Agenda

January 25, 2021

10:00AM-10:10AM EST

Chairperson Welcome Remarks

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

10:10AM – 11:00AM EST

Keynote Address: Change the Perception of Law Enforcement within the Communities you Serve

11:10AM-11:55AM EST

Overcome Barriers to Increase Productivity When Recruiting Minority and Female Candidates to Enhance Your Department

• Identify potential candidates with incomplete applications to encourage them to complete the process and begin a lifelong rewarding career as part of your organization
• Examine potential changes in your process that may cause obstacles for minority candidates and prepare to eliminate them to increase positive outcomes for sought after professionals
• Encourage current officers, local community members, and community organizations to increase awareness to minorities of the valuable opportunity to serve their community through your department

Terry Cherry, Officer, Recruitment and Retention
City of Charleston Police Department

Lindsey Alli, MBA, CLEE, Sergeant, Cadet Program Coordinator, Recruiting Unit,
Columbus Division of Police

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

11:55AM-12:05PM EST
Break

12:05PM – 12:50PM EST

Transform your Current Application Process to Improve Customer Experience and Processing Time

  • Examine how you existing processes can adapt to improve efficiency and eliminate unnecessary time constraints that can cost your department applicants
  • Change the perception of your hiring team to a more customer centric approach by offering support training to help candidate through the process
  • Identify different services and vendors that can help you improve databases and organizational workflow to achieve your goals

Naimah Saadiq, Police Personnel Recruiter
Arizona State University 

Jennifer A. Beskid, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services,
Maryland Police Department

12:50PM – 1:00PM EST
Break

1:00PM – 1:45PM EST

Proven Recruiting Strategies Through Social Media Platform

  • Assess unique strategies that separate your social media platform from competitors and drive success
  • Implement “jobposals” to gain additional attention on your social media platforms and increase the positive image of your department
  • Generate increased applications, and diversity within your application pool through the power social media visibility

Maria Keen, Sergeant, Outreach Recruitment
Ottawa Police Service

1:45PM-2:15PM EST
Networking Lunch

2:15PM – 3:00PM EST

Recruiting Strategies During a Pandemic and Times of Civil Unrest

• Strategies to overcome barriers in face to face interactions to maintain competitive recruitment
• Implement virtual pre-employment testing, physical training, to remain effective
• Demonstrate to recruits that you can keep them safe during COVID through innovative practices to ensure a sense of security

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

Terry Cherry, Officer, Recruitment and Retention
City of Charleston Police Department

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

3:00PM – 3:10PM EST
Break

3:10PM – 3:55PM EST

Proven Tactics for a Barrier Free Recruiting Model

  • Identify which skills are needed to become a successful officer with a long serving career and implement those skills as part of your criteria
  • Examine the importance of expensive personality testing and how it can be damaging to your candidate pool
  • Emphasize quality traits such as character and integrity to improve talent in your candidate pool

John Mbakulo, Staff Sergeant- Recruiting Division
Ottawa Police Department

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

3:55PM-4:05PM EST
Break

4:05PM-4:50PM EST

Expand Community Outreach Efforts as a Key Recruiting Tool

  • Utilize all interactions within your community as a way to promote your department and recruit new talent
  • Train officers and personnel about positive perceptions when interacting with community members, to improve visibility with potential candidates
  • Create a calendar of all community events that you can attend to increase your presence and community awareness 

Andrew Prehm, Commander,
El Paso County Sheriff's Office

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

4:50PM – 5:00PM EST

Chairperson Closing Remarks

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

5:00PM-6:00PM EST

Virtual Networking Reception

Don’t Miss Out! Turn on your camera and join us in the Virtual Lobby for that face-to-face networking experience we’ve all been missing. Connecting with your peers and vendors in Police Departments across the country never been easier - click on an open seat, say hello to familiar faces, and take part in recruitment and retention discussions. We’ll see you in the lobby!

