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Contents FALL 2016 SPRING 2019

IN THIS ISSUE 10 Executive Director’s Report

All the news you need to know

12 President’s Perspective I’ll see you down the road 14 Chaplain’s Message Heart Matters 37 Buyers’ Guide A guide to law enforcement products and services

46 Ad Index


ETI 2019 IN ST. CLOUD In today’s connected world, chief law enforcement officers are called upon to help bridge gaps throughout their communities, within their agencies and across the police profession. This year, MCPA’s Executive


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Training Institute explores new strategies public safety leaders can use to navigate this ever changing landscape. PAGE 26



Solutions to help meet Minnesota’s new training standards MCPA’s training calendar provides educational sessions aimed at helping officers and agencies meet Minnesota’s new training standards.

19 CENTRAL MINNESOTA’S CHILD RESPONSE INITIATIVE How police find value in recognizing childhood traumas

St. Cloud area police agencies have joined a local collaborative that focuses on identifying and serving children living in crisis. Local leaders see it as a new type of crime prevention tool that will pay off now and in the future.

21 DATA THAT DELIVERS RESULTS Prior Lake Police demonstrate how CLEAR supports investigations There is a lot of data out there to help investigators build cases. But in today’s #fakenews environment, it’s also easier for people to lie and try to cover their tracks. How can police navigate credible sources of information and mitigate risks? SPRING 2019

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Executive Director’s Report

All the news you need to know I used to report the news, so it’s probably no surprise that I still spend a lot of time reading, watching and – in this day and age – sharing it. At this time of year you’ll find me searching for stories while I wait for the next hearing to begin at the Capitol or after we put the kids to bed. The more I consume the news the more I realize our issues are a lot like the challenges faced by police agencies across the country. Washington state is once again debating body-worn cameras after some high-profile officerinvolved shootings. The cases have ignited fresh debates about cameras, access to their data and ANDY SKOOGMAN

the cost of storing and auditing that data. It all sounds familiar.


The more I consume the news the more I realize our issues are a lot like the challenges faced by police agencies across the country. Our world is in the midst of another great technology revolution. Inventors are pushing new boundaries all of the time with innovations that solve persistent problems, but sometimes create new ones. That is why I appreciate the conclusion reached by the editors of one Washington newspaper covering the debate. They wrote that the effectiveness of new technologies really depends upon the policies and practices of a police department. The point really underscores the importance of training to the policing profession. We are about to gather at ETI in St. Cloud for our most important training and education session of the year. If I have learned anything these past five years, it is how important these four days in April are to MCPA members. This year you will hear from leaders like Gordon Graham, William Bratton and Richard Ross. They are all advancing breakthrough ideas in police procedure, training and community relations. Fake News has become a popular term and a real concern in our 21st Century connected world. In the pages to come and at ETI, you will see how illicit uses of technology can make it more difficult for investigators to trust previously credible sources of information. It is a session produced by Thomson Reuters who we are fortunate to have return as our Chief Presenting Sponsor for 2019. We are grateful to have sold out all of our Law Enforcement Expo space this year. These companies and organizations have set aside time to support the work you do, so please take advantage of the time to meet with them and thank them for their support of MCPA. We wouldn’t be able to secure the instructors and offer the training we do without their support.



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technology and audits, to dealing with the media and financial crimes. Finally, one more note about the news. From time to time, members tell us how much they appreciate seeing law enforcement stories each week in C-notes. But we have limited space to share a lot of stories in the newsletter. If you’re looking for more, you can visit the Chiefs Newsroom on the Resource page both www.mnchiefs.org and www. wearthebadge.org.



President’s Perspective

I’ll see you down the road If you spend any time on a motorcycle you are probably a fan of the open road. For me, there’s nothing quite like the scenery, even the smells and especially the opportunity to take some time to go for a ride and clear your head. It’s been one long winter. Hopefully we won’t have to wait much longer for riding season. By then, I will be a newly retired chief of police and my term as president of the MCPA will have come to an end. As you can see, I’ve made plans.


As retirement nears I also realize the people around me have plans too. My family is looking forward to spending more time with me. Colleagues still have ideas about other things they want me to do. These final few weeks will be especially busy as we gather in St. Cloud for ETI and legislators work to end their session in St. Paul.

I know I will continue to appreciate the work associations like MCPA do to advocate for our interests and advance law enforcement’s perspective as Minnesota wrestles with big challenges. We are living in a time where there is intense interest in the work we do. People across our country have ideas about how we should recruit and train police officers. Society is wrestling with big issues that will impact public safety from recreational cannabis and opioid abuse to firearms legislation. MCPA members and our legislative team have been at the state capitol day and night meeting and testifying on a wide range of proposals. I know I won’t like every idea raised but, as I take in all of this, I am grateful for the participation of members across Minnesota and take pride in all that we are able to accomplish. MCPA has worked hard to become a consistent and relevant voice for public safety in Minnesota. Our Wear the Badge campaign has been effective at not only reaching potential recruits but also given a voice to those who want to see more positive images of policing. We have been active in efforts to update law enforcement training to ensure it meets our individual agency needs and is actually funded. Whether it is at the capitol or in our communities, we have all taken the time to make plans to advance public safety. Each day we encounter others who have their own plans for us. Going forward, I know I will appreciate the work associations like MCPA do to advocate for our interests and advance law enforcement’s perspective as Minnesota wrestles with big challenges.



I have enjoyed a career that started in a small Minnesota town, took me to a big city agency and back home again as a chief. I am a reflection of all of the places I’ve been and the people I’ve met along the way. That has especially been the case with MCPA. I discovered the association at a time when I was called to be a leader. Since then, it has given me more than I have been able to give in return.

