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2021 VIRTUAL FALL CONFERENCE

We have 3 days of awesome speakers and powerful keynotes.

Additionally, you will be registered for the give-a-way drawing at the end of October. 
You will receive 1 chance to win for each day you sign into the virtual conference. 
Prizes and services have been provided by our corporate sponsors.

Conference Agenda & Speaker Bios Below

Day 1, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – Track -Human Trafficking, Child Exploitation & Domestic Terrorism

9:45 AM – Welcome

10:00 AM – Keynote – Tony Schiena “Not Taken”

Tony Schiena is a renowned Former South African Intelligence Operator who turned Actor. Tony is currently the CEO of MOSAIC a Multi Operational Security Agency & Intelligence Company. Tony Schiena, a name synonymous with the intelligence sector, counter-terrorism training, counter human trafficking, security for conflict areas, and martial arts or more succinctly defensive tactics for special forces operators. A man of diverse experience and accomplishment, having been operational in various capacities on four different continents. Tony has since served in various capacities in the private security sector as well as aiding government and various law enforcement agencies. A Deputy Sheriff in Virginia for many years and member of the ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) federal task force as well as Lieutenant / Special Detective on Pennsylvania joint-county drug interdiction task force.

Tony the Actor- Tony Schiena got his start in the film business with the role of Leonardo in William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons. He quickly followed that with a starring role in the action-thriller “Wake of Death”, theatrically released in Europe, Asia, and various other territories, Tony garnered great revues for his dramatic and action skills alike. Lead roles in John Irvin’s Dot Kill and The Number One Girl opposite Oscar nominee Pat Morita and action villain Vinnie Jones, had Tony further showcase his dramatic range. He has also starred in The Gold & the Beautiful, The Bleeding, Circle of Pain, Locked Down, Shadow People, and most recently as Darc in Darc. Tony also was the lead in “The Sheriff” a documentary television show that sees Tony lead a team of US special forces into Sheriff departments who are losing the battle against the Mexican drug cartels. Tony “One of the most highly trained ex-military operatives in the world”.

11:00 AM – Child Exploitation , Internet Crimes, and Sex Trafficking – Kimberly A. McCabe, PhD, Professor of Criminology, University of Lynchburg – The session focuses on the multitude of issues regarding child sex trafficking cases and the unique dynamics associated with this population.

12:00 PM – Human Trafficking, The Pimp and His Game – Masayo Halpin retired Special Agent of the FBI – Anyone can be a victim of human trafficking, and it is occurring in small, rural & tribal communities. This presentation will introduce you to the culture of domestic sex trafficking, also known as “The Game.” Those involved in this subculture have rules to live by; rules that must be followed to avoid severe consequences. They use their own unique language and live by a certain code. Any trafficker can manipulate a minor into this seedy world of trafficking. However, one youth may be more susceptible than another. Victimology will explain to the audience how, through no fault of her own, a youth gets manipulated into “The Life.” It will also discuss how a trafficker manipulates a youth into entering the world of trafficking. This discussion is based on the speaker’s knowledge and experience working with youth. In working with youth to get her out of “The Life,” the best path is the multi-disciplinary approach. A wraparound team to include social services, mental health, advocates, and law enforcement must work together with the youth to be successful.

1:00 PM – Domestic Terrorism Groups & Threats in Hometown America – Michael Burgwald, Assistant Section Chief of our Domestic Terrorism Unit – The session will focus on the domestic threat landscape facing your communities. Learn about trends, iconography, grievances, and significant attacks.

2:00 PM – Specialized Roles in Uncovering Terrorism & Human Trafficking – Steve Beckerman & Gary Moss ERAD – Staging a terrorist attack or running a sex slave ring requires funding. Learn how to detect and disrupt their funding sources. Understanding the prepaid and gift card market as a criminal money laundering opportunity. Electronic money laundering using easily accessible tools, but you can learn best practices for interdiction, interrogation and processing payment cards. You will learn legal considerations regarding fourth amendment rights and seizing digital currency.

