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The Women in Law Enforcement Summit
December 14-16, 2022
Coronado, California

Agenda

Wednesday - December 14, 2022

3:30 PM 9:00 PM

2:30 PM 8:00 PM

1:30 PM 7:00 PM

12:30 PM 6:00 PM

9:30 PM 3:00 AM

Registration

4:30 PM 6:00 PM

3:30 PM 5:00 PM

2:30 PM 4:00 PM

1:30 PM 3:00 PM

10:30 PM 12:00 AM

Workshop Part 1: Defensive Tactics for Female Professionals

  • Review video of real-life incidents involving female officers to understand best approaches for a successful outcome
  • Assess the physical aspects of Use of Force and how to best prepare for alterations
  • Implement a continued education program within your department to ensure best practices are utilized with all officers
  • Assess the psychological impact post Use of Force, and how to manage the emotions associated with an incident

 

Lindsey Alli, MBA, CLEE, Sergeant, Cadet Program Coordinator, Recruiting Unit,

Columbus Division of Police

  

*Additional registration required

4:30 PM 6:00 PM

3:30 PM 5:00 PM

2:30 PM 4:00 PM

1:30 PM 3:00 PM

10:30 PM 12:00 AM

Bonus Pre-Conference Session: Addressing the Recruitment and Retention Crisis: Actionable Strategies

  • Learn about building an actionable recruitment and retention business plan
  • Understand how to use data to inform decisions and measure success
  • Prioritize retention and inspire recruitment through a personalized approach

  

Anthony Gibson, Sergeant 

Charleston Police Department  

  

Terry Cherry, Senior Police Officer  

Charleston Police Department 

6:00 PM 6:30 PM

5:00 PM 5:30 PM

4:00 PM 4:30 PM

3:00 PM 3:30 PM

12:00 AM 12:30 AM

Networking Break

6:30 PM 8:00 PM

5:30 PM 7:00 PM

4:30 PM 6:00 PM

3:30 PM 5:00 PM

12:30 AM 1:00 AM

Workshop Part 2: Climb The Ladder: Best Practices to Prepare for Promotion

  • Assess the process of applying for promotion and prepare for each step including practicing, seeking guidance, and mentorship
  • Stay relevant within your department by attending all meetings, volunteering, and being seen by organizational leaders
  • Overcome setbacks and use experience to better prepare for the next opportunity

  

Emily McKinley, Major 

Louisville Metro Police Department 

   

Vereen Barton, MAFP, MPhil, Captain, Assistant Division Chief,  

Director of Investigative & OAO Services,  

Maryland-National Capital Park Police 

 

Nicole Jones, Commander 

San Francisco Police Department 

 

*Additional registration required

8:00 PM 9:00 PM

7:00 PM 8:00 PM

6:00 PM 7:00 PM

5:00 PM 6:00 PM

2:00 AM 2:00 AM

Networking Cocktail Reception

Thursday - December 15, 2022

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

9:00 AM 10:00 AM

8:00 AM 9:00 AM

5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

12:00 PM 12:10 PM

11:00 AM 11:10 AM

10:00 AM 10:10 AM

9:00 AM 9:10 AM

6:00 PM 6:10 PM

Welcome Remarks

Vereen Barton, MAFP, MPhil, Captain, Assistant Division Chief,

Director of Investigative & OAO Services,

Maryland-National Capital Park Police

 

Mike Boward, Sergeant 

Fort Collins Police 

12:10 PM 1:10 PM

11:10 AM 12:10 PM

10:10 AM 11:10 AM

9:10 AM 10:10 AM

6:10 PM 7:10 PM

Strategies to Motivate Young Officers in an Evolving Profession

  • Explore the current landscape of the police profession and how aspiring female officers can achieve success as a police officer
  • Introduce motivational and inspirational tactics to empower, energize, and excite females to be leaders within your organization
  • Analyze the positive impact females have on the department and community and elevate them to reach their goals

 

Sasha Larkin, Deputy Chief, 

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department 

1:10 PM 2:00 PM

12:10 PM 1:00 PM

11:10 AM 12:00 PM

10:10 AM 11:00 AM

7:10 PM 8:00 PM

Balance the Conflict- Leading with your Heart and Experience to Achieve Goals

  • Evaluate the objectives that need to be achieved for organizational success
  • Analyze the objectives through a clear lens and calculate the best approach to achieve goals
  • Lead with your heart but allow experience, training, and knowledge help guide the final decision

 