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Chaplain’s Message

Heart Matters As police officers, we understand the fundamental importance of ballistic vests. Body armor provides a level of protection against external physical threats, limiting the ability of projectiles from penetrating the human core where vital organs exist. Protection of the heart is further enhanced with both soft and hard trauma plates embedded within newer ballistic vest carriers. Further advances in bullet-resistant fibers along with improving fit and comfort lead to greater wearability, and ultimately, lives saved. But it requires user action to take full-advantage of these life-saving features by donning the vest TONY PAETZNICK CHAPLAIN MINNESOTA CHIEFS OF POLICE ASSOCIATION

each day as part of the uniform ensemble. Modern officer-safety campaigns, like the Below 100 initiative, focus on such preparedness and prevention measures, with one of their five core tenets being simply "wear your vest." Mandatory wear policies have become the norm in many law enforcement agencies. Similarly, there is greater awareness in the current generation of policing around the issue of cardiac health. Whether the Officer Safety & Wellness (OSW) resources from IACP or the Strength & Resiliency: A Tactical Approach to Wellness by Dr. Paul Nystrom through MCPA, law enforcement has recognized the need to educate and promote heart-healthy living for members of the profession. Incorporating cardiovascular and strength-training exercise with proper nutrition and other lifestyle choices, these efforts focus on internally improving our hearts. Just like research and development has improved external threat protection in ballistic vests, advances in medical science have increased our understanding of the inner workings of the human body, leading to greater levels of internal safeguards providing defense for cardiovascular health of police officers. Like wearing a vest, conscious choices about diet and exercise are required to move such knowledge and awareness to activate their medicinal application and benefits on the human heart. But what about the mental and spiritual aspects of cardiac health? Guarding your heart is equally important for the health of your mind and soul. From a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology, if the heart is not working, the associated parts of your body are dead. Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEOs) face a myriad of professional challenges as the leaders of their respective police agencies beyond just the typical stress-related calls for service that members of this profession face in their regular duties as sworn peace officers. Whether a personnel matter, community concern, political issue, financial constraint, managerial conflict, or other workplace stressor, Chiefs are subject to a different level of organizational stress than their subordinate officers or even their peer department heads in other municipal areas of operation. It is easy for the accumulated effects of these sometimes daily stress-inducing circumstances to induce a lingering psychological trauma if not properly addressed throughout a law enforcement career.



Especially from a spiritual approach, guarding your heart requires diligence. This might mean the placement of appropriate relational boundaries to keep toxic persons from negatively impacting your soul. As a public-figure and law enforcement leader responsible to the community, being in that position can easily challenge your soul, even causing adverse health effects with physical symptoms. But rather than focus on the areas beyond your control, shift your mindset to dealing with those things within your control. Notice also how your words and actions flow out of your heart. When your heart is in the right place, you will lead better. Having the right perspective about even the most wrong of circumstances makes a difference in the performance of your duties as a CLEO and your overall personality as a human being. Guard what you are placing in your heart. Just like we are cautioned on matters of nutritional intake in terms of what we eat and the effects of food on our cardiac health, we should give equal consideration to the other stuff that we ingest that can have an equal or greater impact on our hearts. Whose voices do we choose to listen to? What are we watching or reading in our spare time? Where are we looking for affirmation in our lives? How do we spend our money? Some of you might be skeptical of this line of questioning, but ultimately such answers influence our heart. Please, take this message to heart (no pun intended). Individual healthcare begins with personal heart-care. Obviously, we must still do the work of CLEOs, but a few defensive measures and some offensive maneuvers will help guard our hearts in all aspects of life, including physical, mental, and spiritual. Professional networking and establishing positive relationships with your police chief peers is one way to promote your health, so hopefully many of you are taking advantage of MCPA’s annual Executive Training Institute (ETI) to connect this year in St. Cloud. See you there!

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Training Overview

Training Overview ChiefsCast will return following ETI 2019 with new online training sessions recorded during MCPA’s annual conference. Participants are eligible to receive POST credit by completing a short credit validation quiz. Watch C-notes for announcements on updated online training sessions.

MPCA 2019

TRAINING CALENDAR MCPA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY A multi-day course for middle management personnel in law enforcement. Participants will develop skills on how to make a distinct transition from street officer to supervisor. The classes are designed with an understanding that effective supervision is critical to building a successful law enforcement agency. May 7 - 10 | Camp Ripley September 17 - 20 | New Brighton December 3 - 6 | Camp Ripley


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Led by experience cultural diversity officer Andre Koen, participants will learn the Minnesota POST Board objectives which are intended to promote improved police and community relationships and safety, and increased recognition and appreciation of community diversity and cultural differences.

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Sourcewell in Staples will host a number of training sessions on conflict

training mandates. Dates are listed to the right and registration is available on the Training page of www.mnchiefs.org. Sourcewell sessions are free to MCPA Region 5 members. Police agencies can also schedule custom or individual training sessions for their department or region by contacting MCPA directly at ingo@mnchiefs.org.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT, MEDIATION & CRISIS INTERVENTION Led by Marie Ridgeway, an experienced mental health training specialist, participants will learn mental health basics, commonly encountered mental health diagnoses including the impact of trauma and substance abuse, and the crossover of mental health and criminal behavior. Officers will learn ways to effectively respond to persons with mental illness and strategies for managing mental health crises, along with knowledge and information about officer mental health and wellness. April 10 | Sourcewell in Staples October 15 | Sourcewell in Staples

