Associate Magazine FBINAA Q2-2023

examples, preparing them to become better communicators and ethical decision-makers.

Joe Koenig , a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Forensic Linguist (court certified Expert Witness for Interviewing & Interrogation), retired from the Michigan State Police after 26 years and has 50+ years of investigative experience in both the public and private sectors. He is the award-winning author of the books, “Getting the Truth,” and the 2019 "Getting the Truth: I am D.B. Cooper.” He was lead investigator on the James R. Hoffa case, and investigated homicides, organized crime, financial crimes, narcotics, and public corruption. Forensic Linguistics uses communication elements as evidence. Joe is Past President of the Michigan FBI National Academy Associates, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), holds a BS in Accounting from Wayne State University, and a Masters in Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He now owns and operates KMI Investigations in Michigan specializing in financial fraud investigations and Forensic Linguistics. Building a Wellness Culture and They Will Come Chief Marcia Harnden , Albany Police Department (OR) Chief Michelle Bennett , Edmonds Police Department (WA); FBINA Graduate Session 247 1.5 hours education credit Culture sells. Building a strong leadership team and having a wellness culture will bring in candidates and keep them there! Building that good culture comes with promoting servant leaders who take care of their teams while the department takes care of their wellness. Wellness is engrained from the beginning of their career to the end. It is not just about having a peer support team, it needs to go deeper. Good leadership and investment in a wellness culture is key. Here are easy ways to build a wellness culture and not break your budget. Chief Marcia Harnden was hired by the Bellevue Police Department in 1993 after graduating from the University of Washington. She also has a Master’s Degree in Applied Leadership from City University. In 2015, she was promoted to Captain where she worked in a variety of positions. She retired from Bellevue Police in 2019 and joined the Albany Police Department in January 2020 as the Chief of Police. Albany Police has over 65 sworn police officers, over 30 sup port staff. One of her initiatives at APD is to have a robust wellness program that allows all staff access to services that will keep them healthy throughout their careers. This includes wellness onboarding, field training wellness, 6 pillar approach to wellness, and retiree wellness. She teaches wellness at the Oregon Academy for leaders as well as in Washington State for their leadership program. APD believes this has led to having full staffing and low attrition. Chief Michelle Bennett is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (Class 235) and the FBI National Academy (Class 247). She is currently the vice president of the Northwest Women’s Law Enforce ment Network. She is also the Region representative for the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Com mand Alumni Board. Michelle is also currently the Sergeant at Arms for the FBI National Academy Executive Board in Washington State, and held the FBINA Washington Executive Board Presidency in 2020. Michelle joined the Edmonds Police Department as Chief after retiring from the King County Sheriff’s Office in 2021 after serving 30 years. She holds a doctorate degree in Education from Seattle Pacific University. She is an expert in workplace culture and civility. How to Implement Technologies to Enable More Effective and Proactive Community Policing Commander Marcus Claycomb , Melbourne Police Department (FL) (Retired); Business Development Manager, Panasonic; FBINA Graduate Session 273 Lieutenant Thomas Porto , Fort Lee Police Department (NJ) John Verdi , New York Police Department (Retired); Founder, Hey Blue Initiative 1.5 hours education credit A new Panasonic Connect survey shows that over 80% of law enforcement professionals are concerned with recruit ing, staffing, and retention. Reduced staffing only exacerbates these issues. We must find a better way to get the job done and reconnect with our communities. Only then can we get our personnel back out doing the jobs they were hired to do. We will show you ways to get that done. Then, when you reach that waypoint - we also have a way for you to posi tively connect-to and engage-with your community for the best possible outcome. Using technology that allows you to connect in new ways and generate a Win-Win-Win scenario for all.


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