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.
Paul Ohm, Senior Director of Security Operations – Monterrey Security
Moving into the private sector of corporate security is a natural progression in the professional career of many law enforcement individuals. While efforts to stressing the commonality of interest between private and public justice are ongoing, there are still glaring differences regarding legal authority, rights, and obligations. This program is designed to assist in the transition by identifying some of the challenges and solutions for a successful transition.
After completing this session, attendees will be able to:
- Understand the cultural and organizational dynamics of the private sector environment
- Discern what businesses are looking for
- Avoid what businesses are not looking for
- Design effective resumes
- Implement the power of networking
- Understand private security organizations and Certifications
- Decide on proper private security career choices such as Security Operations, Security Technology & Consulting, Executive Protection Asset Protection, Event Security Operations Centers, Risk Mitigation and Crisis Management.
Sharon McGloin, Experiential Alternatives
Compassion Fatigue, also known as vicarious trauma, is a condition characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. It is common among professionals that work in a helping profession. This session will provide strategies for managing stress and finding balance in your life.
Participants will design a plan that will assist with managing stress and put them on a path to work/life balance.
Sev Meneshian, CFP®, Public Retirement Planners, LLC
Many Baby Boomers in law enforcement have seen a close family member struggle with long-term care. Whether the need for care is caused by dementia or just natural wear and tear, most in law enforcement aren’t prepared to deal with the high (and rising) costs of long-term care. With costs running between $30,000 and $90,000 a year, your 457 plan and other savings are at risk. During this presentation, you will learn how to affordably offset your biggest risk in retirement.
During this lecture, you will learn how to prepare yourself and your family against the high (and rising) cost of long-term care. You will learn how to use your 457 plan to affordably offset potential long-term care expenses. You will also learn how the HELPS provision makes it very affordable to guard your 457 plan and other savings against long-term care expenses.
Deanna Shoss, M.A., Intercultural Talk
Community engagement is a critical component of building community trust. Traditional tactics include community events and partnerships. Nowadays, particularly to engage with young audiences, it is critical to think of both “real world” community and to use digital tools to extend the life of community reach and to promote programs on line.
This fast-paced workshop will start with strategy but is designed for participants to leave with ready-to-implement ideas in their own communities, including:
- Best practice/effective programs from across the county
- New, easy to implement ideas for every day connection in your own community
- Identifying and engaging partners for joint planning with community.
Action and Tactics
Lectures and exercises in this workshop will leave participants knowing how to:
- Create fun, feel good events and programs to engage the community
- Initiate and sustain dynamic community partnerships
- Evaluate programs to grow and improve for the future
And end with a peek into online digital and social strategies to promote events and engage the local community.
Christopher Cooper, Attorney
Both police officers and police chiefs share frustration with police board-commission disciplinary processes. Few jurisdictions have an arbitrator model available. Mistakes by police chiefs are all too common when attempting to discipline and terminate officers. Not surprisingly, in Indiana and Illinois, law enforcement board decisions are routinely overturned by courts. Additionally, mistakes by officers and their lawyers do not make things much better. There is no shortage of officers who can assert their termination was the result of lawyer incompetence and poor trial strategy. Last by not least, are the mayors and their appointed board members who understandably run into difficulty, since their decisions to terminate officers are seen in whole or part by a reviewing Court as an abuse of discretion. This session, presented by an experienced attorney (an FOP Legal Defense Plan Attorney) instructs cops, chiefs, mayors and board members how to be successful in their respective roles in law enforcement board disciplinary processes.
- For Chiefs: Showing how to cause discipline or termination of an officer that is not likely to be overturned by a court.
- For Officers: Showing you how to be assured with a high degree of certainty, that you can cause your chief’s discipline in excess of five days or termination of you, to be overturned by a court.
- For Mayors and Board Members: Showing each of you how not to botch and bungle the process, making it more likely that your (the Board’s) decision is not overturned.