3:00 PM – Combating Terrorism and Human Trafficking on Social Media – LSU NCBRT – Social media can both fuel and fight extremism and make the human trafficking profitable. Learn strategies law enforcement can use to combat extremism and human trafficking.

Day 2, Thursday, October 28, 2021 – Track – Officer Safety, Wellness

9:45 AM – Keynote – Dr. Carlon Colker, M.D., FACN

Carlon M. Colker, M.D., is one of America’s premier medical and health advisors. Licensed in medicine and surgery, his privileges include being a senior Attending Physician at both Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and Yale University’s Greenwich Hospital Campus in Connecticut. Dr. Colker is also on the faculty at Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Colker has been a regular guest medical correspondent on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” and appeared on such shows as ESPN Outside the Lines, NBC’s Health Segment, Court TV, Bloomberg, and ABC’s World News Tonight, offering his expert opinion and advice to millions of American households. In addition to the medical profession, Dr. Colker is an avid supporter of and has been an active participant in, law enforcement.

10:45 AM – Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops – Officers Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro, stars of the award-winning HBO documentary film, “Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops” – This session will help change the way you respond to mental health calls. Their film will take you on a personal journey, weaving together their experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis. Guns tucked away, Ernie and Joe de-escalate confrontations, divert people to desperately needed mental health services, and save lives.

11:30 AM – Wellness in the Workplace and at Leisure – Deana Kahle, M.S.-This session is designed to promote employee wellness by providing those within the public safety profession with an understanding of the types of stressors that occur in their professional and personal lives. They will be able to apply the skills they learn concerning diet, exercise, healthy habits, and the benefits of obtaining good sleep in an effort to promote their overall wellness. 

12:30 PM – Mental Health & Well-Being: Supporting Emergency Responders at Scale – Rhonda Kelly, The All Clear Foundation

1:30 PM – Investigating the Prevalence of Bias in the Public Safety Applicant Population Ryan Roberts, Ph.D., Mike Roberts, Ph.D., ABPP, Cerise Vablais, Ph.D., ABPP – This presentation will report descriptive data obtained from an inventory of bias administered to law enforcement job applicants. The inventory is composed of items selected from previously published validated instruments within the psychological literature, as well as a subset of items inquiring about the test-takers past behaviors manifesting bias. This subset of historical items was included to gather contextual data about the applicants, as well as potential criteria for validation of the items assessing bias directly, within this population.

2:30 Emotional Intelligence – TBD – Law enforcement officers experience dangerous and stressful, situations and must be armed with more than just firearms. It is crucial to learn how to remain calm under and process stress. This session will focus on emotional intelligence strategies that can help you problem-solve and deal with the difficult emotions that come with the job. Learn how to be more successful in handling conflict and staying calm under high-pressure circumstances.

Day 3, Friday, October 29, 2021 – Track – Leadership

9:50 AM – Welcome

10:00 AM Keynote – William Fallon, Deputy Director, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

Director William Fallon was appointed as the Deputy Director of FLETC effective May 1, 2016. In his capacity as Deputy Director, Mr. Fallon oversees all operations related to the development and delivery of collaborative law enforcement training for more than 95 FLETC partner organizations across four FLETC domestic training delivery points in Glynco, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; Cheltenham, Maryland; and Artesia, New Mexico. He also oversees the training FLETC provides to state, local, and tribal departments throughout the U.S., as well as outside our Nation’s borders through international training and capacity-building efforts. Deputy Director Fallon also has executive leadership and oversight of all FLETC programs and functions associated with administration; mission support services; financial, information technology, and resource management; security and professional responsibility; and FLETC’s operations in the National Capital Region.