Morgan C. Kane, MPA, Assistant Chief of Police

Metropolitan Police Department, Washington DC

2:00 PM 2:20 PM

1:00 PM 1:20 PM

12:00 PM 12:20 PM

11:00 AM 11:20 AM

8:00 PM 8:20 PM

Networking Break

2:20 PM 3:05 PM

1:20 PM 2:05 PM

12:20 PM 1:05 PM

11:20 AM 12:05 PM

8:20 PM 9:05 PM

Analyze the Progress and Benefits of the 30 X 30 Initiative

  • Assess the progress that has been made since the 30 X 30 Initiative was introduced and review the purpose of the program
  • Explore the mass amounts of data that is collected, analyzed, and reported to ensure your department is calculating the success accurately
  • Implement tested approaches to attract a diverse candidate pool to attain the 30% of candidates to reach the goal

 

Anthony Gibson, Sergeant,

Charleston Police Department

 

Terry Cherry, Senior Police Officer,

Charleston Police Department

 

Maureen "Mo" McGough, Chief of Strategic Initiative 

Co-Founder of the 30x30 Initiative 

Policing Project, NYU School of Law 

3:05 PM 3:50 PM

2:05 PM 2:50 PM

1:05 PM 1:50 PM

12:05 PM 12:50 PM

9:05 PM 8:50 PM

Best Practices for Female Supervisors Leading Male Professionals

  • Assess different leadership styles to identify the best approach to utilize to achieve success
  • Utilize confident communication techniques to connect with team members and reach organizational objectives
  • Assert authority when needed to ensure roles within the organization are understood and clear

 

Erica Lowry, Sergeant

Downtown Public Safety District 

Albuquerque Police Department 

 

Morgan C. Kane, MPA, Assistant Chief of Police

Metropolitan Police Department, Washington DC

 

Deanne Zeis, Lieutenant

Tucson Police Department

3:50 PM 5:00 PM

2:50 PM 4:00 PM

1:50 PM 3:00 PM

12:50 PM 2:00 PM

9:50 PM 11:00 PM

Networking Lunch

5:00 PM 5:45 PM

4:00 PM 4:45 PM

3:00 PM 3:45 PM

2:00 PM 2:45 PM

11:00 PM 10:45 PM

Who is in your Village? The Importance of Having a Dream Team

  • Examine the important people that you need in your life to achieve a successful work and life balance
  • Assess the different qualities that each has, and how they individually make you a better person
  • Calculate how you can give back to them to develop healthy relationships

  

Vereen Barton, MAFP, MPhil, Captain, Assistant Division Chief,  

Director of Investigative & OAO Services,  

Maryland-National Capital Park Police 

 

Tanzanika Carter, Assistant Sheriff,

San Francisco Sheriff's Office

5:45 PM 6:30 PM

4:45 PM 5:30 PM

3:45 PM 4:30 PM

2:45 PM 3:30 PM

11:45 PM 12:30 AM

Preparation to Return to Work Post Maternity

  • Analyze which assistance programs your organization offers to assist with mothers returning to work
  • Communicate with supervisors with important aspects of work/life balance including shift patterns, childcare, doctor’s appointments, and breast feeding
  • Connect with female coworkers with previous experience to ask for guidance and advice on best practices to achieve a successful return to work
  • Evaluate how to retrain your body to successfully complete work tasks that are needed as part of the profession

 

Lindsey Alli, MBA, CLEE, Sergeant, Cadet Program Coordinator, Recruiting Unit 

Columbus Division of Police 

6:30 PM 6:45 PM

5:30 PM 5:45 PM

4:30 PM 4:45 PM

3:30 PM 3:45 PM

12:30 AM 12:45 AM

Networking Break

6:45 PM 7:30 PM

5:45 PM 6:30 PM

4:45 PM 5:30 PM

3:45 PM 4:30 PM

12:45 AM 1:30 AM

Achieve Family Wellness Through Positive Communication

  • Assess the value of family and friends truly understanding your profession and achieve family “buy-in” for continued support
  • Implement effective communication with family members, partner, children, and friends and offer them support during difficult times
  • Give your best while at home by “shutting-off” when away from work and giving your entire focus to your family and loved ones

 

Diana Duffy, Assistant Chief - Patrol Services Bureau

Tucson Police Department

 

Jason Bentley, Officer,

Tucson Police Department

7:30 PM 8:15 PM

6:30 PM 7:15 PM

5:30 PM 6:15 PM

4:30 PM 5:15 PM

1:30 AM 2:15 AM

Creative Strategies to Achieve the Illusive Work/Life Balance Combination

  • Schedule ahead of time to ensure you are maximizing valuable time away from work with fun activities, family time, rest, and relaxation
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of working overtime in relation to what you are missing out on in your personal life
  • Explore new communication and scheduling techniques to avoid misunderstandings and missed opportunities

