LEIAG Conference 2018 – PHX

Wednesday 5 Sep 2018

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration


LEIAG Staff – Contact Information

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Wed 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

8:30 AM - 8:55 AM Opening, Introductions and Recognition

Opening, Introductions, and Recognition

Lt Dan OlsonMain Hall

Welcome to the first annual LEIAG Conference held at Grand Canyon University.

Speakers will be:

Lt Dan Olson Ret

Dan Olson Ret President: Law Enforcement Investigations and Auditing Group (LEIAG)


Since founding LD Consulting in 2008 Dan has completed a number of consulting engagements with law enforcement agencies in the US and abroad. He has also taught Law Enforcement Inspections and Auditing to hundreds of law enforcement professional in the US and abroad. Dan retired after serving 34 years with the Phoenix Police Department.

He worked as a Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) Investigations Sergeant and Lieutenant. During his career, Dan has worked a number of assignments. While assigned to patrol, he was the shift commander in one of the largest precincts in the city with over 100,000 residents. In this role, he was responsible for all the field operations in the precinct. Dan was assigned to supervise the PSB Inspections Unit where he worked for eleven years. As the Inspections Lieutenant, he was responsible for completing all internal police audits, acting as the liaison with the City Auditor for all city audits of the police department, operation of the Police Risk Management Unit, project manager for the creation and implementation of the department’s Early Intervention System, operations of the Mayor’s Security Detail and oversight for the PSB Administrative Staff.

Dan founded the Law Enforcement Inspections and Auditing Group (LEAIG) in 2018. He is a member in good standing with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and the IACP, is a Certified Law Enforcement Auditor (CLEA) and has a Master’s degree from Northern Arizona University. Contact at Dan@LEIAG.org or 602-510-8481, Linked In: www.linkedin.com/in/Lt-Dan

Joe Yahner, Director of GCU Public Safety


Joe spent more than 30 years in the Phoenix Police Department, working his way up through the ranks before becoming police chief from 2014-2016. He also served as interim chief from March 2011 to May 2012.

In May of 2017, Joe joined GCU as the Director of Public Safety. He oversees both aspects of GCU’s 170-member public safety force – a police department with officers certified by the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training and a public safety division with officers who maintain security at posts throughout campus.

Wed 8:30 AM - 8:55 AM
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LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM Opening Session

Constitutional Policing of Demonstrations

Gerald P. Richard II, EsqMain Hall

Session Summary:
Gerald will focus on the constitutional policing of demonstrations with a focus on Free Speech. He will discuss Ferguson, as well as the last major demonstration in Phoenix and compare it to the most recent demonstration in Chicago. He will discuss the success of the 2006 Immigration Reformation Demonstration, which was the largest in Arizona history. No incidents and no arrests. He will share a strategy to work towards a peaceful demonstration with willing community leaders.


Gerald P. Richard II, Esq

Gerald P. Richard II, Esq

Gerald P. Richard II, Esq., currently is a member of the Department of Justice, Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) Collaborative Reform Initiative Team focusing on the Salinas, California police department. He is also a member of the Bureau of Justice Administration’s VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Training and Technical Assistance Program. He recently served on the IIR After-Action Assessment Team for Ferguson, Missouri.

He retired after serving as Assistant to the Chief of Police of the Phoenix, Arizona, Police Department. He was responsible for overseeing the Phoenix Police Training Academy and the Employment Services Bureau as well as department leadership development and training. He was also responsible for implementing recommendations submitted by the Community Engagement and Outreach Task Force and community advisory boards, overall police and community relations, and legislative issues. Previously, Mr. Richard served the Arizona Attorney General’s Office as a Special Policy Advisor for Law Enforcement.

His experience includes positive and proactive police/community development, negotiations, and resolutions; passive and large-scaled, highly charged controversial demonstrations; public safety and emergency management; local, regional, and federal planning; corporate communications; intra- and intergovernmental relations; grant oversight; community-oriented crime prevention and intervention services; and other core public services.

