2021 IACP Annual Conference

If you missed the IACP 2021 Annual Conference, it's not too late! Included in this package are 33 of our most popular workshops, covering topics from de-escalation to global money laundering. 

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    This panel provided perspectives from smaller, rural serving, and statewide agencies who have sought assistance from the COPS Office premier technical assistance center (CRI-TAC). CRI-TAC provides customized technical assistance for law enforcement agencies seeking to enhance their implementation strategies and programs to meet the needs of the field.

    Law enforcement agencies across the country are encountering challenges in recruitment, hiring, retention, and training. Small agencies can be an incubator for innovation, agencies serving rural communities must reimagine services, and statewide agencies seek to meet fluctuating demands within dispersed geographic regions. Agencies of all types are challenging the status quo through implementing creative and flexible solutions. This panel provided perspectives from smaller, rural serving, and statewide agencies who have sought assistance from the COPS Office premier technical assistance center (CRI-TAC). CRI-TAC provides customized technical assistance for law enforcement agencies seeking to enhance their implementation strategies and programs to meet the needs of the field.

    • Describe barriers to effective recruitment, hiring and retention strategies.
    • Recognize strategies to diversify recruitment and hiring efforts.
    • Identify lessons learned from recruitment, hiring, and retention challenges and successes.

    Nazmia Comrie

    Senior Program Specialist, COPS Office

    Nazmia E.A. Comrie is a senior program specialist in the Resources and Technical Assistance (RTA) division at the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office). Nazmia provides leadership for the development, implementation, and delivery of technical assistance efforts to state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement agencies across the county as the program manager for the Collaborative Reform Initiative. She is an issue manager for issues related to human trafficking, hate crimes, interpersonal violence, and mass demonstrations, and has expertise in officer wellness and safety and youth safety. To date Nazmia has authored and coauthored a number of publications relevant to her areas of expertise and the criminal justice field as a whole, including Building Stronger, Safer Communities: A guide for law enforcement and community partners to prevent and respond to hate crimes. In addition Nazmia was a significant contributor to the After-Action Assessment of the Police Response to the August 2014 Demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri report that was released in 2015. Nazmia received her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Rochester and her master's degree in criminal justice from University at Albany, where she worked on research involving homicides, wrongful convictions, community policing, and gangs. 

    John Batiste

    Chief

    Chief John R. Batiste is the 21st Chief of the Washington State Patrol originally appointed in 2005. On January 16, 2017, Governor Jay Inslee reappointed Chief Batiste to continue to lead the Washington State Patrol. He oversees the day-to-day operations and manages the agency?s six bureaus: Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Field Operations, Fire Protection, Forensic Laboratory Services, Investigative Services, and Technical Services. Chief Batiste began his career with the Washington State Patrol in March 1976. He has promoted through the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and deputy chief. Chief Batiste obtained his Bachelor?s Degree in Law Enforcement Administration from City University and is a graduate of Northwestern University?s Center for Public Safety School and Police Staff and Command, as well as a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation?s National Executive Institute. Chief Batiste has been involved in a variety of activities and organizations to numerous to name, participating as an Executive Board Member for many boards and organizations.

    Jeff Caponera

    Chief

    Grafton, WI, Police Department

    Chief Caponera is a 26-year law enforcement professional. He retired as Chief of Police from the City of Anna, Texas Police Department in August 2020 after serving the Anna community for over 12 years. He currently serves as the Chief of Police for the Grafton, Wisconsin Police Department. Chief Caponera graduated Summa Cum Laude from Regis University in Denver, Colorado with a BS in Public Administration. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 276 and the 53rd Session of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration?s School of Executive Leadership. Chief Caponera?s certifications include instructor, crisis negotiator, field training officer and supervisor, master peace officer (Texas) and grant writer. Chief Caponera is an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates (Wisconsin Chapter). He was a member of the North Central Texas Council of Governments Criminal Justice Policy Development Committee, representing Anna and Collin County, Texas. Chief Caponera currently represents the Wisconsin Police Chiefs Association as an advisory board member for the Wisconsin Department of Justice?s Committee on Elder Abuse.

