Since 1994 the Wichita Crime Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Sedgwick County Sheriff, Wichita Police Department, U.S. Attorney and District Attorney have produced the most in-depth training program, of its kind, offered law enforcement officers in the entire Midwest.
Each year, for two and ½ days, more than 175 law enforcement officials from Kansas and surrounding states hear from some of the top criminal justice instructors in the United States. Through 2006 the conference has trained almost 1800 law enforcement officers statewide in the areas of gangs and drugs.
2016 Midwest Law Enforcement Conference Schedule
“Enemies Among Us: Encountering Terrorism in the Heartland”
The 22nd annual conference is scheduled for June 6-8, 2016 and will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Airport Hotel, 2908 Eisenhower Airport Pkwy, Wichita, KS. The hotel will provide discounted rooms for the conference at the rate of $129 per night.
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Monday, June 6th
7:00 -8:00 a.m. Registration
Opening Ceremony – McConnell Air Force Base Color Guard
Welcome – Kevin Nichols, Board Chair, WCC Pat Jones, Executive Director, WCC Welcome Presentation - Judge Eric F. Melgren
9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
“Law Enforcement Response to the Active Shooter Incident” (Special Emphasis to the School Setting) - Corporal Brandon Huntley, Harvey County Sheriff’s Department
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“Building Resistance – Surviving Secondary Trauma” - Captain Darren Ivey, KCMOPD
Tuesday – June 7th
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
“Preventing Violence in the Workplace”, Heath Bechler, Executive Director, EMPAC
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
“Legislative Update” - Ed Klumpp
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
“Crime Stoppers” – Detective Wendy Hummell WPD
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
“Case Law Summary - A review of recent state and federal cases that impact Kansas street law enforcement officers” - Colin Wood, Retired KBI Senior Special Agent
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
“Computer Crimes Impacting the Victimization of Crimes Against Children” - Sergeant Jeff Swanson, WPD Exploited and Missing Children Task Force
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Fraud and Financial Crimes” - Sgt Santiago Hungria, WPD
Wednesday, June 8th
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
“Narco-Terrorism & the Threat to the U.S.” - Jeffrey Stamm, Executive Director of the Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area based in Kansas City, Missouri
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
“Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula INSPIRE Magazine Threat and Lone Wolf Terrorism.” - Keynote Speaker - Ed McCormack, Director of Executive Protection for Matador Security Company, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Conference Wrap up, Evaluations, Adjourn