Gerald is an experienced litigator, arbitrator, and legal advisor for local, state, federal, community, and faith-based organizations. He has extensive experience serving as adjunct faculty/guest lecturer. He is a member or past member of numerous professional associations, boards, and commissions. He is the pastor of Murph Community A.M.E. Church in Phoenix, Arizona. Contact Gerald at grichard8159@gmail.com.

Wed 9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
90 max
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM High Risk In Law Enforcement

High Risk Issues in Law Enforcement

Session Overview:

Jack will discuss current areas of high liability in law enforcement.  He has over 40 years of law enforcement experience as a sworn officer and Chief.   He has worked as a law enforcement consultant for the DOJ and other agencies.  He is an expert witness for the defense on civil litigation regarding law enforcement operations.

Jack Harris,
Law Enforcement Consultant,
Phoenix Police Chief (Retired)


Jack Harris began his career with the Phoenix Police Department in 1972.  He served honorably for over 39 years rising through the ranks from patrol officer to Police Chief.  As the  Police Chief, he led a department that consisted of over 3500 sworn police officers and a support staff of 1100 civilian positions with an annual budget of over half a billion dollars.

After retiring he was asked to return to become a Deputy City Manager with the title of Public Safety Manager.  In this position, he continued to serve as Police Chief but took on the added responsibility of leadership of the City of Phoenix Emergency Management team as well as having direct oversight of all public safety entities in the City of Phoenix.  He retired in 2011 and is currently consulting on a variety of police related issues.

During his career, Jack Harris served in a range of positions within the police department at ranks which included sergeant, lieutenant, commander, assistant police chief, police chief and public safety manager.  Assignments included undercover positions in vice and narcotics, the SWAT team, motorcycle officer, basic training sergeant at the regional police academy, internal affairs and liaison to the Mayor, City Council and the City Manager.

Jack is a graduate of Phoenix College, Arizona State University, Ottawa University, the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy and the FBI National Executive Institute.  He has received numerous awards including lifetime achievement awards from the Governor of Arizona and the Fraternal Order of Police and was recently selected to receive the Leadership award for 2012 from the Police Executive Research Forum in Washington, DC.  In 2015 he was selected to receive the prestigious “Service Above Self” award from the United States Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

Following his retirement in 2011, Jack formed CJ Police Consulting, LLC.  In that capacity, he has served as a police consultant to a number of companies on police issues.  He also is a nationally recognized police expert and renders opinions, and testifies, on police topics, such as police procedures, and use of force issues. He has been recognized as a police policy and procedures expert in federal court.  He has conducted numerous policy and procedures reviews for the United States Department of Justice.  He has also served DOJ as an expert reviewing consent decrees for fifteen police departments throughout the United States.

Contact: JFH2397@gmail.com


Wed 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Working With Your Public Sector Auditor

Working with Public Sector Auditors

Session Overview:

Contrary to what your gut instincts may tell you, working with public sector auditors may not be your worst nightmare.  In fact, these professional interactions and the resulting, ongoing mutual relationship can be beneficial to your department. Auditors can help create processes, train sworn staff, leverage your resources, and provide valuable third-party perspective and feedback.


Bill Greene, Phoenix City Auditor (Retired)


Bill retired from the City of Phoenix (City) in 2017 after 28 years where he served as the City Auditor.  As the City’s Chief Audit Executive, he managed and directed the City’s internal audit department and a staff of professionals who conducted performance, internal control, financial management, contract compliance, process improvement, information system audits and fraud investigations throughout the City, including City contractors.  Phoenix has 14,000 employees, 28 operational departments and an annual operating budget of about $3.5 billion.

After retirement, Bill co-founded MyDUISolution.com and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer.  MyDUISolution.com is an on-line personal service platform providing information, services and tools to help people understand the DUI citation, legal and compliance processes, thereby enabling safer streets and higher DUI compliance rates.

Bill has an undergraduate degree in Finance and a Master of Public Administration from Arizona State University and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.  He is Past President and Treasurer of the Association of Local Government Auditors and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Arizona Federal Credit Union.