    Laura Wilt

    Program Manager

    IACP

    Laura Wilt is a Program Manager on the IACP Programs Team currently responsible for overseeing the successful delivery of all training and technical assistance activities of the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) to agencies across the nation. Since joining the IACP eight years ago, Laura has worked on the IACP Programs and IACP Member Engagement Teams focused on the implementation and delivery of projects, training, and technical assistance initiatives aimed at providing practical tools, education, and support to the policing field. Areas of focus in her portfolio of work have included victim services, trauma-informed training, officer safety and wellness, multi-collaborative partnerships, juvenile justice, community-police relations, women in law enforcement, and leadership. She has supported federal grant awards from diverse funders including OJJDP, OVC, and the COPS Office. Before becoming a team member with the IACP, Laura served as Crisis Manager and Training Coordinator at the Arlington, VA based non-profit, CrisisLink, centered on crisis intervention and suicide prevention.  

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    An examination of how the legal doctrines of qualified immunity, Monell liability, and deliberate indifference apply to those who work with or for government agencies.

    An examination of how the legal doctrines of qualified immunity, Monell liability, and deliberate indifference apply to those who work with or for government agencies.


    Cerise Vablais

    Managing Partner

    Public Safety Psychological Services

    Dr. Vablais received her MBA from the University of Washington's Executive program in 2000 and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University in 2007. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the varied presentation of psychopathy in female offenders received an award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. She has extensive experience in forensic assessment which she gained working for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Prior to returning to Washington in 2011, she worked as a psychologist and the Director of Mental Health for the Anne Arundel County Detention Center in Annapolis, Maryland. From 2011 ? 2015, she worked on the executive leadership team at Fairfax Hospital, an acute crisis stabilization inpatient facility.She has provided expert witness testimony in both Maryland and Washington for matters including competency to stand trial, determining criminal responsibility and involuntary civil commitment. She is currently licensed in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Alaska, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

    Robert Faigin

    Chief Legal Advisor, San Diego County, California, Sheriff's Department

    Robert Faigin was appointed Special Assistant to the Sheriff in 2001.  He currently serves as Special Assistant/Chief Attorney to Sheriff Bill Gore.  He is responsible for providing legal advice to the Sheriff, Command Staff, and other departmental personnel.  As head of the Legal Affairs Unit, Faigin and his staff provide legal opinions, conduct research on a variety of legal issues affecting the department, review pleadings and departmental documents for legal sufficiency, and coordinate various litigation matters for County Counsel.  His current areas of emphasis include criminal law and procedure, civil rights liability, employment and labor law, detentions, and peace officer bill of rights.  Prior to joining the department, Mr. Faigin served as a Deputy District Attorney in Solano County and a Senior Deputy District Attorney in Lassen County.  As a prosecutor, he handled cases from charging to sentencing.  In Solano County, he prosecuted family violence cases including domestic violence, child and elder abuse.  In Lassen County, he prosecuted misdemeanor and general felonies including violent crimes, domestic violence, property and theft crimes.  He has tried over 50 jury trials to verdict in addition to hundreds of bench trials.  Mr. Faigin served as the State Chair of the California Peace Officers Association, Police Legal Advisors section.  He is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the California Peace Officers' Association, and the California State Sheriffs' Association, and is currently the chair of the IACP Legal Officers' Section  Mr. Faigin holds a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law.  He is admitted to practice in both California and Nevada.  He holds a Master of Science in Public Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science from the University of Nevada Reno.  

    Oliver Stone

    Supervisory Psychologist

    Stress Management Team, Montgomery County Government

    Oliver R. Stone, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who graduated with a doctorate in clinical psychology from Northwestern University. Dr. Stone?s past professional experiences include working within (Federal Bureau of Prisons) and with the law enforcement community (Montgomery County Police Department), where he has supervised clinicians, developed programs, and provided oversight for delivered mental health services. Professional and research interests include police and public safety psychology, brain-behavior relationships, outcome studies, program and policy development, and the use of technology to improve clinical practice. Dr. Stone is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and currently serves as the Chair of the Police Psychological Services Section?s Diversity Committee.

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    The First Amendment Summit focused on the basic principles of First Amendment law to include crowd management, religious freedoms, social media, and recording police. This seminar helps provide your agency with the confidence to respond in a constitutionally-minded manner governed by proper policy, training, and operations.

    In 2020 It is not sufficient for law enforcement personnel to confine their constitutional comfort levels and knowledge base to the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. Rather, in a time when citizens and employees alike are testing the waters of the First Amendment, law enforcement agencies must be prepared to respond to such challenges in a constitutionally-effective manner. The First Amendment Summit focused on the basic principles of First Amendment law to include crowd management, religious freedoms, social media, and recording police. This seminar helps provide your agency with the confidence to respond in a constitutionally-minded manner governed by proper policy, training, and operations.

