Training Event 2016 - Speakers

  • Abigail Williams joined the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Intelligence and Analysis in 2012. She previously worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation as an intelligence analyst in the Counterterrorism Division. Prior to her federal service she worked in civil aviation.

    Presentation Title:
    HVE Mobilization Indicators
  • Akshay Pottathil has been involved in the tourism, hospitality, security, and trade industry since 2001.  For the past 15 years Pottathil has been a member of San Diego State University where he transitioned from being a Student to a Lecturer. He has worked as a Lecturer in the College of Science and the College of Business Administration.   In 2013, Pottathil was honored with the “Faculty of the Year” award in Homeland Security and granted the Presidential Leadership Fund.    His lectures in data fusion and pattern recognition have been offered to Senior Government officials in North America, South East Asia, and Middle East.    Pottathil was appointed co-director of San Diego State University’s Center of Information Convergence & Strategy.  In January 2015, Pottathil expanded the research and development domain to the Middle East as the Co-Founder / Director of Innovation & Strategy with the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at the University of Dubai.       

    Presentation Title:
    Geospatial Intelligence
  • Andrew Mellon currently serves as the Mission Manager, Texas Intelligence Enterprise, Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division, Texas Department of Public Safety, where he is responsible for a broad portfolio including appropriate technology acquisition, training, risk management, and future planning. His team is intimately involved in border security operations and Texas fusion center integration efforts. From 1985-2005, Mr. Mellon served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.  Primarily serving as an intelligence officer during his career, he led Marines at a variety of levels and environments including infantry, aviation, and special operations.  A veteran of many overseas campaigns, including Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, he’s worked closely with the U.S. Intelligence Community and foreign partners across Asia and Africa.  His final role for the Marine Corps was as the Director of Marine Intelligence Training, transitioning a myriad of schools and courses to a counter-insurgency focus.  He has worked extensively in the intelligence analysis software industry and as a contractor to the Texas Rangers, planning counter-narcotic operations along the Texas-Mexico border.  In 2011, he founded Axial 02 Operations, providing training services to SOCOM forces, consulting services to corporations, and contracting with Texas State University to build the Intelligence Analyst Professional Development Program for the Texas Department of Public Safety and intelligence analysts statewide.  Mr. Mellon has Bachelor degrees in Economics and Political Science and a Masters of Business Administration. 

    Presentation Title:
    Operation Strong Safety-Intelligne-driven Border Security
  • Andrew WRIGHT is currently a Strategic Criminal Intelligence Analyst with Criminal Intelligence Service Alberta, a serious and organized crime fusion center based in the Canadian province of Alberta. His current work assesses criminal organization dynamics, their criminal market involvement, and the threat posed to public safety. Prior to this, Andrew was a Tactical Anti-Money Laundering Intelligence Analyst with Canada’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FINTRAC) in Ottawa, the Canadian counterpart to FINCEN. He started his career in the Canadian Army reserve, holds a master’s degree in international and intercultural communications from Royal Roads University, and has an undergraduate degree in political science.  

    Presentation Title:
    Using Social Networking Analysis Strategically to Combat Organized Crime
  • LEIU Executive Director Bob Morehouse started working for the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) in 1970 and began his career in criminal intelligence in 1973.  He is currently a retired annuitant working in the Bureau of Investigation (BI) of the CA DOJ as the LEIU Executive Director.  He is the Assistant Coordinator for LEIU's Central Coordinating Agency and serves on its Executive Board.  Mr. Morehouse has written several professional law enforcement publications, and was a contributing author and editor to Intelligence 2000: Revising the Basic Elements and Criminal Intelligence for the 21st Century.  He is a member of the International Association for Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA), and has been awarded a Lifetime Certification.  Mr. Morehouse is a certified Foundations of Analysis Training (FIAT) instructor and serves as both the FIAT Treasurer and the registrar.  Mr. Morehouse was appointed as the LEIU Executive Director in 2004.  Prior to this appointment, Mr. Morehouse managed the CA DOJ intelligence bureau’s Intelligence Support Unit and the Situation and Group Analysis Units of the California Anti-Terrorism Information Center (CATIC).  These units were responsible for such diverse activities as the Bureau's automated criminal intelligence file and maintaining a current overall statewide strategic perspective on terrorism-related events and investigations.  CATIC's Situation Unit was also responsible for the dissemination of tactical terrorism-related information to local, state, and federal agencies in California. Analysts in this unit also supported eight CA DOJ task forces.  Prior to that assignment, Mr. Morehouse was the manager of the Organized Crime Unit and the Intelligence Support Unit. Mr. Morehouse received his bachelor's degree in public administration/criminal justice from California State University, Sacramento. 

