Conference Sessions — Thursday, August 18

Free Conference Sessions

Thursday, August 18, 2022

clomid for sale online cheap PRESENTER: Corey Collings, First Line Technology ROOM: North Pavilion 1

Synthetic Opioids such as Fentanyl and Carfentanil are being encountered more frequently by First Responders worldwide. These substances pose a serious risk of harm if not handled and disposed of correctly. This course will provide real, evidence based training on Fentanyls and dispel many of the myths surrounding these drugs. It will provide instruction in the safe identification, handling, decontamination, and disposal of synthetic opioids based on the latest in scientific research and lessons learned in the field. Low-cost testing, PPE, and decontamination methods are now available to street level responders to handle these drugs quickly and safely.


  • Recognize the properties of synthetic opioids such as Fentanyl, and separate fact from myth about the real danger posed.
  • Identify key components needed to safely protect, identify, and destroy synthetic opioids.
  • Utilize, through hands-on or demonstration, tools to detect and destroy synthetic opioids.

PRESENTER: Idit Michael, Ophir Peleg, NATAL - Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center
ROOM: North Pavilion 2/3

Between 2016-2018, Idit Michael, Chief Supt. (Ret.), Mental Health Division, Israel National Police (INP), led a major police reform to remove social barriers and taboos related to reaching out for mental health aid and coping with a stressful and potentially traumatic event. The result was Operational Stress Management Training, a program that transformed the mindset of police commanders and officers nationwide and won a Commissioner's prize of excellence in Israel.

The presentation will feature the INP’s efforts to bring operational, professional, and personal resilience skills to police agencies and enhance professional police work by improving decision-making under stress, providing a sense of professional efficacy and work satisfaction, as well as promoting personal well-being. The success of this initiative is reflected by the expansion of the program to include over 18,000 officers in Israel (98% of the operational force) and tremendous results such as a reduction of more than 33% of unaccounted for sick days. Today, through her work with NATAL- Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center, Idit scales the Operational Stress Management course internationally. The OSM program has trained over 80 local American trainers and hundreds of American first responders. The workshop will include a methodology for combating personal and professional burnout, tips for coping with internal objectives, and an evidence-based, comprehensive model that targets the individual, the team/unit, and the command levels.


  • Participants will learn strategies to implement a new managerial mindset to the work of police chiefs and operational officers, focusing on mapping partners and transforming objectors into allies.
  • Participants will experience real-life examples of training built and adapted to the strengths and needs of each unit to enact a change of mindset at an organizational level and the direct relationship between mental resiliency and operational outcome.
  • Participants will be exposed to evidence-based results that prove the linkage between improving mental health and resilience to operational outcomes, retention, HR costs, etc.
  • Participants will explore ways to scale the knowledge in their agency using both on-site training and digital E-learning tools.

PRESENTER: Ronald Bongat, Aurora Sportsmen’s Club Law Enforcement Liaison
ROOM: North Pavilion 4

The Aurora Sportsmen’s Club, Inc. (ASC) has been in operation for 70 years and is incorporated as a Not-For-Profit Illinois Corporation dedicated to training, education, conservation, and outdoor shooting sports. It is a multimillion-dollar facility that hosts local police departments and federal law enforcement agencies. The Club is just south of Waterman, Illinois on approximately 270 acres with an additional 247 usable contiguous acres.


  • Participants will receive an overview of the facility.
  • Open an Assessment
  • Instructor will discuss budgets and training packages for law enforcement agencies.
  • A discussion will be held on the advantages of using an outdoor range as opposed to an indoor shooting facility.

PRESENTER: Jim Gigante, Sheepdog Academy
ROOM: North Pavilion 5

We provide information on the “Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act,” (The federal law authorizing active, retired and qualified separated law enforcement officers from anywhere in the country, to carry a concealed firearm everywhere in the country). The presentation covers who is qualified, how to stay in compliance and some of the potential pitfalls of the law.


  • Understand L.E.O.S.A. and how to stay in compliance.

