Annual Reserve Peace Officers Conference (ARPOC)

Wednesday, 7 August 2024 2:00 PM - Saturday, 10 August 2024 12:00 PM PDT

2500, North Hollywood Way Burbank, Burbank, CA, 91505, United States

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ARPOC 2024 Conference Partial Approval - $600.00

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CRPOA, CPOA & FOP Members will receive a discounted rate by entering the Discount Code (during Check-Out) provided through email. The discounted rate is $425 through June 30, 2024, and $475 through August 7, 2024. The conference fee includes daily refreshments, breakfast (Thursday through Saturday), and lunch (Thursday and Friday).

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The conference registration fee includes the awards luncheon for attendees. However, guests of attendees must pay $55 to attend the awards luncheon. Service and merit awards will be presented at our Annual Awards Luncheon at noon on Friday, August 9, 2024, at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, California. The luncheon is in conjunction with ARPOC 2024, the Annual Reserve Peace Officers Conference.

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Wednesday, 7 August 2024 2:00 PM - Saturday, 10 August 2024 12:00 PM PDT

Marriott - Burbank, 2500, Burbank, CA, 91505, United States.

The California Reserve Peace Officers Association (CRPOA) sponsors a yearly training conference for peace officers (reserve and full-time), law enforcement volunteers, and search and rescue members. This conference, one of California’s most significant law enforcement training events, is titled the Annual Reserve Peace Officers Conference (ARPOC). ARPOC comprises professionally taught training classes, displays of law-enforcement-related activities, and vendor displays of law enforcement products. 

The 46th ARPOC is in Burbank, California, from August 7 through 10, 2024. The classes provide POST-certified training that fulfills the requirement of 24 hours of POST-qualifying training during every two-year Continuing Professional Training (CPT) cycle.

Be sure to join us at the Welcome Session on Wednesday, August 7th from 2:00pm-3:00pm where you will hear an encouraging video message from fellow reserve peace officer Shaquille O'Neal.

The iconic NBA legend and dedicated public servant has expressed his excitement to be part of ARPOC. No doubt Shaq will lend his characteristic charm and enthusiasm as he expresses his admiration for your dedication to law enforcement and community service.

We are told Shaq's heartfelt words will emphasize the vital role each officer plays in fostering safety and trust within their communities. He will share personal anecdotes about his own experiences as a reserve officer, inspiring the audience with his genuine commitment to making a difference. His message, blending humor with profound sincerity, hopes to energize the conference, and leave attendees feeling motivated and deeply appreciated as you all embark on your training journey.

Full Conference Rates:                   

CRPOA/CPOA/FOP Member Early Bird through 06/30/2024: $425 (discount code emailed to members)

CRPOA/CPOA/FOP Member Beginning 07/1/2024: $475 (discount code emailed to members)

Non-Member: $600

The Conference Fee includes daily refreshments, breakfast (Thursday – Saturday), and lunch (Thursday—Friday).   

Cancellation policy

Email info@crpoa.org to cancel your registration for ARPOC 2024. The cancellation fee before 7/15/24 is $75. The cancelation fee from 7/16/24 to 8/1/24 is $150. There are no refunds for cancellations on or after 8/2/24 because, at that point, CRPOA is responsible for paying the fees associated with the conference (i.e., meals, meeting rooms, instructors, etc.). If you cannot attend, you may transfer your registration to another person by submitting your request in writing to info@crpoa.org no later than 8/1/24. No substitutions will be accepted after this date.

CRPOA reserves the right to cancel the conference due to events beyond its control. In such cases, registered attendees will be notified as soon as possible. Attendees will receive a full refund of their registration fees if CRPOA cancels the conference. CRPOA is not responsible for any travel or accommodation costs incurred. 

California Reserve Peace Officers Association (CRPOA)

www.crpoa.org

The California Reserve Peace Officers Association (CRPOA) was founded in 1974 to raise reserve peace officers' professional, educational, and employment standards. Working with individual reserves, reserve associations, departments, the State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), and the California Legislature, CRPOA has, from the beginning, been actively engaged in working for the betterment and welfare of reserves. Although initially founded solely for the benefit of reserve officers, the Association now also serves search and rescue members and volunteers in policing.

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Thomas Bryant
Sergeant
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

Thomas Bryant is a Sergeant with the Los Angeles County Mental Evaluation team and has been with the agency for over 18 years. His current roll is one of the four instructors with the LASD Crisis Intervention Training program. His background is in mental health and mental health response, having developed multiple CIT based instructional programs within the county, as well as attending multiple trainings throughout the nation. He has spoken at various conferences, and is an instructor for Blue Courage, Realistic De-Escalation (Force Science) and developed the De-Escalation and Verbal Resolution Training program for the LASD custody training unit.

About Thomas Bryant

Sergeant
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
John Colello
Deputy District Attorney
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office

John Colello is a 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He is currently assigned to the Major Narcotics Division and vertically prosecutes mid-to-high-level narcotics traffickers. Mr. Colello works with the DEA and local law enforcement agencies to help dis-mantle drug trafficking organizations. Mr. Colello was a trial prosecutor in the Hardcore Gang Division where he vertically prosecuted mostly gang-related murders. For two of his six years in Hardcore, Mr. Colello was assigned to the Community Law Enforcement and Recovery (C.L.E.A.R.) program, a collaboration among several city, county, and state criminal justice agencies to facilitate the recovery of gang-infested communities. Mr. Colello came back to the Hardcore Gang Division as an Assistant Head Deputy for almost five years and supervised 16 gang prosecutors and one paralegal. Mr. Colello was also a prosecutor in the Crimes Against Peace Officers Section (C.A.P.O.S.) for nearly eight years where he vertically prosecuted offenders who murdered, attempted to murder, or violently assaulted law enforcement officers, on and off-duty, throughout Los Angeles County. Mr. Colello was the recipient of the Los Angeles County’s “Deputy District Attorney of the Month Award” and the Justice for Homicide Victim’s “Outstanding Prosecutor Award.” Mr. Colello frequently lectures on search and seizure issues, Miranda issues, criminal investigations and prosecutions, and case preparation for law enforcement officers and prosecutors throughout Los Angeles County and other states. Mr. Colello has worked as a consultant/subject matter expert for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) for five years. Mr. Colello is also a sworn peace officer and volunteers as a Reserve Police Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. He was assigned to Foothill Division’s patrol and gang suppression units, Rampart Division’s Special Problems Unit, and is currently assigned to Rampart Division patrol. Mr. Colello is the recipient of Foothill Division’s 1993 “Reserve Officer of the Year Award,” the Los Angeles Police Department’s 2012 citywide “Reserve Officer of the Year Award,” and Rampart Divi-sion’s 2015 “Reserve Officer of the Year Award.” Mr. Colello received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1997.

About John Colello

Deputy District Attorney
Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
Jason Collins
Detective
Sacramento Police Department

Detective Jason Collins has been with the Sacramento Police Department for the past 26 years, including 19 years as a detective. He is currently assigned to the Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit, investigating crimes of human trafficking, pimping, and pandering. Detective Collins is also assigned to the Sacramento FBI Child Exploitation Task Force (CETF), where his primary responsibilities as a member of the task force are to identify and locate juvenile victims of sex trafficking and to investigate the subjects involved in their exploitation. He has been a human trafficking investigator since 2017. Detective Collins is the course coordinator for the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation 40-hour Human Trafficking Investigation Course which is attended by law enforcement from throughout California. Detective Collins has given expert testimony in court on the topics of human trafficking, pimping, and pandering in state and federal court. Detective Collins works with various non-profit organizations and NGOs to help provide victim services and education.

About Jason Collins

Detective
Sacramento Police Department
Pietro D'Ingillo
Clinical Psychologist
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

Dr. Pietro “Piero” D’Ingillo is a California licensed clinical psychologist, who specializes in community-based, law enforcement and forensic psychology. His early career work began with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in the late 1990’s. Piero attained extensive community-based experience while working for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health from 2004 to 2016 where his primary duty was responding to and managing psychiatric crises. For ten years, he responded with sworn officers to community-based psychiatric emergencies and was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department Mental Evaluation Unit (LAPD MEU), and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Mental Evaluation Team (MET). He is currently a member of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and has participated in the development of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), where he functions as a full-time instructor to patrol personnel. In addition, he is involved as a Los Angeles Superior Court Expert Examiner and is appointed by the Court in criminal and civil matters requiring psychological evaluations.

About Pietro D'Ingillo

Clinical Psychologist
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
Jeff Dunn
Senior Consultant & Reserve Peace Officer Training & Compliance Liason
P.O.S.T.

Jeff Dunn began his law enforcement career while in high school as a member of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Explorer program. In 1986, he joined the Kingsburg Police Department as a Re-serve Police Officer. Jeff has spent almost 20 years as a Police Academy Instructor in topics such as impact weapons, missing persons, and report writing. As a Sergeant, he served as the supervi-sor for the following programs: Reserve Peace Officers, Communications, Field Training, and the K9 Unit. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001. In 2005, he was promoted to Chief of Police where he remained until joining POST in 2014. Jeff has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Fresno State University.

About Jeff Dunn

Senior Consultant & Reserve Peace Officer Training & Compliance Liason
P.O.S.T.
Erik Franco
Instructor
High-Speed Tac Med, LLC

Erik Franco has 18 years of corporate experience in Global Crisis Management implementing Emergency, Medical, Security, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity response programs. He saves companies millions of dollars through comprehensive plans, trainings, and drills that reduce liability and business impact. Mr. Franco trains law enforcement in the newest tactical medical approach that increases the chances of saving lives at mass casualty incidents. In addition, he is a reserve deputy /EMT / SAR technician, responding to approximately 120-150 technical call-outs each year. Mr. Franco is also a certified Department of Homeland Security trainer in Law Enforcement Active-Shooter Emergency Response (L.A.S.E.R.) and a California Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Instructor. He teaches tactical medical application, and conducts large-scale active-shooter / bomb blast response exercises across several federal, state, and local agencies. Examples of recent training locations include schools, offices, churches, airports, malls, museums, movie theaters, hospitals, stadiums, etc. He conducts numerous trainings with agencies such as U.S. Secret Service, Immigrations & Customs Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Agency, L.A. County Sheriff, L.A. Police Department, Burbank Airport PD / FD, California Highway Patrol, FBI InfraGard, and others. He’s a trusted advisor for clients such as J.D. Power and Associates, Kaiser Permanente, JPL / NASA, Malibu City Hall, Swiss Re, S&P Global, The Hilton Foundation, among others. Received the 2017 Meritorious Service Award from the Emergency Medical Services Authority, State of California for conducting one of the largest active-shooter exercises on a university campus in the United States. In 2019, he received a Reserve Deputy of the Year Award.

