ADVANCE is going virtual! Check the “Attendee” tab for updates
CPOA is excited to drive our signature event straight to you – in the comfort of your home or office! While a virtual conference is not ideal, we know that foregoing the training and networking opportunities that are so essential to this profession is simply not an option. So, we’re bringing you Virtual ADVANCE 2020: a series of robust POST-credited courses spanning the months of September and October 2020. This format allows you and your agency to fully engage in the sessions that matter most to you without needing to sit in front of a computer for three days!
Not sure how CPOA’s event is going to represent the training and networking that you miss so much? Check out the guide to our multifaceted CPOA Event App HERE.
Date Time Session Name Speaker Session Description
September 16th 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Smartphone Body Cameras - Presented by Visual Labs Alexander Popof, COO, Visual Labs Implementing a cost-effective body camera solution using smartphones. Learn about this CJIS compliant solution that has been deployed across the country.
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM Public Safety Software Solutions for Your Community - Presented by Tyler Technologies
Rob Simonds, Director of Sales, Tyler Technologies Fast, easy access to critical information and workflow make public safety agencies work more efficiently. Join Tyler Technologies as we demonstrate the integrated workflow between our core public safety solutions, including CAD, records, report writing, and analytics.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch Break 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Protect your Budget and Workforce - Presented by, Schedule Express Greg Kandel, vice President, Schedule Express by Informer Systems An overview of Schedule Express, demonstrating the powerful ROI generated by automated scheduling - enabling you to protect your budget and workforce. Using effective resource management, this user-friendly technology reliably returns 40-60% of both the dollars spent, and labor hours wasted, on traditional scheduling methods. Schedule Express maximizes your agency's efforts through efficient overtime management, automated shift and vacation bidding, off/extra-duty scheduling, fatigue management, and much more.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pi-Lit : Making Roads Safer - Presented by Pi-Lit (Pi Variables, Inc.) Jim Selevan, CEO, Pi-Lit The Pi-Lit team will present videos demonstrating the mesh technology and sequential traffic-control products. Ease of deployment, safety features, and cost will be compared to traditional fusee flame flares. Cloud connectivity and Waze notification will be explained. The Pi-Lit LZ set (landing zone set) will be introduced. Use at DUI checkpoints and crowd control will be discussed.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM National University Public Safety Promise Join us an learn about the Public Safety Promise that has been created by National University to support all Public Safety personnel. This promise allows National University to provide all Public Safety personnel with a 25% tuition scholarship for over 75 degree programs. A key factor of the Public Safety Promise is credit for prior learning. Training certificates such as POST, FLETC, JCORE, and many more can reduce the length of a degree program. This can be combined with the Fast Track scholarship. The Fast Track scholarship allows you to take 4 classes in a 6 month period, and that fourth class is FREE! Join us to learn more about saving over 50% on tuition cost for a degree program.
Funding approved for body cameras?
Time to replace your Toughbooks?
Ready for an upgrade to your dispatch software?
Then let the products come to you!
September 16 – October 14 – November 18
On our robust virtual platform, you can schedule appointments, send “please contact me” notifications, have a video or text chat, watch product videos and demonstrations, ask for price quotes and more. Demo Days vendors are ready with their best product pitch, special pricing, and awesome swag.
PRODUCT CATEGORIES INCLUDE:
Communications Equipment – Crime Analysis Software – Dispatch Software – Mobile Technology – Records and Case Management – Training and Wellness
Register today for your full access pass, the Virtual ADVANCE best value!
How do I register?
We have multiple registration options to best suit individual needs.
- We have a Department Membership All-Access Pass, which gives a department (only CPOA Department Members qualify) unlimited access to Advance content for their sworn full-time officers or professional staff covered under the department membership. The individuals who qualify in your department can register for as many sessions as they would like for free once the Department Membership All-Access Pass is purchased. To register your department and individuals for this pass, click HERE. Or watch this Department Membership All-Access Pass registration demo video. Please note: this is a 2 step process- first you must buy the pass for your department, and then you have to register your individuals.
- We also have an Individual All-Access Pass available, which gives the purchaser unlimited access to Advance content. You just need to pay the one-time fee for the pass and then all of the sessions become free. To purchase the Individual All-Access Pass, click Or watch this individual registration demo video.
- And lastly, we have the option to pay-per-session. This means that you will only get access to the sessions that you have paid for. To purchase sessions, click Or watch this individual registration demo video.
See the registration page for more information.
What is the cancellation policy?
- If you purchased an All-Access Pass, all fees paid are NON-refundable. If you purchased individual sessions, those session prices will be refundable up to 30 days before the date of the session. Substitutions are highly encouraged. ALL requests for refunds, cancellations, and substitutions must be received in writing at the CPOA office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I view the sessions I signed up for?
- Once you register for your sessions, you are on the registration list for each of those individual sessions. The day prior to each session, all of the registrants for that session will receive the session link and password to the preferred email provided during registration. You can view each session either on your mobile device with our CPOA Event app, or on your desktop. More instructions on how to access your app and the Advance desktop site will be sent along with your registration links.
How do I get the POST credit for the session?
- If you are wanting to get the POST credit for the session, you must be fully present AND engaged. POST requires you to have your video on for the full duration of the session. If we are not able to verify that you are present and that your video has been on consistently then you will NOT receive POST credit. There will also be quizzes/surveys administered through the course of each session to gage participation. You will need to pay attention to the code given for this quiz/survey. POST requires that you submit answers to all quizzes/surveys in the session, or you will NOT receive POST credit. There are no exceptions to these rules.
How does CPOA monitor who attends the course and participates for the entire time to get POST Credit?
- We will monitor the course by having all attendees keep their cameras on during the entire time.
- Quizzes/surveys will capture your participation
- A final evaluation code will need to be entered into the event app to record your attendance
Does CPOA send a roster to POST for credit or is it my agency’s responsibility?
- CPOA will take care of submitting rosters to POST.
Does CPOA provide a course completion certificate?
How do I use my CPOA event app?
- We created an app guide for you! Click HERE.