PRESENTER: Paul Sun, IronYun, Inc. USA
ROOM: North Pavilion 6

Over the past several years, the security industry has witnessed the acceptance of AI based video analytics. In this session, we will describe what are the most popular AI video analytics solutions deployed by the law enforcement community.

In this session, we will outline and describe in detail the challenges facing the AI video analytics industry. The following outline the details of the discussion.

  • What types of AI video analytics have been deployed at scale?
  • What are the key customer pain points that the 1st generation AI analytics address?
  • What areas of AI are hype versus reality?
  • What are the key failings of AI video analytics?
  • How is the businesses model evolving with AI?
  • What are the key attributes of the next generation AI video analytics?

PRESENTER: Officer Jack Barba, Arson Dog Zoe, Bensenville Police Department
ROOM: Conference Room 1

The DuPage County Arson TaskForce is relied upon to assist many agencies with suspicious fires that occur in the county.

Specially trained arson dogs often assist fire and police investigators with determining how fires started. While investigators could often take hours or days to sift through evidence, an arson dog can search a building in a matter of minutes.


  • Learn the process in which arson dogs are trained.
  • Arson dogs are able to identify between 30-60 different types of hydrocarbons, which are used to start fires.
  • Discover how arson dogs can use “scent discrimination.”

PRESENTERS: Chief William Kushner, Des Plaines Police Department (retired); Ms. Tara Goble, Peer Supporter Des Plaines Police Department (retired); Ms. Vickie Poklop, MS, LPC, Des Plaines Police Department, We Never Walk Alone™
ROOM: Bremen

Most departments don't have an in-house peer support program. Those that do have a program, face an uphill task to get their Officers to use it. Stigma, rumor mill, lack of anonymity, etc., are all the challenges making accessing Peer Support a daunting task. EAP comes up short as well because the services are technically offered by the employer and the providers may not be aware of Law Enforcement culture. We aim to solve those problems with an innovative program that is 100% confidential, secure, anonymous, and most importantly easy to use.

Importance of peer support, current challenges in accessing peer support and mental health services, and effective solutions to tackle the obstacles.

PRESENTER: Lt. Jeff Halstead, Evertel Technologies, LLC
ROOM: North Pavilion 1

Regional collaboration is often the key factor in subduing crises and disturbances that affect neighboring communities simultaneously. In emergencies, involved parties – whether police, paramedics, community leaders or impacted individuals – need to be in constant communication with each other for ever-changing developments to ensure the safety of the affected communities. Through a presentation at this year’s Midwest Security and Police expo, retired police chief and co-founder of Evertel, Jeff Halstead, can detail the vitality of regional collaboration via real-time communications platforms to prevail in crises.

In a time when 93% of first responders say coordination between agencies is critical when responding to public safety crises, agencies cannot act alone in their crisis management. Effectively conducting cross-agency collaboration is vital to properly keeping our communities safe and secure. Sharing intelligence and deliberating on steps to act with neighboring agencies plays a critical role in faster apprehension of offenders and more robust crime prevention, which can be done by utilizing real-time communications platforms. This leads to resolving crime – alarming endangered citizens, determining suspects or locating fugitives – in an exponentially more effective and safe manner. In emergencies, firefighters or medical personnel can be involved alongside police agencies. In such cases, intel must be shared with involved organizations to allow them to act appropriately. Sharing information in real-time with assisting personnel will help support them in tending to affected citizens and preventing casualties. Simultaneously, regional collaboration enhances the ability to prevent misinformation from extending among citizens. As agencies are able to collaborate better, leaders can determine accurate intelligence on constantly developing emergencies and crises before sharing them with the larger society. Proactive prevention of crime is the cornerstone of a safe community. By collaborating on strategies for patrolling and collecting routine intelligence, agencies can ensure no aspect of neighboring communities goes unchecked.