Wed 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Seattle Police Department

Seattle PD Audit Unit Before and After the DOJ Settlement Agreement

Session overview:

Ross will speak about the history of the audit function in SPD, the circumstances leading to the Settlement Agreement between SPD and DOJ, and the impact that had on the audit unit.  He will discuss the successes of the program, the remaining challenges it faces as SPD enters the final phase of the settlement agreement, and how having a more robust audit program earlier may have helped avoid issues identified in the DOJ investigation. For any agency seeking to develop an audit function, Ross will discuss what he considers to be the key element necessary for the success of an internal audit program – ingraining audits and inspections into the culture of the agency.


Sgt. Ross Bartley, Seattle PD (Retired)


Ross retired in March 2018 from the Seattle Police Department as a Sergeant after 31 years of service.  During the last 9 years of his career, he was assigned to the Audit, Policy and Research Section where his first responsibilities included supervising policy development, audits and inspections, research projects and serving as the Departments CALEA Accreditation Manager. 

When SPD entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Department of Justice in 2012, Ross’ duties became focused solely on the audit function.  He drafted a long-term audit plan designed to support Settlement Agreement compliance efforts and made staff and training recommendations to increase the capability of the audit program.

During the last three years, he was assigned as the Acting Lieutenant in command of the Audit, Policy and Research Section.  Ross has attended law enforcement audit training conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department, completed the Law Enforcement Inspections and Auditing Certificate program (LEIAC), and has obtained DOJ certification as PREA auditor.  Other assignments during Ross’ career included the Patrol Bureau, Crime Analysis Unit, Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Unit, and the Training & Education Section. Ross and his wife now consult, work and live in the Tucson area.

Contact Ross at rossb531@gmail.com

Wed 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch - Provided by IAPro

No workshops in this session.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment

Session overview:

Josh will address current issues regarding sexual harassment in the workplace.


Josh Waltman, Esq. Littler Mendelson


Josh Waltman represents and counsels employers in litigation and administrative matters, including:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Arizona Civil Rights Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Handbooks and Policies
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Wage and hour class and collective actions
  • Unfair competition, trade secrets, and restrictive covenants
  • Contingent workers

Prior to joining Littler, he served as Court Counsel for Maricopa County Superior Court, the fourth largest trial court in the country, where he advised the Presiding Judge and Court Administrator. Josh clerked for Chief Judge Roslyn O. Silver at the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.

He has served as an Adjunct Professor, Arizona Summit Law School, 2014-2015 and as a Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Court, 2014-2015. He is a graduate of ASU and received his J.D., from Harvard Law School.

Contact Josh at JLWaltman@littler.com

Wed 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Using IAPro for Inspections and Audits

IAPro for Inspections and Audits - Breakout

Session Overview:

David will demonstrate how to utilize IA Pro and BlueTeam to track and manage audits and inspections. He will show how this data can be used to demonstrate compliance with initiatives and track statistics for year-end reporting.

David Hargadon


David Hargadon retired as a sergeant from the Sacramento Police Department after 22 years as a law enforcement. David worked in Internal Affairs as an investigator and as a sergeant in charge of Professional Standards. During this time, David oversaw the installation of new software (IA Pro and BlueTeam) to track complaints, use of force, pursuits, and audits/inspections).

For the past 12 years, David has worked as a trainer for IA Pro/BlueTeam. He has trained well over 100 agencies and specializes in the organization and reporting of data collected by law enforcement agencies. David also teaches for DPREP, Inc, which provides law enforcement training for law enforcement professionals. He specialized in DUI checkpoint management, preliminary breath testing, and data narration.

Wed 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Portland Police Department

Portland PD Inspections Unit

Session Overview:

Force Audit Team, Portland Police Bureau (PPB)

The Force Audit Team is a part of the Professional Standards Division of the Portland Police Bureau.  We are responsible for the collection, coding, and analysis of PPB’s use of force data on a quarterly basis.  Currently, the team audits officer use-of-force reporting and supervisory review to ensure that the reports and reviews are consistent with the requirements of the US Department of Justice Settlement Agreement (trust but verify!).  The force audit process is a continuous, long-term, engagement for the team.  In a more strategic, short-term engagement, the team recently audited the Portland Police Bureau Training Division.  The Force Audit Team is excited to present our processes, outcomes, and challenges to each of these engagements!