We are happy to offer a variety of registration options to best suit your individual needs. Find the option that’s best for you:
|Department Membership All-Access Passes||Enjoy unlimited access to Advance content and courses for all full-time sworn personnel who are part of department membership and/or professional staff membership|
|Department Membership All-Access Pass for a Small to Medium agency (5-100 full time sworn officers)||$1,000|
|Department Membership All-Access Pass for a Medium+ to X-Large agency|
(101+ full time sworn officers)
|All-Access Individual Passes||Enjoy unlimited access to Advance courses and content for an individual|
|All-Access Individual Pass (member)||$250|
|All-Access Individual Pass (non-member)||$300|
|Price Per Class||Select the individual courses you would like to attend|
|Price Per Class (member)||$50|
|Price Per Class (non-member)||$75|
To Pay Per Session:
Click on the “Register Now” button that will appear on the event registration banner. The button will re-direct you to our secure event checkout site and you will be asked which type of registration you want. Make sure you select “Individual Sessions (Pay Per Session).” You will then see all of the sessions that you can register for. All of the sessions will show prices, and you can select which ones to add to cart. Links and passwords to your selected sessions will be sent out no later than 2 business days prior to the session.
Registration demo video can be found HERE.
To purchase the Individual All-Access Pass:
Click on the “Register Now” button that will appear on the event registration banner. The button will re-direct you to our secure event checkout site and you will be asked which type of registration you want. You will then see all of the sessions that you can register for. Choose “Individual All-Access Pass (for a member or non-member).” If you choose the Individual All-Access Pass, all of the sessions will show up as $0. We encourage you to register for all of the sessions that you might possibly attend so that you can be on the email list when it’s time to send out the event links. Links and passwords will be sent out no later than 2 business days prior to the session.
Registration demo video can be found HERE.
To purchase the Department Member All-Access Pass:
You must have a department membership with CPOA and be in our system as a “Department Contact for Purchases.” If you have purchased event or training registrations for others in your organization before through our site, you should already have the ability to purchase the Department All-Access Pass. If you are not able to click the link below or if you have not been added as a “Department Contact for Purchases,” please call or email us at (916) 263-0541 or email@example.com and we’ll get that fixed for you.
Registration demo video can be found HERE.
To register more than 1 individual or an individual other than yourself:
Please email our Project Assistant, Alexandria, at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
- Name(s) of the individual(s)
- Type of registration (Individual All-Access Pass, Pay-per-class)
- Which sessions the individual would like to be registered for
- Method of payment (credit card, bill me, etc)
*Please note that when you click the link above you will be leaving the CPOA website to go to our secure event checkout site*
If you are having trouble registering for this event and would like assistance, please email our project assistant Alexandria at email@example.com
If you purchased an All-Access Pass, all fees paid are NON-refundable.
If you purchased individual sessions, those session prices will be refundable up to 30 days before the date of the session.
Substitutions are highly encouraged.
ALL requests for refunds, cancellations, and substitutions must be received in writing at the CPOA office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Topics and speakers are subject to change. Due to the high volume of registrations we are receiving and the time it takes to process registrations, we cannot guarantee access to a session if you register less than 24 hours in advance of the session. Please contact us if you’d like the session information for that particular session.
|Date||Time||Session Name||Speaker||Session Description|
|Tuesday, 9/1||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Re-imagining Public Safety: Prevent Harm and Lead with the Truth||Dr. Tracie Keesee, SVP of Justice Initiatives, Co-Founder of the Center for Policing Equity||There are three ideas that currently organize America’s response to crime and the criminal justice system: “Get tough” approaches that focus on deterrence, crime reduction policies, and harm reduction. The Center for Policing Equity has, through data analytic techniques for police accountability combined with the history of racism and incarceration in the U.S., developed an approach to advancing policing that advocates for enhancing popular legitimacy and implementing models that promote assessing, maintaining and fostering public trust. Join Dr. Keesee in an articulation of the five key policies that experience and research reveal as the most critical to advancing public safety in America. These fundamental next steps are believed to create the biggest impact towards turning a just public safety system from a goal to a reality.|
|Thursday, 9/3||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||The Future of Law Enforcement|
Sponsored by: Visual Labs
|Mike Gelles, Director, National Security and Cyber Expert & John Adams, Managing Director Deloitte Consulting||Law enforcement today faces a rapidly shifting landscape, with challenges on every front. New forms of crime, new technologies, tense relationship with communities, and a changing workforce are shifting the very nature of police work. To meet these new challenges law enforcement should consider not only new tools but also new policing strategies. The future of policing will be determined by how departments take action in four areas: using data to improve policing itself; finding the right talent; giving them the space to innovate; and understanding how organization culture aids all of the above.|
|Tuesday, 9/8||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Compassion Fatigue||Bethany Jones||Anyone can experience burnout – only a handful and select group of careers are exposed and can become susceptible to compassion fatigue (secondary trauma). One of the most susceptible is law enforcement. In this seminar we will explore the ways those in law enforcement can experience secondary trauma, how to identify the symptoms of secondary trauma and the resources that help prevent and recover from secondary trauma.|
|Thursday, 9/10||2:00 PM - 4:30 PM||Deployment of Micro-Drones in a Tactical Environment Sponsored by: Panasonic||Officer John Azevedo, Sacramento Police Department||The Sacramento Police Department is the first department in the country to utilize micro-drones in an indoor environment in an effort to reduce force on force confrontations. Small drones, which are outfitted with cameras, are designed to provide officers with real-time intelligence that allows for tactical planning and decision making. This session will discuss how the Sacramento Police Department is successfully using micro-drones and how your agency and community can benefit on several levels.|
|Tuesday, 9/15||10:00 AM - 12:30 PM||Use of Force and SB 1421 Standards||David E. Mastagni, Partner, Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C.||Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. was privileged to work with both management and labor law enforcement groups to advocate on behalf of during the passage of recent legislation affecting peace officers across the state. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn about important new laws, gain in-depth analysis of what changed and what did not, and how to protect your legal rights in this rapidly changing political environment. This training also includes an overview of S.B. 1421 / A.B. 748, legal developments over the last year and practical advice on how to protect your privacy rights. This training provides vital information Law Enforcement leaders need when modifying use of force policies and critical incident protocols to implement AB 392 and SB 230.|