    Presentation Title:
    Criminal Intelligence Unit Officer-in-Charge
  • Brian Gray is the LEIU Southwestern Zone Chairperson and Manager of the Crime and Criminal Intelligence Analysis Unit of the Riverside County (CA) Sheriff's Department.  Brian Gray began working for the Riverside County (CA) Sheriff's department in 1994.  He was promoted through the ranks, as a Station Crime Analyst, Senior Crime Analyst, and is now the Crime & Intelligence Analysis Unit Director.  He currently manages a staff of 2 supervisors and 23 Crime and Intelligence Analysts.  His unit provides support to California's 3rd largest county in size, and the 5th largest county in population (with more than 2 million residents).  The Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Central Crime Analysis Unit, provides analytical support to the Sheriff's administration, the Central Homicide Unit, the Inland Empire Gang Task Force, the Drug Endangered Children Program, the Special Investigations Bureau, the Intelligence Unit, the Robert Presley Detention Center, and station support throughout the county.  Brian has over 16 years experience in the field of crime and intelligence analysis.  He has a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice and was certified as a Crime and Intelligence Analyst, by the California Department of Justice and by California State University, Fullerton.  Brian is currently completing a master’s degree in strategic intelligence.  Brian also instructs for the California Department of Justice, University of California, Riverside and California State University- Fullerton, Northridge, and Stanislaus campuses.  For the California Department of Justice/University Certification Program, Brian teaches, "Basic Elements of Criminal Intelligence," "Criminal Intelligence Analysis," and "Computer Applications for the Crime and Intelligence Analyst."  He has also taught, "Crime Analysis Applications." At the University of California, Riverside, Brian teaches the "Geographical Information Systems Certificate Program."  He teaches both "GIS in Crime Analysis" and "Practical Approaches for Implementing Geographic Information Systems (GIS)."  Brian provides special training for the Department of Justice as well.  The classes that he teaches for them include, "Criminal Intelligence for Executives," and "The Basic Elements of Intelligence."  For both the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) and the Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU), he teaches in the "Foundation of Intelligence Training Program (FIAT). 

    Presentation Title:
    Photoshop Tips and Tricks for Law Enforcement
  • Candace joined the IBM Analytics team 4 years ago as part of the Safer Cities Division working with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as retail, banking, and insurance fraud analytic teams. Prior to IBM Candace worked in Law Enforcement for almost 20 years. Starting her career as a Police Dispatcher with the Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City Suburb) Police Department, next working as a commissioned Police Officer then Detective with the same department for several years. She was assigned to the US Secret Service Financial Crimes Task Force in the Kansas City Field Office as a Federally Deputized Agent working White Collar crimes such as counterfeiting, identity theft, organized retail crime and financial crimes,etc. During that time she was also a member of the OPPD TACT team working operational situations as an FBI trained Crisis Negotiator in conjunction with local and federal agencies. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds a degree in Finance from the University of Arkansas.

    Presentation Title:
    IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook Tips and Techniques (Sponsor Training)
  • Mr. Walter joined Esri in 2010 bringing with him more than twenty years of experience in law enforcement and intelligence operations.  In 2004, Mr. Walter was appointed Director of the Boston Regional Intelligence Center for the Boston Police Department – a UASI/DHS designated intelligence fusion center. In this role he established a coordinated regional intelligence capability in the Boston metropolitan area. This involved managing the flow of information and intelligence across multiple layers of public and private sector entities. He assembled and made operational local, state, and federal law enforcement, public safety, and private sector resources from nine cities for the purpose of preventing and responding to terrorist threats, man-made hazards, and criminal activity. He also implemented and managed GIS capabilities in support of intelligence analysis, situational awareness, hazard modeling, critical incident response and large scale special events. As a special assignment, Mr. Walter served as the planning section chief for the Democratic National Convention, which was held in Boston in 2004.  In accordance with requirements from the National Incident Management System, he was responsible for managing the collection, analysis, evaluation, and dissemination of information about the development of all significant events.  Mr. Walter holds an M.S. in Criminal Justice (Concentration: Management) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a B.S. in Criminal Justice (Concentration: Law Enforcement) from the East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

    Presentation Title:
    Location Analytics and Global Security (Sponsor Training)
  • Mr. Delaney joined Esri in 2013 after a 13 year career as a Law Enforcement Analyst. At Esri, he helps to drive adoption of Esri technology by illustrating how the ArcGIS platform empowers key workflows within the law enforcement and national security industries.  His early career was spent as an intelligence analyst, working in the Special Investigations Section at the Rochester, NY Police Department (RPD). At RPD, he developed the department’s gang database, gang criteria, and conducted spatial and intelligence analysis of gang and violent crime problems. This work included a successful implementation of the gang violence reduction program “Ceasefire” with criminologists John Klofas, Ph.D., of RIT and David Kennedy of John Jay College. From 2006-2009, he ran the Crime Analysis Unit of the RPD and was the managing analyst for the Monroe Crime Analysis Center in Monroe County, NY. Most recently, Chris was the Director of Business Intelligence for the RPD, where he oversaw GIS, strategic analysis, business intelligence, data management, and technology integration efforts for the department. In addition to being a Certified Law Enforcement Analyst by the International Association of Crime Analysts, Mr. Delaney holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and an M.S. in Public Policy from Rochester Institute of Technology, where he is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice.

    Presentation Title:
    Location Analytics and Global Security (Sponsor Training)
  • Mr. Smith is a Project Manager for the National Data Exchange (N-DEx) Program Office at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division.  He currently manages projects to enhance the N-DEx System and encourage expanded use of the system across the United States.  Mr. Smith was with the Next Generation Identification Program Office at FBI CJIS Division prior to joining the N-DEx Team. Mr. Smith has more than 20 years of experience in the law enforcement and criminal justice field having first served as a Deputy Sheriff for 10 years and then providing training to criminal justice professionals across the United States in financial crime investigations and intelligence analysis. Mr. Smith is an Adjunct Lecturer at Utica College in New York where he instructs courses to undergraduate and graduate students in advanced fraud analysis and detection technologies.  He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Fairmont State University and a Master of Public Administration degree from West Virginia University.  

