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Georgia Tech Police Department

GTRI Conference Center

879 Hemphill Avenue Northwest

Atlanta, GA 30332

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Bulletproofing Your Agency’s Internal Culture:

Tactics for Building an Impermeable Team

6 GACP Executive Credits, Complimentary Breakfast and Lunch

9:00 AM

Millennial Management: A User’s Manual for Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining Officers to Build Your Department.

  • Heather McElroy, Ph.D., ABPP, Police and Public Safety Psychologist, Certified GA Peace Officer.
  • Dr. Heather McElroy is a Board Certified Police and Public Safety Psychologist with over 14 years of experience working exclusively with public safety agencies conducting psychological pre-employment screening, fitness for duty evaluations, critical incident debriefing, and hostage negotiation. She has been POST certified as a Peace Officer since 2011, and she served on the International Association of Chiefs Of Police Psychological Services Section (IACP-PPSS) Executive Board for 5 years. She is currently the Education Chair of the Police and Public Safety Section of the Public Service Division of the American Psychological Association and currently serves on the Ethics Committee of the IACP-PPSS. Her course instruction experience includes training for the National Internal Affairs Investigator’s Association, Georgia Internal Affairs Investigator’s Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Colorado Association of Chief’s of Police. She has also published articles in Police Chief magazine related to psychological fitness for duty and co-authored a book chapter titled, Social Climate Change and the Modern Police Department: Millennials, Marijuana, and Mass Media.
  • This block of instruction will focus on the ongoing hiring crisis in public safety and the difficulties chiefs and other agency leaders are experiencing. Specifically, material will address how to improve recruitment and retention of the newer generation of law enforcement officers using innovative techniques like dispersed leadership to foster a cohesive agency culture.

10:00 AM

Building a Culture of Leadership Excellence

  • Frank Trammer, Deputy Chief, Georgia Tech Police Department, Guardian Leadership, GA POST Senior Training Instructor
  • Frank Trammer is a master trainer and facilitator for the John Maxwell Team, the largest & most trusted leadership training and development organization in the world. Frank is a dynamic and influential speaker on the topics of Leadership and Personal Development. He has a diverse law enforcement background having worked more than 19 years in state, county and municipal law enforcement. Frank began his law-enforcement career with the Atlanta Police Department and is currently the Deputy Chief of Police at Georgia Tech. He has led numerous units including S.W.A.T., Special Operations, K-9, Investigations, Training, Administration, and Patrol. Frank is an adjunct professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Columbus State University where he teaches Leadership. In 2018, Frank founded Guardian Leadership Training, whose vision is “To improve the lives of leaders and those they serve.” He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University and is also a graduate of the Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, and the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College.
  • This block of instruction will provide an overview of how to implement change in leadership to more effectively coach officers and retain employees to build a more cohesive and dedicated department, thereby reducing turnover and improving officer satisfaction.

11:00 AM

Preventing Officer Suicide: Finding Stability When Your Officers are Suffering from Complex Post-Traumatic Stress.

  • Lieutenant Tim Sharples, Mental Health Coordinator for the Georgia Tech Police Department.
  • Lt. Tim Sharples has been teaching Crisis Intervention Team training since 2005. In addition to being a hostage negotiator, he is an advocate for officer wellness in this area as a peer support specialist, mental health first aid instructor, and a Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) instructor.
  • This block of instruction will examine current suicide statistics of emergency services personnel and will provide an overview of different support programs and strategies available across the state of Georgia.

11:45-1:00: Provided Boxed Networking Lunch

01:00: The Era of Understanding Ongoing Officer Wellness – Preparing for Retirement through Emotional Intelligence

  • Lieutenant Tim Sharples, Georgia Tech Police Department, GA POST Senior Training Instructor & Rachel Rosenblatt, Psy.D., ABPP.
  • Dr. Rachel Rosenblatt is a Board Certified Police and Public Safety Psychologist with over 10 years of experience working exclusively with public safety agencies conducting psychological pre-employment screening, fitness for duty evaluations, critical incident debriefing, and operational consulting. She is the current Treasurer of the American Psychological Association Police and Public Safety Section of the Public Service Division and has served on the Education Committee of the IACP-PPSS. Dr. Rosenblatt also co-authored a book chapter titled, Social Climate Change and the Modern Police Department: Millennials, Marijuana, and Mass Media.
  • This block of instruction will focus on the concept of emotional intelligence and how law enforcement leaders can more effectively manage the transition to retirement and will assist department leaders in identifying the common experiences of officers facing retirement, the factors that can exacerbate retirement stress, and ways in which the department can assist officers in making this important life transition.

02:00: A Command Staff Guide to Navigating the Minefield of Psychological Fitness For Duty

  • Heather McElroy, Ph.D., ABPP, Police and Public Safety Psychologist, Certified GA Peace Officer.
  • Dr. Heather McElroy is a Board Certified Police and Public Safety Psychologist with over 14 years of experience working exclusively with public safety agencies conducting psychological pre-employment screening, fitness for duty evaluations, critical incident debriefing, and hostage negotiation. She has been POST certified as a Peace Officer since 2011, and she served on the International Association of Chiefs Of Police Psychological Services Section (IACP-PPSS) Executive Board for 5 years. She is currently the Education Chair of the Police and Public Safety Section of the Public Service Division of the American Psychological Association and currently serves on the Ethics Committee of the IACP-PPSS. Her course instruction experience includes training for the National Internal Affairs Investigator’s Association, Georgia Internal Affairs Investigator’s Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police. She has also published articles in Police Chief magazine related to psychological fitness for duty and co-authored a book chapter titled, Social Climate Change and the Modern Police Department: Millennials, Marijuana, and Mass Media.
  • This block of instruction will focus on how law enforcement leaders can effectively manage psychological and behavioral issues in their agency. Specifically, it will address the complex issues inherent in developing a psychological fitness for duty protocol and when and how to order a psychological fitness for duty. This course will also review the difference between a psychological pre-employment, a psychological fitness for duty evaluation, and a debriefing and when and how to move forward with each of these different types of personnel actions. A discussion of the use of return to work agreements to manage employee behaviors and expectations will also be included.

02:45: Discussion/Wrap up.

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free on-site parking.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact Kate Sullivan at 770-431-6858 or by email at ksullivan@stonemcelroy.com.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. Please bring your identification.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. You may transfer your ticket to another attendee.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

If you are planning to send someone else to the training, please remove your registration or transfer your registration to that individual.

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