Tim Perry, President, 10-41 Incorporated
The Resilient Life workshop was created to help law enforcement at any level understand the power of resilience in their personal and professional life. This is a unique experience that will introduce a hidden tool into the life of law enforcement. The tool is known as “emotional intelligence”. This presentation is for officers of every function and level. We have a dynamic presenter, action videos, and cutting edge tools that you can bring back to the station for immediate impact.
The objectives of resilience can be applied to the department, the beat, and the home for immediate impact.
- Understand how to use Emotional Intelligence to better manage outcomes of self, relationships, and the community.
- Assess yourself and learn new ways to strengthen your use of “Perspectives” to make better decisions.
- Improve decision making skills by utilizing the 10-41 P.I.E.S. Wellness method to problem solving.
Kieth Chval, Esq., Principal, Protek Int’l.
Straightforward and practical examples of computer forensics and cyber investigations taken from actual investigations conducted in both the private sector and with various law enforcement agencies.
Lt. Jeff Hamer, Macomb PD
This session will cover topics such as accreditation terminology, benefits, what to expect, the accreditation process, editing policy, finding proofs, and the on-site assessment.
Dr. Robert Marsh Clinical Pychologist
Danny McGuire, Jr. Assistant Professor, National Louis University
Law Enforcement Professionals are faced with a tremendous amount of stress in these difficult times. Targeted attacks on Law Enforcement have led to more line of duty deaths, a rise in violent crimes against law enforcement and contributed to police suicide in some cases. Many officers find it difficult to balance these stress along with every day realities and other life roles. This seminar will identify strategies and resources that may enhance the participant’s abilities to handle stress, balance life roles and explore positive stress release techniques.
– Learn self-assessment techniques
– Recognize when stress effects health
– Positive outreach for stress management
DonZoufal, SDI, Legal Advisor, ILACP
Jonathan Lewin, Chief, Chicago PD
This session will provide a discussion of recent achievements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sponsored Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) initiative in mapping a path forward for the use of analytics and policy development to enhance public safety. An overview of the Chicago Police Department’s real-time Decision Support System (DSS) will be provided, along with a discussion of strategies and challenges for the effective integration of cameras, gunshot detection sensors, computer aided dispatch (CAD) events, license plate recognition (LPR) data, and a number of other data sources into a situational awareness platform for decision support.
Marc Rohde, AIA, Legat Architects
Jay Johnson, AIA, Legat Architects
Experience the College of DuPage’s Homeland Security Training Institute, a Midwestern epicenter for first responder training. A panel of educators, law enforcement professionals, and architects explore the only “multifaceted all hazards” training campus within 1,200 miles. Discover how many police departments use unique spaces including an indoor tactical village, a video simulation zone, an interior firing range, a 911 call center training lab, and much more.
- Investigate latest trends in law enforcement training ranging from disaster preparedness to counterterrorism and emergency response
- Discover how current societal needs and challenges impact the public safety training curriculum
- Assess your department’s training resources and capabilities
- Examine the relationship between architectural design and law enforcement education
Jessica Reichert, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Jac Charlier, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Police administrators across the country are recognizing the need to connect individuals with whom they come into contact in the community to evidence-based treatment to better address the large social and economic burden of substance use disorders (SUD), a chronic and relapsing condition. Police frequently encounter substance-using individuals and their families in the community, and often have repeat contacts with individuals suffering from SUD. This presentation will share different police agency responses and models which can strengthen police-community relations and save money.
Following this presentation, the participants/officers will know about harm reduction, crime desistance, overdose reversal, and deflection/ diversion initiatives.
After this presentation, participants/officers will be able to use what is learned in their day-to-day work, as well as share promising models for larger scale implementation in their police departments.
After attending, participants/officers will understand the benefits these models bring to their police force and community resulting in improved community relations.
Lt. Jeff Hamer, Macomb PD
This session will cover topics such as the accreditation process, determining proofs, how to conduct a file review, how to conduct a mock, how to conduct an on-site assessment and preparing the final report.