About Erik Franco

Instructor
High-Speed Tac Med, LLC
Dominic Gamboa
Sergeant
Broadmoor Police Department

Founding instructor for Savage Training Group and Evaluator for POST' Quality Assurance Program (QAP).

About Dominic Gamboa

Sergeant
Broadmoor Police Department
Jeremiah Garrido
Criminalist/Instructor of Forensic Science
Santa Clara County District Attorney's Crime Laboratory

Jeremiah Garrido is currently a Criminalist assigned to the Forensic Biology Unit of the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Crime Laboratory. His primary duties at the Crime Laboratory include assisting law enforcement in processing crime scenes for physical evidence, performing forensic DNA analysis and providing expert witness testimony in court. He has provided forensic analysis in various cases involving homicides, sexual assault investigations, property crimes, animal cruelty and cold cases over the twenty-three years he has been employed at the Crime Laboratory. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. In addition to having the opportunity to work criminal cases from the crime scene to the crime laboratory, he is a certified P.O.S.T Instructor for the Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) and Adjunct Instructor of Forensic Science at San Jose State University (as well as local community colleges in the Bay Area).

About Jeremiah Garrido

Criminalist/Instructor of Forensic Science
Santa Clara County District Attorney's Crime Laboratory
Matt Harden
Owner & Lead Instructor
Optempo Training Group

Matt Harden is the owner and lead instructor of OpTempo Training Group (est. 2017), an organization dedicated to providing relevant and professional training. Matt is a Marine Corps combat veteran and the firearms program supervisor for a SF Bay Area Police Department. Matt has 16 years of law enforcement experience to include patrol, SWAT, and narcotics detective. During this time Matt has trained hundreds of L.E. and military personnel in firearms and tactical topics, to include multiple international Police agencies. Matt continues to work in law enforcement which enables an up-to-date knowledge base of tactics and techniques being utilized now, not 10 years ago.

About Matt Harden

Owner & Lead Instructor
Optempo Training Group
Chirstopher Hoyer
Retired Peace Officer
Phoenix Police Department

Retired Phoenix Police Officer Christopher Hoyer embodies the essence of a protector, survivor, and advocate for holistic wellness. With over two decades of experience as a street cop, he has confronted the darkest aspects of human existence, enduring unimaginable horrors along the way. However, rather than succumbing to the weight of his experiences, Hoyer has redirected his energy towards a noble cause: preparing the first responder community for the inevitable trauma inherent in their line of work. Through sharing his own harrowing journey, he imparts invaluable insights to thousands, spanning first responders, mental health professionals, and various professional entities. Hoyer's mission is clear: to offer hope and support, ultimately striving to save lives and foster resilience amidst the challenges of serving on the front lines of emergency response.

About Chirstopher Hoyer

Retired Peace Officer
Phoenix Police Department
Benny Huang
Officer
Broadmoor Police Department

Benny Huang has over 17 years of experience in the military between the US Marine Corps and the Air National Guard. He is a currently serving Police Officer for the Broadmoor police department located in San Mateo county where he supervises all technical projects. He also currently works as a consultant to a few tech firms which focuses on criminal intelligence, national security and digital investigations. Benny is currently involved in government projects that involve data science, data fusion, enterprise search, the use of machine learning and large language models to improve the efficiency of the investigator. As a consultant/engineer Benny has been able to build and architect system that aide in connecting desperate data in the advancement of located potential suspects and additional victims along with being able to integrate third party investigative data sources to put together the full view of a crime.

About Benny Huang

Officer
Broadmoor Police Department
Fred Johson
Executive Director
California Police Training Managers Association

As the Executive Director of the California Public Training Managers Association (CPTMA), I spear-headed initiatives aimed at enhancing law enforcement training programs across the state. Over-seeing a portfolio of 92 POST-certified law enforcement courses delivered by the Southern California Regional Training Facility (SCRTF), as well as contract courses held in partnership with key agencies such as the Fresno Police Department, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, and Clovis Police Department, I worked tirelessly to ensure the highest standards of training excellence. Collaborating closely with POST, affiliated departments, and community stakeholders, I developed inno-vative courses, many of which received dual certification as community college accredited pro-grams. My commitment to advancing law enforcement education extended beyond course development; I actively contributed to various POST and Community College committees, including serving as the longest-standing member of the Fresno City College Curriculum Committee. With a distinguished career in law enforcement, including roles as a Lieutenant in the Patrol Division and previous assignments overseeing Fleet Services, Training, and Reserve Coordination, my expertise encompasses a wide range of disciplines, from patrol tactics to specialized units such as K-9 and Boating Enforcement. As a seasoned Police Academy Instructor and contract instructor for the U.S. Army, I have imparted knowledge on diverse subjects, including patrol tactics, workplace violence, and baton techniques, at bases across Hawaii. Recognized as an Expandable International Instructor, I have conducted training sessions for law enforcement and military agencies nation-wide, contributing to the professional development of countless personnel in the field of public safety. My involvement in administering and instructing Monadnock International Seminars across multiple states underscores my dedication to advancing training methodologies and fostering collaboration within the law enforcement community.

About Fred Johson

Executive Director
California Police Training Managers Association
Andrew Lazzaretto
Detective
Glendale Police Department

Detective Lazzaretto has been a member of the Glendale Police Department since 2016. Before joining the force, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Computer Information Systems from Middle Tennessee State University. While in college, he served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT from 2012 to 2015, showing a strong commitment to public service early on. After completing his academy training, Detective Lazzaretto spent five and a half years on patrol, gaining invaluable experience and developing a keen eye for detail. For the past two years, he has worked as a Financial Crimes Detective, focusing on investigations involving fraud, identity theft, and embezzlement. His background in computer information systems has been particularly beneficial in navigating the increasingly digital landscape of financial crime. Detective Lazzaretto has received extensive training in various aspects of financial and cybercrime, including the dark web, digital currency, real estate fraud, digital search warrants, interrogation techniques, and white-collar crimes. He is known for his meticulous approach to investigations and his ability to uncover intricate schemes. As an educator and mentor, he has shared his expertise with new recruits, fellow officers and the public, conducting seminars to enhance the department's capabilities in combating financial crimes.

About Andrew Lazzaretto

Detective
Glendale Police Department
Taybren Lee
Sergeant
Los Angeles Police Department

Taybren Lee Jr. is a 15-year veteran in Law-enforcement in the City of Los Angeles. He is currently an adjunct California P.O.ST. Certified Arrest and Control (ARCON) and Physical Lifetime Fitness instructor for his agency. Lee also has certification with FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS), Emergency Response to Terrorism (ERT), and HAZMAT Operations. Taybren is an established martial arts instructor with black belts in Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, and Karate. He has taught law enforcement defensive tactics internationally in Vancouver and Brazil. He was recently featured in a local news segment in Texas teaching weaponless defensive tactics and de-escalation to law-enforcement.

About Taybren Lee

Sergeant
Los Angeles Police Department
Sandy Jo MacArthur
Retired Assistant Chief
Los Angeles Police Department

Dr. Sandy Jo MacArthur has a career in policing spanning over 44 years with the Los Angeles Po-lice Department, of which 35 years was full-time and the remaining years as a reserve officer. She attained the rank of Assistant Chief before her retirement in 2015 and continues to work with their training and education division in a reserve status. Her experience includes recruitment and hiring, field operations, budget, technology, 911 center, personnel promotions, police train-ing and education, employee wellness, handling cases involving persons with mental illness, crisis intervention tactics, use of force, human relations/human resources, diversity & discrimination, and conflict management. Dr. MacArthur teaches at the Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution teach-ing conflict resolution to law enforcement supervisors and command staff and in the Law School teaching The Psychology of Conflict Communications. She also consults with law enforcement agencies across the Nation on subjects such as use of force, conflict management, leadership, and officer wellness. Presently Dr. MacArthur is working with the University of Chicago Crime Lab assisting with several research projects pertaining to police employee wellness, early intervention pro-grams, and training for in-service personnel. She recently co-created the curriculum for the UChicago Policing Leadership Academy and currently teaches in the program. Dr. MacArthur received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University in 1979, her Master of Arts in Behavioral Science, specializing in Negotiations and Conflict Management, from California State University, Dominquez Hills in 1997, and her Doctorate in Psychology from California Southern University in 2022.

About Sandy Jo MacArthur

Retired Assistant Chief
Los Angeles Police Department
Jose Marin
Retired Deputy District Attorney
Contra Costa District Attorney's Office

Jose Marin spent 11 years with the Drug Enforcement Administration in the offices at Miami, Florida, Bogotá; Colombia and New York City. During his time with the DEA, he conducted multi-jurisdictional investigations into major domestic and international drug trafficking organizations. The operations resulted in the seizures of tons of cocaine and millions of dosages of pharmaceuticals in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. He assisted in training local agents in various South American countries. Jose joined the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office, where he was a prosecutor for 35 years. as a trial attorney, and supervisor. He has trained law enforcement officers and prosecutors for many years as an instructor for the California Narcotics Officers Association (CNOA) and the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation. He has taught Search and Seizure, Search Warrant Law, Courtroom Testimony, Defense Attorney Tactics, and Asset Forfeiture for the above training providers. He has taught courses at the Contra Costa Law Enforcement Training Center to new recruits and veteran officers, and to agencies in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma and Texas. He is a two-time recipient, 2007 and 2013, of the CNOA California State Prosecutor of the Year Award. He has been a prosecutor in the Solano County District Attorney's Office for 2 years.

