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  • Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative: Virtual Listening Sessions for Public Safety Personnel Focused on Vicarious Trauma and the Impact of COVID-19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A series of virtual listening sessions that provide public safety personnel with information on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on providing emergency services and responding to victims through vicarious trauma lens.

    A series of virtual listening sessions that provide public safety personnel with information on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on providing emergency services and responding to victims through vicarious trauma lens. 

    Target Audience: Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel

    Overall Objective: To provide Fire and EMS personnel with information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and vicarious trauma strategies.

    Project Funding Provided By: The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime.

    Includes: A series of virtual listening sessions featuring discussions between subject matter experts, including IACP President Chief Steven R. Casstevens, that provide Fire and EMS personnel with information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on emergency responders, and vicarious trauma response strategies.

  • Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative: Virtual Listening Sessions on Policing and COVID-19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A series of virtual listening sessions that provide law enforcement and first responder personnel with information on strategies and lessons learned around supporting victims and agency personnel as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    A series of virtual listening sessions that provide law enforcement and first responder personnel with information on strategies and lessons learned around supporting victims and agency personnel as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Target Audience: Law enforcement officers and first responder personnel

    Overall Objective: To provide information on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on policing through a vicarious trauma lens.

    Project Funding Provided By: The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime.

    Includes: A series of virtual listening sessions featuring discussions between subject matter experts, including IACP President Chief Steven R. Casstevens, that provide law enforcement officers and first responder personnel with information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on policing and vicarious trauma response strategies.

  • Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative: Virtual Listening Sessions on Victim Advocacy, Vicarious Trauma, and the Impact of COVID-19

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A series of virtual listening sessions that provide first responder personnel with information around the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the field of victim advocacy. The sessions explore strategies and lessons learned to continue providing trauma informed services to victims while ensuring first responders are healthy and resilient.

    A series of virtual listening sessions that provide first responder personnel with information around the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the field of victim advocacy. The sessions explore strategies and lessons learned to continue providing trauma informed services to victims while ensuring first responders are healthy and resilient.

    Target Audience: Law enforcement officers, first responder personnel, and victim advocates/victim services personnel

    Overall Objective: To provide information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the victim advocacy field and vicarious trauma response strategies.

    Project Funding Provided By: The Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime.

    Includes: A series of virtual listening sessions featuring discussions between subject matter experts, including IACP President Chief Steven R. Casstevens, that provide law enforcement officers, first responder personnel, and victim advocates with information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and vicarious trauma response strategies.

  • Virtual Planning, Designing, and Constructing Police Facilities Course - June 2021

    Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Designed for city administrators, law enforcement executives, police planners, and others responsible for administering the construction, modification, or design of new or existing police facilities, this three-week course provides fundamental knowledge that can be used to develop a cost-effective facility that meets both the department's requirements and the community's needs.

    Designed for city administrators, law enforcement executives, police planners, and others responsible for administering the construction, modification, or design of new or existing police facilities, this three-week course provides fundamental knowledge that can be used to develop a cost-effective facility that meets both the department's requirements and the community's needs. 

    At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to do the following: 

    • Discuss planning considerations for facility construction
    • Plan and budget for a new or redesigned police facility
    • Plan special design features such as security, jails, and communications
    • Apply principles of space allocation and traffic patterns
    • Understand the implications of sustainable (green) design principles for 24/365 essential service buildings
    • Develop effective client-architect relationships
    • Identify life span and maintenance considerations for a facility

    Jonathan Tallman, AIA, GGP, GPCP

    Public Safety Leader

    Dewberry

    Jonathan has over 22 years of public safety experience including space needs Analysis, Conceptual Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration phase work for public safety projects including fire stations, police departments and village halls. His background includes expertise in the Construction Documents and Construction Administration phases for K-12, public safety and religious projects. Jonathan received his Bachelor degree in Architecture from the University of Kansas.