    • Describe mass demonstrations that necessitate employing First Amendment crowd control techniques
    • Understanding legal application to protecting civil rights pursuant to the First Amendment
    • Define policy requirements for managing First Amendment related activities.

    Eric Daigle

    Attorney, Daigle Law Group LLC

    Attorney Daigle is the principal and founder of Daigle Law Group, LLC, a firm that specializes in law enforcement operations, with an emphasis on management operational consulting services. His experience focuses on civil rights actions, including police misconduct litigation and employment actions.  Mr. Daigle acts as legal advisor to police departments across the country, providing legal advice to law enforcement command staff and officers in the areas of legal liability, policy development, employment issues, use of force, laws of arrest and search and seizure. His experience focuses on internal affairs operations and use of force, specifically in the training, investigation, and supervision of force and deadly force incidents. Attorney Daigle speaks at seminars and conferences across the Country focusing on legal standards for effective and constitutional police operation. He has served as a member of the Independent Monitoring Teams for Oakland CA and formally for Niagara Falls NY.  He has worked with Law Enforcement Agencies who are under investigation of a Consent Decree by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Litigation Section.  Attorney Daigle developed the DLG Policy Center which provides consulting services on policy development to departments across the Country.  Attorney Daigle is General Counsel for FBI- Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and a member of their instructor cadre teaching Supervisory Liability.  He is a member of the Board of Directors for American for Effective Law Enforcement, he holds his Certified Litigation Specialist Certificate and is a member of their instructor cadre  He was the Chair of the IACP Legal Officers Section and instructs at the IACP conference.  Attorney Daigle is the Chairman of the Legal Section for the National Tactical Officers Association. He has completed the Force Science Institute Certification and Advanced Specialist training programs. He is a former member of the Connecticut State Police and now maintains his certification as a reserve officer. 

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    The presentation showed the results of an innovative maieutic method (based on self-discovery) which has been proven through research with the Gatineau Police Department in the context of their overall ethics approach.

    The anti-police culture is an impediment to fostering a constructive police-community relationship. Behind the officer lies a human being who undergoes daily insults, mockery, and threats which often results in an "us versus them" mentality. Providing body armor is essential in allowing officers to feel confident in high risk interventions, but it is not enough. It is much more challenging to provide them with the tools that will give them the mental fortitude to feel confident in their daily contacts, allowing them to focus on fostering healthy community relationships. The presentation showed the results of an innovative maieutic method (based on self-discovery) which has been proven through research with the Gatineau Police Department in the context of their overall ethics approach.

    • Define the impact of mental fortitude on Officers' health and wellness and on community relationship
    • Understand how a maieutic method can encourage officers to work daily on their mental fortitude
    • Return to their agency with a concrete and useful tool to nourish the mental fortitude of officers.

    Dominique Boily

    Lecturer and Researcher

    ENAP, Canada ICES/IRCOM, France; USI, Switzerland

    Dominique Boily, M.Sc., Ph.D Candidate, CEO and co-founder of Kaizen Budo International (KBI) Dominique Boily has an outstanding career. He is a graduate lecturer teaching HR and Public Policy in Canada and France and an associate researcher in Switzerland. Combining a rich field experience as a senior executive and the world of academic research, he founded KBI to transfer the wisdom of martial arts into the workplace. Black belt in karate, international speaker, and author of numerous scientific papers, Dominique puts his expertise and his talents at the service of the common good. Francois Duguay, M.A., Deputy Chief, Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG) In his 32 years carreer, Francois Duguay has worked in a variety of roles including Criminal Investigations and took part in many international high profile missions. D/C Duguay headed the SPVG Professional Standards, Internal Affairs and Ethics Section. He is now Deputy Chief in charge of Research and organizational development at the SPVG. D/C Duguay currently serves as the Co-chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Ethics committee and is a member of many provincial Committees.

