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Court Safety and Security Conference

Feb 20-22, 2018 | Oshkosh, WI | Conference


Courthouses serve as the center of many government, legal, and community activities, but they can also be vulnerable to threats of violence for all who use them. Join us to learn effective strategies and best practices to enhance courthouse security and prevent violence. Gather tools and resources from current security experts for court security planning committees, victim/witness safety considerations, community, and media collaboration, and security recommendations. Gain understanding of behaviors associated with mental health disorders and workplace violence and how they impact courthouse safety.

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Conference Topics: * Conducting an “Active Shooter” Exercise at Your Courthouse: Preparation, Event & Follow Up * Happy Lives and Healthy Careers: Thriving in Public Safety * Domestic Violence Intervention Program * When Court Security is not Enough: Aftermath * Courthouse Witness Intimidation When Violence Against Women is Involved * Judicial Security * Weapon Screening * Securing a Historic Courthouse * Safe at Home: Wisconsin’s Address Confidentiality Program * Several Case Studies

What's In It For You

After attending the conference, you will be able to: * Recognize and respond to security threats to court facilities and court personnel * Identify current trends in court related violence * Examine conflict management methods * Identify effective court security practices

Is this training for you?

The following would benefit from this training:
• Correctional Officer
• Court System Personnel
• Emergency Management
• Law Enforcement
• Prosecutors
• Social Workers

About the Venue

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Conference Center 1 North Main Street Oshkosh, WI 54901

Lodging Options

Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Conference Center 1 North Main Street Oshkosh, WI 54901 **Rates:** $82/single $99/double plus $3/night municipality fee **Room block deadline:** 1/26/2018 **Reservations: ** Call 855-230-1900 and ask for *Court Safety & Security Conference Rate*

$225 conference registration fee includes admission to the 2018 Court Safety and Security Conference in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and access to relevant resources. Lodging, meals, and travel expenses not included.

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Court Safety and Security Conference

Feb 20-22, 2018 | Oshkosh, WI



Day 1


Time
Session

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Registration and Information Desk Open


1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Conference Opening, Welcoming Remarks and Conference Overview

Speakers:
David Tellock - Program Manager, NCJTC | Judge Randy Koschnick - Director for State Courts, Wisconsin Supreme Court

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Plenary Session: Conducting an "Active Shooter" Exercise at your Courthouse
Explore a case study of the first full scale "Active Shooter" exercise performed at a courthouse in the State of California. The session will start with a 15 minute professionally filmed video documentary of the event. Four key areas of the case will be discussed, which include: 1) The 9 months of planning for our event | 2) The event itself | 3) The year of follow up | 4) Offshoots from this event
Speakers:
Gary Hunt - Lieutenant/Court Services, Tulare County Sheriff's Office | Danette Borba - Risk Manager, Tulare County Superior Courty

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Break


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Plenary Session: Conducting an "Active Shooter" Exercise at your Courthouse
Preparation, Event, & Followup (continued)

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Break


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshop: Coordinating Security Across Jurisdictions
Learn different strategies for implementing courthouse security plans using a multi-jurisdictional approach. This session is applicable for personnel of all jurisdictions; however, it may be particularly helpful for smaller jurisdictions with limited staffing.
Speaker:
James Brigham - Deputy, Dane County Sheriff's Office

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshop: Domestic Violence Intervention Program (Delaware)
After a senseless and preventable courthouse shooting in 2013, the Delaware Capitol Police implemented the Domestic VIP program. This session will describe the program from receipt of referrals, background and a danger assessment, to services provided.
Speakers:
Gary Melvin - Domestic Violence Risk Analyst, Delaware Capitol Police | Lawrence Britt - Lieutenant, Delaware Capitol Police

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshop: Signs and Symptoms of Drug Use

Speaker:
Bryan Kastelic - Special Agent, WI Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation


Day 2


Time
Session

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration and Information Desk Open


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Plenary Session: Slender Man- Handling Security Issues and the Media for a High Interest Case
The Slender Man case was a high –profile case that drew national attention. The panelists will discuss their approach and preparation to ensure security, safety, media control, security measure put in place inside/outside of the courthouse, how they dealt with record requests, media inquiries, etc.
Speakers:
Michael Neimon - Moderator, District Court Administrator | Michael Bohren - Judge, Waukesha County Circuit Court | Frank McElderry - Captain, Waukesha County Sheriff's Department | Kathleen Madden - Clerk of Court, Waukesha County

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Break


9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Workshop: Judicial Security

Speaker:
Rob O'Connor - U.S. Marshal's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Workshop: Precursors to Violence- The Psychology of the Offender
Explore the precursors to violence and what can be done to prevent violence in our court system. Mr. Cole will discuss the fundamentals of threats and patterns of violent offenders, threat assessments, threat management and how it relates to the judicial system and violence in the courtroom.
Speaker:
Chris Cole - Director of Threat Services, UW Madison Police Department