The Professional Standards Division is committed to developing an internal audit function for the PPB. The team has completed the Law Enforcement Inspections & Auditing Certificate (LEIAC) program. The team has completed an audit of PPB’s training division and City Purchase Cards and anticipates the execution of several audits in the coming year.


Kate Bonn

Kate holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Portland State University as well as a Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice, also from PSU. She holds a minor degree and a graduate certificate in Law and Legal Studies and Geographic Information Systems.

Contact Kate at  katelyn.bonn@portlandoregon.gov





Lt Craig Dobson

Lt. Craig Dobson has been with the Portland Police Bureau for twenty years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Western Oregon University. He serves as the Force Inspector for the PPB and routinely provides training on Crowd Control Tactics.

Contact Craig at craig.dobson@portlandoregon.gov






Heidi Busche Jassmond

Heidi holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Political Science from Portland State University.  Heidi is ABD on a Ph.D. in Public Affairs and Policy at Portland State University.

Contact Heidi at heidi.busche@portlandoregon.gov






Shannon Smith

Shannon has worked as an analyst in law enforcement for over 10 years. Prior to working at the Portland Police Bureau, she worked as a crime analyst for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boise State University.

Contact Shannon at Shannon.Smith@portlandoregon.gov

Wed 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Excel Sampling Workshop - Working Session

Excel Sampling Workshop - Working Session

Working session, PC Laptop with a minimum of Excel 2010 required.

Session Overview:

This is a working session. If you would like to attend you will need to bring a PC (no Apples) with 2010 Microsoft Excel or newer software. Big data has become an integral part of our professional lives.  You can use Excel to organize, summarize, analyze, explore and present data in an easier and effective manner. Mayra will provide training on Excel Sampling and Stratified Sampling, Pivot Tables and Graphing so you can produce valuable insights with accumulated data for your agencies to help with audits and inspections.

Mayra Lopez, LEIAC, Administrative Analyst San Diego Sheriff Dept.


Mayra Lopez has worked for the San Diego County Sheriff's Department since 2006.  The Sheriff's Department has more than 4,000 employees and provides law enforcement services to the fifth-most populous county in the United States. 

Mayra is currently assigned to the Division of Inspectional Services as an Administrative Analyst. She performs statistical analysis on critical incidents that occur in Sheriff's patrol stations, substations, courthouses and detention facilities.  Data is shared on the public website to foster the agency's commitment of transparency with the public and the media. Reports provided guide the department in adjusting policy, procedures, training, and communication to foster a culture of accountability and improve the services the agency provides to the public.

Mayra holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice Studies, B.A. in Sociology and a Master's Degree in Business Management. She holds a Law Enforcement Inspections and Auditing Certificate (LEAIC) and is a member of the Law Enforcement Inspections and Auditing Group (LEIAG). She is a member of an active audit team that participates in performance reviews and compliance inspections throughout the department.

Contact Mayra at mayra.lopez@sdsheriff.org

Wed 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Social Media in Law Enforcement

Social Media in Law Enforcement

Sam Palmer has worked for the Phoenix Police Department since 1995 and has served as a uniformed patrol officer, a field training officer, precinct crime analysis officer, and in the Police Departments Crime Analysis and Research Unit where he was the tactical crime analyst.  Detective Palmer is currently assigned to the Intelligence Center in the Homeland Defense Bureau where he is working in the real-time crime center and is responsible for social media related investigations and events. He was named the state of Arizona’s top analyst in 2010 and most recently International Social Media Investigator 2013.

Detective Palmer is proficient in the use of social media sites and open source information and uses them as an investigative tool for his research to locate offenders. Detective Palmer has been using the internet and specifically social media for the past 13 years to help with several different types of investigations. Detective Palmer is an instructor for the Othniel Group LLC, the National Gang Center, Lexis Nexis, and California POST. He has been a speaker at several local and international conferences to include the SMILE Conference, International Association of Crime Analysts, Arizona Association of Crime Analyst, International Association of Chiefs of Police, California Crime Intelligence Association, and several regional gang conferences to include the Midwest Gang Investigators Association, California Gang Investigators Association, and the Northwest Gang Investigators Association.