    Francois Duguay

    Deputy Chief

    Gatineau Police

    Francois Duguay, Deputy Chief Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau (SPVG). In his 32 years of policing, Deputy Chief Francois Duguay has worked in a variety of roles including in Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations. D/C Duguay headed the Gatineau Police Service?s Professional Standards, Internal Affairs and Ethics Section, where he was challenged with many sensitive issues such as Social and Political Profiling. D/C Duguay currently serves as the Co-chair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Ethics committee and is a member of many provincial Committees. D/C Duguay holds a Master?s Degree in Public Administration at the National School of Public Administration University in Gatineau, a Bachelor's degree in Criminology (CUM LAUDE), a Certificate in Law from the University of Ottawa, has completed a program in Criminal Investigation studies at the Universit? du Qu?bec in Trois-Rivi?res and is a graduate of the CACP Global Studies 2016 program in which he spent several weeks in South Africa. His most recent accomplishment is the successful development and launch of an Ethics Culture program within the Gatineau Police Service.

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    Effective communication and storytelling across a wide variety of platforms is key to any department?s ability to counter false narratives, inform the public in a timely manner, and manage crisis. As full time PIO positions become the norm in police departments across the country, hear from two nationally recognized experts on the key factors that ensure processes, policies, and practices for success.

    Effective communication and storytelling across a wide variety of platforms is key to any department?s ability to counter false narratives, inform the public in a timely manner, and manage crisis. As full time PIO positions become the norm in police departments across the country, hear from two nationally recognized experts on the key factors that ensure processes, policies, and practices for success.

    • ...clearly understand the the factors that ensure a successful Chief/PIO relationship
    • ...how that relationship can benefit both the department and the Chief growing public trust
    • ...how processes and information flow can be improved to ensure timely updates for the public/media

    Chris Hsiung

    Deputy Chief, Mountain View, California, Police Department

    With extensive experience from over 30 years in law enforcement, Chris is part of the Mountain View Police Department executive team and currently serves as the Deputy Police Chief, managing day to day operations and leading efforts in leadership development, succession planning, and maintaining MVPD's role as a progressive law enforcement organization in the 21st century. His tenure in the department has given him considerable experience in investigations, SWAT/tactical operations, technology and crisis management.  Chief Hsiung is passionate about helping government and communities connect and engage with each other. He is a digital media influencer, regular conference speaker at IACP since 2013, and innovator on the topic of government social media, crisis communications, community engagement, and digital strategy.  He currently serves on IACP's Professional Standards, Ethics and Image Committee and is the western states regional vice chair for the IACP PIO Section.  In April 2017 Government Technology Magazine honored him as a 'Top 25 Doer, Dreamer, and Driver' and Government Social Media awarded him the' 2017 GSMCON Top Social Media Advocate in Government.' In the latter half of 2017 Chris was included in ELGL's 2017 Top 10 List of Government Influencers. Chris has been serving the Mountain View community for over 25 years and has held a variety of assignments within MVPD. These include detective assignments in Property Crimes, Person Crimes, and High Tech Crimes as well as 13 years on the department SWAT team as an assault member, rappel master, sniper, and tactical commander. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government program and has a master's degree in eBusiness Management from Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, CA. Chris volunteers his time on multiple boards, including his role as president on the Government Social Media Organization, board member for the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center, and is in his second term as a commissioner for the City of San Mateo Community Relations Commission. You can follow him on Twitter: @chMtnViewPD or connect on LinkedIn.

    Katie Nelson

    Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator

    Mountain View, California, Police Department

    Katie Nelson is the Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator at the Mountain View Police Department in Northern California. Since 2015, she has managed the department’s social media accounts, focusing primarily on the department’s engagement efforts as well as serving as the agency’s public information officer. She presents across the country on social media best practices and crisis communication strategies. She also serves as an instructor with the California Office of Emergency Services, and is the secretary of the IACP PIO Section. 

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    Since supporting policing requires broad knowledge of the profession's contemporary challenges, the perspectives of a police executive and the results of a survey focusing on diversity and multiculturalism are shared. These comments and findings produced practical yet evidence-based recommendations.

    Policing can neither effectively nor reasonably occur without an adequate understanding of and engagement with the populations served. Accordingly, given the growing diversity within communities across the United States, cultural competence must undergird the activities of police psychologists. The need to develop this capacity is ongoing; as such, recent matters and topics affecting the domains of police psychology are discussed and tied to the relevant literature. Since supporting policing requires broad knowledge of the profession's contemporary challenges, the perspectives of a police executive and the results of a survey focusing on diversity and multiculturalism are shared. These comments and findings produced practical yet evidence-based recommendations.