About Jose Marin

Retired Deputy District Attorney
Contra Costa District Attorney's Office
Marlon Marrache
Consultant
BLU Consulting, LLC

Marlon was a law enforcement administrator, with experience in "best procedural practices" in Internal Affairs investigations, Use of Force Investigations with an emphasis on Officer-Involved Shootings. My mission is to provide full examination and analysis on any police misconduct related cases, circumstances of adjudications in investigations, and fact to clients, to enable them to make informed decisions about their case Marlon has over 25 years of law enforcement experience, including over 13 years of police misconduct investigations, adjudications and examination. I'm a licensed Private Investigator and hold a Juris Doctorate from Pacific Coast University - School of Law. Marlon is a law enforcement instructor at Savage Training Group, where I teach Internal Affairs investigation and Officer - Involved Shooting protocol and procedures. Additionally Marlon provides consultation services as an expert witness, independent reviewer, public speaker, and instructor.

About Marlon Marrache

Consultant
BLU Consulting, LLC
Dr. David Matsumoto
Director
Humintell

Dr. David Matsumoto, is a renowned expert in the field of microexpressions, gesture, nonverbal behavior, culture and emotion. He is the director of Humintell, a company that provides training to individuals and organizations in these fields. Dr. Matsumoto is also a Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University. He is the Founder and Director of SFSU’s Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory, a laboratory that focuses on studies involving culture, emotion, social interaction and communication. He has produced over 400 academic works, including books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations. Dr. Matsumoto is also the Founder and Program Director of the East Bay Judo Institute in El Cerrito, California. He holds an 8th degree black belt, class "A" Coaching and Referee Licenses, and was recently inducted into the United States Judo Federation (USJF) Hall of Fame which acknowledges outstanding judoka who have major significant contributions to the sport of judo.

About Dr. David Matsumoto

Director
Humintell
Raymundo Mendoza
Attorney
Tollner Law Offices

Ray Mendoza received his BS Degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 1983 and his JD Degree from Hastings College of the Law 1986. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1986. As a Deputy District Attorney for Santa Clara County for over 28 years, he served in the Misdemeanor, Juvenile Gang, Homicide, Special Operations, Sexual Assault, ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) General Felonies, Narcotics, Community Prosecution Units and supervised the General Felony and Sexual Assault Trial Teams. As a community prosecutor, he worked closely with elected officials, police officers, community leaders, school administrators, probation officers and community-based organizations (CBOs) to suppress and prevent gang violence. Before retiring in 2015, he served his final six years as the Chief Trial Deputy. As Chief Trial Deputy, he oversaw the Mental Health Calendar, Felony Trial Calendar, served on the Homicide on Call Unit, Officer Involved Shootings (OIS), In Custody Deaths, Death Penalty Review and Superior Court Case Reduction Committees. He has tried to verdict over a hundred cases before the Superior Court.

About Raymundo Mendoza

Attorney
Tollner Law Offices
Michael Motz
Civil Unit Manager
Madera County Sheriff's Office

Michael Motz joined the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division in 2001 where he is currently the Civil Unit Manager. Michael joined the California State Sheriff’s Association Civil Committee in 2004 and is the most senior member of the committee sitting as the Civil Committee Liaison Chair. During his tenure on the CSSA Civil Committee, Michael has taught several training seminars and classes for the State Sheriff’s Association on civil procedures and enforcement. In 2009 Michael played a key role in re-creating the Post approved Basic Civil Procedures Class in which he is the lead instructor. Michael has taught over 30 Basic Civil classes with over 1200 people in attendance. Michael has also conducted training blocks for all the newly elected Sheriff’s for the past three election cycles. He currently assists Doug Richardson from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office with the instruction of the POST approved Civil Procedures for Law Enforcement class, Advanced Civil Procedures, and Intermediate Civil Procedures classes. Michael truly enjoys the teaching and has a personal goal of standardizing civil procedures throughout California.

About Michael Motz

Civil Unit Manager
Madera County Sheriff's Office
Roberto Navarro
Criminal Investigator
Santa Clara County District Attorney's Crime Laboratory

Experienced Investigator with a demonstrated history of working in law enforcement. Skilled in criminal intelligence, courtroom testimony, special operations, tactical team training, active shooter response for law enforcement and civilians and dignitary protection.

About Roberto Navarro

Criminal Investigator
Santa Clara County District Attorney's Crime Laboratory
Shane Parks
Deputy
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

Shane Parks is a Deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and has been with the agency for 26 years. He has done several units of assignments including Custody, Courts, and Patrol where he spent his last 6 years of patrol as a Field Training officer. In 2017 he took a position with the Mental Evaluation Team. Here he works in the field with a licensed clinician where they co-respond to critical incidents in Los Angeles County. He also is an instructor for the team in Mental Health refresher, Use of Force, Strategic Communication with mental health and a MILO instructor.

About Shane Parks

Deputy
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
Bruce Pitt-Payne
Retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Current Private Investigator
Bruce G. Pitt-Payne

Bruce Pitt-Payne honed his skills as a major crime investigator, interview specialist and advisor over his 26-year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is a subject-matter-expert on investigative techniques including interviewing adults (witnesses and suspects) and children. For several years he was the Program Manager of Investigative Interviewing Training for the RCMP in British Columbia where he was instrumental in designing the RCMP Phased Interview Model which is the P.E.A.C.E. Model of Interviewing after an evolutionary adaptation to Canadian legal and ethical standards. Since retirement from the RCMP, Bruce has dedicated his time to consulting and teaching both public and private sector organizations the science/art of investigative interviewing. He has designed the curriculum for and presented investigative interviewing to both Canadian and international audiences. He is a licensed Private Investigator in B.C. He and his family live in Maple Ridge, B.C. with their Frenchton Murphy and Bug Frankie. Bruce enjoys playing guitar and recording music in his home studio. For more information, please visit his website at brucegpittpayne.ca.

https://brucegpittpayne.ca

About Bruce Pitt-Payne

Retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Current Private Investigator
Bruce G. Pitt-Payne
Jennifer Ramirez
Investigator
California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control

Agent Jennifer Ramirez has been an Agent with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for 17 years, assigned to the Santa Ana District Office. Ramirez graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Criminal Justice and completed the Specialized Investigators Basic Course at Goldenwest College. She is a Field Training Officer now assigned to the Department’s Training Unit and is also an Academy Instructor at Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, teaching the ABC Learning Domain. She is a Background Investigator for the Department as well as a First Aid/CPR Instructor. Ramirez has conducted numerous investigations in both a high profile and undercover capacity and has worked with police departments throughout the state in conducting their ABC operations.

About Jennifer Ramirez

Investigator
California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control
Jorge Ramirez
POST Master Instructor
POST

Jorge Ramirez is a POST Master Instructor. He is currently a Captain with the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office and has spent the last 29 years in law enforcement at various ranks and assignments. Jorge works for several presenters around the State including South Bay, GTA, and Northern California. He teaches many courses, but is the primary I & I instructor at the South Bay ICI Core Course and one of the instructors of the 40-hour Science Based Interviewing Course.

About Jorge Ramirez

POST Master Instructor
POST
Doug Richardson
Deputy
Fresno County Sheriff's Office

Doug Richardson Joined the Fresno Sheriff Civil Unit in 2011. After attending Civil Procedures Basic and Advanced courses, Doug joined the California State Sheriff’s Association Civil Committee in 2014. In 2015, Doug organized and promoted the Civil Round Table, which is currently known as the Civil Forum. In 2016, with the help of Mike Motz from Madera County, Doug developed the Civil for Law Enforcement Course which is a POST certified patrol level class meant to train field level personnel in handling civil related calls for service. In early 2020, Doug assembled a slate of qualified instructors, and gained POST approval for a new Civil Procedures Advanced Course. In early 2022 he created and gained POST approval for the Civil Intermediate Procedures Course. Civil Procedures has become somewhat of a passion for Doug, and he thoroughly enjoys teaching multiple classes and seminars every year in the different disciplines of civil process.

About Doug Richardson

Deputy
Fresno County Sheriff's Office
Dustin Schnakenberg
Deputy
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

Dustin Schnakenberg is a Deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and has been with the agency for 17 years. He has done several units of assignments including Custody, Courts, and Patrol. In 2019 he took a position with the Mental Evaluation team. He has done several different positions there including field unit, watch deputy (triage), and now is the training deputy. He is an instructor for the team in Mental Health refresher, Use of Force, Strategic Communication with mental health and a MILO instructor.

About Dustin Schnakenberg

Deputy
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
Colleen Smith
Deputy City Attorney
Los Angeles City Attorney's Office

Ms. Smith has been practicing law for approximately 24 years. Ms. Smith graduated from California State University, Fullerton, cum laude, in 1997 and received her law degree from Pepperdine University in 2000. Ms. Smith spent the first several years handling personal injury, labor and employment, ERISA, insurance bad faith and appeals. Ms. Smith joined the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Police Litigation Unit (“PLU”), in May 2006. PLU defends LAPD Officers and the City of Los Angeles in civil lawsuits alleging police misconduct (i.e. deadly and non-deadly excessive force, false arrest, unlawful search and seizure, coercion and wrongful conviction). During her 18-year tenure with PLU, Ms. Smith has tried several cases to jury verdict, obtained defense verdicts in multi-million dollar officer-involved shooting and wrongful death cases, and has written several successful motions dismissing cases before trial. Ms. Smith has presented to LAPD Officers on a variety of subjects concerning police litigation, including the civil litigation process, deadly and non-deadly excessive force, search and seizure and SWAT/CNT civil liability. Ms. Smith also serves on the LAPD’s Tactics and Training Review Committed, which regularly re-views and evaluates the LAPD’s policies and procedures (including use of deadly and non-deadly force, tactics, vehicle stops and public encounters) to ensure that the LAPD is in accord with cur-rent law and best practices.