Sam Palmer


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Networking Session 1

No workshops in this session.

5:00 PM - 5:05 PM Evening On Your Own

No workshops in this session.

Thursday 6 Sep 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Boston Police Department

Boston PD, Internal Affairs - Inspections - Anti Corruption Unit Operations

Session Summary:

Frank will discuss the Boston PD - IA, Inspections and Anti-Corruption Unit Operations.

Superintendent Frank Mancini, Chief, Bureau of Professional Standards
Boston Police Department


Frank has been with the Boston Police Department for 30 years. Since 2012, he has overseen the Bureau of Professional Standards, comprised of the Internal Affairs Unit, the Anti-Corruption Unit, Recruit Investigations Unit, and the Auditing and Review Unit, reporting directly to the Boston Police Commissioner. During this period, he has overseen and directed over 350 public corruption investigations involving police officers, City of Boston employees, and elected officials, leading to numerous convictions at the federal, state, and local level. He has overseen or directly investigated over 3,000 internal misconduct investigations, both criminal and administrative, since 2012.

On an annual basis, he is responsible for audits and inspections of various processes within the Boston Police Department, as well as the Evidence Division consisting of several hundred thousand pieces of evidence consisting of drugs, firearms, and currency.

He has made formal presentations on various policing topics including Internal Affairs case management, public corruption investigations, police-community relations, community policing, use of force investigations, and police discipline, to police officials from the South African Police, Seattle Police Department, the US Attorney’s Office, Tunisian National Police, National Police of Panama, Panamanian anti-corruption prosecutors, Federal Police of Mexico, Polish National Police, Mexican regional Internal Affairs investigators, Iraqi National Police, and the Moldovan Police.

Frank is a graduate of the Major Cities Chiefs Association Police Executive Leadership Institute, PELI V, 2018 Cohort. In 2015 he completed Harvard University’s School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Cohort 12, a six-month leadership program focusing on preparation, response, and recovery from major national and regional crises. He is a 2008 graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. He is currently a doctoral student leading to a Ph.D. in criminal justice.

In 2016, he devised and implemented the first Police-Community Mediation Program for the Boston Police Department, and wrote the rule outlining the protocol. He created a formal partnership with Harvard University Law School’s Mediation Program and the Boston Police Department to conduct mediation sessions between members of the public who file Internal Affairs complaints and the police officers complained against, with the goal of creating greater understanding between police and the public, especially in minority communities.

In 2016, he participated in the Police Executive Research Forum conference, along with officials at federal, state, and local levels, to discuss and make recommendations on the challenges facing law enforcement in hiring police officers in today’s world. The conference produced a PERF/COPS Office publication “Hiring for the 21st Century Law Enforcement Officer”, currently available online through the COPS Office portal.

In 2006, at the request of the government of Panama, he presented to approximately 200 Panamanian Federal corruption prosecutors and Panamanian National Police commanders. On the topics of exposing, investigating, and preventing public official and police corruption, and the process of coordinating sensitive investigations across multiple jurisdictions and levels of government.

From 2004-2006 he conducted research work specific to the Boston Police Department in collaboration with 22 major city police departments leading to the DOJ COPS publication “Standards and Guidelines for Internal Affairs, Recommendations from a Community of Practice” as a reference document on all aspects of Internal Affairs investigations for police agencies, currently available online through the Department of Justice, COPS Office, web portal.

Superintendent Mancini oversees the Boston Police Department’s Early Intervention System, which identifies officers who may have issues regarding IA complaints, use of force, or other issues that could impact their careers or the efficiency of the Department.

He has received various commendations and recognition from the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the Boston City Council, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Massachusetts Senate, and the Office of the US Attorney, District of Massachusetts.

Contact Frank at ManciniF.bpd@ci.boston.ma.us

Thu 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM DNA Sex Kit Testing

DNA Sex Kit Testing

Session Overview:

The national effort to address the thousands of untested sexual assault kits, a history of the problem, what is currently happening, and what the future holds for this issue.

