2022 Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Summit
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8:45-9:15 AM | Welcome
- Marcia Ferranto, CEO, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fun
- Troy Anderson, Executive Director of Officer Safety and Wellness, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
- U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (IL)
- U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL)
- Brian Dougherty, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
- Keynote Address: U.S. Congresswoman Val Demings (FL)
9:15-9:50 AM | Session #1 “What is Killing Officers on Our Roadways: A Review of the Data”
- Nick Breul, a retired Traffic Safety Branch Lieutenant with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department and Senior Project Manager for the Memorial Fund will review the crash data and highlight the crash trends his research has identified and where law enforcement can focus its safety efforts to lower risk and reduce crashes.
10:00-10:50 AM | Session #2 “Traffic Incident Management System (TIMS) and the Struck-by reporting tool”
- Todd Leiss, a 23-year veteran of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and Assistant Director of Training for the Emergency Responder Safety Institute (ERSI), will present on the important Traffic Incident Management (TIM) as he discusses roadside safety for all first responders. Todd will share information on the latest emergency lighting study, The ERSI free TIM online training module, and explain the new struck-by reporting system hosted by ERSI.
11:00-11:50 AM | Session #3 “Below-100 its history and the five tenets”
- Tom Dirlam, a retired Inspector with 31 years of service with the Michigan State Police, and current core trainer for Below-100, will present on the history of Below-100, a training program exclusively designed to save lives and reduce injuries. Tom will discuss the five tenets developed by Below-100 that agencies and officers should follow to reduce deaths and injuries.
BREAK FOR LUNCH 11:50 AM-1:00 PM
1:00-1:50 AM | Session #4 PANEL DISCUSSION “Successful Strategies for Safety”
- Moderated by Tim Burrows, a retired Sergeant with the Toronto Police Service and current Law Enforcement Liaison Program Manager for the Governors Highways Safety Association (GHSA). Tim will help guide the assembled panelists as they discuss the important elements to successful safety strategies.
- Retired Sheriff John Whetsel (NSA)
John Whetsel has a distinguished career in law enforcement having served for over 47 years in public safety. He has served as both a chief of police and a sheriff. He brings a personal passion to traffic safety and keeping officers safe as he serves as the Chairman of the National Sheriff Association’s Traffic Safety Committee.
- Retired Chief Daniel Sharp (IACP)
Daniel Sharp is a retired chief of police of Oro, Arizona and is currently running for Mayor of Oro. He served in law enforcement for over 40 years, and is currently the interim Town Manager for Oro, Arizona, and serves on the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Traffic Safety Committee.
- Undersheriff Robert Beidler (NLERSP)
Robert Beidler is a retired Undersheriff from the Snohomish, Washington Sheriff’s Office. Rob’s former agency won the 2017 Destination Zero Award for Officer Traffic Safety, and he currently works for the National Policing Institute’s National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program (NLERSP).
2: 00-2:50 PM | Session #5 “Gordon Graham, Thoughts on ‘Real’ Risk Management”
- Gordon Graham has been actively involved in public safety since 1973. He has taken his background as a street cop, supervisor, and manager and has couple this with his experience as a lawyer and his education and training as a risk manager and is the Co-Founder of Lexipol – a company designed to standardize policy, procedure and training within public safety agencies around America.
3:00-4:00 PM | Session #6 “Crash Investigations by the CDC-NIOSH and Emerging Technologies”
- Lieutenant Commander Melanie Fowler, an environmental health officer with the United States Public Health Service, and 11-year veteran with the Centers for Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC-NIOSH) will present on what the CDC-NIOSH research teams do and discuss an investigation into a law enforcement struck-by crash.
- Josh Shultz CARFAX For Police will provide an overview of their products that support law enforcement
- Safety device demonstration-Guardian Angel, Power Flare, and BEACON-4-LIFE
If you have any questions during a presentation, please email Questions@nleomf.org for our staff to relay them.