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 above. Once the applicant has been vetted and approved, they will be added to the FBINAA Speakers Bureau.

The FBINAA Speakers 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.

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Speaker Categories

Communication Strategies Cyber Intelligence Emotional/Survivalist Mindset Ethical Excellence Events That Changed Law Enforcement Executive Leadership International Cooperation & Intelligence Officer Fitness, Safety & Wellness Protest & Civil Unrest Retirement, Career Transitioning, and Financial Planning Miscellaneous Topics

Communications Strategies

Joe Koenig, NA Session 122, 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, NA Session 163, 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.

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Christopher Mannino, NA Session 237, Julie Parker Communications

Presentation Title Varies Depending on Topic Selected

These courses have been designed to help those in a wide variety of law enforcement roles better understand the use of public messaging through times of crisis through both the traditional media, social media, and internal messaging and to use positive story-telling to build relationships with the community in the best of times. Using time-tested best practices, the courses employ actionable theory with practical exercises that demonstrate the lessons learned can be immediately put to use.

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Julie Rodriguez, NA Session 280 Counselor, Los Angeles Police Department

Preparation Strategies for Promotion

Preparation is the moment that meets opportunity. After attending this course, the student will learn ways to effectively prepare for a multitude of questions on several different hot topics. We will discuss a step-by-step process for how to answer questions. If you simply answer the specific question asked; with no additional insight or how that question directly affects the community or department, you will NOT get the job. Students will leave with 25 questions that are currently being asked for ranks such as FTO, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain.

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Cyber Intelligence

John DeVoe, NA Session 252, 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, NA Session 206 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/Survivalist Mindset

John Campanella, NA Session 239, Delaware State Police (DE)

Mitigating Police Fatigue

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, NA Session 222, 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, NA Session 242, 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, NA Session 241, 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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Ethical Excellence

DF Pace, NA Session 256, 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 costs.

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Terry Vrabec, NA Session 186, Law Enforcement Consultant

Ethics Challenges in Law Enforcement

Officers today must realize that everything they do on and off duty an affect them. Personal feelings, political views and social issues must be considered 24/7. That also includes family members, friends and associations. Social media has changed our society and we have to realize that the texts we send, the photo's we share can affect us and our departments in many ways.

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Events That Changed Law Enforcement

Edward Bridgeman, NA Session 106, 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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Jody Fanning, NA Session 225, Cottonwood Police Department, Retired (AZ)

Lessons Learned: 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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Ed Mireles, Retired FBI Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Looking Back: The 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
  9. Training
  10. PTSD
  11. 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.

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Executive Leadership

Murray “Andy” Anderson, NA Session 183, Assistant Chief (Ret.) Phoenix Police Department (AZ)

Relationships: From On-Duty to Off-Duty Work

Off-duty employment is a great thing. It provides additional opportunities for officers, strengthens ties to your community and the presence of uniformed police officers where there would otherwise be none. However, it is important to remember that every time an officer wears the uniform there is risk to your agency.

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Scott Bieber, NA Session 200, Walla Walla, Police Department (WA)

Be the CCO: Creating the Right 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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Paul Butler, NA Session 220, Horry County Sheriff (Ret.) (SC)

Leadership for a Lifetime: How the Past Prepares Us for the Future

This motivational presentation will cover what it takes to be a good professional and highlight the power of being a good person. I will illustrate how to take individual talents and apply them to the group setting to make an unstoppable and productive team. It is my belief that the ability to lead is present in everyone, regardless of their rank in an organization or irrespective of their situation in life. There are common characteristics that respected people and effective leaders share- most of these traits are developed by the individual rather than through the position they hold. This presentation will cover some of these most important leadership traits, as well as how each individual can use the lessons of yesterday to overcome challenges of today and capitalize on the opportunities of tomorrow.

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Dean Crisp, NA Session 172, LHLN/FBILEEDA Instructor

The Business of Leadership Through Essential Leadership Lessons

This can be presented as a keynote, plenary session or one-day workshop and is designed around my new book that has just been released. It is a Best Seller and has received excellent reviews. In this course we focus on how to be successful at the Business of Leadership in three areas of leading: How to Lead Yourself, How to Lead Others and How to Lead Your Organization. This is all tied together under the overarching concept that leadership is a business and leaders must understand the business they are in. This course also includes a copy of the Book.