    • Define at least three terms needed to establish a foundational understanding of multiculturalism.
    • Identify three ways one's practice as a provider can be enhanced by knowing more about diversity.
    • List three recommendations related to diversity that can improve how a police department functions.

    Stephanie Barone McKenny, PhD

    Police Psychologist, Los Angeles, California, Police Department

    Dr. Stephanie Barone McKenny is an LAPD police psychologist who provides consultation to several elite units including SWAT, Air Support Division, and undercover agents. She has worked with law enforcement personnel at the international, national, state, county, and local levels.  Dr. McKenny is also a Diplomate in Sports Psychology, a Nationally Certified Sports Psychologist, a Certified Trauma Professional, and she is Certified in Integrative Medicine for holistic health (mind-body-spirit).  

    Mariya Dvoskina, PsyD, D.A.A.E.T.S., Diplomate, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

    Psychologist

    Nicoletti-Flater Associates

    Dr. Mariya Dvoskina received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver. Mariya has clinical experience and training in forensic, police, and correctional psychology, violence risk assessment, psychological assessment, trauma, and crisis intervention. Mariya works as a Police and Public Safety psychologist consulting with numerous agencies across Colorado. Specifically, she provides consultation, training, counseling, peer support, and critical incident response services to the agencies she serves. She is passionate about officer wellnes and welness service delivery.

    Oliver Stone

    Supervisory Psychologist

    Stress Management Team, Montgomery County Government

    Oliver R. Stone, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who graduated with a doctorate in clinical psychology from Northwestern University. Dr. Stone?s past professional experiences include working within (Federal Bureau of Prisons) and with the law enforcement community (Montgomery County Police Department), where he has supervised clinicians, developed programs, and provided oversight for delivered mental health services. Professional and research interests include police and public safety psychology, brain-behavior relationships, outcome studies, program and policy development, and the use of technology to improve clinical practice. Dr. Stone is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and currently serves as the Chair of the Police Psychological Services Section?s Diversity Committee.

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    This presentation reports on an ongoing study to improve our understanding of bias in the public safety applicant population. It reports descriptive data obtained from an inventory of validated bias questions administered to law enforcement job applicants in two conditions: during the polygraph, and post-polygraph. Statistical analyses are reported comparing these two conditions.

    This presentation reports on an ongoing study to improve our understanding of bias in the public safety applicant population. It reports descriptive data obtained from an inventory of validated bias questions administered to law enforcement job applicants in two conditions: during the polygraph, and post-polygraph. Statistical analyses are reported comparing these two conditions. Results are expected to provide useful information about the base rate of biased opinions and behavior in the public safety applicant population.



    • Describe how bias is treated under the new California law (AB 846) mandating the screening for bias.
    • List 3 explicitly biased beliefs that correlate with engaging in one or more past biased behaviors.
    • Describe the impact on admission rates of bias of implementing truth detection means.

    Ryan Roberts

    Vice President

    Law Enforcement Psychological Services, Inc.

    Ryan Roberts, J.D., Ph.D.,received is the Vice President and co-ownerof LEPS, Inc. and the co-owner of JRA, Inc., a publisher of specialized assessment reports for public safety psychologiststhat. Dr. Roberts is the co-author of the latest versions of each of JRA?s test reports for the CPI, PAI, and STAXI-II. In addition, Dr. Roberts is the lead researcher for JRA and has published articles on the predictive validity of the CPI in public safety evaluations, the effect of response bias on the CPI, and the validity of the CPI and PAI when administered virtually.

    Mike Roberts

    President

    Law Enforcement Psychological Services, Inc.

    Michael Roberts, Ph.D., ABPP received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. In the forty-nine years Dr. Roberts has been active in the law enforcement field as a psychologist, he has made contributions to both psychology and law enforcement that have received national recognition. Specific contributions include: co-design of the San Jose Model Field Training and Evaluation Program which has been adopted by many law enforcement agencies nationwide; the formulation of standards for psychological selection of law enforcement officers, as presented in an FBI course (FBI National Executive Institute) for police administrators from 1978-2002; special unit selection techniques; and research on entry-level selection, casualty officers, the Field Training Program, and adverse impact issues. Dr. Roberts' efforts have also been recognized by the psychology profession by his election to Fellow status in Clinical Psychology by the American Psychological Association, and the status of Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and Police and Public Safety Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