 

 

 Mandie Kelel, MS, Marriage and Family Therapist

Contract Therapist with North Las Vegas Police Department

 

Belinda Morales, Lieutenant

Tucson Police Department 

8:15 PM 8:30 PM

7:15 PM 7:30 PM

6:15 PM 6:30 PM

5:15 PM 5:30 PM

2:15 AM 1:30 AM

Closing Remarks

Vereen Barton, MAFP, MPhil, Captain, Assistant Division Chief,

Director of Investigative & OAO Services,

Maryland-National Capital Park Police

 

Mike Boward, Sergeant 

Fort Collins Police 

Networking Cocktail Reception and Interactive Roundtables 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 2:30 AM - 2:30 AM

8:30 PM 9:30 PM

7:30 PM 8:30 PM

6:30 PM 7:30 PM

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

2:30 AM 2:30 AM

Collaborate with Universities to Reach New Female Recruits

Roundtable 1

Identify local universities to collaborate with to attract future candidates to learn more about your organization.

 

Speaker to be announced

8:30 PM 9:30 PM

7:30 PM 8:30 PM

6:30 PM 7:30 PM

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

2:30 AM 2:30 AM

Elevate Your Recruiting with Social Media and Google Ads

Roundtable 2

Hear best practices and some "tricks of the trade" that can be utilized daily to get an edge on the competition, target better candidates, and bring in more diverse applications. 

 

Kelly Hajek, Executive Account Manager,  

Epic Recruiting 

  

Shauna Sharili, Executive Account Manager,  

Epic Recruiting

 

 

 

8:30 PM 9:30 PM

7:30 PM 8:30 PM

6:30 PM 7:30 PM

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

2:30 AM 2:30 AM

Create a Department Brand to Compete with Competitors

Roundtable 3

Assess the qualities and attributes that separates your department from its competitors and utilize these qualities to create your brand to improve marketing and recruiting efforts.

 

Mike Boward, Sergeant,

Fort Collins Police

8:30 PM 9:30 PM

7:30 PM 8:30 PM

6:30 PM 7:30 PM

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

2:30 AM 2:30 AM

Capitalize on Military Experience through Recruitment to Law Enforcement

Roundtable 4

Identify how to recruit professionals with a passion for service to become positive members of your organization.

 

Jason Tsui, Sergeant, Backgrounds & Recruiting Unit,

San Diego Police Department

8:30 PM 9:30 PM

7:30 PM 8:30 PM

6:30 PM 7:30 PM

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

2:30 AM 2:30 AM

Best Practices to Communicate with Leadership to Achieve “Buy In”

Roundtable 5

Identify communication tools and best approaches for successful communication with senior leadership to drive change within your department.

 

Emily McKinley, Major

Louisville Metro Police Department

8:30 PM 9:30 PM

7:30 PM 8:30 PM

6:30 PM 7:30 PM

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

2:30 AM 2:30 AM

Leave Work at Work- Switching Off

Roundtable 6

Assess proven strategies to help you turn off the switch and maximize your time away from work.

 

Mandie Kelel, MS, Marriage and Family Therapist
Contract Therapist with North Las Vegas Police Department

8:30 PM 9:30 PM

7:30 PM 8:30 PM

6:30 PM 7:30 PM

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

2:30 AM 2:30 AM

Strategies to Lose Weight when the Weight of the World is on Your Shoulders

Roundtable 7

Explore physical and mental health strategies to clear the fog caused by occupational and family stress and in doing so, regain your peace of mind, energy, and strength so that you can optimize your health and body weight.   

 

Mandy Nice, Cordico Strategic Wellness Director,

Lexipol

8:30 PM 9:30 PM

7:30 PM 8:30 PM

6:30 PM 7:30 PM

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

2:30 AM 2:30 AM

Financial Literacy and Preparation

Roundtable 8

Examine best practices to be used or shared within your department for financial success. Understand the importance of managing finances and preparing for the future.

