Law Enforcement Administration

Contemporary Issues and Ethics Conference


Plano, Texas, USA

Past Event

TCOLE Credit will be available

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

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


The 2019 Contemporary Issues and Ethics in Law Enforcement Conference promises to bring a broad range of discussion and resolutions to issues facing law enforcement today.  This year’s conference features national and international level presentations. 

The cast of top flight presenters will address an A-Z assortment of discussions and valuable workshops from leading from the front to building good followers.  Discussions on the state of policing today and what must be done in the future, and how to retire with your character intact join presentations on working programs that prevent misconduct before it occurs, and redeem disciplined officers. 

The conference is open to all levels of law enforcement.  Active members of the ILEA Alumni Association attend for free (and get an association sponsored lunch). Ethics trainers can also attend a special trainers’ roundtable breakout session.

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Tuition includes all instruction and handouts. Lodging and meals are excluded.

  • $0 ILEA Alumni Members
  • $149 ILEA Member
  • $199 Non-Member

Who Should Attend?

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


  • Monday, December 2 / 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 3 / 8:30am – 5:00pm

General Sessions

Achieving Integrity through Improvement
Dawn Moore Boswell, J.D.
Tarrant County Asst. Criminal District Attorney

Examining our ethical and moral commitment to bettering the criminal justice system.

Mending Fences: How Major City Police Departments are Rebuilding Community Relationships
Richard W. “Rick” Myers, M.S.
Executive Director (former), Major Cities Chiefs Association

Bad things happen, and when they do the relationships between communities and their police departments can suffer. This presentation will explore what some major city departments are doing to earn trust and build relationships after police involved incidents.

REDEMPTION: A look at the Ontario Provincial Police Proactive Resolutions Program
Sergeant G.W. (Greg) Coulter, Proactive Resolutions Manager, Professional Standards Bureau
Inspector Phil Whitton
Ontario Provincial Police, Canada

With over 6,000 uniform members, 2800 civilian employees and 8 auxiliaries OPP saw a need for the creation of a Proactive Resolutions Program. This program encompasses developing, promoting and effectively applying measured resolution options through all disciplinary stages and reinvesting in our members to ensure promotions of the organizations strategic plan, vision and mission.

Ethical Policing is Courageous: The EPIC program is helping prevent police misconduct before it occurs.
Officer Terry Bean, EPIC Coordinator
New Orleans Police Department, LA

What if there was a way to influence officers to not engage in misconduct to begin with, rather than relying on finding out about it after it happens? Positive peer intervention is in play in New Orleans. The result is EPIC.

Principle Based Policing
Sgt. Frank Bradford, M.A.
Richardson Police Department, TX

How to keep the core values and principles of policing in the forefront and leading the way to a successful and ethical law enforcement career.

Walking a Beat with Thomas Aquinas
Lt. Paul Boyles
Lexington Police Department, KY

In an era that demands cultural sensitivity and strength of character, the wisdom of Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) can provide fresh insights into the daily work of police officers, but especially for the officer on the beat.

Breakout Sessions

Ethics Training Roundtable
A. Jay Six, Jr., B.S., Chief Deputy (Ret.)
Executive in Residence
Institute for Law Enforcement Administration

Ethics trainers will want to attend this session to talk about updates and instructional aids to the ILEA Ethics in Law Enforcement class. Attendee will also be able to share their experiences and ethics training tips.

Chief Lauretta Hill, M.A.
Dallas County Community College District Police 

To be a good leader, you have to know how to be a good follower.  Building good followers is an essential requirement of leadership, and ensures you keep close to those in your charge.

The Crisis Within: Emotional Health and Suicide in Law Enforcement
Sgt. Leah Wilson
Southlake Police Department, TX

A general background and understanding of mental health and the effects it has on first responders.

Responding to Mental Illness Crisis
Officer J.J. Jones
Rowlett Police Department, TX

There’s a change in how law enforcement responds to calls involving mental illness crisis.

Overnight Accommodations

Hyatt Place Plano welcomes our guests attending ILEA – Contemporary Issues and Ethics Conference at ILEA Headquarters at The Center for American and International Law, Plano, TX. We have set aside a block of rooms with a group rate of $103/night, plus applicable fees/taxes for 12/1/2019-12/3/2019.

Please make your reservations by 11/11/2019. As long as the reservation is made by this date, and the group block has availability, you will receive the group rate. Any reservations not received on or before this cut-off date are subject to hotel availability at the best available prevailing rate.

Booking Instructions

Book online

Type in Arrival/Departure Dates
Enter Group/Corporate #: G-I113 or
Call 888-HYATT-HP (888.492.8847) or 972.378.3997

Dates available: 12/1/2019-12/3/2019
Mention the group name: ILEA – Contemporary Issues and Ethics

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  • Tax Exemption Certificates and Credit Card Authorization Forms may be faxed to the hotel directly at 972.608.4427 prior to your arrival.

TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for 13 hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.

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.

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