STRENGTH & RESILIENCY: A TACTICAL APPROACH TO WELLNESS The course is led by Dr. Paul Nystrom who provides an overview of physical wellness including challenges specifically related to law enforcement such as lifestyle, stress, sleep patterns, shift work, diet and exercise. Dr. Nystrom also covers resources, suggestions and recommendations on how to live an overall healthy lifestyle and increase longevity. September 10, October 8, November 12 | New Brighton

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Adverse Childhood Experiences

How a Minnesota child resource initiative aims to prevent crime St. Cloud area health and public safety leaders believe more focus on childhood traumas can help prevent a full-blown crisis or a life of crime later in life While every police shift includes elements of the unexpected and unknown, officers serving communities big and small will tell you they routinely encounter the same people. More and more the people at the other end of a 9-1-1 call are in the midst of some type of crisis.

tools and resources needed to address adverse childhood experiences or ACEs. He has come to view it as a crime prevention tool of sorts with support from the broad range of health and social service agencies. “Our ACES collaborative includes law enforcement, human services,

It is vitally important for law enforcement, particularly chiefs, to understand and get involved in helping develop better referral resources for children who experience trauma "Whether you're social work, probation, law enforcement, we found ourselves working with the same people with some frequency," Waite Park Police Chief David Bentrud told a local audience at the community event earlier this year. He says the cases range from mental illness to homelessness, human trafficking and addiction but unresolved trauma is a common factor in many of them. “I think this is a topic that is vitally important for law enforcement, particularly chiefs, to understand and get involved in helping develop better referral resources for children who experience trauma,” Bentrud says. His department and St. Cloud police have joined a central Minnesota collaborative working to identify the SPRING 2019

community corrections, medical personnel and counselors from a wide variety of organizations.” ACEs was first studied more than 20 years ago by Kaiser Permante and two scientists from the Centers for Disease Control. They discovered that young people who experienced abuse, neglect or were exposed to domestic violence or lived with parents suffering with mental illness were at greater risk for trouble themselves later in life. Researchers tracked thousands of adults who experienced childhood traumas and found them more likely

to suffer from chronic health issues such as depression and heart disease as well as mental illness and substance use. The central Minnesota collaborative was organized by CentraCare Health, the region’s healthcare system and Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall who believes taxpayers pay a price for unresolved childhood traumas that lead to repeat encounters with police and the criminal justice system. “We can pay now or pay later,” Kendall says in a documentary produced to highlight the work of the collaborative. "We know that what goes on with children as their brains are being formed affects their health and their behavior. If you are constantly living in crisis, your body and your brain form to live in crisis." Bentrud admits he was not immediately sold on the law enforcement connection when Kendall first invited him to an ACEs conference. But like most chiefs, he was seeing sharp increases in his agency’s yearly transports for mental health holds. He also started comparing his community contacts with police next door in St. Cloud

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Waite Park trained its department on ACEs a little more than a year ago. Bentrud’s officers have been taught how to recognize signs of trouble and make referrals. Those calls go to someone like Paige McConkey, a mental health practitioner embedded for several years with St. Cloud police. McConkey explains that he is not law enforcement or a social worker but a trauma-trained advocate who can help to get a child or family the appropriate services to help relieve a crisis. Waite Park trained its officers on ACEs about a little over a year ago. Now they have been taught to recognize traumatic experiences and have local resources they can use to make referrals for services, particularly

with younger people. That includes working with school resource officers and county health and social service workers. Across the area, dozens of children have been referred to trauma informed advocates who can connect them to the appropriate services for

each case. CentraCare also partnered with Twin Cities Public Television to produce the documentary called “Whole People” which highlights the collaborative’s work identifying and treating children with adverse childhood experiences.

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Prior Lake prides itself on being “a wonderful place to live, work, and play for a lifetime,” which is something that Chris Schaefer, a Prior Lake police officer, thinks about, especially on patrol. Recently, CLEAR helped the department quickly determine that an arrested suspect was using a false name and had multiple warrants against him in multiple states.

and would have walked out of jail,” Schaefer says. “It’s like the super program – it seems like there is an infinite amount of data in there and it’s very user-friendly, too. The more that we use it here, the more comfortable we get with it. It makes things a lot easier for us in our job, and it’s saved us time.”

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also saw that the car keys were easily within reach and could be used to start the car at any moment – a potentially dangerous situation. “In Minnesota, you don’t have to be technically driving to get a DWI (driving while intoxicated/impaired),” Schaefer explains. “If you’re in physical control of the vehicle and those keys are right there on your person, you can be arrested for that.” As the questioning continued, Schaefer’s suspicions grew. “I was having a casual conversation with him, and I just started to notice that his answers were really vague. ‘I’m just here’ is not a normal answer. A normal answer is, ‘My kids are inside and I’m waiting for them to come out’ or ‘I’m meeting a family member here.’ He

The CLEAR database allowed Officer Schaefer to identify that person and tie him to that information and ultimately put him into custody. - Former Chief Mark Elliott, Prior Lake Police Department just didn’t have any good answers,” the officer recalls. “We deal with a lot of people who, unfortunately, choose to lie to us about their identity to prevent having to go to jail on warrants or other outstanding matters. I’m pretty well-versed in people providing false information, and that was when the red flag started going off.” After the suspect mumbled his name, gave a dubiously convenient birthday of 1/1/1981, and lied about

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owning the wallet in open view on the passenger seat, Schaefer’s next step was to call the registered owner of the vehicle, who turned out to be the suspect’s wife. The name she provided for her husband did not match the name he had given, and she was uncooperative and belligerent on the phone. She came to the restaurant’s parking lot and started an altercation when she was not permitted to take the car. She also furtively confiscated the loose wallet. “That raised my suspicion again,” Schaefer says. “All of these small things are adding up.” Schaefer called for backup and, while his colleague helped control the situation, he had time to check the name and birthdate he had been given in the standard police database. The results came back as “Not on File” in Minnesota, meaning there was no record of this person living or working in the state. As the suspect provided other names, birthdates, and states where he lived, the search results came back the same: “Not on File.” Once the suspicious person was transported to the jail, he was fingerprinted. Those yielded no results because of the way they were taken. The officers were stumped. They had put every bit of information they had into social media and didn’t come up with anything there either. They knew MINNESOTA POLICE CHIEF

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criminal, charged with second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, and possession of stolen property. For six years he had been evading arrest and using false information and various aliases.

