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Harry P. Dolan

Harry P. Dolan

Chief of Police (Ret.)

Harry P. Dolan is a 32-year police veteran who served as a Chief of Police since 1987. As one of the nation's most experienced police chiefs, he brings 25 years of public safety executive experience to Dolan Consulting Group. He retired in October 2012 as Chief of Police of the Raleigh (N.C.) Police Department, an agency comprised of nearly 900 employees in America's 42nd largest city.

Chief Dolan began his law enforcement career in 1980 as a deputy sheriff in Asheville, North Carolina and served there until early 1982, when he joined the Raleigh Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer. In 1987, he was appointed Chief of Police for the N.C. Department of Human Resources Police Department, located in Black Mountain. He served as Chief of Police in Lumberton, N.C. from 1992 until 1998, when he became Chief of Police of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Police Department. He served in that capacity for nearly ten years before becoming Chief of the Raleigh Police Department in September 2007. As Chief, he raised the bar at every organization and left each in a better position to both achieve and sustain success.

Harry Dolan has lectured throughout the United States and has trained thousands of public safety professionals in the fields of Leadership & Management, Communications Skills, and Community Policing. Past participants have consistently described Chief Dolan's presentations as career changing, characterized by his sense of humor and unique ability to maintain participants' interest throughout his training sessions. Chief Dolan's demonstrated ability to connect with his clientele and deliver insightful instruction all with uncompromising principles will be of tremendous value in the private sector.

Chief Dolan's unbridled passion to achieve service-excellence is a driving force behind Dolan Consulting Group. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University and holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Dr. Richard Johnson

Dr. Richard Johnson

Chief Academic Officer

Richard R. Johnson, PhD, is a trainer and researcher with Dolan Consulting Group. He has decades of experience teaching and training on various topics associated with criminal justice, and has conducted research on a variety of topics related to crime and law enforcement. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration and criminal justice from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University, with a minor in social psychology. He possesses a master’s degree in criminology from Indiana State University. He earned his doctorate in criminal justice from the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati with concentrations in policing and criminal justice administration.

Dr. Johnson has published more than 50 articles on various criminal justice topics in academic research journals, including Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, Criminal Justice & Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Police Quarterly. He has also published more than a dozen articles in law enforcement trade journals such as the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Police Chief, Law & Order, National Sheriff, and Ohio Police Chief. His research has primarily focused on police-citizen interactions, justice system responses to domestic violence, and issues of police administration and management. Dr. Johnson retired as a full professor of criminal justice at the University of Toledo in 2016.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Johnson served several years working within the criminal justice system. He served as a trooper with the Indiana State Police, working uniformed patrol in Northwest Indiana. He served as a criminal investigator with the Kane County State’s Attorney Office in Illinois, where he investigated domestic violence and child sexual assault cases. He served as an intensive probation officer for felony domestic violence offenders with the Illinois 16th Judicial Circuit. Dr. Johnson is also a proud military veteran having served as a military police officer with the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, including active duty service after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Before that, he served as an infantry soldier and field medic in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard.

Matt Dolan

Matt Dolan

Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC

Matt Dolan is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois, who specializes in training and advising public safety agencies in matters of legal liability. His training focuses on helping agency leaders create sound policies and procedures as a proactive means of minimizing their exposure to costly liability.

Matt received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from DePaul University and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

A member of a law enforcement family dating back three generations, he serves as both Director and Public Safety Instructor with Dolan Consulting Group. He has trained and advised thousands of public safety professionals throughout the United States in matters of legal liability.

Brian Nanavaty

Brian Nanavaty

Captain, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN

Captain Brian Nanavaty retired in 2017 after 33 years with the Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) where in 2010 he created the IMPD Office of Professional Development and Wellness (OPDW) and served as Professional Performance Manager. His innovative programs created a culture of health at IMPD and a reduction of officer disciplinary referrals by 40%.

During his career and in retirement Nanavaty continues to instruct officers, executives, union officials, insurance providers and clinicians in the areas of personal and career survival for the Department of Justice (DOJ), the FBI, Safe Call Now, the Dolan Consulting Group and at major conferences including IACP, ILEETA, IADLEST, NOBLE, FOP and EAPA conferences. Nanavaty was a headline presenter at the 2017 National Crime Summit and has been featured on Police One.com and in Law and Order magazine and the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.