    Presentation Title:
    N-DEx: A Tool for Criminal Justice Investigative Analysts
  • Ms. Dallas Ryan started her career with the U.S. Army, five years as a military police officer and one as an intelligence analyst.  She then transitioned into the civilian world as an intelligence analyst for the Las Vegas Police Department assigned to the DEA task force for eight years.  In 2014, Dallas moved from the public to private sector where she is currently a subject matter expert of the IBM i2 portfolio on the North American sales team. 

    Presentation Title:
    IBM i2 Analyst's Notebook Tips and Techniques (Sponsor Training)
  • Darrell is currently the Crime Gun Intelligence Coordinator assigned to ATF’s Phoenix Field Division. He is responsible for investigating violent gun crimes through the use of the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN) and eTrace, a program to establish the history of a gun.  He coordinates the Phoenix, AZ Metro NIBIN program that includes 30 local agencies utilizing NIBIN and eTrace to combat violent crimes in their jurisdictions.  Darrell retired from the Phoenix Police Department (PPD) after a distinguished 30 year career where he spent most of his service as a detective.  He was awarded the Medal of Valor, Medal of Merit, and Medal of Lifesaving. Darrell was named Police Officer of the Year and received a City of Phoenix Excellence award twice for combating drug and gun crimes.  His assignments included burglary investigations, undercover drug and property crimes work, SWAT, major felony crimes surveillance, organized crime and gun investigations.  Even though he retired from full time duty, he continually serves the PPD as a volunteer Reserve Police Officer investigating gun crimes.  

    Presentation Title:
    Attacking Violent Crime & Identifying Career Criminals Through the Use of Crime Gun Inteligence
  • Mr. Edward Feingold is an 11 year veteran of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) assigned to the Phoenix Field Division as a Senior Intelligence Research Specialist. He specializes in violent crime and career criminals and implements proactive and actionable targeting practices.  He has 40 years of experience in the field of intelligence and analysis. Mr. Feingold also held the position of Supervisor of the Intelligence and Analysis Unit for the Arizona State Gang Task Force.  While in the military Mr. Feingold held intelligence positions working for the Defense Intelligence Agency assigned to U.S. Embassies in Mexico, Dominican Republic and two deployments to Poland. Mr. Feingold was the first Army Non-Commissioned Officer to receive the Defense Superior Service Medal for intelligence activities while assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency. 

    Presentation Title:
    Attacking Violent Crime & Identifying Career Criminals Through the Use of Crime Gun Inteligence
  • Ms. Foria Younis is the CEO and founder of South Asia-Middle East Consultants. This New York City based consultancy provides training to thousands of law enforcement officers and other security professionals across the United States and around the world. South Asia-Middle East Consultants specializes in providing training and consultation relating to radicalization, interviewing, security and understanding Islam. She has provided radicalization training to private and U.S. govt. institutions. Prior to forming South Asia-Middle East Consultants, Ms. Younis was a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for 10 years. Part of the FBI’s New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, Ms. Younis worked on a variety of terrorism cases, including the U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa; the USS Cole bombing in Yemen; the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center investigation; the kidnapping and subsequent murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and various other terrorism cases. In connection with these investigations, Ms. Younis has traveled to many Muslim countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. While at the FBI, Ms. Younis was part of an initial post-9/11 team sent to Pakistan for training senior officials in anti-terrorism methods and techniques. In 2003, Ms. Younis received the FBI Director's Award for Outstanding Terrorism Investigation for her work on the Daniel Pearl case. After 9/11, in NYC, Ms. Younis began teaching FBI Agents and other law enforcement officers an introductory class on understanding Islam. This class helped officers achieve a basic understanding on Islam and improve community relations. Ms. Younis continues her work with community relations. Today, Ms. Younis continues to teach law enforcement officers all over the United States with the intent to provide an opportunity for officers to gain an understanding of radicalization and Islam. Over the years Miss Younis has handled difficult questions on Islam and remains updated on all the viewpoints. Ms. Younis has monitored the increase of radicalization in the Muslim community and the rise of hate crimes against the Muslim population. She works with several groups interested in preventing terrorism. An FBI certified instructor, Ms. Younis has taught radicalization and Islam at the FBI and DEA Academies in Quantico, Virginia. She currently spends significant time on ISIS related issues both in the U.S. and overseas. She continues to work with the U.S. Govt. focusing on prevention and identification of extremists. Prior to joining the FBI, Ms. Younis prosecuted cases for the Street Gangs Unit in Joliet, Illinois. Profiled in The Telegraph (U.K) and numerous other publications, Ms. Younis regularly provides expert commentary on terrorism and Muslim culture matters for the CNN Network. Ms. Younis received her juris doctorate from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, with a minor in economics, from Northern Illinois University. She graduated with Cum Laude honors. Ms. Younis is a member of the Illinois Bar. Ms. Younis speaks English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi

    Presentation Title:
    ISIS/Foreign Fighters and Emerging Threats
  • Francisco Chaves is a criminal intelligence analyst supervisor at the National Intelligence Coordination Centre (NICC) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He joined the RCMP in the earlies 2000’s and was assigned as an economic profiler at the Integrated Market Enforcement Team; short time after, he became an investigative analyst for this same. During his involvement as a investigate analyst, Francisco assisted on complex securities manipulation and fraud cases where he developed his knowledge about financial crime and money laundering. Since joining the NICC in 2013, Francisco applies his knowledge into the intelligence gathering and investigation of Serious and Organized Crime cases.   In addition to his experience investigating while collar crime, Francisco is a frequent presenter for various intelligence analysis courses in Canada and has been deployed to present overseas in various occasions.  

