Agenda

December 9, 2019

8:00AM – 8:50AM
Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM-8:50AM

Networking Breakfast for Women in Public Safety

Meet and mingle with conference attendees to network prior to the conference to share industry challenges and align on conference goals.  

Cathy Sanz, President,
Women in Federal Law Enforcement 

8:50AM – 9:00AM

Welcome Remarks

Conference Chairperson:

Joseph Bologna, Commanding Officer, Recruit & Background Unit 
Philadelphia Police Department

9:00AM – 9:45AM

Exceed Expectations When Recruiting Women and Minorities to Join your Department

  • Comb through applicants to find candidates that have fallen through gaps in the process to rekindle interest in joining your department 
  • Identify and remove barriers in your current recruiting process that may prohibit female and minority candidates excelling through the application process 
  • Enlist community members to help identify potential recruits that fit the mold of your ideal officer 

Moderator:

Rhonda Glover, Retired. Program Manager, Unit Chief, 
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
CEO,  
The Rhonda M. Glover Group LLC 

Speakers:

Carrie McNally, Detective, Recruiting Unit 
Seattle Police Department 

Diana Clevenger, Lieutenant 
City of Mesa Police Department 

Robert Bailey, Lieutenant, 
Pennsylvania State Police 

9:45AM – 10:15AM

Social Media Part 1: How to Build an Online Campaign to Recruit Millennials and High-Value Laterals, While Expanding Diversity

  • Learn about ideas and best practices when developing a cohesive department brand to attract the right type of recruit
  • Understand how to create a robust online recruiting campaign that targets candidates searching for a career in law enforcement
  • Highlight the importance of a recruiting website and how to use site analytics to develop stronger campaigns

 

Sam Blonder, CEO 

Epic Recruiting 

  

Andrea Fogle, Digital Recruiter 

Epic Recruiting 

10:15AM-10:45AM

Social Media Part 2: Leveraging Data and Analytics to Streamline Your Departments Social Media Presence to Enhance Image

  • Conserve budget dollars by utilizing Google Analytics to improve outreach strategy 
  • Evaluate your current social media and recruitment approach to identify areas of progression 
  • Design a comprehensive and data informed social media strategy to attain your recruiting goals.  

Marvin “Ben” Haiman, Executive Director, Professional Development Bureau 
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department 

10:45AM – 11:00AM
Networking Break

11:00AM – 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions

Track A: Police Recruitment and Retention 

Chairperson:

Joseph Bologna, Commanding Officer, Recruit & Background Unit 
Philadelphia Police Department 

Track B: Women in Public Safety

Chairperson:

Carrie McNally, Detective, Recruiting Unit 
Seattle Police Department 

 

11:00AM – 11:45AM

Cultivate a Recruiting Structure Through Leadership and Legacy of your Department

  • Comprehend the importance of strong leadership, communication, and organization to enhance your recruiting efforts 
  • Assemble the correct personnel needed to continue the legacy of your department for the future 
  • Prioritize recruiting efforts focused on retaining the history of your department to ensure stability within your officers  

Joseph Bologna, Commanding Officer, Recruit & Background Unit
Philadelphia Police Department

11:00AM – 11:45AM

Apply Leadership Skillset Even When You Aren’t in Charge

  • Utilize powerful communication skills to ensure your voice is heard to advance changes 
  • Validate your voice and opinion by conducting research on topics to support your concepts 
  • Employ a commanding presence when sat at the decision table to help create change 

Kristal Turner-Childs, Major, Director Bureau of Forensic Services
Pennsylvania State Police 

11:45AM- 12:30PM

Concurrent Sessions

Track A: Police Recruitment and Retention 

Chairperson:

Joseph Bologna, Commanding Officer, Recruit & Background Unit
Philadelphia Police Department 

Track B: Women in Public Safety

Chairperson:

Carrie McNally, Detective, Recruiting Unit
Seattle Police Department 

11:45AM- 12:30PM

Restructure your Recruitment Program to Align with Department Goals

  • Analyze which areas of your recruiting efforts need to be revamped to enhance performance and identify weaknesses 
  • Establish new initiatives on a tight budget that can boost your visibility to potential recruits 
  • Utilize best business practices to maximize recruiting potential 

Vicky McDonold, Director, Administrative Service Bureau
Carroll County Sheriff's Office 