    Accomplishments / Speaking Engagements:
    • 2019-present: Presenter; IACP Planning, Designing, and Constructing Police Facilities Course
    • 2019-Oct: AIA AAJ Annual Conference; San Diego, CA; Speaker discussing sustainable features at Countryside Municipal Building
    • 2019-OCT: IACP Annual Conference, Chicago, IL; Police Facilities Workshop Panel Member
    • 2017-Oct: AIA AAJ Annual Conference; Cincinnati, OH; Speaker: “Glen Ellyn, IL Police: New Presence in the Park” Professional Affiliations:
    • American Institute of Architects
    • Kane County Fire Chiefs Association (KCFCA)
    • Green Globes Professional
    • Guiding Principals Compliance Professional
    • International Living Future Institute (ILFI)

    Larry Hlavacek, AIA

    Principal/National Director of Public Safety Architecture

    Dewberry

    Larry’s proven leadership and expertise in the planning and design of public safety facilities spans over his 28-year career focused primarily on Public Safety, Justice, and Civic Architecture. As a recognized national expert, his leadership delivers innovative, operationally efficient, flexible, and futureready solutions ensuring the client’s vision is realized. He believes in a collaborative approach that focuses on developing professional work environments in support of mission critical operations, providing for the health and wellness of first responders, and supporting career development and staff retention. Larry frequently contributes locally and nationally within the profession through written publications, blogs, and speaking engagements on public safety design. Larry graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor degree in Architecture and a Master of Architecture degree. He also volunteers as a member of his local Citizens Police Academy in support of his local police department and community.

    Accomplishments / Speaking Engagements:
    • 2021-APR: Speaker – Law Enforcement Facility Design & Thought Leadership / OACP Police Chief Administrative and Command Staff Training; Oklahoma City, OK
    • 2021-MAR: Co-author - Pandemic Design Considerations for Police Facilities / Correctional News Magazine
    • 2019-MAR: Publication - Oswego Village Police HQ Embraces Public Engagement / Correctional News Magazine
    • 2018-NOV: Track Chair – Law Enforcement Design / AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice; Jersey City, NJ
    • 2015-NOV: Speaker - Future Ready Design for Law Enforcement / AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice; Miami, FL
    • 2015-NOV: Speaker - Future Ready Design for Law Enforcement / International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference; Chicago, IL
    • 2015-AUG: Speaker - Protecting Those Who Protect: How Your Police Station Can Keep Officers Safe / Midwest Security & Police Conference; Tinley Park, IL
    • 2015-OCT: Speaker - Getting More for Less: Creative Strategies That Save You Money on Your Law Enforcement Facility / International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference; Philadelphia, PN
    • 2013-SEP: Speaker - Alternative Project Delivery Methods-Integrated Design Team Approach / AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice; Portland, OR
    • 2013-AUG: Speaker - A 21st Century Police Headquarters Rises Out of the Heart of Darkness / Midwest Security & Police Conference; Tinley Park, IL
    • 2013-JUN: Speaker - Survivable Building Design / Justice and Detention Facility Seminar. Pine Mountain, GA 

    Professional Affiliations:
    • American Institute of Architects
    • International Association of Chiefs of Police

    Daniel Barrett, Assoc. AIA

    Southeast Public Safety Lead

    Dewberry

    Daniel has over 20 years of public safety design and planning experience in and around Florida. He has extensive experience in resiliency planning and designing hardened municipal facilities in hurricane prone regions. His projects’ successes come from maintaining an attention to detail and extensive consensus building with multiple users groups, including the community, while understanding the design intent, budget, and schedule. Daniel’s experience includes Space Needs Analysis, Conceptual Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration phase work for public safety projects including fire stations, police stations, emergency operations centers, public safety training facilities. His background includes expertise in the Master Planning, Space Planning, Conceptual Design, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration phases for public safety and public works/fleet maintenance projects. Daniel received his Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida.

    Accomplishments / Speaking Engagements:
    • 2019-present: Presenter; IACP Planning, Designing, and Constructing Police Facilities Course
    • Valencia College – School of Public Safety Lectures/Workshops
    • 2018-Oct: IACP National Convention; Orlando, FL; Speaker: “Planning and Design Guidelines For Your Next Law Enforcement Facility Project” 

    Professional Affiliations:
    • American Institute of Architects

    Roderick Williams, AIA, CPD, LEED AP BD+C

    Mid-Atlantic Public Safety Lead

    Dewberry

    Rod Williams brings more than 18 years of experience to municipal and public safety clients. From law enforcement facilities to fire stations and police heliports, Mr. Williams has led the successful planning and design efforts for facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. As a CPTED designated professional, he lends his expertise in the security of public safety and municipal facilities to design cost-effective, highly efficient buildings. Rod received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Kentucky and University of Cincinnati.