  • Upon completion of the presentation, attendees will be accustomed to more efficient sharing of relevant and updated information to all necessary parties, better management of essential resources, officer safety as well as improving emergency preparedness ahead of the next disaster.
  • Attendees will observe how regional collaboration materializes in various contexts in law enforcement, from crisis situations to proactive prevention.

PRESENTER: Michael Chiocca, Midwest Forensic Consultants LLC
ROOM: North Pavilion 2/3

The increased use of video recording sensors immediately adjacent to law enforcement officers, such as body-worn and in-car cameras, combined with live, RTCC control city cameras and drone feeds, only escalate the complexity of the event reconstruction through video. A video demonstrative, or a single condensed video, guiding the viewer through the incident has multiple uses to an organization. Command force review, prosecutor analysis for charging purposes, and public release, upon redaction, for agency transparency. Many agencies often struggle with the required expertise and software required for a thorough and thoughtful delivery of a condensed video synopsis. A detailed explanation of the process and suggested methods with be discussed.


  • Participants will understand common challenges encountered by law enforcement agencies when conducting OIS investigations with multiple video sources.
  • Participants will understand best practices in the creation and dissemination of OIS videos.
  • Participants will have gained an understanding of the specific software used to complete the video demonstratives.

ROOM: North Pavilion 4

Provide insights, concepts, and skills to strengthen police leaders' and officers’ ability to navigate crises and conflict.

This training has integrated practical expertise and neuroscience with social psychology, wellness, and resilience insights to create the PEACE Crisis and Conflict Navigation Model - Preparation, Empathy, Active Listening, Courage & Compassion, and Engagement are the key ingredients. The model also frames crisis response through the lenses of time, team, and talent – focusing on the critical phases for preparation, action, support, and reporting - before, during, and after challenging incidents. The principles of the PEACE Model extend beyond crisis and conflict to benefit the advance of individual officer development and healthy workplace cultures.

PRESENTER: G. Michael Verden, The Lake Forest Group
ROOM: North Pavilion 5

No matter where you live in the world, a house of worship, whether a temple, church, synagogue, or mosque, should be safe from the evils, prejudices, and hate found in some members of society. These sanctuaries offer us a place of peace where people from different social, economic, political, and ethnic backgrounds can come together to unite in their common faith. But recent events have shown us that no place is immune to violence, and we need to be always acutely aware of our environment. People with criminal intent have attacked our sacred places and made them the scenes of tragic events in our country. By evaluating these past incidents, this presentation demonstrates what we can do to protect houses of worship and provide security for our sanctuaries.


  • You’ll learn how a security assessment establishes what you have in place and then determines what you need to protect the property, building, and occupants. The assessment identifies the physical, technical, procedural, and personnel security measures that must work together to protect the church, temple, synagogue, or mosque from risk—to keep the congregation and their visitors safe.
  • You’ll learn how both staff and visitors to a place of worship can have a role in improving security. The congregation can learn to develop their situational awareness and identify threats and early warning signs of potential violence. When people understand their roles in an emergency, they can help to ensure safety—which is only possible when they receive necessary preparation, planning, and training to respond to a crisis.
  • You’ll learn the procedures you need to keep people safe from every kind of incident—especially since most security and emergency plans rarely cover everything that might be required. Adaptable to circumstances, innovative, and, when necessary, improvisational, an all-hazards approach provides a definitive framework to prepare and respond to a wide variety of emergencies such as armed security, access control, lockdown procedures, safe rooms, evacuation, emergency exits, and relocation areas, among others.

PRESENTERS: Adam Kavanaugh, Cindy Malott, The Foundation United
ROOM: North Pavilion 1

“Familial Sex Trafficking” presents a distinct set of investigational challenges due to unique victim dynamics. Although “Familial” is a statistically common form of trafficking it is rarely addressed in a comprehensive manner in standard sex trafficking educational presentations. This presentation provides an in depth look at “Familial Sex Trafficking" from identification through to response. This presentation will include practical guidance on effective familial trafficking as well as effective victims’ interviews, evidentiary considerations, and collaborative strategies to improve victim engagement and cooperation. We will utilize a case study with generational implications highlighting multi-generational trafficking dynamics and the complicating impact on the investigation and victim cooperation.


