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The Women in Law Enforcement Summit
April 15-17, 2024
New Orleans

Agenda

Monday - April 15, 2024

1:00 PM 6:00 PM

12:00 PM 5:00 PM

11:00 AM 4:00 PM

10:00 AM 3:00 PM

7:00 PM 12:00 AM

Registration

2:00 PM 3:15 PM

1:00 PM 2:15 PM

12:00 PM 1:15 PM

11:00 AM 12:15 PM

8:00 PM 9:15 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop – Part 1: De-escalation and Use of Force Techniques for Female Officers

  • Explore de-escalation tactics used by police professionals to avoid physical confrontation 
  • Discuss best practices and training methods to prepare for use of force when confrontation is unavoidable 
  • Utilize officers with previous experience and video analysis as training tools to improve outcomes  
  • Identify additional training that can be conducted in free time to increase strength, technique, and confidence during altercations 
  • Prepare for post incident debrief of use of force including evaluation of situation, and recovering physically and mentally 

 

Mike Ramirez, Defensive Tactics Coordinator  
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office 

  

Yasmin Brown, Captain, Assistant Chief, Support Operations  
Maryland-National Capital Park Police 

 

*Additional Registration Required

3:15 PM 3:45 PM

2:15 PM 2:45 PM

1:15 PM 1:45 PM

12:15 PM 12:45 PM

9:15 PM 9:45 PM

Networking Break

3:45 PM 5:00 PM

2:45 PM 4:00 PM

1:45 PM 3:00 PM

12:45 PM 2:00 PM

9:45 PM 11:00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop – Part 2: Strategies for a Successful Career in Law Enforcement for Female Officers

  • Define your career objectives and goals from the beginning of your career in law enforcement 
  • Clarify your personal goals including starting a family, advancing your education, and financial objectives over the course of your career 
  • Identify potential hurdles obstructing you from reaching those goals to generate forward thinking solutions 
  • Secure mentorship opportunities with experienced leaders with knowledge and experience that can help you achieve your goals 
  • Revisit both career and personal goals regularly to remain in track for a successful balance while excelling in both areas 

Gwen Nolan, Captain, Second District
New Orleans Police Department 

*Additional Registration Required

5:00 PM 6:00 PM

4:00 PM 5:00 PM

3:00 PM 4:00 PM

2:00 PM 3:00 PM

11:00 PM 11:00 PM

Networking Cocktail Reception

Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and face-to-face networking with peers. 

*All Conference Attendees Welcome

Tuesday - April 16, 2024

8:45 AM 9:45 AM

7:45 AM 8:45 AM

6:45 AM 7:45 AM

5:45 AM 6:45 AM

2:45 PM 3:45 PM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:45 AM 7:30 PM

7:45 AM 6:30 PM

6:45 AM 5:30 PM

5:45 AM 4:30 PM

1:45 PM 1:30 AM

Exhibit Hall Opens

9:45 AM 9:55 AM

8:45 AM 8:55 AM

7:45 AM 7:55 AM

6:45 AM 6:55 AM

3:45 PM 3:55 PM

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Vereen Barton, Assistant Division Chief, Director of Recruiting, Criminal Investigation And the Office of Accountability and Oversight
Maryland-National Capital Park, Prince George’s County

Sabrina E. Richardson, Lieutenant
New Orleans Police Department

9:55 AM 10:50 AM

8:55 AM 9:50 AM

7:55 AM 8:50 AM

6:55 AM 7:50 AM

3:55 PM 4:50 PM

Keynote Address: Past, Present, Future: An Overview of Female Policing

  • Discuss how the role of a female police officer has evolved over the past twenty years to analyze trends and changes  
  • Distinguish the difficulties female officers face in the current climate of policing, and how that impacts recruitment and retention of officers 
  • Identify new approaches to empower female officers to achieve their career goals and become leaders in the profession 

 

Anne E. Kirkpatrick, Superintendent  
New Orleans Police Department 

10:50 AM 11:35 AM

9:50 AM 10:35 AM

8:50 AM 9:35 AM

7:50 AM 8:35 AM

4:50 PM 5:35 PM

30 X 30 Initiative Review

  • Understand the goal of the 30 X 30 initiative and how it is helping increase the number of female police professionals 
  • Analyze new approaches to the recruiting and hiring process that can be implemented in your department, along with tactics to improve retention and promotion 
  • Evaluate the success of current 30 X 30 Initiative members and their experience so far  

*This session is not endorsed by or affiliated with the 30 x 30 Initiative. 