    Presentation Title:
    Targeting the Criminal Use of Encrypted Communications (LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITVE)
  • Mr. Devine in an Intelligence Analyst with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in Northern New Jersey.  Mr. Devine has been in the intelligence analysis field for over 17 years and has extensive experience utilizing cell phone data in a wide array of investigations to include homicide, burglary, organized crime, and fraud.  Before his work in New Jersey, Mr. Devine spent 7 years in Washington, DC with the Metropolitan Police Department’s Intelligence, Homicide, and Major Crime squads.

    Presentation Title:
    The Felony Lane Gang: Closing the Gap In Cell Phone Data Analysis and Information Sharing in Cross-Agency Collaborations
  • Greg Armes is the National Security Advisor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia, a position he has held the last eight years.  He is the District’s analyst for antiterrorism matters, facilitating the sharing of intelligence between state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies, and helping to coordinate the activities of the District’s Antiterrorism Advisory Council.  He also conducts research for the District’s anti-money laundering team.  A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Greg served 21 years in the US Air Force.  He spent 15 of those years as an agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, where he served as an antiterrorism and counterintelligence collector in overseas and deployed environments.  He also conducted protective service operations for high-ranking visitors and served as an intelligence analyst and force protection advisor.  After retiring from the Air Force, he worked in the private sector for a corporate security consulting firm. 

    Presentation Title:
    Omar Shafik Hammami: Alabama to Al-Shabaab
  • Guillaume (William) Demers is a Criminal Intelligence Analyst of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) since 2009. He held this role in different units within the RCMP Quebec Division (Montreal) and the National Headquarters (Ottawa). Until he recently transferred to the RCMP British Columbia Division, Guillaume was the lead analyst with the Cyber Team, at the National Intelligence Coordination Centre (NICC). During this assignment, he participated to several initiatives in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Division and the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance. Since 2013, he had been involved in the analysis of intelligence that relates to the criminal use of secure communications. Dreaming of a retirement that is not anticipated until 2039, he hopes for constant learning opportunities and the sharing of intelligence in the context of the many challenges and opportunities that arises from fighting crime in the 21st Century.

    Presentation Title:
    Targeting the Criminal Use of Encrypted Communications (LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITVE)
  • Detective James McBride (retired) was selected as the lead investigator of the Clearwater/Tampa Bay Area Human Trafficking Task Force in August of 2006 and was assigned as Director in May of 2011. As the director and lead investigator, he was responsible for building relationships with all ethnic communities, non-governmental agencies, faith based organizations, and law enforcement agencies within Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties. His duties included the investigations of all forms of human trafficking including: sex trafficking, domestic sex trafficking, labor trafficking, domestic servitude, human smuggling, and fraudulent immigration document organizations. He was a task force officer on the FBI led Innocence Lost Task Force which investigates and coordinates services for domestic minor sex trafficking offenses in the Tampa Bay Area. Detective McBride assisted the Florida Regional Community Policing Institute and the Department of Justice with the Immersion Learning Program. This program was designed to assist other human trafficking task forces with investigative techniques and task force management.   Detective McBride assisted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in creating a 40-hour Advanced Human Trafficking Investigations course for law enforcement investigators, and the Minnesota Community Policing Institute with creating advanced human trafficking task force curriculum.  In addition, he has instructed for various international organizations dedicated to the fight against human trafficking, including Shared Hope International.  He continues to teach human trafficking investigations and task force concepts both nationally and internationally.  He has been the recipient of: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Florida Missing Children’s Day Combatting Human Trafficking Award; The Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Combatting Human Sex Trafficking Award; U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer 2013, General/Reactive Crimes; Tampa Bay Crisis Center’s The Charlie Hounchell Community Advocate Award.  Detective McBride currently serves as the President and Co-founder of the International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators. 

    Presentation Title:
    Human Trafficking
  • Jennifer LaMoure is a certified Crime & Intelligence Analyst through the California Department of Justice and Pierce College. She has worked for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office since April of 2008 and is currently a Crime Analyst II. During her time with the Sheriff’s Office, she has researched and published an article on inmate programming and gender specialized training within the jail. Jennifer is the current Vice President of Membership for the Southern California Crime and Intelligence Analysts Association (2015). She has presented at the International Association of Crime Analysts (2015), as well as, the California Crime and Intelligence Analysts' Association (2014, 2015). Jennifer has earned a BS in Criminal Justice from California Lutheran University and a MAS in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. 

    Presentation Title:
    Increasing the Value of Intelligence in Local Law Enforcement
  • Dr Jerry Ratcliffe is Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Security and Crime Science at Temple University, Philadelphia. He served for over a decade as a police officer with London’s Metropolitan Police (UK), has a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Dr. Ratcliffe was the lead researcher on the Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment and has published over 70 research articles and four books in the areas of intelligence-led policing, spatial analysis, criminal intelligence, and crime science. He is a research advisor to both the Philadelphia Police Commissioner and to the Criminal Investigative Division of the FBI. Dr. Ratcliffe is currently leading an experiment examining predictive policing strategies. More details at jratcliffe.net.

