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



  1. Hi, This is Jane Lorand, a colleague of John Mutz. I will be coming to the conference. Do I need to do more than this to assure that I have a place? Thank you! 707 322 5111


    1. They most certainly are due. The history is that they were put into effect during a time of not much concern about what police were doing and it seemed right at the time — Police Officers’ Bill of Rights.” Unfortunately, they did not do much for the rights of those whom police police. A balance today is certainly needed.

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      1. What my family and I have lived through is a horrific nightmare. The Police involved in this gross misconduct and cover up still continue to do whatever they please and commit a multitude of deplorable offenses. What they have done is criminal. The perjury, obstruction of justice, aiding and abetting, disturbing a crime scene, fraud and withholding crime scene photographs and reports from the medical examiner is appalling


      2. Yes, a balance is needed but nothing is being done in the state of Maryland. They focus on Baltimore city but need to go much further and expand the investigation into The criminal actions of these police. Their crimes include misconduct in office, obstruction of justice, perjury, aiding and abetting, intentionally disturbing a crime scene, and fraud.


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