James Markey, Investigative Lead, LLC



Jim retired after 30-years with the Phoenix Police Department. As a Phoenix PD Detective Sergeant Jim led a multi-disciplinary team that investigated violent sexual crimes. He worked thousands of felony sexual assault investigations, with experience managing more than 80 serial rapists. As a part of this experience, he led several high profile/major cases and task forces, including, AM Rapist Taskforce, the Baseline Rapist/Killer, Southside Vacant House Rapist, Marcos/Coffelt Taskforce. 

Jim supervised a full-time Cold Case Sexual Assault Team in Phoenix. This team worked through a backlog of sexual assaults and evidence working 4000 rape cases. Jim has provided technical assistance and consultation to law enforcement and other agencies around the country.

He currently partners with federal, state, and local agencies. Including; IACP, Department of Justice: NIJ/OJP/BJA, National SANE-SART, NCVC, DOJ/OVC, DOJ/OVW, SWCLAP, The Joyful Heart Foundation, and the International Association of Forensic Nurses providing technical assistance, consulting, and training.

Contact Jim at markey.iltc@gmail.com

Thu 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Colorado State Police

Compliance Program Implementation

Session Overview:
Susan will provide an overview of key components to implementing a successful compliance/internal audit program for both small and large public safety agencies.

Susan Redmond, MSW Colorado Department of Public Safety

Susan Redmond is the Chief Compliance Officer for the Colorado Department of Public Safety’s (CDPS) Compliance and Professional Standards Office. Prior to CDPS, she served as the Compliance and Audit Director for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office in Grand Junction, Colorado.

A Certified Colorado Peace Officer, a Department of Justice (DOJ) PREA Auditor, a National Certified Internal Affairs Investigator/Supervisor, and an Assessor for the Colorado Chiefs of Police (CACP) and County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) Professional Standards Committee, she brings a wealth of experience in public safety, law enforcement, criminal justice, policy, accreditation and judicial review. Susan has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University and is adept at navigating the unique culture and exigencies of the law enforcement world. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Susan is married with four sons and lives in a small mountain community west of Denver. She enjoys the great outdoors; hiking and kayaking with her family and spending time at the family cabin.
Contact Susan at susan.redmond@state.co.us

Thu 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Report Formatting and Branding

Report Formatting

Session Summary:

Erin will discuss the various formats for creating reports.  She will discuss branding of reports, User-Centered Design, Color, Graphics and Sidebars, Reader Flow and Writing to get Read.  Various formats will be discussed and examples of various types of reports provided.

Erin J. Kenney, CIA, CFE, CGAP, CLEA


Erin J. Kenney is the Departmental Audit Manager at Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions (LAFPP) with over $22 billion in assets. Her audits have identified over $3 million in savings to the fund. Prior to joining LAFPP, Erin was the first civilian commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s award-winning Audit Division and instrumental to the team successfully guiding the Department through a high-profile Consent Decree.

A Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Erin was also certified as a Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation Instructor. Erin is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Association of Local Government Auditors. She is on the advisory group for LD Consulting and consults on engagements with the firm. She holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California and lives in the Hollywood Hills with her guitar-playing husband, Mickey.

Contact Erin at Erin Erin.Kenney@lafpp.com

Thu 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch - Provided by IAPro

No workshops in this session.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Use of Force

Use of Force

Session Overview:

Blake will discuss current issues in Use of Force as they apply to law enforcement practices and procedures.  He will discuss common issues to be aware of when conducting inspections and audits of law enforcement operations.

Blake McClelland PhD. ASU, Phoenix Assistant Police Chief (Retired)


Blake McClelland is a Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.  He retired from the Phoenix Police Department in 2016 after thirty-four years of service and now teaches criminal justice classes on ASU's west campus.  During his tenure with the police department, Blake held numerous command-level positions that included Lieutenant, Commander, and Assistant Chief.  His areas of specialization at ASU include research methods, statistics, police use of force, internal affairs, and ethics.  He has also participated in research projects funded by the United States Department of Justice focusing on best practices in the areas of police use of force and training.