Ettice Brickus, MSM, M.S.ED, Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Chief of Patrol, Area 2 Commander 
Baltimore Police Department 

Nicole Powell, Lieutenant, Commander of Recruitment and Applicant Investigation
New Orleans Police Department 

11:35 AM 12:05 PM

10:35 AM 11:05 AM

9:35 AM 10:05 AM

8:35 AM 9:05 AM

5:35 PM 6:05 PM

Networking Break

12:05 PM 12:50 PM

11:05 AM 11:50 AM

10:05 AM 10:50 AM

9:05 AM 9:50 AM

6:05 PM 6:50 PM

The Secrets to Retention Success

  • Implement improved strategies of interaction and communication with valuable female employees 
  • Identify red flags early on to resolve issues and reduce retention issues 
  • Schedule regular check-in’s with leadership and mentors to evaluate and improve morale of female officers  

Speaker to be announced 

12:50 PM 1:35 PM

11:50 AM 12:35 PM

10:50 AM 11:35 AM

9:50 AM 10:35 AM

6:50 PM 7:35 PM

Marketing Excellence: A Case Study Featuring the Mesa Police Department and Epic Recruiting

  • Recognize major differences in toady’s applicants to pinpoint recruiting efforts 
  • Build a recognized brand and create professional content to reach target audience 
  • Assess the impact data has on your recruiting efforts 
  • Increase reach and create awareness by utilizing online advertising  

Sam Blonder, CEO 
Epic Recruiting 

Brittany Winfrey, MBA, Digital Marketing Manager 
Epic Recruiting 

Alex Johnston, Chief Creative Officer
Epic Recruiting 

1:35 PM 2:50 PM

12:35 PM 1:50 PM

11:35 AM 12:50 PM

10:35 AM 11:50 AM

7:35 PM 8:50 PM

Networking Lunch

2:50 PM 3:35 PM

1:50 PM 2:35 PM

12:50 PM 1:35 PM

11:50 AM 12:35 PM

8:50 PM 9:35 PM

Recruitment Playbook: Next Level Recruitment Strategies to Attract Female Candidates

  • Analyze specific generational difference to target the next group of female leaders to join your team 
  • Utilize a variety of recruitment platforms and maximize your activity on your social media platforms with content geared to attract new recruits 
  • Implement an employee referral incentive program and drive community engagement to uncover talent in unique ways 

Mike Boward, Sergeant
Fort Collins Police

3:35 PM 4:20 PM

2:35 PM 3:20 PM

1:35 PM 2:20 PM

12:35 PM 1:20 PM

9:35 PM 10:20 PM

Tried and Tested Techniques for Promotion Success

  • Explore promotional opportunities within your department and familiarize yourself with the application process 
  • Connect with mentors and leaders to identify best practices to prepare for all aspects of the application and interview process  
  • Rehearse with colleagues and friends to be best prepared for interviews, and ask for guidance on resume creation skills to stand out from the crowd 

Dr. Vereen Barton, Assistant Division ChiefDirector of Recruiting, Criminal Investigation And the Office of Accountability and Oversight
Maryland-National Capital Park, Prince George’s County

Ettice Brickus, MSM, M.S.ED, Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Chief of Patrol, Area 2 Commander  
Baltimore Police Department 

4:20 PM 4:50 PM

3:20 PM 3:50 PM

2:20 PM 2:50 PM

1:20 PM 1:50 PM

10:20 PM 10:50 PM

Networking Break

4:50 PM 5:35 PM

3:50 PM 4:35 PM

2:50 PM 3:35 PM

1:50 PM 2:35 PM

10:50 PM 11:35 PM

The Benefits of Mentorship for Female Officers

  • Discuss the importance and value of mentorship for female officers entering the profession 
  • Utilize mentorship to increase longevity within the department and drive promotional opportunities to diversify female leadership 
  • Equip your officers with the skills to become a mentor to transfer knowledge and experience to the next generation of officers  

Moderator 

Morgan C. Kane, MPA, Assistant Chief of Police, Patrol Services North 
Metropolitan Police Department 

 

Panelists 

Lindsey Alli, MBA, CLEE, Sergeant, Cadet Program Coordinator, Recruiting Unit
Columbus Division of Police

Sabrina E. Richardson, Lieutenant
New Orleans Police Department

 

5:35 PM 6:20 PM

4:35 PM 5:20 PM

3:35 PM 4:20 PM

2:35 PM 3:20 PM

11:35 PM 12:20 AM

Identifying the Dream Team! Creating a Support System

  • Surround yourself with valuable people in your life that will support you throughout your career 
  • Identify key qualities in an individual that you want by your side to promote, guide, and mentor you  
  • Analyze communication techniques to ensure holistic relationships with those in your circle 

