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2022 NSA Winter Conference
J.W. Marriott Washington DC
Washington, DC


Exhibits Set-up

7:00am – 9:00am
  Grand Ballrooms I through IV (B Level)

Conference Registration

7:00am – 4:00pm
Room:  Capitol Registration B (B Level)

Private Security Working Group

8:00am – 9:00am
Chair: Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, Wood County, Ohio
Room:  Cannon (M Level)

Chaplains Outreach Working Group

8:00am – 9:00am
Chair:  Chaplain Tim Eldred, NSA Chaplains Working Group, Antioch, TN
Room:  Rayburn (M Level)

Seminar – Building a Culture of Accountability, Wellbeing and Anti-Fragility in Law Enforcement

8:00am – 9:00am
The workshop outlines key imperatives for building a “Culture of Accountability, Wellbeing and Anti-Fragility in Law Enforcement.”  More specifically, the workshop discusses the importance of positive intelligence while providing self-administrated chelation tools to deliver results with confidence for improved community credibility and relationships, increased safety of personnel, and ultimately reducing officer / agency risks and liabilities.
Hear from Dr. Mitch Javidi about his seminar.
Presenter:  Mitch Javidi, Ph.D., Chancellor – National Command & Staff College, NC
Room:  Justice (M Level)

Conference Working Group

9:00am – 11:00am
Staff Liaisons:
  Mirmelstein, Schmidt
Room:  Treasury (M Level)

Outreach Committee

9:00am – 11:00am
Chair:  Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, Wood County, OH
Vice Chair:  Sheriff Troy Wellman, Moody County, SD
Staff Liaison:  Rider
Room:  Capitol Ballroom, Salon E (B Level)

Drug Enforcement Committee

9:00am – 11:00am
Chair:  Sheriff Keith Cain, Daviess County, KY
Vice Chair:  Sheriff Mike Milstead, Minnehaha County, SD
Staff Liaison:  Sabol
Room:  Capitol Ballroom, Salon F (B Level)

National Coalition on Violence Against Animals (NCOVAA) Board and Workgroups

9:00am – 11:00am
Staff Liaison:  Rider
Room:  Commerce (M Level)

Exhibit Hall Open

9:00am– 3:00pm
Room:  Grand Ballrooms I through IV (B Level)

Coffee in Exhibit Hall

9:00am– 3:00pm
Room: Grand Ballrooms I through IV (B Level)

Legal Affairs Committee

9:00am – 4:00pm
Chair:  Sheriff Greg Champagne, St. Charles Parish, LA
Staff Liaison:  Hill & Wheeler
Room:  Congressional (L Level)

    • 9:00am – 9:50am
      Seminar: Pick A Letter: The Changing Landscape of Inmate Gender in a Non-Binary World. ADA II and Title VII Trends and Issues
      Speaker: Rick Hodson, Esq., General Counsel, Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association
    • 10:00am – 10:50am
      Seminar: Facial Recognition:  The Facts, The Myths, The Value
      Speaker: Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Esq., Pinellas Co., FL and Steve Cook, Esq., Associate Deputy Attorney General (ret.)
    • 11:00am -11:50am
      Seminar: Legal Issues Surrounding Homelessness
      Speaker: Robert P. Fagin, Esq., Director of Legal Affairs/Chief Attorney San Diego Co., CA, Sheriff’s Department
    • 1:00pm – 1:50pm
      Seminar: Legal Updates in Today’s Jails: Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Withdrawal Litigation
      Speaker: Carrie Hill, Esq., Director of Jail Operations, National Sheriffs’ Association
    • 2:00pm – 2:30pm
      Seminar: DOJ’s Technical Assistance and Training Support Working Group
      Speaker: TBD, U.S. Department of Justice
    • 2:30pm – 3:00pm
      Seminar: Is Your Website ADA Compliant?
      Speaker: Robert Spence,Esq., Smith & Staggs, Tuscaloosa, AL
    • 3:00pm – 3:50pm
      Legal Affairs Committee Meeting
      Sheriff Greg Champagne, St. Charles Parish, LA


9:00am – 5:00pm
Room:  Senate (L Level)

Department of Homeland Security Leadership Academy (DHSLA) Certification

9:00am – 5:00pm
(Must sign up in advance, see registration form)
This training is for state, local and tribal law enforcement executives and command leadership (not Sheriffs) seeking to get their certification in Homeland Security who are either alumni of, or anticipate attending the two week Department of Homeland Security Leadership Academy (DHSLA), conducted in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), in Glynco, Georgia. HSLA tuition and travel is fully funded by FLETC and attendees are selected via collaboration between FLETC and NSA.
Staff Liaison:  Brown
Room:  Cannon (M Level)

Spouses Lounge

9:30am- 11:30am
Room:  Presidential Suite (Room 1231)

Seminar – The Gilchrist County Ambush: The Killing of Two County Deputies and the Psychological Aftermath

10:00am – 11:00am
On April 19, 2018, two deputies with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office were ambushed and executed by a loner and recluse.  The impact on the agency, neighboring agencies, and the community is still being felt today.  Dr. McDougall, on scene immediately after the ambush, will take the audience through the details of the shooting, the response of the agency, and the psychological impact of the incident upon the surviving agency personnel. Dr. McDougall will utilize his vast experience with officer-involved shootings, line-of-duty deaths, and other trauma to provide suggested guidelines and procedures for agencies to address their preparation and reaction to these incidents.  Strategies to prevent or reduce the long-term effects of critical incidents will be discussed, along with related issues such vicarious trauma and post-traumatic stress.
Presenter:  Dr. Grant McDougal, Psychotherapist, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Gainsville, FL.
Room:  Justice (M Level)

