THE TRUTH ABOUT BIAS
In the field with West Hennepin Public Safety
Maplewood digs deeper into its data
ETI returns to Duluth with speakers and sessions focused on building relationships and resiliency
Contents FALL 2016 SPRING 2018
IN THIS ISSUE 4
Executive Director’s Report
Charting a course for the future
How time flies
Join us on the Road to Wellness
10 Chaplin’s Message An introduction to MCPA’s new chaplain
16 Law Enforcement Torch Run Minnesota recognized for ongoing exellence
42 Ad Index
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VIRIDIAN’S WEAPON-MOUNTED CAMERA
How does it capture what happens at the end of a weapon
Minnesota-based Viridian Weapon Technologies prepares to enter the market with a weapon-mounted camera. Can it provide an unobstructed view of a critical incidents? Some West Hennepin police officers add it to their duty belts as part of a pilot project.
GETTING TO THE TRUTH ABOUT BIAS
An agency’s journey to uncover the story inside its data
Maplewood takes on a controversial topic with a closer look at the data behind its police stops, searches and arrests.
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ETI Program Building Relationships & Resilliency: Creating Cultural Excellence
Executive Director’s Report
Charting a course for the future We talk a lot about how technology is forever changing and shaping the work we do at the association and in your roles as law enforcement leaders. Innovations help us pack more and more into each day. But none of them replace the value of also sitting down face-to-face and working through issues that impact public safety in our communities and the policing profession.
ANDY SKOOGMAN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MINNESOTA CHIEFS OF POLICE ASSOCIATION
These days I am forever in my truck, driving here and there, meeting with as many people as possible. This time of year, it’s a lot of visits to the Capitol, sometimes more than once a day. I am grateful to the chiefs who continually make time to testify in St. Paul and the many others who weigh in on important legislative issues with both our Capitol team and their legislators back home. We all live with decisions that must be made in a few short weeks. That is why lawmakers truly appreciate our willingness to work with them on a range of what can often be controversial issues with many different points of view.
The growth of the Executive Training Institute and Law Enforcement Expo is a reflection of your energy and ideas. Shortly we’ll be driving to Duluth for what is our biggest face-to-face meeting of the year. The growth of the Executive Training Institute and Law Enforcement Expo is a reflection of your energy and ideas. It is clear from surveys that connecting with and learning from other chiefs is one of the biggest values of an MCPA membership. We want to expand and enhance your networking opportunities in the years to come. We’ll start at ETI in Duluth with a gathering of FBI NAA members. Look for more on that event in C-Notes and on the ETI Mobile app. You will read more about our ETI speakers and programs in the pages to come. And, for those who cannot make it, you will learn about ways to connect to ETI both during our time in Duluth and after it ends. As we look to the second half of the year, I want to share a roadmap of where we’re headed. First, we know building stronger connections within our distinct regions is important. Each area of our state has specific concerns that deserve attention whenever our members gather. And these meetings are good opportunities to learn about other ideas and programs that are working well elsewhere. That is why we currently have a Chiefs’ Survey open where we are asking about your specific local needs and interests. We’ll gather your feedback and later this year begin scheduling Regional Roundups. These newly designed regional gatherings will still focus on local matters but include timely updates on the many resources MCPA can offer, from peer support to chaplaincy and mental health connections and media relations.
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We are unveiling a new video series and other media relations support at ETI. As our branding committee continues its work this year, we will deliver regular talking points and data to support your community outreach along with opportunities to share positive law enforcement stories from your communities with a larger audience. This is about a broader effort across all of Minnesota to tell the real story of law enforcement and how people from different walks of life choose to wear the badge. Our Critical Issue Forums have become an important tool for MCPA to shine a spotlight on emerging challenges and have helped us build important relationships with community stakeholders as we work to solve them. We plan to focus more attention on Minnesota’s opioid epidemic later this year. We plan to focus more attention on another hot topic later this year. More than 100 people participated in our last Critical Issues Forum on law enforcement solutions to the mental health crisis which we also livestreamed to an audience watching from all around our state. And that brings me back to my original thought about technology. With new advancements continually rippling through society, law enforcement is among the first to encounter the good and the bad. ETI will be a great opportunity to see and learn about new tools to support public safety. But we want to create a new event to at the end of the year to further demo and explore innovations. While technology will be the focus, we will bill it as chance for us to once again gather face-to-face and learn from one another. I wanted to share this roadmap with you before we see each other in Duluth. As you think about the rest of 2018 and beyond, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts about these plans and any other ideas.
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How time flies It is hard for me to believe that my term as President for the MCPA will culminate on April 25th and what is harder to comprehend is how fast the 14 years has passed since I participated in my first MCPA experience as a new member of the Education and Training Committee in 2004. Since that time, I have had the honor to hold a number of positions within the MCPA that I will always cherish including being an active participant in three different 3-year strategic planning sessions to help build the roadmap that guided the Association on a constructive path forward.
CHIEF MICHAEL GOLDSTEIN PRESIDENT MINNESOTA CHIEFS OF POLICE ASSOCIATION PLYMOUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT
When I reflect on what the MCPA has accomplished over the last 14 years, I am both proud and amazed by the work of dozens of talented Minnesota police leaders who cooperatively created an outstanding professional association. Today, the Association is a modern and relevant voice that effectively promotes 21st Century law enforcement leadership ideals that has elevated the profession in the eyes of the greater public, our state legislators, and other state law enforcement associations from across the country. The collective offerings the MCPA provides its membership: superior training and educational programs, strong legislative advocacy, high-tech interactive communication options and the many day-to-day resources our chiefs need to help lead and manage their organizations are unparalleled.
MCPA has embarked on new programing that further differentiates us from traditional associations. Beyond the Association’s established and highly evolved service offerings, the MCPA has embarked on new programing in the last year that further differentiates us from traditional associations. The Wellness Initiative that includes the Association’s highly regarded Peer Support Program, the health seminars with Dr. Paul Nystrom, the burgeoning Chaplaincy Program through Chief Tony Paetznick and the emerging mental health services that the Association will soon promote for the membership are sustainable offerings that will provide additional and needed tools for chiefs to help cope with, and thrive through, the many challenges that law enforcement leaders face. No other organization that I am aware of delivers this type of robust support for its membership. Further, the MCPA has listened to its membership and through the newly established Branding Committee, the Association will be producing a number of community relations resources to assist chiefs in constructing higher levels of community trust and police legitimacy through media placement strategies that include a forthcoming video series and data-driven talking points. Through this storytelling format, chiefs will have the opportunity to enhance their position as community leaders and problem solvers – a service that every chief can benefit from. As I turn the gavel over to Chief Dan Hatten and the rest of the Board, I am confident that the Association will continue on a positive trajectory and through the staff’s immense talents, I am excited to see how these new programs come to fruition. As a chief, I know that I will continue to take advantage of the many needed and appreciated services of the MCPA.