Nanavaty currently serves on the FBINAA and Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Safety and Wellness Committees where he assisted in the legislation for the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act (2018). As part of his committee duties he has also designed a training portal for members and vets treatment and recovery facilities for first responders. Nanavaty additionally serves on the Executive Board of the National Institute for Public Safety Health, is a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management working group for the IACP Policy Center and is a consultant with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) on officer wellness issues.

In 2015, Nanavaty and IMPD received the inaugural Destination Zero Valor Award from the DOJ and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) for his officer and agency wellness programs and in 2016, in addition to appearing in front of the US Congress on the issue of officer wellness, Nanavaty was a finalist for the prestigious International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Officer of the Year award. In 2016, the White House sent US Attorney General Loretta Lynch to Indianapolis as part of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing where Lynch stated “Captain Nanavaty’s officer and agency wellness program in Indianapolis should be the model for law enforcement across the US.”

In 2016, Nanavaty and IMPD were awarded the BJA/COPS Microgrant for Officer Safety and Wellness and were represented in the BJA/COPS Officer Safety and Wellness Group and chronicled in the BJA/COPS Improving Law Enforcement Resilience publication October 2016. In 2019, Nanavaty’s groundbreaking work at IMPD was part of the 11 successful agency case studies summarized in the DOJ’s Report to Congress (March 2019).

Captain Nanavaty attended Franklin College (IN), Drew University (NJ), and the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of the 255th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico VA. From 1994-2003 he was Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Indiana and Purdue Universities.

Contact Captain Nanavaty at bn@healthyhirehealthyretire.com or at (317) 339-5118

Daniel Nieters

Daniel Nieters

Lieutenant, Raleigh Police Department, NC

Daniel is a graduate of North Carolina State University and a 14-year police veteran of Raleigh Police Department. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2010 and remained at the Training Academy as the Raleigh Police Commandant. He currently serves as a field operations Lieutenant.

During his career, he has trained over 400 basic and lateral police recruits. Daniel has presented at the Problem Oriented Police Conference for Speeding in Residential Neighborhoods in 2002 and received a Goldstein Award for his effort. Daniel developed and implemented a Field Training Program for Raleigh Police Department creating consistency between the Academy and the field.

Paul W. Luster

Paul W. Luster

Capt., Kansas City Police Department, MO

Paul Luster is a 19 year veteran of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department currently holding the rank of Captain.  He brings a unique blend of professional experience to the classroom having served assignments in the patrol, investigations, and administration bureaus.  In addition his regular duties, he instructs leadership and communications courses on a regular basis.

 

Students enjoy Captain Luster’s humble approach, humor, and ability to engage the class throughout training courses. Captain Luster continuously researches current topics and trends and incorporates them into training opportunities.  He emphasizes the importance of effective communication and how it plays a significant role in the many facets of policing.


Throughout his career Captain Luster has received numerous awards and commendations including the department’s Certificate of Commendation, Meritorious Service Award, and Special Unit Citation.  Captain Luster graduated magna cum laude from Park University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice – Law Enforcement and holds several specialty instructor certifications.  He has been published in the topic of effective communications in policing. Captain Luster is currently assigned to the department’s regional criminalistics laboratory.   

 

Eric Sweden

Eric Sweden

Lieutenant, Raleigh Police Department, NC

Lieutenant Eric Sweden began his career in public safety as a volunteer fireman. He was then a full time paramedic, training officer and supervisor in Hartford, Connecticut before teaching EMS programs at the Emergency Training Center (affiliate of the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine) and the University of Hartford. Eric then began his career in law enforcement with the Town of Old Lyme Police Department and attended the Connecticut Police Academy in 1990.

Eric has been with the City of Raleigh, North Carolina Police Department since 2000 and served as a patrol officer for six years before being promoted to Detective, serving as a general investigator. The following three years, he was then assigned to the department’s ‘Collision Reconstruction Unit’ and then spent a year with the Department’s full time training academy before being promoted to Sergeant in 2011, where he currently serves as a Patrol Sergeant and Hostage Negotiator. Eric has lectured throughout the Southeastern United States in the areas of traffic safety, collision investigation, court testimony and conflict resolution. He frequently teaches for the Raleigh Police Department as well as for the NC Conference of District Attorneys and NC Community College System. He has been qualified as an expert in both District and Superior Court for North Carolina in the areas of collision reconstruction and impaired driving. Eric recently has been promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant.