11:00 AM – SRLEEA Award Winner Announced 

11:30 AM – Leadership Before Crisis – Guy Beveridge, CEO of Guy Beveridge & Associate – This is a leadership session is based on lessons learned from the battlefield. Leaders do not naturally rise to glorious levels of leadership when faced with a crisis or adversity – they typically devolve to their most basic instincts of individual survival. Without pre-programming of leadership skills necessary in crisis, leaders only have three basic, ingrained responses: Fight, Flight or Freeze. This can be devastating for teams and for companies. Leaders must project confidence while being flexible. This is one of the most important things a leader needs to do, especially in times of a crisis. During a crisis, everybody looks to a leader for the next step or for reassurance. If a leader projects fear and unease, that unease transmits to everyone else, much like a contagious disease. Leaders must reassure people and not need to reassure themselves. Decisive and adaptable leaders win in crisis. In a crisis, leaders are supposed to make quick, sometimes hard decisions. Leaders need to be able to make hard decisions on the fly while remaining flexible to the event. Leaders who prevail in crisis are leaders that communicate well, are adaptable and flexible, and inspire confidence well before a crisis is ever a crisis.

12:30 PM – Recruiting and Retention – How Pre-employment Psychological and Fitness for Duty Evaluations can Strengthen Hiring and Retention – Chad D. Waxman, Psy.D – Pre-employment psychological evaluations are designed to meet the needs of an agency and conform to legal standards. Suitability and stability should be addressed and a clear and concise “recommend” or “not recommend” should be provided, to assist the agency in the hiring process. A good pre-employment process can limit potential personality and behavioral issues for an agency, leading to better retention, a healthy work environment, and a positive workplace. Agencies can also address risk when an employee’s conduct is suspected to be related to a psychological issue, by using the fitness for duty process. Fitness for Duty Evaluations can have significant legal and safety-related implications and thus demand the highest level of expertise, competence, and attention on the part of the examiner. Reports should clearly articulated conclusions related to fitness for duty and (where employee is temporarily unfit or conditionally fit) provide recommendations related to returning the employee to work. This too can cut down on retention and lead to a heathier workplace. 

1:30 PM – Public Speaking for Law Enforcement Professionals – Thomas P. Mauriello, Senior Lecturer and Forensic Consultant, University of Maryland – Whether you speak to one or one thousand; are comfortable or terrified with public speaking; whether you have been speaking for many years or just a beginner; ” Public Speaking for Criminal Justice Professionals ─ A Manner of Speaking” will improve your presentation skills through strategic planning, preparation, and performance. Techniques for speaking in all settings with confidence, choosing the right audiovisual technologies, and dealing with questions from an audience, are explained clearly to help the participant develop their presentation skills. Proven effective presentation tools will be presented, demonstrated, and provided to each participant who attends this workshop. Knowing your subject does NOT guarantee a successful presentation. Aristotle, who many recognize as the Father of Public Speaking and Forensic Debate, said, “It is not enough to know what to say, one must know how to say it.” This workshop focuses on technique, recognizing that “a speech is composed of three factors — the speaker, the subject and the listener — and it is to the last of these that its purpose is related.” Participants will reduce the fear, embarrassment, and agony of public speaking, or simply increase their repertoire of oral communications skills in the classroom teaching, at town hall presentations informing the public, in the courtroom giving testimony, or in the conference room briefing leadership. This training experience guarantees that you will gain a wealth of knowledge that will “make a difference.”

2:30  PM – The National Violent Death Reporting System & Why it is Important to Law Enforcement. – SRLEEA – NVDRS can assist law enforcement’s efforts to design community level interventions, reducing crime and help in the development and implementation of strategies for your agency. NVDRS is a comprehensive, integrated database that can help law enforcement fight crime and enhance the protection of the communities they serve!

Speaker Bios

Tony Schiena – Tony Schiena is a renowned Former South African Intelligence Operator who turned Actor. Tony is currently the CEO of MOSAIC a Multi Operational Security Agency & Intelligence Company. Tony Schiena, a name synonymous with the intelligence sector, counter-terrorism training, counter human trafficking, security for conflict areas, and martial arts or more succinctly defensive tactics for special forces operators. A man of diverse experience and accomplishment, having been operational in various capacities on four different continents. Tony has since served in various capacities in the private security sector as well as aiding government and various law enforcement agencies. A Deputy Sheriff in Virginia for many years and member of the ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) federal task force as well as Lieutenant / Special Detective on Pennsylvania joint-county drug interdiction task force.