|Wednesday, 9/16||All Day|
|Thursday, 9/17||2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||New Technologies in Policing||Kenneth Croke, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting|
John Adams, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting
Maura Welch, Manager, Deloitte Consulting
|Digital evidence is an increasingly potent-and fraught-tool of investigations. There is simply so much data available that it can overwhelm even the most well-equiped and well-resourced departments. While some technologies such as body cameras and license-plate reading add new data to the huge volumes that must be analyzed, other technologies can help law enforcement organizations get a hand on all the data and put it to good use. This session will dive deeper into the issue of new technology tools for modern-day policing.|
|Tuesday, 9/22||10:00 AM - 12:30 PM||Asher Model- 7 Point Approach to Creating a Culture of Wellness, Turning Tragedy into HOPE||Chief Neil Gang, Pinole Police Department||The Law Enforcement Community has been struck by an epidemic of police suicides. In 2019 alone, we lost approximately 228 officers to suicide and that does not take into account that the experts predict that these numbers can be underreported by a factor of 2.5. The numbers are alarming as we are losing double the amount of officers to suicide, than in all other line of duty deaths combined. Attendees will benefit from learning about police suicide and equipping law enforcement personnel with proactive and practical strategies in creating a culture of wellness within their organizations.|
|Thursday, 9/24||2:00 PM - 4:00 PM||Social Recruiting||Tamrin Olden, Tamrin Olden Consulting||With the number of agencies hiring, it is an applicant’s world. Traditional marketing methods are not cost effective and do not allow you to target your recruitment demographic the way social media does. If you are not using the power of social media to leverage your reach and expand your applicant pool you will find yourself unable to recruit the quantity and quality of applicants you need to sustain your staffing needs. The presentation will cover specific social media platforms; not just having presence on them, but specifics on how to effectively push your recruitment messages out using the latest trends, tricks, and tips. We will cover all aspects including ads, content guidelines, captioning, live streaming, engagement, and video campaigns. You will walk away with a strategic plan on how to better market your agency. Videos, demos, and case studies will be utilized to provide a more in depth understanding of the concepts presented. Special focus and attention will be given to the Instagram and LinkedIn platforms, which have the greatest potential to reach your target audience.|
|Tuesday, 9/29||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Leadership Lessons in Action||Chief Eric Jones and Sgt. Charles Harris, Stockton Police Department||Chief Jones will begin with the City of Stockton’s emergence from bankruptcy with smarter policing and evolutionary shifts in enforcement, relationships and metrics. Stockton’s Three-Year Strategic Plan will be reviewed, as well as community/crime issues and officer morale/challenges.|
|Thursday, 10/1||2:00 PM - 4:00 PM||Resiliency: Journey from Critical Incident to Resulting Post-Traumatic Stress Injury and Ultimate Recovery||Michael Sugrue, Retired Walnut Creek Police Sergeant & Former Air Force Captain||The Law Enforcement Community has been struck by an epidemic of police suicides. In 2019 alone, we lost over 228 officers to suicide. Over the past years, the law enforcement suicide numbers have substantially exceeded the actual number of the line of duty deaths. These tragic suicides are due, in large part, to repeated and prolonged exposure to traumatic incidents incurred while on the job. Sgt. Sugrue recounts his personal critical incidents which ultimately resulted in PTSI and almost cost him his life. Sgt. Sugrue’s life spiraled downward drastically, until he finally had enough strength and courage to ask for help. Sgt. Sugrue takes us through his multi-faceted recovery and discusses his personal experiences as a client/peer with the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat.|
|Tuesday, 10/6||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Ensuring Public Safety Amidst ‘Reform Fatigue’||McGregor Scott, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District, Xavier Becerra, Attorney General of California, Chesa Boudin, District Attorney of San Francisco, Vern Pierson, District Attorney of El Dorado County, Summer Stephan, District Attorney, San Diego County||U.S. Attorney Greg Scott will moderate a discussion on the impact that recent criminal justice reform has had on the public safety profession, and what measures need to be taken to adhere to these reforms while maintaining the safety of the public. The discussion will also focus on reform proposals released by the Attorney General of California, including excessive force intervention, de-escalation, and comprehensive reporting. Views from local District Attorneys will also lend to prosecutorial responses to these impacts. Discussion panel includes:
• Hon. Xavier Becerra, Attorney General of California
• Hon. Chesa Boudin, District Attorney of San Francisco
• Hon. Vern Pierson, District Attorney of El Dorado County
|Thursday, 10/8||2:00 PM - 4:30 PM||Critical Issues in Law Enforcement Training||Chris Butler, Raptor Protection & Safety Services; Director of Program Development, Force Science Institute||Through the use of pre-conference research resources, self-directed study, case studies, Instructor led presentation and in class questioning, attendees will learn about effective training methods and procedures that are well established in the scientific literature and how they might be incorporated into existing academy and/or agency in-service training programs. At the end of this presentation, the attendee will have an enhanced understanding of how to identify critical training needs, and build and instruct a defendable, scientific-based training program to address the critical skills required.|
|Tuesday, 10/13||10:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Effective Leadership for Sergeants and Lieutenants||Deputy Chief Randy Allen, Los Angeles Port Police Department||An overview of what it takes to be an effective leader in law enforcement in today’s highly scrutinized and constantly changing environment. Although it is designed to address frontline supervision, the concepts are so universal that those that want to promote to Sgt and those that are executives have found this course to be highly beneficial. Both management and leadership concepts are explored and simplified in this class.|
|Wednesday, 10/14||All Day|
|Thursday, 10/15||2:00 PM - 4:30 PM||Santa Barbara Debris Flow Debrief||Commander Kevin Huddle & Lieutenant Brian Olmstead, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office||On December 4, 2017, the Thomas Fire, a fast-moving wind driven fire ignited north of Santa Paul in Ventura County. The fire quickly grew and spread west through the county towards Santa Barbara County. On December 7, 2017, the fire entered into Santa Barbara County. On January 12, 2018, the Thomas Fire was contained. In total, the fire burned 281,893 acres, destroyed or damaged 1343 buildings, and forced the evacuation of 104,607 residents, and killed 2 people becoming one of the largest and most destructive fires in California history at the time. As part of the destruction from the fire, the entire watershed area above the community of Montecito was completely destroyed. County officials recognized the threat of possible flooding and debris flow risks, and began preparing for the winter months. On January 9, 2018, a large storm was predicted potentially affecting the burn area. Based on weather predictions, both mandatory and voluntary evacuations affecting over 30 thousand residents were activated below the burn area, plus a prepositioning of first responders in the area for any possible rescues. In the early morning hours of January 9, 2018, the area received over ½ inch of rain in a 5-minute period, initiating a large scale debris flow causing the damage or destruction of over 300 homes from boulders the size of SUV’s, the rescue of hundreds of residents including over 120 helicopter rescues. In addition, 23 people lost their lives with two of them still missing. This incident was an unprecedented event being the worst disaster in Santa Barbara County. County and City officials organized the rescue and recovery of the community involving over 2,400 mutual aid personnel of fire, law enforcement, and search and rescue from across the state, over 20,000 dump truck loads of debris, the closure of Highway 101 for 12 days, the destruction of critical infrastructure, and over 1.3-billion-dollar loss in property values. This disaster brought together all jurisdictions to develop solutions to problems, that the community never thought would be needed.|
