FBINAA Speakers Bureau

The FBINAA Speaker’s Bureau has been created to assist chapters/members in locating dynamic and experienced speakers for their events who have already been endorsed by other chapters and/or members.  This is a resource tool for members to share their experiences.  It is the responsibility of the chapter/member to negotiate any and all speaker engagements, and applicable speaker fees, etc.  Below is the current list of speakers we have compiled to date, listed by topic area.  Only active members in good standing will be included in the FBINAA Speakers Bureau.  We are actively seeking to expand this list to provide the maximum benefit to our chapters/members and their agencies.  If you would like to be considered or know of anyone you would recommend, please complete or have them complete the Speaker's Bureau Application below and submit to Laura Masterton at lmasterton@fbinaa.org.  The application’s fields include speaker contact info, topic area, presentation title/description, bio, etc.  Once the applicant has been vetted and approved, they will be added to the FBINAA Speakers Bureau. If you have questions regarding the Speakers Bureau please contact Laura Masterton at lmasterton@fbinaa.org.

Please Note: The FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. (FBINAA) is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation or acting on behalf of the FBI.  The opinions expressed by those individuals listed on the FBINAA Speakers Bureau are their own and should not be construed to represent the views of the FBINAA or any other organization or agency.

Communication Strategies

Joe Koenig, 122nd Session, KMI Investigations, LLC

Getting the Truth

Getting the truth is not easy.  We learn at an early age to tell partial truths to avoid telling complete lies.  Precise communication prevents and uncovers partial truths.  Imprecise communication nurtures deception. Developing special skills will help find the truth. The attendee will learn these skills through lecture and examples.  
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Alan A. Malinchak, 163rd Session Counselor, FBI Retired (FL)
Using DISC Diagnostics to More Effectively Communicate with Others

Participants will be exposed to the DISC personality diagnostic instrument in an effort to understand their communication and behavior patterns. Further, each personality type will be examined to assist each participant in understanding how to interact and communicate with individuals of different personalities. At the conclusion, each participant should have a basic understanding of how and why interactions with others are affected by personality.
Read more about Alan Malinchak

Cyber Intelligence

John DeVoe, 252nd Session, River Vale Police Department/Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Computer Crimes Task Force (NJ)
Sticks and Stones: A Cyberbullying Train-the-Trainer

Today's youth have grown up in a world that is very different from that of most adults. Many young people experience the Internet and other technological advancements as a positive, productive and creative part of their lives and development of their identities - always on and always there. Unfortunately, these same technologies are also being used in a negative manner.  One such abuse involves bullying via electronic means, or Cyberbullying.  Previously safe and enjoyable environments and activities can all too quickly turn threatening and become a source of anxiety.  Current research in this area indicates that Cyberbullying is a part of many young people's lives.
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John Iannarelli, 206th Session Counselor, FBI (AZ)
Cyber Concerns for Law Enforcement in the 21st Century

Previously, law enforcement viewed cyber matters to be limited solely to investigation of child pornography and predators on the Internet.  However, in the 21st Century Law Enforcement now has a host of other issues to face that are changing the landscape of crime as well as threats to officers themselves. This course, complete with handout, is designed to inform law enforcement of the various issues and provide suggestions on how best to respond.
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Emotional/Survival Mindset

John Campanella, 239th Session, Delaware State Police (DE)
Mitigating Police Fatigue

Suicide This course is designed to raise awareness of the problems associated with fatigued or tired police officers.  The presenter will define fatigue and educate the attendees about the causes of police fatigue, the consequences, and suggested ways in which fatigue can be managed. Half and full day programs expand the conversations about the physiological impacts to include how fatigue influences use of force, performance, driving, officer safety, and report writing.  The attendees will be asked to self-reflect on the problem and ask themselves:  "Am I contributing to the problem or the solution?"  Attendees will be encouraged to take ownership of their own fatigue and consider ways to improve their personal situations.  At the end of the session, the attendees will have a better understanding of why fatigue is a problem for law enforcement, why they should be concerned about fatigue, and the importance of sound effective management police.                                  
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Donna Kinsey, 222nd Session, Training Enhancement Center (VA)
Survival Mindset