Morgan C. Kane, MPA, Assistant Chief of Police, Patrol Services North 
Metropolitan Police Department 

Tanzanika Carter, Assistant Sheriff
San Francisco Sheriff’s Office

6:20 PM 6:30 PM

5:20 PM 5:30 PM

4:20 PM 4:30 PM

3:20 PM 3:30 PM

12:20 AM 12:30 AM

Closing Session

Dr. Vereen Barton, Assistant Division Chief, Director of Recruiting, Criminal Investigation And the Office of Accountability and Oversight
Maryland-National Capital Park, Prince George’s County

Sabrina E. Richardson, Lieutenant
New Orleans Police Department

Networking Cocktail Reception and Interactive Roundtables 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 12:30 AM - 1:30 AM

Join us for face-to-face networking with peers over drinks and hors d’oeuvres, included in your event registration. You will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive roundtable featuring hot topics and the latest technologies and solutions for boosting your organization's endeavors. These speed-networking type presentations are 20 minutes long, allowing you to make your way to several roundtables throughout the reception. 

6:30 PM 7:30 PM

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

4:30 PM 5:30 PM

3:30 PM 4:30 PM

12:30 AM 1:30 AM

Community Outreach to Improve Recruitment Efforts

Roundtable 1

Create strong bonds with local community groups, schools, and universities to increase awareness of female officers and attract new recruits.  

Mike Boward, Sergeant
Fort Collins Police

6:30 PM 7:30 PM

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

4:30 PM 5:30 PM

3:30 PM 4:30 PM

12:30 AM 1:30 AM

Increase Brand Awareness through Social Media and Google Ads

Roundtable 2

Examine new techniques to broaden your recruiting pool by maximizing data on your website and social media platforms.  

Brittany Winfrey, MBA, Digital Marketing Manager 
Epic Recruiting 

6:30 PM 7:30 PM

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

4:30 PM 5:30 PM

3:30 PM 4:30 PM

12:30 AM 1:30 AM

Techniques to Identify Future Female Leaders

Roundtable 3

Utilize assessment tools to identify traits of a strong leader and help guide them to become future leaders within your department. 

 

Dr. Vereen Barton, Assistant Division Chief, Director of Recruiting, Criminal Investigation And the Office of Accountability and Oversight  
Maryland-National Capital Park, Prince George’s County
 

6:30 PM 7:30 PM

5:30 PM 6:30 PM

4:30 PM 5:30 PM

3:30 PM 4:30 PM

12:30 AM 1:30 AM

Being the Accused: Surviving an Internal Investigation when YOU become the headline

Roundtable 4

Analyze best approaches to prepare all documentation needed to defend yourself in times of crisis.

Sabrina E. Richardson, Lieutenant
New Orleans Police Department

Wednesday - April 17, 2024

7:00 AM 8:45 AM

6:00 AM 7:45 AM

5:00 AM 6:45 AM

4:00 AM 5:45 AM

1:00 PM 2:45 PM

Offsite Volunteer Opportunity – Serving Breakfast to the Community (separate registration required)

Grace at the Green Light is a 501C3 whose mission is to offer New Orleans unhoused population choices while providing for their basic needs in a loving manner that embraces the human spirit. A limited number of FRA Women in Law Enforcement volunteers will be able to make an impact by serving breakfast in the local community in partnership with this organization.  

  

Logistical details will be provided to registrants ahead of the conference. Space is limited. Separate registration is required. 

9:00 AM 10:00 AM

8:00 AM 9:00 AM

7:00 AM 8:00 AM

6:00 AM 7:00 AM

3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Networking Breakfast

10:00 AM 10:10 AM

9:00 AM 9:10 AM

8:00 AM 8:10 AM

7:00 AM 7:10 AM

4:00 PM 4:10 PM

Opening Remarks

Dr. Vereen Barton, Assistant Division Chief, Director of Recruiting, Criminal Investigation And the Office of Accountability and Oversight
Maryland-National Capital Park, Prince George’s County

Sabrina E. Richardson, Lieutenant
New Orleans Police Department

10:10 AM 10:55 AM

9:10 AM 9:55 AM

8:10 AM 8:55 AM

7:10 AM 7:55 AM

4:10 PM 4:55 PM

The Role of Higher Education: Creating a Police Culture that Embraces the Traits Women Bring to the Field

  • Identify the path that will create a culture that values the traits women bring to the field
  • Analyze the staffing crisis and adopt a sense of urgency that permeates every layer of the organization
  • Evaluate internal barriers to the success of women in recruitment, advancement, promotion, and retention that must be identified and removed
  • Discuss why education provides the path for women to rise into leadership positions, and the skills and academic credibility needed for women to write the policies and reports that support and document the change
  • Implement change from the top that is embraced by others in the organization, men and women together