Lt. Sweden is a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor through the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).  He has been credentialed as a National Registry and Critical Care Paramedic and has taught advance level EMS programs as a credentialed EMT-Paramedic in the State of North Carolina.

Bill Bongle

Bill Bongle

Captain, Green Bay Police Department, WI (Ret.)

Bill Bongle is one of the nation’s leading authorities on community and problem oriented policing. He is a 29 year police veteran, rising to the rank of Captain before retiring from the Green Bay Police Department in 2015. Bill’s unique blend of community engagement skills, experiences and down-to-earth personality have made him a sought after presenter at conferences across the US and the UK.

Bill works with public safety professionals like you to develop innovative ways of building trust and partnerships with your community. He coauthored “Street Sweeping, Broadway Style”, a project which won the International Herman Goldstein Award. His work has been published in various law enforcement publications including the Center for Problem Oriented Policing and the Police Executive Research Forum. He was also instrumental in developing a number of initiatives including: Green Bay’s first Community Policing team, the “no sell list” for chronic alcohol abusers, chronic nuisance abatement program, Green Bay’s “Armadillo” nuisance abatement vehicle, the WOW Awards customer service program, and the Green Bay Police Department’s social media presence. Bill’s ongoing thirst for knowledge motivated him to continue his education, graduating in 2013 summa cum laude and earning a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management from Concordia University. Bill is also a technology buff and was trained as a computer forensic analyst. His interest in aviation and technology drew him into the world of drones. He has developed a very unique training program for public safety on investigating drone related incidents, the first training of its kind in the nation.

Bill lives in NE Wisconsin with his wife of 32 years, Beth and his hyperactive border collie. He has two children and two grandsons.

James Gray

James Gray

Officer, Indianapolis Metro Police Dept, IN

James Gray is a 23 year veteran of the Indianapolis Metro Police Department, having spent the majority of that time on the street. He is also 18.5 year member of SWAT having recently retired from the team in April of 2015. He is currently assigned to the Firearms Range within the Training Division. 

Chuck L. Wilson

Chuck L. Wilson

Captain, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, NC

Captain Wilson has been a member of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office since 1996. He is currently serving as the Division Commander for the Support Services Division. He has previously served as the Assistant Division Commander for the Support Services Division and the Vice and Narcotics Division. Captain Wilson also served as the Internal Affairs Coordinator, the Emergency Response Team Commander, and as Patrol Supervisor.

Captain Wilson was a founding member of the Sheriff’s Peer Support Group and currently oversees the Peer Support Group as one of his collateral duties. The Peer Support Group coordinates post critical incident debriefings for law enforcement officers who have been involved in critical incidents.

During his career Captain Wilson has worked in the Custody Division, Civil Division, Patrol Division, Support Services Division, and the Narcotics Division. While in Patrol Division, Captain Wilson worked as a field training officer, a traffic deputy, and as an assistant street supervisor.

Captain Wilson has over 2,000 hours of law enforcement training. He completed the Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP) at North Carolina State University’s School of Government in 2012. He is certified as a law enforcement instructor in North Carolina and enjoys teaching law enforcement officers about stress management, ethics, and leadership. Captain Wilson is a graduate of the FBI Nation Academy (class #258).

Captain Wilson is a United States Marine Corps veteran having received an honorable discharge for his service from 1990-1994 and again he received an honorable discharge for his Service from 2001-2004.

Bill Westfall

Bill Westfall

President, Gallagher-Westfall Group, IN | Director, Florida Department of Law Enforcement Academy, FL (Ret.)

William S. Westfall is currently President of the Gallagher - Westfall Group of Indiana where he manages, develops and provides a wide range of leadership, supervision and management services to the public sector. He has provided, liability, leadership and supervisory training to thousands of police officers and public sector personnel in nearly every state in the United States as well as having been featured as a guest speaker on the Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN), the Fire Emergency Television Network (FETN), The University of Portsmouth, England and General Session Speaker for the 1997 ASLET Conference. He is well known for practical but powerful motivational and inspirational learning experiences.

Previously Mr. Westfall was the Assistant Director of the Institute for Liability Management, an organization devoted to law enforcement liability reduction.