|Tuesday, 10/20||10:00 AM - 12:30 PM||Turning the Curve of Violence||Captain Jorge Zamora, Watsonville Police Department, Maria Elena DeLa Carza-CEO, Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, and Susan Brutschy-CEO, Applied Survey Research||Mistrust of the police and other social injustices that impact policing can no longer be addressed in a linear fashion by law enforcement. The Youth Violence Prevention Task Force is a network of multiple sector and service providers who are committed to reducing violence by not working silos. The task force embodies the ideology of true collaboration, interdependence and advocacy for each other. We align efforts county wide via a data driven approach and undertake the social issues which are the most vexing, intransigent and problematic to the police and ommunity. The network has created a space for organizations, and all sectors of the community to cultivate trust with police through difficult dialogue and action. This has incrementally shifted the way we see each other and work together.|
|Thursday, 10/22||2:00 PM - 4:00 PM||Retirement and Estate Planning for First Responders||Robert A. Arabian, Gifford, Dearing & Abernathy, Peyton Glover, Independent LPL Financial advisor and Owner, GuideWell Financial||Essentially, first responders spend their shifts and careers caring for, protecting and responding to others in crisis. But have they prepared for their own unknowns…whether that is due to a crisis, or simply because they planning on retiring. How have they prepared for retirement? What happens to their families if they are injured or killed? This course will educate on the legal processes and tools in case of the worst happening. It will cover: Probate; Wills; Living Trusts; Power of Attorney for financial decisions and for Medical Decisions; How property passes and how to properly put a plan together whether attorney drafted or by a legal service; and it will cover a little about trust administration. It will also touch on things to consider as you approach retirement.|
|Tuesday, 10/27||10:00 AM - 12:30 PM||Reconciliation: Joining Communities and Law Enforcement to Foster Mutual Trust||David M. Kennedy, Director of the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY||It is an uncomfortable and difficult conversation, but police departments across the nation are facing a crisis of legitimacy. The views of Black Americans toward the police have been formed by hundreds of years of violence and abuse, beginning with the enforcement of slavery, Jim Crow laws, and lynchings. Black people live their lives afraid for themselves, afraid for their children, afraid of the police, stifled by the justice system, and watching themselves killed by the police. They live not only with that present, but are informed by the legacy of that history. “Reconciliation” is an approach to repairing these relationships, similar to what has been done in post-Apartheid South Africa and in the aftermath of military dictatorships and genocides. Police-community reconciliation is the structured process that law enforcement and community use to: acknowledge and address the past; build relationships founded on mutual trust, empathy, and understanding; use ongoing and collaborative policy and practice change to repair harms and create the trust and relationship necessary to create sustained change. This process is flexible and will vary from community to community, but it can create the kind of change we desperately need: reductions in police violence and misconduct, increases in community confidence, enhanced legitimacy and working relationships between communities and police, and a process that can support local thinking and action around what change should look like. Join the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Network for Safe Communities as he discusses the implementation and outcomes of this strategic intervention.|
|Thursday, 10/29||2:00 PM - 4:30 PM||The Fight After the Fight: An Officer's Story of Survival Before, During, and After a Critical Incident||Officer Ann Marie Carrizales, Meadows Place Police Department||It is a difficult time for the American police officer. A violent and aggressive war has been waged against law enforcement and it is killing our officers in astounding numbers. Police survival has never been a more vital subject of training than it is today. Thus, training is increasing and evolving to better equip officers with the tools necessary for physical survival of deadly encounters/critical incidents, but is this enough? Officers are trained to win the fight in the arena of street survival, but they are not taught how to win the fight that comes AFTER that fight, which is often the most difficult part. We are failing here, and law enforcement suicide statistics are screaming this! One of the most dangerous issues that police officers face is Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) / Critical Incident Stress combined with their lack of knowledge of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), yet this is still not a major area of focus for training. The focus of this presentation is to illustrate the importance of a survival mindset BEFORE, DURING and AFTER a critical incident. An officer may possess all the vital tactical training needed to survive a deadly attack; however, if he/she does not possess a well-trained survival mindset, chances of survival decrease significantly, both professionally and personally. Officers will hear a powerful, gut wrenching story that will challenge them to take an honest, hard look at their own mental toughness and will to survive. It will challenge them to ask themselves and ponder the tough question of "Am I truly prepared?" This presentation will provide them with the opportunity for survival against one of the most dangerous opponents they could ever face……. THEMSELVES.|
|Re-imagining Public Safety: Prevent Harm and Lead with the Truth||Dr. Tracie Keesee, SVP of Justice Initiatives, Co-Founder of the Center for Policing Equity||Dr. Tracie L. Keesee, is the Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives and Co-Founder of the
Center For Policing Equity (CPE). This critical position expands upon the core mission of CPE,
“justice through science.” She oversees all law enforcement relationships and program
implementation. Prior to her return to CPE she served as the first ever, Deputy Commissioner of Equity and Inclusion for NYPD. She also served as the Deputy Commissioner of Training for NYPD, and during her tenure with the Training Bureau, Dr. Keesee directed the implementation of the paperless police academy, the expansion of in-service training capabilities through NYPD University, the restructuring of the recruit curriculum, the expansion of CIT and integrated tactics training, as well as the creation of the Credible Leadership Initiative for UMOS, just to name a few. Dr. Keesee is a retired 25-year veteran of the Denver Police Department and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Metropolitan State College-Denver, academic certifications in Public Policy and Public Administration and a Master of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Communications from the University of Denver, and a Diversity and Inclusion Certification from Cornell University. She is also a graduate of the 203rd Session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia.