Dr. McClelland’s discussion of police use of force will focus on the importance of a well written departmental policy, and a sufficient level of training for officers.  He will also discuss limiting the scope of an internal inquiry and the importance of making evidence-based conclusions.

Contact Blake at Blake.Mcclelland@cox.net

Thu 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Operations

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Session Overview:

Larry will speak about the history of the audit and inspection function in MCSO and the creation of the Bureau of Internal Oversight Division as a result of a Federal Court Order. He will also discuss the growth of the unit and what efforts the unit has made in this area to prove compliance with Court Ordered requirements. Larry will provide examples of the audits and inspections the MCSO conducts and discuss how they carry out many of these duties, to include their reporting mechanism to employees. He will also talk about future inspections that the agency has considered and the value in conducting such inspections.

Lt. Larry Kratzer


Larry Kratzer has worked for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office since 1998. He is currently assigned to the Bureau of Internal Oversight (BIO) as the Audits and Inspections Unit (AIU) commander, where he oversees personnel working in the civilian, detention, and sworn classifications. The unit consists of internal senior auditors, as well as detention and sworn personnel who conduct inspections of policy and Court Ordered related compliance requirements.  During his time in AIU, he has created several inspections for the unit and has worked with executive command staff to determine the annual risk assessment for the MCSO.

Lt. Kratzer was recently assigned to oversee a newly developed unit within the BIO called the Traffic Stop Analysis Unit, which is responsible for reviewing monthly, quarterly, and annual analysis of the agency’s traffic stop data in order to identify any patterns or indicia of racial profiling or bias-based policing practices.

Lt. Kratzer has previously worked in the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) as the Administrative Section Lieutenant, in which he supervised both sworn and detention personnel conducting misconduct investigations. His prior assignments included deputy commander positions in the Lake Patrol Division and the East Mesa area of responsibility.

Contact Larry at L_Kratzer@MCSO.maricopa.gov

Thu 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Employee Assistance Unit

Phoenix PD Employee Assistance Unit

Session overview:

Employee Assistance Unit:  Discussion on employee wellness and how to build an employee wellness detail.  The presentation will include response to a critically injured employee/line of duty death, examples of employee wellness issues, and partnerships/relationships that will help when an employee is in crisis.  The focus is not only getting officers through their policing careers, but to have a path, so they can enjoy a long and happy life post-retirement also.

Sgt. Jerad Lowe, Phoenix PD


Jared has served with the Phoenix Police Department for 17 years.  He has spent the last two and a half years supervising the department’s Employee Assistance Unit.  The Employee Assistance Unit enhances the emotional, physical, financial and mental well-being of the department’s approximately 3,800 employees and their family.  The Employee Assistance Unit consists of seven detectives, a sergeant, a contracted psychological team, over 90 person CISM/Peer Support Team, and four chaplains.  Jared assisted with the selection processes for the city’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the department’s psychological team. jared.lowe@phoenix.gov

Thu 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Networking Session 2

No workshops in this session.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Evening Event at the Phoenix Police Department Museum

No workshops in this session.

Friday 7 Sep 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Los Angeles Police Department

Los Angeles Police Department Audit Unit

Session Overview:

Law Enforcement Performance Auditing Background, Performance Measures, Addressing Critical Issues, Consent Decree Settlements, Ethical Dilemmas.  The establishment of Audit Division – LAPD, Types of Audit, Process/Review and Approval, Value of Audits.

Jodi Wakefield, CRMA, Commander - LAPD Audit Unit (retired)


Jodi retired from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) as a Captain III after 32 ½ years of service. She worked a variety of assignments that covered the three major law enforcement functions: patrol, detectives, and administration. Her skills include leadership, effectively dealing with complex personnel issues, and organizational accountability methods and techniques

Jodi’s 16 years of management and leadership experience includes six years as a lieutenant in several challenging assignments including patrol watch commander, the Officer-in-Charge of the Recruitment and Background Investigations, and the Officer-in-Charge of Employee Relations in the Office of the Chief of Police.

