Free Conference Program
The education and training program presents a broad mix of expertise from local, state and national agencies, private security professionals, together with authors, educators and other experts in security and law enforcement.
Everything offered at MSPCE is provided free to qualified public and private security professionals and public safety administrators.
2019 MSPCE Conference Sessions
As of 8/6/19, subject to change.
Presenters: Anastasios Goulos, PhD; Dr. Michael Stowers, PsyD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
This study intended to present prior research on Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and how they increase employee satisfaction and contribute to the success of an organization.
While a great number of individuals seek counseling every year, it can be a difficult decision to make. The act of seeking help is often hindered by stigmatization and confidentiality as well as the myths regarding the EAP.
As it relates to this research topic of EAPs within the Public Sector, it was revealed that Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) are known to be categorized in two factors that coincide with this profession as the following:
Superman factor suggests that LEOs do not want to be symbolized as weak-minded employees, as the Stigma factor is intrinsic to those who are fearful of others perception.
Presenter: Dave Beeman, Andy Frain Services, Inc.
(Sponsored by Illinois Security Professionals Association)
To safeguard people and property, many organizations are implementing security screening programs to find prohibited, illegal, stolen or dangerous items. The screening techniques and methods include metal detection, physical search (e.g. bag or package, pat-down, vehicle), trace detection, and x-ray technology. However, unless properly planned and implemented, these security screening programs may not be effective and, in some cases, may expose the organization to additional liability. This presentation will provide security practitioners guidance for implementing and managing an effective security screening program. Included will be SAFETY Act Certified considerations for selecting the appropriate screening methods and equipment, communicating the screening process, screening area design and staffing, record keeping and employee training, certification, and testing.
- Attendees will understand the basic principles of an effective security screening program and can apply those principles to plan, design and implement an effective security screening program of their own, or if they already have a screening program in place, apply them to assessing the effectiveness of their existing program.
- Attendees will understand the basic security screening methods, considerations for selecting the security screening equipment most appropriate for their organization, and be able to apply them to the selection of methods and/or equipment and to the management of their program.
Presenter: G. Michael Verden, The Lake Forest Group
This presentation will provide succinct and measurable processes to safeguard product, people, and property, as well as incorporate risk management strategies with specific guidelines that address theft, diversion, tampering, or intruders. An absolute necessity is a risk management strategy focused on a cross-functional approach from seed to sale, as the product moves internally and externally—along with cash. I will walk the audience through the various steps of design, implementation, and sustainable processes of a holistic risk management strategy and vision.
Presenter: Sandra Stibbards, Camelot Investigations
All companies, agencies and individuals utilize the internet for research & open source investigations whether preparing for EP detail, conduct risk / threat assessments, due diligence on your client or target, auditing your business and employees. The highest priority is to secure your identity, maintain privacy, keep your system safe, & protect your information. Before maneuvering in and out of websites and databases, be sure you’re not giving up everything about you and your business or providing vulnerabilities for easy access to your information. This session will offer resources, tools, downloads to help secure your identity, activity and information while online, teaching you to maneuver covertly. Bring your laptop or tablet for a hands-on experience.
Presenter: Sev Meneshian, CFP®, Public Retirement Planners
The traditional “use it or lose it” type of long-term policies are virtually a thing of the past. Learn how most long-term care planning is now done with the “hybrid” approach of using an existing or new life insurance policy combined with a long-term care rider so you can protect your retirement savings.
- Learn how 5 different clients planned for their long-term care needs using the “hybrid” approach
- Learn how to convert an old life insurance policy into a hybrid policy that will pay for long-term care without breaking the bank
- Review the basics of long-term care planning
Presenters: Gerald Schmidt; Michelle Wilson, Life Scene Investigations
While television programs such as “Who Do You Think You Are?” have generated a higher level of interest and awareness on behalf of the public regarding traditional genealogy, recent Cold Cases resolved by combining DNA evidence and Genetic Genealogy, such as the Golden State Killer and April Tinsley murder in Indiana, have fired the public’s interest to a whole new level. But what are the methods by which a Genetic Genealogist develops an investigative lead using DNA? Should they be considered by local law enforcement as possible best practices during the course of active murder investigations and other serious crimes including rape and armed robbery?