11:45AM- 12:30PM

Each One-Reach One: Mentorship Development for Female Officers

  • Develop future leaders within the department by mentoring female officers to reach their full potential 
  • Guide female officers with wisdom and experience from your past to boost their career to the next level 
  • Provide mentorship and support to female officers from recruitment through promotional phases in their career with networking, communication, and by example 

Sabrina Richardson, Commander
New Orleans Police Department 

Karen Mory, Senior Special Agent
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Special Service Unit 

Rhonda Glover, Retired. Program Manager, Unit Chief
Federal Bureau of Investigation 
CEO
The Rhonda M. Glover Group LLC 

12:30PM- 1:30PM
Networking Lunch

12:45PM-1:30PM

Bonus Lunchtime Session: Examine the Similarities and Differences with Recruiting Candidates to Join the Fire Department

  • Conduct a review of the processes for recruiting candidates and navigating them through the hiring process to identify areas of improvement for your organization 
  • Distinguish the differences in the candidate pool, including generational conceptions of public safety positions, to better prepare your recruiting team 
  • Discuss organizational culture within the Fire Department to discover the elements that enable positive teamwork operating successfully  

John Bailey, Captain, Recruiting Coordinator
Dallas Fire Rescue 

1:30PM-2:15PM

Concurrent Sessions

Track A: Police Recruitment and Retention 

Chairperson:

Joseph Bologna, Commanding Officer, Recruit & Background Unit
Philadelphia Police Department 

Track B: Women in Public Safety

Chairperson:

Carrie McNally, Detective, Recruiting Unit
Seattle Police Department 

1:30PM-2:15PM

Prepare to Advance Recruiting Efforts in A Challenging National Candidate Pool

  • Revamp national and local recruiting efforts in a dwindling candidate pool by identifying character traits of candidates by region to adapt your approach 
  • Enforce non-negotiable core values and standards when recruiting to ensure the highest caliber of candidates for your community 
  • Determine community expectations of your officers to ensure you are recruiting the appropriate character traits in candidates 

Mike Boward, Training Officer
Fort Collins Police Department 

1:30PM-2:15PM

Generating a Sustainable Career in Public Safety

  • Identify roles within your department or alternative departments that offer career stimulation and excitement  
  • Create a long-term career plan by identifying career progression to enable longevity within the profession 
  • Engage with professionals in sought out positions to obtain guidance and advice on potential career paths  

Chanel Dickerson, Assistant Chief of Patrol Services
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department 

Brooke Wright, Captain
Fairfax County Police Department 

2:15PM – 3:00PM

Concurrent Sessions

Track A: Police Recruitment and Retention 

Chairperson:

Joseph Bologna, Commanding Officer, Recruit & Background Unit
Philadelphia Police Department 

Track B: Women in Public Safety

Chairperson:

Carrie McNally, Detective, Recruiting Unit
Seattle Police Department 

2:15PM – 3:00PM

Introduce Interactive Technologies in Academy Training to Improve Retention

  • Introduce drone training and smartboards in the classroom to improve training methods 
  • Incorporate video training for academy recruit analysis and to improve education 
  • Revitalize training methods to meet the expectations of millennials and improve recruitment and retention of candidates

 

2:15PM – 3:00PM

Positive Work/Life Balance Experiences with Female Professionals in Public Safety

  • Address the preparation necessities when starting a family or dealing with family health issues to enable a smooth transition 
  • Introduce successful communication and scheduling tools to enhance collaboration with supervisors in order to maintain a healthy balance 
  • Cultivate mentorships with officers that have successfully created a work/life balance to replicate their approach

Speaker to be announced 

3:00PM – 3:15PM
Networking Break

3:15PM – 4:00PM

Concurrent Sessions

Track A: Police Recruitment and Retention 

Chairperson:

Joseph Bologna, Commanding Officer, Recruit & Background Unit
Philadelphia Police Department 

Track B: Women in Public Safety

Chairperson:

Carrie McNally, Detective, Recruiting Unit
Seattle Police Department 

3:15PM – 4:00PM

Separate Your Department from Competitors when Recruiting in the Same Candidate Pool

  • Distinguish competitor departments within your area and how you can rise above them to reach the candidates that will improve your organization 
  • Express what your community has to offer to entice candidates to want to live or relocate to be part of your community 
  • Overcome your current barriers with innovative approaches to lure candidates to become part of your team  

Vicky McDonold Director, Administrative Service Bureau
Carroll County Sheriff's Office 