    Accomplishments / Speaking Engagements:
    • 2019-present: Presenter; IACP Planning, Designing, and Constructing Police Facilities Course
    • 2020-Feb: Author Aligning Police Priorities with Community Needs
    • 2018-Nov: AIA AAJ Annual Conference; Jersey City, NJ; Speaker: “Thin Blue Line: Mental Health & Mental Illness.”

    Professional Affiliations:
    • American Institute of Architects
    • National Institute of Crime Prevention

  • Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative (VTRI) Monthly Training Series

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A monthly training series geared towards addressing vicarious trauma response across VTRI Community Implementation Site partners.

    A monthly training series geared towards addressing vicarious trauma response across VTRI Community Implementation Site partners.

    Target Audience: Community Implementation Sites

    Overall Objective: A training series hosted by the Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative for all partner organizations across the 12 Community Implementation Sites focusing on mitigating the negative effects of work-related trauma exposure and building partnerships and collaborations to address vicarious trauma response on an organizational level.

    Project Funding Provided By: The Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

    Includes: Monthly webinars hosted by the Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative 

    Jackie Wallen, LCPC

    Resiliency Counseling Collective

    Jackie Wallen earned degrees from Cedarville University and Chicago State University.  Prior to her recent move to the East Coast, she resided for 14 years in Cicero, IL where she was actively involved in helping the local communities become more trauma informed, focusing on school systems and law enforcement . She served as the Associate Director of Counseling Services at Youth Crossroads, a youth serving non-profit that works with marginalized youth and family.  She was instrumental in helping Cicero PD and Maywood PD develop officer wellness programs in her role as their Department Clinician.  She is currently working with Volunteers of America Alaska and the Anchorage Public School System to develop school based counseling programs in 9 public schools.  She frequently finds herself in the role bridge builder—finding great meaning in helping marginalized individuals/groups and systems work together for the betterment of all.  When she isn’t working, Jackie loves having adventures with her husband, Joel, and their children, Justus and Deacon. 

    Meg Hefty

    Associate Director

    Sarah's Inn

    Meg has over twenty years of experience as a Domestic Violence professional.  As Associate Director of Sarah’s Inn, one of the largest and most comprehensive domestic violence agencies serving Chicago and the West Cook County suburbs, Ms. Hefty oversees all advocacy and counseling programs, including the legal advocacy program and partner abuse intervention program.  During her nineteen years with Sarah’s Inn, she has built successful partnerships for solid legal programming at two courthouses, became the lead trainer for law enforcement personnel, and was named Advocate of the Year by the States Attorneys’ Office (2006).  Ms. Hefty is also served as co-chair of the Cicero Community Collaborative, a coalition of local service providers focused on improving the health, education, and well-being of Cicero children, youth and families. Ms. Hefty served for many years on the Board of the Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals, Inc. and City of Chicago's Community Development Advisory Committee. She has also served as an expert witness in several domestic violence related Child Welfare cases. She holds a B.A. in Behavioral Science and Law from University of Wisconsin, Madison and is an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional and a Partner Abuse Intervention Program counselor. 

    Meghan Meyer, Ed.D

    School Psychologist

    Community Consolidated School District 15, Formerly at J. Sterling Morton High School District 201

    Dr. Meghan Meyer is a former member of the Cicero Community Collaborative Health and Safety Committee and current member of the Beyond Trauma team. Through her work with supporting students in her career as a school psychologist, she has become a passionate advocate and educator on trauma as she recognizes how trauma significantly impacts youth and communities. Meghan received her doctorate in school psychology with a specialization in mental health from Loyola University and focused on building a trauma-informed school for her dissertation research. She worked within her former and current school districts and the communities to build awareness on trauma in hopes to build resilience and better support students, teachers and families. In her free time, she loves spending time with her young children and her family. Reading, walking and traveling help keep her life in balance.