Prior to his appointment with the Institute, Mr. Westfall was Director of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy where he oversaw the upgrading of the entry level basic law enforcement curriculum to a ten week 500+ hour program, directed the establishment of the MLEA Executive Institute for chiefs and sheriffs and assisted with the restructuring of courses for supervisors and for in-service training.

Mr. Westfall also served as Director of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Academy responsible for training programs delivered across the state for all law enforcement agencies. His duties also included the administration of the Organized Crime Institute, the Executive Institute and the development of the Center for Advanced Law Enforcement Studies.

In prior positions, Mr. Westfall has served as Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Bureau Chief for the Division of Police Standards and Training for the state of Florida charged with the enforcement of all pre-employment standards for police and corrections officers, their certification, and then decertification if they failed to maintain those norms.

Mr. Westfall began his career in law enforcement with the Alaska State Troopers where he served in a variety of functions during a four year tenure. In 1969 he was selected as "Trooper of the Year" for the South-central Region and was recognized by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce as "Lawman of the Year" for services provided to the Anchorage area. Prior to his entry into law enforcement, Mr. Westfall served a four-year term in the United States Marine Corps to include Vietnam.

Mr. Westfall received his BA in Criminology cum laude from Florida State University and has completed course work toward a graduate degree in Public Administration. He is also a graduate of the respected FBI National Academy where he was selected as class spokesman for the 141st Session.

Scott Grainer

Scott Grainer

Detective, Internal Affairs Bureau, New York Police Department, NY (Ret.)

Scott M. Grainer began his career in 1986 and patrolled the streets of Brooklyn in the 60, 61 and 77 Precincts. While assigned to the 60 Precinct he was a Field Training Officer. In 1988 He then transferred to the Highway Patrol in Brooklyn where he was involved in investigating DWI’s. He also was certified as an Accident Investigator. Scott was also part of the Top Cops program teaching tactics to all members of the NYPD.

In 1996, he was promoted to Detective and assigned to the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau. During his time with the Internal Affairs Bureau, Scott was certified as an instructor and taught newly promoted investigators, civilian members, undercover officers and rookie officers. He was also trained in Dignitary Protection.

After retiring from the NYPD in 2006, Scott spent the last ten years as a Security Guard at Good Samaritan Hospital in Long Island, New York, as well as at Duke Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. While working at Duke Hospital, Scott received numerous letters of commendation for his excellent customer service. In 2012, he was named Employee of the Month and received the Chief’s Award, also known as Employee of the Year. During his time spent at Duke, Scott received training in Customer Service Excellence as well as Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) and became a part of the Crisis Intervention Team within the Duke Police Department. In February 2016 he was certified by the Crisis Prevention Institute as an instructor in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.

Willie Williams

Willie Williams

Chief of Police, North Carolina Central University Police Department, NC (Ret.)

Chief Williams is a three-time police chief, retired from the North Carolina Central University in 2012 where he had served as Chief of Police since November 2006. An industry expert on management and leadership, Chief Williams has served in a variety of assignments in the patrol division, narcotics bureau, criminal investigations division, criminal intelligence bureau, and the administrative division.  Willie serves as a Senior Consultant at Developmental Associates.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Education from North Carolina Wesleyan College. Chief Williams is a graduate of the FBI Academy (129th Session) and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Training Program, 1994. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute and Municipal/County Government Program at the Institute of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

At North Carolina Central University (NCCU), Chief Williams made Public Safety a top priority. Under his administration, the NCCU Police Department became one of the most effective and progressive university law enforcement agencies in the state. Under his leadership, NCCU Police Department was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). During his tenure he worked aggressively with his team to establish goals and a philosophy to become a “High Performance Agency”, defined as one that provides courteous, flexible and effective police services to the community. The NCCU Police Department became a customer friendly agency with clearly defined philosophies, values and policies. Chief Williams developed the agency into a values-driven organization rather than policy-driven.

Jose L. Lopez Sr.

Jose L. Lopez Sr.

Chief, Durham Police Department, NC (Ret.)

Jose L. Lopez Sr. is a 32 year police veteran who brings over ten years of public safety executive experience to Dolan Consulting Group.  He retired in December 2015 as Chief of Police of the Durham (NC) Police Department, an agency comprised of over 700 employees in North Carolina’s fourth largest city. During his tenure he was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to serve on the Street Safe Task Force and the Gang Task Force.  He also served for two years as Chairperson to the Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).