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Before I close, I want to take a moment to congratulate the many worthy award recipients for their heroic actions, professional services and quality programing that was showcased at the ETI Awards Ceremony – your actions and commitment to bettering the law enforcement profession have made a positive difference in the lives of others, and for that you have my sincere gratitude. Also, as President, there was one action I prayed to avoid: the donning of the Police Cross and unfortunately, I, nor the Association, were able to escape that circumstance. Further exacerbating this difficult reality is the fact that the family who will receive the Police Cross resides in my Established 1974 community and is in memory of an officer who served in a neighboring jurisdiction; Officer William (Bill) Mathews of the Wayzata Police Department who was killed in the line of duty on September 8, 2017. Bill’s SERVICES INCLUDE: wife, Shawn, and their son, Wyatt, will receive the Police Cross and on behalf of the MCPA, Pre-Employment Pyschologicals Pre-Employment Psychologicals I want to offer the Matthew’s family our Promotion Evaluations Promotion Evaluations sincerest condolences. Please know that Bill’s Fitness for DutyforEvaluations Fitness Duty Evaluations service will never be forgotten.
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Join us on the Road to Wellness We hope that our work at the MCPA continues to have value for our members. As the Professional Development Director, it has been a challenging journey to keep up with the changing demands of law enforcement and our Board’s desire to provide high quality options for training, self-improvement, tools for wellness and support and guidance in times of need. But we have taken the challenge to heart and like you, we are always continuing to improve, respond to your requests and suggestions and provide the best possible services for our members.
BOB JACOBSON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR MINNESOTA CHIEFS OF POLICE ASSOCIATION
As I write this column, we have undertaken exciting options to enhance our Wellness training to our members. Dr. Paul Nystrom, a physician with Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) and also a part-time police officer currently with the City of Plymouth, continues to provide our members with opportunities to enhance their knowledge around physical wellness. He is currently teaching a three-part series to more than 30 members on “Strength and Resiliency: A Tactical Approach to Wellness”. This training focuses on providing current and accurate information on diet, exercise, sleep, and even family health. He tackles subjects such as diet trends, the truth about “fat” and how to become physically fit through changes in our diet and exercise habits. What you think may be accurate to stay healthy may be a surprise to you. We are also fortunate that Dr. Nystrom and HCMC have agreed to partner with us to provide this training around our State. Dr. Nystrom cares deeply about our profession and he wants to be able to offer his expertise to our members. We are fortunate we are now able to schedule Dr. Nystrom to come visit your region or individual agency. If you are interested in this training, please let us know and we can talk about the details and design it to your needs! This spring he will visit Hermantown and hold another metro area session.
We are fortunate we are now able to schedule Dr. Nystrom to come visit your region or individual agency Dr. Paul Nystrom is an emergency room physician and Plymouth police officer currently leading a new wellness series for MCPA
Have you ever gone to training and wished that you could ask the instructor or your fellow students a follow up, post training event question? Have you ever felt like you needed some more support or a quick way to obtain helpful information on a topic? We thought so too and our Wellness training will now not just be in the classroom. We have launched an online forum on Wellness facilitated by Dr. Nystrom. We call it “The Road to Wellness”. This online forum will provide access to information on health including diet and exercise suggestions. It will provide a forum to ask questions with responses from Dr. Nystrom to help you and your Agency become healthier. It will also provide support from our many members who belong to this on line forum. Do you want to get started? Just let us know and we’ll add you! You can begin immediately gaining new insights, information and support. Just call us or e-mail us and we’ll get you started on the “Road to Wellness”. 8
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We are also continuing to work on providing the best possible ongoing training for our members. We have scheduled three Leadership Academies this year that will occur in May, August and December. We have added training to include newly adopted POST mandated training in the areas of Conflict Management/Mediation, Crisis Intervention/Mental Illness, and Diversity/Implicit Bias. We have also added segments on Wellness, PTSD, social media and response to protests in addition to our solid base of Leadership training. We will also provide another CLEO and Command course at Camp Ripley in October. This training includes new offerings such as Peer Support, changing the culture in organizations, a panel of legislators on the importance of working together, and Chief Arradondo who discusses the many challenges that impact the Minneapolis Police Department, our State and our profession. We are working to keep this training fresh, relevant and of practical use to our members.
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We continue to offer trainings online as part of our new ChiefsCast. They include our Critical Issues Forum on mental health as well as ETI Online with offerings on body cameras and social media. We will again offer on line training from our 2018 ETI conference for free for our members. And we continue our partnerships with Patrol from the League of MN Cities. Please take advantage of our many training opportunities and if you have suggestions, questions or want to take advantage of our on line forum “Road to Wellness”, our continued offerings of Peer Support and Outreach, or scheduling Dr. Nystrom to come to your Region or Agency, please contact me. My e-mail is bob@ mnchiefs.org and I can be reached on via my cell phone at 763-350-4175.
Starting Point Regardless of when you entered the law enforcement profession, we all have a beginning to our story. Maybe since childhood, policing was your dream job. Or perhaps you declared a criminal justice major during college. For some, pursuing law enforcement was a career change. At some point in life, you all chose this path of public service as a police officer.
TONY PAETZNICK CHAPLAIN DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY NEW BRIGHTON
From the start, achieving POST Board licensure required focus and dedication. Depending on academic transcripts, some applied themselves more diligently to post-secondary studies. For others, the physical requirements of law enforcement skills training were perhaps the more challenging aspects of the program. Yet everyone serving as a sworn peace officer in the State of Minnesota at some point successfully passed a licensing exam earning them eligibility for hire with a law enforcement agency.
Spirituality often grows as a result of opposing forces, when challenging circumstances or difficult situations lead to greater functioning of the soul. But the starting point for our policing careers was only the beginning of a lifelong commitment to readiness for the profession. As law enforcement veterans, police chiefs understand the importance of constantly devoting ourselves to enhancing individual policing competencies. Maintaining our proficiencies as police officers and leaders within the profession requires continued learning and exercising of skills. Just like the beginning of our policing stories, it requires choice and intentionality. Similarly, nobody drifts towards health. Improving physical, mental, or spiritual wellness requires effort and deliberate practice. Even the simplest law of gravity acts contrary to the human body. The gravitational pull of the earth works in opposition to the strengthening of muscles but such resistance allows for growth. There is no quick-fix remedy or magical pill to increase physical capacity. In the same manner, spiritual health does not readily appear with the snap of your fingers or a genie-in-a-lamp approach. Rather, it takes commitment and intention. Just like physical agility and mental acuity require focus and attention, pursuing a higher level of spiritual performance is a purposeful behavior. Comparable to strength training for the body, spirituality often grows as a result of opposing forces, when challenging circumstances or difficult situations lead to greater functioning of the soul.