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Workshop: Courthouse Witness Intimidation when Violence Against Women is Involved
Unchecked witness intimidation can frighten witnesses and seriously hurt the integrity of legal processes such as criminal prosecution, determination of civil orders, etc. This presentation identifies gaps found in witness safety and offender accountability; and describes how information learned has already been incorporated into law enforcement and court security response/investigation, court-related victim advocacy, prosecution, and court administration as well as into policy and practice goals for the future.
Speaker:
Rhonda Martinson - Consultant/Trainer, Rhonda Martinson Consulting, LLC

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Break


10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop: Judicial Security (repeat)

Speaker:
Rob O'Connor - U.S. Marshal's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop: Precursors to Violence- The Psychology of the Offender (repeated)

Speaker:
Chris Cole - Director of Threat Services, UW Madison Police Department

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop: Courthouse Witness Intimidation (repeat)
Unchecked witness intimidation can frighten witnesses and seriously hurt the integrity of legal processes such as criminal prosecution, determination of civil orders, etc. This presentation identifies gaps found in witness safety and offender accountability; and describes how information learned has been incorporated into law enforcement and court security response/investigation, court-related victim advocacy, prosecution, and court administration as well as into policy and practice goals for the future.
Speaker:
Rhonda Martinson - Consultant/Trainer, Rhonda Martinson Consulting, LLC

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch (on own)


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Plenary Session: Happy Lives and Healthy Careers
Examine the dynamics of dealing with traumatic incidents/investigations, and how to mentally and emotionally survive the aftermath. Learn the basics of setting up peer support teams and how to select your team members. This will be presented by two experienced law enforcement officers; however the topic is timely and relevant for anyone involved in traumatic investigations.
Speakers:
Matt Hagan - Co-owner/Instructor, 1932 Training Concepts | Cliff Self - Co-owner/Instructor, 1932 Training Concepts

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Break


3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Plenary Session: Weapons Screening (Marathon County)



Day 3


Time
Session

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Registration and Information Desk Open


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Plenary: Officer Down: Probation Officer Prevails against a Sovereign Citizen's Ambush Attack
On July 10, 2014, two Franklin County Adult Probation Officers went to a probationer's home to arrest him for failing to report. The probationer was a 37 year old adherent to the "Moorish Nation" branch of the Sovereign Citizen movement. The probationer ambushed the officers, shooting and wounding one seriously and was killed by the officer's return fire. During this compelling presentation, you will explore the before, during and after look at a court officer-involved shooting and gather lessons on officer safety, training, equipment, public relations, and post-incident planning that are applicable to courts of all sizes.
Speaker:
Michael Moran - Chief Counsel, Chief Bailiff/Constable, Franklin County Probate Court

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Break


9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Workshop: Securing a Historic Courthouse (Crawford County)


9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Workshop: When Court Security is Not Enough: Aftermath
Even if you have taken every imaginable step to prevent violence being perpetrated on your staff or in your court, it may not be enough. You may still eventually have to address what to do when picking up the pieces after the worst possible incident has happened. This session will begin with several survivors of the Cedarville Rancheria Tribal Court mass shooting, and the Chief Judge of the Colorado River Indians Tribal Court, describing several critical incidents each has experienced. The presenters will share their experiences after critical incidents, with a focus on the unexpected hurdles they faced at their courts and their solutions. They will share gaps in assistance to their courts, conflicts that arose, the role the Tribal Government played in ensuring the Tribe’s Court, government, and business continued to move forward, and the difficult decisions they often faced after violent crimes impacted their courts and staff. They will lead the participants in an open discussion to a
Speakers:
Patricia Lenzi - Chief Judge, Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians | Nikki Munholand - Tribal Administrator, Cedarville Rancheria of Northern Paiute Indians | Lawrence King - Chief Judge, Colorado River Indians Tribal Court

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Workshop: Safe at Home: Wisconsin's Address Confidentiality Program
Explore Wisconsin's new address confidentiality program, Safe at Home. Safe at Home provides abuse victims, witnesses, and those who fear for their physical safety - including criminal justice professionals - with a legal alternative address to be used for all purposes. The intent of Safe at Home is to prevent the disclosure of an enrolled participant's actual address and provide peace of mind. In addition to an overview of Safe at Home, you will learn how a Safe at Home participant may use their legal alternative address in court records and what obligations those working in the courts may have to protect the actual address of a participant.
Speaker:
Erin Welsh - Safe at Home Program Director, WI Dept of Justice

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Break


10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Plenary: Case Study of the Laron Ball Trial and Officer Involved Shooting, the Incident, and its Aft
Examine the officer involved shooting of defendant Laron Ball inside a courtroom at the Milwaukee County Safety Building in 2002. You will learn what led to the shooting, the warning signs that were missed, the incident itself, and the various policy changes that occurred because of it.
Speakers:
Doug Holton - Captain, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office | James Novotny - Lieutenant, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office | Thomas Trettin - Sergeant, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Conference Closing and Closing Remarks

Speaker:
David Tellock - Program Manager, NCJTC



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Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer
Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer This Web site is funded in part through grants from BJA, COPS, ​OJJDP, OJP, OVC, SMART, and U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this Web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).​