Contemporary Issues and Ethics Conference

Integrity Policing: What, How and Why

- in Plano, Texas, USA

ILEA Headquarters
at The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

Online registration is closed.  Please bring your completed registration form to the door. 

Past Event

Credits:TCOLE Credit will be available


This year’s ILEA annual Contemporary Issues and Ethics Conference is titled “Integrity Policing: What, How and Why” for very good reason. This year we will present discussions from solid experts in their fields concerning a wide range of leadership and ethical issues that are critical to doing the job of policing ethically, in the proper way and for the right reasons. The Keynote Speaker for this conference will be James Capra, Chief of Operations, DEA, Washington, DC. All police professionals should find these issues and discussions both informative and practical and, therefore, all are welcome to attend.


  • $0 ILEA Alumni Members
  • $0 ILEA Ethics Center Organizational Member Rep
  • $250 ILEA Member or ILEA Ethics Center Individual Member
  • $350 Non-Member

Who Should Attend?

  • Sworn and civilian public safety leaders
  • Criminal justice researchers and academicians
  • Public safety trainers and academy managers

Agenda and Faculty

Wednesday, August 6

9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

– T. Neil Moore, Ed.D, ILEA

9:15 am

Keynote Speaker

– James Capra, Chief of Operations, Drug Enforcement Administration, Washington, DC

10:45 am


11:00 am

Law Enforcement and the Mentally Ill

– Tim Longo, J.D., Charlottesville Police Department

12:30 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm

Ethics, Enforcement and The Prospect of Professionalism

– Aaron Conley, Ph.D., Regis University

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Chivalry and Its Application to Modern Day Policing

A consideration of the concepts of Chivalry and their application to the philosophies, leadership principles, ethical considerations and personal decision making within the modern police era. Those in authority during feudal times had the advantage of extended apprenticeship and personal mentoring to establish the noble side of choices and proper conduct. Though we don’t have that same opportunity for close personal development, we do have the Chivalric code available to us and the time honored tenants of their success to guide present day conduct of those in law enforcement

– Paul Whitesell, Ph.D., Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

Thursday, August 7

9:00 am

Building Community Trust

– Tom Meloni, Ph.D., Western Illinois University

10:30 am


10:45 am

Taser Related Deaths

– Howard Williams, Ph.D., San Marcos Police Department

12:15 pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:30 pm

Crisis Leadership: Managing Through Turmoil (The Aftermath of The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman Incident)

Law enforcement agencies are only one incident from having a major crisis on their hands. While this possibility exists more often than not, agencies need to be aware of what to expect and how to approach evolving circumstances. A look back into the developing events and strategies surrounding the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman incident from an internal departmental perspective. The discussion will explore the actual occurrences, plans, and procedures implemented during the ordeal and how it transcended a small town law enforcement agency. 

– Asst. Chief Darren Scott, Sanford Police Department

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Law Enforcement Interrogation: An Ethical Perspective

– James Ruffin, Ph.D., James Ruffin Consulting

Friday, August 8

9:00 am

Psychological Evaluations of Law Enforcement Applicants: The Search for Ethical Officers

– Anna Gamez, Ph.D., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, California Baptist University

10:30 am


10:45 am

Police Work Absence: An Analysis of Stress & Resiliency

– John Violanti, Ph.D., State University of NY - Buffalo

12:15 pm


Crisis Leadership: Managing Through Turmoil (The Aftermath ofThe Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman Incident)

Overnight Accommodations

Hyatt Place Dallas/Plano
3100 Dallas Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Tel: 972.378.3997

Group Rate: $90.00
Group rate is valid on: 8/5/14 - 8/8/14

Booking Instructions

Book online at - Type in Arrival/Departure Dates
Select the Offers and Gift Certificates Option
In the second field titled Corporate or Group Code, enter: G-CONE
Call us at 972.378.3997
Provide Arrival and Departure dates
Mention Group: Cailaw – Contemporary Issues & Ethics

Please make reservations by Sunday 7/22/14.

Reservations received after this date are not guaranteed availability and will be booked at the hotel’s best available rate.

Course Cancellation Policy

Occasionally, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) may be forced to cancel a scheduled program. Whenever possible, the decision to cancel is made at least fourteen days prior to the start of the program, and registered participants are notified once that decision has been made. If the distance to the training site requires that you make airline and/or hotel reservations, please contact ILEA (+1.972.244.3430) to inquire about the status of any program before making travel arrangements. While paid registrations in cancelled courses will be refunded in full, ILEA will not be responsible for monetary loss due to cancellations or changes in airline or hotel reservations.

Privacy Policy

We do not sell or rent information to any outside parties. By providing your information, you will receive postal and electronic communications from the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) of The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) in accordance with CAIL's Privacy Policy. If we co-sponsor a program with another organization, information may be shared between the parties. All such co-sponsors will be identified on the event details and registration page. At any point, you can opt-out or unsubscribe by selecting either link at the bottom of each email or call us at 972.244.3400.

Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
ILEA: +1.972.244.3430 
Fax: +1.972.244.3431