Platteville Policing Conference: Tentative Agenda

16-3319_cj_department_policing_conference_poster_proof32nd Annual Midwest Conference on 21st Century Policing: Building Trust and Legitimacy

  • University of Wisconsin – Platteville
  • Friday 16 September, 2016
  • 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. in Velzy Commons

WHY you should attend this conference:

  • YOU WILL LEARN: You are bound to learn something new.
  • YOU WILL NETWORK: You get to know and meet other people interested in what you are.
  • YOU WILL GAIN CONTENT: You will bring back new ways of thinking and doing.
  • YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE: You can share with others who couldn’t be here what you have learned. (More on this HERE.)


7:30-8:30              Registration

8:30-8:45              Welcome from Chancellor Dennis J. Shields, Dean Melissa Gormley, Chair Staci Strobl

8:45-8:50              Master of Ceremonies, Nino Amato: Introduction to the Day

8:50-8:55              Student Introduction of Noble Wray

8:55- 9:10             Welcome Remarks from Noble Wray, Police Reform Specialist for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), and former Police Chief of Madison, Wis.

9:10-9:15              Student Introduction of Dir. Chuck Wexler and Dr. Mark Bowman

9:15-10:00           Keynote Speaker: Chuck Wexler, Executive Director of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF): “The New Guiding Principles on Police Use of Force”

10:00-10:30        Featured Speaker: Dr. Mark Bowman, Director, Center for Excellence in Justice Administration, Methodist University and former Lieutenant of City of Virginia Beach Police Department: “Perspectives on the New Guiding Principles on Police Use of Force”

10:30-11:00        Question and Answers

11:00-11:15        Morning Break

11:15-12:30        Panel: “Building Trust and Legitimacy: Policing in the Community,” Moderated by Dr. Maki Haberfeld (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY); Introduction by Joe Balles (Madison Community Policing Foundation)

Featured Panelists: Brandi Grayson (Young, Gifted and Black—YGB); Amelia Royko Maurer (Leader of a Community Response Team in Madison, Wis.); and Chief Jason King and Sergeant Tony Ruesga, Jr. (Darlington Police Department); Ismael Ozanne (District Attorney for Dane County) [+ Q&A]               

12:30-1:15           Lunch

1:15-2:30              Panel: “The Intersection of Policing and Mental Illness,” Moderated by Dr. Sabina Burton (Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at UW-Platteville); Introduction by Dr. Staci Strobl (Associate Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice at UW-Platteville)

Featured Panelists: Captain Kristen Roman (Madison Police Department); Lindsay Wallace (National Association for the Mentally Ill [NAMI]); Sheriff Dave Mahoney (Dane County); Sen. Chris Taylor (Wisconsin) [+ Q&A]

2:30-2:35              Restorative Justice Taskforce

2:35-2:50              Afternoon Break

2:50-3:30              Michael Bell, Sr., (Community Activist, LTC., Retired Air Force) and Dr. Patrick Solar (Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at UW-Platteville): “Lawful but Awful: The Inhumanity of the Law”

3:30-4:15              Break-out Sessions

Lieutenant Dan Marcou (former Director of Training, La Crosse Police Department, Wisconsin): “Current Use of Force Explained” (Suggested for civilian attendees who want a deeper understanding about how police are currently trained to use force.) [Ullsvik XXXX]

William “Dub” Lawrence (former sheriff, Davis County, Utah, and central of focus of the documentary Peace Officer) “The SWAT Team I Founded Killed My Son-in-Law” [Velzy Commons]

John Mutz (retired Los Angeles Police Department commander) and David Couper (retired Chief of Police, Madison Police Department and Criminal Justice Lecturer at UW-Platteville): How Deming’s ‘Systems Thinking’ Can Save Our Police.[Ullsvik 1016]

Alex Salazar (former Los Angeles Police Department officer, witness to the Ramparts scandal) “Why Good Cops Need to Do Something about Bad Cops.” [Ullsvik 1013]

4:15-5:15              Wrap-Up and “Next Steps for Building Trust and Legitimacy”: Views from the Legislature, Sen. Ron Johnson and Mr. Russ Feingold