|The Future of Law Enforcement||Mike Gelles, Director, National Security and Cyber Expert & John Adams, Managing Director Deloitte Consulting||Dr. Michael G. Gelles, managing director with Deloitte Consulting LLP, advising a wide variety of clients in the public and private sector. Dr. Gelles is a known insider threat specialist focused on cyber and physical security risks, asset loss, exploitation, terrorism workplace violence and sabotage. Dr. Gelles works to improve their insider threat posture with a specific emphasis on people, mission and risk. Dr. Gelles has led the development of over 50 insider threat programs including Deloitte’s own program that entails a number of proprietary innovative solutions. Dr. Gelles’ approach to insider threat is data driven with large security transformations based on the client’s strategy, operations, workforce and broader culture focused on mitigating enterprise risk. He is an author of two books as well as numerous articles and is a frequent guest speaker. His books include: “Threat Assessment a Risk Managed Approach” (Taylor Francis) and recently released “Insider Threat; Prevention, Detection, Mitigation and Deterrence” (Elsevier Press). Before joining Deloitte, Dr. Gelles spent 20 years with the Navy and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.|
|Compassion Fatigue||Bethany Jones||Bethany Jones began her career in television working as a researcher on Prison Break. She has since produced hours of TV for Oxygen, History, A&E, CNN, Discovery, CBS and won best sports video of the year for Grantland, ESPN’s pop culture arm. During her career she has interviewed leading government officials, federal agents, United States Attorneys and law enforcement officers across the country. She has also interviewed people that were convicted as spies, arms dealers, murder, terrorism, other notorious crimes and system impacted individuals. In addition to her TV producing she is a host of the popular podcast, The Pros&Cons which has half a million listens in 81 countries. Bethany holds an honors degree from the University of Wales, U.K. in English literature and French.
|Deployment of Micro-Drones in a Tactical Environment Sponsored by: Panasonic||Officer John Azevedo, Sacramento Police Department||Officer Azevedo is a twenty-year veteran with the Sacramento Police Department. He has spent the vast majority of his career as a tactical K9 handler working with the department S.W.A.T. operations team. For nearly a decade Officer Azevedo has immersed himself in a U.A.S. environment and its application to law enforcement. Officer Azevedo has had a multitude of tactical micro-drone deployments with the Sacramento Police Department that has literally saved lives. The cost effectiveness of the program has proven itself time and time again and propelled the department U.A.S. unit to new heights. The efficiency of the micro-drone program provides a tremendous benefit to any law enforcement U.A.S. program.|
|Use of Force and SB 1421 Standards||David E. Mastagni, Partner, Mastagni Holstedt A.P.C.||David E. Mastagni is a partner with the law firm of Mastagni Holstedt, APC, who specializes in labor and employment law representation of public safety employees, including trial and appellate litigation in California and federal courts. David is an experienced panel attorney for the Peace Officers' Research Association of California (PORAC) Legal Defense Fund. He provided legal analysis and advice on behalf of PORAC to our law enforcement coalition opposing AB 931/392 and advocating for SB 230. David similarly was involved with PORAC’s opposition to SB 1421. Recently, he filed an extraordinary writ in the Supreme Court on behalf of Crime Victims United of California and the Sacramento Police Officers Association to protect victim privacy rights. He filed an amicus brief in ALADS v. Superior Court addressing SB 1421’s impact on the Pitchess process. In the wake of these legislative enactments, David’s firm has worked with law enforcement unions and agencies to implement best practices and policies to comply with these new mandates, while maintaining effective law enforcement and protecting victim, witness, and officer privacy interests. Since graduating from U.C. Berkeley School of Law in 1999, David has attained the highest Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and was named to Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars from 2011-2014 and to Super Lawyers Northern California from 2015-2020. He was named to the Best of Bar from 2013-2016 by the Sacramento Business Journal, and has been named Top Attorneys in Sacramento by Sacramento Magazine since 2015.|
|New Technologies in Policing||Kenneth Croke, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting, LLC||Ken Croke joined the Deloitte Consulting Team in January 2019, where his primary focus is on law enforcement and human capital. During his tenure with Deloitte, Ken has worked with several Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security agencies in matters related to investigations/operations, hiring and training.
Ken began his career as an ATF Special Agent in 1990 in the Los Angeles Field Division. As a Special Agent in Los Angeles, he worked on criminal cases focusing on violent crime, firearms trafficking and gang cases both as an investigator and long term undercover agent. In 1997, he moved to ATF Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he was a project officer. He was promoted there in 1998 to Chief of the International Programs Branch. Ken then transferred to the Boston Field Division in 2000 where he was a Resident Agent in Charge and Assistant Special Agent in Charge. In September 2015, Ken was selected to serve as the Special Agent in Charge of Denver Field Division where he oversaw all ATF operations and programs in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Montana. In 2016, Ken was promoted to Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) of the Office of Field Operations – East Region. As DAD, he was responsible for overseeing all law enforcement operations in 10 ATF Field Divisions along the U.S. Eastern seaboard and Caribbean. Ken’s career with ATF culminating in his appointment to Assistant Director (CHCO) for the agency.
Ken holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts and is a member of the International Association Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, International Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigator's Association and California Gang Investigator's Association.
|John Adams, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting||John Adams joined Deloitte Consulting in June 2019, after a 22-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Drawing on his law enforcement, national security, and technology experience, Mr. Adams provides expertise to government clients at the federal, state, and local level to help organizations solve complex challenges.
Mr. Adams has significant experience investigating a variety of crimes in the U.S. to include espionage, drug trafficking, violent crime, and terrorism. Mr. Adams also has extensive experience investigating terrorist bombings overseas, to include the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya; the 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Aden, Yemen; and the 2003 bombings of three residential compounds in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Mr. Adams led the crime scene investigation and evidence recovery at the Pentagon.