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The good news is the place to start is right where you are at now. Irrespective of the past or negative experiences, today affords us the opportunity to begin afresh our personal journey toward health and wellness for body, mind, and soul. Are you ready to engage in some soul-work? For spiritual health, this could simply be reconnecting or establishing a first-time relationship with your concept of a higher power, whether through personal conversation, studying of scripture, prayer, or meditation. Accomplishing your spiritual fitness goals might require identifying an accountability partner or gathering in fellowship with others, just like having a workout buddy at the gym or reading together through a book club assures success in other pursuits of body and mind. When we commit ourselves to anything new, whether an exercise program, nutritional regimen, educational pursuit, or spiritual practice, we establish a starting point. A beginning from which there will be seasons of progress, exertion of energy, periods of replenishing rest, and times that require us to get back on track with what we had started. These naturally become the rhythms of our lives. The vision for the MCPA Chaplaincy is to have spiritual care services available for CLEOs from providers within their own communities or region of the state. In order to achieve that goal, it will take many individual and organizational starting points with police chiefs and departments across Minnesota. Please continue to engage with the MCPA Chaplain position and the association as we develop such capacity for the benefit of our members and the agencies they lead. Thanks in advance for helping with this developmental journey.
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Another set of eyes in a critical incident Minnetonka-based Viridian Weapon Technologies says its new weapon-mounted camera provides crucial data in a use-of force incident. Police are taking a closer look. BY ANDREW WITTENBORG, MCPA DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
For the past couple of weeks, a few Minnesota police officers have been on patrol with what some call cutting-edge weapons technology. It’s a firearm, a video camera and a flashlight all in one package. Weapon-mounted cameras (WMCs) started receiving attention late last year as the country debated both the use and performance of body-worn cameras. West Hennepin Police Chief Gary Kroells watched that debate, was aware of the technology and agreed to a pilot project for his department. “We consider this another tool on our tool belt,” Kroells says. Chief Gary Kroells West Hennepin Public Safety
The chief held public hearings, consulted with the League of Minnesota Cities and began putting WMCs in the field at the end of last year. They are in the hands of 3 of his 10 officers: a sergeant, patrol officer and member of a drug-task force. For now, Chief Kroells likes what he sees.
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The placement of a camera at the end of a weapon has been effective because it is focused where the weapon is pointed and what it is being pointed at.
“The weaponmounted camera has performed much better than I expected,” he says. “It really does capture what happens at the end of a weapon.” Documenting what happens has become the key element of use-offorce cases. The public has developed an expectation they will more often see video evidence of critical incidents. When that is not the case, as in the death of Justine Damond, it leads to questions and controversy. A Minneapolis officer fatally shot Damond last summer. She had called 911 to report suspicious activity in her neighborhood. The responding officers did not turn on their body cameras as they arrived at the scene which means there is no video account of what happened. For Brian Hedeen, the Damond case SPRING 2018
was just the latest in a string of use-of-force controversies he had watched with both concern and interest. As the founder and CEO of Viridian Weapon Technologies, he has been in the business of developing weaponmounted lights and lasers. Last year he worked on adding a camera with the belief it could capture activity other data-collection tools can miss. “It could provide a very crucial piece of evidence to show what did this officer see at that moment?” Brian Hedeen says. “I don’t think anything could give you every piece of evidence you need for every situation. But this is a tool that could help fill a gap.” The gap Hedeen and others say WMCs could fill include a range of factors. First, there is a human factor when it comes to activating body-worn cameras. In some cases, camera systems experience a delayed start, have been turned on after incident escalated or weren’t turned on at all. The Viridian technology begins recording as soon as an officer unholsters their weapon. Another factor involves the perspective of a camera. While dash cams and body-worn cameras
continue to record, they are not always pointed at the activity. That is something Kroells and his officers have already experienced. “The placement of a camera at the end of a weapon has been effective because it is focused where the weapon is pointed and what it is being pointed at,” he says. Kroells and his officers have fortunately not encountered a critical incident and he says his officers aren’t likely to draw their weapons that often. But the weapon-mounted camera system has also become a valuable training tool. It has opened eyes and ears as they have sat down to watch footage. “The video we have reviewed has been really good and the audio is amazing,” Kroells says. “The device often picks up conversation in other rooms which is helpful to document when officers must deliver commands in a difficult situation.” The quality of the flashlight is something else that has also received positive reviews. The chief also talked with the League of Minnesota Cities before West Hennepin implemented its pilot project. The department has classified WMCs as portable audio devices which means they are subject to the Minnesota law that includes requirements on the storage and access
Another set of eyes in a critical incident to data. West Hennepin’s policy allows an officer to review their WMC video prior to giving a voluntary statement in a use of force incident of death or great bodily harm if they choose. Only Kroell’s supervisors have password protected access to the system. The law enforcement market was not Viridian’s initial focus as a company. But Hedeen says his team worked hard to understand the specific needs and interests of a police officer. Viridian calls its law enforcement product FACT Duty. It weighs at just over 3 ounces, uses a 1080HD digital camera and includes a 500 lumen tactical light. The company is selling WMCs for around $500 each but promotes bigger savings when it comes to software
One of our main philosophies at this point is that this is easy to implement. and data storage costs. That may be an important factor for smaller police agencies. Weapon-mounted cameras record much less often than bodyworn cameras and would generate lower costs. But that has also led a few critics to point out that WMCs may also not capture what led officers to draw their guns or show other interactions with the public.
“One of our main philosophies at this point is that this is easy to implement,” Hedeen says. “It’s a very small amount of data relative to a body cam. So we are positioning this as a solution that will fit with whatever your existing evidence management strategy is.” Viridian estimates more than 50 law enforcement agencies around the country are evaluating or implementing its weapon-mounted camera systems. In the case of Chief Kroells and his department, the company is just down the street in Maple Plain. When the two sides met recently, they agreed to continue the project.