About Colleen Smith

Deputy City Attorney
Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
Andrew Swank
Officer - Street Racing Enforcement Unit
California Highway Patrol

Officer Swank is in his 10th year with the California Highway Patrol out of the South Los Angeles Area. He has spent the last 4 years working on the California Highway Patrol Southern Division Street Racing Enforcement Unit. He has taught street racing, takeover, and takeover culture classes for CNOA, CGIA, POALAC, Nevada Highway Patrol, law enforcement agencies throughout the state of California, Los Angeles and San Diego District Attorneys, and the London Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Swank has spent hundreds of hours responding to these illegal meets, investigating street racing related incidents, arresting offenders, and interacting with members of the public who have been victimized by those conducting this malicious illegal activity. As a CHP Street Racing Enforcement Unit officer, Officer Swank has written over 100 vehicle seizure court orders for reckless driving, investigated other felonious criminal activities associated with takeovers and street racing, written follow-up search warrants, and provided intelligence on takeovers and street racing.

About Andrew Swank

Officer - Street Racing Enforcement Unit
California Highway Patrol
Duane Tadlock
Reserve Police Sergeant
Placerville Police Department

An experienced Colonel with a distinguished track record in the military industry, Duane possesses a wealth of expertise in various domains critical to national security. Proficient in Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Counterterrorism, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice, his skill set reflects a deep commitment to safeguarding communities and upholding the rule of law. With a Master of Science degree focused on Homeland Security & Emergency Management from National University, Duane exemplifies a dedication to continuous learning and staying abreast of the latest developments in his field. His strong leadership qualities, combined with extensive knowledge and training, makes him a valuable asset in addressing complex challenges and ensuring the safety and security of their nation.

About Duane Tadlock

Reserve Police Sergeant
Placerville Police Department
Barry Telis
Retired Detective/Senior Homicide Investigator - Law Enforcement Specialist
B.A.T. National Consulting, LLC

With a career spanning over three decades, Barry Telis embarked on his journey in law enforcement, leaving an indelible mark as an honorably retired detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. Transitioning into a new chapter of his professional life, Telis now serves as a distinguished consultant for the private sector, specializing in determining both the cause and manner of death. Additionally, he lends his expertise to the entertainment industry, offering invaluable insights as a technical advisor for professional police practices in movies and television. Telis's extensive experience and meticulous attention to detail make him an invaluable asset in both the realms of forensic analysis and cinematic authenticity, further solidifying his reputation as a trusted authority in his field.

About Barry Telis

Retired Detective/Senior Homicide Investigator - Law Enforcement Specialist
B.A.T. National Consulting, LLC
Marenda Tran
Clinical Psychologist
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

Dr. Marenda Tran is a California licensed clinical psychologist, who specializes in law enforcement and forensic psychology. She currently works for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department-Psychological Services Bureau and is currently a full-time instructor to patrol personnel. Her early career work consisted of working in both the private and public sectors, such as inpatient mental health and community mental health. She worked with Los Angeles County-Department of Mental Health from 2010 to 2022 and provided emergency response services out in the community for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. She worked specifically with the Los Angeles Police Department-Mental Evaluation Unit from 2015 to 2022, in which field response encompassed responding with law enforcement partners to calls for service involving individuals who are mentally ill, violent or high risk. She has also conducted psychological pre-employment screenings for peace officer applications for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as well as individuals seeking employment with Los Angeles City, including but not limited to peace officer, fire fighter, animal control, detention office, and park ranger.

About Marenda Tran

Clinical Psychologist
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
John Turner
In-House Counsel & Training Manager
Los Angeles Police Protective League

John Turner is currently the In-House Counsel and Training Manager for the Los Angeles Police Protective League. John began his law enforcement career in 1984 and has served as an LAPD officer, a police attorney, a counter-terrorism investigator embedded with US Army combat units in Iraq, the two-term elected Sheriff of Walla Walla County WA, and as a senior law enforcement consultant for the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training (CA POST). Sheriff Turner has also served as a Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WA CJTC) commissioner and an executive board member of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). John earned his Juris Doctorate law degree from Southwestern University, a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, a USC DCI graduate certificate, and a Force Science Institute certification. Sheriff Turner is an FBI/CJTC Command College graduate and an FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award recipient. He holds an Executive Professional Certificate from WA CJTC. In 2013, Sheriff Turner was nominated by his peers across Washington State for the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) Sheriff of the Year award and received that year’s NSA Medal of Merit award for outstanding leadership and positive accomplishments to the law enforcement profession. As an instructor, John has taught Supervisory Leadership, Command Leadership, Executive Leadership, and Internal Affairs/Critical Incident Protocol courses for agencies across the United States.

About John Turner

In-House Counsel & Training Manager
Los Angeles Police Protective League
David Weiner
CEO, Founder
Secure Measures

Mr. Dave Weiner serves as the founder and CEO of Secure Measures, LLC, a Veteran Owned, Training & Education firm based in Southern California. He has served both military and civilian communities for over 27 years in military, law enforcement, and corporate security service. Mr. Weiner started his law enforcement career in the United States Air Force in 1993 as a military policeman. As his career progressed, he worked a variety of assignments such as a patrol officer, field training officer, K-9 handler, Special Response Team, Training Coordinator and in supervisory positions over both Patrol and Investigations. Mr. Weiner also has many years of senior leadership experience in law enforcement and corporate security. Holding executive level positions such as Director of Security and Asst Chief of Police, Mr. Weiner successfully rose to the level of Regional Chief of Police of the US Department of Veteran Affairs Police in Long Beach Ca in 2014. During his tenure, he worked collaboratively with agencies such as LASD MET, LAPD MEU and Long Beach Police Department MET to address Veteran related issues such as crisis intervention and Suicide Prevention. He created innovative police department programs to keep the communities in which he served safer. He implemented the VA’s first mental health co-response program for Veterans called VMET (Veteran Mental Evaluation Team) that caters to the Veteran community. The VMET pilot program has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and is currently being rolled out at several major VA medical centers nationwide. Mr. Weiner currently holds a Master’s degree from the University of Arizona Psychology program, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He is certified in Veteran Behavioral Health and is a Qualified Workplace Violence and Threat Specialist.

About David Weiner

CEO, Founder
Secure Measures
Patrick Wills
Captain/Investigator
Long Beach Fire Department

Captain/Investigator Patrick Wills is a 45-year veteran of the California fire service and law enforcement. After graduating from the fire academy in 1975 in southern California and ending his distinguished career with the Long Beach Fire Department in Los Angeles County. In 1998 Wills transitioned into law enforcement as the supervising investigator of the elite Long Beach fire department ATF Arson Unit. Spanning 17 years, Wills investigated over 2200 fires of all types, including the arrests of hundreds of adult and juvenile arson suspects for arson including, domestic violence, serial arson, complex insurance fraud and murder for hire and murder by arson. Wills has testified in state and federal courts over 130 times. Wills is a fire service and law enforcement instructor in fire and death investigation procedures for first responders. Making his home in Orange County California, Wills continues his passion for public service as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff and law enforcement Peer Support team member.

About Patrick Wills

Captain/Investigator
Long Beach Fire Department

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Sessions on Aug 07, 2024

02:00 PM

Welcome Session with Q & A

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Dominic Gamboa
    SergeantBroadmoor Police Department
    Founding instructor for Savage Training Group and Evaluator for POST' Quality Assurance Program (QAP).
    03:00 PM

    First Responder Wellness and Surviving Critical Incidents (4 hours)

    03:00 PM - 07:00 PMAcademy 1
      Chirstopher Hoyer
      Retired Peace OfficerPhoenix Police Department
      Retired Phoenix Police Officer Christopher Hoyer embodies the essence of a protector, survivor, and advocate for holistic wellness. With over two decades of experience as a street cop, he has confronted the darkest aspects of human existence, enduring unimaginable horrors along the way. However, rather than succumbing to the weight of his experiences, Hoyer has redirected his energy towards a noble cause: preparing the first responder community for the inevitable trauma inherent in their line of work. Through sharing his own harrowing journey, he imparts invaluable insights to thousands, spanning first responders, mental health professionals, and various professional entities. Hoyer's mission is clear: to offer hope and support, ultimately striving to save lives and foster resilience amidst the challenges of serving on the front lines of emergency response.

      Sessions on Aug 08, 2024

      08:00 AM

      Threat Liason Officer (Certification) 8 hours

      08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
        Duane Tadlock
        Reserve Police SergeantPlacerville Police Department
        An experienced Colonel with a distinguished track record in the military industry, Duane possesses a wealth of expertise in various domains critical to national security. Proficient in Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, Counterterrorism, Homeland Security, and Criminal Justice, his skill set reflects a deep commitment to safeguarding communities and upholding the rule of law. With a Master of Science degree focused on Homeland Security & Emergency Management from National University, Duane exemplifies a dedication to continuous learning and staying abreast of the latest developments in his field. His strong leadership qualities, combined with extensive knowledge and training, makes him a valuable asset in addressing complex challenges and ensuring the safety and security of their nation.
        08:00 AM

        Course Design and Presentations (4 hours)

        08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
          Fred Johson
          Executive DirectorCalifornia Police Training Managers Association
          As the Executive Director of the California Public Training Managers Association (CPTMA), I spear-headed initiatives aimed at enhancing law enforcement training programs across the state. Over-seeing a portfolio of 92 POST-certified law enforcement courses delivered by the Southern California Regional Training Facility (SCRTF), as well as contract courses held in partnership with key agencies such as the Fresno Police Department, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, and Clovis Police Department, I worked tirelessly to ensure the highest standards of training excellence. Collaborating closely with POST, affiliated departments, and community stakeholders, I developed inno-vative courses, many of which received dual certification as community college accredited pro-grams. My commitment to advancing law enforcement education extended beyond course development; I actively contributed to various POST and Community College committees, including serving as the longest-standing member of the Fresno City College Curriculum Committee. With a distinguished career in law enforcement, including roles as a Lieutenant in the Patrol Division and previous assignments overseeing Fleet Services, Training, and Reserve Coordination, my expertise encompasses a wide range of disciplines, from patrol tactics to specialized units such as K-9 and Boating Enforcement. As a seasoned Police Academy Instructor and contract instructor for the U.S. Army, I have imparted knowledge on diverse subjects, including patrol tactics, workplace violence, and baton techniques, at bases across Hawaii. Recognized as an Expandable International Instructor, I have conducted training sessions for law enforcement and military agencies nation-wide, contributing to the professional development of countless personnel in the field of public safety. My involvement in administering and instructing Monadnock International Seminars across multiple states underscores my dedication to advancing training methodologies and fostering collaboration within the law enforcement community.