    Presentation Title:
    The Harm of Violent Street Gangs
  • John Williams is a twenty-nine year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and is currently assigned to Major Crimes Division.  He has a career of working and supervising specialized units where he was responsible for the recruitment and handling of informants or supervising their management.  These assignments include, Narcotics Division, Gang and Homicide Units, the Violent Crime Task Force, the Criminal Investigations Section of Counter-Terrorism Bureau, and The Joint Terrorism Task Force. From 2008 to 2013, he created and was the Officer-in-Charge of Major Crimes Division’s Source Development Unit.  He is the three times Chairman elect of the International Working Group of Source Development Units.  This organization consists of members from twenty-two Law Enforcement agencies representing eleven countries.  The group meets annually to share best practices and procedures.  He is an experienced instructor having taught Source Development and Handling Courses, Interviewing Approaches and Interrogation Techniques, Undercover perations and Surveillance all over the US and overseas. 

    Presentation Title:
    Source Recruitment in the 21st Century
  • Josh Levin began his career as a Crime Analysis Technician with the Scottsdale Police Department and later worked as a Crime Analyst II for the Colorado Springs Police Department. With both departments Josh supported specific patrol divisions and provided tactical, strategic, and administrative analysis to decision makers.  Josh has worked with several academic institutions, such as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the United States Air Force Academy on various projects.  Josh is currently the Manager of Data Reporting & Analytics for LexisNexis, having previously worked in this role with BAIR Analytics, where his responsibilities include the management of a 15 person analytical team that is deployed to various law enforcement customer sites throughout the country.  Josh has traveled throughout the United States and Canada to provide presentations and training to law enforcement practitioners and criminal justice students and continues to develop cutting-edge analytical techniques.  Josh has a B.S. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University and an MBA from the American Military University. 

    Presentation Title:
    Getting the Most out of your Predictive Policing Strategy (Sponsor Training)
  • Julie Sercus is an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor with the Florida Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.  Ms. Sercus graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Miami.  She has a Juris Doctorate Degree from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Ms. Sercus began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County where she served as an Assistant Chief of the Career Criminal/Robbery Unit.  While at the Miami-Dade SAO, Ms. Sercus successfully prosecuted misdemeanor, juvenile and felony cases including First Degree Murder and Armed Home Invasions.  In 2003, Ms. Sercus entered the world of civil litigation where she defended automotive manufacturers in Product Liability cases and defended insurance carriers and their insureds in personal injury claims.  After practicing civil litigation for 10 years, Ms. Sercus returned to public service in 2013 when she joined the Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.  Ms. Sercus serves as the point of contact within the Tampa Office of Statewide Prosecution for cases involving human trafficking.  In October, 2014, Ms. Sercus, along with a colleague, tried Peter Kitt in a RICO case involving sex trafficking.  The case was tried in Pinellas County, Florida and Kitt was convicted of RICO and Conspiracy to Engage in a Pattern of Racketeering Activity.  Kitt was sentenced to 30 years in Florida State Prison. Ms. Sercus currently prosecutes cybercrimes, sex crimes, drug trafficking, and white-collar crimes; however, her main focus is on the prosecution of human trafficking cases.

    Presentation Title:
    Human Trafficking
  • Keith Burt was a Deputy District Attorney prosecuting felony trials for 34 years. He headed the Gang Prosecution Division, Juvenile Drug Court, and the Computer & Technology Crime unit. He was also the Chief Deputy District Attorney for San Diego County, California, overseeing all special prosecution areas including Intelligence, Domestic Violence, Narcotics, Child Abuse, Juvenile and Fraud.  His experience includes developing, maintaining and overseeing intelligence files and gang investigation files.  He currently conducts audits of major city police departments’ intelligence functions and provides training for law enforcement, government and community agencies.  He is a member of the National Gang Center Advisory Board and the Legal Advisor for the Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU).  Mr. Burt holds a B.A. in Business from United States International University, a J.D. from Loyola University School of Law, and a California Community College Teaching Credential

    Presentation Title:
    28 CFR Part 23 and Its Impact on Criminal Intelligence Collection
  • Kyle Hoertsch has been with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department since 1996 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management.  As a Deputy Sheriff, he held numerous assignments within the department including corrections, patrol, fugitive apprehension, investigations and K9.  At rank of Sergeant, Kyle has held assignments in corrections, communications,  Task Force Commander for the Sacramento Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force, and is currently the unit supervisor for the department’s Intelligence Operations Group. As a collateral duty, Kyle has been the Department’s License Plate Reader (LPR) Program Administrator since 2013.  The Department’s  program includes 38 LPR units, 525 users, 25 hotlists and data share with over 130 agencies.  Under Kyle’s direction, the LPR program has become an invaluable resource for the Sheriff’s Department.  In addition to the LPR program, Kyle established the Department’s Facial Recognition Program in early 2015 which has had great success. During Kyle’s career with the Sheriff’s Department, he has always been involved with testing and evaluating new technology.  Besides testing and evaluating new technologies, Kyle’s assignments have allowed him to utilize the same systems in the field which has made him a subject matter expert on numerous systems/databases. 

    Presentation Title:
    Facial Recognition: Overview, Challenges, & Best Practices for Public Safety
  • During the last 13 years of his law enforcement career, Mr.Leedy worked in the Vice & Narcotics Unit ,assigned to the Strategic Invetigative Squad.  His primary responsibilities involved managing all DNR’s and the computerization of the Vice and Intelligence Units.  He also was responsible for Technical Surveillance Equipment installation and specialized in the collection and analysis of computerized data.  Mr. Leedy has developed many automated data analysis functions.  He was the System Administrator for the ACISS software that completely automated the Intelligence, Vice and Narcotics sections.