Chief Lopez began his law enforcement career in 1983 as a patrol officer in Hartford, Connecticut.  During his 23 years of service Chief Lopez rose through the ranks serving in every division at different levels and retired in 2007 at the rank of Assistant Chief.  As Assistant Chief, Chief Lopez was responsible for both the Patrol and Investigative Bureaus.  During his tenure he also served as commander of the Crisis Negotiation Team and his efforts were featured in the National Tactical Officers Association Journal.

Chief Lopez has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Police Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 183rd Session, the Senior Management Institute for Police 36th Session and the FBI National Executive Institute 37th Session. Chief Lopez has also attended the National Counter-Terrorism Training through the Anti-Defamation League in Israel.

Chief Lopez served his country as a Law Enforcement Specialist in the US Air Force and received an honorable discharge after a four year commitment.

Chief Lopez is married to retired Hartford Police Officer Rebecca Lopez. Both joined as a married couple, completing the academy and being sworn in as police officers together.

Chief Lopez is also fluent in Spanish.

Kevin Winer

Kevin Winer

Chief Criminalist

Kevin Winer received a B.S. in Chemistry and in Honors Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.  Kevin is a 19-year veteran of the Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory and currently serves as the Chief Criminalist Supervisor of the Trace Evidence Section.  He has extensive experience in crime scene reconstruction and bloodstain pattern analysis.

Kevin is currently the Chair of the bloodstain pattern analysis research task group within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees on Forensic Science (OSAC).  He routinely responds to major crimes scenes and directs trace evidence collection as well as bloodstain pattern documentation.

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams

Lieutenant, Hawthorne Police Department, CA

Robbie Williams is a 21-year veteran with the Hawthorne Police Department and is currently a Police Lieutenant and National ‘Coffee with A Cop’ Instructor. Lieutenant Williams past assignments and roles include Watch Commander; Community Affairs Unit Supervisor; Special Victims Investigation Supervisor, and Robbery & Homicide Investigation.

Daniel T. Savage

Daniel T. Savage

Deputy Chief Grand Rapids Police Department (ret.)

Chief Savage is a 35-year police veteran who brings over 20 years of public safety executive experience planning and responding to critical incidents. He is one of the most experienced public safety emergency response professionals in the country.

Rick Rocchetti

Rick Rocchetti

Rick Rocchetti is President and CEO of Rocchetti and Associates, Inc. where he provides consulting services to the public and healthcare sectors. For the Dolan Consulting Group, he is an organization consultant, researcher, executive coach and trainer.

Rick has been working with local government (both internally and externally) for over 30 years.  Rick’s work focuses on leadership, strategy, change and teams. Rick helps senior leaders deal with the challenges they face politically, organizationally and from a community perspective. Rick is a trusted advisor and partner to senior level government officials.

His academic background includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Bluefield State College, a Master’s of Science in Religious Education (Adult Education and Pastoral Ministry) from Fordham University, a Master’s of Science in Organization Development from the American University in Washington, DC. He has completed the Municipal and County Administration Course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has completed the Business Coach Certificate Program at North Carolina State University and is currently PCC pending from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Rick has published numerous articles on change, strategy and leadership in a variety of worldwide trade journals. Rick has worked with the Raleigh Police Department assisting with Strategic Planning, executive coaching and leader development programs.

Robert Fields

Robert Fields

CSI Supervisor

Robert Fields received a B.S degree in Biology from the University of Central Missouri and a M.S. degree in Forensic Science from National University.  Rob has eleven years of crime scene experience and is currently a Crime Scene Supervisor with the Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory.  He is a member of the American Association of Forensic Science, the International Association of Identification, and the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction. 

Linda R. Netzel

Linda R. Netzel

Director of Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory

Linda R. Netzel received a B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Criminalistics from Metropolitan State College of Denver, in 1991. She has twenty-three years of forensic experience and is currently the director of the Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory.

Prior to becoming the director, she was a criminalist in the DNA and trace evidence sections of the laboratory. Additionally, Netzel has extensive homicide crime scene experience and instructs crime scene investigators on crime scene reconstruction and physical evidence collection and preservation. She has been published in Forensic Science International Genetics, the Journal of Emergency Nursing and CRC Press.  

Netzel is a member of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists and the American Board of Criminalistics.