Followed by an overview of the parallels between Crime Scene Investigation and traditional genealogy for historical context, we will define and explore the more recent evolution of Genetic Genealogy which, if applied, may have the potential of uncovering new information pertaining to a crime victim’s life circumstances – including their personal relationships. Not only might an expanded awareness of these facts yield new insights into a crime’s motive, means or opportunity – elements required in any successful prosecution, it might also produce new investigative lead(s).
Although commercial, direct-to-consumer sites are strictly off-limits to law enforcement, the methods used by genetic genealogists can occasionally be successfully applied using data in the public domain. We will discuss why the GEDMatch/Genesis database has been successful in determining familial context of DNA crime scene evidence even in cases where reliance upon CODIS alone has not.
Where do we go from here? Can or should standards and protocols be developed in order to expand collaboration between local law enforcement and the growing fields of both traditional and Genetic Genealogy? If so, what are the challenges inherent in the evolution of such a relationship?
To that end, a Question & Answer period will follow the presentation which will hopefully serve as the catalyst for an ongoing dialog between Illinois’ law enforcement leaders and their respective genealogical communities.
- Understand the parallels between Crime Scene Investigation and traditional genealogy.
- Understand how methods pioneered to identify bio-parents are being applied to the analysis of crime scene DNA in an effort to uncover possible incriminating or exonerating information.
- Understand how methods applied to identifying an ancestor’s friends, associates and neighbors; genealogically referred to as a person’s “FAN Club,” can play a role in re-defining a crime’s motive, means and opportunity and potentially developing new investigative leads.
- Learn about the development of Genetic Genealogy – a field in its’ infancy, by citizen scientist genealogists.
- As with any Subject Matter Expert, learn how to determine the competency of a genealogist by examining their training, skill(s), experience and achievements in compliance with industry standards.
Presenter: Thomas Carnevale, Umbrella Technologies
A video surveillance project can be a daunting task, primarily due to the number of factors that determine the best camera to use. Many facilities from police departments to court houses already have IT infrastructure, which will need to support the cameras you select. The desired image quality and surveillance environment will also determine the camera’s desired performance characteristics including wireless intersection, internet trading or covert applications. However, the performance of surveillance cameras must be weighed against cost, including the initial cost of the camera and ongoing costs of storing the video. This security camera installation workshop is primarily geared for managers and administrators to perform cost savings due diligence before the RFP is released.
- How to plan for installation utilizing exhibits architecture and prevent ‘Change-Orders” & reduce electromagnetic (EM) interference
- What are Open-Standards and why it should be a mandatory line-item in your RFP
- Best Practices for long-term reliability
- Storage, Frames-Per-Second & Image Resolution- What does my application need?
- How to filter the brands and features to come up with a standard & who should be on my ‘Blacklist’ (yes you need one)
- How to prevent the #1 frustration of end-users of video surveillance
*Each attendee will receive a worksheet that allows them take what they learned in the workshop and go back to their facility to plan a successful video surveillance project.
Presenter: Jacob Ehrensaft, Lawyer
Learn about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and guardianship. Take the first step to create or update a plan that is appropriate for you. Attorney Jacob K. Ehrensaft will explain how to ensure your final wishes can be protected. This program will discuss how to select the correct person to make healthcare and financial decisions on your behalf when you cannot. The importance of updating existing documents to reflect changes in the law and personal circumstances shall also be reviewed.
In an estate planning presentation, I explain the importance of wills, trusts, powers of attorney living wills, probate and guardianship. Issues that I cover include:
- Who will make healthcare and financial decisions for someone if they become incapacitated?
- Who will care for minor children if something happens to their parents?
- Should living wills be used in Illinois?
- How to make sure children are treated fairly if not all of them are the biological children of both parents?
- How often should a will and trust be reviewed?
- Under what circumstances should a will or trust be changed?
- What are the advantages of using a living trust over a simple will?
- What is the best way to provide for a beneficiary with disabilities/special needs?
- Is your will or trust outdated?
- Changes in state and federal estate taxes
- Changes for powers of attorney in Illinois
Presenter: Kyle Nalibowski, Fire Cam Police and Fire Solutions
We will show actual videos of drones in action and how a department can implement them to:
- Identify threats with high-resolution, FLIR thermal, and night-vision capabilities.
- Find suspects or victims faster.
- Search large areas in minutes instead of hours.
- Use cases include evidence detection, suspect/fugitive tracking, scene assessment during standoffs or hostage situations.
- Crime scene preservation and re-creation using 3D mapping and imaging technology.
