PSC EventsKeynote Speaker for Summer ShowdownKristen ZimanFormer Police Chief of the Aurora IL Police Department (Ret.)Speaker | Author | Leader | Change Agent
Kristen is the former Police Chief of the Aurora IL Police Department (Ret.). In Kristen’s 30-year career in law enforcement, she blazed trails: she became the first woman Lieutenant in 2008, first woman Commander in 2010, and eventually the first woman Chief in her department’s history in January of 2016. Kristen was also the Chief on watch during a mass shooting in her hometown Aurora, IL.
Since retiring from the department, Kristen has now stepped into her new career as a professional speaker and consultant for organizations and police departments focused on the areas of leadership, women empowerment, positive psychology, and mass shooting prevention.
Kristen is also the author of Reimagining Blue: Thoughts on Life, Leadership, and a New Way Forward in Policing, a passionate and personal memoir of a misunderstood profession through the vantage point of a female police chief. <read more>
Trafficking training video necessary for Summer Showdown competition
PSC, in cooperation with the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT), is pleased to provide all attendees with a 90 minute training video that provides a basic introduction to Human Trafficking, including the definition of human trafficking, laws against human trafficking, what human trafficking looks like in the US, how victims of human trafficking differ from victims of other crimes, evidence that officers should look for in human trafficking cases, and best policing tactics to combat human trafficking. This training was specifically created for the Summer Showdown and speaks directly to the call for service you will receive from dispatch when you compete in July. This training is proprietary to the LCHT for use only during the Summer Showdown and is not for distribution. Whether competing or not, we encourage all cadets and mentors to use the link below to watch the training. If you are competing in the human trafficking competition, you will find this training essential.
Great News! 9mm Marksmanship Competition added to Summer Showdown!
We have obtained the use of an outdoor range and will now add the National Marksmanship Competition as an individual event to the Summer Showdown.
The National Marksmanship Competition (NMC) is an individual event limited to 220 competitors that serves as a unique opportunity for Cadets to demonstrate the safe and proper handling of firearms in a competitive environment while contributing to the development of skills required by the law enforcement profession.
See you at the Summer Showdown! Marksmanship GuidePSC Center Fire Pistol CourseFirearms Training Certification formGatlinburg Sportsman Club Release for MinorGatlinburg Sportsman Club Release for Adult
This is not a team event and the Classification System is not applicable. The competitor capacity was determined by availability of firing points at the range. Assignment to a relay will be based on the competitor’s highest scores previously fired on two Public Safety Cadets Center Fire Pistol Courses (PSCCFPC) submitted on the NMC Firearms Training Certification Form. The highest 220 aggregate scores submitted will be assigned a relay to compete in the NMC.
Entry requests with all required forms must be submitted via email and received by June 30, 2023.
Please read all attachments completely in order to submit entry requests to: email@example.com.
- We arranged for more rooms and locked in over 300 hotel rooms to be released on February 1st.
- Registration will close on June 1 or when we reach maximum team capacity.
- We encourage early registration as we will sell out this event.
Plan to join us for the 2023 Summer Showdown in Gatlinburg, TN.
- Format similar to 2021
- We have engaged Gatlinburg area Local, State and Federal law enforcement to join us in hosting this event
- We are focused to ensure high quality education and training sessions for Cadets and Mentors
- We guarantee a minimum of 4 events for each team- possibly more.
- The following events are planned (but not yet guaranteed) for 2023.
- Active Shooter Response
- Arrest and Search
- Burglary in Progress
- Force Options
- Bike Policing
- High Risk Traffic Stops
- Human Trafficking
- Officer Rescue
- Unknown Trouble
- Drill Team
- Public Safety Cadets will be offered a 30-day early registration period before other youth organizations.
- Opening event will be held the evening of July 17, 2023.
- Competitions will be held 0800-1700 July 18-19 and 0800-1500 July 20th.
- Awards Ceremony will be the evening of July 20th.
Dates to remember-
February 1, 2023 Early registration begins for PSC Members
March 1, 2023 Early registration begins for non-PSC Youth Organizations
May 1, 2023 Fees increase for late registrations
June 1, 2023 All registrations are closed
June 30, 2023 All fees must be received by PSC or reservation will be dropped
July 1, 2023 Refunds (less deposit) are no longer available
$50 Deposit required with registration (not refundable but can be transferred to another attendee)
Fees include $50 Deposit (not in addition to the Deposit)