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Dean Crisp, NA Session 172, LHLN/FBILEEDA Instructor

Critical Decision Making & the Warrior-Guardian Officer

This is a presented as a 1-day or 2.5-day course designed to give the police officer a model for critical decision making with the mindset that is appropriate as a warrior and a guardian. This course is specifically designed to address the current day police environment and to help officers make good decisions in difficult circumstances and to understand how biases and stereotypes can influence our decision m making. Some of the course topics are: Mindset, Understanding the Warrior and Guardian role in policing, How to make good decisions in critical situations, Biases and Stereotypes and how they impact our decision making.

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Dean Crisp, NA Session 172, LHLN/FBILEEDA Instructor

Intentional Leadership

This is presented as a 1/2-day, 1-day or 2.5-day course that is designed to meet the need of any level of Police Leadership. Some of the course topics include: How to be Intentional in your Leadership, Determining What type of Leader you Want to Be, Understanding your Why of Leadership, Incorporating Organizational Purpose and Personal Purpose, How to Have Difficult Conversations, Mentoring, and the Four Pillars of Leadership. a workbook and journal

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Edward Delmore, NA Session 205, Gulf Shores Police (AL)

Practical Leadership for Police Administrators and Supervisors: Re-Examining Leadership

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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Tim Gately, NA Session 261, Timothy J Enterprises LLC

Mindfulness & Police Leadership

The course uses examples from sports, athletes, and professional research to guide students through worksheets, reflection, discussion, and video examples to define their own personal leadership philosophy.

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Don Green, NA Session 204, 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, NA Session 222, 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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Chris Lewis, NA Session 197, Ontario Provincial Police (Retired)

The Impacts of Police Leadership on Public Trust

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Commissioner (Retired) Chris Lewis will present his theory that police leadership has the most significant impact on police employee morale and that poor morale leads to poor productivity and a lack of professionalism.

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Daniel Linskey, NA Session 243, 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, NA Session 141, Retired Police Chief, Southaven, MS

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, NA Session 163 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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Louis F. Quijas, NA Session 168, Kansas City Police Department, Retired (MO)

Protecting the Agency’s Most Crucial Asset: Off-Duty Officers

In this day and age, it can be easy to assume that your officers face the most danger when protecting the community on their shift. In many cases, when your officers’ clock in to an off-duty jobs their dangers are just beginning.

Join us for an informative breakdown of the steps needed to properly protect your officers when they are not working an official shift.

  • Explore the new regulations some areas have required for off-duty police work and what that may mean for officers across the country.
  • The real numbers associated with the cost to your agency if your officer is not properly protected.
  • The ways to protect your current officers in the face of a national reduction of new incoming police officers.

We are facing the most turbulent time for law enforcement in recent history. Protecting your officers when they are working private safety and security details is crucial.

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Greg Veitch, NA Session 235, Saratoga Springs Police Department, Retired (NY)

Transformational Leadership for Law Enforcement

This is a seminar designed to understand, assess, and develop leadership in the four key areas of leadership: leaders, followers, culture, and mission. By applying the concepts of transformational leadership to the complex and challenging law enforcement environment, attendees will gain a greater understanding of how their leadership thoughts and actions affect the individual leader, their followers, the culture of their agency, and their law enforcement mission. By linking well-researched principles to individual self-assessments, leaders will be able to identify areas of success and where improvement may be needed with the goal of developing a future-focused leadership mindset and style that benefits the officers they serve, the departments that employ them, the communities that have placed trust in them, and the noble profession they have chosen.

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Patrick Welsh, NA Session 240, 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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Kedrick Wills, NA Session 232, Idaho State Police (ID)

You Can Lead Now, No Title Required

This presentation is designed to enhance understanding of leadership principles and how they apply to each person regardless of current formal leadership role that is held. In addition, organizational culture is explained including the importance of building a winning culture and how to utilize concepts to maximize personal and professional results.

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International Cooperation & Intelligence

Brad Flynn, NA Session 245, Helena Police Department (AL)

Unfathomable- The International Investigation into the death of Christina Watson

The presentation takes the class through the 8 ½ year multinational 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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Officer Fitness, Safety & Wellness

Dennis Bowman, NA Session 131, Illinois State Police Captain, Retired (IL)


This presentation is about equipping departments and their officers with enthusiasm and skills to prepare for change and enabling them to cope with obstacles and resistance.

