Agenda

Sunday - January 23, 2022

1:00 PM 6:00 PM

12:00 PM 5:00 PM

11:00 AM 4:00 PM

10:00 AM 3:00 PM

Registration

2:00 PM 3:15 PM

1:00 PM 2:15 PM

12:00 PM 1:15 PM

11:00 AM 12:15 PM

Preconference Workshop - Part 1: Interactive Recruiting Workshop: Proven Techniques for In Person and Virtual Recruiting

• Examine in person and virtual recruitment opportunities available to your department
• Create a calendar of events including staffing responsibilities
• Prepare in person and virtual recruiting events to be attended by your current employees to obtain valuable insights on potential enhancements
• Assess qualities from other departments recruiting materials and approaches that can be adapted for your department
• Analyze the success rate of both types of recruiting fairs to identify value and areas of improvement
• Utilize recruitment feedback from aspiring officers within your academy to ensure your messaging hits the mark

Speaker to be announced

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Tim Hart at thart@fraconferences.com

3:15 PM 3:45 PM

2:15 PM 2:45 PM

1:15 PM 1:45 PM

12:15 PM 12:45 PM

Networking Break

3:45 PM 5:00 PM

2:45 PM 4:00 PM

1:45 PM 3:00 PM

12:45 PM 2:00 PM

Preconference Workshop - Part 2: Background Investigations, Polygraph Testing, and Emerging Policies

• Examine your current background investigation process to identify barriers to recruiting qualified candidates
• Assess how the process can be streamlined to be more efficient, and offer communication to candidates on a regular basis throughout the course of employment
• Assess hidden bias in the background investigation and polygraph assessment that prevent certain candidates from being successful
• Discuss emerging policies related to COVID vaccination and marijuana usage that have the potential to impact both recruitment and retention

Antoinette Tull, PHR, HRPM, Chief Executive Officer,
Hurtle, LLC

Brandi Burque-DeCarlo, Ph.D., Psychologist,
Owner, PRO Wellness Services PLLC
Bexar County Sheriff's Office

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Tim Hart at thart@fraconferences.com

5:00 PM 6:00 PM

4:00 PM 5:00 PM

3:00 PM 4:00 PM

2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Networking Reception

Monday - January 24, 2022

8:00 AM 9:00 AM

7:00 AM 8:00 AM

6:00 AM 7:00 AM

5:00 AM 6:00 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM 9:10 AM

8:00 AM 8:10 AM

7:00 AM 7:10 AM

6:00 AM 6:10 AM

Welcome Remarks

Marvin “Ben” Haiman, Chief of Staff,
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department

9:10 AM 10:00 AM

8:10 AM 9:00 AM

7:10 AM 8:00 AM

6:10 AM 7:00 AM

Keynote Address: Resilience in Law Enforcement

• Triumph over fear and adversity to wholeheartedly serve your community and remain a valuable asset to your department
• Generate a positive mindset to break through barriers and excel in your profession
• Transform your vision and goals to create a thriving attitude towards your profession and personal lifestyle

David Atkins, Retired Law Enforcement Captain,
New York State Police
No Excuses

 

10:00 AM 10:45 AM

9:00 AM 9:45 AM

8:00 AM 8:45 AM

7:00 AM 7:45 AM

Alternative Incentives: Identify Unique Incentives to Attract New Candidates

• Examine which external programs and tools can be utilized to attract candidates to select your department over a rival
• Offer opportunities for new hires to continue their education through no cost to your department to enrich their experience
• Incentivizes education achievements to retain college graduates as valuable members of your organization and future leaders

Marvin “Ben” Haiman, Chief of Staff,
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Tim Hart at thart@fraconferences.com

 

10:45 AM 11:00 AM

9:45 AM 10:00 AM

8:45 AM 9:00 AM

7:45 AM 8:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM 11:45 AM

10:00 AM 10:45 AM

9:00 AM 9:45 AM

8:00 AM 8:45 AM

Recruit to Retain! Identifying the “Right Fit” to Ensure Hiring Long-Serving Professionals

• Evaluate which factors are necessary in a candidate to be successful within your department to avoid making costly mistakes in the hiring process
• Assess a dwindling candidate pool to identify which future professionals exhibit the qualities and traits that you are searching for
• Invest in the selected candidates from day 1, to guarantee they feel wanted, cared for, and part of the organization