          Search and Seizure (Courtroom Testimony) - 4 hours

          08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
            John Colello
            Deputy District AttorneyLos Angeles County District Attorney's Office
            John Colello is a 27-year veteran of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He is currently assigned to the Major Narcotics Division and vertically prosecutes mid-to-high-level narcotics traffickers. Mr. Colello works with the DEA and local law enforcement agencies to help dis-mantle drug trafficking organizations. Mr. Colello was a trial prosecutor in the Hardcore Gang Division where he vertically prosecuted mostly gang-related murders. For two of his six years in Hardcore, Mr. Colello was assigned to the Community Law Enforcement and Recovery (C.L.E.A.R.) program, a collaboration among several city, county, and state criminal justice agencies to facilitate the recovery of gang-infested communities. Mr. Colello came back to the Hardcore Gang Division as an Assistant Head Deputy for almost five years and supervised 16 gang prosecutors and one paralegal. Mr. Colello was also a prosecutor in the Crimes Against Peace Officers Section (C.A.P.O.S.) for nearly eight years where he vertically prosecuted offenders who murdered, attempted to murder, or violently assaulted law enforcement officers, on and off-duty, throughout Los Angeles County. Mr. Colello was the recipient of the Los Angeles County’s “Deputy District Attorney of the Month Award” and the Justice for Homicide Victim’s “Outstanding Prosecutor Award.” Mr. Colello frequently lectures on search and seizure issues, Miranda issues, criminal investigations and prosecutions, and case preparation for law enforcement officers and prosecutors throughout Los Angeles County and other states. Mr. Colello has worked as a consultant/subject matter expert for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) for five years. Mr. Colello is also a sworn peace officer and volunteers as a Reserve Police Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. He was assigned to Foothill Division’s patrol and gang suppression units, Rampart Division’s Special Problems Unit, and is currently assigned to Rampart Division patrol. Mr. Colello is the recipient of Foothill Division’s 1993 “Reserve Officer of the Year Award,” the Los Angeles Police Department’s 2012 citywide “Reserve Officer of the Year Award,” and Rampart Divi-sion’s 2015 “Reserve Officer of the Year Award.” Mr. Colello received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1997.

            Science Based Interview (4 hours)

            08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
              Jorge Ramirez
              POST Master InstructorPOST
              Jorge Ramirez is a POST Master Instructor. He is currently a Captain with the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office and has spent the last 29 years in law enforcement at various ranks and assignments. Jorge works for several presenters around the State including South Bay, GTA, and Northern California. He teaches many courses, but is the primary I & I instructor at the South Bay ICI Core Course and one of the instructors of the 40-hour Science Based Interviewing Course.

              Arson & Explosive Response and Investigation (4 hours)

              08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                Patrick Wills
                Captain/InvestigatorLong Beach Fire Department
                Captain/Investigator Patrick Wills is a 45-year veteran of the California fire service and law enforcement. After graduating from the fire academy in 1975 in southern California and ending his distinguished career with the Long Beach Fire Department in Los Angeles County. In 1998 Wills transitioned into law enforcement as the supervising investigator of the elite Long Beach fire department ATF Arson Unit. Spanning 17 years, Wills investigated over 2200 fires of all types, including the arrests of hundreds of adult and juvenile arson suspects for arson including, domestic violence, serial arson, complex insurance fraud and murder for hire and murder by arson. Wills has testified in state and federal courts over 130 times. Wills is a fire service and law enforcement instructor in fire and death investigation procedures for first responders. Making his home in Orange County California, Wills continues his passion for public service as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff and law enforcement Peer Support team member.

                Data Science to Solve Crimes (4 hours)

                08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                  Benny Huang
                  OfficerBroadmoor Police Department
                  Benny Huang has over 17 years of experience in the military between the US Marine Corps and the Air National Guard. He is a currently serving Police Officer for the Broadmoor police department located in San Mateo county where he supervises all technical projects. He also currently works as a consultant to a few tech firms which focuses on criminal intelligence, national security and digital investigations. Benny is currently involved in government projects that involve data science, data fusion, enterprise search, the use of machine learning and large language models to improve the efficiency of the investigator. As a consultant/engineer Benny has been able to build and architect system that aide in connecting desperate data in the advancement of located potential suspects and additional victims along with being able to integrate third party investigative data sources to put together the full view of a crime.

                  Managing Trauma Exposure and Building Resilience (4 hours)

                  08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                    Sandy Jo MacArthur
                    Retired Assistant ChiefLos Angeles Police Department
                    Dr. Sandy Jo MacArthur has a career in policing spanning over 44 years with the Los Angeles Po-lice Department, of which 35 years was full-time and the remaining years as a reserve officer. She attained the rank of Assistant Chief before her retirement in 2015 and continues to work with their training and education division in a reserve status. Her experience includes recruitment and hiring, field operations, budget, technology, 911 center, personnel promotions, police train-ing and education, employee wellness, handling cases involving persons with mental illness, crisis intervention tactics, use of force, human relations/human resources, diversity & discrimination, and conflict management. Dr. MacArthur teaches at the Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution teach-ing conflict resolution to law enforcement supervisors and command staff and in the Law School teaching The Psychology of Conflict Communications. She also consults with law enforcement agencies across the Nation on subjects such as use of force, conflict management, leadership, and officer wellness. Presently Dr. MacArthur is working with the University of Chicago Crime Lab assisting with several research projects pertaining to police employee wellness, early intervention pro-grams, and training for in-service personnel. She recently co-created the curriculum for the UChicago Policing Leadership Academy and currently teaches in the program. Dr. MacArthur received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University in 1979, her Master of Arts in Behavioral Science, specializing in Negotiations and Conflict Management, from California State University, Dominquez Hills in 1997, and her Doctorate in Psychology from California Southern University in 2022.

                    Respond-Observe-Assess-React (ROAR) - 4 hours

                    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                      Thomas Bryant
                      SergeantLos Angeles Sheriff's Department
                      Thomas Bryant is a Sergeant with the Los Angeles County Mental Evaluation team and has been with the agency for over 18 years. His current roll is one of the four instructors with the LASD Crisis Intervention Training program. His background is in mental health and mental health response, having developed multiple CIT based instructional programs within the county, as well as attending multiple trainings throughout the nation. He has spoken at various conferences, and is an instructor for Blue Courage, Realistic De-Escalation (Force Science) and developed the De-Escalation and Verbal Resolution Training program for the LASD custody training unit.
                      Pietro D'Ingillo
                      Clinical PsychologistLos Angeles Sheriff's Department
                      Dr. Pietro “Piero” D’Ingillo is a California licensed clinical psychologist, who specializes in community-based, law enforcement and forensic psychology. His early career work began with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in the late 1990’s. Piero attained extensive community-based experience while working for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health from 2004 to 2016 where his primary duty was responding to and managing psychiatric crises. For ten years, he responded with sworn officers to community-based psychiatric emergencies and was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department Mental Evaluation Unit (LAPD MEU), and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Mental Evaluation Team (MET). He is currently a member of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and has participated in the development of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), where he functions as a full-time instructor to patrol personnel. In addition, he is involved as a Los Angeles Superior Court Expert Examiner and is appointed by the Court in criminal and civil matters requiring psychological evaluations.
                      Marenda Tran
                      Clinical PsychologistLos Angeles Sheriff's Department
                      Dr. Marenda Tran is a California licensed clinical psychologist, who specializes in law enforcement and forensic psychology. She currently works for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department-Psychological Services Bureau and is currently a full-time instructor to patrol personnel. Her early career work consisted of working in both the private and public sectors, such as inpatient mental health and community mental health. She worked with Los Angeles County-Department of Mental Health from 2010 to 2022 and provided emergency response services out in the community for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. She worked specifically with the Los Angeles Police Department-Mental Evaluation Unit from 2015 to 2022, in which field response encompassed responding with law enforcement partners to calls for service involving individuals who are mentally ill, violent or high risk. She has also conducted psychological pre-employment screenings for peace officer applications for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as well as individuals seeking employment with Los Angeles City, including but not limited to peace officer, fire fighter, animal control, detention office, and park ranger.
                      David Weiner
                      CEO, FounderSecure Measures
                      Mr. Dave Weiner serves as the founder and CEO of Secure Measures, LLC, a Veteran Owned, Training & Education firm based in Southern California. He has served both military and civilian communities for over 27 years in military, law enforcement, and corporate security service. Mr. Weiner started his law enforcement career in the United States Air Force in 1993 as a military policeman. As his career progressed, he worked a variety of assignments such as a patrol officer, field training officer, K-9 handler, Special Response Team, Training Coordinator and in supervisory positions over both Patrol and Investigations. Mr. Weiner also has many years of senior leadership experience in law enforcement and corporate security. Holding executive level positions such as Director of Security and Asst Chief of Police, Mr. Weiner successfully rose to the level of Regional Chief of Police of the US Department of Veteran Affairs Police in Long Beach Ca in 2014. During his tenure, he worked collaboratively with agencies such as LASD MET, LAPD MEU and Long Beach Police Department MET to address Veteran related issues such as crisis intervention and Suicide Prevention. He created innovative police department programs to keep the communities in which he served safer. He implemented the VA’s first mental health co-response program for Veterans called VMET (Veteran Mental Evaluation Team) that caters to the Veteran community. The VMET pilot program has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and is currently being rolled out at several major VA medical centers nationwide. Mr. Weiner currently holds a Master’s degree from the University of Arizona Psychology program, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He is certified in Veteran Behavioral Health and is a Qualified Workplace Violence and Threat Specialist.
                      01:30 PM

                      Data Science to Solve Crimes (4 hours)

                      01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
                        Benny Huang
                        OfficerBroadmoor Police Department
                        Benny Huang has over 17 years of experience in the military between the US Marine Corps and the Air National Guard. He is a currently serving Police Officer for the Broadmoor police department located in San Mateo county where he supervises all technical projects. He also currently works as a consultant to a few tech firms which focuses on criminal intelligence, national security and digital investigations. Benny is currently involved in government projects that involve data science, data fusion, enterprise search, the use of machine learning and large language models to improve the efficiency of the investigator. As a consultant/engineer Benny has been able to build and architect system that aide in connecting desperate data in the advancement of located potential suspects and additional victims along with being able to integrate third party investigative data sources to put together the full view of a crime.