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Minnesota Law Enforcement Torch Run: Building and Enhancing Community Capital BY RODNEY SEURER, POLICE CHIEF, MN LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL
The Minnesota Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) program was once again recognized as one of the top programs in the world in raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Athletes. This could not be possible without community engagement, partnership with Special Olympics Minnesota, our Law Enforcement Affiliates and the support of the Commanding Law Enforcement Officers (CLEO’s) and their respective Command Staff throughout the state of Minnesota.
support and commitment to Special Olympics Minnesota and the LETR, the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association (MCPA) was presented the official Torch at a recent MCPA Board Meeting. Accepting on behalf of the MCPA was President Chief Mike Goldstein.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National games. Annually, more than 85,000 dedicated, compassionate and volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 35 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and 50 US states, raising more than $56 Million USD for local Special Olympics programs in 2016 and over $675 Million since its inception in 1981.
The Minnesota Law Enforcement Torch Run Program was recognized as one of the top 5 programs at the International Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Minnesota Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) recently celebrated 30 years of supporting the athletes of Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN). In recognition of the continued
Some of the breakout training sessions this year at the annual conference encompassed training on the 21st Century Community Policing: by the Nashville Metro Police Department,
Leadership: by Retired Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Chris Lewis, and Autism; The Unique Spectrum by Vanderbilt University Faculty. The Law Enforcement Torch Run seeks to spread the word about Special Olympics world wide, championing
acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. The LETR is more than just a run and encompasses a variety of fundraising vehicles such as T-shirt and merchandise sales, special events to include polar bear plunges, tip-a-cop, building sits, golf tournaments, Jail-NBail and host of other events. The Law Enforcement Torch Run transforms communities by inspiring people to open their minds, to accept and include people with intellectual disabilities, celebrating difference among all people…recognizing and respecting the similarities we all share. For athletes and officers alike, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is a story of success, love, respect and commitment between law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes. To the CLEO’s and their organization who have been involved in the Law Enforcement Torch Run program, THANK YOU for your continued support. If your organization would like to be a part of a recognized Nationwide Program, and would like to enhance or build community capital within your community, you may contact any one of the following LETR Executive Council members or go to the MN LETR website: http:// specialolympicsminnesota.org/getinvolved/
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Nationally, and here in Minnesota, researchers, community members, policymakers, and police are vigorously debating potential racial bias in police stops, searches and arrests. The conversation is valid and an important one. Unfortunately, it is typically based on oversimplified correlations and misleading comparisons of raw data. For example, how many times have we read something like, “In 2017, a certain police department arrested 50% people of color while their city’s demographic has only 15% people of color.” These media accounts and academic reports that compare aggregate arrests or contacts to the total population of the agency’s jurisdiction without additional information to help contextualize the numbers further perpetuates a narrative that police are exhibiting racial bias. While aggregate numbers – if accurate – can indicate a disparity, they don’t necessarily mean police are racially biased. A number of factors having nothing to do with officer bias can contribute to that aggregate disparity, including whether an officer has statutory discretion to make an arrest or the community’s age composition. In January, the Maplewood Police Department sought to analyze the agency’s 2017 arrests, stops, searches, traffic warnings, and citations. The agency published the results (a 31-page report) on the front page of the department’s website so citizens were informed of the department’s activity.
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population that is mostly white, while our community’s young families and kids are growing more diverse. For example, in our senior communities and care centers, Maplewood citizens are over 90% white, while our public school children are 69% non-white. Looking at our arrest statistics we know that most of our arrests are for persons under the age of 30, so looking at demographics in total and by age helped us gain a better understanding of what disparities may look like. The analysis also examined the poverty index, especially as it relates to young people, knowing that prolonged exposure to poverty can lead to higher rates of criminality.
The findings highlighted several points that helped citizens better contextualize the aggregate data to evaluate the enforcement actions. These included:
Perhaps the most instructive demographic data point was that most people arrested or stopped didn’t live in Maplewood. Seventy-nine percent of adults and 76% of the juveniles arrested, and 84% of those stopped in a motor vehicle, did not live in our city. This has obvious implications for those who want to compare statistics against a city’s known demographic population.
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With U.S. Census numbers being eight years old, we needed a better snapshot of our community’s demographics. We worked with the area’s school district and community partners. Our community has an aging and elderly 18
The analysis also examined suspect and victim demographics (I.E. for whom our officers are being told to look.) We reviewed key crimes where suspect and victim race and sex were generally a known in disorderly MINNESOTA POLICE CHIEF
conduct, robbery, and warrant arrests without other charges. We found persons of color were overrepresented in all categories, with robberies having the highest disproportional rate. Our victim rate also showed disproportionalities with Blacks being victimized significantly more than their reported percentage of the population, which was thought to be about 34% overall.
DISCRETIONARY VERSUS NON-DISCRETIONARY ARRESTS When people hear that a police agency arrested a disproportionate number of citizens from a particular group, there is a tendency to believe that the officers have wide discretion in whom they arrest. Those of us in policing know otherwise, but often do not take the time to quantify those arrests as discretionary and non-discretionary, to see how officer discretion may be a factor. For example, since Maplewood has a large retail base, about 1/3 of our arrests are for theft/shoplifting; the officer dispatched to that call has very little discretion in the arrest process so long as probable cause can be established. For the purposes of our
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study, we looked at the crimes that required an officer, by law or our department policy, to arrest an individual versus situations where an officer had arrest discretion. Crimes such as domestic abuse with signs of injury or a shoplifter being held by store security were classified as non-discretionary. Crimes such as officer observing disorderly conduct, drunk driving, or trespassing were classified as discretionary. As you can see in the following graphs, when the officers had discretion they arrested people of color at much lower rates than when they were mandated by statute or department policy. Our study did not examine the reasons for the higher arrest rates in non-discretionary situations, such as economics, a higher degree of criminality, or potential bias of those who called police, as we lacked the data and expertise to do so. Looking at the data this way illustrates that when our officers had the discretion they stopped and arrested people of color at a rate that 19
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was more consistent with their representation in our community. We think that is an important distinction for our community to understand, and helps to provide some context for our public as they try to understand our enforcement.
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REDUCING ORGANIZATIONAL STRESS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT Chief Kent Williams / (retired) Today’s law enforcement agencies face ever increasing public pressure that creates additional stress on officers impacting personal lives and professional performance. Kent Williams will discuss ways in which police chiefs and supervisors can develop leadership practices and policies that support their officers and organizational goals in these trying times.