    Karen Hangartner

    LMSW

    National Children's Advocacy Center

    Karen Hangartner, LMSW, is Project Director for the Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, a project of the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) and a TTA Coordinator with the Vicarious Trauma Response Initiative (VTRI). The NCAC was the first Child Advocacy Center in the world, and continues to provide prevention and intervention services for child abuse victims in Huntsville/Madison County, AL; and, also houses the NCAC Training Center, the Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, the NCAC Virtual Training Center, and the Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO). Ms. Hangartner holds a BS degree in Psychology from Athens State University and Masters in Social Work from The University of Alabama. She has been with the National Children’s Advocacy Center since 2003, spending four years in the Prevention department before beginning work with the Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center. As Project Director for SRCAC, Karen is responsible for developing and delivering training for Children’s Advocacy Centers, Multidisciplinary teams, and State Chapter organizations across 16 states and the District of Columbia. She has conducted more than 200 trainings for MDTs, CACs and Chapters in the Southern region. She also presents at state, national and international conferences on a variety of topics including, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Trauma Informed Multidisciplinary Teams, Team Functioning, and Leading in a Multidisciplinary Environment. She also works with regional and national partners on collaborative projects. Prior to joining the NCAC staff, Karen served as Children’s Minister at First Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama.

    Rob Fanelli

    Captain

    Gainesville, Florida, Police Department

    Captain Rob Fanelli is currently an operations commander at the Gainesville Police Department. Prior to his promotion to captain he was the Criminal Investigations Division Commander. He has 18 years of law enforcement experience with a diverse career. He has experience in policy writing and compliance, investigations, street crime units, and administration. His goal is to improve the profession of Law Enforcement by challenging thoughts and misconceptions, sharing ideas, encouraging communication across agencies and disciplines, and passing knowledge on to a new generation of law enforcement officers.     

    Captain Fanelli has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida in Criminology. He went on to receive a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Leo University and completed his dissertation on Effective Police Organizational Structure: Managerial Economics of a Police Department. As a result of his participation in several IACP projects on enhancing response to gender-based violence he now provides technical assistance and is a consultant for the IACP. He is currently enrolled as a fellow in the Bloomberg School of Public at Johns Hopkins pursuing a Master’s In Public Health with a focus on violence in communities.       

  • Grief & Loss in Law Enforcement: Helping Officers and Agencies Recover and Heal

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Understanding the effects of grief, signs of complicated grief, and strategies that can be supportive after a loss is critical for officers to continue to be able to do their work effectively. Implementing policies and programs to help officers recognize and access appropriate supports to process the pain from grief and loss can help officers heal and agencies to continue to operate. This webinar will present both agency and individual best practices that can help officers heal and grow from grief and loss. Officers, command staff, law enforcement employee assistance program personnel, officer safety and wellness staff, and mental health professionals all have a role to play in helping individuals and agencies struggling with these issues and are encouraged to attend.

    Understanding the effects of grief, signs of complicated grief, and strategies that can be supportive after a loss is critical for officers to continue to be able to do their work effectively. Implementing policies and programs to help officers recognize and access appropriate supports to process the pain from grief and loss can help officers heal and agencies to continue to operate. This webinar will present both agency and individual best practices that can help officers heal and grow from grief and loss. Officers, command staff, law enforcement employee assistance program personnel, officer safety and wellness staff, and mental health professionals all have a role to play in helping individuals and agencies struggling with these issues and are encouraged to attend.

    Target Audience: Law enforcement professionals

    Overall Objective: To provide agencies and individuals with best practices that can help officers heal and grow from grief and loss

    Project Funding Provided By: Bureau of Justice Assistance

    Includes: A webinar featuring subject matter experts discussing strategies to help officers heal and grow from grief and loss

    Robert A. Swartz

    Detective/Director

    Taunton, Massachusetts, Police Department /Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council CISM

    Detective Robert Swartz is a 32-year Law Enforcement veteran. Swartz is currently assigned to the City of Taunton Massachusetts Police Department’s Detective Division.  In addition, Detective Swartz was a key participant in the creation of the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council’s Critical Incident Stress Management and Peer Support Team.  Swartz has served as the Director/Commander since the team’s inception. He is personally familiar with trauma and the result of exposure and is a certified instructor in Critical Incident Stress Management.