  • Attendees of the presentation will learn the dynamics of familial trafficking including indicators “red flags” through the lens of a case study highlighting the complicated nature of these cases.
  • Those attending will gain better understand the demand side of familial trafficking as well.
  • Practical strategies for effective familial trafficking victim interviews as well as benefits of multi-disciplinary victim engagement will be discussed.

ROOM: North Pavilion 2/3

This presentation provides a thoroughly researched and solid foundation of the best practices for handling Officer-Involved Death incidents and investigations for law enforcement executives, command-level personnel, supervisors, investigators, and officers. Dan has worked extensively with numerous Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) units, Union OIS attorney specialists, OIS prosecutors, private OIS defense attorneys, and many Chiefs, Detectives, and Forensics professionals throughout the state to develop a "Best Practices" framework.


The goal of this presentation is to provide law enforcement investigators, supervisors, commanders, and executives, as well as prosecutors with the best practices of managing and investigating OIS/OID incidents so that they will be operationally and procedurally prepared to effectively handle these high-risk events.

Some of the main areas of discussion are:

  • Various policy, procedural, and investigative requirements, and options that agencies will need to consider prior to these events occurring.
  • Response to the initial scene of the OIS/OID event.
  • The duties and responsibilities of the On-Scene Supervisor (OSS)
  • What the officer(s) involved in the deadly incident should expect from the investigation.
  • Various OID Case Studies that demonstrate some of the issues and challenges of handling these types of incidents.

PRESENTER: Gene Katz, Colorado Technical University-College of Security Studies
ROOM: North Pavilion 4

Designed for all levels of law enforcement, this workshop is a hands-on, practical presentation, featuring simple, do-it-yourself Experiential exercises known to reduce anxiety, stress, and depression. Prior knowledge of or familiarity with Experiential techniques is not required, only a willingness to open up to new ideas and techniques that may seem unusual or unfamiliar. Accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation, and additional resources, participants will leave with some potent, tried and true, techniques that they can begin practicing right away.

Starting with a brief history of Experiential techniques — which are evidence-based treatments that have long been proven to be effective remedies for anxiety and stress — participants will learn how they can employ numerous straightforward methods, on their own, to address emotional tension, depression, aggravation, and other job-related pressures, utilizing nature, sound, breathing, relaxation exercises and other simple accessible practices.

PRESENTER: Tim Perry, 10-41 Incorporated
ROOM: North Pavilion 5

Today's law enforcement landscape is causing many to answer questions about career choices. We will gather Chiefs and other leaders to talk about their path and what to do when things take an unexpected turn. We will also discuss the mental health implications of our decision for the family as well as the individual.


  • Understand best practices of career path decisions
  • Learn through actual testimonies what to consider when leaving is the answer
  • Understand how healthy choices factor into your decision (fitness, nutrition, psychology, and sleep)
  • Receive a career change guide to help you successfully navigate your course.

PRESENTER: Lt. Jeff Hamer, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police
ROOM: North Pavilion 6

ILEAP 101 - The Basics of what accreditation is and isn't. Differences between State level (ILEAP) and National (CALEA) accreditations. Costs in dollars and administrative footprint. How to pick an Accreditation Manager. How to implement change / new policies. Using Power DMS as the electronic, remote platform to save time, trees, and money. Join 50+ agencies in IL.