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something was off, but they began to be concerned. What if they were wrongfully detaining someone? As Schaefer resigned himself to merely issuing a ticket for providing a false name and releasing the suspect, the arrested man suddenly corrected the address listed on the citation. Schaefer quickly ran the new address through CLEAR. That one piece of information yielded a real name and from that an accurate birthdate, both of which are required for a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) query or an interstate warrant check. The corrections officer ran the information through the system and the results yielded several warrant hits from different states. The suspicious character in the restaurant’s parking lot wasn’t just a guy enjoying a couple of beers in the front seat of his car. He was a wanted


After spending a few weeks in custody in Prior Lake, he was extradited to Missouri. The Prior Lake Police Department has also been informed that other law enforcement agencies are looking into possible crimes and violations connected with this individual. Schaefer finds a lot of satisfaction in bringing this criminal to justice, and credits CLEAR with being the critical factor in making it possible. “I’ve had a couple of good arrests, but this is the best one,” he says. “In the past, we didn’t have CLEAR – and now that we do, having the technology has been great. I love it!”

As Schaefer notes, the Prior Lake Police Department is a small agency and CLEAR allows officers to do a lot more investigative work on their own. “It goes to show, this program has a place in a big department or small,” he says. “The database works in different areas of law enforcement and it can be very helpful to even the small agencies and the regular street officer who’s investigating everything from a major crime to a small crime.”

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INVESTIGATING THE LAS VEGAS SHOOTING SAC Aaron Rouse / FBI On October 1, 2017, Mandalay Bay security guards were dispatched to alarms from various rooms inside the hotel. Before long, they along with a crowd of concert goers in the plaza below, realized they were dealing with an active shooter. The incident remains the nation's deadliest mass shooting with 58 deaths and 851 injuries, over 400 of them by gunfire. FBI Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse led an investigation with information collected from nearly 1,000 agents who contributed to the investigation in the U.S. and 25 countries. The report was authored to provide more information about the who, what, when, and where. HOSPITALITY SUITE

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OFFICIAL WELCOME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30–8:45am ST. CLOUD POLICE CHIEF BLAIR ANDERSON MONDAY GENERAL SESSION I.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:45–10:15am RIVER’S EDGE - TERRY HAWES A

RECRUITING & RETENTION STRATGIES FOR 21ST CENTURY LAW ENFORCEMENT Gordon Graham / Co-founder Lexipol In any occupation or profession, but especially high-risk professions such as law enforcement, it’s important for leaders to distinguish between the “proximate” causes of tragedies and the “root” causes. One huge “problem lying in wait” for all law enforcement agencies today is recruitment and retention. For many law enforcement agencies, the applicant pool resembles a puddle. As a result, agencies must compete against one another for qualified applicants— and some have even changed employment standards. Gordon will challenge leaders to think differently, focusing on proven strategies and tactics to increase the size of the applicant pool without lowering standards. BREAK | LOBBY A/B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:15–10:30am refreshments sponsored by EATI & Genetec

MONDAY GENERAL SESSION II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30am–12:00pm RIVER’S EDGE - TERRY HAWES A

THE AUSTIN TEXAS SERIAL BOMBER Chief Brian Manley / Austin Texas Police Department The Austin serial bombings occurred between March 2 and 20, 2018, mostly in Austin, Texas. In total, five package bombs exploded, killing two people and injuring another five. The suspect, 23-year-old Mark Anthony Conditt blew himself up inside his vehicle after he was pulled over by police, also injuring a police officer. Police received more than 1,200 calls about suspicious packages. Over 500 FBI and ATG agents assisted Chief Brian Manley’s police department. Representative Michael McCaul called it "probably the biggest investigation since the Boston bombings." Texas allocated $265,000 in government spending for the investigation.

LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPO OPEN.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00–1:30pm & 3:15–5:30pm RIVER’S EDGE – TERRY HAWES B & C

Meet and learn from more than 140 sponsors and vendors representing a wide range of industries important to our local agencies. Lunch is served at noon.



