Law Enforcement Administration

Contemporary Issues and Ethics Conference

Law Enforcement's New World – Emotional Survival, Technology, and Pandemics


Plano, Texas, USA

Registration Open

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 emphasis on emotional and physical health of first responders, the impact of COVID-19 on law enforcement operations nationwide, and the growing use of advanced technologies has made 2020 a year of “living in interesting times.” This year’s CIEC conference promises a look at these contemporary issues and an examination of what is to come. Join us for two days of informative, thought provoking, and challenging discussion. 

Active members of the ILEA Alumni Association have their registration fee waived, and may attend an association luncheon on December 3rd.

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

  • $0 ILEA Alumni Members
  • $150 ILEA Member
  • $200 Non-Member

Who Should Attend?

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

General Sessions

“What Real Risk Management is All About” 

  • Gordon Graham, Esq., President, Graham Research Consultants

Everything you do in your organization involves a level of Risk. Gordon will explain how to “recognize” the real risks you face. And he will give you some thoughts on how to “prioritize” these risks. He will show you how to “mobilize”(act) to do something about the real risks you face in your organization.

Advances in Facial Recognition Technology and Ethical Considerations in Law Enforcement

  • Alex Del Carmen, PhD, Tarleton State University

What Clearview and other advanced facial recognition programs mean to privacy, law enforcement, and racial profiling.

Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)

  • Lieutenant Jeff V. Keck, MS, Fort Worth Police Department, Director, Fort Worth Intelligence Exchange (INTEX)

HSIN is a multi-agency, multi-platform information sharing network designed to incorporate information at both the national and local level. Local agencies collaborate as communities of interest in this useful and powerful networking strategy. 

Stop the Stigma: Ending the Stigma of Law Enforcement Suicide

  • Chief Jessica Robledo, MA, Pflugerville Police Department, TX

Law Enforcement suicides are on the rise, yet seeking help or coping with the aftermath is hard to do.

How Concerns Of Police Survivors (COPS) is Supporting Law Enforcement Families Affected by Suicide

  • Dianne Barnhard, Executive Director, Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)

COPS has long supported families of LODD in law enforcement.  The wave of law enforcement suicides has brough an additional dimension to their mission.

May You Live in Interesting Times

  • Dr. Alexander L. Eastman, MD, MPH, FACS, FAEMS, Lieutenant and Chief Medical Officer – Dallas Police Department, Senior Medical Officer—Operations, The United States Department of Homeland Security

If ever this old Chinese curse was in play, now is that time. Dr. Alex Eastman will review the changing landscape of policing in light of our unprecedented times, and what we might expect going forward. 

Breakout Sessions


  • Paul Christ, BS, Law Enforcement Education Specialist, Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool

Each day brings threats, challenges, and risks to our health and well-being.  VINCIBLE provides tactics for surviving your day to day career. 

Long Distance Communications

  • Jasmine Hunt, MA, Program Manager, ILEA

Social distancing, logistics, and time has expanded the field of virtual meetings. This presentation will review some of the innovations and products available for remote meetings and communication. 

Emergency Management and the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Molly McFadden, Director, Emergency Preparedness, North Central Texas Council of Governments

How emergency preparedness was critical in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. What we knew, what we didn’t.

Trust and Ethical Decision Making

  • A. Jay Six, Jr., BS, Executive in Residence, ILEA

Law enforcement needs to learn to trust itself, make some serious choices about opposing values, and recommit to leading our communities in supporting the Rule of Law.

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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