                        Managing Trauma Exposure and Building Resilience (4 hours)

                        01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
                          Sandy Jo MacArthur
                          Retired Assistant ChiefLos Angeles Police Department
                          Dr. Sandy Jo MacArthur has a career in policing spanning over 44 years with the Los Angeles Po-lice Department, of which 35 years was full-time and the remaining years as a reserve officer. She attained the rank of Assistant Chief before her retirement in 2015 and continues to work with their training and education division in a reserve status. Her experience includes recruitment and hiring, field operations, budget, technology, 911 center, personnel promotions, police train-ing and education, employee wellness, handling cases involving persons with mental illness, crisis intervention tactics, use of force, human relations/human resources, diversity & discrimination, and conflict management. Dr. MacArthur teaches at the Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution teach-ing conflict resolution to law enforcement supervisors and command staff and in the Law School teaching The Psychology of Conflict Communications. She also consults with law enforcement agencies across the Nation on subjects such as use of force, conflict management, leadership, and officer wellness. Presently Dr. MacArthur is working with the University of Chicago Crime Lab assisting with several research projects pertaining to police employee wellness, early intervention pro-grams, and training for in-service personnel. She recently co-created the curriculum for the UChicago Policing Leadership Academy and currently teaches in the program. Dr. MacArthur received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University in 1979, her Master of Arts in Behavioral Science, specializing in Negotiations and Conflict Management, from California State University, Dominquez Hills in 1997, and her Doctorate in Psychology from California Southern University in 2022.

                          Use of Force Documentation and Testimony (4 hours)

                          01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
                            Colleen Smith
                            Deputy City AttorneyLos Angeles City Attorney's Office
                            Ms. Smith has been practicing law for approximately 24 years. Ms. Smith graduated from California State University, Fullerton, cum laude, in 1997 and received her law degree from Pepperdine University in 2000. Ms. Smith spent the first several years handling personal injury, labor and employment, ERISA, insurance bad faith and appeals. Ms. Smith joined the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Police Litigation Unit (“PLU”), in May 2006. PLU defends LAPD Officers and the City of Los Angeles in civil lawsuits alleging police misconduct (i.e. deadly and non-deadly excessive force, false arrest, unlawful search and seizure, coercion and wrongful conviction). During her 18-year tenure with PLU, Ms. Smith has tried several cases to jury verdict, obtained defense verdicts in multi-million dollar officer-involved shooting and wrongful death cases, and has written several successful motions dismissing cases before trial. Ms. Smith has presented to LAPD Officers on a variety of subjects concerning police litigation, including the civil litigation process, deadly and non-deadly excessive force, search and seizure and SWAT/CNT civil liability. Ms. Smith also serves on the LAPD’s Tactics and Training Review Committed, which regularly re-views and evaluates the LAPD’s policies and procedures (including use of deadly and non-deadly force, tactics, vehicle stops and public encounters) to ensure that the LAPD is in accord with cur-rent law and best practices.

                            Reserve Coordinator Update (4 hours)

                            01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
                              Jeff Dunn
                              Senior Consultant & Reserve Peace Officer Training & Compliance LiasonP.O.S.T.
                              Jeff Dunn began his law enforcement career while in high school as a member of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Explorer program. In 1986, he joined the Kingsburg Police Department as a Re-serve Police Officer. Jeff has spent almost 20 years as a Police Academy Instructor in topics such as impact weapons, missing persons, and report writing. As a Sergeant, he served as the supervi-sor for the following programs: Reserve Peace Officers, Communications, Field Training, and the K9 Unit. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001. In 2005, he was promoted to Chief of Police where he remained until joining POST in 2014. Jeff has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Fresno State University.

                              California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (4 hours)

                              01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
                                Jennifer Ramirez
                                InvestigatorCalifornia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control
                                Agent Jennifer Ramirez has been an Agent with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for 17 years, assigned to the Santa Ana District Office. Ramirez graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Criminal Justice and completed the Specialized Investigators Basic Course at Goldenwest College. She is a Field Training Officer now assigned to the Department’s Training Unit and is also an Academy Instructor at Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, teaching the ABC Learning Domain. She is a Background Investigator for the Department as well as a First Aid/CPR Instructor. Ramirez has conducted numerous investigations in both a high profile and undercover capacity and has worked with police departments throughout the state in conducting their ABC operations.

                                Cognitive Impairment Practical Application Training (CIPAT) - 4 hours

                                01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
                                  Shane Parks
                                  DeputyLos Angeles Sheriff's Department
                                  Shane Parks is a Deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and has been with the agency for 26 years. He has done several units of assignments including Custody, Courts, and Patrol where he spent his last 6 years of patrol as a Field Training officer. In 2017 he took a position with the Mental Evaluation Team. Here he works in the field with a licensed clinician where they co-respond to critical incidents in Los Angeles County. He also is an instructor for the team in Mental Health refresher, Use of Force, Strategic Communication with mental health and a MILO instructor.
                                  Dustin Schnakenberg
                                  DeputyLos Angeles Sheriff's Department
                                  Dustin Schnakenberg is a Deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and has been with the agency for 17 years. He has done several units of assignments including Custody, Courts, and Patrol. In 2019 he took a position with the Mental Evaluation team. He has done several different positions there including field unit, watch deputy (triage), and now is the training deputy. He is an instructor for the team in Mental Health refresher, Use of Force, Strategic Communication with mental health and a MILO instructor.

                                  Financial Crime Investigation for the Patrol Officer (4 hours)

                                  01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
                                    Andrew Lazzaretto
                                    DetectiveGlendale Police Department
                                    Detective Lazzaretto has been a member of the Glendale Police Department since 2016. Before joining the force, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Computer Information Systems from Middle Tennessee State University. While in college, he served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT from 2012 to 2015, showing a strong commitment to public service early on. After completing his academy training, Detective Lazzaretto spent five and a half years on patrol, gaining invaluable experience and developing a keen eye for detail. For the past two years, he has worked as a Financial Crimes Detective, focusing on investigations involving fraud, identity theft, and embezzlement. His background in computer information systems has been particularly beneficial in navigating the increasingly digital landscape of financial crime. Detective Lazzaretto has received extensive training in various aspects of financial and cybercrime, including the dark web, digital currency, real estate fraud, digital search warrants, interrogation techniques, and white-collar crimes. He is known for his meticulous approach to investigations and his ability to uncover intricate schemes. As an educator and mentor, he has shared his expertise with new recruits, fellow officers and the public, conducting seminars to enhance the department's capabilities in combating financial crimes.

                                    Sessions on Aug 09, 2024

                                    08:00 AM

                                    Reserve Coordinator Introduction (8 hours)

                                    08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
                                      Jeff Dunn
                                      Senior Consultant & Reserve Peace Officer Training & Compliance LiasonP.O.S.T.
                                      Jeff Dunn began his law enforcement career while in high school as a member of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Explorer program. In 1986, he joined the Kingsburg Police Department as a Re-serve Police Officer. Jeff has spent almost 20 years as a Police Academy Instructor in topics such as impact weapons, missing persons, and report writing. As a Sergeant, he served as the supervi-sor for the following programs: Reserve Peace Officers, Communications, Field Training, and the K9 Unit. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001. In 2005, he was promoted to Chief of Police where he remained until joining POST in 2014. Jeff has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from Fresno State University.

                                      Street Racing / Sideshow & Modified Vehicle Enforcement Training (8 hours)

                                      08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
                                        Andrew Swank
                                        Officer - Street Racing Enforcement UnitCalifornia Highway Patrol
                                        Officer Swank is in his 10th year with the California Highway Patrol out of the South Los Angeles Area. He has spent the last 4 years working on the California Highway Patrol Southern Division Street Racing Enforcement Unit. He has taught street racing, takeover, and takeover culture classes for CNOA, CGIA, POALAC, Nevada Highway Patrol, law enforcement agencies throughout the state of California, Los Angeles and San Diego District Attorneys, and the London Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Swank has spent hundreds of hours responding to these illegal meets, investigating street racing related incidents, arresting offenders, and interacting with members of the public who have been victimized by those conducting this malicious illegal activity. As a CHP Street Racing Enforcement Unit officer, Officer Swank has written over 100 vehicle seizure court orders for reckless driving, investigated other felonious criminal activities associated with takeovers and street racing, written follow-up search warrants, and provided intelligence on takeovers and street racing.
                                        08:00 AM

                                        Active-Threat & Tactical Medical Response Training for Law Enforcement - 4 hours ($75 Extra Fee)

                                        08:00 AM - 12:00 PMOff-Site
                                          Erik Franco
                                          InstructorHigh-Speed Tac Med, LLC
                                          Erik Franco has 18 years of corporate experience in Global Crisis Management implementing Emergency, Medical, Security, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity response programs. He saves companies millions of dollars through comprehensive plans, trainings, and drills that reduce liability and business impact. Mr. Franco trains law enforcement in the newest tactical medical approach that increases the chances of saving lives at mass casualty incidents. In addition, he is a reserve deputy /EMT / SAR technician, responding to approximately 120-150 technical call-outs each year. Mr. Franco is also a certified Department of Homeland Security trainer in Law Enforcement Active-Shooter Emergency Response (L.A.S.E.R.) and a California Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Instructor. He teaches tactical medical application, and conducts large-scale active-shooter / bomb blast response exercises across several federal, state, and local agencies. Examples of recent training locations include schools, offices, churches, airports, malls, museums, movie theaters, hospitals, stadiums, etc. He conducts numerous trainings with agencies such as U.S. Secret Service, Immigrations & Customs Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Agency, L.A. County Sheriff, L.A. Police Department, Burbank Airport PD / FD, California Highway Patrol, FBI InfraGard, and others. He’s a trusted advisor for clients such as J.D. Power and Associates, Kaiser Permanente, JPL / NASA, Malibu City Hall, Swiss Re, S&P Global, The Hilton Foundation, among others. Received the 2017 Meritorious Service Award from the Emergency Medical Services Authority, State of California for conducting one of the largest active-shooter exercises on a university campus in the United States. In 2019, he received a Reserve Deputy of the Year Award.