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MONDAY GENERAL SESSION I.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:45–10:15am LAKE SUPERIOR BALLROOM, DECC
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A passionate advocate for community-oriented law enforcement, former Dallas Police Chief David Brown rose from a childhood in one of the cities roughest neighborhoods to head one of America’s finest police departments. Brown led his department in the days after a man ambushed and killed five police officers and injured nine others. The attack happened at the end of a protest against police killings in Louisiana and Minnesota. Brown’s message of outreach, accountability and inclusion aims to help heal the wounds that divide so many communities today.
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MONDAY MONDAY BREAKOUT SESSIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30–12:00pm
Dakota Access Pipeline Protests DECC LAKE SUPERIOR ROOM L/M
The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest drew international attention as thousands tried to block construction of an oil pipeline through North Dakota, including near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The standoff tapped local, state and federal law enforcement resources. Cody Schulz, director of North Dakota Homeland Security, presents an overview of the historic protest, including the issues and operations.
Minnesota’s Opioid Epidemic from an Emergency Room Perspective DECC LAKE SUPERIOR ROOM O
In Minnesota, opioid-related deaths continue to increase, driven by a steady rise in opioid pain reliever deaths and a more recent surge in heroin deaths. In the United States from 1999 to 2015, more than 200,000 people died from prescription opioid-related overdoses. Dr. Jon Cole, of the Minnesota Poison Control Network, offers an emergency room perspective as the crisis leads to an increase in calls for service around Minnesota.
The Power of Information Sharing & Investigative Technology OFFERED BY CHIEF PRESENTING SPONSOR THOMSON REUTERS DECC FRENCH RIVER ROOM
Agencies are being asked to do more with less, close cases faster than ever, and find connections within separated sources. The value of investigative public records and information sharing has never been greater to help solve complicated law enforcement challenges. The combination of key data elements is then synthesized with a comprehensive search engine through algorithms designed by Silicon Valley experts. Engage in conversation about how complete information results in solving some of the most complicated law enforcement challenges.
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AXON PRESENTATION - Police Technology Trends - A National Overview.. . . . . . . . 5:30–6:00pm
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SURVIVING 21ST CENTURY POLICE POLITICS Chief Medaria Arradondo
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Minneapolis Police Department
St. Paul Police Department
From community groups and special interests to elected public officials and representatives, today’s police chiefs face ever increasing public pressure that can create additional stress on officers impacting their personal lives and professional job performance. The leaders of two of Minnesota’s largest police departments are relatively new to their jobs but have navigated the political process and community engagement throughout their careers. They will offer their perspective as chief law enforcement officers in a 21st Century where conflicts can arise from many different areas and escalate very quickly. FBI NAA RECEPTION.. . . . . . . . . . . . . LAKE HURON BALLROOM DULUTH HOLIDAY INN & SUITES
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MONDAY GENERAL SESSION III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00–8:30pm
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TUESDAY GENERAL SESSION I.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30–8:45am LAKE SUPERIOR BALLROOM, DECC
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Increasing Trust through Character-based Hiring DECC FRENCH RIVER ROOM
Community trust is a prerequisite to successful policing. When the community perceives that the values and character of police officers are aligned with their own, they develop a shared sense of right and wrong and increase their level of support for law enforcement. Researchers have observed the correlation between character-based police officer selection and public engagement shows promise and would like to validate the outcomes to spur the development of a model that can be replicated in other communities.
A City Perspective on the Philando Castile Case DECC LAKE SUPERIOR ROOM L/M
In July 2016, a police officer with the City of St. Anthony stopped a vehicle in the contract city of Falcon Heights. The officer, Jeronimo Yanez, utilized deadly force shooting and killing the driver, Philando Castile. The resulting investigation, Facebook live video of the aftermath of the confrontation, civil unrest and political turmoil also had a significant impact on law enforcement and local government. Mark Casey, St. Anthony Village City Manager will present a city hall perspective of the case that gained international attention. Casey will cover the impact of those issues on city staff, leaders, the community and media. He will share lessons learned from this very trying time and how the community continues to recover.
Creating an Excellent Organization DECC FRENCH RIVER ROOM
Creating an Excellent Organization from the perspective of Chief Jeffrey Swoboda of the Elgin Illinois Police Department. What does this look like from the perspective of 21st Century Policing. What are the barriers? How does every member of the organization share in the responsibility? What is a culture of cooperation both inside an organization and across a community.
LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPO OPEN - DECC PIONEER HALL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:30–1:30pm Meet and learn from more than 150 sponsors and vendors representing a wide range of industries important to our local agencies. Retiree lunch served at noon. LEXISNEXIS RISK SOLUTIONS PRESENTATION...................................... 11:30–12:00pm The Game has Changed - 21st Century Regional and National Data Sharing EXPO HALL PRESENTATION STAGE, DECC PIONEER HALL
MCPA BOARD MEETING .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00pm sponsored by SIAC and Genetec DECC ST. LOUIS RIVER ROOM
LOCKRIDGE GRINDAL NAUEN P.L.L.P. PRESENTATION .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00–1:30pm Preventing Harassment in the Workplace & Protecting Employee Liability EXPO HALL PRESENTATION STAGE, DECC PIONEER HALL
RAFFLE DRAWING .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30–1:40pm MCPA BOOTH/DECC PIONEER HALL
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THE POLITICS OF A CRITICAL INCIDENT: THE TRAYVON MARTIN STORY Norton Bonaparte, Jr
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Sanford Florida Police Department
More than 5 years after the high-profile fatal shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the Sanford, Florida police department continues to work hard to rebuild community trust. Sanford police have implemented body-worn cameras and increased outreach efforts. But the agency still fights for legitimacy, particularly when a critical incident occurs. Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith and City Manager Norton H. Bonaparte, Jr. will discuss the city’s on-going struggles and efforts to change perceptions that still linger.
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LAKE SUPERIOR BALLROOM, DECC
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TUESDAY GENERAL SESSION II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:50–3:20pm
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The Forest Lake Law Enforcement Story DECC LAKE SUPERIOR ROOM L/M
In December of 2016, the Forest Lake City Personnel Committee voted to Request a Proposal from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to contract police services. The request and further discussions regarding contracting law enforcement services and the potential disbandment of the Forest Lake Police Department became a national story. Chief Peterson and City Administrator Parrish will share their story, the challenges they faced, and how their working relationship was paramount in overcoming some of the most critical moments during the discussions.
Investigating Officer-involved Shootings DECC FRENCH RIVER ROOM
When police officers use deadly force, the tragic incident impacts more than just the officers and families involved. The high-profile nature of such an event affects an entire community. This session will provide city managers and administrators a better understanding of the intricacies and anatomy of an officer-involved shooting. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), the agency that investigates the majority of officer-involved shootings in Minnesota, will walk attendees through the investigation process, including what to expect if such an incident happens and explain the actions of investigators.