    Lewis Schlosser, PhD

    Police Psychologist

    The Institute for Forensic Psychology

    Lewis Z. Schlosser, PhD, ABPP, is the managing partner at the Institute for Forensic Psychology, which is a police and public safety focused specialty practice based in Oakland, New Jersey. Dr. Schlosser is a licensed psychologist in New York (#16482), New Jersey (#4822), and Maine (PS2163). He is Board Certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology (#8539) and Counseling Psychology (#6558) by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a former tenured Associate Professor at Seton Hall University and former in-house Director of Psychological Services for the New York City Correction Department. Dr. Schlosser has conducted over 10,000 law enforcement psychological evaluations, including pre-employment, promotional, and fitness for duty evaluations. He provides training to police personnel on a variety of topics related to officer mental health, with special expertise in officer wellness and fitness for duty.Dr. Schlosser is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Psychological Services Section. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Police Psychological Services Section as the General Chair. Dr. Schlosser is also an affiliate member of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police and the Bergen County Police Chief's Association. He was recently named as the first Chief Psychologist for the New Jersey Association of Chiefs of Police. He is a member of the New Jersey Police Surgeons. Dr. Schlosser is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.Dr. Schlosser earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, his Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, and his PhD in Counseling Psychology, all from the University of Maryland at College Park.

  • Digital Assets Managing Cost, Capacity, Risk, and Integrity

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation features a panel that examines a range of compelling cases and promising approaches to help police leaders better understand digital information best practices to address shrinking resources.

    This conference workshop presentation features a panel that examines a range of compelling cases and promising approaches to help police leaders better understand digital information best practices to address shrinking resources. Police digital retention demands integrity, whether operational or administrative. With increases of records, evidence, video capture, digitization of operations and training, department digital storage costs and cyber risk exposure are driven up. Police budgets are shrinking due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the scrutiny of police use of technology, resulting in public calls for criminal justice reform.

    Craig Allen

    Lieutenant Colonel, Chief Fiscal Officer, State Purchasing Officer (Ret.)

    Illinois State Police

    James Emerson

    Vice President

    National White Collar Crime Center

    Lt. Colonel James J. Emerson, USMC (Ret.), is Vice President at the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C).  Jim has more than 42 years of law enforcement and security experience, encompassing a wide spectrum of national security and public safety disciplines with a 17 year focus on cybercrime investigation, computer forensics, and related criminal intelligence. In addition to holding numerous certifications in cybersecurity and digital forensics, Jim has presented both evidence and expert testimony related to digital evidence in US Federal Court and trained law enforcement executives, criminal investigators, and prosecutors regarding digital evidence and forensics. Jim has been the Chairman of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Computer Crime and Digital Evidence Committee for over ten years and currently serves on a NCMEC task force to their Advisory Council.

    Thomas Ruocco

    Chief, Criminal Investigations

    Texas Department of Public Safety

    Mr. Ruocco is Chief of the Criminal Investigations Division at the Texas Department of Public Safety. He oversees 832 employees statewide that conduct criminal enterprise investigations targeting those organized criminal groups that constitute the greatest threat to Texas. This includes programs focused on drug trafficking, human trafficking, gang activity and other specialized investigations such as fraud, cargo theft, human smuggling, vehicle theft and illegal gambling. CID works closely with local, state, and federal agencies to identify and arrest high threat criminals such as sex offenders and other violent fugitives. CID also provides technical investigative support both within the Department and to other law enforcement agencies. Mr. Ruocco is a member of the International Association of the Chiefs of Police, where he serves as the chairperson of the Police Investigative Operations Committee; Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies, where he served as chairperson of the Human Trafficking Committee; Criminal Intelligence Coordination Council, where he serves as the vice chairperson. He was also a member of the National Domestic Communications Assistance Center, where he served on the executive advisory board; the National Association of Missing and Exploited Children, where he served on the advisory board; and the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, where he served as the Co-Chairman of the Technology Working Group. Mr. Ruocco is the former FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division, Austin Resident Agency. In this capacity, his duties included management and oversight of the Austin Resident Agency, Waco Resident Agency, and the Counterterrorism Program. In July 2008 Mr. Ruocco retired from the FBI.In February 2009 Mr. Ruocco began his employment with the Texas Department of Public Safety, when he was appointed chief of the Criminal Law Enforcement Division.