- Accident scene assessment, traffic management, and crowd surveillance.
- Storm recovery/damage assessments, evaluating road conditions, and coordinating resources during natural disasters.
Presenter: Dan Roach, Retired ISP Captain, Kelley Protective Services
Dan will present a thoroughly-researched and solid foundation of the best practices for handling Officer-Involved Death incidents and investigations for police Chiefs, Supervisors, Officers, and Investigators. Dan and his team have worked extensively with numerous Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) units, Union OID attorney specialists, OID prosecutors, private OID defense attorneys, and many Chiefs, Detectives, and Forensics professionals throughout the state in order to develop a “Best Practices” framework.
The goal of this presentation is to provide law enforcement officers, supervisors, and executives with the best practices of handling OID incidents and of investigating OID incidents so that they will be operationally, procedurally, and psychologically prepared should they ever become involved in one of these events.
Some of the main areas of discussion will be:
- Response to the initial scene of the OID event;
- What the officer(s) involved in the deadly incident should expect from the investigation;
- Various policy, procedural, and investigative options that Chiefs will need to consider prior to these events occurring;
- Some OID Case Studies that demonstrate some of the issues and challenges of handling these types of incidents.
- Framework of OID Best Practices that you can build on.
- Provide specific OID policy/practice-related issues that you will need to consider carefully for your own department (e.g. Alcohol/Drug testing, OID unit choice, Shutting off cameras, etc).
- Initial responsibilities of On-Scene Supervisor
- Basic investigative tasks of OID Investigators
Present some sample OID cases
Presenters: Officer Jack Barba, Bensenville PD; Arson Dog Zoe
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 are able to use “scent discrimination”.
Presenters: Deputy Chief Eric Ousley, Hines VA Police; Anita Carmona Caravelli, Hines VA Social Work Manager of Suicide Prevention and Bernie Searcy, Hines VA Social Worker
This training is aimed to educate first responders to approach veterans in crisis, understand deployment issues, PTSD, suicide prevention and other mental health issues facing Veterans. Our goal is to provide first responders with information, practical tips and VA resources.
Presenter: Samuel-Louis Bandy, Jr. CPP, Elsinore Security Services
This presentation will be a basic overview of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, as originally outlined by C. Ray Jeffries and Tim Crowe. It will give a brief overview of the history, the basic core concepts, and practical applications in various venues. This year, there will be an emphasis on the twin concepts of Order maintenance and Physical Maintenance and how they must work together to insure community or facility security.
Attendees will be given basic information on the core concepts of CPTED, as well as visual examples of CPTED in use and applications, and how it can also work with other disciplines to prevent crime. Attendees will also be introduced to various resources available to enhance physical security with the use of CPTED.
Presenter: Dan Roach, Retired ISP Captain, Kelley Protective Services
Presenter: Ed Wojcicki, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police
The “hero’s journey,” though not widely known, has its roots in ancient mythology and is as current as great movies like Dances With Wolves, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Star Wars.
The hero’s journey is also the cop’s story.
Coined by Joseph Campbell, the “hero’s journey” is a path of ups and downs taken by thousands of people in every culture and every era of history. That path might feel personal and unique – and it is – but it’s also a universal journey. There are common stages along the journey that are easy to predict, beginning with a call to adventure, then facing and overcoming challenges (including the naysayers who seem to be on your case every day), and finally returning to your normal existence, wiser and transformed.
You will see in the hero’s journey why you feel stuck from time to time, or even for long periods of time, and you will have an “Aha!” moment when you see how common and predictable it is to finally emerge from that feeling, and how others have done it. You might experience an astonishingly higher level of energy and purpose.
Learning about the hero’s journey can help you understand why you felt a calling to be in law enforcement in the first place, how you can think differently about the challenges of law enforcement, and how to approach your career and your life with a more positive outlook. It is possible. You will see the faces of people you know in what Campbell called “The Hero With a Thousand Faces.”
And as a leader, you will understand better how to mentor others through the same journey.
Presenter: Daniel McDevitt, P4 Security Solutions
(sponsored by the ILACP Public Private Liaison Committee)
- The importance of pre-planning prior to the end of a public safety career
- How to prepare for a new career in the private security industry
- What private security positions are available?