Small Agency Audits DECC LAKE SUPERIOR BALLROOM O
Technologies like body-worn cameras (BWC) and automated license plate readers (ALPRs) have brought about noticeable changes to local law enforcement. In just a few years it is easy to count both the benefits and challenges. The Minnesota legislature passed a bill in 2016 that mandates audits of both BWC and ALPR programs every two years. As more departments implement programs and audits are due to be scheduled, there are questions about what needs to be audited, the costs of an audit and who is qualified to perform an audit.
TUESDAY SOCIAL HOUR.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30–7:00pm DECC HARBOR SIDE LOBBY
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Maplewood Body-cam Arbitration Case DECC LAKE SUPERIOR ROOM L/M
An overview of the Maplewood Body-worn camera arbitration case which included an argument on whether officers can review body-worn camera footage before writing up reports or statement on incidents. Critics have argued allowing officers to view footage would ruin the evidentiary value of police statements in court.
What chiefs need to know from the POST Board DECC LAKE SUPERIOR ROOM O
Proactive work at the legislature by law enforcement stakeholders has resulted in the legislature providing 4 years of unprecedented financial support for local law enforcement training initiatives. That includes tripling the perofficer reimbursement share to approximately $1,000 beginning in August. As part of this initiative, 16 CE hours of in-service training mandates in three critical areas take effect beginning July 1st. Chiefs and their command staff will want to know how this new law impacts their agencies and what their responsibilities are as CLEOs.
R-Model Police Crisis Training DECC FRENCH RIVER ROOM
The R-Model is a one-day, evidence-based, crisis intervention and mental illness crisis training for law enforcement professionals launching in Spring 2018. It introduces new concepts and protocols, including how to quickly recognize the signs of a crisis, respond to people in crisis, and refer people in crisis to appropriate treatment and services.
WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY GENERAL SESSION .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45-11:15am
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A Supreme Court ruling dating back to the 1960s is having a big impact on law enforcement discipline cases. Known as the Brady ruling, prosecutors are required to notify defendants and their attorneys whenever a law enforcement official involved in their case has a substantiated record of intentional lying or falsification in their official capacity. However, despite the half-century since the Brady decision, the concept of Brady lists is of more recent vintage. This session will explore the challenges around this controversial issue from the perspectives of both management and labor.
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CLOSING SESSION & REMARKS FROM NEW MPCA PRESIDENT LAKE SUPERIOR BALLROOM, DECC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:15â€“12:00pm PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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Security Equipment & Services ecoATM IdentiSys, Inc.
Body Worn Cameras / Equipment Amazon Web Services AXON
e-Citation Solutions Amazon Web Services
Tactical Storage Datum Storage
Booking Equipment / Booking Area Tools The Blue Pages
Health & Wellness Heka Health, Inc.
Cloud Technology Services Amazon Web Services
Mental Health Services Nexus Youth and Family Solutions
Training Products & Programs Lexipol Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Technical Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota
Communication Equipment ANCOM Communications BAYCOM
Identification Equipment IdentiSys Inc.
Communication Equipment Service & Repair ANCOM Communications BAYCOM
Investigative Technology LexisNexis Risk Solutions THOMSON REUTERS
Vehicles, Warning Lights & Accessories Emergency Automotive Technologies, Inc. HealthEast Vehicle Services SoundOff Signal Weapon, Restraints & Accessories AXON
2018 Buyers’ Guide The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association is proud to present the 2018 Buyers’ Guide dedicated to bringing valuable products and services to the hands of law enforcement and safety professionals. In addition to the alphabetical listing of the companies and their products and services, categorical listings by specialty are provided as well. Please use this guide throughout 2018 to aid in your search for the perfect provider(s) for your needs.
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Amazon Web Services Contact: Ryan Reynolds, Vertical Lead Justice and Public Safety Telephone: (208) 631-0479 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://aws.amazon.com/stateandlocal/justice-and-public-safety/ Amazon Web Services (AWS) is dedicated to building programs and services suitable for use by the Justice and Public Safety community. Whether in law enforcement, emergency management, corrections or courts, AWS has the capability and resources to address this community's unique IT needs and AWS complies with the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) standard. From body-worn camera solutions to architecting a CJIS secure environment, AWS can help you tackle public safety data needs at every stage of the journey to the cloud. By combining the secure and flexible AWS infrastructure with the breadth of our specialized partner solutions, we are confident we can help our customers across the industry succeed in their missions.
COMMUNICATIONS SPONSOR ANCOM Communications Contact: Dean Daninger, Sales Manager Telephone: (952) 808-0033 Email: email@example.com
Direct: (763) 755-3377 Website: www.ancom.org
ANCOM has been servicing the Midwest Law Enforcement Community since 1991 as your Motorola Two-Way Radio Channel Partner & Service Elite Specialist. We’re proud to announce a new 2nd location in Rochester, MN, also offering Motorola Equipment, Parts & Accessory Sales, Service and Rentals. Motorola Certified Technicians, 800 MHz Statewide System Integration Experts, Maintenance Contracts, Airtime, Depot & In-House Repairs (FM Repair-Approved). We Provide Unmatched, Proven Partnering and a Commitment to Deliver Communications Solutions to you.
AXON Contact: Kurt Pfannenstiel, Regional Manager - Midwest Telephone: (602) 330-5338 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We Are Axon Your mission every day is to protect life. So is ours. We are Axon, a team committed to pushing the boundaries of technology to help you feel more confident in the field, at the station, and in court. From Smart Weapons, like our TASER devices, to police body cameras and digital evidence management systems, every product works together as a single network. Seamlessly integrated. Completely connected. And designed to help police, sheriffs, and law enforcement agencies everywhere make the world a safer place. 36
BAYCOM Contact: Sam Colucci Telephone: (920) 544-4311 Email: email@example.com
BAYCOM has been in business since 1956 and is a public safety company that provides equipment and service for mobile data computers, in-car and body-worn video, Motorola Solutions two-way radios, equipment mounting solutions and full squad car changeovers. We understand how all of this equipment works together, and we will be here when you need us. Our stability, experience and expertise have made us an ally of over 800 city, county and state law enforcement agencies throughout the Midwest.