 

Vereen Barton, MAFP, MPhil, Captain,

Assistant Division Chief,

Director of Investigative & OAO Services,

Maryland-National Capital Park Police

 

Howard V. Brown, Sergeant, Office of Accountability and Oversight 

Maryland National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s Division 

Friday - December 16, 2022

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

9:00 AM 10:00 AM

8:00 AM 9:00 AM

5:00 PM 6:00 PM

Networking Breakfast

12:00 PM 12:10 PM

11:00 AM 11:10 AM

10:00 AM 10:10 AM

9:00 AM 9:10 AM

6:00 PM 6:10 PM

Opening Remarks

Vereen Barton, MAFP, MPhil, Captain, Assistant Division Chief,

Director of Investigative & OAO Services,

Maryland-National Capital Park Police

 

Mike Boward, Sergeant 

Fort Collins Police 

12:10 PM 1:00 PM

11:10 AM 12:00 PM

10:10 AM 11:00 AM

9:10 AM 10:00 AM

6:10 PM 7:00 PM

Strategies to Create a Foundation Program to Achieve Physical Success

  • Analyze your current levels of fitness and diet to identify areas of improvement
  • Introduce a physical and nutrition program to achieve goals
  • Adapt at different stages of your career to your physical needs to ensure a healthy lifestyle

 

Kristen Wright, Sergeant, Recruiting and Sworn Selection Unit,

Arizona Department of Public Safety

1:00 PM 1:45 PM

12:00 PM 12:45 PM

11:00 AM 11:45 AM

10:00 AM 10:45 AM

7:00 PM 7:45 PM

Programs to Address Mental Health and Wellness

  • Analyze tactics to install a culture of wellness excellence within your department
  • Examine which wellness resources are available for your officers, including wellness apps, books and articles
  • Offer guidance through communication that focuses on the importance of a daily routine, nutrition advice, energy management, and benefits of sleep and rest
  • Explore opportunities to overcome and grow from traumatic work-related incidents to remain healthy and strong

 

Mandy Nice, Cordico Strategic Wellness Director,

Lexipol

 

Mike Boward, Sergeant,

Fort Collins Police

1:45 PM 2:05 PM

12:45 PM 1:05 PM

11:45 AM 12:05 PM

10:45 AM 11:05 AM

7:45 PM 8:05 PM

Networking Break

2:05 PM 2:50 PM

1:05 PM 1:50 PM

12:05 PM 12:50 PM

11:05 AM 11:50 AM

8:05 PM 8:50 PM

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 

  

Alex Johnston, Chief Creative Officer,  

Epic Recruiting 

2:50 PM 3:45 PM

1:50 PM 2:45 PM

12:50 PM 1:45 PM

11:50 AM 12:45 PM

8:50 PM 9:45 PM

Prepare Academy Recruits for Field Training to Improve Retention

  • Implement tactics to promote excellence during the academy process to ensure quality carries through to the profession
  • Utilize training practices, guidance, and communication to identify candidates close to dropping out in order to improve retention
  • Address female specific issues in the academy process and offer additional education, training and knowledge transfer to ensure academy success

 

Yasmin Brown, Captain, Assistant Chief, Support Operations,

Maryland-National Capital Park Police

3:45 PM 4:45 PM

2:45 PM 3:45 PM

1:45 PM 2:45 PM

12:45 PM 1:45 PM

9:45 PM 10:45 PM

Networking Lunch

4:45 PM 5:30 PM

3:45 PM 4:30 PM

2:45 PM 3:30 PM

1:45 PM 2:30 PM

10:45 PM 11:30 PM

Proven Strategies to Recruit a New Generation of Female Candidates

  • Explore new approaches in youth engagement to ensure you are reaching your target audience through a specific marketing campaign
  • Understand equity and diversity and how it can impact your recruiting approach
  • Harness the nobility of the profession as a key attribute within your recruiting message
  • Utilize your current workforce as ambassadors for your department to extend your marketing reach

 

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

  

Julie Nabors, Sergeant, Background & Recruitment 

Metro Nashville Police Department 

 

Nicole Jones, Commander 

San Francisco Police Department 

5:30 PM 6:15 PM

4:30 PM 5:15 PM

3:30 PM 4:15 PM

2:30 PM 3:15 PM

11:30 PM 12:15 AM

Tactics to Retain Valuable Female Professionals

  • Comprehend the value that female officers bring to your department and community to drive the incentive to retain valuable assets
  • Explore incentives that can be offered that impact female officers lives that improve the chances of retention
  • Implement a regular “check-in” with officers to identify red flags at an early stage and intervene to show their value and worth to the department

 

Yasmin Brown, Captain, Assistant Chief, Support Operations

Maryland-National Capital Park Police

 

Tanzanika Carter, Assistant Sheriff,

San Francisco Sheriff's Office

6:15 PM 6:30 PM

5:15 PM 5:30 PM

4:15 PM 4:30 PM

3:15 PM 3:30 PM

12:15 AM 12:30 AM

Closing Session

Vereen Barton, MAFP, MPhil, Captain, Assistant Division Chief,

Director of Investigative & OAO Services,

Maryland-National Capital Park Police

 

Mike Boward, Sergeant 

Fort Collins Police