George Mitchell, Past President, Illinois NAACP
Jake Davis, AIA, LEED AP, Principal Architect, DLR Group
Shona O’Dea, Building Performance Analyst, DLR Group
In troubled times between police and community relations the impact on the holistic wellness of the police officer is called into question, disliked for the uniform they wear. In this presentation we will present the problem and challenges it presents, present case studies of strategies for how buildings can create environments that foster wellness, as well as the costs and benefits of these strategies. We will relate these lessons to other key governmental workspaces with concrete examples. There will be orientation to key wellness metrics and tracking procedures, along with applicable programs.
- To better understand the challenges that face police officers in troubled times
- Steps you can make to make your building a healthy place to work
- Impact on buildings on occupant productivity
Michael Ross, MPR Protection Consultants LLC
JoAnn Robinson, MPR Protection Consultants LLC
Home and Apartment Protection Planning. Vehicle Operation Tactics. Individual Protection Strategies While Walking and Jogging. Proactive Fear Management.
This program will increase individual safety and security awareness, strategies and tactics during a person’s daily life routine.
Don Zoufal, University of Chicago, Legal Advisor, ILACP
This session will include an examination of emerging technologies that security and law enforcement professionals are looking at to address a range of protection, investigative and operational challenges. It will look at technologies like social media monitoring, video analytics, wearable technologies, acoustic sensors, and drones. Discussion will address legal and policy challenges in utilizing these tools and address the development of platforms to integrate these tools so they can support real time and forensic activities.
Chief Danny Langloss,Dixon PD
Addiction and mental illness are two of the most serious and complex issues facing local law enforcement. Illinois has been hit hard by the national opiate epidemic. Drug overdose is now the number 1 cause of accidental death in the United States. To complicate the issue of addiction, more than 80% of those who suffer from addiction have a dual diagnosis mental health disorder.
This presentation will focus on a new, innovative, proactive crime-fighting strategy currently being utilized my more than 200 police departments in over 30 states. The Safe Passage Initiative is a deflection program that places people suffering from addiction into treatment instead of jail. This program is reducing crime, relapse, and restoring families.
Tim Perry, President, 10-41 Incorporated
- General Knowledge of a Healthy or Unhealthy Culture
- Assessing current Police culture (Survey, Interviews, etc.)
- Agreeing on the best culture for your law enforcement (types)
- Leadership Styles that match cultures
- Emotional Intelligence for law enforcement
- Changing the culture
- Maintaining the culture
- Measuring success
A very interactive session designed to educate, assess, and plan for the future.
Rob Schield, Public Safety UAV Aerial Specialists, Firecam
Shawn Ferguson, Public Safety UAV Aerial Specialists, Firecam
Police and Fire Departments across the U.S. are implementing drone technology today as it is easier and safer to deploy an inexpensive UAV instead of placing officers in harm’s way. They are able to identify threats with high-resolution, FLIR thermal, and night-vision capabilities and find suspects or victims faster while searching 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 recreation 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.
- Commercial structure fires or hazmat incidents.
We welcome you to come and watch actual video footage of these scenarios and to learn more on how this new inexpensive drone technology can contribute to the success of your operations.
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.
10:30 to 1045
Opening remarks by NAACP President Haley, Chairman Moore and Vice President, Springfield Branch Austin Randolph
10:45 am to 11:30 am
Enhancing public safety for our police officers by training citizen the law and how to interact when there is a citizen/Police encounter
Screening of the video produced by Flex Your Rights that train citizen how to use their constitutional rights when stopped the police and how to avoid behavior that pose danger for themselves and the police. We will show 30 minute of the production, produced in Springfield by PBS Television station WSEC, with a panel including Mayor Langfelder, Limey Nargelenas, Robert Moore, Austin Randolph, Tony Williams and a live audience. We have trained over 1200 citizen and some members of the Springfield Police Department, the Illinois Chiefs, the City of Decatur, the NAACP and many groups and organizations
11:30 am to 12 Noon
Police and Communities Building Relationships — 21st Century Solutions for Police and African American Communities to reduce tension, conflicts, deaths, and build relationships
Stef Schurman, Axon Sr. Regional Manager
Jeff Goolsby, Regional Rep-Steel Town
This session will provide a general overview of body worn camera (BWC) technology and what it means to you. We will look at recent case studies of successful BWC programs as well as highlight key aspects that agencies should consider when planning for a BWC program.