    Zhivago Dames

    Chief Superintendent

    Royal Bahamas Police Force

    Zhivago H. Dames enlisted in the Royal Bahamas Police Force on August 13th, 1990. His exemplary service, dedication, loyalty, and commitment to his organization propelled him through the ranks, leading up to his current rank, Chief Superintendent of Police. He is the Officer-In-Charge of the Cable Beach Division and Covid-19 Enforcement Unit. Further, his responsibilities include a supervisory and oversight role in negotiations and implementation of major governmental initiatives. Examples are RBPF contract with Motorola for an upgrade and maintenance of Astron Digital Trunking and 919 Systems; ShotSpotter Technology; implementation of RBPF Real-Time Crime Center. Chief Superintendent Dames is an active member of the International Association of Chief of Police (IACP) and a member of IACP's Communication and Technology Committee. He is the proud recipient of the Police Force Medals for Meritorious Service, Long Service and Good Conduct. He has an Associate's and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Information Technology from Atlantic College and an MBA from Barry University in Miami. He is married and is the father of four children. Along with his family, he worships at Five Porches of Deliverance Centre Apostolic Tabernacle Church, where he holds the office of Pastor of Special Projects.

  • Cybersecurity for the Small Law Enforcement Agency

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation discusses practical guidance and realistic best practices, along with down-to-earth suggestions on how to best address cybersecurity issues, including an introduction to the NIST cybersecurity framework.

    This conference workshop presentation discusses practical guidance and realistic best practices, along with down-to-earth suggestions on how to best address cybersecurity issues, including an introduction to the NIST cybersecurity framework. A non-technical discussion of key concepts a chief must understand to effectively mitigate current cybersecurity and ransomware threats. One of the most common misconceptions is that defending against these threats is costly. But that does not have to be the case if cybersecurity is addressed with some basic best practices and some knowledge.

    Ciro Cetrangolo, CISSP

    Chief of Police

    Village of Richmond, Illinois, Police Department

    Ciro Cetrangolo, CISSP is an information security consultant, published author, instructor, and speaker with over 30 years of experience consulting in IT and security. He has been providing both strategic and technical guidance to both businesses and units of government. In addition, Ciro also has over 25 years of experience in law enforcement, having served in multiple specialties and assignments while working up through the ranks and proudly currently serves his jurisdiction as the Chief of Police.When he?s not serving his community or his clients, he enjoys spending time with his family and his two German Shepherd dogs.

  • 2021 Technology Conference Workshops Package

    Contains 15 Product(s)

    Purchase the 2021 Technology Conference Package ($75 for IACP members and $100 for non-members) and gain access to the 15 most popular workshops.

    Purchase the 2021 Technology Conference Package ($75 for IACP members and $100 for non-members) and gain access to the 15 most popular workshops.

    View the IACP 2021 Technology Conference homepage. 

  • Rapid Deployment of NIBRS Implementation: More Critical than Ever

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This conference workshop presentation discusses California’s success in using the Rapid Deployment Method (RDM) to transition law enforcement agencies to NIBRS reporting by working directly with the RMS providers are profiled in this workshop.

    This conference workshop presentation discusses California's success in using the Rapid Deployment Method (RDM) to transition law enforcement agencies to NIBRS reporting by working directly with the RMS providers are profiled in this workshop. RDM maximizes process efficiencies to reduce the time and cost of transition critical to address limited funding and the time pressures due to the end of Summary Reporting. Law enforcement practitioners and CA DOJ identify their successes and lessons learned using RDM. Representatives from BJS and the IJIS Institute explain how attendees can leverage other RDM efficiencies to expedite their transition to NIBRS.

    Robert May

    Program Director

    IJIS Institute

    Robert L. May is program director at the IJIS Institute in Ashburn, VA. He has more than 44 years of criminal justice experience including in law enforcement and managing national criminal justice projects. Bob oversees the Institute?s subcontract with RTI providing implementation assistance to law enforcement agencies transitioning to incident-based reporting (NIBRS) through the BJS National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) project. He also serves as liaison for the IJIS CJIS Advisory Committee, Background Check Working Group and Law Enforcement Imaging Technology Task Force. Bob also provides both program management and technical assistance and oversees the maintenance and operational of the RxCheck prescription drug monitoring hub. Prior to joining the IJIS Institute, he served as principal with the Criminal Justice Institute for 14 years while simultaneously serving as associate director of the Association of State Correctional Administrators directing projects on reentry, corrections intelligence, and counterterrorism, and the CSG Criminal Justice Mental Health Framework project. He was a member of the FBI?s Information Sharing and N-DEx Operations Task Force. Previously, Bob was executive director of National Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities where is directed major conferences including the National Conference on Drugs and Crime and the first National Drug Court Symposium. Early in his career, he served 12 years in state and local law enforcement in positions of chief of detectives and police lieutenant. Bob is a graduate of the 138th Session of the FBI National Academy, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in behavioral science from the University of Maryland and has completed post-graduate work in Criminal Justice Administration through the University of Virginia.