- Job hunting tips and clues
- Resume preparation
- Interview strategies
Presenters: Matthew Plowman, Kevin Skalicky, Viridian Weapon Technologies
Weapon-Mounted Cameras are now being tested and implemented in hundreds of law enforcement agencies around the country as a supplement or alternative to Body Camera programs. This presentation will be a combination of lecture, case study and demonstration of Weapon-Mounted Cameras, including background information and analysis associated with the advantages of the devices presented by the manufacturer’s General Counsel and Law Enforcement relations director. This will include details on the history of deployment for this new evidence platform with various police agencies around the country and how the technology relates and interacts with body camera and other video evidence recording platforms.
Objectives are to give police agencies considering implementation of Weapon-Mounted Cameras or adding to current video evidence programs detailed information on the potential advantages of Weapon-Mounted cameras as an option and how this new technology can be integrated as a supplement or optional alternative to Body Cameras.
Presenter: Dr. Robert Marsh, Clinical Psychologist
In studying PTSD from a historical perspective, one can quickly conclude that LEO’s are a part of a larger group of individuals who have always been more likely to develop symptoms, and suffer long lasting effects of this condition. Warriors across the ages have been susceptible and afflicted by this problem due to the unique nature of their stressful experiences, and have all too often gone misunderstood due to the very nature of those unique experiences being so alien to society in general (regardless of their time in history). This topic will focus on how “Wellness” as it has recently emerged as a global approach to understanding prevention and treatment of PTS in the Law Enforcement community may also have brought us to a point where the word “Disorder” applies only when it appears in it’s most severe form. In other words, in the future we will likely conceptualize PTS and PTSD as different points on a continuum. Is it possible to change our thinking as we continue to respect PTS in our collective historical consciousness of warrior science, and yet move into an evolving understanding of PTS vs PTSD, in the context of mindfulness and wellness, including new choices of resiliency, reactivity, management, and treatment? Will it change how we make daily choices about diet, nutrition, exercise, and a host of other choices affecting resiliency? Will it change how we make choices about immediate post critical incident reactions and management? Will it change how we make choices in treatment? The practical answer to all of these is already yes.
Presenter: John Chambers, AT&T
FIrstNet is a dedicated broadband/mobility network for first responders and the companies that support them.
Learn about FirstNet and how all first responders and the organizations that support them can take advantage.
Presenter: Jeff Hammer, Macomb Police Department
This course is designed to provide information about ILEAP accreditation so Chiefs / Commanders can decide if ILEAP is right for their agency. (Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program)
Content will cover the ILEAP process, fees, administrative work load, Power DMS and other topics. There will be ample time for question and answers.
Presenter: Amber Schroader, Paraben Corporation
Smartphones are more than just messages and phone calls they are the Apps that rule their data. Many users have moved to third party Apps to be able to attempt to hide data from potential investigations. In a sea of millions of Apps it is important to learn how to find the App and then view the data in a parsed and unparsed form.
- Understand smartphone collection issues
- Review of the latest firmwares and how they change evidence
- Process of App data from optimal to trouble shooting
Presenters: Lauren Weisner, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority; Rosie Gianforte, Department of Human Services, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery
Police can, and in Illinois are required by law, to carry and administer naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug. This presentation describes a recent survey of Illinois police chiefs on the nature and scope of naloxone administration and distribution; their policy and practices; and their attitudes and beliefs on naloxone. Researchers obtained responses from a representative sample of 82 police departments in Illinois. This presentation will also feature information on the Illinois Department of Human Services’, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR) – Drug Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP). This is a voluntary enrollment program consisting of over a hundred programs and municipalities serving Illinois residents. Since most overdoses occur in the home, friends and family of individuals with opioid use disorders are often present which is why it’s important for them to have naloxone kits. Many police departments are expanding how they distribute naloxone by being trained as a DOPP, offering naloxone kits in their communities, and further saving lives.
At the end of this presentation, the audience will be able to:
- Understand the administration of naloxone throughout the state of Illinois by police departments.
- Understand the attitudes and beliefs of police departments in Illinois regarding the use and implementation of naloxone administration.
- Recognize the barriers that departments face when implementing or administrating naloxone.
- Understand the policies and procedures that police departments have regarding Naloxone administration.
- Understand what a Drug Overdose Prevention Program (DOPP) is, the importance of becoming a DOPP, and how departments can register as a DOPP and obtain naloxone kits.