    Cerise Vablais

    Managing Partner

    Public Safety Psychological Services

    Dr. Vablais received her MBA from the University of Washington's Executive program in 2000 and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University in 2007. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the varied presentation of psychopathy in female offenders received an award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. She has extensive experience in forensic assessment which she gained working for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Prior to returning to Washington in 2011, she worked as a psychologist and the Director of Mental Health for the Anne Arundel County Detention Center in Annapolis, Maryland. From 2011 ? 2015, she worked on the executive leadership team at Fairfax Hospital, an acute crisis stabilization inpatient facility.She has provided expert witness testimony in both Maryland and Washington for matters including competency to stand trial, determining criminal responsibility and involuntary civil commitment. She is currently licensed in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Alaska, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

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    Current chief executive law enforcement officers provided insight into C.A.L.M. and transform it from principle-based theory into actionable steps to prepare their agencies before a crisis or difficult situation occurs and explains how to bring calm to a difficult situation and remain calm during a crisis

    This conference presentation Crisis to Calm provided strategies to law enforcement leaders to influence officer responses to difficult everyday encounters and challenging crises. The presentation explains four main C.A.L.M. concepts,  Competency, Awareness, Living Your Oath, and Motivation. Current chief executive law enforcement officers provided insight into C.A.L.M. and transform it from principle-based theory into actionable steps to prepare their agencies before a crisis or difficult situation occurs and explains how to bring calm to a difficult situation and remain calm during a crisis

    • Participants will know why the concept of C.A.L.M. can help bring calm to any crisis.
    • Participants will know how leaders can implement C.A.L.M. in their organizational cultures.
    • Participants will know how C.A.L.M. enhances effective responses to emotionally charged incidents.

    Floyd Wiley

    Lieutenant (Ret.)/BJA VALOR Program Senior Instructor

    Institute for Intergovernmental Research

    Floyd E. Wiley, Jr. is a Program Lead with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR).  Assigned to Law Enforcement Safety and Wellness, he provides subject expertise to training programs and outreach to law enforcement organizations nationwide. 
    Prior to joining IIR, Mr. Wiley was a training instructor for the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Office of Antiterrorism.  Working in austere and hazardous areas on the African continent, Southeast Asia, and Mexico, he was a subject expert and a tactical instructor for the U.S. partner nations in their fight in the Global War on Terrorism.  

    During Mr. Wiley’s law enforcement career, he served as tactical commander of the New Castle County, Delaware, SWAT team.  In addition, he served as a narcotics and surveillance detective, background investigator and a Police Athletic League officer.  He worked undercover in dangerous fugitive recovery for the Criminal Investigations Unit.  He was responsible for reviewing, approving, and supervising preoperational planning, threat assessments, and tactical operations.  Mr. Wiley was the founder and a lead instructor for a multistate regional SWAT school in the northeastern states.

    Mr. Wiley was assigned to the U.S. Secret Service protection detail for Vice President Joe Biden as a law enforcement counterpart.  His assignments included close protection, protective intelligence, and tactical support.  He also was assigned to protective details for Former Presidents Barack H. Obama and William J. Clinton, Former First Lady Laura Bush, Dr. Jill Biden, and U.S. Senator Christopher Coons.

    Mr. Wiley studied criminal justice at the University of Delaware and is a graduate of the Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville.  He is also a graduate of the West Point Leadership and Command Program.

    Sasha Larkin

    Captain

    Las Vegas, Nevada, Metropolitan Police Department

    Captain Sasha Larkin is with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), where she has served for 22 years. Captain Larkin has served in a variety of assignments, including patrol, field training, vice, undercover in the intelligence unit, a bike officer on the iconic Las Vegas Strip, the problem solving unit, a sergeant in the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, internal affairs, a lieutenant in gangs/narcotics, and in the Office of Community Engagement. She teaches all over the world, to include the Naval Postgraduate School, the Police Executive Research Forum, and the U.S. State Department. Through her teaching, she represents the LVMPD in the fields of building programs that support the prevention of terrorism and crime, building bridges of trust with the community, preventing a sense of isolation, and ensuring that the police are integrated throughout the community they serve. She is currently in charge of a new unit, The Office of Internal Oversight and Constitutional Policing. This unit oversees all officer involved shootings, use of deadly force, in custody deaths and oversee police reform efforts. Captain Larkin has been honored by numerous community organizations for her work in terrorism, law enforcement, and community building efforts. In addition to serving on with the LVMPD, she has been teaching yoga for twenty years and travels around the world to teach and train in various yoga disciplines. Captain Larkin attended the University of New Mexico, receiving her bachelor’s degree in biological anthropology and criminal justice. She is currently a part of the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School.