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Charles Celano, NA Session 258, Chief Leadership

Surviving and Thriving in a Public Safety Career

By hearing my personal story, and the subsequent journey I took towards improving my health, attendees will take away practical strategies to improve their own health and wellness, manage chronic stress, and hopefully find ways to thrive in this very challenging career. They will receive a Self-Care and Wellness Toolkit they can use to implement the strategies from the workshop.

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Jon Fehlman, NA Session 245, Thatcher Lewis, LLC

Broken Heart – Law Enforcement Grief

This is presentation of statistics and stories regarding law enforcement suicides. What can be done to save Officers & Deputies? Discussion of line-of-duty deaths.

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Jonathan Garlick, NA Session 263, Jon Garlick, LPC

Trauma Informed Policing

To inform law enforcement professionals about how trauma impacts all aspects of law enforcement. Victims, suspects, and first responders all experience trauma. Mitigating this trauma through awareness, de-escalation and stress management before, during and after an event, can improve investigations, outcomes, and officer careers.

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Vernon Herron, NA Session 187, Baltimore Police Director Officer Safety and Wellness (MD)

The Weight of the Badge/Early Intervention

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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Donna Kinsey, NA Session 222, TEC III - Training Enhancement Center, CEO

Transforming Behaviors - How Not To Become Part of the Crime Scene

This course serves as a reminder of the dangers of inattention in situations where officers tend to be complacent or distracted and highlights actual incidents of deadly and potentially deadly situations that serve as valuable training tools for officer survival.

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

Officer Health, Wellness and Fitness

The goal of this presentation is to provide cutting edge information on the topic of officer wellness to include essential health, fitness and nutritional information

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Jeff Welch, NA Session 246, Below 100

Below 100: Reducing Line of Duty Deaths

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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Protest & Civil Unrest

Anthony Raganella, NA Session 223, 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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Jose Vega, NA Session 253, NYPD (retired)

The Methodology of Crowd Control

Through a PowerPoint presentation, and videos, the speaker will give a comprehensive overview on how to prevent and or mitigate a civil disorder or civil disobedience situation.

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Retirement, Career Transitioning,
and Financial Planning

Steven Bodge, NA Session 135, 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, NA Session 176, Houston Police Department (TX)

Balancing the Badge to Make a Difference: What Every Law Enforcement Professional Should Know About Managing Money and Life

This presentation will provide students the tools to cross the bridge from achieving financial wealth, to also achieving life wealth. Students will learn that building a life portfolio is as important as building a financial portfolio. The presentation is on my published book Balancing the Badge to Make a Difference: What Every Law Enforcement Professional Should Know About Managing Money and Life.This presentation will 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, NA Session 163 Counselor, 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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John Manning, NA Session 240,

Fresh-Pursuits: The Journey From Top Cop to Corporate

Making the decision to leave law enforcement to pursue a new career is a difficult one. The process has changed drastically over the years. The advent of on-line job searching sites and professional and social networking sites, has completely changed the way people find and get jobs. Understanding the new norm, complexities, and avoiding the pitfalls will both reduce frustration and lead to new opportunities. This talk track will help pass on the lessons learned from more than the speaker. My experience in helping many current and former officers move to the private sector has given me a wealth of experience that can help others in their own journey. This course will help you fully understand the pros and cons of leaving a career in law enforcement for new opportunities, understand the best practices for researching and networking for new opportunities, and help set oneself up for success in landing a new job.

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Mark Neapolitan, NA Session 131, Signet (OH)

Making the Transition

A discussion as to transition from Law Enforcement to retail loss prevention with the private sector.

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Miscellaneous Topics

Christopher Bartolotta, NA Session 281, Connecticut State Police (retired)

Presentation Title Varies Based on Specifically Requested Training

Any training provided will be from a 'patrol mentality', meaning, the attendee will leave the training and will be immediately able to apply what was learned to a real world application.

