“Where the Fight is, is Where you Fight”. In Memory of Sergeant Eric Stein, Keokuk County Sheriff’s Office. This presentation will take an in-depth look from start to finish of the tragic shooting that occurred in Keokuk County, Iowa on April 4, 2011.
Presenters; Iowa DNE Special Agent J. Douglas Hurley and
Iowa DCI Special Agent Darrell Simmons
Day one of the conference begins at 8:00a.m. and will highlight staff from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and United States Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) including; FBI Special Agent’s Stephanie Post and Scott James along with FBI Intelligence Analyst Darin Challacombe and from USDHS, Intelligence Officer Tom Riggs. These presenters will cover present day topics to assist law enforcement officers in enhancing their crime fighting knowledge and ability to protect those we serve. Topics include; interdiction intelligence and suspicious activity reporting, success stories of joint intelligence operations, understanding abnormal behavior patterns, anti-government movement trends, deescalating violent situations and crisis negotiations, and conspiracy and gang investigations. This day will provide something of value for every attendee. We will hold the Annual Business Meeting during Lunch on Tuesday April 23rd, this is for members only.
We will change things up for day two with conference attendees having the unique opportunity to learn from one of the nation’s top trainers on integrity and ethical behavior in law enforcement. Dr. Neal Trautman will share his expertise with officers on a variety of areas to enhance their ability to recognize and overcome the many challenges they face both internally and externally as a sworn law enforcement officer. Dr. Trautman brings real life experience with him as he served sixteen years as a police officer and then took that experience with him as he began the National Institute of Ethics. This day of training will help attendees understand why choosing a career as a police officer is something to be proud of and respected by those lucky enough to serve in the profession.
We hope you make the right choice this year to join us for the 2013 IPOA Conference. The conference facility promises to be top notch and the training offered will bring your career as a law enforcement officer to a new level. See you in April!
Dr. Neal Trautman
Dr. Neal Trautman is the author of EthicsEd's Preventing Sexual Misconduct and Abuse course. He has authored 12 published books, presented over 500 ethics and leadership seminars, been a special guest speaker at 59 conferences, written 56 articles and conducted 4 nationwide research studies.
Dr. Trautman is the founder of the National Institute of Ethics, a non-profit, Congressional award-winning organization dedicated to furthering ethics and integrity throughout America. He is also the founding President of the International Association of Ethics Trainers.
As a Senior Analyst, he consults and teaches anti-corruption seminars to foreign government officials for United States Department of State and Commonwealth Trading Partners, Inc. Prior to founding the National Institute of Ethics, Neal finished his 16-year government career as the Director of Human Resources for the city of Winter Park, Florida.
Special Agent J. Douglas Hurley of the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement Special Agent Hurley has been employed with the DNE since 1997, conducting covert and overt narcotics investigations. Special Agent Hurley instructs in areas of narcotics investigations, search warrant preparation and execution, confidential source management, clan lab hazards, drug endangered children, firearms and open sight rifles. To date, Special Agent Hurley has investigated and dismantled in just shy of 400 methamphetamine laboratories and serves as an expert witness in both state and federal courts. Prior to working with DNE, Special Agent Hurley was a Gaming Enforcement Officer for the Division of Criminal Investigation working in the Burlington/Ft. Madison, Iowa area from 1994 through 1997. Special Agent Hurley is a 1993 graduate of Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and is an original founding member of INOA, currently serving as the secretary.
Special Agent Darrell Simmons of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
Special Agent Simmons started his law enforcement career with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) graduating from the 22nd Iowa Department of Public Safety Basic Academy in 1995. From 1995 through 1999 S/A Simmons was assigned to the DCI’s Gaming Unit. In the fall of 1999 S/A Simmons transferred to the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement (DNE). S/A Simmons was assigned to the Clandestine Laboratory Response Team (CLERT) where he was responsible for investigating individuals and groups who were manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine throughout North East Iowa. S/A Simmons also worked in an undercover capacity making controlled buys of illegal narcotics and weapons. During S/A Simmons time with the DNE, S/A Simmons testified as an expert in state and federal court on numerous occasions. In April 2006 S/A Simmons transferred back to the DCI’s Major Crime Unit. As part of the Major Crime Unit, S/A Simmons is responsible for investigating and testifying in a variety of felony cases to include homicide, embezzlement, public corruption, officer involved shootings, sexual assault, bank robbery, kidnapping, and missing persons.
Special Agent Stephanie Post
Special Agent Stephanie R. Post graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a specialization in Criminology and a minor in Spanish in 2004 and then received her master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Loyola University Chicago in 2006. While at Loyola, SA Post published a thesis on serial killers in the media and also served as a research analyst for the Chicago Bar Foundation and Loyola University Chicago. In 2006, SA Post was hired on with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, assigned to the Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (“HIDTA”), where she worked as an Intelligence Analyst supporting local and federal drug conspiracy cases.
In 2008, Stephanie Post was hired on with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent and was assigned to the Chicago Field office out of the Academy, where she worked on an African American Safe Streets Gang Task Force. SA Post assisted with several complex gang investigations and served as case agent on a multi-agency and multi-state Title III case called “Operation Blood Hound” and an ongoing Chicago gang RICO investigation called “Operation Boxcar Willie”. SA Post is the 2012 recipient of the Chicago Crime Commission award and the Chicago Crime Stoppers award for her work on “Operation Blood Hound”.
In October 2012, SA Post transferred to the Des Moines office out of the Omaha Division and has been assigned to the Fusion Center, as the FBI representative for the State of Iowa.
Special Agent Scott James
Scott James has been an FBI agent for twelve years and a crisis negotiator for five years. He is currently assigned to the Des Moines Iowa joint terrorism taskforce. Prior to moving to Iowa in 2008, James lived in Los Angeles, CA where he specialized in white collar crime. After graduating from Colorado State University in 1994 with a BA in History, James served as an active duty Artillery Officer in the US Army until 1999.
Intelligence Analyst Darin Challacombe
Darin Challacombe has been an intelligence analyst with the FBI for over five years, and is assigned to the FBI Des Moines office. His job duties include working on international and domestic terrorism and criminal cases. He is also a FBI representative to the State of Iowa DPS Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center. Prior to the FBI, Darin taught (and continues to teach) at a Kansas university and worked as a grant writer for a non-profit. He has a Masters in Psychology and is currently working on his PhD.