This conference is for you, so attend the sessions you'd like to attend - we've got them going for 36 straight hours because we know you aren't an 8-5 kind of person.  All sessions will be video-recorded and uploaded to an online classroom as the conference progresses, so that you can even watch the ones you miss, and the video sessions will be available for a full week after the conference for registered attendees!
REGISTRATION: 
  • Early-Bird Registration:  (3/1/19-5/31/19):  $179/person
  • Regular Registration (6/1/19-7/15/19): $249/person

Sheriff Mark Lamb, Pinal County, AZ

DRUG TRAFFICKING
Mark Lamb was elected as the 24th Sheriff of Pinal County on January 1st, 2017. Sheriff Lamb oversees a county the size of Connecticut and manage more than 650 employees within the department.
His jail was recently featured on the TV show "60 Days In," and he has appeared numerous times as a guest on "Live PD."

Warriors Rest Foundation

WARRIOR WELLNESS
PEER SUPPORT/DEBRIEFING
Warrior's Rest Foundation is a resource for law enforcement across the U.S.  Founders Brad Shepherd and Brett Key bring nearly 50 years of experience in law enforcement. Other members of the core team have decades of experience in law enforcement and crisis intervention.

 

Jamie O'Leary, OCPD 911 Director

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION UNDER STRESS |
ACTIVE ASSAILANT
Jamie is the Director for Oklahoma City's 911 Police Communications Unit. She is responsible for supervising 80+ employees as well as overseeing operations at the PSAP. Jamie formerly served as a patrol supervisor, detective and tactical team member, holds a Master's in Business Administration, and spent four years teaching in the Management Department at UCO.

The Honorable Michael Tupper

DRUG COURTS: A SMART APPROACH TO ENSURING JUSTICE FOR ALL

The Honorable Michael Tupper is a District Judge for the 21st Judicial District.  Judge Tupper’s docket responsibilities include trial/disposition of civil cases, trial/disposition of criminal cases, and trial/disposition of divorce/paternity cases.  In addition, Judge Tupper presides over the Cleveland County Adult Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and Pre-trial Release Program.

Sgt. Tim Smith/Jessica Smith, MHR

RAISING CHILDREN IN A FIRST RESPONDER HOME
Tim Smith is a Sergeant with the Norman Police Dept., where he has been employed for 24 years. He began his law enforcement career as a deputy with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Department in 1989. Jessica Smith, LPC-C and EMDR therapy clinician provides therapeutic services to first responders, spouses, couples, children and adolescents who have experienced trauma.

S.T.O.R.M. (George & Meredith Shafer)

SURVIVING PTSD: PLANS FOR HOPE AND A FUTURE
SFC George Shafer, U.S. Army (Ret.) has 17 years experience with PTSD and nearly 6 years in recovery. He also has 22 years experience in his addiction and nearly 6 years in recovery for that as well. Meredith Shafer, J.D., has nearly 17 years experience running multiple non-profits. Together they have co-founded S.T.O.R.M. Inc.  Both are chaplains specializing in addiction with the OKC PD.

Stacy Stephens, LPC/PLLC

Communications and Family Dynamics
Stacy Stephens, MAMFT is a Licensed Professional Counselor certified in EMDR and in private practice in Shawnee, OK. Her husband is a U.S. Deputy Marshal. She has over 15 years experience working with first responders with the primary focus being on trauma and the effects on the family.

Lt. Cary Bryant, Norman PD

COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO MENTAL HEALTH
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Ellen Reinebold

Responders Link to Human Trafficking

C.M. Ellen Taft-Southcott Reinebold, Adult/Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Cardiology Education Specialist, OU Medicine Inc.

Major Brian Anderson, Rob's Ranch

ADDICTION AND RECOVERY
Upon returning from the deployment to Iraq in 2003, Brian knew that something had dramatically changed inside him. After returning home from his final deployment in 2010, Brian went through two surgeries and began a downward spiral into severe depression, PTSD, anxiety, and abuse of alcohol and prescription medications. After medical retirement, Brian continued a precipitous deterioration which led him to receiving treatment at Rob’s Ranch.

Heidi Gilbert, RN,

STRANGULATION OVERVIEW

Heidi has been a nurse for 22 years, focusing her career in emergency and pre-hospital care of critical care patients. She is sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE), and coordinator of the Stillwater Medical Center SANE program. Heidi has a passion for emergency nursing, nursing education, and is a champion for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Heidi's sister was murdered by her abuser inspiring her to advocate for DV victims and educate emergency providers to better care for all victims of violence.

Jesse Guardiola, Tulsa PD

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS/ SPANISH FOR RESPONDERS
Jesse is concurrently the Hispanic Outreach Director of the Tulsa Police Department and President of a nationally recognized consulting firm. His research and expertise focuses on Business Development Strategies linked to Hispanic Behaviorism and successful Hispanic Immigrant and 1st Generation Outreach. 

Amy Morgan, MSC, Director-Academy Hour

SUICIDE PREVENTION & INTERVENTION |
THE TRAUMA OF BEING A RESPONDER

Amy Morgan is the Founder and Director of Academy Hour, training law enforcement and responders on mental health and leadership topics. She has earned a Master’s degree in Counseling. Ms. Morgan is a certified trainer for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and is trained as a QPR (Question Persuade Refer) trainer as well as a Crisis Prevention Institute Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention trainer.

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Vendors / Sponsors

Tired of sitting around at a vendor booth for days? We're doing it completely different. Each vendor gets a full 2-page ad spread in our conference program, a 30-second commercial during break times, and put your giveaways in our goodie bags so every attendee gets one. You don't even have to attend. But wait... if you want to attend...there's more... Heard of speed dating? We're doing speed-vendoring. We'll line up vendors & attendees in a fun game of 90-second rotation so you get conversations with every participant. Fun & games will motivate attendees to collect points for every vendor conversation. Your time & money spent wisely.

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