Mike Boward, Sergeant,
Fort Collins Police

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Tim Hart at thart@fraconferences.com

11:45 AM 12:30 PM

10:45 AM 11:30 AM

9:45 AM 10:30 AM

8:45 AM 9:30 AM

4 Steps to Successful Recruiting: Research, Content Creation, Recruiting Website, and Online Advertising

• Understand today's job seeker and meet them where they are
• Develop a brand and produce professional content
• Why a recruiting website matters... It's all about the data
• Use online advertising to increase reach, generate awareness, and drive conversions

Sam Blonder, CEO
Epic Recruiting

Davis Berryhill, Director of Digital Strategy & Marketing,
Epic Recruiting

12:30 PM 1:30 PM

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

9:30 AM 10:30 AM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM 2:15 PM

12:30 PM 1:15 PM

11:30 AM 12:15 PM

10:30 AM 11:15 AM

Unique Tactics to Improve your Advertising Campaigns to Reach Target Audience

• Identify your target audience, breakdown their demographics and identify which advertisement mechanisms work best to reach new recruits
• Develop an advertising campaign across multiple platforms to ensure your reach is wide enough to capture the attention of candidates
• Offer clear and precise information on why your department is the right fit, and avoid offering incentives that aren’t available to reduce retention issues
• Utilize branding and images that reflect the communities you serve to identify with home grown talent with aspirations to become an officer

Speaker to be announced

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Tim Hart at thart@fraconferences.com

2:15 PM 3:00 PM

1:15 PM 2:00 PM

12:15 PM 1:00 PM

11:15 AM 12:00 PM

Proven Strategies to Increase Diversity Within your Organization

• Assess the demographic breakdown of your candidate pool in comparison to the community your serve with the intention of increasing diversity within your department
• Utilize current professionals on your force as recruiters on a daily basis, to highlight a positive presence within the community
• Capitalize on recruitment messaging to influence the diverse members in your community to seek further information to join your team

Lindsey Alli, MBA, CLEE, Relief Recruiting Sgt., Cadet Program,
Columbus Division of Police

Vereen Barton, MAFP, MPhil, Captain,
Assistant Division Chief,
Director of Investigative & OAO Services,
Maryland-National Capital Park Police

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Tim Hart at thart@fraconferences.com

3:00 PM 3:15 PM

2:00 PM 2:15 PM

1:00 PM 1:15 PM

12:00 PM 12:15 PM

Networking Break

3:15 PM 4:00 PM

2:15 PM 3:00 PM

1:15 PM 2:00 PM

12:15 PM 1:00 PM

Promote Positive Aspects of the Police Profession as a Recruiting Tool

  • Overcome stereo types and negative images of the police profession by highlighting the valuable work that is conducted as a police professional
  • Express occupation qualities that outshine alternative professions to help guide interest in applying to join your department
  • Overcome barriers when recruiting to reach potential candidates that have expressed interest in the profession but have concerns

Patrick Loftus, Lieutenant, Director, Strategic Engagement Office
Executive Office of the Chief of Police
Metropolitan Police Department

 

4:00 PM 4:45 PM

3:00 PM 3:45 PM

2:00 PM 2:45 PM

1:00 PM 1:45 PM

Case Study: Capitalize on the Chiefs Advisory Council to Improve Brand Image

• Utilize community input by creating a council consisting of diverse members of your community to act as a bridge between the department and the community
• Include your officers at council meetings to present an overview of their role and get to better understand the community they serve
• Encourage officers to express the pride they take in their work to ensure a positive image of the department which the council disperses throughout the community

Ron Camacho, Chief of Police,
Chambersburg Borough Police Department

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Tim Hart at thart@fraconferences.com

4:45 PM 4:55 PM

3:45 PM 3:55 PM

2:45 PM 2:55 PM

1:45 PM 1:55 PM

Closing Remarks - Prepare for Round Table Discussion

Participate a facilitated roundtable discussion and deep dive with peers on timely topics in the industry.

Marvin “Ben” Haiman, Chief of Staff,
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department

Beer Buckets and Pretzels Round Table Session - Rotation One 4:55 PM - 5:25 PM 3:55 PM - 4:25 PM 2:55 PM - 3:25 PM 1:55 PM - 2:25 PM

4:55 PM 5:25 PM

3:55 PM 4:25 PM

2:55 PM 3:25 PM

1:55 PM 2:25 PM

Recruiting on a Minimal Budget to Achieve Your Goals

Round Table 1

Identify and utilize zero to low-cost strategies to reach your target audience and obtain recognition in the community you serve.