Dennis L. Parker

Dennis L. Parker

Law Enforcement and Insurance Fraud Investigator (ret.)

Dennis Parker brings a unique perspective to the understanding of investigative interviewing because of his diverse experience in law enforcement and insurance fraud investigation.  Dennis has more than 18 years of law enforcement experience from the municipal to the federal level.  He also graduated from several law enforcement training academies and other training courses designed specifically for police or investigative interviewing.  Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville Texas in 1985.

Dennis’ work experience includes 5 years as a police officer in and around Houston Texas and 13 years in the United States Air Force as an NCO and Commissioned Officer.  As an Air Force OSI Special Agent, Dennis led a group of federal investigators tasked with investigating felony criminal, major fraud and counter-intelligence cases.  His investigations included fraud, child abuse and child homicide investigations, one of which is highlighted in his 8-hour course.

Dennis also has more than 10 years’ experience investigating and managing insurance fraud programs.  During that period of time Dennis conducted more than 1400 “examinations under oath” or sworn statements usually in the presence of the interviewee’s attorney while investigating insurance fraud.  Dennis invented tactics specifically designed to deal with the differences and disadvantages between “police” interviews and interviews conducted in the opposing attorney’s office and control.

Dennis has provided classes to law enforcement, Children’s and Adult’s Protective Services, Probation departments and insurance investigators since 2003. He is also a regular speaker at ACFE events in Texas and a conference speaker at the annual Texas Adult Protective Services conference in San Antonio and South Padre Island Texas since 2009.

David W. Linthicum

David W. Linthicum

Captain Raleigh Police Department (ret.)

David W. Linthicum is a 26-year police veteran who retired from the Raleigh Police Department at the rank of captain. During his career he served in patrol, investigations, administration, and in the bomb squad. As a leader, he served as a patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, watch commander, district commander, and commander of special operations division.

Dan Lind

Dan Lind

Lieutenant Dan Lind, (ret.)

Dan has more than 33 years of law enforcement experience and retired after 30 years with the Grand Rapids Police Department. He served as the Training Bureau Commander for 20 years, and previously held Sergeant (Team Leader) on the Department’s full-time SWAT and Street Crimes Unit. Additional assignments included Detective Unit Fugitive Apprehension Team, Patrol, Background Investigator, Recruiter, FTO, and Instructor. The vast majority of his career has been dedicated to Tactical Operations, Training, Personnel Development and most notably the development and implementation of dynamic scenario-based training.

Chris Cognac

Chris Cognac

Sergeant, Hawthorne Police Department, CA

Sergeant Chris Cognac is a 22-year veteran of the Hawthorne Police Department. He is currently assigned to the Community Affairs Unit but has served in numerous capacities from uniform patrol, to sexual assault and crimes against children detective, to cooperative resource unit, to aviation bureau, to undercover narcotics supervisor.

Brian McEwen

Brian McEwen

Sergeant, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN

Sergeant Brian McEwen is a 20-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and has a wide range of experience in law enforcement, from working in the Operations Division as a uniformed patrol officer and supervisor to working in the Office of the Chief.

For 5 years, Sergeant McEwen was assigned to the Professional Standards Branch, starting off in Internal Affairs and then becoming the departments Performance Standards Manager and Accreditation Manager, where he was responsible for ensuring accountability and compliance with department standards and policies, monitoring citizen’s complaints, formal discipline, and the agency’s performance appraisal system. Additionally, Sergeant McEwen lead the Office of Planning and Research, where his responsibilities included managing the departments written directive system and ensuring IMPD maintained CALEA (Commission of Accreditation Law Enforcement Agencies™) national accreditation. Finally, Sergeant McEwen was responsible for creating the department’s electronic special field reporting system, was instrumental in the creation and administration of the department’s new disciplinary matrix system, and early intervention program. Sergeant McEwen now applies the principles and systems he helped develop as a uniformed patrol supervisor.

Sergeant McEwen is a four-time attendee of William Westfall’s “Emerson Summit,” which is an annual gathering of nationally recognized leaders in their fields. He is also an Indiana state certified Training Instructor, a graduate and faculty member of the IMPD Leadership Academy, and the 2016 recipient of the prestigious IMPD Joshua Chamberlain Leadership Award.

