Tuesday, September 11, 2018    8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Traffic Safety for Law Enforcement Leadership: Maximizing the Return
from High Visibility Enforcement

Presented by: Chief Howard B. Hall, Roanoke County Police Department, Virginia


 Chief Howard B. Hall Biography


Session Description 

Traffic fatalities in the United States have been climbing and are likely to surpass 40,000 this year.  The overwhelming majority of these crashes are caused by human factors…..traffic violations.  Law enforcement leaders play a key role in reducing these statistics.  High visibility enforcement (HVE), done the right way, has been shown to change driver behavior as well as providing other benefits such as crime detection and reduction.  This presentation will highlight the return on investment from HVE and discuss strategies to ensure that it’s done the right way and for the right reasons.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018    10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.



 Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers
and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability

Presented by Chief John Bouthillette (ret.), South River Police Department, New Jersey


 Chief John Bouthillette Biography


Session Description 

Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative is an effort to improve the immediate and long-term safety, wellness, and resilience of law enforcement officers. Through a multifaceted approach VALOR seeks to provide our nation's law enforcement leaders and officers with innovative, useful, and valuable resources.

VALOR is continuously evolving to address the various issues, concerns, and trends that law enforcement officers face and integrates the latest research and practices to address all aspects of officer safety, wellness, and performance. These issues continue to emerge and can have a direct effect on an officer's ability to prevent or survive the rigorous challenges and threats that she or he may face in the line of duty.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018    1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Back to the Basics:  the Fundamentals of Extraordinary Leadership

Presented by Colonel Arthur J. Athens, USMCR (ret.)


Colonel Arthur J. Athens, USMCR (ret.) Biography


Session Description

Great teams, organizations and schools are always very proficient in the fundamentals that drive success in their environment.  Great leaders are also characterized by their proficiency with the fundamentals of influencing others to achieve a common objective.  But what are the fundamentals of extraordinary leadership?  This presentation addresses the four leadership fundamentals that differentiate extraordinary leaders from ordinary ones.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018   3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


     Domestic Terrorism: “Assessing the Current Threat Environment”

Presented by Casey S. Nemphos, Intelligence Analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Casey S. Nemphos Biography


Session Description

In August 2017 Charlottesville, Virginia was subjected to a white supremacist rally that turned deadly.  White supremacist extremists, Anarchists extremists, Militia extremists and Black Identity extremists continue to expand their reach in the United States.  Surprisingly, they are particularly prevalent yet little known in this area.  During this last year the country has been marked by racist violence, social media attacks and in 2017 the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.  This presentation will provide good insight and information regarding these Hate Groups.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 


Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs)

Presented by Lieutenant Veto Mentzell, Harford County Sheriff's Office

 Lieutenant Veto Mentzell Biography


Session Description

Adverse Childhood Experience or ACEs are traumatic events that occur in a child's life. These events can include physical or sexual abuse, neglect, household dysfunction or even witnessing violence. Science has shown that these types of events have a direct impact on children’s developing brains which can have negative health and well-being outcomes as an adult, including everything from diabetes and cancer to opioid abuse and suicide. By learning more about ACEs and bringing that knowledge into our work with the community we can help invent wise actions that address childhood adversity across all sectors, thereby reducing the risk for poor health and social outcomes in adulthood.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  


“Lessons Learned from 7/7”

Presented by Deputy Chief William Humphrey, Dallas Police Department, Texas 


Deputy Chief William Humphrey Biography

Session Description 

In the current turbulent state of police and community relations, the Dallas Police Department experienced tragedy on July 7, 2016.  A heavily armed sniper who gunned down police officers in downtown Dallas, leaving five of them dead, specifically set out to kill as many officers as he could.  The gunman turned a demonstration against fatal police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana from a peaceful march focused on violence committed by officers into a scene of chaos and bloodshed aimed against them.

Chief Humphrey will discuss how Dallas responded to such a major incident in the city, the lessons learned from the tragedy, and how the Dallas Police Department is moving forward.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018   1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  


Crisis Communication

Presented by Chief Henry Stawinski III & Jennifer Donelan, Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland


Chief Henry Stawinski III Biography                         Jennifer Donelan Biograpghy


Session Description

Crisis Communications is vital to effectively handling critical events whether it’s a weather disaster or a law enforcement incident.  No matter the size of your agency, we all experience difficult and challenging events.  When that occurs, your messaging must be accurate and quick.  This session will provide you with methods to control your message so others don’t control it for you.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018   3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Large Scale Special Event Planning & Implementation
Of Counter-terror Intelligence into Operations

Presented by Deputy Chief Scott A. Shanley, New York Police Department, New York



Deputy Chief Scott A. Shanley Biography


Session Description 

Chief Shanley will discuss operationalizing counter-terror intelligence on a daily basis to include threat analysis, specialized training and specialized deployments.  This will segue into large scale event planning focusing on the deployments the NYPD implement for the New Year’s Eve celebration and the U.S. open tennis sporting event.