The material contained in this presentation is particularly illustrative of the dangers of inattention to potential threats in situations where people tend to be complacent or distracted, and offers excellent opportunities to teach specific, potentially life-saving behaviors in response to those threats. The course is intended for adults of all ages, including teens ages *15 and up. The course incorporates lecture, PowerPoint, video and actual demonstration. The techniques do not involve strength training, but rather mental preparedness, recognition and avoidance techniques.
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Matthew May, 242nd Session, Wake Forest Police Department (NC)
Law Enforcement Trauma: Are You Prepared?

Law enforcement officers across the United States receive training in a wide variety of topics.  However, how many law enforcement officers receive in-depth training to prepare them for the traumas they will face? This presentation consists of a personal case study in which the speaker was shot while investigating a domestic disturbance.  During the incident, a female was also killed.  The presentation contains crime scene photos and video, original 911 call and radio traffic, and researched information and material from various experts.
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Dan Willis, 241st Session, First Responder Wellness/La Mesa Police Department, Retired (CA)
Bulletproof Spirit: Trauma, PTSD, and the Process of Healing: Essential Guide toward Emotional Survival and Wellness

Suicide is the #1 cause of death for police officers every year with an estimated nearly 20% suffering from PTSD. Many others suffer from the daily traumas of the job with low resiliency, depression, addictions, lack of motivation, mental and emotional illnesses. Most agencies do not have a Wellness Program to promote emotional survival. Officers distressed with PTSD and emotional suffering are incapable of providing effective professional services to the community. Bulletproof Spirit provides proactive wellness strategies for individual success, agency effectiveness, and community impact.
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Executive Leadership

Paul Butler, 220th Session, Horry County Sheriff,  Retired (SC)
Are You on the Team, or just a Fan...

This presentation encourages the individual to assess his/her talents and strengths and takes them on a clear journey of how to use them to be a better teammate and (ultimately) a better team leader - regardless of the rank or position they currently hold. This is a high-energy and fast-paced presentation that does not involve PowerPoint or handout material to make its point.
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Edward Delmore, 205th Session, Gulf Shores Police  (AL)

Leadership- Career Survival

Today agencies throughout the United States are struggling to attract and retain qualified police recruits. 
Police shootings, a relatively rare occurrence, are intensely scrutinized by the media and in many cases the facts are distorted or completely misrepresented. Prosecutors in some jurisdictions are quick to charge officers before investigations are complete and in some cases even begun in what can be described as “knee-jerk” decisions, or worse – politically motivated.  And as police administrators we aren’t necessarily doing ourselves any favors. Today, even top level police administrators need to pay attention to the street level tactics (or lack of tactics) used by their officers – because frankly, we’re not.
Some shootings and some other uses of force can’t be avoided. Sometimes no matter what tactics we train our people on ultimately fail to prevent a tragedy. But the vast majority of the time, through careful analysis, we find that if our tactics were better the outcomes would have been much different. The mandate for that change has to come from the top of the organization. In this presentation, we will briefly examine the history of where we were “back-in-the-day” and quickly move to a discussion of where we are now. We’ll discuss the recruiting challenges and what successful agencies are doing to attract candidates – without lowering the bar. Leadership issues are broken down into practical, actionable, application. The program is fast-paced and includes rich mixture including reviews of contemporary incidents, video, analysis, lessons-learned, policy development, and candid class discussion. Significant emphasis is placed on getting rid of the “we’ve always done it that way” mindset.
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Don Green, 204th Session, University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center (TN)
Law Enforcement Leadership

Structure of strategic planning incorporating the Baldrige Excellence model in moving an agency forward.
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Christopher Hoina, 222nd Session, National Command and Staff College

Leading with Style

Participants learn essential Leadership skill-sets for increasing their social intellect while reaching deeper levels of cooperation with those they work with and interact with off-duty. Students will recognize their personal strengths and learn to acknowledge and understand the strengths of others. Utilizing the Personal Style Indicator and working with the associated book Deliberate Leadership participants learn a valuable way to style shift and influence with greater skill.