Gerard Braud

Gerard Braud

CSP, Fellow IEC

Gerard Braud is an international expert, coach, trainer, author and professional speaker, who has worked with organizations on five continents. Known as the guy to call when it hits the fan, he is widely regarded as an expert in crisis communications and media issues.

Everett C. Babcock

Everett C. Babcock

Cpt., Kansas City Police Department, MO

Captain Everett C. Babcock has over 29 years of law enforcement experience with over 21 years assigned to investigations. He has served in the Kansas City Missouri Police Department's Homicide Unit as both a detective and a sergeant. Captain Babcock is currently assigned as a Commander in the Center Patrol Division of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. Prior to his promotion to Captain, Sergeant Babcock was assigned to the Homicide Unit's Assault Squad, and as a supervisor in charge of officer-involved shooting investigations. 

Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll

Sergeant, Providence (RI) Police Department

Sergeant Sean Carroll is a decorated veteran of the Providence (RI) Police Department who currently serves as a Patrol Bureau Supervisor. He has accumulated a unique wealth of real world experiences in various positions over the last 20 years in a capital city department that has over 440 members.

James Bell

James Bell

Sergeant

Sgt. James Bell is a 19-year police veteran, who has been serving as a Patrol Supervisor for the last 13 years. During his career, he has been an FTO and a Detective. He also has 7 years of experience with the NBPD SWAT Team and is a current member of the NBPD Crisis Negotiation Team.

Dawn Parsons

Dawn Parsons

Criminal Prosecutor, Jackson County

Dawn Parsons brings 23 years of criminal prosecutorial experience to her training. During her time with the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office in Kansas City, Missouri, she served as the first chair in over 90 felony jury trials, lead the Drug Unit/Street Crimes Division for 9 years, and served as the Chief Litigation Specialist for the office prior to beginning work in private practice in 2015. During her tenure as a prosecutor, she trained hundreds of Kansas City police officers in the areas of personal and professional liability related to their work as police officers. Dawn earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Michael Burton

Michael Burton

Training Coordinator, New Braunfels (TX) Police Dept.

Michael Burton is the Training Coordinator for the New Braunfels (TX) Police Department. He leads and coordinates all hiring, processing, and training for department personnel to include officers, dispatchers, records clerks, and other civilian personnel. He also serves as the Agency’s representative to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as a contractual training provider, and coordinates quality training and education opportunities for Central and South Texas law enforcement agencies. He has served in numerous capacities over the last 17 years to include: Corrections, Patrol, High-Risk (SWAT) Operations, and Police Administration. Michael has been field training Texas Peace Officers since 2006. He is a certified Instructor and has a Master Peace Officer Proficiency License. Michael brings valuable experience and knowledge into the classroom that combines field officer personality and administrative perspective that is unique and creates a great learning experience.

Kenneth Dugger

Kenneth Dugger

Chief Kenneth Dugger (ret.)

Chief Dugger’s background includes over 35 years of law enforcement experience, 26 years as a supervisor or manager, retiring as a Chief from both the Broward County, and Monroe County, Florida Sheriff’s Offices. Mr. Dugger has been a member of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Field Force since 1992 and was the Training and Logistics Commander for the Broward Sheriff Office Field Force, a position he held for 11 years until his retirement.

Chief Dugger designed numerous training courses, field exercises and curriculum processes for field force mobilization, deployment, and sustainment and demobilization events. In Monroe County, Chief Dugger was the Law Enforcement Bureau Chief and developed, trained and equipped the Sheriff’s Office Rapid Deployment Force.

Chief Dugger has been involved in several hurricane recovery responses since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. He was the field commander for the Broward Sheriff’s Office Field Force assigned to storm ravaged Wauchula (Hardee County), Florida, after Hurricane Charlie in 2004. In the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) in 2005, BSO Field Forces were again mobilized to assist in recovery efforts. Mr. Dugger has also co- commanded Broward Sheriff’s Office Field Forces during two Level 1 National Security Events, including the 2003 Fair Trade Area of the Americas protests in Miami, Florida, and the 35th General Assembly of the Organization of American States protests in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.               

Chief Dugger’s educational experience consists of an associate degree in Police Science, from Miami-Dade Community College; a bachelor’s degree in Criminology, from St. Leo College; and a master’s degree in Vocational Education Administration and Supervision, from Florida International University.