Lindsey Alli, MBA, CLEE, Relief Recruiting Sgt., Cadet Program,
Columbus Division of Police

4:55 PM 5:25 PM

3:55 PM 4:25 PM

2:55 PM 3:25 PM

1:55 PM 2:25 PM

Maximizing Recruitment Fairs to Enhance your Brand and Achieve Recruitment Goal

Round Table 2

Analyze alternative recruitment fairs, including military and naval, to increase exposure and audience size, as well as expanding exposure of your department brand.

Speaker to be announced

4:55 PM 5:25 PM

3:55 PM 4:25 PM

2:55 PM 3:25 PM

1:55 PM 2:25 PM

Capitalize on Transfer Hires to Reach your Goals

Round Table 3

Assess recruitment of current professionals that are searching for new opportunities in different agencies that may be a good fit to your program to obtain new perspectives and positively impact your team.

Antoinette Tull, PHR, HRPM, Chief Executive Officer,
Hurtle, LLC

4:55 PM 5:25 PM

3:55 PM 4:25 PM

2:55 PM 3:25 PM

1:55 PM 2:25 PM

Maximizing your Cadet Program to Recruit Home Grown Talent

Round Table 4

Capture the attention of young minds by recruiting community members to experience your cadet program with the long-term goal of them joining your department.

Marvin “Ben” Haiman, Chief of Staff,
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department

5:25 PM 5:30 PM

4:25 PM 4:30 PM

3:25 PM 3:30 PM

2:25 PM 2:30 PM

Transition

Beer Buckets and Pretzels Round Table Session - Rotation Two 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

5:30 PM 6:00 PM

4:30 PM 5:00 PM

3:30 PM 4:00 PM

2:30 PM 3:00 PM

Recruiting on a Minimal Budget to Achieve Your Goals

Round Table 1

Identify and utilize zero to low-cost strategies to reach your target audience and obtain recognition in the community you serve.

Lindsey Alli, MBA, CLEE, Relief Recruiting Sgt., Cadet Program,
Columbus Division of Police

5:30 PM 6:00 PM

4:30 PM 5:00 PM

3:30 PM 4:00 PM

2:30 PM 3:00 PM

Maximizing Recruitment Fairs to Enhance your Brand and Achieve Recruitment Goals

Round Table 2

Analyze alternative recruitment fairs, including military and naval, to increase exposure and audience size, as well as expanding exposure of your department brand.

Speaker to be announced

5:30 PM 6:00 PM

4:30 PM 5:00 PM

3:30 PM 4:00 PM

2:30 PM 3:00 PM

Capitalize on Transfer Hires to Reach your Goals

Round Table 3

Assess recruitment of current professionals that are searching for new opportunities in different agencies that may be a good fit to your program to obtain new perspectives and positively impact your team.

Antoinette Tull, PHR, HRPM, Chief Executive Officer,
Hurtle, LLC

5:30 PM 6:00 PM

4:30 PM 5:00 PM

3:30 PM 4:00 PM

2:30 PM 3:00 PM

Maximizing your Cadet Program to Recruit Home Grown Talent

Round Table 4

Capture the attention of young minds by recruiting community members to experience your cadet program with the long-term goal of them joining your department.

Marvin “Ben” Haiman, Chief of Staff,
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department

4:55 PM 6:00 PM

3:55 PM 5:00 PM

2:55 PM 4:00 PM

1:55 PM 3:00 PM

Networking Cocktail Reception

Tuesday - January 25, 2022

8:00 AM 9:00 AM

7:00 AM 8:00 AM

6:00 AM 7:00 AM

5:00 AM 6:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM 9:10 AM

8:00 AM 8:10 AM

7:00 AM 7:10 AM

6:00 AM 6:10 AM

Opening Remarks

Marvin “Ben” Haiman, Chief of Staff,
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department

9:10 AM 9:55 AM

8:10 AM 8:55 AM

7:10 AM 7:55 AM

6:10 AM 6:55 AM

Capitalize on Data to Understand Retention Issues

• Evaluate valuable data captured after an employee has left the department through implementation of exit interviews to understand contributing factors
• Analyze data to identify areas of improvement within your department that can be altered to increase likelihood of retention
• Identify warning signs in advance, and create intervention programs to increase probability of retention and improve work environment

