2024 Annual Schedule Will Be Updated Weekly With Any Changes.

2024 SRLEEA Annual Conference & Training Event
July 29, – July 31, 2024

SRLEEA 2024 Conference Schedule

Monday, July 29, 2024

7:00 am – 10:30 am: Vendor Setup.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm: Registration open.

9:00 am Board Breakfast – Sponsored by Watch Systems

9:30 am -11:00 am: SRLEEA Board Meeting closed except to board & guest.

11:00 am -12:00 noon: Lunch with the Vendors (door prize drawing tickets from vendors)

11:45 Main Hall opens.

12:00 noon – Welcome – Deputy Director, Linda Phan, The Office on Violence Against Women

SAC, Stanley Meador, FBI Richmond Field Office

12:30 pm: Session 1. Megan Price, Center for Applied Insight.

Conflict Resolution Reducing Citizen Resistance through Critical Thinking.

1:30 pm: Session 2. Brandon Epstein, Chief Forensic Officer at Medex Forensics:

Media Authentication in the Age of AI and Deepfakes

2:30 pm: Session 3. Chief Cowen.

Handling Line of Duty Deaths for Small, Rural & Tribal Agencies.

3:30: pm Session 4. Robyn Rehbein, LPCC and Sheriff Kim Stewart

The Cynic and The Cheerleader Start Up Your Wellness Program.

4:30 pm: Session 5. FBI Briefing – Section Chief Devin Kowalski

Upcoming Election Threats & Security.  (Law Enforcement Only Session, ID Will Be Required)

Visit vendors for your network reception drawing tickets

5:00 pm: – Attendees – Free Time on your own.

6:30 Board Dinner. (SRLEEA Board and Invited Guest) Sponsored by T-Mobile

Tuesday, July 30. 2024

7:00 am: Registration open.

7:00 am: Vendor Set Up.

7:00 am: Breakfast in Vendor Area

8:00 am – Opening Session Posting of Colors -Tri-City Honor Guard & Remarks.

  • Honorable Samuel Parham. Mayor, Petersburg, VA
  • John “March” Altman, Jr., City Manager, Petersburg, VA
  • Honorable Vanessa Crawford, Sheriff Petersburg, VA, SRLEEA President

Opening Remarks: Director Hugh T. Clements, U.S. DOJ, Community Oriented Policing Services

                                 Director Karhlton F. Moore, U.S. DOJ, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Keynote Address: The Honorable Glenn A. Youngkin, Governor, State of Virginia

Special Presentation: Sheriff Crawford & Mike Brown

Remarks: FBI Section Chief, Schubert Brief Remarks on the NCIC Violent Person File (VPF)

9:00 am: Fireside Chat with Federal Partners (COPS, FLETC, DHS, USMS, FBI, BJA)

Brief overview of resources from these federal agencies.

10:15 am: Session 6. Sgt Justin Witt, Louisville Metro PD,

Prepare for the Unexpected: Crisis Management for Small and Rural Communities. (Case Study on the Breonna Taylor incident)

11:00 am: Session 7. Sheriff James Stuart (Retired)

Leading Through Chaos, Review of COVID-19 & the George Floyd Riots.

12:00 pm: Lunch provided in Vendor Area

1:00 pm: Special Presentation

1:15 pm: Session 8. Sheriff Richard Stanek (Ret.)

A Trauma Informed Approach to Policing, Case Study on Nicholas Cruz and the Parkland High School Shooting)

2:15 pm: Session 9. Ernest Stevens – Star of the Emmy Award winning HBO Documentary, Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops, Mental Health & De-escalation: A guide for law enforcement professionals

3:15 pm: Session 10. Troy Rogers, Public Safety Psychology Group

Trauma Informed Approach to Interview and Interrogation.

4:00 pm: Session 11. Thor Eells, National Tactical Officers Association, Preparing for Special Events in Small & Rural Agencies. (Law Enforcement Only Session, ID Will Be Required)

4:45 pm – Network Reception in the vendor hall. (door prize drawings – tickets from vendors) Sponsored by Galls. 

5:45 Door prize drawings – must be present to win.

6:00 pm Attendees – Free Time

Wednesday, July 31. 2024

7:00 am: Breakfast in Vendor Area

8:00 am – Welcome – The Honorable Senator Lashrecse D. Aird. Virginia Senate, District 13

8:05 am: Special Session 1. Greg Zaroslinski, Re-Humanizing Law Enforcement Recruiting.

9:00 am: Special Session 2. Reginald Thomas, Project Associate, National Policing Institute

Innovative Approaches to Incorporating Technology in Rural Policing Investigations

10:00 am: Special Session 3. Chief William Balling,

VALOR Survive and Thrive Overview

11:00 am: Special Session 4. Dr. Budget,

Eye of the Storm – Crisis Leadership

11:45 am: Closing Remarks – The Honorable Vanessa Crawford, Sheriff Petersburg, VA, SRLEEA President