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Daniel Linskey, 243rd Session, Boston Police Department, Retired (MA)
Preparing for and Leading in Crisis

Chief Linskey will present on the training and preparation which helped Boston's first responders to prepare for the Boston Marathon. That training is credited with enhancing the response and saving many lives. Chief Linskey will take the audience on both an emotional and leadership journey through the events of the attack at the Boston Marathon. It will include the response to the bombings the evacuation of the injured and the securing the scene. The presentation will then cover the challenges and lessons learned from the investigation of the attacks, the identification of the suspects and their capture. Chief Linskey was the first commander on scene in Watertown that saw the terrorists exchanging gunfire with officers as well as throwing bombs. at the responding officers. The ensuing manhunt would lead to an unprecedented lockdown of a United States city and the apprehension of the terrorists.  Chief Linskey's presentation will arm first responders with the knowledge to respond to a major event and give them insight into the challenges they may face.
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Tom Long, 141st Session, Retired Police Chief, Southhaven, MS

Law Enforcement Leadership- Leading Warriors from the Backs of Giants

Presenting Leadership mistakes and how we overcome them using firsthand experience and the common sense that comes from practical law enforcement experience from uniform patrol, detective bureaus, special operations and administration. Class is based on the book “Leading Warriors from the Backs of Giants”. Classroom setting with power-point and handouts for participant interaction that breaks down the basic mistakes we all make as leaders in Law Enforcement. Group discussions on why these mistakes keep repeating themselves despite the different personnel and agencies. Goals to accomplish and monitor to show that we are leading down the right path.

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Alan A. Malinchak, 163rd Session Counselor, FBI Retired (FL)
Leading by Example: Exemplifying the Behavior You Want to See in Others

The acronym "ICRELIEF" is used as a conceptual framework to present various leadership concepts germane to a professional position within an organization. These concepts can be applied to both an individual's personal and professional life. How an individual reacts to choices, change, commitment, creativity, control, confidence, responsibility, enthusiasm, leadership, investment, expectant attitude and humor, largely determines whether they have what it takes to "Lead by Example."
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Patrick Welsh, 240th Session, Dayton Police Department, Retired (OH)

Warrior Servant Leader Mindset: Changing the Culture of Your Agency

Developing and equipping Warriors, Servants and Leaders at all ranks in order to impact agency culture, police-community relations and agency morale.

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Ethical Excellence

DF Pace, 256th Session, Philadelphia Police Department (PA)
Dollars and Sense: The Practical Value of Ethical Leadership in Police Organizations

Good ethics is often seen as a zero sum game. What's good for you must be bad for me. This presentation focuses on the inherent value of practicing good ethics to everyone involved in the transaction. This can be measured in terms of more successful police department missions and even in terms of monetary cost.
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Brian Nanavaty, 255th Session, SafeCall Now/Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IN)
Employee Development and Wellness-Healthy Hire-Healthy Retire

Employee wellness should not wait for crisis to occur, but should begin during the hiring process. Wellness should include preventative programs aimed at both the professional and personal development of employees. Workplace experts advocate that by identifying healthy applicants and partnering to maintain employee health, the organization has the potential to improve morale and productivity and reduce complaints and liability. For companies that can fire, hire and train a new employee in half a day the long-term health of employees is negligible. For public safety organizations, with lengthy hiring processes and huge investments in money, training, equipment and reputation; it is imperative to identify "ideal" candidates and then work to keep them healthy.
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Vernon Herron, 187th Session, Baltimore Police Director Officer Safety and Wellness (MD)

Managing Stress

It has been documented, that the rigors of police work lead to PTSD, Alcoholism, Divorce and Suicide. More police officers committed suicide in 2017, than those killed in the line of duty. We recognize that due to the nature of the work and the roles police officers serve, stressors are a natural part of the job. We also know the negative impact of chronic stress. Today’s training is comprised of interactive discussions, education, and applicable ways to mitigate stress. 