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Backing the Blue Line Contact: BtBL Board of Directors Telephone: (612) 470-2825 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.backingtheblueline.org Backing the Blue Line exists to support Minnesota's law enforcement community (both officers and their families). We provide services, labor, and assistance during times of illness, work related incidents, or other times of need. We also run a support group for MN law enforcement wives/significant others (female only). BKV Group Contact: Bruce Schwartzman, AIA, Partner Telephone: (612) 339-3752 Email: email@example.com Website: www.bkvgroup.com BKV Group is a full-service firm founded in 1978, providing architectural, engineering, interior design and construction administration services. “Enriching Lives and Strengthening Communities” is the foundation of our work. With local offices and national experience, our insight, innovation, and collaboration provides successful solutions for all of our clients’ projects.
Dell Contact: Sean Grady Telephone: (612) 300-8890 Email: Sean_Grady@Dell.com Website: www.dell.com/rugged Dell Rugged notebooks and tablets are built for world-class reliability in the demanding conditions you operate in every day.
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ecoATM Contact: Doug Muldoon, Director of Law Enforcement Relations Telephone: (321) 863-9167 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHIEFS STEP CHALLENGE SPONSOR Heka Health, Inc. Contact: David Giusti Telephone: (916) 934-8813 Email: email@example.com Website: www.ecoatm.com
Safety First. EcoATM kiosks have provided a safe, secure, and innovative way for consumers to recycle their used or broken mobile devices since 2009. To learn more visit: www.ecoatm.com/law-enforcement
Emergency Automotive Technologies, Inc. (E.A.T.I.) is the largest emergency vehicle upfitter in Minnesota. We specialize in the sales of equipment for, and the design and upfit of, emergency vehicles of all types and sizes. With the largest inventory from leading manufacturers, we are your go-to source for all of your fleet needs. Our technicians are highly experienced, well trained, and committed to serving our customers. We take great pride in our customer service, exceptional quality, integrity, reliability, and we are 100% committed to being a partner to your agency and helping you do your job as safely and effectively as possible. Call us today! Gary L. Fischler & Associates, PA Contact: Gary L. Fischler, Ph.D., ABPP Telephone: (612) 333-3825 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IdentiSys Inc. Contact: Angie Lueschen, Regional Vice President, Sales Telephone: (952) 469-5060 Email: email@example.com Website: www.identisys.com IdentiSys Inc., North America’s largest full-service security, identification and card solutions provider, is committed to providing exceptional customer service, an expansive product line and on-site services. We are proud to provide Police Departments with Photo ID Systems, Access Control, Card Personalization, Visitor Management, Asset Tracking, Accountability Systems, Body Cameras and more.
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Since 1991 we have examined over 10,000 public safety personnel for over 100 agencies at local, state and federal levels. Our pre-employment, fitness-for-duty, and promotional evaluations are consistent with IACP and Minnesota POST guidelines, based on research, and help agencies make the most informed and accurate personnel decisions possible. Our customer service is unsurpassed. Please visit our website for detailed information about who we, our examination process, our research, related media articles, or to schedule an evaluation online. HealthEast Vehicle Services Contact: Bryan Ackerknecht, Mgr of Vehicle Services Telephone: (651) 232-1720 Fax: (651) 232-1756 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.healtheast.org HealthEast Vehicle Services is now offering emergency equipment service on all types of emergency vehicles. We are also a certified installer for Panasonic Arbitrator camera systems and also TOMTOM commercial GPS and tracking systems.We have years of experience maintaining our own vehicles to the highest standard. Let us help you with your system needs!
Venture-backed startup powering custom-branded, turnkey connected health solutions. From wellness challenges to hypertension management, Heka focuses on driving sustained engagement and positive health outcomes. Heka is powering the MCPA Chiefs Step Challenge at the ETI Expo in April 2018 as well as the IACP Annual Conference Challenge. These programs feature iOS and Android apps that utilize data from custom branded activity trackers or participants’ own devices (e.g., Fitbit, Garmin, built-in smart phones trackers) and displays top steppers on a leader board.
Emergency Automotive Technologies, Inc. Contact: Mitchell Paquin, Outside Sales Lead Telephone: (651) 341-0375 Email: MitchP@EATIMN.com
Kraus-Anderson Contact: Mark Kotten Telephone: (612) 255-2421 Email: email@example.com Website: www.krausanderson.com One of the top 50 contractors in America, Kraus-Anderson is an integrated construction and real estate development enterprise dedicated to building enduring relationships and strong communities. We provide insightful real estate development from an owner’s perspective; exceptional pre-construction ingenuity, project execution and closeout from a single point of contact; and professionals who are passionate about family, community and their work.
SUPPORTING SPONSOR Lexipol Contact: Paul Clark Telephone: (844) 312-9500 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lexipol provides state-specific policy and training solutions for public safety agencies. Delivered via an online platform and mobile app, Lexipol's Minnesota Law Enforcement Policy Manual is continuously updated to address legislative changes. Ask us how we can help reduce your risk!
2018 Buyers’ Guide SERGEANT SPONSOR
Law enforcement agencies trust LexisNexis Risk Solutions for superior data, linking capabilities and analytics that help officials make more accurate, timely and informed decisions and enhance investigations. Combining cutting-edge technology, proprietary data and advanced analytics, LexisNexis Risk Solutions provides products and services that address evolving agency needs while upholding the highest standards of security and privacy. LexisNexis Risk is part of RELX Inc., a worldleading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. www.risk.lexisnexis.com
You Protect and serve. Now Lead. B.S. in Police Science. At Saint Mary’s, you’ll experience a person centered, transformational education. Courses offered in the Twin Cities and Rochester. Please contact us for more information.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions Contact: Tiffany Esquino Telephone: (949) 715-9715 Email: email@example.com Website: https://risk.lexisnexis.com
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Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Telephone: (866) 437-2788 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.smumn.edu
Lockridge Grindal Nauen, P.L.L.P. GRINDAL Contact: David Zoll, Partner NPAUEN . L . L . P. / Ann Lenczewski, Government Relations Attorneys at Law Telephone: (612) 596-4028 / (612) 596-4029 Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.locklaw.com
LOCKRIDGE GRINDAL NAUEN’S attorneys and government relations professionals have over three decades of experience representing governmental entities on complex issues throughout the Midwest and in Washington, D.C., including: HR and Employment Law Advice, Investigations, and Litigation, Federal Government Relations, Electronic Discovery, and State and Local Government Affairs. Representing governmental clients of all shapes and sizes, ranging from large municipalities and metropolitan counties to small cities, tribal governments, and rural counties, our firm takes the time to understand each client’s goals and aspirations before tailoring our representation to meet their individual needs.