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Joseph Blozis, NA Session 179, 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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Stephen Campbell, NA Session 189, SCS Northwest Consulting Services, LLC

Law Enforcement Agency Preparation and Collaboration in Commercial Aircraft Disasters is Critical

Aviation Disaster Training

  1. Why learning from commercial aviation disasters prepares criminal justice agencies to professionally manage incidents
  2. Why policies and procedures related to aviation disasters need to incorporate collaboration with other agencies
  3. How criminal justice agencies can best manage the needs of survivors and first responders

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Stephen Campbell, NA Session 189, SCS Northwest Consulting Services, LLC

The Critical Need for Professional Collection and Preservation of Evidence in Criminal Case

Evidence Training

  1. Provide information on why initial and on-going training for field and investigative personnel is important, to include collection, handling, and packaging
  2. Why investigators need to have training to best prepare evidence for court and presentation
  3. Why collectors of evidence need to know what evidence is best for prosecution to limit unneeded items being brought in to the system
  4. Why criminal justice agencies need thorough and up to date policies, procedures, and practices related to evidence handling
  5. Why collaboration between those who collect, store, analyze, and present evidence is so critical to the criminal justice system

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Neville W. Cramer, NA Session 157, 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.

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Dean Crisp, NA Session 172, LHLN/FBILEEDA Instructor

The Warrior-Guardian Officer

Some of the course topics are:

I. Mindset of an Officer
II. Understanding the Warrior and Guardian role in policing
III. How to make good decisions in critical situations
IV. Handling Implicit Bias and Stereotypes
V. Understanding how all of these impact our decision making

Depending on the length of the class, includes several interactive, role-playing opportunities for the student

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James A. Cullen, III, NA Session 243, Groton Police Department (MA)

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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Brad Flynn, NA Session 245, Helena Police Department

Sensory Awareness Training 

This course will provide attendees with a basic overview and foundation of what exactly are sensory needs, as well as discuss the most common invisible disabilities such as Autism and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This will include discussing common physical and verbal actions exhibited by those with sensory needs that can easily be misunderstood by law enforcement as hostile and threatening. The course will then provide them with additional information and skills on how to not only safely manage an interaction with someone with a sensory need, but also how to effectively communicate with them so as to bring the contact to a safe resolution.

The goal of this presentation is to generate discussion and thoughtful review on behalf of the attendees so that they will return to their agencies and update or create a sensory awareness program for their personnel.

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Keith Germain, NA Session 278, Latent Shield Consulting, LLC

Building a Latent Shield: Real and Effective Risk Management for Law Enforcement Organizations

In this presentation, attendees will learn the common deficiencies (and often complete absence) of true risk management programs in law enforcement-- and the serious consequences that can result. Attendees will learn proven risk management concepts, systems, and best practices through relatable and contemporary examples. Attendees will learn how to build and manage an effective risk management program with existing personnel and within available budgets.

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Douglas Goerke, NA Session 277, St. Cloud Police Department

Navigating Complex Critical Incidents with Multi-Jurisdictional Partners - The Manhunt for Markeith Loyd

This presentation will provide an in-depth overview of the homicide and ensuing manhunt. Details will be shared regarding jurisdictional considerations, critical resource management, investigative techniques, challenges faced, and operational decisions made during the incident, including prosecutorial venue. Chief Goerke will also share lessons learned from the event to assist Emergency Managers in better preparing for critical incidents involving large-scale incidents.

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Tim Hegarty, NA Session 238, 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, NA Session 237, 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, NA Session 237, Behavioral Consulting, LLC

Threat & Risk Management for Commanders

The presentation discusses best practice methods for threat assessment and risk management for administrators. With the increase of credible threats and the devastation caused by active shooters, law enforcement cannot afford to underestimate threat potential and the need for threat management. Don’t miss the clues.

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Donna Kinsey, NA Session 222, TEC III

Organizational Goals and Stress-free Fundamentals for Women

This course is designed to help sworn and civilian women take a step back, examine their self-worth, and recognize their valuable contributions to their spouses, children, and family. This course supplies attendees with an understanding of the importance of prioritizing and how to achieve a more balanced and stress-free environment.

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Tom Oberweiser, NA Session 200, 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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Mark Spawn, NA Session 180, 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.

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John Walters, NA Session 171, 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, NA Session 240, Dayton Police Department, Retired (OH)

Legal Issues and Court Survival in Prosecuting Criminal Cases

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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