|Maura Welch, Manager, Deloitte Consulting||Maura Welch is a Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Government and Public Services practice where she advises government agencies on data analytics and visualization, strategic planning, and process improvement. Her focus is on working with law enforcement agencies and other criminal justice stakeholders to improve data-driven decision making capabilities in these organizations. Maura holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Harris School of Public Policy. While pursuing her MBA/MPP, she worked as a research assistant with the University of Chicago Crime Lab where she conducted research on local crime prevention programs.|
|Asher Model- 7 Point Approach to Creating a Culture of Wellness, Turning Tragedy into HOPE||Chief Neil Gang, Pinole Police Department||Police Chief Neil H. Gang began his career with West Windsor, NJ Police Department in 1988. After several stops along the way to include Pembroke Pines, FL and Surprise, AZ, Neil was selected to become the Police Chief for the Pinole Police Department in 2014. With over 30 years of experience at all levels of a full service agency, Gang’s policing strategy is progressive and innovative. He is an action-oriented problem solver who believes that leadership is all about building relationships and relationships build trust; without a community-oriented focus and partnerships, success could not be achieved. Neil is a graduate of the prestigious Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command, where he was both the president of the class and the recipient of the Franklin M. Kremel Award for excellence in the field of leadership. Neil has a Bachelor’s of Applied Science Degree in Administrative Justice from Wayland Baptist University and is a graduate of the California POST Management School. Neil is a member of the California Police Chiefs’, Human behind the Badge Initiative and was just appointed the chairperson to the Contra Costa Officer Wellness Committee and is a national speaker on Officer Wellness and the author of the Asher Model-7 point Approach to a Culture of Wellness.|
|Social Recruiting||Tamrin Olden, Tamrin Olden Consulting||Tamrin Olden has 17 years of experience doing public relations for local government and law enforcement agencies, including 12 years with the Chino Police Department. As a Community Relations Manager, she developed and managed all aspects of public relations, from marketing and branding to social media and media relations (PIO). She also supervised the Crime Prevention Unit.
In addition, over the last three years, she has worked with dozens of public safety and government organizations, businesses, non-profit groups, and associations to provide training, websites, digital marketing, and communications consulting through her company’s Law Enforcement Social and Tamrin Olden Consulting.
Tamrin has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cal State University, Fullerton.
You can connect with her on social media using the handle @tamrinolden.
|Leadership Lessons In Action||Chief Eric Jones , Stockton Police Department||Eric Jones began his career with the Stockton Police Department in 1993 as a Police Officer. He became a Departmental Trainer and Instructor and then promoted to Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Chief, and Assistant Chief over the decades. He was responsible for numerous police programs such as the Explosive Ordnance Detail, Critical Incident Investigations, Mobile Command Post Team, SWAT, and the Crisis Negotiations Team. In March 2012, Eric was appointed as the 49th Chief of Police for the Stockton Police Department.
Eric holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from National University. He also completed the Harvard Kennedy School Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government and is a member of the FBI National Academy Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Eric is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, California Police Chiefs Association, and was President of the Central Sierra Police Chiefs Association, representing 62 municipal police departments. He is an Executive Fellow with the Washington D.C. Police Foundation, and Chairs the California Police Chiefs Association Evidence-based Policing Working Group. Eric leads the Stockton Police Department in contemporary intelligence-led policing methods and created Stockton’s Real-Time-Policing concepts. He also created the Department’s first Community Response Teams and Community Advisory Board. Eric authored the 2012 Violence Reduction Initiative for Stockton. In 2015, Eric developed and led “Principled Policing” with the California State Department of Justice for statewide training, also leading to Stockton being one of only six sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice; and in 2017, he founded the Stockton Alliance for Equity (SAFE) Coalition for Criminal Justice Leaders. He has received national awards and recognition (DOJ/Destination Zero), and his work was profiled in July 2016 in The New York Times, in June 2017 in USA Today, and in the Los Angeles Times in July 2020.
|Sergeant Charles Harris, Stockton Police Department||Sergeant Charles Harris was hired by the Stockton Police Department as a trainee on September 17, 2001. He graduated from the Modesto Jr. College Basic Peace Officer Academy on March 16, 2002. As a Police Officer, he held assignments in Patrol, Field Training Officer, Investigations-General Crimes, Investigations-Robbery/Homicide, Mobile Field Force Unit, Crisis Negotiations Team Member, and Critical Incident Investigations Team Member
Charles Harris was promoted to Sergeant on October 21, 2016. As a Sergeant, he has worked in Field Operations, Special Operations, and the Investigations Division. Charles has earned his Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificates from the State of California.
Sergeant Harris currently supervises the Robbery/Homicide Unit and the Mounted Patrol Unit. Sergeant Harris is the President of the Stockton Police Officers’ Association.
|Resiliency: Journey from Critical Incident to Resulting Post-Traumatic Stress Injury and Ultimate Recovery||Michael Sugrue, ret. Sergeant||Michael Sugrue began his law enforcement career in the United States Air Force as a Security Forces Oﬀicer in 1998. As a Security Forces Oﬀicer, he specialized in Law Enforcement, Global Force Protection, Anti-Terrorism, Nuclear Security and Air Base Ground Defense. Michael served in a variety of assignments including: Flight Leader, Flight Commander and Chief of Security Forces. Michael served all over the United States, Europe, Middle East and South America. He was also a Security Forces Phoenix Raven with the unique identifier of #1173. Michael honorably separated from the Air Force as a Captain in 2004. Immediately aer the Air Force, Michael was hired by the Walnut Creek Police Department where he served in a variety of assignments including: Patrol Oﬀicer, Field Training Oﬀicer, SIU Detective, Undercover CA DOJ Narcotic Task Force Agent (Contra Costa County), Patrol Sergeant and Public Information Oﬀicer. Michael was awarded the Walnut Creek PD Distinguished Service Medal in 2014 for his heroic actions during a Fatal Oﬀicer Involved Shooting in 2012. Michael ultimately medically retired in 2018 and is now a Peer Volunteer at the West Coast Post Trauma Retreat. He is a dedicated advocate for awareness, prevention, education, training on Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) and First Responder Suicide Prevention. Michael continues to speak at law enforcement agencies all over the United States.|
|Ensuring Public Safety Amidst ‘Reform Fatigue’||McGregor Scott, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District||McGregor “Greg” Scott was sworn in as United States Attorney on December 29, 2017, marking his return to the position he held from 2003 to 2009, when he was appointed United States Attorney by President George W. Bush. Mr. Scott was nominated for this current term as United States Attorney by President Donald J. Trump, and confirmed by the United States Senate. Mr. Scott received his B.A. from Santa Clara University in 1985 and his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law, University of California, in 1989. He served as a deputy district attorney from 1989 to 1997 in Contra Costa County, California, and served as the elected District Attorney of Shasta County, California, from 1997 to 2003. After completing his first term as U.S. Attorney, Mr. Scott practiced as a partner with the law firm of Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe, LLP, focusing on white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations. In addition, Mr. Scott retired in 2008 from the United States Army Reserve as a lieutenant colonel after 23 years of service.|