Tony the Actor- Tony Schiena got his start in the film business with the role of Leonardo in William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons. He quickly followed that with a starring role in the action-thriller “Wake of Death”, theatrically released in Europe, Asia, and various other territories, Tony garnered great revues for his dramatic and action skills alike. Lead roles in John Irvin’s Dot Kill and The Number One Girl opposite Oscar nominee Pat Morita and action villain Vinnie Jones, had Tony further showcase his dramatic range. He has also starred in The Gold & the Beautiful, The Bleeding, Circle of Pain, Locked Down, Shadow People, and most recently as Darc in Darc. Tony also was the lead in “The Sheriff” a documentary television show that sees Tony lead a team of US special forces into Sheriff departments who are losing the battle against the Mexican drug cartels. Tony “One of the most highly trained ex-military operatives in the world”.

Dr. Carlon Colker, M.D., FACN

Carlon M. Colker, M.D., is one of America’s premier medical and health advisors. Licensed in medicine and surgery, his privileges include being a senior Attending Physician at both Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and Yale University’s Greenwich Hospital Campus in Connecticut. Dr. Colker is also on the faculty at Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Colker has been a regular guest medical correspondent on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” and appeared on such shows as ESPN Outside the Lines, NBC’s Health Segment, Court TV, Bloomberg, and ABC’s World News Tonight, offering his expert opinion and advice to millions of American households. In addition to the medical profession, Dr. Colker is an avid supporter of and has been an active participant in, law enforcement.

William Fallon, Deputy Director, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

Director William Fallon was appointed as the Deputy Director of FLETC effective May 1, 2016. In his capacity as Deputy Director, Mr. Fallon oversees all operations related to the development and delivery of collaborative law enforcement training for more than 95 FLETC partner organizations across four FLETC domestic training delivery points in Glynco, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; Cheltenham, Maryland; and Artesia, New Mexico. He also oversees the training FLETC provides to state, local, and tribal departments throughout the U.S., as well as outside our Nation’s borders through international training and capacity-building efforts. Deputy Director Fallon also has executive leadership and oversight of all FLETC programs and functions associated with administration; mission support services; financial, information technology, and resource management; security and professional responsibility; and FLETC’s operations in the National Capital Region.

Officers Ernie Stevens & Officer Joe Smarro,

Stars of the award-winning HBO documentary film, “Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops” – This session will help change the way you respond to mental health calls. Their film will take you on a personal journey, weaving together their experiences during their daily encounters with people in crisis. Guns tucked away, Ernie and Joe de-escalate confrontations, divert people to desperately needed mental health services, and save lives.

Ernest Stevens, who served as a police officer for over 28 years, recently retired from the San Antonio Police Department, where he served for 25 1/2 years. Stevens was a founding member of the San Antonio Police Department Mental Health Unit. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Stevens has been featured on Nightline, NBC’s A Different Kind of Force, and the Emmy award-winning HBO documentary Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops. Ernie is currently working as the crisis and resiliency specialist at Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC).

LSU NCBRT – Presenter TBD

Steve Beckerman

Gary Moss 

Michael Burgwald, Assistant Section Chief of our Domestic Terrorism Unit 

Supervisory Special Agent Michael Burgwald joined the FBI in 2006.  During his 15 year career, SSA Burgwald investigated violent crimes, counterterrorism, fugitive, and hostage recovery matters in the New York and Washington field offices.  SSA Burgwald served multiple overseas assignments in Afghanistan and Pakistan as an Assistant Legal Attaché.  Currently, SSA Burgwald is an Assistant Section Chief assigned to the Counterterrorism Division’s Domestic Terrorism Operations Section.  In this capacity, SSA Burgwald is responsible for maintaining oversight and providing support for FBI domestic terrorism investigations across all 56 field offices.  Prior to joining the FBI, SSA Burgwald was a Military Police Officer in the U.S. Army.