MONDAY EXPO HALL OPEN WITH WELCOME LUNCHEON RIVERS EDEGE - TERRY HAWES B&C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:00-1:30pm LIGHTS ON! A PROGRAM OF MICROGRANTS PRESENTATION RIVERS EDEGE - TERRY HAWES C.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:15–1:30pm

MONDAY GENERAL SESSION III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:35-3:05pm RIVER’S EDGE – TERRY HAWES B

AUDITING THE POLICE Dr. Jeffrey Phillips / Los Angeles Police Department As technological innovations rapidly spread throughout society, it has also led to an explosion in the amount of data collected and available. The use of body-worn cameras and other technologies has led to more scrutiny of police activities and use of audits. The Los Angeles Police Department developed its audit division nearly 20 years ago. Initially staffed by only a handful of sworn and civilian employees, Audit Division has grown over the years into a professional audit shop staffed by over 40 sworn and civilian auditing professionals. Dr. Jeffry Phillips, Police Administrator, is the Commanding Officer of Audit Division, which is responsible for developing an annual plan, coordinating, scheduling and conducting audits. LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPO REOPENS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:15–5:30pm RIVERS EDEGE - TERRY HAWES B&C

VERIZON PRESENTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30–3:45pm EXPO HALL PRESENTATION STAGE, TERRY HAWES C

PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION & VENDOR APPRECIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00–5:00pm RIVER’S EDGE – TERRY HAWES C

LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPO DAY 1 CLOSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30pm RIVERS EDEGE - TERRY HAWES B&C

MONDAY GENERAL SESSION IV.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00-8:30pm KELLY INN BALLROOM

INVESTIGATING OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS Commissioner Richard Ross / Philadelphia Police Department In the current environment, law enforcement leaders can receive praise and criticism from a wide range of community groups and special interests. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross talks about the path he traveled as he worked to investigate a controverial officer-involved shooting in his city. HOSPITALITY SUITE

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TUESDAY APRIL 16 CITY LEADER’S DAY REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS | RIVER’S EDGE LOBBY.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00–7:45am TUESDAY GENERAL SESSION V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:45–9:00am RIVER’S EDGE – TERRY HAWES A

NEVER STOP ON A HILL Commissioner Chris Lewis / (retired), Ontario Provincial Police Department Chris Lewis reflects on leadership learnings from his own 36- year career in policing, as well as research and interviews he conducted while writing his book that bears the same name. Critical issues such as what leadership is; why it is so sigaonal resilience; and where the POLICE leadership rubber really meets the road to personnel of all ranks and positions. This includes the personal observations of the many Chiefs that he interviewed regarding their own positive and negative experiences, including those of hundreds of police personnel.

MCPA BRIEFING & BOARD ELECTIONS | TERRY HAWES A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00–9:45am BREAK | COMMONS AREA.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45–10:00am refreshments sponsored by EATI & Genetec CHIEFS ROUNDTABLES AND BOLAWRAP 100 DEMONSTRATION RIVER’S EDGE – GLENN CARLSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45–10:30am

New to ETI this year, Chief’s Roundtables are brief, informal networking opportunities to meet with colleagues and other public safety leaders about emerging topics in Minnesota law enforcement. Topics will be announced from the stage.

TUESDAY GENERAL SESSION VI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30–11:45am RIVER’S EDGE – TERRY HAWES B

THE SLEEP SOLUTION Dr. Chris Winter / Neurologist and Sleep Expert Police and other public safety workers face an extra wellness challenge when it comes to shift work and the need to get a good night’s or day’s sleep. With cutting-edge sleep science and time-tested techniques, Dr. Chris Winter and his book The Sleep Solution will help anyone achieve healthy sleep and eliminate pills, pain, and fatigue. The Sleep Solution is an exciting journey of sleep self-discovery and understanding that will help you custom design specific interventions to fit your lifestyle. Drawing on his twenty-four years of experience within the field, neurologist and sleep expert. Chris Winter will help you.



TUESDAY LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPO OPEN.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:45am-2:05pm RIVERS EDEGE - TERRY HAWES B&C

Meet and learn from more than 140 sponsors and vendors representing a wide range of industries important to our local agencies. Retiree lunch served at noon. EXPO HALL OPEN WITH LUNCH............................................................... 12:00-1:30pm RIVERS EDEGE - TERRY HAWES B&C

MCPA BOARD MEETING .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:15pm sponsored by ecoATM and SIAC KELLY INN UNIVERSITY ROOM



Attorneys at Law

RAFFLE DRAWING/EXPO CLOSES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:45–2:05pm PRESENTATION STAGE, TERRY HAWES C

BREAKOUT SESSIONS I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:05–3:20pm

Minnesota POST Board Updates RIVER’S EDGE – WILSON SUITE

Nate Gove, POST Board Executive Director This session provides chiefs an opportunity to meet with and discuss ongoing issues and challenges with the executive director of the POST Board.

Colorado’s Marijuana Experience RIVER’S EDGE – HERBERGER SUITE

Dale Quigley & Jo McGuire, National Marijuana Initiative With Minnesota debating recreational marijuana legalization, public safety and employment leaders discuss the impact of the change across the state of Colorado. “The bottom line is, this is not working. It's not working by design,” says Dale Quigley with the National Marijuana Initiative.

21st Century Risk in a Connected #FakeNews World offered by Chief Presenting Sponsor THOMSON REUTERS RIVER’S EDGE – STOCKINGER SUITE

Jason Thomas, Chief of Innovation, Thomson Reuters Special Services A series of fundamental shifts in the illicit use of technology has seriously hampered risk mitigation efforts. Connecting the dots between people, places, and events is increasingly difficult in a world in which it seems hard to trust previously credible sources of information. Reducing the threat surface is more difficult, costs more, and sometimes feels overwhelming. To that end, this non-technical presentation aims to expose the illicit use and danger of a variety of emerging technologies used by would-be hackers, thieves, and fraudsters. Through specific case studies, attendees will gain an awareness of the types of threats these technologies pose and will learn ways to combat and mitigate the risks associated with them. BREAK | RIVER’S EDGE LOBBY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:20–3:30pm refreshments sponsored by EATI & Genetec

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TUESDAY BREAKOUT SESSIONS II. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30–4:45pm

Permit to Purchase and Firearm Disqualifiers RIVER’S EDGE – WILSON SUITE

Greg Kryzer, Wright County Attorney’s Office This presentation will include an overview of State and Federal Firearm Disqualifications. Topics covered will also include how to effectively process applications and how to prepare for a possible challenge of a denial.