CRITICAL ISSUES FORUM SPONSOR Nexus Youth and Family Solutions Contact: Jeff Hansen, Government and Community Relations Manager Telephone: (612) 619-2319 Email: email@example.com Website: https://www.nexus-yfs.org/
Nexus is a national, nonprofit, 501 © 3 organization that provides youth and family mental health solutions to nearly 1,000 youth and families each day through a continuum of services that range from in-home, community-based care to residential treatment and inpatient care. The organization currently operates eight business units in five states.
SoundOff Signal Contact: Nick Strandlie, District Sales Manager Telephone: (608) 438-1476 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.soundoffsignal.com SoundOff Signal is a Hudsonville, Michigan based manufacturer of LED lighting and electronic warning products for the emergency vehicle, amber and school bus markets. Our point-of-difference within the industry is our smartly designed products, superior customer relationships and rapid lead times.
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Thomson Reuters CLEAR is a powerful public records investigative platform with a comprehensive collection of public and proprietary data. Trusted by agencies nationwide for their most critical investigations, CLEAR gives investigators the upper hand by bringing relevant content into a single interface, allowing you to search data and view results in a way that matches how you work. CLEAR provides the most up-to-date information about people and businesses by displaying when and where the information came from, complete with underlying sources and time stamp information. Premium CLEAR features include: Real Time Incarceration and Arrest Records with more than 90 million booking records and over 19 million images to create photo line-ups, License Plate Recognition with 9 billion license plate scans to connect vehicles of interest to ownership information, and Alerts to automatically be notified of any key information changes. By using CLEAR, investigators are able to dive deep into their research and uncover hard to find data.
Sprint Contact: Paul Campbell, Senior Public Sector Account Manager Telephone: (612) 244-1154 Email: Paul.Campbell@sprint.com
Sprint has a long proud heritage of serving our Minnesota Public Safety Community dating back to our Nextel days. We have since evolved beyond services such as PTT, Priority Service, and Emergency Response Team (ERT); to develop a suite of Public Safety solutions that is second to none. Sprint Priority Connect was designed by and with Public Safety professionals for Public Safety professionals. From our Award Winning Connected Officer platform to our Shot Detection and Struggle Detection solutions, Sprint has delivered these and other force multiplying tools in which First Responder professionals can both serve and protect our citizens and loved ones.
Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota Contact: Carol Martinson, Senior Fellow, Security Technologies Faculty Telephone: (612) 708-9849 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://tli.umn.edu/ The Technological Leadership Institute helps make communities safer by preparing the next generation of security leaders through the Master of Science in Security Technologies (MSST) degree program. This program focuses on training aspiring experts to shape tomorrow’s cyber, physical and virtual security systems. The MSST degree program includes concentrations in cyber-security, all 16 critical infrastructures, and applies a real-world approach to addressing emerging threats and risks. Our graduates are equipped with the skills to address a broad spectrum of security issues, including aging infrastructure, natural disasters, critical networks and systems, and threats of terrorism, disease and crime.
The Blue Pages Contact: Dustin Hanson, Vice President of Marketing & Sales Telephone: (763) 404-1303/1-888-640-BLUE Email: Info@BluePagesAttorneys.com Website: www.BluePagesAttorneys.com The Blue Pages is a directory of Criminal and DWI attorneys in the state of Minnesota. It is provided complimentary to all law enforcement agencies. The Blue Pages expedites the booking procedure by allowing the arrestee to contact an attorney right away. The Blue Pages thanks law enforcement for their service.
Thomson Reuters Contact: Christine Billins, Minnesota Account Executive Telephone: (651) 244-2346 Email: email@example.com Website: www.legalsolutions.com/clear/law-enforcement
Verizon Contact: Robert (Bob) DeRosa Telephone: (720) 626-6964 Email: Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.verizonwireless.com Verizon Wireless is committed to the public safety community across the United States, putting the nation’s most reliable wireless network to work every day to ensure communications needs are met to the highest standards.
HOSPITALITY NIGHT SPONSOR WOLD Architects and Engineers Contact: Joel Dunning, Partner Telephone: (651) 227-7773 Email: jdunningRa@woldae.com Website: www.woldae.com
Wold is a firm focused on public environments, so we understand that we not only work for you, but for your entire community. Our clients represent the people they serve, and our responsibility is to help you serve your community to the best of your ability. We ask questions that go beyond a particular project’s limits into discussions of how services are delivered and what the future might hold. We deliver successful projects because we work to understand your community.
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ADVERTISER INDEX EXECUTIVE BOARD PRESIDENT Michael Goldstein Chief of Police, Plymouth 952-882-2600 VICE-PRESIDENT Dan Hatten Chief of Police, Hutchinson 320-587-2242 SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT Jeff Potts Chief of Police, Bloomington 952-563-4901 THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT Dave Bentrud Chief of Police, Waite Park 320-229-2661 SECRETARY
Stephanie Revering Chief of Police, Crystal 763-531-1010
TREASURER Tim Fournier New Hope Police Department 651-531-5141 SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
Joel Scharf Chief of Police, Big Lake 763-263-2500
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Rodney Seurer Chief of Police, Savage 952-882-2600
DIRECTORS David Ebinger Chief of Police, Moorhead
Eric Klang Chief of Police, Pequot Lakes
Mike Mastin Chief of Police, Bemidji
Roger Pohlman Red Wing Police Department
Michael Risvold Chief of Police, Wayzata
Jeff Tate Chief of Police, Shakopee
Eric Werner Chief of Police, Maple Grove
Amazon Web Services ............................................20 Law Enforcement Solutions..............................24 Ancom.........................................................................5 Lockridge Grindal Nauen................................. 21 Axon....................................................................34 MN Highway Safety and Research Center......... 9 BKV Group......................................................... 30 Nelsons Auto Center.........................................40 Campion Barrow and Associates........................ 7 Osseo Gun Club................................................34 Crime Stoppers..................................................38 PATROL..............................................................40 Dell Rugged........................................................14 Ranger Chevrolet ..............................................24 ecoATM................................................................11 Ray O'Herron Co...............................................43 Emergency Automotive Tech. Inc....................... 7 Sprint..................................................................17 Ford of Hibbing................................................. 41 The Blue Pages..................................................... 2 Gary L. Fischler & Associates, P.A.....................42 Thomson Reuters...............................................15 Granite Electronics............................................ 41 Verizon................................................................27 Henricksen PSG.................................................19 Wold Architects and1Engineers.......... Back Cover GFA ad 1-3_a pg:Layout 5 3/26/09 1:15 PM Page Identisys Inc....................................................... 20
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