After her promotion to Captain, she was assigned to the Central Patrol Division (Downtown Los Angeles).  Within two years, she was elevated to a senior captain as Commanding Officer of Central Area and gained overall responsibility for all patrol, detective, specialized operations. Her replacement as the patrol commanding officer was another female captain-giving Jodi the distinction of heading the first all-female command in the history of the LAPD. As the Area Commanding Officer, Jodi successfully managed the Skid Row “Safer Cities Initiative”, numerous civil demonstrations, oversaw the opening of the multi-billion-dollar entertainment destination- LA Live and provided police services to multi-cultural business and residential stakeholders.

Jodi’s last assignment in the LAPD was the Commanding Officer of Audit Division (AD).  This vital management and accountability command was a critical part of compliance to the LAPD Federal Consent Decree and helped result in the completion of the decree mandates.  With the ever-growing demand for management accountability within law enforcement and by the public, LAPD AD became world renowned for police performance audits and its highly successful Audit School. Under her leadership, members of AD traveled around the United States providing training to other law enforcement agencies regarding police performance auditing and accountability.   A highlight of her career was the US Department of Justice specifically asked Jodi and her team to travel to Kosovo and provide the school to Kosovo’s law enforcement investigators. The experience culminated with her meeting the President of Kosovo, who personally thanked the LAPD for the training.

Jodi possesses a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles; and is a graduate of the West Point Leadership Program and the Southern California Leadership Network and has several certifications in auditing (risk management), as well as the President of the International Law Enforcement Auditor’s Association.  She holds California Peace Officers Standards and Training Certificates at the basic, supervisory and management levels.

Contact Jodi at captmom1283@gmail.com

Fri 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Project Management

Project Management

Session Summary:

Managing Successful Projects & Innovation:   Discussion on how project management, project administration, and continuous improvement techniques can be applied to increase clarity and the likelihood that projects of all sizes and complexities will have more successful outcomes. Some of the many tools and concepts to be covered are project-prioritization, scope, team skills assessments, stakeholder analysis, risk assessments, tracking, reporting, and Lean Six Sigma.

Daren Wunderle, Sergeant – Phoenix Police Department


Daren is a 19-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department, currently assigned to the Professional Standards Bureau where he has conducted investigations surrounding officer-involved shootings, use of force incidents, and alleged officer misconduct. 

He serves on the City Manager’s Advance Phoenix Team.  The team applies Lean & Six Sigma principles to solve large-scale, cross-functional problems throughout the City of Phoenix. Projects include Strategic Sourcing, Public Safety Public Records Request Processes, and the Arrest to Court Improvement Initiative.  Daren also serves on the City of Phoenix Healthcare Task Force and the Arizona PSPRS Defined Contribution Committee.

Contact Daren at mailto:daren.wunderle@phoenix.gov

Detective Seth Zacharias - Phoenix Police Department


Seth has served ten years on the Phoenix Police Department. Currently, Seth is one of the principal project administrators for the City’s AdvancePHX interdepartmental process improvement initiative seeking to increase efficiency in the arrest-to-court process. Seth has a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement administration, a master’s degree in interpersonal & organizational leadership, and is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology.

Contact Seth at mailto:seth.zacharias@phoenix.gov

Fri 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Leadership


Kim Humphrey


Kim Humphrey retired after 31 years with the Phoenix Police Department. He was a commander for over 15 years and served in a number of assignments.  Kim served as the commander of the Professional Standards Unit and oversaw dozens of police audits including those on overtime and staffing issues. In addition, he spent three years as the Executive Director of the Arizona Regional Community Policing Institute and worked with hundreds of agencies and conducted numerous overall agency assessments. Kim also oversaw the Phoenix police department’s communications center for several years and is deeply familiar with communications and law enforcement procedures. 

He also has formal project management training and has worked as a consultant on a number of assessments/projects of law enforcement agencies in the US.  He is a Consultant and Instructor for LD Consulting and also teaches at Arizona State University.

Contact Kim at Kim@LDConsultingllc.com

Fri 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Closing and Certifications


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Fri 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LEIAG Conference 2018 at GCU

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