Colorado’s Marijuana Experience RIVER’S EDGE – STOCKINGER SUITE

Dale Quigley & Jo McGuire, National Marijuana Initiative With Minnesota debating recreational marijuana legalization, public safety and employment leaders discuss the impact of the change across the state of Colorado. "The bottom line is, this is not working. It's not working by design,” says Dale Quigley with the National Marijuana Initiative.

Officer Mental Strength and Resiliency RIVER’S EDGE – HERBERGER SUITE

Marie Ridgeway, Clinical Social Worker & Psychotherapist Law enforcement leaders and officers will learn mental health basics, commonly encountered mental health diagnoses including the impact of trauma and substance abuse, and the crossover of mental health and criminal behavior. Officers will learn ways to effectively respond to persons with mental illness and strategies for managing mental health crises, along with knowledge and information about officer mental health and wellness. C HI E F S SOC I AL H O U R .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30–7:00pm RIVER’S EDGE COMMONS AREA

MCPA AWARDS BANQUET ........................................................................... 7:00–9:00pm RIVER’S EDGE GLENN CARLSON

Banquet Keynote Speaker Chris Moore / Brooks Badwen Moore Chris Moore rose through every rank of the San Jose Police Department and retired as chief in 2013. His expertise spans many facets of public safety including field operations, emergency communications, internal affairs investigations, and media relations/crisis communications. Over the course of his public safety career, he has served as a police officer, firefighter, and EMT.


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WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 REFRESHMENTS & RAFFLE TICKETS SALES | RIVER’S EDGE LOBBY.. . . 7:30–8:00am WEDNESDAY GENERAL SESSION VII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00–9:30am RIVER’S EDGE – TERRY HAWES A

ORIENTATION TO THE FORENSIC EXPERIENTIAL TRAUMA® INTERVIEW Lori Heitman / Certified FETI The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI®) provides interviewers with a scienceinformed interviewing framework that maximizes opportunities for information collection and accurately documents the participant's experience in a neutral, equitable, and fair manner. FETI has emerged as a key component of sexual assault investigations and interviews because its techniques focus on interviewing crime victims without retraumatizing them while still gleaning important information about the crime. This FETI® presentation is an overview of the Certified FETI Methodology.

WEDNESDAY GENERAL SESSION VIII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45–11:15am RIVER’S EDGE – TERRY HAWES A

POLICE LEADERSHIP, VISION & COMMUNICATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY Commissioner William Bratton / Teneo Risk William J. Bratton is one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues. Commissioner Bratton established an international reputation for reengineering police departments and fighting crime, leading 6 police departments. His Neighborhood Policing intiative was built on the cornerstone of “precision policing”—the practice of identifying the few who create crime and disorder while safeguarding the many. His critically acclaimed autobiography Turnaround was published in 1998. He is currently working on an untitled memoir of his almost 50-year career.

CLOSING SESSION & REMARKS FROM NEW MPCA PRESIDENT RIVER’S EDGE – TERRY HAWES A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:15–12:00pm















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PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS AND THEIR FAMILIES As former police officers with 50 years of combined experience, we know full well the importance of making informed decisions about retirement. We are passionate about supporting our law enforcement community and are dedicated to working with police officers and their families to ensure their questions are answered and their goals are achieved!

What is your organization’s wellness plan and how can we help your officers and staff? Financial literacy is critical to overall wellness! • Set Goals – Commit to achieving your goals. Don’t make saving an afterthought. • Debt Management – Live within your means. Spend less than you make. • Employer Benefits – Are your officers adequately protected against death, injury, and/or illness? • Pay Yourself First – Plan for retirement. How are you supplementing PERA? • What are your tax-advantaged strategies? • Retirement Planning – What are all the considerations involved with this important decision?

Education is critical! We can provide strategies for your agency’s wellness plan. We regularly provide educational opportunities at police departments and will be happy to help you. Daniel M. Athmann, FIC Twin Cities Regional Development Leader Financial Associate 12700 Nicollet Ave. S., Ste. 120b Burnsville, MN 55337 dan.athmann@thrivent.com Cell: 952-500-3429

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John Stanger Financial Associate 12700 Nicollet Ave. S., Ste. 120b Burnsville, MN 55337 john.stanger@thrivent.com

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No products will be sold. Thrivent and its financial professionals do not provide legal, accounting, or tax advice. Consult your attorney or tax professional. THRIVENT IS THE MARKETING NAME FOR THRIVENT FINANCIAL FOR LUTHERANS. Insurance products issued by Thrivent. Not available in all states. Securities and investment advisory services offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc. A registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC, and a subsidiary of Thrivent. Licensed agent/producer of Thrivent. Registered representative of Thrivent Investment Management, Inc. Advisory services available through investment adviser representatives only. Thrivent.com/disclosures. Thrivent.com • 800-847-4836 2433831-022119

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Minnesota POST Board approves LEOSA Trainers, Inc. for 6 credits of law enforcement continuing education With nearly 300,000 Minnesota permit to carry holders, plus armed visitors from other states the likelihood that there may be some contact with lawfully armed citizens by law enforcement officers is greater today than ever before. There is an expectation that all law enforcement officers know the laws, but without training, that is unlikely. So, training is now available statewide. At the end of this training, participants will: 1. Be familiarized with training offered to citizens who desire a permit to carry 2. Have a better general understanding about armed citizens 3. Be familiar with Minnesota’s permit to carry law and laws related to the lawful carry and possession of firearms 4. Be familiar with citizens use of judicious force training 5. Be prepared to interact with lawfully armed citizens 6. Have successfully completed a live fire exercise 7. Be prepared to apply for a MN permit to carry 8. Receive a copy of the book the Minnesota Guide For Armed Citizen, a $34.95 value.