January 26, 2021

10:00AM – 10:10AM EST

Chairperson Welcome Remarks

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

10:10AM – 11:00AM EST

Keynote Address: Generate a Positive Culture Within your Department to Increase Retention and Improve Recruiting Efforts

  • Strategies to retain new officers by recognizing differences in generational gaps
  • Utilize the "WIN-WIN" strategy and set up your employees to succeed
  • Promote a positive lifestyle beyond the badge by focusing on employee wellness

 Ryan Tillman, Founder,

Breaking Barriers United

Corporal,

Chino Police Department

11:00AM-11:10AM EST
Break

11:10AM – 11:55AM EST

What Qualities are You Searching For? Recruiting the Ideal Candidate to be a Successful, Long Term Member of Your Organization

• Examine your core values as an agency to recruit the highest caliber of candidates to serve your community
• Identify current trends to advance your departments recruitment goals in the local and national candidate pools
• Calculate potential adjustments to your recruiting strategies, policies, and practices based on trends to enhance your current efforts

Mike Boward, Training Officer
Fort Collins Police Department

Naimah Saadiq, Police Personnel Recruiter
Arizona State University Police Department

11:55AM-12:05PM EST
Break

12:05PM-12:50PM EST

Pre-employment Testing: Improving its' Effectiveness with A Focus on the Psychological Evaluation

  • Examine post-recruitment barriers that thwart diversity and representation goals.
  • Acknowledge the evolution of the officer role and the corresponding evolution of the pre-employment selection and hiring process.
  • Recognize that the validity of the selection process extends beyond the assessment instruments.
  • Revise your approach to conducting the ‘Psychological Evaluation’.
  • Endorse the legal defensibility of a job analysis and its impact on selection.
  • Recognize the role of the Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychologist across organizational systems and programs

Recia Gomez, M.Sc., Deputy Executive Officer,
Leverage Assessments, Inc.

Kyana Beckles, Chief Executive Officer,
Leverage Assessments Inc.

 

12:50PM – 1:20PM EST
Lunch

1:20PM – 2:05PM EST

Nurture and Enhance Leadership with the Next Generation of Officers

• Utilize your academy training professionals to identify candidates that express leadership characteristics at an early stage and nurture those qualities throughout the early stages of their career
• Implement educational tools that can improve communication skills when dealing with different personnel in different environments, and organizational culture in preparation for leadership roles
• Introduce monthly leadership meetings to help mentor growth and development and increase the probability of strong leaders remaining within your organization

Mike Boward, Training Officer
Fort Collins Police Department

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

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

2:05PM – 2:15PM EST
Break

2:15PM – 3:00PM EST

Case Study: Results after 1 Year of Legalizing Marijuana and Changes to Recruitment Policies

  • Assess each applicant and their marijuana usage on a case by case basis to identify potential substance abuse issues disabling them from joining the police force
  • Adapt current policies to meet the changing needs of the community and enhance your organization with strong candidates
  • Examine the results after one year of recruitment under revised policy restrictions to identify the benefits

 John Mbakulo, Staff Sergeant- Recruiting Division

Ottawa Police Department

3:00PM-3:10PM EST

Maximize Exposure Through the Police Explorer Program and Mentoring in the Community

  • Broaden the horizons of youth within your community by mentoring them and sharing experiences with the goal of attracting them to apply to join your department
  • Offer alternative resources to help guide young minds on potential career paths and offer positive experiences from police personnel
  • Give back to the community you serve by volunteering your time for a powerful cause to increase awareness of the positive role of a police officer

Marvin “Ben” Haiman, Executive Director, Professional Development Bureau

Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department 

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

3:55PM-4:05PM EST
Break

4:05PM-4:50PM EST

Critical Situation: Keep your Staff Healthy- Mental and Physical Health Strategies

  • Implement tools to manage Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which builds up over years of work-related incidents, and Post Traumatic Stress Incident (PTSI) a highly damaging incident which can impact mental health and the ability to function
  • Create a communication tool that allows your officers to an opportunity to discuss stresses they are dealing with to avoid mental health issues and burn out
  • Offer your employees a variety of physical exercise classes to enable them to release stress and stay at peak condition to complete job functions

Nikki Heuer, Captain, Support Services Bureau

Westminster Police Department 

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

4:50PM – 5:00PM EST

Chairperson Closing Remarks

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