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Nashville National Police Week Event

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Friday, May 17, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

Nashville National Police Week Event

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Please join us as a guest at our National Police Week Criminal Justice Symposium Event. Learn from leaders within the criminal justice field during our panel discussion on the topic of School Security and attend our networking forum afterward.

Friday, May 17, 2013

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nashville Campus

616 Marriott Drive
Rooms 305 & 306
Nashville, TN  37214


Registration from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
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Panel Discussion with local criminal justice community and Q&A


Meet the Panelists!


Sissy Taylor-  Criminal Justice & Security Area Chair:

Mrs. Taylor is currently a criminal justice and security instructor for the University of Phoenix as well as serving as the Lead Faculty Area Chair for the Nashville Campus. She began her career in the field of criminal justice in 1996 at the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Since 1998 Mrs. Taylor has severed at 2 local municipal police departments and at a local campus police department. Assignments have included evidence, crime scene investigation, research & development, quartermaster, accreditation manager, computers, etc. Mrs. Taylor holds numerous certifications and is a member of the International Association of Property and Evidence, the Academy of Criminal Justice Science, and Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society.


Jim DePrimo- Criminal Justice & Security Area Chair (Chattanooga Learning Center)


Received the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Tennessee Temple University (1992) and the Master of Business Administration from Liberty University (2008).  He is a Patrol Sergeant with the Chattanooga Police Department where he has served for more than 19 years, 8 of those as a supervisor.  He was a School Resource Officer at City High School (1997-2004), and was a member of the Gang Reduction and Interdiction Team (1995-1997).  He has written and implemented School Security plans. Jim has coached Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Soccer, and he has directed a church youth choir. Jim has taught Criminal Justice and Management classes at the University of Phoenix since 2008.  In 2011, he was named the Lead Faculty Area Chair for Criminal Justice, Security at the Chattanooga campus. Jim has attended the OJJDP School Resource Officer Leadership Conference (2004), National Association of SRO Conference and Youth Summit West Palm Bch., FL (1999), Intermediate SRO Certification (Corbin & Associates, 1999), Basic Certification for National School Resource Officer  (NASRO, 1997), and Gang Interviewing and Interrogation (PATC, 2005). Jim has been married to Polly for 23 years and is the father Philip (20), Ryan (16), Miles (13), and Skye (4).



Wes Hanlon- University of Phoenix Faculty Member:


 Detective B. Wesley Hanlon is currently employed by the Metro Nashville Police Department and is      assigned to the intelligence and gang unit. Detective Hanlon has over 26 years’ experience in the military, local law enforcement and state investigations centering on intelligence, undercover narcotics and gang enforcement. Hanlon holds a combined M.S. in clinical/counseling psychology and has a B.A. of psychology, and currently teaches at the University of Phoenix Nashville Campus.


 Dr. Melissa Riley- University of Phoenix Faculty Member:

Dr. Riley is currently a psychology instructor for the University of Phoenix and is a Wilderness EMT. She has served 21 years in the field of Fire and EMS. This includes being the former Emergency Planner for Wilson county EMA, Tennessee State Coordinator Disaster Crisis Counseling Program, K9 Coordinator for TN Task Force 2 Urban Search and Rescue Team, K9 Coordinator for Wilson County Sheriff Search and Rescue. Dr. Riley helped found the Wilson County EMA Critical Incident Stress Management Team and is a mobile crisis counselor. In addition to instructing for the University of Phoenix, Dr. Riley is a FEMA instructor for the Disaster Crisis Counseling program, an International Critical Incident Stress Foundation instructor for Crisis in the Workplace, and is a commercial flight instructor. 


James Wheeler- Director of Security for Metro Public Schools :


Mr. Wheeler holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration and a M.S. in Public Service Administration. Mr. Wheeler is currently the Director of Security of Metro Nashville Public Schools. In his more than 26 years of experience with Metro Nashville Police Department, he has served as a narcotics officer, narcotics sergeant, crime scene investigation supervisor, school resource sergeant, and patrol lieutenant. Mr. Wheeler has served as president of the Andrew Jackson Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police and as a board member of the Tennessee State Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police. In 2011, he was appointed to the Tennessee Police Officer Standards & Training Commission and is a current board member of the Tennessee School Resource Officer Association.



Thomas S. Morehouse District Trainer with AlliedBarton Security Services:

Mr. Morehouse has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Syracuse University at Utica College in Criminal Justice. Mr. Morehouse as 25 years of progressive experience in Law Enforcement and Private Security and is currently a district trainer for AlliedBarton Security. Mr. Morehouse’s experience includes NRA LE Firearms Instructor for Handgun and Shotgun, Management of Aggressive Behavior Instructor through MOAB, NRA Pistol Instructor (civilian), PPCI certified instructor for Baton, OC and Handcuffing and Tennessee State Certified Trainer for Armed and Unarmed Security Guard Training. Mr. Morehouse has 16 years of experience as a law enforcement trainer in various topics: Certified Police General Topics Instructor via NYS Municipal Police Training Counsel, FBI Certified Police Firearms Instructor, Full Spectrum Force Instructor through NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Police.  He also has successfully completed FBI Basic Crisis Negotiation School, NYS Crime Scene Technician and other law enforcement certifications and schools.




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When & Where

University of Phoenix Nashville Campus
616 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN

Friday, May 17, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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