Training Descriptions

Speakers’ List*
(Speakers will be added as information becomes available; subject to change)

Plenary Training Session #1
Topic: Lessons from the Holocaust for Law Enforcement
Speakers: Dave Friedman, Law Enforcement, Extremism & Community Security, ADL
Sarah Reza, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Scheduled: Monday, April 30; 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Bio: David C. Friedman is the Anti-Defamation League’s Vice President for Law Enforcement and Community Security. He is responsible for overseeing the work of the nation’s leading non-governmental partner with law enforcement. 

In his 32 years at ADL, David has served as the regional director in Washington, DC and Cleveland, Ohio. He has helped to create a number of national programs, including ADL’s Advanced Training School, a counter- terrorism course for police commanders, and Law Enforcement and Society, a partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum which has trained more than 130,000 law enforcement professionals and has been a required part of training for every FBI New Agent since 2000. David is the recipient of ADL’s highest award, the Milton A. Senn Award for Professional Excellence and the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.

David was born in New York City, and has degrees from Brandeis University and Columbia University. David and his wife, Patti, an educator, have been married for forty-one years. They have two children, Sylvie, a marketing executive in Washington, DC, and Jack, a restaurant manager and chef in Brooklyn, New York.

Bio: Sarah Reza is a program coordinator for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Law, Justice, and Society Initiatives, facilitating leadership training for law enforcement at the local, state and federal level. Previously she worked as a Museum visitor services representative and has contributed to several institution-wide projects, including evaluations, outreach, and planning. She received a BA in film studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MA in museum studies from The George Washington University.


Plenary Training Session # 2
 Topic: Law Enforcement Seminar: I’m Transitioning to Retirement
Speaker: Alan A. Malinchak, Eclat Transitions LLC
Scheduled: Monday, April 30; 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Bio: Alan A. Malinchak is the CEO of Eclat Transitions LLC – providing consulting services and subject matter expertise on public, law enforcement and military to private sector career transitioning to individuals, groups, government agencies and military branches. Our services include a (1) eTransition Guidebook, (2) Resume Transformation, (3) Counseling/Coaching and Guidance during your transitional timeframe, (4) reviews and edits of LinkedIn profiles, (5) seminars, (6) workshops and (7) keynote speaking engagements. Eclat Transitions LLC is a certified and verified (cVe) Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Al has over 40 years of professional experience in government, industry, and academics including being a retired FBI Special Agent (1984-2004) and a U.S. Navy Veteran (DAV:1969-1973). Al can be reached at or contact him through LinkedIn.


Plenary Training Session #3
Topic: Current Issues: Use of Force Considerations for Police Executives
Speaker: Eric Daigle, FBI-LEEDA Staff Attorney
Scheduled: Monday, April 30; 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Bio: Attorney Eric Daigle practices civil litigation in federal and state court, with an emphasis on municipalities and public officials. His area of focus is civil rights actions, including police misconduct litigation and employment actions. He currently serves as a member of the independent monitoring teams for Oakland, Calif. and Niagara Falls, N.Y. and works with law enforcement agencies who are under investigation or under a consent decree by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Litigation Section. He is a former member of the Connecticut State Police and currently maintains his certification as a reserve officer. Eric serves as General Counsel for FBI- LEEDA, Inc.


Special Keynote
Topic: Director’s Remarks
Speaker: FBI Director Christopher Wray
Scheduled: Monday, April 30; 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
FBI Director Christopher Wray 


Plenary Training Session #4
Topic: 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
Speakers: William Baxley, Attorney, Baxley, