miles from the hotel. One-way taxi fare is approximately $32; one-way Super Shuttle is approximately $20.

Attractions & Activities:

South Beach
Art Deco District
Lincoln Road
Downtown Miami
Bayside Marketplace
Parrot Jungle Island
Miami Science Museum
Miami Seaquarium
World class shopping & dining

Host Committee:

MDPD Firearm & Toolmark Unit  Tel: 305.471.2025
Conference Chair: John M. Mancini (MDPD)
Michael Coakley (Prince George’s County PD)
Exhibitors: Gabriel Hernandez (MDPD)
Family & Friends: Julie Knapp (MDPD)
Golf: Robert Hart (VA Dept. of Forensic Science)
Promotions: Jill Errickson (MDPD)
Registration: Yamil Garcia (MDPD)
Technical Program: John Mancini (MDPD)
Workshops/Armorer’s Courses: Tim Wilmot (MDPD)


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