|Xavier Becerra, Attorney General of California||Xavier Becerra was sworn in as the 33rd Attorney General of the State of California on January 24, 2017 and is the first Latino to hold the office in the history of the state. He previously served 12 terms in Congress as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served as a member of the powerful Committee on Ways And Means, served as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and was Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. Prior to serving in Congress, Attorney General Becerra served one term in the California Legislature as the representative of the 59th Assembly District in Los Angeles County. He is a former Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice. The Attorney General began his legal career in 1984 working in a legal services office representing the mentally ill. Born in Sacramento, California, Attorney General Becerra is the son of working-class parents and was the first in his family to receive a four-year degree, earning his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School.|
|Chesa Boudin, District Attorney of San Francisco||Chesa Boudin (pronounced Chase-a Boo-deen) was elected to serve as the District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco in November 2019. Some of DA Boudin’s polices include eliminating bail; reforming sentencing enhancements; providing diversion opportunities for parents in the justice system; and ensuring that cases relying solely on the word of officers with documented serious misconduct are not prosecuted. DA Boudin was a Rhodes Scholar and graduated from Yale Law School. He worked as a law clerk to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and later for the Honorable Charles Breyer on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. DA Boudin then worked as a public defender in San Francisco, where he helped lead the office’s bail reform unit.|
|Vern Pierson, District Attorney of El Dorado County||In January of 2007, Vern Pierson became El Dorado County’s District Attorney. During his career, Vern has prosecuted a countless number of cases ranging from misdemeanor violations to violent and sophisticated career criminals, sex offenders and murderers, including the murder of C.H.P Officer Scott Russell as well as Phil and Nancy Garrido for their 1991 abduction of Jaycee Lee Dugard. In addition, he has personally prosecuted more than 100 cases through jury trial and has been assigned as a vertical prosecutor for domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition to being a county prosecutor, Vern served for several years with the California Department of Justice as Deputy Attorney General in the Appeals, Writs and Trial Division. DA Pierson has also helped create the Field Guide used by thousands of police officers throughout the state. He also currently serves as President of the California District Attorneys Association.|
|Summer Stephan, District Attorney, San Diego County||District Attorney Summer Stephan was elected in June of 2018 and leads the second-largest DA’s Office in California, managing a professional staff of 1,000 employees, serving as the People’s Prosecutor for San Diego County and its more than three million residents. Summer is focused on advancing public safety through fair and equal justice, bringing solutions to complex issues with a unique data-driven, commonsense approach that works to address the root causes of certain crimes driven by mental illness and addiction. DA Stephan holds leadership positions in public safety on the national, state and local levels, which includes serving as a vice-president of the National District Attorneys Association, co-chair of the California District Attorneys Association Human Trafficking committee, and the National Association of Women Judges Human Trafficking committee. Summer received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Davis and her Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.|
|Critical Issues in Law Enforcement Training||Chris Butler, Raptor Protection & Safety Services; Director of Program Development, Force Science Institute||A 34-year law enforcement veteran, Chris recently retired as the Inspector of the Major Event and Emergency Management Section of the Calgary Police Service in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; an agency of over 2200 sworn officers policing approximately 1.2 million people
During Chris’s law enforcement career, he spent over 9 years as an Academy use of force instructor in the ranks of constable, sergeant and staff sergeant. Chris has a focused professional interest in ‘Human Rights / Sanctity of Life Policing’ and has delivered training on this topic extensively. Chris has an extensive background in law enforcement use of force and has been certified as an instructor or instructor trainer in numerous firearms, physical combatives, less lethal/chemical agents and emergency vehicle operation disciplines. In addition, Chris has training in special event risk management and close personal protection. Chris is currently a National Trainer for NLETC. Chris is currently the Director of Program Development for the Force Science Institute (FSI) and has been certified as a use of force investigator and advanced force science analyst and has instructed the ‘Biomechanics of Human Force Encounters’ seminar for FSI throughout Canada and the United States for the past seven years. Chris is the owner of Raptor Protection and Safety Services Inc. a company dedicated to the delivery of cutting-edge use of force analysis, risk assessment and public safety training. For over 12 years Chris has delivered training to organizations and corporations, including law enforcement, fire departments, military and health care sectors, from coast to coast.
|Leadership for Sergeants and Lieutenants||Deputy Chief Randy Allen, Los Angeles Port Police Department||This course is being presented by Randy Allen and is taken from an 8 hour leadership class he regularly presents. Randy is currently serving as the Deputy Chief of professional development and training for the Los Angeles Port Police. He retired from the Long Beach Police Department as a Commander with over 27 years of service. This course is part of an ever evolving leadership training class that Randy has developed and presented since the late 1990s. This class has been part of the CPOA’s Leadership Development program since approximately 2000 and was part of LBPD’s in-house leadership course presented to all newly promoted sergeants and lieutenants for many years as well. Randy currently presents this class through the CPOA and directly to many agencies throughout the region.|
|Santa Barbara Debris Flow Debrief||Commander Kevin Huddle, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office||Commander Kevin Huddle is a 22-year veteran with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. He has held assignments in Patrol, Field Training, Mobile Field Force, SWAT, Background Investigation, Administrative Investigative Team, Motors, and was a supervisor in the Detective Major Crimes Unit. As a Lieutenant, he was a Patrol Station Commander, managed the K9 Unit and FTO Program. He later served as the Sheriff’s Adjutant and supervised the Coroner’s Bureau, Special Projects, PIO and was a department emergency manager. As a Commander, he currently oversees the South County Patrol Operations Division. He is assigned as an Incident Commander for the Santa Barbara County’s Type 3 Incident Management Team. Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the California State University at Long Beach. He graduated from the POST Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) and attended PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP). Kevin is a recent graduate from California POST Command College Class 66. Kevin has taught at the Allan Hancock Law Enforcement Academy since 2008.|
|Lieutenant Brian Olmstead, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office||Lieutenant Brian Olmstead has worked for the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office for over 30 years. During his career, he has worked Patrol, Major Crimes Investigations, Narcotics, and Training. As a manager, Brian has managed the Narcotics Bureau, Patrol Stations, Human Trafficking Unit, Training Bureau, and the Sheriff / Fire Air Support Unit. Brian obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of La Verne, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class 240. Brian has taught at the Allan Hancock Law Enforcement Academy for the last 18 years. Brian is assigned to Santa Barbara County’s Type 3 Incident Management Team, and as one of the department’s emergency managers.|
|Turning the Curve of Violence||Captain Jorge Zamora, Watsonville Police Department||Jorge Zamora is a Captain with the Watsonville Police Department. His 24-year law enforcement experience includes patrol, gang and narcotic enforcement, S.W.A.T., detectives, field training officer and crisis negotiations. He is currently a Captain assigned to the Bureau of Special Operations. Jorge also serves as the Chair of the Santa Cruz County Youth Violence Prevention Network. Jorge has a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from Saint Mary's College of California. Jorge is a lifelong learner and a 21st century leadership practitioner.|
|Susan Brutschy, President, Applied Survey Research||As president of ASR, Ms. Brutschy is an experienced sociologist who has led the development and implementation of hundreds of social research and evaluation projects. She is expert in community assessments, program evaluation, and strategic planning, leveraging Results Based Accountability to link program performance to community results. Ms. Brutschy is committed to improving quality of life for communities, helping program partners to measure and improve the positive impact of their services.