Scott W. Phillips

Scott W. Phillips

Scott W. Phillips, PhD

Scott is a full professor in the State University of New York – Buffalo State. In 2006, he earned a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany. Since then he has published over 35 peer-reviewed research articles focusing on empirical examinations of police decision making, police attitudes, and police culture. 

Scott’s research has examined the arrest and criminal charging decisions when officers handle domestic violence incidents, police officer’s attitudes about the use of force, police officer self-motivation, diffusion of policing innovations, aspects of police militarization, the use of body-worn cameras, and the factors influencing an officer’s use of deadly force. 

Scott was selected twice as the Futurist Scholar in Residence with the Behavioral Science Unit at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy in Quantico, VA. In addition, he worked in the COPS Office with the U.S. Department of Justice, and served as a police officer in Houston, TX.

Harold Bozeman

Harold Bozeman

Lt. Harold Bozeman

Lieutenant Harold Bozeman has served with the Wilmington Delaware Police Department for more than 21 years and is in his fifth year as the President of the local FOP: Delaware Lodge 1. For eighteen years he has served on the Critical Incident Stress Management Team, climbing through the ranks from basic peer supporter to Team Commander and training coordinator and now manages the team of twenty-one CISM providers in an urban police department with 315 sworn officers and 65 civilian employees. As a supervising member of Delaware CISM, he responds as mutual aid for critical incidents state-wide. He is also a Team Leader on the Crisis Management Hostage Negotiations Team. Lt. Bozeman was instrumental in bringing the Crisis Intervention Team concept to the State of Delaware and his home department and in developing the program for full implementation. He now serves as the CIT Coordinator for the Wilmington Police and is on the Delaware State CIT committee as a law enforcement advisor and faculty member.

 

He has delivered officer wellness, stress management, and hostage negotiations training to police academy classes since 2002. Additionally, he has instructed thousands of sworn personnel and civilians at FOP and National Alliance on Mental Illness conferences as well as at dozens of private and departmental training events. He is a recognized instructor for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in their peer support, family, and mental health advocacy programs.

 

Lt. Bozeman serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Delaware and the Trauma Survivors Foundation where he develops and delivers training material for officer wellness, veterans issues, and community mental health. Because of his efforts in these fields, Bozeman was awarded the National Alliance for Mental Illness Crisis Intervention Officer of the Year in 2015, the City of Wilmington's "Keys to Success" award in 2013, and the FOP Delaware Lodge 1 Member of the Year in 2012.

Daniel Jewiss

Daniel Jewiss

Dan joined the Connecticut State Police in 1998, where as a Trooper he worked the road for four years in the northwest corner of CT. He then spent 12 years as a Detective in the elite Western District Major Crime Squad, where he investigated numerous felony cases such as homicides, bank robberies, sexual assaults, financial crimes and most notably the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. As the Lead Investigator for the Sandy Hook Investigation, Dan remains committed to supporting the victims and the victims’ families. He also travels throughout the U.S. to share his personal analysis and Lessons Learned of that tragedy with the 1st Responder community and school officials in an effort to save lives in the future. During his career, Dan also taught Leadership as part of the CT State Police Leadership Development Program. In 2014, Dan was selected to be an Instructor at the CT State Police Training Academy, where his primary role today is teaching Search & Seizure and Leadership & Team-Building.

Dan also served for 20 years in the CT Army National Guard. During his military career, Dan served full-time for 3 years in Counterdrug Operations, where he helped establish military based training for local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. As a Sergeant First Class he was selected to be a TAC for Officer Candidate School, where he became a certified Army Instructor and Platoon Trainer. He helped develop, coordinate and conduct Leadership training to mentor soldiers to become commissioned officers in the United States Army. Dan eventually became the Chief Instructor at OCS and then the Battalion Operations Non-Commissioned Officer at the Leadership Regiment at Camp Niantic in CT, before he retired in 2011 at the rank of Master Sergeant.

 In the private arena, Dan has been conducting training and consulting for various law enforcement agencies, military units, corporations and a variety of youth groups since 2008. He is a Certified Everything DiSC Workplace Instructor and a co-creator and instructor of the Performance Leadership Model. In both the classroom and field environments, Dan focuses on teaching tomorrow's Leaders how to develop their own character, as well as a strong foundation of Leadership and Team-Building skills. In all his capacities, Dan strives to inspire his students to become positive influences in their families and communities. He is also the proud father of two beautiful teenage daughters.

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