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Stephen Petrilli Jr., 264th Session, Normal Police Department, Assistant Chief (IL)

Officer Health, Wellness, and Fitness

Provide cutting edge information on the topic of officer wellness to include essential health, fitness and nutritional information.

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Michael Van Meter, 213th Session, FBI Program Manager for the Civil Aviation Security Program (DC)

Leading At-Risk Employees

Educate Police Executives on addiction issues/prevention/support/resources

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Jeff Welch, 246th Session, Below 100

The presentation is a lecture/facilitation/video program that focuses on reducing line of duty deaths by examining five core principles. Wear your vest, watch your speed, wear your seatbelt, what’s important now and complacency kills. These five principles we have total control over and by changing the culture in law enforcement we can reduce line of duty deaths. This presentation is full of passion and energy to encourage the leaders to look at changing the culture of safety in their organizations and themselves. 

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Futures in Law Enforcement

Edward Bridgeman, 106th Session, University of Cincinnati Clermont College Criminal Justice Department (OH)
Is Ten Years Enough? 
New Directions in Policing Since 9/11

New challenges in local security and counter-terrorism coupled with a drift toward militarization compel law enforcement executives to both plan and be responsive to the community in ways not heretofore dreamed of.
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International Intelligence/Cooperation

Brad Flynn, 245th Session, Helena Police Department (AL)
Unfathomable - The International Investigation into the death of Christina Watson

The presentation takes the class through the 8 1/2 year multi national homicide investigation into the death of Christina Watson, a US citizen who died mysteriously while SCUBA diving in Australia on her honeymoon. The investigation spanned thousands of miles and 4 continents and presented unprecedented challenges and legal hurdles for the investigators in both the US and Australia. Attendees will see and hear not just the synopsis of the case, but learn how to coordinate an international criminal investigation by lessons learned on this investigation.
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Retirement/Career Transition/Financial Planning

Steven Bodge, 135th Session, Nationwide Insurance Company (WV)
Private Sector Partnerships and Opportunities

This presentation is designed to assist NA Grads with both career transition opportunities as they near the end of their LE career and to explain to those that choose to remain in the field the benefits of partnering with private sector investigators in SIU, Loss Prevention and other fields for resource sharing and networking.
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Jim Kalinowski, 176th Session, Houston Police Department (TX)
Balancing the Badge to Make a Difference: What every law enforcement professional should know about managing money and life

To provide students the tools to cross the bridge from achieving financial wealth, to also achieving life wealth. Learn that building a life portfolio is as important as building a financial portfolio.  

Presentation on my published book Balancing the Badge to Make a Difference: What every law enforcement professional should know about managing money and life.

Describe the 6 myths of retirement, new spelling and definition for the word retirement, and walk students through the 6 stages of the Circle of Life Roadmap. Students will participate in the following process:

  • Developing a financial and life wealth plans.
  • Identify profiles of retirees with successful and unsuccessful financial and life wealth plans.
  • Learn  Tools to “cross the bridge” from primarily achieving financial wealth to also achieving life wealth.
  • To provide students options of how to test drive retirement plans by developing ideas before actually retiring.
  • Provide case studies to estimate how much money may be needed to retire and how long funds may last.  

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Alan A. Malinchak, 163rd Session Counselor, Eclat Transitions, LLC, FBI Retired (FL)        
Public to Private Career Transition Considerations: Who You Are is NOT Who You Will Be

A focus on the issues people will face in a career transition as they prepare to navigate private market career opportunities.  Discussed are transitional issues related to retirement drivers, financial considerations, professional reinvention, emotional factors and the requisite transferable knowledge, skills and abilities required to venture into private industry.  Of particular focus is your resume, networking, interviewing and negotiating salary and benefits.
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Mark Neapolitan, 131st Session, Signet (OH)
Making the Transition

A discussion as to transgression from Law Enforcement to retail loss prevention within the private sector.
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Other Topics