She earned a BA in sociology with highest honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Immediately after graduation, she founded ASR with sociology professor Dane Archer, PhD. Ms. Brutschy holds positions on several boards of directors, including Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education, MAIA, California Family Resource Association, and the College of Botanical Healing Arts.
|Maria Elena De La Garza, Executive Director, Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County||MariaElena De La Garza has over 27 years of experience in nonprofit work and is currently the Executive Director of the Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County. She holds a dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Chicano Studies from Scripps College in Claremont California and also has had extensive leadership development and training experience including Bank of America National Leadership Program, United Way Leadership for Community Transformation and was recently selected to participate in the Stanford University Nonprofit Management Institute by the Packard Foundation. Most recently, MariaElena was the recipient of the UCSC Tony Hill award for her work in social justice movements.
MariaElena has passion for building community networks, leadership in action, and solution based strategies, with years of experience serving on various boards for local nonprofits. MariaElena believes in community outreach, culturally respectful services, program development and inclusiveness to support and increase equity for all members of the community. Her parents, her mother from Jalisco Mexico and her Texan dad taught her about hard work and a commitment to service. She was born and raised in Watsonville and is completely committed to increasing access and services that will support community success. She still lives in the neighborhood where she grew up with her hunny, Marc and her pooch.
|Retirement and Estate Planning for First Responders||Robert A. Arabian, Attorney||Robert Arabian is an attorney with the law firm of Gifford, Dearing & Abernathy located in Los Angeles, California. Robert has been an Estates and Trusts attorney for more than 21 years. He has 31 years of law enforcement experience, starting his career with the Los Angeles Police Department as a Level 1 Reserve Police Officer.
After law school, Robert worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Ventura County, California. He left the DA’s Office to work full-time as a Police Officer for the Simi Valley Police Department where he worked many assignment and ranks, retiring as a Commander. He held the Department’s Rangemaster position for 14 years and his crowning achievement at the Department was building a world class firing range and training facility.
Robert enjoys scuba diving, restoring muscle cars and still works as a firearm trainer in his free time.
|Peyton Glover, Independent LPL Financial advisor and Owner, GuideWell Financial||Peyton Glover CFP®, is an independent LPL Financial advisor and the owner of GuideWell Financial (dba) a financial services firm located in Westlake Village, California. He has 25 years of experience in the financial industry and holds the following security licenses with LPL Financial: series 7, 63 and 24. In addition, he is licensed as a life, accident, and health insurance representative.
As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ Professional, he assists clients with all aspects of financial, estate, retirement, and wealth preservation planning. He works with both individual and corporate clients and provides them independent guidance to investment strategies.
Because he is not tied to offering any proprietary products or solutions, Peyton believes that the independent model is the best way for him to serve his clients.
His began his financial career in 1996 after joining the firm of Edward Jones. Peyton made the decision to become independent in 2004. He conducts his business as GuideWell Financial.
Peyton Glover is currently a Registered Representative with and has securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC.
Prior to entering the financial field, he acquired over twenty years of experience as a Registered Nurse. He provided hands-on emergency critical patient care and later worked as a consultant to a health facility planning architecture firm.
He is a US Army veteran. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from California State University Northridge. He completed the Certified Financial Planner ™ training program at the College for Financial Planning in Denver.
Peyton has served as President of the Rotary Club of Westlake Village, and is a member of the Simi Valley Masonic Lodge #806.
Peyton and his wife Lori have been married for 36 years. Their son Tyler Glover joined the firm as Operations Manager five years ago. When not working, he and his family enjoy camping, fishing, and attending musical events. He also plays the guitar for relaxation.
|Reconciliation: Joining Communities and Law Enforcement to Foster Mutual Trust||David M. Kennedy, Director of the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY||David M. Kennedy is the Director of the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY.
He led the Boston Gun Project, whose “Operation Ceasefire” intervention was responsible for a 63 percent reduction in youth homicide victimization and has since been effectively implemented in numerous cities as the Group Violence Intervention (GVI). His work in Boston won the Ford Foundation Innovations in Government award; two Herman Goldstein International Awards for Problem-Oriented Policing, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Webber Seavey Award. He developed the Drug Market Intervention (DMI) which also won an Innovations in Government Award. He helped design and field the Justice Department’s Strategic Approaches to Community Safety Initiative, the Treasury Department’s Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Drug Market Intervention Program.
He co-founded the National Network for Safe Communities, an alliance of more than 50 jurisdictions committed to strategies that combine the best of law enforcement and community-driven approaches to improve public safety, minimize arrests and incarceration, enhance police legitimacy, and rebuild relationships between law enforcement and distressed communities.
He is the author of Deterrence and Crime Prevention: Reconsidering the Prospect of Sanction, co-author of Beyond 911: A New Era for Policing, and a wide range of articles on gang violence, drug markets, domestic violence, firearms trafficking, deterrence theory, and other public safety issues. His latest book, Don’t Shoot, One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America, was published by Bloomsbury in 2011.
|The Fight After the Fight: An Officer's Story of Survival Before, During, and After a Critical Incident||Officer Ann Marie Carrizales, Meadows Place Police Department||Officer Ann Marie Carrizales was born in San Clemente, California. Upon graduation, Carrizales enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Police Officer. While enlisted, Officer Carrizales made Marine Corps history when she became the FIRST woman to represent the Marine Corps in the sport of amateur boxing. In August of 2010, Officer Carrizales began employment with the Stafford (TX) Police Department. On October 26, 2013, Officer Carrizales initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by three members of a violent gang known as MS-13. While speaking with the driver, a suspect opened fire, shooting her in the face and chest prior to fleeing. Carrizales immediately returned fire and while bleeding and in severe pain, got back into her patrol vehicle and began pursuit of the suspects.|
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