  • What is Accreditation
  • How to apply
  • How to succeed at being an AM
  • How to succeed at implementing change/new policies

PRESENTER: Michael Chiocca, Midwest Forensic Consultants LLC
ROOM: North Pavilion 2/3

Real-Time Crime Centers (RTCC) provide law enforcement agencies access to a wide and expanding range of technologies. These technologies are force multipliers and assist in providing an efficient and effective response to indidents. However, an often-underutilized aspect of RTCC's is the software's use in post-incident investigations. Public/private partnerships utilizing video and license plate recognition technology add to the number of potential sensor connections. Law enforcement executives often have a difficult time choosing which sensors and platofrms live up to expectations. “Just good enough” technology causes self-inflicted wounds to organization during a critical incident. Along with those issues is the fact many agencies with RTCC's are not using the software to its potential due to a lack of training. Learn the latest trends in RTCC technology and training so your agency can make an informed decision.


  • At the culmination of the session, participants will understand common challenges encountered by law enforcement agencies when evaluating RTCC’s technologies.
  • At the culmination of the session, participants will understand which metrics should be used when evaluating RTCC technologies
  • At the culmination of the session, participants will have gained an understanding of the specific domain usage of RTCC software

ROOM: North Pavilion 4

Discover ways enforcement software can improve officer safety and reduce issuance time while eliminating human error. Learn how the right software solution can provide automation, increase collaboration, reduce your reliance on paper, and become the foundation of your municipality.


  • Learn how to streamline the entire adjudication process from issuance through project completion.
  • Discover new efficiencies that can be applied to your current department processes.
  • Empower officers with the most modernized enforcement tools.

PRESENTER: G. Michael Verden, The Lake Forest Group
ROOM: North Pavilion 5

The number of active shooter incidents in the United States continues to increase at an alarming rate with, tragically, no signs of slowing down. We’ve learned that no person or place is completely safe from these tragedies as they’ve happened in schools, churches, hospitals, theaters, and retail stores, among other locations. Has our country devolved into a society where gun violence occurs on such a frequent basis that it has become an acceptable risk, or can we work together to find a cure? While every situation is unique, we can learn from them and take steps to create a safer environment no matter where we are—home, work, and as we live our lives. When we employ an all-inclusive approach, we can look at the origin of these events, rather than focusing on the response to the event itself and try to determine appropriate intervention techniques. A preventative security methodology prioritizes identifying the origin and cause before an attack occurs


  • You’ll learn about the recent FBI report that studied 61 active shooter incidents in 2021 and offers correlated data such as annual statistics (2017 to 2021), shooter (age and gender), time (month and day), location (commerce and open), and casualties (wounded and killed). Additional resource information includes the investigation findings from active shooter incidents in Parkland, Florida and Uvalde, Texas.
  • You’ll learn that to protect against an active shooter, you need to identify individuals before they have the means, mindset, and motive to carry out their violence. Active shooter events are not spontaneous—individuals don’t just “snap” and set out on a killing spree. Instead, they are premeditated, planned, and, if you look closely enough, announced. Preventive steps include monitoring social media or inappropriate communications. These signs could indicate the immediate need to mitigate a potentially violent situation.
  • You’ll learn that a professional and holistic active shooter plan and threat management team will help you identify, assess, and manage a person exhibiting traits that can be categorized as pre-attack indicators which, without intervention, could manifest into violence. A multidisciplinary approach connects people up, down, and across your organization who can work together to prevent active shooter incidents. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, skill sets, and experience will work collaboratively to design an all-inclusive plan to mitigate this threat.
  • You’ll understand the importance of proposed changes to our current laws to protect against an active shooter including firearms sales, background checks, age requirements, mental health evaluations, bail thresholds, sentencing guidelines, assault weapons bans, large-capacity magazines restrictions, firearms safety training, and mandatory requalification courses, among other proposed legislation.

PRESENTER: Lt. Jeff Hamer, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police
ROOM: North Pavilion 6

For the experienced Accreditation Manager. This class will go into the nitty gritty of updating your Power DMS into the 3rd Edition, moving forward with SAFE-T Act compliance, and how to instill best Power DMS practices.

ILEAP 400 level class. Beginners welcome, but should take the 100 level course first.


  • Update to 3rd Edition
  • Open an Assessment
  • Review changes for SAFE-T Act compliance+E10:I10
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