                                          Reading Body Language & Facial Expressions (4 hours)

                                          08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                            Dr. David Matsumoto
                                            DirectorHumintell
                                            Dr. David Matsumoto, is a renowned expert in the field of microexpressions, gesture, nonverbal behavior, culture and emotion. He is the director of Humintell, a company that provides training to individuals and organizations in these fields. Dr. Matsumoto is also a Professor of Psychology at San Francisco State University. He is the Founder and Director of SFSU’s Culture and Emotion Research Laboratory, a laboratory that focuses on studies involving culture, emotion, social interaction and communication. He has produced over 400 academic works, including books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations. Dr. Matsumoto is also the Founder and Program Director of the East Bay Judo Institute in El Cerrito, California. He holds an 8th degree black belt, class "A" Coaching and Referee Licenses, and was recently inducted into the United States Judo Federation (USJF) Hall of Fame which acknowledges outstanding judoka who have major significant contributions to the sport of judo.

                                            Internal Affairs Investigations (4 hours)

                                            08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                              Marlon Marrache
                                              ConsultantBLU Consulting, LLC
                                              Marlon was a law enforcement administrator, with experience in "best procedural practices" in Internal Affairs investigations, Use of Force Investigations with an emphasis on Officer-Involved Shootings. My mission is to provide full examination and analysis on any police misconduct related cases, circumstances of adjudications in investigations, and fact to clients, to enable them to make informed decisions about their case Marlon has over 25 years of law enforcement experience, including over 13 years of police misconduct investigations, adjudications and examination. I'm a licensed Private Investigator and hold a Juris Doctorate from Pacific Coast University - School of Law. Marlon is a law enforcement instructor at Savage Training Group, where I teach Internal Affairs investigation and Officer - Involved Shooting protocol and procedures. Additionally Marlon provides consultation services as an expert witness, independent reviewer, public speaker, and instructor.

                                              Human Trafficking Investigations (4 hours)

                                              08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                Jason Collins
                                                DetectiveSacramento Police Department
                                                Detective Jason Collins has been with the Sacramento Police Department for the past 26 years, including 19 years as a detective. He is currently assigned to the Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit, investigating crimes of human trafficking, pimping, and pandering. Detective Collins is also assigned to the Sacramento FBI Child Exploitation Task Force (CETF), where his primary responsibilities as a member of the task force are to identify and locate juvenile victims of sex trafficking and to investigate the subjects involved in their exploitation. He has been a human trafficking investigator since 2017. Detective Collins is the course coordinator for the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation 40-hour Human Trafficking Investigation Course which is attended by law enforcement from throughout California. Detective Collins has given expert testimony in court on the topics of human trafficking, pimping, and pandering in state and federal court. Detective Collins works with various non-profit organizations and NGOs to help provide victim services and education.

                                                Investigative Interviewing (4 hours)

                                                08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                  Bruce Pitt-Payne
                                                  Retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Current Private InvestigatorBruce G. Pitt-Payne
                                                  Bruce Pitt-Payne honed his skills as a major crime investigator, interview specialist and advisor over his 26-year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is a subject-matter-expert on investigative techniques including interviewing adults (witnesses and suspects) and children. For several years he was the Program Manager of Investigative Interviewing Training for the RCMP in British Columbia where he was instrumental in designing the RCMP Phased Interview Model which is the P.E.A.C.E. Model of Interviewing after an evolutionary adaptation to Canadian legal and ethical standards. Since retirement from the RCMP, Bruce has dedicated his time to consulting and teaching both public and private sector organizations the science/art of investigative interviewing. He has designed the curriculum for and presented investigative interviewing to both Canadian and international audiences. He is a licensed Private Investigator in B.C. He and his family live in Maple Ridge, B.C. with their Frenchton Murphy and Bug Frankie. Bruce enjoys playing guitar and recording music in his home studio. For more information, please visit his website at brucegpittpayne.ca.

                                                  Victim and Witnesses & Case Preparation and Testimony (4 hours)

                                                  08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                    Raymundo Mendoza
                                                    AttorneyTollner Law Offices
                                                    Ray Mendoza received his BS Degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 1983 and his JD Degree from Hastings College of the Law 1986. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1986. As a Deputy District Attorney for Santa Clara County for over 28 years, he served in the Misdemeanor, Juvenile Gang, Homicide, Special Operations, Sexual Assault, ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) General Felonies, Narcotics, Community Prosecution Units and supervised the General Felony and Sexual Assault Trial Teams. As a community prosecutor, he worked closely with elected officials, police officers, community leaders, school administrators, probation officers and community-based organizations (CBOs) to suppress and prevent gang violence. Before retiring in 2015, he served his final six years as the Chief Trial Deputy. As Chief Trial Deputy, he oversaw the Mental Health Calendar, Felony Trial Calendar, served on the Homicide on Call Unit, Officer Involved Shootings (OIS), In Custody Deaths, Death Penalty Review and Superior Court Case Reduction Committees. He has tried to verdict over a hundred cases before the Superior Court.

                                                    Homicide Case Study - Crime Scene Management for Patrol (4 hours)

                                                    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                      Barry Telis
                                                      Retired Detective/Senior Homicide Investigator - Law Enforcement SpecialistB.A.T. National Consulting, LLC
                                                      With a career spanning over three decades, Barry Telis embarked on his journey in law enforcement, leaving an indelible mark as an honorably retired detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. Transitioning into a new chapter of his professional life, Telis now serves as a distinguished consultant for the private sector, specializing in determining both the cause and manner of death. Additionally, he lends his expertise to the entertainment industry, offering invaluable insights as a technical advisor for professional police practices in movies and television. Telis's extensive experience and meticulous attention to detail make him an invaluable asset in both the realms of forensic analysis and cinematic authenticity, further solidifying his reputation as a trusted authority in his field.
                                                      01:30 PM

                                                      Active-Threat & Tactical Medical Response Training for Law Enforcement - 4 hours ($75 Extra Fee)

                                                      01:30 PM - 05:30 PMOff-Site
                                                        Erik Franco
                                                        InstructorHigh-Speed Tac Med, LLC
                                                        Erik Franco has 18 years of corporate experience in Global Crisis Management implementing Emergency, Medical, Security, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity response programs. He saves companies millions of dollars through comprehensive plans, trainings, and drills that reduce liability and business impact. Mr. Franco trains law enforcement in the newest tactical medical approach that increases the chances of saving lives at mass casualty incidents. In addition, he is a reserve deputy /EMT / SAR technician, responding to approximately 120-150 technical call-outs each year. Mr. Franco is also a certified Department of Homeland Security trainer in Law Enforcement Active-Shooter Emergency Response (L.A.S.E.R.) and a California Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Instructor. He teaches tactical medical application, and conducts large-scale active-shooter / bomb blast response exercises across several federal, state, and local agencies. Examples of recent training locations include schools, offices, churches, airports, malls, museums, movie theaters, hospitals, stadiums, etc. He conducts numerous trainings with agencies such as U.S. Secret Service, Immigrations & Customs Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Agency, L.A. County Sheriff, L.A. Police Department, Burbank Airport PD / FD, California Highway Patrol, FBI InfraGard, and others. He’s a trusted advisor for clients such as J.D. Power and Associates, Kaiser Permanente, JPL / NASA, Malibu City Hall, Swiss Re, S&P Global, The Hilton Foundation, among others. Received the 2017 Meritorious Service Award from the Emergency Medical Services Authority, State of California for conducting one of the largest active-shooter exercises on a university campus in the United States. In 2019, he received a Reserve Deputy of the Year Award.

                                                        Human Trafficking Investigations (4 hours)

                                                        01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
                                                          Jason Collins
                                                          DetectiveSacramento Police Department
                                                          Detective Jason Collins has been with the Sacramento Police Department for the past 26 years, including 19 years as a detective. He is currently assigned to the Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit, investigating crimes of human trafficking, pimping, and pandering. Detective Collins is also assigned to the Sacramento FBI Child Exploitation Task Force (CETF), where his primary responsibilities as a member of the task force are to identify and locate juvenile victims of sex trafficking and to investigate the subjects involved in their exploitation. He has been a human trafficking investigator since 2017. Detective Collins is the course coordinator for the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation 40-hour Human Trafficking Investigation Course which is attended by law enforcement from throughout California. Detective Collins has given expert testimony in court on the topics of human trafficking, pimping, and pandering in state and federal court. Detective Collins works with various non-profit organizations and NGOs to help provide victim services and education.