    Alyson Lunetta, MS, CCIA

    Manager, Investigative Services Program

    California Department of Justice

    Erica Smith

    Unit Chief, Law Enforcement Incident-Based Statistics

    US Department of Justice

    Erica L. Smith is Unit Chief of the Law Enforcement Incident-Based Statistics Unit at the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the US Department of Justice. She has over 20 years of experience in conducting research and data collection in the field of criminal justice. Ms. Smith is currently the Director of the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X) Initiative at BJS, a joint effort with the FBI to increase the reporting of incident-based crime data by law enforcement agencies to the FBI?s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). With the implementation of NCS-X, BJS and the FBI will be able to generate national estimates of crime using these detailed incident data for use in understanding hidden types of victimization such as elder abuse and sexual violence against children and adolescents. Ms. Smith also recently led the development and oversight of the Crime Indicators Working Group, comprised of leaders in the law enforcement community working with BJS and other Department of Justice agencies to outline the indicators of crime and public safety most pertinent to them in their capacity as civic leaders and that can best inform the public about the health and well-being of communities around the Nation. Ms. Smith recently oversaw the development of strategies for measuring victimization and abuse among older persons and persons with disabilities living in nursing homes and other group quarters residential facilities. In addition to her research portfolio, Ms. Smith is the BJS liaison to and former co-chair of the Federal Interagency Elder Justice Working Group and has worked closely with the Administration on Aging at the US Department of Health and Human Services to provide direct program support to the federal Elder Justice Coordinating Council.

    Maria Cardiellos

    Executive Director

    IJIS

    Maria M. Cardiellos serves as the Executive Director of the IJIS Institute. In this capacity, she is responsible for the strategic direction and executive leadership of the organization. She oversees the operations of the nonprofit organization and is responsible for financial management of the Institute's programs. Maria has over thirty-five (35) years' experience in public safety and justice program development, implementation and evaluation, both nationally and internationally. She is a highly motivated, nationally recognized leader that has succeeded during both her private and public sector tenures. She has successfully led national and regional initiatives that have brought together executives representing disparate domains, lawmakers and technology companies to ensure success.   Prior to her tenure with IJIS, she served in an executive level position as Chief of Staff of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI).  In this role she directed executive staff/resources provided by sponsor partners to include no less than DOJ, DHS, FBI, ODNI and the White House. COS responsibilities included all subcontractor management; dialogue with congressional leaders / White House staff / American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); overarching budget management. The overarching budget responsibilities for the design, development, implementation and oversight of solution delivery to the 78 fusion centers nationwide.  She was previously Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety (LPS) within the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), the largest state department in NJ. Her office supported the Information Technology (IT) needs of more than a dozen divisions/in-but-not-off offices, ranging in scope from the Division of State Police to the Division of Consumer Affairs.  In addition to supporting these efforts, she led all programmatic and information technology related aspects of the State's homeland defense solution Emergency Preparedness Information Network (EPINet). Further, she represented the State nationally in numerous forums. The strategy reflected all efforts involving the Office of the Attorney General, NJ State Police, Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) efforts, other State Departments, as well as coordinating all efforts deployed to and involving state, county and local emergency service providers throughout the State.

    Melissa Winesburg, PhD

    Director of Programs

    IJIS Institute

    Dr. Melissa Winesburg, Ph.D., holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Winesburg serves as Director of Programs for the IJIS Institute leading efforts related to NIBRS implementation nationally, RMS standards development usage and promulgation and supporting initiatives relating to justice reform nationally. Previously, she held the position of Law Enforcement Practice Director at Optimum Technology, Inc., an information technology corporation located in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Winesburg managed and led the strategic development and growth of the company?s law enforcement practice in the areas of product development, customer relations and partnerships. Her leadership and expertise expanded law enforcement business operations from one to fourteen states. Ms. Winesburg also led the development of three major products including: SWIFTPROTECT (Records Management System), SWIFTREPOSITORY (NIBRS Repository), and SWIFTCONNECT (Law Enforcement Search Engine). Dr. Winesburg has more than 20 years of experience in law enforcement and criminal justice information systems. She began her career by developing the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Program and leading the implementation of a standardized records management system for local law enforcement for the State of Ohio.