Associate Magazine FBINAA Q2-2023

Ken is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College, and the recipient of numerous meritorious civil service and military awards and decorations. He is also a graduate of the Defense Information School’s public affairs qualifica tion, intermediate public affairs, joint public affairs and senior public affairs courses. The Culture of American Policing and Policing Reform Chief Nicholas Sensley , Truckee Police Department (CA) (Retired); Founder and CEO, Institute for American Policing Reform Captain Eric Litchfield , Santa Rosa Police Department (CA) (Retired); Vice President - Standards, Education and Training, Institute for American Policing Reform 1.5 hours education credit Publications and commentary about police exercise of authority often identify policing culture as a deeply rooted problem in American Policing. Policing culture is often mentioned without clarity or explanation of authentic policing culture. What assumptions define police culture? What aspects are problematic and need to be changed or ended? The impact of policing culture across communities is essential to understand. The Institute for Ameri can Policing Reform, in partnership with the American Institutes for Research, is undertaking a nationwide study to understand authentic policing culture. Through interactive workshops with police personnel and community members, and detailed culture identity surveys we hope to describe authentic elements of policing culture. Our efforts are designed to bring an evidence-based understanding of policing reform. This presentation will cover the importance of organizational culture, the methodology we will use to study policing culture, and how this study will benefit police organizations, communities, and beneficial reform efforts. Chief (Ret.) Nicholas Sensley is the Founder & CEO of the Institute for American Police Reform. Nicholas is a former California Police Chief with 25 years of diverse policing services among three California municipalities. He has served as a consultant and developer in the United States, Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the South Caribbean. Nicholas’ expertise in developing strategic responses to humanitarian crises has been recognized by the US Depart ment of Justice, the US Department of State, the US Department of Homeland Security, the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in, Europe, and other governmental, bilateral, and nongovernmental entities. He has served as a leadership instructor for the US Department of Justice, and the Pointman Leadership Institute, and has lectured at uni versities globally. He has served as an appointed Human Rights Commissioner and has served on the boards of several humanitarian organizations. Learn more about Nicholas at Captain Eric Litchfield (Ret.) was a Police Captain in Santa Rosa, California, with over 28 years of experience. He man aged both the Patrol and Special Services Divisions in the Police Department with responsibility for patrol teams, traffic enforcement, tactical teams, the incident management team, detective teams, training, professional standards, hiring, recruitment, and promotional assessments. Captain Litchfield has extensive experience and training in personnel investigations, policy development, training de velopment, recruitment, crowd control tactics, union contracts, and managing large-scale critical incidents. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and is a graduate of the California POST Command College Strategic Foresight program. Captain Litchfield serves with the Institute for American Police Reform as Vice President of Standards, Education, and Training. Understanding Communication Joe Koenig , MPA, CFE and Forensic Linguist, KMI Investigations, LLC; Michigan State Police (Retired); FBINA Graduate Session 122 1.5 hours education credit Understanding Communication is a critical and very difficult, complex process. We learn at an early age to listen to what people say, not what they didn’t say, or what they really mean. Using Forensic Linguistics we will break down the communication process and help the attendee better understand what is really being communicated, what isn’t, and why. Precise and accurate communication results in better, factual, and more ethical decision making. The process includes asking the right question, the right way, at the right time. Equally important is the minimization of contamination. Contamination is anything that affects communication. Questions contaminate. The number of interviewers con taminates. Interview locations contaminate. Even the absence of contamination contaminates. Attendees will learn the skills necessary to understand the communication process through lecture and real-life


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