Kevin White, Program Director,
New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Tim Hart at thart@fraconferences.com

9:55 AM 10:40 AM

8:55 AM 9:40 AM

7:55 AM 8:40 AM

6:55 AM 7:40 AM

Creating Opportunities Through Closed Doors

• Avoid losing a valuable asset after a missed promotion by creating an action plan on how to achieve career goals
• Engage with staff on a regular basis to identify and rectify potential issues that could cause an officer to transfer seeking alternative opportunities
• Remain engaged with strong employees and offer guidance on resources that can be utilized to enhance employees opportunity for future promotions

Antoinette Tull, PHR, HRPM, Chief Executive Officer,
Hurtle, LLC

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Tim Hart at thart@fraconferences.com

10:40 AM 10:55 AM

9:40 AM 9:55 AM

8:40 AM 8:55 AM

7:40 AM 7:55 AM

Networking Break

10:55 AM 11:40 AM

9:55 AM 10:40 AM

8:55 AM 9:40 AM

7:55 AM 8:40 AM

Utilize your Experience: The Value of Mentorship Programs on Retention and Growth

• Create, implement, or improve your current mentorship program for the benefit of your future leaders within your department
• Obtain “buy in” from experienced officers, for them to share experiences, guidance, and knowledge to help promote growth in the department
• Generate longevity within mentorship through knowledge transfer throughout different stages of the profession

Lindsey Alli, MBA, CLEE, Relief Recruiting Sgt., Cadet Program,
Columbus Division of Police

Yasmin Brown, Captain, Assistant Chief – Support Operations,
Maryland-National Capital Park Police

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Tim Hart at thart@fraconferences.com

11:40 AM 12:25 PM

10:40 AM 11:25 AM

9:40 AM 10:25 AM

8:40 AM 9:25 AM

Internal Guidance: Interview Preparation and Guidance

• Guide current employees throughout the promotion process to help them prepare for the experience and feel part of the organization
• Examine documentation requirements to help them find the cutting edge that will separate them from the crowd
• Implement mock interviews and offer feedback on responses to ensure that the candidate is prepared for the real thing

Lisa King, Lieutenant,
Philadelphia Police Department

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Tim Hart at thart@fraconferences.com

12:25 PM 1:25 PM

11:25 AM 12:25 PM

10:25 AM 11:25 AM

9:25 AM 10:25 AM

Networking Lunch

1:25 PM 2:10 PM

12:25 PM 1:10 PM

11:25 AM 12:10 PM

10:25 AM 11:10 AM

Devote Time, Energy, and Commitment to Retain Essential Employees

• Examine department culture to identify areas of improvement to create a team environment
• Offer guidance and support to employees on personal and professional matters to create a feeling of belonging to a valuable organization
• Discuss long-term goals and objectives with employees and help create a plan of action to keep important officers within your department

Titus E. Burgess Jr., Sergeant – Personnel and Recruiting Unit
Lynchburg Police Department

Adam Sexton, Lieutenant, Criminal Investigations,
Lynchburg Police Department

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Tim Hart at thart@fraconferences.com

2:10 PM 2:55 PM

1:10 PM 1:55 PM

12:10 PM 12:55 PM

11:10 AM 11:55 AM

Utilize “Stay Interviews” to Obtain a Greater Understanding of Employee Retention

• Generate and implement interviews with your current employees to generate a strong understanding of the benefits of working for the department and what drives them to succeed
• Conduct interviews with employees at varying stages of their career to assess which areas are more valuable at varying stages of the occupation
• Utilize the data to adapt work environment to improve retention rates and create a healthy work environment

Yasmin Brown, Captain, Assistant Chief – Support Operations,
Maryland-National Capital Park Police

Vereen Barton, MAFP, MPhil, Captain,
Assistant Division Chief,
Director of Investigative & OAO Services,
Maryland-National Capital Park Police

If you’re interested in speaking, please contact Tim Hart at thart@fraconferences.com

2:55 PM 3:00 PM

1:55 PM 2:00 PM

12:55 PM 1:00 PM

11:55 AM 12:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Marvin “Ben” Haiman, Chief of Staff,
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department