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2019 BUYERS’ GUIDE a guide to law enforcement products and services Architects & Engineers BKV Group Wold Architects and Engineers Associations, Organizations & Programs ADL Century College Lights On! A Program of MicroGrants University of St. Thomas Attorney Referral Services The Blue Pages Body Worn Cameras / Equipment AXON Booking Equipment / Booking Area Tools The Blue Pages Communication Equipment ANCOM Communications Communication Equipment Service & Repair ANCOM Communications Communication Service Providers FirstNet Built with AT&T Verizon


Computer Equipment & Software Dell Brother Mobile Solutions Lexipol Construction Services Kraus-Anderson

Mobile Data Systems & Equipment Emergency Automotive Technologies, Inc. Psychological Services Gary L. Fischler & Associates, PA / PSYBAR

Consulting Services Gary L. Fischler & Associates, PA / PSYBAR

Security Equipment & Services ecoATM Genetec Inc. IdentiSys, Inc.

e-Citation Solutions Brother Mobile Solutions

Tactical Storage Datum Storage

Health & Wellness Heka Health, Inc.

Training Products & Programs Century College Lights On! A Program of MicroGrants University of St. Thomas

Identification Equipment IdentiSys Inc. Investigative Technology THOMSON REUTERS CLEAR Legal / Attorney Services Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.

Vehicles, Warning Lights & Accessories Emergency Automotive Technologies, Inc. Guardian Fleet Safety Weapons, Restraints & Accessories AXON Wrap Technologies, Inc.


2019 Buyers’ Guide The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association is proud to present the 2019 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 2019 to aid in your search for the perfect provider(s) for your needs.


ADL Contact: Daisha Muhammad Telephone: (312) 533-3932 Direct: (763) 755-3377 Email: dmuhammad@adl.org Website: www.adl.org ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online.


BROTHER MOBILE SOLUTIONS Contact: Gary Reichle Telephone: (800) 543-6144 Email: gary.reichle@brother.com Website: www.brothermobilesolutions.com Public safety professionals require fast, reliable mobile printing solutions that keep them focused on the job, not the technology. At Brother, we engineer tough, portable, and extremely reliable mobile printing solutions that handle the wide variety of citations, tickets, reports, and even paper labels you need—quickly and easily. Explore advanced technology solutions for public safety in-vehicle and out.


ANCOM Communications Contact: Dean Daninger, Sales Manager Telephone: (952) 808-0033 Direct: (763) 755-3377 Email: dean.daninger@ancom.org Website: www.ancom.org ANCOM has been servicing the Midwest Law Enforcement Community since 1991 as your Motorola Two-Way Radio Platinum Channel Partner. We have locations in the Burnsville Metro Area and a 2nd in Rochester, MN, both offering Motorola Equipment, Parts & Accessory Sales, Service and Rentals state-wide and nationally. 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 Two-Way Communications Solutions to you.


AXON Contact: Allie Russo Telephone: (800) 978-2737 Email: press@axon.com Website: www.axon.com 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.


Century College Contact: Sharon Mason Telephone: (651) 773-1743 Email: Sharon.mason@century.edu Website: www.century.edu/continuing-education Century College Continuing Education & Customized Training meets officers & first responders training and development needs through POST certified classes, the SLOT Program, Mental Health First Aid, and a flexible, accelerated pathway for degreed individuals pursuing PPOE prior to taking their final semester of skills at the institution of their choice. Datum Storage Contact: Patricia Francis, Regional Sales Manager Product Line Manager Telephone: (800) 345-4641 Email: Patricia.francis@datumstorage.com Website: www.datumstorage.com Since 1968, Datum Storage Solutions® has been crafting state-of-theart storage systems to fit any need, design and budget. Engineered and constructed in the U.S.A. with high-quality and environmentally friendly materials and processes, Datum Storage Solutions® saves space, time and money. Our customer service team and worldwide network of dealers will work with you to create a custom solution for your law enforcement agency that conforms to your current and future space and storage needs.


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.


ecoATM Contact: Doug Muldoon, Director of Law Enforcement Relations Telephone: (321) 863-9167 Email: doug.muldoon@ecoatm.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

NETWORKING BREAK SPONSOR Emergency Automotive Technologies, Inc. Contact: Mitchell Paquin, Outside Sales Representative Telephone: (651) 341-0375 Email: MitchP@EATIMN.com Website: www.eatimn.com

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!


FirstNet Built with AT&T Contact: Shane Olsen, Solution Consultant Telephone: (602) 330-5338 Email: shane.olsen@att.com Website: www.FirstNet.com


Gary L. Fischler & Associates, PA / PSYBAR Contact: Gary L. Fischler, Ph.D., ABPP Telephone: (612) 333-3825 Email: gfischler@psycheval.com Website: www.psycheval.com A consulting and forensic psychology practice devoted exclusively to providing psychological evaluations, Independent Medical Examinations (IME), testing, and consultation for attorneys and the courts, employers and human resources departments, law enforcement and fire departments, Social Security Disability Determination Services, State Vocational Rehabilitation Services agencies, and other organizations. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive, fair, accurate, and defensible examinations possible through best-practices psychological techniques and well-validated psychological tests.