    Mr. Leedy has a BS degree in Marine Science from the University of West Florida and has certificates from St. Petersburg Junior College(FL) for:

    • Internet working Support Technician

    • Webmaster

    He also received a Law Enforcement Instructor Certification from the State of Florida Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Training.

    Presentation Title:
    Automating Excel & Command Center Automation and Lead Management of High Profile Criminal Incidents (Sponsor Training)
  • Linh Riddick has been the Sex Crimes Analyst at the Vancouver Police Department for the past 5 years. In her role at the VPD, Linh provides analytical support in relation to sex offences city-wide as well as for major investigations in the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit. As the Sex Crimes Analyst, Linh works and liaises closely with the RCMP Behavioural Sciences Group. After having developed and implemented the use of innovative MO templates within the VPD’s multi-faceted CRIME Datamart environment, Linh has successfully applied the resulting new analytical techniques to solve serial sexual assaults at a regional level. 

    Presentation Title:
    Tracking Sex Offenders in a Regional Datamart Environment
  • Major Anderson, the President of the IALEIA, Jamaica Chapter since January 2015, has embarked on a three-way partnership with IALEIA, the Ministry of National Security, Jamaica, and the IALEIA Jamaica Chapter in a three-year programme towards a new approach to national security and crime fighting by:  

    1. The recruitment, training, development and registration of a cadre of one hundred (100) IALEIA Certified Analysts and twelve (12) FIAT Instructors of whom four will be bi-lingual in English and Spanish.
    2.  The sensitization and education of Law Enforcement Commanders, Directors, Managers, Supervisors and Investigators towards the role of Analysts and Analysis itself and towards a philosophy of Intelligence-Led Policing.
    3. Nationally, cause a change in Policy, Doctrine, Practice and Culture to that of Intelligence Led-Policing.
    4. The influencing of similar programmes throughout the Caribbean Region.

     The Jamaican Chapter programme has since March 2015 achieved-  

    1. Hosted two IALEIA FIAT training courses, thus training forty-eight Analysts and four FIAT Instructors and also having them registered as IALEIA Members.
    2. Hosted three specially designed IALEIA Technical Workshops, thus training/educating one hundred and ninety (190) Law Enforcement Commanders, Directors, Managers, Supervisors and Investigators about the role of Analysts and Analysis itself and introducing them to Intelligence Led Policing.
    3. Established a website for the Chapter.
    4. The scheduling of a FIAT in Jamaica in 2016 for Law Enforcement Analysts from the other Caribbean Islands.
    5. The scheduling of a FIAT annually in Jamaica.

    Major Anderson has 38 years experience in the National Security Architecture of Jamaica having served in the Military for 20 years, with his last 10 yrs. being in the Military Intelligence Unit, where he was Commanding Officer. He also served in Policy, as the National Security Advisor to the Government of Jamaica from 2002 to 2008; in Corporate Security as Vice President at the Port Authority of Jamaica with responsibility for Policy and strategies for all Sea Ports and in Academia as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of the West Indies (UWI) lecturing on the Master of Science in National Security and Strategic Studies. He is also a Guest Lecturer at the Police Staff College. Regionally, he has been a member of the Caribbean Joint Intelligence Coordinating Committee (JICC) and has attended, in the past, the committee meetings of Ministers of National Security of CARICOM. He is the Author of the Project Proposal  “OPERATION OCTOPUS” now the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA).  Major Anderson is presently pursuing his PhD, Doctor of Philosophy in Regional Security and plans to publish in the second quarter of 2016  “An analysis of Jamaica’s National Security and how a paradigm shift to Intelligence Led policing will enhance security and safety”. 

    Presentation Title:
    The Realities of Caribbean Security and Insecurity and Its Potential Impact on the USA in Era of the "Third World War--Terrorism"
  • Matthew is an award-winning intelligence analyst with an established background in homeland security and emergency management. He graduated from Tulane University with a masters in Homeland Security and earned his bachelors from NC State University and specializes in cybersecurity, terrorism, and espionage.  Currently, he works within the Tulane University Police Department doing intelligence analysis and emergency management. Additionally, Matthew was recruited as a subject matter expert on strategic communications planning, social media use in law enforcement, and establishing positive police relationships for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center. He holds numerous certifications and won first place in the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) analytical product contest for intelligence reports.

    Presentation Title:
    Cyber Espionage Techniques & Advanced Persistent Threats
  • Matthew is an award-winning intelligence analyst with an established background in homeland security and emergency management. He graduated from Tulane University with a masters in Homeland Security and earned his bachelors from NC State University and specializes in cybersecurity, terrorism, and espionage. Currently, he works within the Tulane University Police Department doing intelligence analysis and emergency management. Additionally, Matthew was recruited as a subject matter expert for strategic communications planning, social media use in law enforcement, and establishing positive police relationships for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center.He holds numerous certifications and won first place in last year’s International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) analytical product contest for intelligence reports.