Robert Bailey, Lieutenant
Pennsylvania State Police 

3:15PM – 4:00PM

Best Practices when Preparing for Promotion

  • Seek guidance from peers and supervisors on creative ways to prepare for promotion opportunities 
  • Amplify your skillset and experience to stand out from a crowded candidate pool 
  • Study and rehearse interview skills to outperform peers applying for the same position 

Cathy Sanz, President
Women in Federal Law Enforcement 

4:00PM-4:45PM

Concurrent Sessions

Track A: Police Recruitment and Retention 

Chairperson:

Joseph Bologna, Commanding Officer, Recruit & Background Unit
Philadelphia Police Department 

Track B: Women in Public Safety

Chairperson:

Carrie McNally, Detective, Recruiting Unit
Seattle Police Department 

4:00PM-4:45PM

Addressing the Impact of Marijuana Usage in the Recruitment Process

  • Evaluate your current recruiting standards on marijuana use to identify possible solutions and process changes 
  • Examine state and federal laws and how changes to these laws could dramatically affect your recruiting process 
  • Indicate processes specific for lawful medical marijuana usage to increase recruitment efforts 

Jennifer Beskid, Director of Grants and Special Projects
Maryland Police Department 

4:00PM-4:45PM

Making Positive Changes to Organizational Culture to Empower Female Officers

  • Install training exercises to educate male and female officers on best practices for collaboration to improve effectiveness 
  • Orchestrate organizational changes that could help attract more female candidates wanting to apply for public safety positions 
  • Establish how changes to your current culture could increase the number of females applying for promotional opportunities 

Chanel Dickerson, Assistant Chief of Patrol Services
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department 

4:45PM – 5:30PM

Enhancing Leadership Within your Department to Nurture Future Leaders

  • Highlight future leaders as they emerge in the candidate pool, throughout the academy, and probation period to harness their leadership skills from an early age 
  • Foster growth of future leaders with advanced communication skills, organization culture, awareness, and preparation for future roles 
  • Mentor leaders as they progress throughout various stages of their career to realign leadership skills to meet overall goal 
  • Analyze the Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement program in Fairfax County with the potential to replicate in your own county 

Marvin “Ben” Haiman, Executive Director, Professional Development Bureau
Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department 

Brooke Wright, Captain 
Fairfax County Police Department 

Rhonda Glover, Retired. Program Manager, Unit Chief
Federal Bureau of Investigation
CEO
The Rhonda M. Glover Group LLC 

5:30PM – 6:30PM
Networking Cocktail Reception

December 10, 2019

8:00AM – 9:00AM
Networking Breakfast

9:00AM – 9:10AM

Opening Remarks

Chairperson: 

Joseph Bologna, Commanding Officer, Recruit & Background Unit
Philadelphia Police Department  

9:10AM – 10:00AM

Retention Strategies for Budget Restricted Agencies

  • Explore the 5 critical retention stages in a law enforcement officers’ employment lifecycle to identify potential retention issues 
  • Introduce a plan of action to tackle challenges at each stage to extend longevity of officers career 
  • Remodel incentive program to include items other than wage increases to entice eagerness to remain with your department  

Antoinette Tull, Human Resources Division Chief
City of Richmond Police Department

10:00AM – 10:45AM

Incentives to Retain Female Candidates Preparing for and After Starting a Family

  • Initiate a strong support system at an early stage to show dedication to the officer throughout the process 
  • Establish a flexible work schedule to enable officer to feel at ease with role and a strong desire to return to work 
  • Incorporate interactive work events for officer while on maternity leave and once a parent to strengthen her bond with colleagues and her position within the department 

Speaker to be announced 

10:45AM – 11:00AM
Networking Break

11:00AM – 11:45AM

Concurrent Sessions

Track A: Police Recruitment and Retention 

Chairperson:

Joseph Bologna, Commanding Officer, Recruit & Background Unit 
Philadelphia Police Department 

Track B: Women in Public Safety

Chairperson:

Carrie McNally, Detective, Recruiting Unit
Seattle Police Department 

11:00AM – 11:45AM

Holistic Overview of the Entire Process from Recruiting to Hiring

  • Evolve the recruiting process by remaining involved with each candidate until completion of the hiring process to increase levels of success 
  • Mentor candidates through the testing process with guidance and feedback, to encourage retesting for failed candidates 
  • Structure and implement a hiring process that is effective at identifying and employing the best candidates 

