Law Enforcement & Guest Training Sessions


The Conference host committee, executive board, national staff and FBI are collaborating to create a line-up of first rate training sessions and keynote presentations for member delegates and guests.

Sessions and speakers will be updated as confirmed.  The Conference provides training certificates for attendance at delegate sessions and keynote presentations.

Sessions for NAA Members and Law Enforcement Attendees.  Washington DC will be a special place for training.

Sunday, July 30

Breakout Sessions

  • Yoga for First Responders
    Olivia Kvitne, Yoga for First Responders

Monday, July 31

Plenary Sessions

  • 21st Century Training: Who’s Getting It Right?
    Chief Thomas Manger, Montgomery County PD

  • Rebranding to Improve Media Coverage of Your Agency
    Lt Colonel James Vance, USMC (Ret); Former Instructor in Media Relations and Marketing, FBI Academy

  • High Profile Terrorist Incidents in Our Communities
    David L. Bowdich, Associate Deputy Director, FBI

Breakout Sessions

  • First Responders: The First Line of Defense in Counterterrorism
    Speaker TBD, JCAT, NCTC

  • Adult Human Trafficking
    Tamara McKen, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
    Jeff T. Stiff, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI

  • Life After Law Enforcement
    Al Malinchak, CEO, Eclat Transitions LLC

Tuesday, August 1

Plenary Sessions

  • Establishing Trust with Your Community: Sanford and the Aftermath of the Trayvon Martin Case
    Chief Cecil Smith, Sanford PD (FL) (NAA Member - Session 234)
    Captain Tony Raimondo, Sanford PD (FL) (NAA Member - Session 260)

  • Inheriting Conflicts in an Agency
    Sheriff James McDonnell, Los Angeles County Sheriff (NAA Member)

  • Incident Briefing: The Orlando Pulse Nightclub
    Chief John Mina, Orlando PD (NAA Member - Session 254)

Breakout Sessions

  • Life After Law Enforcement
    Al Malinchak, CEO, Eclat Transitions LLC

  • When Disaster Strikes: Supporting First Responders with Critical Communications
    Speaker TBD, Verizon Wireless

Wednesday, August 2

Breakout Sessions

  • Security for Major Events
    Deputy Chief Edward Tomba, Cleveland PD (NAA Member - Session 209)

  • Bureau Overview of Counterterrorism (FBI)
    Carl Ghattas, Executive Assistant Director, FBI

  • Rapid DNA Testing Technology
    Speaker TBD

  • NIBRS: National Use of Force Data Collection
    Amy Blasher, Unit Chief, Crime Statistics Management Unit, FBI
    Ronald C. Ruecker, Special Advisor, Office of Partner Engagement, FBI

  • SHIELD Training
    Lieutenant Melvin Allick II, Texas Department of Public Safety; OSW Committee, FBINAA
    Lacy Wolff, Training Specialist VI, Texas Department of Public Safety; OSW Committee, FBINAA

  • Moral Evolution in Law Enforcement: From Auxiliary to Professional
    Dr. Christopher Dreisbach, John’s Hopkins University

  • Terrorist Screening Center Briefing (FBI)
    Roger Miller, Acting Deputy Director, Terrorist Screening Center, FBI

  • VALOR: Lessons Learned from an Office-Involved Shooting
    John Bouthillette, Chief (Ret), South River PD; Senior Research Associate, Institute for Intergovernmental Research (NAA Member - Session 236)