Seminar – After the Camp Fire: Sheriff Kory Honea and the Future of Law Enforcement Wellness

11:15am – 12:15pm
Description: The deadliest and most destructive wildfire ever in the history of California, the Camp Fire was the most expensive natural disaster worldwide of 2018 and killed 85 people. Sheriff Honea of Butte County, where the Camp Fire occurred, will discuss this terrible tragedy, and the impact on his community and his Sheriff’s Office. Dr. David Black and Sheriff Honea will discuss law enforcement wellness, trauma, resilience development, suicide prevention, and the high-tech tools, strategies, and solutions being implemented to help strengthen law enforcement wellness in Butte County, and nationwide, in the 21st Century.
Hear from Dr. David Black about his seminar.
Presenters: Sheriff Kory Honea, Butte County, CA, and David Black, Ph.D., CEO & Chief Psychologist of Cordico
Room:  Justice (M Level)

Networking Buffet Lunch  (Attendees & Exhibitors)

12:00pm – 1:30pm
Staff Liaisons:
  Mirmelstein, Schmidt
Room:  Capitol Ballroom, Salon D/E/F (B Level)

Seminar – UAS – Drone Enforcement for Local Communities

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Panel discussion of the evolution in state and local response to incidents and violations of UAS-drone flights, laser illuminations, and other aviation emergencies.  This includes the relationship between the FAA and responding agencies. Content includes: The Problem: 3,000 reported drone incursions in airport-controlled airspace, 6,700 reported laser illuminations of pilots, drones grounding firefighting and rescue flights, and the growing numbers of citizens complaints. UAS-drones over jails, prisons, and correctional facilities. National and international response:  FAA, DHS, and other initiatives, including a Congressional mandate for the reporting of all federal, state, and local incidents and violations. INTERPOL publication of Framework for Responding to a Drone Incident for 194 countries. Target Audience: Sheriffs, senior staff and policy-makers, field operations commanders and supervisors, aviation and field LEO’s. Stakeholders: Lawmakers, public safety leaders (fire, rescue, incident command (ICS), and legal and media communities.
Presenter: John Abbey, Chief of Police (R), Safeflight Corp., Gainesville, FL.
Room:  Justice (M Level)

Animal Cruelty & Abuse Committee

SPONSOR: Big Cat Rescue
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Chair:  Sheriff William Bohnyak, Orange Co., VT
Staff Liaison:  Rider
Room:  Commerce (M Level)

Youth Programs & Juvenile Justice Committee

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Chair:  Sheriff Steven Sparrow, Oldham County, KY
Vice Chair:  Sheriff (R.) John Layton, Marion Co., IN
Staff Liaison:  Barksdale
  Treasury (M Level)

Emerging Technology & CJIS Committee

2:00pm – 4:00pm
  Sheriff (R.) David Goad, Allegany County, MD
Vice Chair:  Chief Scott Edson, Los Angeles County, CA
Staff Liaison:  Bush
Room:  Longworth (M Level)

Governmental Affairs Committee

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Chair:  Sheriff Dave Mahoney, Dane Co., WI
Vice Chair: Sheriff Christopher Kirk, Brazos Co., TX
Staff Liaison:  Vanderpool
  Capitol Ballroom, Salon D/E (B Level)

Seminar – The Use of Plastic Cards in Money Laundering Schemes – How to Combat the Crime

2:45pm – 3:45pm
Fraud is rampant in the United States as criminals who once made their living selling narcotics and fencing stolen goods have found stealing credit cards and laundering money with prepaid cards as a much easier, safer and more lucrative way to earn a living. Key topics include: Payment card industry drivers effecting Identify theft, stolen credit & debit cards, Understanding the payment card cloning process, Using stolen cards to purchase prepaid and gift cards – Case Study, How stolen cards are used to launder money – Case Study, Understanding the prepaid and gift card market as a criminal money laundering opportunity, Prepaid, debit and gift cards – important differences effect money laundering – Case Study, Electronic money laundering using easily accessible tools, Best practices for interdiction, interrogation and processing payment cards – Case Study,Legal considerations regarding fourth amendment rights and seizing digital currency.
Gary Moss, Chief Revenue Officer, ERAD Group, Inc., Dallas TX
Room:  Justice (M Level)

Seminar – LE Supply PRO: Saving Money, Improving Operations, and Increasing Efficiency

4:00pm – 5:00pm
LE SupplyPRO is the online procurement portal created for sheriffs and by sheriffs in partnership with NSA. It creates a one-stop buying experience while offering competitive prices possible on items from office supplies, technology, tires, uniforms, equipment, inmate goods, to cleaning products and many more. This presentation will give you an overview of how the system works, new features, new benefits and how it will help your agency save time and money.
Jody L. Eberhart, Business Development Manager, LE SupplyPro, Scottsdale, AZ
  Justice (M Level)

Pegasus Group

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room:  Commerce (M Level)

President’s Welcome Reception

SPONSOR: Offender Watch, LLC
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Room:  Capitol Ballroom (B Level)