Spring Conference 2019
May 21-22, 2019
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, MI
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
||Registration and Continental Breakfast
|Welcome and Opening Remarks
||Pledge of Allegiance
||Introduction of Board Members
||Nassar Victim - Jessica Smith
Supervisory Special Agent John P. Skillestad (FBI SAC)
Threat Assessment: Violence Prevention via Intervention
Asst. Chief Vickie King, University of Texas at Houston Police
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
|Stop the Bleed - Darcy Leutzinger
|Lessons Learned - MSU Case - Lt. Andrea Munford
||Drones - MSP Lt. Pat Lawrence & Sgt. Matthew Rogers
Captain Jeff Stoll, GVSU Department of Public Safety
Drug Recognition Expert
Chief Robert Battinkoff, Delta College
Legislative Update and Roundtable
The cost of the 2019 Spring Conference is $50
Grand Valley State University
Siedman Building downtown- 50 Front St. SW Grand Rapids MI 49504
Guests to park in the Mount Vernon Lot or the Watson Lot. Both lots are adjacent to the Seidman Center. The link to the Grand Rapids campus is here.
NOTE: The Seidman Center is #13 on the map.
The link for driving directions is here.
A block of rooms have been held for May 20-22, 2019 at a rate of $134 per night.
Holiday Inn - Downtown Grand Rapids
310 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
To reserve a room, call (616) 235-7611 or visit The Holiday Inn Website
Use code: CLE
Jessica Smith is originally from Laingsburg, Michigan and is a senior in the School of Education at Ferris State University earning her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She is also a professional dancer and has danced with professional ballet companies and also taught dance to ages 2 and up for many years. In light of events that have given her the title of Survivor, Jessica hopes to find a future in advocating for protecting children and educating the public on how to do so as well. She serves on the Board of Directors for Small Talk Child Advocacy Center, the CAC for Ingham and Eaton Counties and is looking forward to speaking to all of you today.
Supervisory Special Agent John P. Skillestad
Supervisory Special Agent Skillestad is with the FBI in the Office of Partner Engagement, Violence Reduction Unit – Active Shooter Program. He has provided numerous presentations regarding Active Shooters to a variety of audiences – law enforcement, civilians, educational settings, houses of worship, both while assigned at FBIHQ and during his assignment in the Dallas Field Office. He has a background with the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) at Quantico, VA and was the primary BAU coordinator when he was assigned as a Special Agent in Dallas. He has been a Special Agent with the FBI for 28+ years, the Behavioral Analysis field office coordinator for over 15 years, a past Field SSA in the Dallas Division over Public Corruption, a Special Agent Assessor for Hiring Future Special Agents for 15+ years and has a Juris Doctor (JD) from Loyola University, New Orleans, LA in 1990 and also a member of the Louisiana Bar.
Assistant Chief Vickie King
During her 32 year law enforcement career, Vicki King served 27 years with the Houston Police Department, rising to the rank of Assistant Chief. As chief of detectives, tactical support commander, and director of forensic services, she oversaw some of HPD’s highest profile cases, including serial homicides, corruption, domestic violence, sexual assaults and gangland slayings. After retiring from HPD, King served as an emissary to the Saudi Royal family, adjunct professor for the University of Houston System, and chief of police for the City of La Marque. In 2015, King was recruited to head UT Police at Houston’s threat assessment and criminal investigations units. Under her leadership, the units have expanded their capabilities using a multidisciplinary approach for the identification and mitigation of risks and threats. King’s work has caught the attention of leading experts and the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, and King’s research and analysis of threat assessment instruments is breaking new ground and holds the promise of streamlining data collection for increased responsiveness.
Successful interventions by the Threat Management Team include the interruption of one active shooter plan and the saving of five lives. King earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Houston Downtown.
AEMT Paramedic/Firefighter1 - Retired from the Warren Police Department as the Executive Lieutenant of Special Investigations.
- 23 years on Warren Police Special Response Team, ret as Commander.
- Lead Instructor/Coordinator for the Macomb Advanced Police SWAT Basic and Advance School.
- Quicken Loans FOC/Rock Security. Started the Executive
- Allied Regional Trainer/GM
- President, Premier Safety Group
- Clinical experience in emergency/trauma medicine and neurosurgery
- Professor at Michigan State University in the College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Faculty evaluator for American Council on Education's military programs
- Director of Medical Education, Premier Safety Group
Lieutenant Andrea Munford
Lieutenant Andrea Munford has been with the Michigan State University Police Department (MSU PD) since 1997. Lieutenant Munford was formerly assigned as the Investigative Division Commander and was the department’s primary investigator for the MSU PD Special Victims Unit (SVU). SVU is responsible for investigating sex crimes, relationship violence, stalking, child abuse, vulnerable adult abuse, missing persons, and bias crimes on the MSU campus. During that assignment, Lt. Munford was the Lead Investigator for the Larry Nassar case. Lt. Munford is currently assigned to create the Center for Trauma Informed Investigative Excellence as its Training Coordinator. In this role, she develops training and outreach to law enforcement on trauma-informed response, as well as to other disciplines that intersect with those investigations.Lieutenant Pat Lawrence
- 24 year veteran of the Michigan State Police, assigned to the Aviation Unit for 18 years.
- 30 year veteran of the Michigan National Army Guard, with 2 deployments overseas
- flying Blackhawk’s and King Air’s.
- Currently serving at the Chief Pilot for the Michigan State Police Aviation Unit.
- Sergeant Matthew Rogers
- 23 year veteran of the Michigan State Police and has been flying since 1991.
- While in the State Police he has served as a Patrol Trooper, Undercover Detective,
- Driving Instructor and Post Administrative Sergeant.
- Was assigned to the Aviation Unit six years ago as the Lead Tactical Flight Officer
- (TFO) and assigned to develop and implement the agencies UAV program.
- Currently responsible for two UAS pilots, five flyers and 10 TFO’s.
Sergeant Matthew Rogers
23 year veteran of the Michigan State Police and has been flying since 1991. While in the State Police he has served as a Patrol Trooper, Undercover Detective, Driving Instructor and Post Administrative Sergeant.
Was assigned to the Aviation Unit six years ago as the Lead Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) and assigned to develop and implement the agencies UAV program. Currently responsible for two UAS pilots, five flyers and 10 TFO’s.
Captain Jeff Stoll - Grand Valley State University - Public Safety
Captain Jeff Stoll has served with the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) police department since August of 2006. Since then he has worked in a variety of positions at GVSU Police Department and also worked part time as a road patrol deputy for the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department. In the fall of 2012, Stoll was promoted to Sergeant as a road patrol supervisor and was responsible for all special events on campus. In 2015, Stoll became a Drug Recognition Expert, DRE in 2012 and then a certified instructor in 2015. He has trained presented at various venues around the state of Michigan on the DRE program. In the spring of 2018, Stoll was promoted to Assistant Director and Captain of all Allendale campus operations.