Mike Boward, Training Officer
Fort Collins Police Department 

Diana Clevenger, Lieutenant
City of Mesa Police Department 

11:00AM – 11:45AM

Working Twice as Hard to be Considered Half as Good: Overcome Gender Stereotyping and Misconceptions

  • Increase understanding and improve communication by identifying common misconceptions male peace officers have about female officers and our own misconceptions about the men and women we work with 
  • Overcome frustrations of working twice as hard as male peace officers by recognizing gender stereotyping and developing strategies to equal the playing field 
  • Allow yourself to utilize the unique skillsets you possess as a female officer to increase your value to the department and enhance career satisfaction 

Karen Mory, Senior Special Agent
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation- Special Service Unit

Nicole Corbin, Sergeant
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 

Rhonda Glover, Retired. Program Manager, Unit Chief
Federal Bureau of Investigation
CEO
The Rhonda M. Glover Group LLC 

11:45AM- 12:30PM

Concurrent Sessions

Track A: Police Recruitment and Retention 

Chairperson:

Joseph Bologna, Commanding Officer, Recruit & Background Unit
Philadelphia Police Department 

Track B: Women in Public Safety

Chairperson:

Carrie McNally, Detective, Recruiting Unit
Seattle Police Department 

11:45AM- 12:30PM

Overcome Bias Hidden Within your Recruiting Process

  • Educate your recruiting and hiring team to understand implicit bias to generate a thoughtful approach to recruiting 
  • Distinguish where bias exists within your current process to establish areas of weakness 
  • Create and implement strategies to minimize or eliminate biased practices to achieve recruiting goals   

Antoinette Tull, Human Resources Division Chief
City of Richmond Police Department 

11:45AM- 12:30PM

Taking Control in Situations when being Harassed by a Supervisor or Colleague

  • Manage emotions of anger, sadness, and lack of respect when dealing with harassment to enable yourself to identify a solution 
  • Document instances of harassment to ensure your ability to communicate with supervisors when harassment has taken place 
  • Seek guidance and help to improve mental wellness and find resolution to an ongoing problem to reduce possibility of illness  

Lisa King, Lieutenant
Philadelphia Police Department 

12:30PM – 1:30PM
Networking Lunch

1:30PM – 2:15PM

Concurrent Sessions

Track A: Police Recruitment and Retention 

Chairperson:

Joseph Bologna, Commanding Officer, Recruit & Background Unit
Philadelphia Police Department 

Track B: Women in Public Safety

Chairperson:

Carrie McNally, Detective, Recruiting Unit
Seattle Police Department 

1:30PM – 2:15PM

Case Study: City of Mesa- Transitioning the Recruiting Process from the Hiring Team to the Community Team

  • Realign recruiting approach by restructuring organization to increase candidates by empowering your community presence 
  • Adapt your approach to identify candidates that fit the community expectations to increase quality of your team 
  • Advance recruiting push through new avenues to recruit home grown talent right on your doorstep 

Michael Bellows, Commander
City of Mesa Police Department

Diana Clevenger, Lieutenant
City of Mesa Police Department 

1:30PM – 2:15PM

Keep Yourself in the Fight: Safety and Training for Female Officers

  • Establish gender specific training exercises for female officers to generate increased strength and awareness when approaching a hostile situation 
  • Utilize body-worn camera footage of real-life instances as a training tool to enable officers to prepare themselves better for physical confrontation.  
  • Incorporate assessments for female officers with advice and encouragement post altercation to advance confidence in performance  

Sabrina Richardson, Commander
New Orleans Police Department 

2:15PM – 3:00PM

Mental Health and Wellness for Public Safety Professionals

  • Develop training exercises and classes to help professionals deal with the emotional stress and anxiety that may be associated with their position to facilitate a positive change 
  • Implement mental health classes that are available for officers that include psychological best practices to overcome pressures and let go of negative experiences from work 
  • Design and implement procedures for regular communication with officers that have experienced moments of stress to reduce possibility of mental health issues throughout career 

 

Michael Bellows, Commander
City of Mesa Police Department 

Nicole Corbin, Sergeant
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 

3:00PM-3:10PM

Closing Remarks

Chairperson: 

Joseph Bologna, Commanding Officer, Recruit & Background Unit
Philadelphia Police Department  

3:10PM
Conference Adjourns

3:10PM-3:45PM

Women in Public Safety Conference Wrap Up

Join us at the conclusion of the conference for an open discussion focused on actionable insights and takeaways that can be implemented into your organization.  

Carrie McNally, Detective, Recruiting Unit
Seattle Police Department