 

Cindy Janicik, EdD, Director, Public Safety Partnerships
National University

 

Hector Encinas, MEd, Sergeant
Tempe Police Department

 

10:55 AM 11:40 AM

9:55 AM 10:40 AM

8:55 AM 9:40 AM

7:55 AM 8:40 AM

4:55 PM 5:40 PM

Financial Planning to Achieve Personal and Family Milestones

  • Beginning your career, identify long-term projections which require financial planning such as house purchases, education costs, weddings, and retirement 
  • Utilize information and guidance from finance professionals and mentors on best practices to save to achieve these goals 
  • Regularly evaluate your financial position to remain on target and identify errors early that can be resolved 

Kimberly Stratman, Lieutenant of Police (Retired) 
Dallas Police Department 

Gwen Nolan, Captain, Second District, 
New Orleans Police Department 

11:40 AM 12:00 PM

10:40 AM 11:00 AM

9:40 AM 10:00 AM

8:40 AM 9:00 AM

5:40 PM 6:00 PM

Networking Break

12:00 PM 12:45 PM

11:00 AM 11:45 AM

10:00 AM 10:45 AM

9:00 AM 9:45 AM

6:00 PM 6:45 PM

Long-Term Plan: Life After Retirement

  • Create a plan of action for post-retirement that is fulfilling and healthy 
  • Assess extracurricular activities that you find enjoyable that will keep you active and engaged 
  • Generate a close-knit friend and family group to ensure socialization and interaction with others to improve mental wellness 

Constance D. Hester-Davis, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
New Orleans Field Division
Department of Justice (Retired)

Kimberly Stratman, Lieutenant of Police (Retired) 
Dallas Police Department 

12:45 PM 1:30 PM

11:45 AM 12:30 PM

10:45 AM 11:30 AM

9:45 AM 10:30 AM

6:45 PM 7:30 PM

Physical Fitness for Continued Career Success

  • Assess the differences in physical fitness as you grow in the profession to remain an active and healthy member of your department 
  • Create an individual training program that fits within your schedule that allows you to achieve your goals 
  • Adapt your training over time, and identify knew techniques or styles of training that keep you engaged and healthy 

Monica Crawford, Patrol Officer
Grand River Dam Authority Police Department
Owner
Five-0 Fierce and Fit

 

Kristen Wright-Van Meter, Former Recruiting Sergeant 
Arizona Department of Public Safety 

1:30 PM 2:30 PM

12:30 PM 1:30 PM

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

7:30 PM 7:30 PM

Networking Lunch

2:30 PM 3:15 PM

1:30 PM 2:15 PM

12:30 PM 1:15 PM

11:30 AM 12:15 PM

8:30 PM 9:15 PM

Shift Work Nutrition for Women in Law Enforcement

  • Evaluate different types of healthy foods that can be eaten on a shift pattern and assess the quantities
  • Explore easy food prep options to help you prepare meals in advance and avoid snacking
  • Create a schedule for food consumption while on short to improve eating habits

Monica Crawford, Patrol Officer
Grand River Dam Authority Police Department
Owner
Five-0 Fierce and Fit

3:15 PM 4:00 PM

2:15 PM 3:00 PM

1:15 PM 2:00 PM

12:15 PM 1:00 PM

9:15 PM 10:00 PM

State of the Industry Address: The Future of Female Law Enforcement

  • Analyze the future of recruitment and retention of female police officers for the benefit of police departments and the community 
  • Assess development strategies to increase the number of female officers in leadership roles 
  • Evaluate the power of mentorship and ensure that all female officers on your department identify a mentor 

Moderator 

Dr. Vereen Barton, Assistant Division Chief, Director of Recruiting, Criminal Investigation And the Office of Accountability and Oversight
Maryland-National Capital Park, Prince George’s County

 

Panelists

Yasmin Brown, Captain, Assistant Chief, Support Operations  
Maryland-National Capital Park Police 

 

Michelle McAllister, Detective, Background Investigator 
Prince William County Police Department

 

 

4:00 PM 4:10 PM

3:00 PM 3:10 PM

2:00 PM 2:10 PM

1:00 PM 1:10 PM

10:00 PM 10:10 PM

Closing Session

Dr. Vereen Barton, Assistant Division Chief, Director of Recruiting, Criminal Investigation And the Office of Accountability and Oversight
Maryland-National Capital Park, Prince George’s County

Sabrina E. Richardson, Lieutenant
New Orleans Police Departmen