Rhonda Kelly, Executive Director The All Clear Foundation

Rhonda served in emergency response for more than 20 years, starting out as an expanded practice EMT in the Antarctic then transitioning to career and volunteer EMT roles in Colorado. For 17 years, she served as a firefighter/paramedic for the Aurora Fire Department, working part-time as an ER and Psych ER nurse. During the last few years of her fire career, she promoted to Health & Safety Officer, developing physical fitness, nutrition, wellness, injury prevention, crisis response, and mental wellness programs. In 2016, she founded ResponderStrong, a collaborative initiative to build better mental health supports for responders and their families. In January 2020, ResponderStrong transitioned to its new home within the All Clear Foundation as Rhonda became the National Director of Health & Wellness for Global Medical Response. In November 2020, she was appointed Executive Director of the All Clear Foundation, continuing her work to improve the overall wellness of responders and frontline healthcare workers.

Masayo Halpin retired Special Agent of the FBI

Masayo Halpin is a retired Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As the Crimes Against Children Coordinator, she started an FBI task force to combat the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. She collaborated with her community partners using a multidisciplinary victim centered approach to work with underage victims. Please visit her website as MasayoHalpin.com.

Kimberly A. McCabe, PhD, Professor of Criminology, University of Lynchburg

Dr. Kimberly McCabe is a professor of criminology at the University of Lynchburg. Over the last two decades, her research has focused on child abuse, internet crimes against children, and child trafficking and has produced seven books, and multiple book chapters and articles. During 2016, she spent her sabbatical with SOVA-ICAC and the Bedford Sheriff’s Office. In addition, she has spoken about child victimization at the UN (Austria),  the UK, and Serbia. Finally, during the last year, her research on the link between organized crime and child victimization has taken her to the countries of Albania, Armenia and Georgia.

Deana Kahle, M.S.

Deana Kahle, M.S. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT99258). Deana earned her Master’s degree in counseling psychology from California Baptist University. She is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Police Officer Standards of Training (P.O.S.T.) instruction. Deana provides Basic and Advanced Peer Support training and many other TCTI class offerings around the country for numerous agencies including the Federal Air Marshal Service. She provides Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISD) for law enforcement and fire personnel and has responded to many major incidents including the LAX shooting, Big Bear Manhunt and Route 91 Harvest Festival. Working for TCTI, Deana provides couples and individual therapy to first responders and their families out of the San Bernardino HQ office and over Telehealth.

Dr. Chad Waxman

Dr. Waxman is currently the Chief Psychologist at Psychological Dimensions. He has specialized education, supervision, and training in police and public safety psychology, including Pre-Employment Psychological Screening and Fitness-For-Duty Evaluation. Dr. Waxman received his B.A. in Psychology (2003), M.S. in Community Counseling (2004) and C.A.S. (2004) in School Counseling from the University at Albany, State University of New York. Dr. Waxman is also a graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s Clinical Psychology Doctorate Program (Psy.D.), completing his Pre-Doctoral Internship with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Fort Worth, TX. In addition to his education, training and experience in Police and Public Safety Psychology, Dr. Waxman also has extensive experience in forensic assessment, including competency to stand trial and compensation and pension (C&P) disability evaluations. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Sheriff’s Association (NSA), American Psychological Association (APA), and Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP).

Ryan Roberts, J.D., Ph.D.,

Dr. Roberts received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco.  Prior to his career as a public safety psychologist he worked as a patent attorney, combining his training in law (University of Michigan, JD) and engineering (MIT, BS). Dr. Ryan Roberts is the Vice President and co-owner of LEPS, Inc. and the co-owner of JRA, Inc., a publisher of specialized assessment reports for public safety psychologists . Dr. Roberts is the co-author of the latest versions of each of JRA’s test reports for the CPI, PAI, and STAXI-II. In addition, Dr. Roberts is the lead researcher for JRA and most recently published a peer-reviewed journal article on the predictive utility of the CPI in public safety evaluations.