Presenter: Tim Perry, President, 10-41 Incorporated
Understanding our own Resilience Factor is key to managing thoughts, performance, and reducing anxiety. Resilience in leaders can be measured and improved by understanding your dominant Leadership Styles (LS), knowing your target Culture Climate (CC), and validating your Emotional Intelligence (EQ). In this session, you will assess your Resilience Factor so that you can become a more mindful leader for the organization. (NEMERT Approved)
Learning is the key to growing. When we stop learning, we stop living. In our time together, you will understand, assess, and learn how to improve three critical areas that make a high impact leader in law enforcement:
- Six Dominant Leadership Styles (LS)and how each plays a factor in everyday living and crisis situations.
- Six Culture Climates that every leader must know currently and what they are trying to move to in order for the organization to be effective in command and control environments.
- Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the understanding of Self-Awareness so that you can better grow your Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management. The four factors will make or break a career. Understanding how to harness the value of EQ is a physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual factor in becoming an effective leader.
Presenters: Officer Jack Barba, Bensenville PD; Arson Dog Zoe
Presenter: Jeff Hammer, Macomb Police Department
This course will provide training to develop seasoned Accreditation Managers into ILEAP assessors. Course is open to anyone interested in assessing for ILEAP.
Overview of ILEAP process; File Review; On Site Assessments; Mock Assessments; Files and Proofs
Presenter: Darci Flynn, Heartland Human Care Services
This presentation will cover the legal definitions of human trafficking, industries where trafficking takes place, and tips on how to identify survivors. It will cover these topics through a trauma-informed lens and be based in a multi-disciplinary approach to identifying and responding to survivors. Finally, the presentation will cover services and resources available to survivors including legal and social services.
- Understand how to identify survivors of human trafficking using trauma-informed interviewing
- Equip attendees with resources and tools to identify and respond to survivors
- Provide resources and services to ensure survivors are connected to what they need
- Understand trauma and how to respond responsibly through a trauma-informed, human rights based approach
Presenters: Jessica Reichert, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority; Eric Guenther, Mundelein Police Department
Individuals with opioid and other substance use disorders often come to the attention of the police and police agree that arrest is not always the best option to address the underlying issues leading to criminal behavior. This presentation will share information on a relatively new police program—a police-led addiction treatment referral program—that allows individuals to voluntarily enter a police station and ask for assistance in accessing treatment. A police chief, will offer insights into the implementation and operation of A Way Out, a county-wide program in Illinois which has helped over 500 individuals access treatment. Although these programs have been promoted as one way to help individuals suffering from substance use disorders—particularly in light of the opioid crisis—by linking them to treatment and reduce the likelihood of further contact with the criminal justice system, little evidence exists on whether these programs achieve these goals. Researchers will offer study findings in which they compared arrest outcomes of those who were referred to treatment through a police department to those referred other ways (i.e., the court, healthcare providers, family members, and self-referral directly to treatment). Researchers found individuals referred to treatment through other means had greater odds of post-discharge arrest compared to program participants and a high percentage of the program participants completed the residential treatment to which they were referred.
- Discuss police-led addiction treatment referral programs and how they operate.
- Recognize the role police can play as a linkage point to addiction services.
- Describe arrest outcomes from an evaluation of a police-led addiction treatment referral program.
- Identify implications for policy and practice regarding police-led addiction treatment referral programs.
Presenters: Mike Millitt, retired Buffalo Grove PD, Andy Whowell, retired Arlington Heights Police Department
Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is a national human-care ministry embracing the unique, calming nature and skills of purebred Golden Retrievers.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are working animals, trained to interact with people of all ages and circumstances who are suffering and in need. The dogs participate in scheduled and special events. Dogs are permanently placed with churches, schools and other ministries involved in Christian human care by LCC.
Presenters: Phil Coyne and Frank Rodgers, Critical Response Group
Critical Response Group, Inc. will present a mapping solution that was born from lessons learned by US Special Operation Forces (USSOF) overseas and has been transitioned for use by domestic public safety professionals. A simple, yet sophisticated, communication and collaboration tool called a Collaborative Response Graphic® (CRG®) is useable under stress – regardless of safety discipline – to coordinate an emergency response both inside and outside a building. The strength of a CRG is its open-ended use across sectors during safety planning for buildings and special events or when deployed spontaneously for dynamic and emerging situations. CRGs improve the quickness of a public safety response and enhance command and control and have been built for educational facilities, malls, corporate buildings, hospitals, airports, sports stadiums and special events throughout the country and are used by thousands of public safety professionals at all levels of government.