Scott, Bieber, 200th Session, Walla Walla Police Department, Organizational Culture

The presentation will define organizational culture and discuss its importance to behavior and results using the Leadership Circle - Leadership is responsible for developing an organization's culture. The organization's culture should be such that it produces the behavior that lead you to the results you want. It uses the Accountability Triangle from Accountability: Prerequisites Required as a road map of the components leaders can use to develop a positive and productive organizational culture. Finally, the presentation will take the audience through several keys to leading an organization and creating the right culture by setting the right tone and leading by example. As its foundation, the presentation relies on the information gathered from innumerable books, trainings and experiences. 
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Joseph Blozis, 179th Session, NYPD Forensic Investigations Division, Retired (NY)
DNA A Powerful Law Enforcement Tool

DNA evidence exonerates the innocent, links crime scenes, provides investigative leads, and identifies suspect(s). Subject matter will consist of the latest technologies used and best practices in the recognition, documentation, and collection of DNA evidence at crime scenes. Superior officers will gain a working knowledge of how a crime scene is processed and learn the advances in forensic technology to reduce crime and aid investigations. Topics will include, "Cold Case Homicide Investigations - A Forensic Perspective," "The Value of DNA Evidence and Property Crimes," and "Crime Scene Investigations". DNA evidence plays a pivotal role in crime scene investigations and is used to reduce overall crime. In return lives will be saved and fewer individuals will be victimized. DNA is truly a Powerful Law Enforcement Tool, together today for a better tomorrow.
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Dennis Bowman, 131st Session, Illinois State Police Captain, Retired (IL)


Equipping departments and their officers with enthusiasm and skills to prepare for change and enabling them to cope with obstacles and resistance.  Learn more about Dennis Bowman


Neville W. Cramer, 157th Session, U.S. Border Patrol & INS Special Agent, Retired (FL)
U.S. Immigration: The Changing Role for Law Enforcement

By dispelling myths and discussing current policies and programs, this presentation will reduce much of the misinformation about U.S. Immigration enforcement that currently abounds throughout our law enforcement community.  Learn more about Neville Cramer

James A. Cullen, III, 243rd Session, Groton Police Department

Active Shooter Preparedness and Response

Chief Cullen will present on the topic of Active Shooter Preparedness, Prevention, Response and Recovery. The presentation will address the history of Active Shooters and what has been learned by studying incidents over the past 20 years. He will provide statistics related to Active Shooter incidents and talk about actions citizens can take to protect themselves. Additionally, the presentation will focus on observable behaviors of Active Shooters and what the public can do to assist law enforcement in identifying an Active Shooter prior to the incident so law enforcement can take a proactive and measured response. This presentation will arm the audience with the knowledge and insight to be prepared for, prevent, and respond to the challenges faced due to an Active Shooter incident.
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Jody Fanning, 225th Session, Cottonwood Police Department, Retired (AZ)
Cottonwood "Walmart Brawl"

During the presentation we analyze the In Car video to better understand the fight for life the officers were involved in. We also discuss the Lessons Learned by the Cottonwood Police Department in regards to equipment use, capabilities/ malfunctions, training issues, and why Fitness in Law Enforcement must be continued even after the academy. Additionally we discuss the use of the in car video in regards to public and media relations given todays attitudes towards law enforcements use of Deadly Force. 
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Tim Hegarty, 238th Session, Riley County Police Department (KS)

Reducing Crime: How to Produce Real Results

The majority of law enforcement agencies across the country rely on the standard model of policing to reduce crime: random patrol, rapid response to calls for service, and prosecution of offenders in order to reduce crime. Nearly 50 years of research show that this model does not work. Significant research during the same time period has produced evidence to show what actually does work to reduce crime. This presentation will highlight some of the most important aspects of this research and show police leaders how to translate that research into practices that can produce real results in crime reduction, and well as how to institutionalize and sustain these practices.
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Robert Ivey, 237th Session, Brevard County Sheriff's Office (FL)
Community Outreach, Law Enforcement & Social Media, It's Time To Be A Parent Again