    Vince Davenport

    Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance

    Vince Davenport is Associate Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance in Washington, DC.  He oversees the Law Enforcement Division within the Policy Office of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). The Policy Office provides national leadership in criminal justice policy, training, and technical assistance. It also acts as a liaison to national organizations that partner with BJA to set policy and help disseminate information on best and promising practices. He is a former police commander who served for 25 years with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department.  He holds master's degrees in Public Administration and International Studies from the University of Kansas.

    John Bouthillette

    Chief (Ret.)/VALOR Program Lead Instructor

    Institute for Intergovernmental Research

    Chief John Bouthillette retired from the South River, New Jersey, Police Department in 2012, after 26 years of service. In 2000, he was involved in a deadly force encounter while responding to a possible shots-fired call. During this encounter, he was shot twice at close range by a suspect who was armed with a shotgun. Chief Bouthillette is a senior research associate with the Institute for Intergovernmental Research, where he provides instruction on the topics of officer safety and survival. In addition, he has been a featured speaker for national and international audiences on these topics. Chief Bouthillette is a recipient of the New Jersey State Law Enforcement Officers Association’s Purple Heart award and has received Valor awards from both the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association and the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association. Chief Bouthillette has a master’s degree in human resources training and development from Seton Hall University, a mini-master’s certificate in public administration from Rutgers University, and a bachelor’s degree in the administration of justice from Thomas Edison State College. He is also a graduate of the 236th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.

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    A conversation hosted by IACP's past president Cynthia Renaud with three top media representatives. This conversation assists law enforcement in gaining the perspective of news media in breaking-news situations.

    A conversation hosted by IACP's past president Cynthia Renaud with three top media representatives. This conversation assists law enforcement in gaining the perspective of news media in breaking-news situations.

    Cynthia Renaud

    IACP President, Chief of Police (Ret.), Santa Monica, California, Police Department

    After spending nearly three decades in local law enforcement, Cynthia Renaud retired as Chief of Police from the Santa Monica Police Department in October 2020.  Prior to this agency, she served as chief of the Folsom Police Department in Sacramento county for seven years, and prior to that, the Long Beach Police Department in Los Angeles County for twenty years, leaving that agency at the rank of commander.  She is currently the president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders with over 31,000 members across 165 countries worldwide. 

    Chief Renaud spent many years working uniformed patrol assignments and special investigations positions. Along with serving as chief in two agencies, her supervisory positions included Internal Affairs, the Field Training Program, Academy Director, Patrol Watch Commander, Communications Division Commander, Patrol Division Commander, and Investigations Division Commander. 

    Chief Renaud is a native of Long Beach. She attended California State University, Long Beach, where she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature in 1996 and a Master’s Degree in English Literature in 2000.  In 2010, she completed a second Master’s Degree in National Security Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.  Chief Renaud received the Outstanding Thesis Award for her thesis submissions in both graduate programs.

    Luke Barr

    Jack Date

    Geneva Sands

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    This conference workshop discussed current impediments to officer wellness across the profession and actionable steps of the Oscar Kilo implementation process prepares attendees to develop a scalable model to promote personal resiliency framework for all officers.

    Policing is proven to be a high trauma, high fatigue, and high stress job and all these experiences are known to affect our mental health. Police culture suppresses the conversation with a "be strong" mentality that stigmatizes those who seek help. Stress arising from public scrutiny on social media is compounded by a feeling that the public is against the police profession and exacerbated by low levels of internal trust about fair treatment. This can lead to a withdrawal of discretionary effort, impede effective decision making, and negatively influence and officer's performance professional and personal life. Oscar Kilo, U.K. National Police Wellbeing Service, was established to provide evidence-based research and resources for effective wellbeing service delivery and collaboration across emergency service providers. This conference workshop discussed current impediments to officer wellness across the profession and actionable steps of the Oscar Kilo implementation process prepares attendees to develop a scalable model to promote personal resiliency framework for all officers.

    • Identifying wellness needs of first-line officers and how agency leaders can address individual needs with a systems approach.
    • Understanding of established effective evidence-based wellness service models.