    Presentation Title:
    Analytical Techniques for Anonymous Bloggers: A Case Study
  • Michael Bazzell spent 18 years as a government computer crime investigator. During the majority of that time, he was assigned to the FBI’s Cyber Crimes Task Force where he focused on open source intelligence and computer crime investigations. As an active investigator for multiple organizations, he has been involved in numerous high-tech criminal investigations including online child solicitation, child abduction, kidnapping, cold-case homicide, terrorist threats, and high level computer intrusions. He has trained thousands of individuals in the use of his investigative techniques.  Michael currently works and resides in Washington, D.C. He also serves as the technical advisor for the television hacker drama "Mr. Robot" on the USA network. His books "Open Source Intelligence Techniques" and "Hiding from the Internet" have been best sellers in both the United States and Europe, and have been translated into four languages. They are used by several government agencies as training manuals for intelligence gathering and securing personal information.

    Presentation Title:
    Complete Privacy & Security During Investigations
  • Michael Bazzell spent 18 years as a government computer crime investigator. During the majority of that time, he was assigned to the FBI’s Cyber Crimes Task Force where he focused on open source intelligence and computer crime investigations. As an active investigator for multiple organizations, he has been involved in numerous high-tech criminal investigations including online child solicitation, child abduction, kidnapping, cold-case homicide, terrorist threats, and high level computer intrusions. He has trained thousands of individuals in the use of his investigative techniques. Michael currently works and resides in Washington, D.C. He also serves as the technical advisor for the television hacker drama "Mr. Robot" on the USA network. His books "Open Source Intelligence Techniques" and "Hiding from the Internet" have been best sellers in both the United States and Europe. They are used by several government agencies as training manuals for intelligence gathering and securing personal information.        

    Presentation Title:
    Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Update
  • Nancy Aguirre is a Criminal Intelligence Analyst employed by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, currently assigned to the Special Investigations Bureau with the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force. CCIA Aguirre has a Criminology Degree in Behavioral Science from the University of La Verne and has received additional certification as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst through the University of California, Riverside.  

    Presentation Title:
    Picking Up the Digital Breadcrumbs
  • Patrick Manz is the senior intelligence analyst in the domestic terrorism unit at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington, D.C. since 2008.  In this capacity, Mr. Manz is responsible for analyzing all-source strategic intelligence pertaining to domestic terrorism, specifically identifying, assessing, and reporting on domestic terrorist groups and individuals, organizational structure, and their criminal tactics.  In 2007, Patrick Manz was one of the original intelligence analysts at Florida’s first regional fusion center called the Central Florida Intelligence Exchange (CFIX) in Orlando, Florida.  At CFIX, he researched and analyzed emerging domestic terrorism threats throughout Florida.  In 2005, Mr. Manz worked as a domestic terrorism investigative researcher for the Anti-Defamation League in Seattle, Washington, covering the Pacific Northwest.  From 2001-2004, he worked as an analyst in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Counter Terrorism Intelligence Center in Tallahassee, Florida.  Mr. Manz has 10 years of combined experience as an analyst working in local, state, and federal law enforcement and is considered a subject-matter expert in the field of domestic terrorism.  He has trained hundreds of law enforcement personnel throughout the U.S. and Canada on various domestic terrorism topics.  Mr. Manz received a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona. 

    Presentation Title:
    Domestic Terrorism in the Homeland: An Ideological Examination (LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITVE)
  • Richard Wright began his law enforcement career with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in 1965 and worked a variety of uniformed, detective, and specialized assignments as an officer, sergeant and lieutenant during 21 years of service.  During the last six years at LAPD, he was assigned as a section leader in the Organized Crime Intelligence Division.  In 1986, he joined the Simi Valley Police Department as a captain and served as commanding officer of each of the Department's divisions as well as interim chief of police. Captain Wright co‐authored the California Peace Officers' Association's publication, "Criminal Intelligence Program for the Smaller Agency" and several other criminal intelligence articles.  He was also a co‐editor and contributing author of LEIU/IALEIA’s "Intelligence 2000:  Revising the Basic Elements" and is the managing editor and contributing author to the update to this publication titled "Criminal Intelligence for the 21st Century." Captain Wright has taught numerous criminal intelligence classes for the California Department of Justice and other law enforcement organizations as well as having served on the California Attorney General's Organized Crime Advisory Committee.  Captain Wright was a two‐term LEIU General Chairman beginning in May 2001.  Before becoming General Chairman, he served on the Executive Board for ten years as Southwestern Zone Vice Chairman, Zone Chairman and LEIU's Vice General Chairman. Captain Wright retired from the Simi Valley Police Department in 2005 but remains active on LEIU’s Executive Board as the Past General Chairman.  He currently consults and has a company specializing in internal administrative investigations for government agencies. Richard Wright is a graduate of the 122nd session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy and holds a B.S. in public management and a M.S. in public communication from Pepperdine University.     