Genetec Inc. Contact: Carrie Oster, Business Development Manager Telephone: (612) 834-4860 Email: coster@genetec.com Website: www.genetec.com Genetec partners with law enforcement agencies to improve security strategies for people/ assets, to improve operational efficiencies and then harness and leverage that information into a unified tactical system. This unified security system provides agencies access to multiple data sources to quickly gather intelligence and gain a better understanding of situations and in turn make better decisions efficiently.


Guardian Fleet Safety Contact: Charles Teigen, Managing Partner Telephone: (320) 245-4000 Email: Sales@GuardianFleetSafety.Com Website: www.guardianfleetsafety.com Guardian Fleet Safety is the premier emergency vehicle upfitter in the Midwest. Our one goal is to make Safety Simplified. We do this by using our Law enforcement background, combined with cutting edge technology, quality products from proven manufacturers, and the absolute best installation practices. We stand behind our installations with a LIFETIME warranty, and we’ll even pick up and drop off your vehicle anywhere in the state for FREE. Come find out why Guardian is the new standard for quality emergency vehicles in the Midwest!

FirstNet is a dedicated communications platform created with and for first responders, helping to enable simpler, safer, faster and more collaborative communications. We're working to keep first responders safe, so they can keep our communities safer.



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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 Health’s Wellness Challenges utilize health tracking devices and ‘gamification’ to deeply engage and socially connect participants while promoting healthy fun. Heka Health is proud to power the 2nd Annual MCPA Walking Challenge at the ETI Expo as well as the past two years at the IACP Annual Conference.

Lexipol is the premier provider of law enforcement policy and policy training, serving more than 3,500 public safety agencies in 35 states (including Minnesota). Each Lexipol law enforcement policy manual is state-specific and continuously updated to address ever-changing state and federal laws and best practices. Coupled with Lexipol’s verifiable policy training, your personnel are ensured to know what’s in your policy when in high-risk / low-frequency situations.

IdentiSys Inc. Contact: Angie Lueschen, Regional Vice President, Sales Telephone: (952) 469-5060 Email: angie_lueschen@identisys.com Website: www.identisys.com

Lights On! A Program of MicroGrants Contact: Sherman Patterson Telephone: (612) 232-6107 Email: sherman@microgrants.net Website: www.microgrants.net/lightsonmn

Heka Health, Inc. Contact: David Giusti Telephone: ‭(916) 934-8813 Email: dgiusti@hekahealth.com Website: www.hekahealth.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.


Kraus-Anderson Contact: Mark Kotten Telephone: (612) 255-2421 Email: mark.kotten@krausanderson.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.


Lexipol Contact: Mike Madden, Lexipol Minnesota Representative Telephone: (469) 731-0794 Email: mmadden@lexipol.com Website: www.lexipol.com


Lights On! is an innovative program where defective auto lights are all repaired FOR FREE! Partnering with over 25 Twin Cities area police departments, Lights On! is a new way for departments to increase road safety while also improving police-community relations. If an officer decides to issue a voucher, then the driver can go to a Bobby & Steve’s AutoWorld or any other participating auto repair shop and get that bulb fixed for free.



Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. RINDAL Contact: David Zoll, Partner AUEN Ann Lenczewski, Government Relations P. L . L . P. Telephone: (612) 596-4028 Attorneys at Law (612) 596-4029 Email: djzoll@locklaw.com / atlenczewski@locklaw.com 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.




The University of St. Thomas Public Safety and Law Enforcement Leadership program has been creating leaders in public safety since 1979. We offer a flexible, one night per week cohort style master’s degree program designed for you to learn from our experienced faculty and your peers in a supportive learning environment.

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.

University of Saint Thomas Contact: Mark Dunaski Telephone: (651) 962-4844 Email: Duna6665@stthomas.edu Website: link.stthomas.edu/lawenforcement


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.


Verizon Contact: Gregory Cappetta, Manager-Public Safety Outreach Program Telephone: (908) 323-1551 Email: gregory.cappetta@verizon.com Website: www.verizonwireless.com

HOSPITALITY NIGHT SPONSOR Wold Architects and Engineers Contact: Joel Dunning, Partner Telephone: (651) 227-7773 Email: jdunning@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.

Thomson Reuters Contact: Gregg Angell, Minnesota Account Executive Telephone: (612) 749-6176 Email: gregg.angell@tr.com Website: tr.com/clear-law-enforcement


Thomson Reuters CLEAR is a premier public records search tool with cutting-edge technology that allows investigators to quickly locate, identify, and connect critical facts that other solutions miss. Trusted by all levels of government agencies, CLEAR has a user-friendly platform and intuitive navigation enabling law enforcement to quickly search across thousands of data sets - getting accurate results in less time. CLEAR provides time-stamped, sourced data to your department which ensures the information is current and reliable; thus giving confidence to your investigations. With premium features such as Real-Time Incarceration and Arrest Records, License Plate Recognition, and Alerts, investigators are able to dive deep into their research and uncover hard-to-find data. Stop by our booth to ask about our exclusive pricing for law enforcement and see CLEAR in action!

Wrap Technologies, Inc is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: WRTC) that is an innovator of modern policing solutions. For more information, please visit our website at www.wraptechnologies.com

Wrap Technologies, Inc. Contact: Jim Barnes, CFO Telephone: (800) 583-BOLA Email: info@wraptechnologies.com Website: www.wraptechnologies.com

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Minnesota Police Chief - Spring 2019  

A quarterly magazine of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association with articles and topics of interest to Midwest law enforcement. This is...

Minnesota Police Chief - Spring 2019  

A quarterly magazine of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association with articles and topics of interest to Midwest law enforcement. This is...