Cerise Vablais, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Vablais received her MBA from the University of Washington’s Executive program in 2000 and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University in 2007. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the varied presentation of psychopathy in female offenders received an award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. She has extensive experience in forensic assessment which she gained working for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene.  Prior to returning to Washington in 2011, she worked as a psychologist and the Director of Mental Health for the Anne Arundel County Detention Center in Annapolis, Maryland. From 2011 –  2015, she worked on the executive leadership team at Fairfax Hospital, an acute crisis stabilization inpatient facility. She has provided expert witness testimony in both Maryland and Washington for matters including competency to stand trial, determining criminal responsibility, and involuntary civil commitment. Dr. Vablais holds membership in the International Association of Chiefs of Police – Psychological Services Section and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Education Committee.  She is Board Certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology. She is also a member of the North Sound Metro SWAT CNT Team where she has been a full member of the team since 2017 providing mental health consultation and support.

Michael Roberts, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Roberts received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut at Storrs.  In the forty-nine years Dr. Roberts has been active in the law enforcement field as a psychologist, he has made contributions to both psychology and law enforcement that have received national recognition.  Specific contributions include: co-design of the San Jose Model Field Training and Evaluation Program which has been adopted by many law enforcement agencies nationwide; the formulation of standards for psychological selection of law enforcement officers, as presented in an FBI course (FBI National Executive Institute) for police administrators from 1978-2002; post-trauma debriefing programs for law enforcement officers; special unit selection techniques; and research on entry-level selection, casualty officers, the Field Training Program, and adverse impact issues.  These contributions have resulted in recognition by the law enforcement profession including awards from the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Dr. Roberts’ efforts have also been recognized by the psychology profession by his election to Fellow status in Clinical Psychology by the American Psychological Association, and the status of Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and Police and Public Safety Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Roberts has been conducting pre-employment screening since 1971. In his 45 years of practice he has personally interviewed over 25,000 applicants from over 70 agencies, including every public safety position. He has been with officers on patrol for over 1,000 hours, and has conducted site visits at many state and local agency facilities.   Dr. Michael Roberts was a member of the Steering Committee of the California POST Blue Ribbon committee of psychologists who guided the development of the new guidelines set out in the CA POST Peace Officer Psychological Screening Manual (2019, page vii).

Guy Beveridge, CEO of Guy Beveridge & Associate

With a background in military and civil special operations, Guy Beveridge is an internationally known trainer, speaker, professional security consultant and licensed master peace officer in Texas. He has presented, developed programs and training on leadership, security management, and crisis response both national and international for businesses that top the Fortune 500 list. He specializes in leadership development, prediction, recognition, and evaluation of crime risk and consults with business owners, managers, insurance carriers, and police worldwide developing congruent plans to reduce crime risk through policy design and training. Guy worked on the FBI Joint Terrorism task force immediately following the events of 9/11 to develop first responder response protocols and capabilities for terrorist attacks. In his current role as CEO of Guy Beveridge & Associates, he assists corporations, schools, hospitals and churches with solutions and training for crisis mitigation. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor for The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), the ALERRT Center (Texas State University), the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), and is a member of the board for Texas Justice of the Peace and Constables education and training development

Thomas P. Mauriello, Senior Lecturer and Forensic Consultant, University of Maryland

Thomas P. Mauriello, M.F.S., is the creator of the C.S.I. Checklist™ “app” and founder, C.E.O., and forensic consultant, for ForensIQ, Inc. He is a former police officer and retired Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Defense. He has concurrently been an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, teaching forensic and criminal justice science courses and managing their teaching crime laboratory and mock crime scene facilities throughout his professional career. He is the author of four books related to the criminal investigation field, the most recently published this year by C.R.C. Press, “Public Speaking for the Criminal Justice Professional.” He is an educator, author, consultant. He is an IAI member and AAFS Fellow. Tom has delivered hundreds of lectures at numerous universities, police training academies, and for industrial contractors, to include this proposed workshop on public speaking communications. He is the author of four criminal justice-related books, most recent on public speaking. He is regularly interviewed on TV and radio news shows and is an on-camera consultant for TV crime documentaries.