Kenneth Larson, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Terrorist Screening Center
The purpose of this presentation is to educate Law Enforcement personnel about the Terrorist Watchlist and how to respond to encounters with Known or Suspected Terrorists (KSTs). The Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) emphasizes the importance of partnering with local, state, tribal, territorial, and federal law enforcement agencies to enhance officer safety and maximize our shared success in managing the Terrorist Watchlist.
This presentation includes topics such as: identifying and knowing when and how to respond to the TSC banner when a potential KST hit appears during any query of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), understanding the importance of contacting the TSC’s 24/7 Operations Center in order to enhance officer safety and confirm the identity of the KST, understanding the key role the law enforcement officer plays in collecting intelligence during the encounter and the potential value the information has in U.S. counterterrorism efforts, and identifying ways law enforcement partners can receive intelligence products from the TSC.
The TSC provides connectivity between Law Enforcement, Fusion Centers, Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, and International Partners on the Terrorist Watchlist, Transnational Organized Crime, National Security Threat, Biometrics, and other key topics related to counterterrorism efforts.
Joseph Fitzgerald, Sergeant, Berwyn Police Department
The first pillar of the 21st Century on Policing Presidential Task Force paper focuses on building trust and legitimacy with the public and has provided recommendations and action items, but has not really defined tools and tactics that progressive law enforcement leaders can use. This presentation will focus on two closely related topics. The first topic introduces the use of a measured assessment which determines the “warrior” or “guardian” mindset of law enforcement professionals while the latter half presents the integration of a heavily researched communication model that has been known to increase engagement and empathy.
Participants will be exposed to generalized topics related to leadership typology, communication methodologies and emotional intelligence, but more importantly be shown how to practically integrate these conceptual topics into their particular agency. Participants will be shown how to use a never before publicized behavioral assessment to determine the “warrior” / “guardian” mindset of their employees and how to integrate a 7 step communication model for increased community engagement and legitimacy. This program will combine both lecture and a hands-on session to provide progressive leaders with topics, tools and tactics to better address upcoming challenges related to building trust and legitimacy with the communities we serve.
Brian Meade, AIA LEED AP — National Public Safety Facility Segment Leader
Jonathan Tallman, AIA – Regional IL Public Safety Facility Segment Leaderr
When police departments outgrow their current facilities or need upgrades, the options for facility improvements can involve renovations, additions, or building new. This presentation will explore each option through a series of case studies that will highlight the issues that led each department to their final solution.
Participants will learn:
- How an existing facilities conditions report & space needs study can guide future smart decisions.
- How phasing options can affect the final solution.
- How joining forces with another municipal agency may be the ticket to a new facility.
- How to think outside the box regarding adaptive re-use of other structures within the community.
Iain Lopata, Stan Taylor, Aerial Metrics Inc
After two years using small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) and aerial photogrammetry for crash investigation, we will share real world experience working with public safety agencies and private consultants to transform the processes for forensic measurement and scene documentation We will review results from day and night scenes, locations with extreme weather conditions, rural and suburban environments, open interstate highways and more. We will offer practical advice on how to adopt sUAS and aerial photogrammetry to deliver improved results in your crash investigation operations.
- Understand the legal and regulatory framework that control drone operations
- Learn the practical benefits of sUAS and aerial photogrammetry
- Understand the investments in training and equipment required to establish an effective drone operation
- Learn the challenges and opportunities that this new technology presents based upon extensive real world operational deployment