                                                          Investigative Interviewing (4 hours)

                                                          01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
                                                            Bruce Pitt-Payne
                                                            Retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Current Private InvestigatorBruce G. Pitt-Payne
                                                            Bruce Pitt-Payne honed his skills as a major crime investigator, interview specialist and advisor over his 26-year career with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He is a subject-matter-expert on investigative techniques including interviewing adults (witnesses and suspects) and children. For several years he was the Program Manager of Investigative Interviewing Training for the RCMP in British Columbia where he was instrumental in designing the RCMP Phased Interview Model which is the P.E.A.C.E. Model of Interviewing after an evolutionary adaptation to Canadian legal and ethical standards. Since retirement from the RCMP, Bruce has dedicated his time to consulting and teaching both public and private sector organizations the science/art of investigative interviewing. He has designed the curriculum for and presented investigative interviewing to both Canadian and international audiences. He is a licensed Private Investigator in B.C. He and his family live in Maple Ridge, B.C. with their Frenchton Murphy and Bug Frankie. Bruce enjoys playing guitar and recording music in his home studio. For more information, please visit his website at brucegpittpayne.ca.

                                                            Victims and Witnesses & Case Preparation Testimony (4 hours)

                                                            01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
                                                              Raymundo Mendoza
                                                              AttorneyTollner Law Offices
                                                              Ray Mendoza received his BS Degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 1983 and his JD Degree from Hastings College of the Law 1986. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1986. As a Deputy District Attorney for Santa Clara County for over 28 years, he served in the Misdemeanor, Juvenile Gang, Homicide, Special Operations, Sexual Assault, ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) General Felonies, Narcotics, Community Prosecution Units and supervised the General Felony and Sexual Assault Trial Teams. As a community prosecutor, he worked closely with elected officials, police officers, community leaders, school administrators, probation officers and community-based organizations (CBOs) to suppress and prevent gang violence. Before retiring in 2015, he served his final six years as the Chief Trial Deputy. As Chief Trial Deputy, he oversaw the Mental Health Calendar, Felony Trial Calendar, served on the Homicide on Call Unit, Officer Involved Shootings (OIS), In Custody Deaths, Death Penalty Review and Superior Court Case Reduction Committees. He has tried to verdict over a hundred cases before the Superior Court.

                                                              Arrest & Control Techniques (4 hours)

                                                              01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
                                                                Taybren Lee
                                                                SergeantLos Angeles Police Department
                                                                Taybren Lee Jr. is a 15-year veteran in Law-enforcement in the City of Los Angeles. He is currently an adjunct California P.O.ST. Certified Arrest and Control (ARCON) and Physical Lifetime Fitness instructor for his agency. Lee also has certification with FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS), Emergency Response to Terrorism (ERT), and HAZMAT Operations. Taybren is an established martial arts instructor with black belts in Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, and Karate. He has taught law enforcement defensive tactics internationally in Vancouver and Brazil. He was recently featured in a local news segment in Texas teaching weaponless defensive tactics and de-escalation to law-enforcement.

                                                                Leadership Lessons Learned; a Conversation with Sheriff John Turner (4 hours)

                                                                01:30 PM - 05:30 PM
                                                                  John Turner
                                                                  In-House Counsel & Training ManagerLos Angeles Police Protective League
                                                                  John Turner is currently the In-House Counsel and Training Manager for the Los Angeles Police Protective League. John began his law enforcement career in 1984 and has served as an LAPD officer, a police attorney, a counter-terrorism investigator embedded with US Army combat units in Iraq, the two-term elected Sheriff of Walla Walla County WA, and as a senior law enforcement consultant for the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training (CA POST). Sheriff Turner has also served as a Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WA CJTC) commissioner and an executive board member of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC). John earned his Juris Doctorate law degree from Southwestern University, a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, a USC DCI graduate certificate, and a Force Science Institute certification. Sheriff Turner is an FBI/CJTC Command College graduate and an FBI-LEEDA Trilogy Award recipient. He holds an Executive Professional Certificate from WA CJTC. In 2013, Sheriff Turner was nominated by his peers across Washington State for the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) Sheriff of the Year award and received that year’s NSA Medal of Merit award for outstanding leadership and positive accomplishments to the law enforcement profession. As an instructor, John has taught Supervisory Leadership, Command Leadership, Executive Leadership, and Internal Affairs/Critical Incident Protocol courses for agencies across the United States.

                                                                  Sessions on Aug 10, 2024

                                                                  08:00 AM

                                                                  Crime Scene Management and Investigations (4 hours)

                                                                  08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                                    Jeremiah Garrido
                                                                    Criminalist/Instructor of Forensic ScienceSanta Clara County District Attorney's Crime Laboratory
                                                                    Jeremiah Garrido is currently a Criminalist assigned to the Forensic Biology Unit of the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Crime Laboratory. His primary duties at the Crime Laboratory include assisting law enforcement in processing crime scenes for physical evidence, performing forensic DNA analysis and providing expert witness testimony in court. He has provided forensic analysis in various cases involving homicides, sexual assault investigations, property crimes, animal cruelty and cold cases over the twenty-three years he has been employed at the Crime Laboratory. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of New Haven in Connecticut. In addition to having the opportunity to work criminal cases from the crime scene to the crime laboratory, he is a certified P.O.S.T Instructor for the Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) and Adjunct Instructor of Forensic Science at San Jose State University (as well as local community colleges in the Bay Area).

                                                                    Civil Procedure for Law Enforcement (4 hours)

                                                                    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                                      Michael Motz
                                                                      Civil Unit ManagerMadera County Sheriff's Office
                                                                      Michael Motz joined the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division in 2001 where he is currently the Civil Unit Manager. Michael joined the California State Sheriff’s Association Civil Committee in 2004 and is the most senior member of the committee sitting as the Civil Committee Liaison Chair. During his tenure on the CSSA Civil Committee, Michael has taught several training seminars and classes for the State Sheriff’s Association on civil procedures and enforcement. In 2009 Michael played a key role in re-creating the Post approved Basic Civil Procedures Class in which he is the lead instructor. Michael has taught over 30 Basic Civil classes with over 1200 people in attendance. Michael has also conducted training blocks for all the newly elected Sheriff’s for the past three election cycles. He currently assists Doug Richardson from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office with the instruction of the POST approved Civil Procedures for Law Enforcement class, Advanced Civil Procedures, and Intermediate Civil Procedures classes. Michael truly enjoys the teaching and has a personal goal of standardizing civil procedures throughout California.
                                                                      Doug Richardson
                                                                      DeputyFresno County Sheriff's Office
                                                                      Doug Richardson Joined the Fresno Sheriff Civil Unit in 2011. After attending Civil Procedures Basic and Advanced courses, Doug joined the California State Sheriff’s Association Civil Committee in 2014. In 2015, Doug organized and promoted the Civil Round Table, which is currently known as the Civil Forum. In 2016, with the help of Mike Motz from Madera County, Doug developed the Civil for Law Enforcement Course which is a POST certified patrol level class meant to train field level personnel in handling civil related calls for service. In early 2020, Doug assembled a slate of qualified instructors, and gained POST approval for a new Civil Procedures Advanced Course. In early 2022 he created and gained POST approval for the Civil Intermediate Procedures Course. Civil Procedures has become somewhat of a passion for Doug, and he thoroughly enjoys teaching multiple classes and seminars every year in the different disciplines of civil process.

                                                                      Developing and Managing Informants (4 hours)

                                                                      08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                                        Roberto Navarro
                                                                        Criminal InvestigatorSanta Clara County District Attorney's Crime Laboratory
                                                                        Experienced Investigator with a demonstrated history of working in law enforcement. Skilled in criminal intelligence, courtroom testimony, special operations, tactical team training, active shooter response for law enforcement and civilians and dignitary protection.

                                                                        Homicide Case Study - Crime Scene Management for Patrol (4 hours)

                                                                        08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                                          Barry Telis
                                                                          Retired Detective/Senior Homicide Investigator - Law Enforcement SpecialistB.A.T. National Consulting, LLC
                                                                          With a career spanning over three decades, Barry Telis embarked on his journey in law enforcement, leaving an indelible mark as an honorably retired detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. Transitioning into a new chapter of his professional life, Telis now serves as a distinguished consultant for the private sector, specializing in determining both the cause and manner of death. Additionally, he lends his expertise to the entertainment industry, offering invaluable insights as a technical advisor for professional police practices in movies and television. Telis's extensive experience and meticulous attention to detail make him an invaluable asset in both the realms of forensic analysis and cinematic authenticity, further solidifying his reputation as a trusted authority in his field.

                                                                          Search & Seizure; Search Warrants; and Courtroom Testimony (4 hours)

                                                                          08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                                            Jose Marin
                                                                            Retired Deputy District AttorneyContra Costa District Attorney's Office
                                                                            Jose Marin spent 11 years with the Drug Enforcement Administration in the offices at Miami, Florida, Bogotá; Colombia and New York City. During his time with the DEA, he conducted multi-jurisdictional investigations into major domestic and international drug trafficking organizations. The operations resulted in the seizures of tons of cocaine and millions of dosages of pharmaceuticals in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. He assisted in training local agents in various South American countries. Jose joined the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office, where he was a prosecutor for 35 years. as a trial attorney, and supervisor. He has trained law enforcement officers and prosecutors for many years as an instructor for the California Narcotics Officers Association (CNOA) and the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation. He has taught Search and Seizure, Search Warrant Law, Courtroom Testimony, Defense Attorney Tactics, and Asset Forfeiture for the above training providers. He has taught courses at the Contra Costa Law Enforcement Training Center to new recruits and veteran officers, and to agencies in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma and Texas. He is a two-time recipient, 2007 and 2013, of the CNOA California State Prosecutor of the Year Award. He has been a prosecutor in the Solano County District Attorney's Office for 2 years.

                                                                            Low Light Operations For Patrol (4 hours)

                                                                            08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                                              Matt Harden
                                                                              Owner & Lead InstructorOptempo Training Group
                                                                              Matt Harden is the owner and lead instructor of OpTempo Training Group (est. 2017), an organization dedicated to providing relevant and professional training. Matt is a Marine Corps combat veteran and the firearms program supervisor for a SF Bay Area Police Department. Matt has 16 years of law enforcement experience to include patrol, SWAT, and narcotics detective. During this time Matt has trained hundreds of L.E. and military personnel in firearms and tactical topics, to include multiple international Police agencies. Matt continues to work in law enforcement which enables an up-to-date knowledge base of tactics and techniques being utilized now, not 10 years ago.