    Presentation Title:
    Criminal Intelligence Unit Officer-in-Charge
  • Lieutenant Robert Fowler is currently the Vice General Chairman and has served in that capacity since July 2010.  He previously served as Vice Zone Chairman from April 2008 to July 2010 and Zone Chairman from August 2004 to April 2008.  He is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement and has spent the last 25 years with the Garden Grove Police Department, located in Southern California.  Lieutenant Fowler is currently assigned as the East Division Commander.  He also supervises the Mounted Enforcement and Resort Services Units.  Previously, Lieutenant Fowler oversaw the Department's Terrorism Liaison Officer Program.  As a sergeant, Lieutenant Fowler supervised the Department's Criminal Intelligence Unit.  Previous assignments also included Intelligence, Patrol, Juvenile Investigations and Resort Services.  Lieutenant Fowler holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

    Presentation Title:
    28 CFR Part 23 and Its Impact on Criminal Intelligence Collection
  • Roger Rodriguez is currently the Manager of Image Analytics for Vigilant Solutions Inc.  He joined the Vigilant Solutions team after serving over twenty years with the NYPD.  His law enforcement career started in the South Bronx, where he patrolled with veteran officers in the 44th Precinct.  Several years later, after the rescue and recovery efforts of September 11th, he pursued a career in police technology. Roger was recruited to the NYPD Communications Division where he provided graphic support to many investigative units in the Department.  A transfer to the Intelligence Division furthered his career in a post 9-11 world.  Under Operation Nexus, he conducted numerous Counter Terror security assessments for luxury hotels in NYC and engaged businesses in educating personnel on pre-incident indicators regarding terrorism.  On the Hercules Team, he patrolled many high profile events and iconic locations briefing the Emergency Services Unit on intelligence driven maneuvers to specific locations.  As a Dignitary Protection Specialist, he provided protection to many world leaders including POTUS, the First Lady, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  His biggest contributions with the NYPD were seen during the development of the NYPD Real Time Crime Center and the Facial Identification Section. Both are considered benchmarks in law enforcement technology and have paved the way for data collection, dissemination, and inter-agency collaboration.  Roger’s decision to retire and join Vigilant Solutions grew from his subject matter expertise in facial recognition.  He spearheaded the efforts in the deployment of the NYPD's first dedicated facial recognition unit.  His area of expertise is the enhancement of low quality probes for facial recognition searching.  In his tenure, he analyzed thousands of images for high profile criminal investigations.  Through specialized enhancements, he has produced hundreds of facial recognition matches from uncontrolled probes leading to arrest.  To date, the unit has conducted 8,500 facial recognition investigations, with over 3,000 possible matches, and approximately 2,000 arrests. Roger’s enhancement techniques are now recognized worldwide and have changed the approach to law enforcement's utilization of facial recognition technology.  He has collaborated with many law enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, members of the biometric scientific community (FISWG), the Biometrics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University, and many biometric companies developing facial recognition technology.  

    Presentation Title:
    Facial Recognition: Overview, Challenges, & Best Practices for Public Safety
  • Sarah G. Wilson serves as a Training Specialist with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information (CJIS) Division. Currently, she is assigned as a Team Lead to the Technical Management Team with the National Data Exchange (N-DEx) Program Office in Clarksburg, WV. Over the past twelve years, she has worked to design and improve the N-DEx dynamic operating environment by providing guidance for effective development, integration, and implementation of policies, processes, standards and technologies to promote secure and responsible information sharing at the national level. Her innovative efforts have helped build and foster the trust required for access and delivery of available information to approved individuals throughout the entire criminal justice community. She has designed and implemented comprehensive N-DEx training plans using blended curricula to demonstrate the use of new tools and techniques for discovering useful correlations within the data. As a 20-year veteran with the FBI, Ms. Wilson has served in a variety of positions within the CJIS Division. After working in the former Identification and Investigative Services Section, she served as a training instructor and liaison for the Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR), Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Experience gained from familiarity with all CJIS Programs led to directing the Education/Training Services Unit (ETSU) as Acting Unit Chief, serving as Hate Crime Training Coordinator for the national data collection program, and working with the United States Attorney General’s Office to develop national Hate Crime curricula. As an ancillary duty, she worked extensively with the Safe Schools initiatives in conjunction with the CJIS Community Outreach Program and Pittsburgh Field Office. Ms. Wilson is a native West Virginian. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from West Virginia State University and currently resides in Bridgeport, West Virginia. 

    Presentation Title:
    N-DEx: A Tool for Criinal Justice Investigative Analysts
  • TBD

    Speaker biography will be provided at a later date.

    Presentation Title:
    Project Roadmaster (LAW ENFORCEMENT SENSITVE)
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol AD Van Godsey was elected as the LEIU General Chairman in 2010. He was appointed to the Vice General Chairman’s position in October 2009.  He was the Central Zone Vice Chairman from November 2006 until his appointment as Vice General Chairman.  In 1986 AD Godsey graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy as the president of his graduation class.  For the next 4 years he worked as a police officer in Southeast Tennessee.  In 1990, AD Godsey worked at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office in the special prosecution unit. Over the next 5 years he worked specifically on homicide prosecutions where the state was seeking the death penalty.  AD Godsey left the Attorney General’s Office in 1995 as the Chief Criminal Investigator and assumed the role of Violent Crime Support Unit Supervisor at the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).  In 1998, the MSHP combined the Violent Crime Support Unit and the Criminal Intelligence/Crime Analysis Unit and AD Godsey was promoted to the supervisor of both units.  Over the next 7 years, he supervised the Criminal Intelligence/Crime Analysis unit and was involved in several information and intelligence sharing initiatives.  Some of these efforts include the Missouri Statewide Police Intelligence Network (MoSPIN), the Midwest HIDTA, the National Virtual Pointer System (NVPS) and many others.  In December 2005, AD Godsey was appointed as the Director of the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC)--the State of Missouri’s “Fusion” Center.  In 2009 Mr. Godsey was appointed to his current position as the Assistant Director of the Division of Drug and Crime Control.

    Presentation Title:
    Criminal Intelligence Unit Officer-in-Charge