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



The Reality of Border Security

8:00am – 9:00am
The purpose of this presentation would be to provide a rational and fact-based review of security on our southern border from a public safety and public policy standpoint.  The presentation will include photos of the actual border and examples of human and drug trafficking.  This should be both educational and informative for those sheriffs who have not visited the border.  There will be ample time for Q&A.  Finally, this should enlighten sheriffs with respect to how conditions on the border have public safety impacts in their respective counties.
Hear from Sheriff Napier about his seminar.
Presenter:  Sheriff Mark Napier, Sheriff, Pima County Sheriff’s Office, Tucson, AZ
Room:  Justice (M Level)

Out With the Old, In With the New: Reducing Risks Through Technology Upgrades

9:15am – 10:15am
Dealing with outdated equipment is not only a headache to manage, but can also prove dangerous in an emergency. The Dane County Jail, located in Madison, WI, was dealing with old and failing lock mechanisms in a portion of their jail built in the 1950s. At their worst, these locks would completely fail and take an hour to get into a cell. Knowing that the county was anticipating building a new jail, they settled on an interim solution to retrofit newer technology on old doors. This presentation will review the technology they implemented along with other life safety systems, as well as highlighting options in detention security technologies available to turn your outdated facility into a more efficient, safer, and code compliant operation.
Presenters: Lt. Jeff Heil, Deputy Jail Administrator, Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Madison, WI and Tim Redden, Security Technology Specialist, Mead & Hunt, Middleton, WI
Room:  Justice (M Level)

Seminar – TBD

10:30am – 11:30am
  Justice (M Level)

Human Trafficking in Corrections

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Recognizing sex trafficking in a Corrections setting. Victim and perpetrator indicators. Suggested systems for training and preventing sex trafficking in/from jails. Understanding how traffickers use jails and prisons to recruit women and girls. Understanding the role of sex trafficking in gangs and how it funds drug and weapons across the nation.  Ways to coordinate and work with area police departments  NGO resources for referrals after release Blue Campaign. 
Presenter:  Sgt. Barbara Mattes, Pima County Sheriff’s Office Tucson, AZ
Room:  Justice (M Level)

The Montgomery, OH, Facetime Standoff

2:15pm – 3:15pm
The Montgomery FaceTime Standoff is a presentation which stems from an incident that occurred in South Euclid, Ohio on August 1st 2017. On that date, on an ex-professional athlete/Domestic Violence suspect declared an intent to commit the homicides of his children, his wife, and Law Enforcement Officers at a daycare in the city. The entire incident was recorded via WOLFCOM Body Worn camera and includes on camera interviews with the responding officers, EDGE SWAT Team Leader Sgt. Mike O’Connor, and media coverage from ABC Cleveland Channel 5. In addition to allowing those in attendance to experience the troubling call via “real-time” it demonstrates firsthand the importance of regular training within an agency, as well as nearby jurisdictions. The focal point of the presentation however, is to demonstrate to the audience how FaceTime can be utilized as an investigative tool in a troubling incident.
Presenter: Joe Di Lillo, Hostage Negotiator, South Euclid Police Department, Willoughby, OH
Room:  Justice (M Level)

Sex, Power and Staff Misconduct

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Information regarding research into how power may affect an individual’s behavior, including sexual behavior.  Examples of staff sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, and takeaways for reducing the incidence of this type of misconduct.
Presenter: Elmer Dickens, Sr. Assistant County Counsel, Washington County, OR
Room:  Justice (M Level)


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)

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)

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

11:15am – 12:15pm
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.
Presenter:  David Black, Ph.D., CEO & Chief Psychologist of Cordico, and Sheriff Kory Honea, Butte County, CA
Room:  Justice (M Level)

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
 Justice (M Level)

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.
Presenters: Gary Moss, Chief Revenue Officer, ERAD Group, Inc., Dallas TX
Room:  Justice (M Level)

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.
Presenter:  Jody L. Eberhart, Business Development Manager, LE SupplyPro, Scottsdale, AZ
  Justice (M Level)


Free Investigative and Fraud-Tracking Databases From the Federal Trade Commission

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Your agency can have free access to the same law enforcement databases and cyber tools that federal and state agencies nationwide use to investigate and track consumer fraud. The Consumer Sentinel Network database has more than 16 million consumer complaints about government impostor, tech support, home improvement and other scams, charity fraud, identity theft, and more. Use it to investigate fraud-based crime in your jurisdiction. Search by full or partial names, phone numbers, addresses, and more, identify suspects and witnesses, and connect with law enforcement in other jurisdictions. The ExploreData cyber tool lets you access aggregate data to track top complaints and trends in your state and metropolitan area. See fraud trends by loss amounts, payment and contact methods, and consumer age. Download visualizations for presentations and reports. The discussion will include live demonstrations of the Consumer Sentinel Network and ExploreData and information about other free FTC resources for law enforcement.
Presenter: Seena Gressin, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Consumer & Business Education
 Justice (M Level)

Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies Following Cataclysmic Events  

2:15pm – 3:15pm
While the country has made remarkable strides in preparing for and responding to major disasters–from hurricanes and floods to wildfires, tornadoes and more–there is another tier of destruction that we have been spared, witnessed in other parts of the globe. Earthquakes, tsunamis and pandemics all threaten a degree of damage and disruption whose enormity, immediacy and enduring impact will dwarf the effects of anything we have witnessed in the last half century. Were such cataclysmic events to occur in our country, whether by nature or at the hand of our enemies, the military would be called upon to supplement any number of functions normally borne by state, local, territorial or tribal governments. But before recovery can begin, security must be restored and maintained. No function of government, therefore, will be more important, or more compelling to reinforce, than law enforcement. How that support will be realized will be contingent upon how we prepare and, in particular, how we plan.
Presenters: Professor Bert B. Tussing, Director Homeland Defense & Security Issues, Carlisle, PA
Room:  Justice (M Level)

Community Engagement: Reducing Impaired Driving with Rideshare

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Edward Hutchison and Sheriff John Whetsel presents 20 minutes on anecdotal evidence for a national trend in reducing impaired driving through Ridesharing. Master Police Officer Dimitrios Mastoras, Restaurant Liaison Unit, Arlington County Police Department presents 40 minutes on the impact and process of integrating Lyft into their Washington Regional Alcohol Program, on its partnership with Lyft and its SoberRide program with a 10 step “How To Replicate” focus.
Presenters: Edward Hutchison, Policy Partnership Manager for Roadway Safety, Lyft, Washington, DC, Sheriff (R.) John Whetsel, Oklahoma County, OK, & Master Police Officer Dimitrious Mastoras, Restaurant Liaison Unit, Arlington Co., VA, Police Department
Room:  Justice (M Level)

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