Law Enforcement Administration

Contemporary Issues and Ethics Conference

December 2, 2021 - December 3, 2021

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
E-Mail: ilea@cailaw.org

Overview

The 2021 Contemporary Issues and Ethics in Law Enforcement Conference is bringing a powerhouse lineup to discuss emerging technologies and the call for social justice in law enforcement.  The conference will be held December 2-3, 2021 at the headquarters of The Center for American and International Law, 5201 Democracy Dr., Plano, TX 75024.  Join us as we hear from notable speakers including:

Keynote

Gordon Graham
Founder of Lexipol

What Real Risk Management is All About

Gordon Graham is a 33 year veteran of California Law Enforcement. His education as a Risk Manager and experience as a practicing Attorney, coupled with his extensive background in law enforcement, have allowed him to rapidly become recognized as a leading professional speaker in both private and public sector organizations with multiple areas of expertise.

Today, Gordon divides his time between study, research, writing, speaking, and consulting in the discipline of rick management. His innovative programs, based on the values and beliefs he learned as a child along with a passion for continuous improvement, are the standard for any organization that wants to improve existing operations and prevent things from going wrong.

Dr. Alex del Carmen
Associate Dean and Professor, School of Criminology, Criminal Justice
Tarleton State University
Advances in Facial Recognition Technology and Ethical Considerations in Law Enforcement

Jeremy Barnum (Invited)
Senior Research Associate
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Autonomous Driving Vehicles – Practical and Ethical Concerns for Law Enforcement

Warren Spencer
Attorney at Law
The Assault on Qualified Immunity

Dr. Zech Lee
Associate Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice
The University of Texas at Arlington
Mass Shootings and Social Justice Reform

Chief Bryan Sylvester
Sachse Police Department
Chief Kimberly Sylvester
Richland Hills Police Department
Building Civic Engagement in Different Communities

Tuition

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

Schedule

Thursday, December 2

8:15 am


Registration, Continental Breakfast and Social

9:00 am


Opening Remarks

  • Gregory Smith, MA, Vice President, The Center for American and International Law; Director, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration
  • Jeff Garner, Captain, North Richland Hills Police Department; President, ILEA Alumni Association

9:15 am


“What Real Risk Management is All About”

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.

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

10:15 am


Break

10:30 am


“What Real Risk Management is All About” (continued)

  • Mr. Graham

11:30 am


Lunch (on your own for non-Alumni Association members)

ILEA Alumni Association Business Meeting and Luncheon (Bisconti Room)
All Active Alumni Association members are invited to attend

1:00pm


Tract 1 (King Classroom)

Social Justice and Diversity in Policing

How diversity in the LE profession can help departments succeed in improving social justice.

  • Assistant Chief Miryam Anderson, Harlingen Police Department, TX

Tract 2 (Hughes Classroom)

Mass Shootings and Social Justice Reform

Mass shootings always generate public outcry, but how do they impact the progress of social justice reform?

  • Seungmug Lee, PhD, Associate Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Texas at Arlington

2:30 pm


Break

3:00 pm


Tract 1 (King Classroom)

The Call for Social Justice and the Police Mindset

How the call for greater social justice and police reform affects the mindset of peace officers.

  • Kimberly A. Miller, PhD (Invited), Miller and Associates Consulting, Ft. Collins, CO

Tract 2 (Hughes Classroom)

Track, Measure, Refine Social Justice Reform

It’s one thing to talk social justice, and another to see how you are doing at implementation.

  • Mike Alexander, MS (Invited), LION Organizational Group, Dallas, TX

4:30 pm


Social - Sponsored by the ILEA Alumni Association
Attendees are invited to enjoy an opportunity for visiting and networking
Light refreshments, beverages (soft drinks/beer/wine) provided

Friday, December 3

7:30 am 


ILEA Alumni Association Annual Business Meeting
(Officer Elections and Meeting Conclusion)
All ILEA Alumni Association members are invited to attend

8:30 am


Advances in Facial Recognition Technology and Ethical Considerations in Law Enforcement

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

  • Alex del Carmen, PhD, Tarleton State University

9:45 am


ILEA Ethical Courage Award
Presented to: TBD

10:15 am


Break

10:30 am


Autonomous Driving Vehicles – Practical and Ethical Concerns for Law Enforcement

The world of self-driving vehicles is upon us. How does this new technology impact law enforcement operations, and what considerations need to be given to dealing with machines instead of humans?

  • Jeremy Barnam, MA (Invited), Senior Research Associate, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), Washington, DC

11:30 am


Lunch (on your own)

1:00 pm


The Assault on Qualified Immunity

Qualified immunity for law enforcement officers is under attack, and even banned in some jurisdictions. What does this mean for the police profession?

  • Warren Spencer, Esq., Euless, TX

2:15 pm


Break

2:30 pm


Building Civic Engagement in Different Communities

Creating positive social and political engagement in communities is a challenge. Hear how this unique team of police chiefs approach the same goal in significantly different communities.

  • Chief Bryan Sylvester, Sachse Police Department, TX
  • Chief Kimberly Sylvester, Richland Hills Police Department, TX

3:30 pm


Break

3:45 pm


Concluding General Session - May You Live in Interesting Times

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.

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

5:00 pm


Adjourn

TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for 14 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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