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as the Resident Agent-in-Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Sheriff Ivey developed numerous programs that were recognized at the national and state level for their innovation and excellence in criminal investigations. Programs such as the “Child Abduction Response Team” and “Law Enforcement Getting Identity Thieves” still stand today as national models in the investigation of child abduction and identity theft cases.
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W. Patrick Kenny, 237th Session, Behavioral Consulting, LLC
Threat & Risk Management for Commanders

Identify what an agency needs to know about threat and risk assessment investigations. How to avoid missing the clues of a future active-shooter. Current methods, techniques, qualified investigators, and creating an evidenced-based investigative-practice & case management is discussed. Case examples provide discussion for theory & practice.
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Ed Mireles, Retired FBI Special Agent, FBI

FBI Miami Firefight

The five-minute gunfight between eight FBI agents and two murderous bank robbers changed law enforcement training, equipment and tactics throughout the U.S. It is estimated that there were 150 shots fired during the incident.  In the end, nine out of the ten participants were shot.  The two bank robbers were dead, as well as two FBI agents, Special Agent Ben Grogan and Special Agent Jerry Dove. Five other agents were wounded including FBI Special Agent Ed Mireles who was shot twice.

Special Agent Ed Mireles improvised, adapted and overcame insurmountable obstacles to persevere and eventually end the gunfight by killing the two bank robbers.  Ed Mireles conducts a step by step detailed case study about the incident.  
1. Investigative Background
2. Surveillance
3. Car Stop
4. Shoot Out
5. Weapons and Tactics
6. Wound Ballistics
7. Will to Survive
8. Changes in Law Enforcement Equipment, Weapons and Training
9. PTSD 
10. Q & A

Subsequently, Ed Mireles was assigned to the Firearms Training Unit at the FBI Academy at Quantico, VA where he could share his experiences and recover from his injuries in a relatively safe environment.
After his recovery, Ed Mireles requested a transfer back to Miami to work Undercover Drug investigations.  Ed Mireles retired in March 2004. 
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Tom Oberweiser, 200th Ssession, Montana Department of Justice (MT)

Organized Sports Bookmaking

To provide a basic understanding of bookmaking, handicapping, game fixing/point shaving, and recognition of the accoutrements and language of the illegal enterprise.

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Anthony Raganella, 223rd Session, NY Blue Line Consulting Group/NYPD (NY)
Managing Civil Unrest: Considerations for the Police Executive

Given the current law enforcement climate, major protests and civil unrest has been at the forefront of concerns for the police executive. This training presentation will provide police executives with an awareness of the myriad considerations involving effective prevention, planning, training and response to civil unrest and major protests.
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Mark Spawn, 180th Session, Fulton PD, NY (Retired); NYS Assn. Chiefs of Police (Retired); The Spawn Group, LLC (CA)

Law enforcement and harm reduction programs

Objective view of current issues in harm reduction and the importance of law enforcement in public health. Read More on Mark Spawn

John Walters, 171st Session, Public Safety Testing

Recruiting & Hiring – The Challenges Have Never Been Greater:  
What You Need to Know About Today’s Dwindling Applicant Pool and Strategies to be Successful.

The challenges related to recruiting and hiring have never been greater for our profession.  The pool of qualified applicants is dwindling, and that trend will continue for the foreseeable future.  To be more successful you will need to act quickly, streamline your hiring process and engage in vigorous outreach and recruiting.  Hear about proven strategies that work to improve the size, quality, and diversity of the applicant pool.
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Patrick Welsh, 240th Session, Dayton Police Department, Retired (OH)

There are many legal issues facing law enforcement officers when investigating and prosecuting criminal cases. Equally important is developing, learning and executing courtroom strategies and skills of testifying to ensure an officer can articulate how he/she recognized the various legal issues in their case and complied with all Constitutional requirements of investigating and prosecuting a criminal case. This course will instill a combination of knowledge, skills and attitude that will enable officers to not only communicate in the courtroom, but to connect with Judges and Juries in order to successfully prosecute their criminal cases.

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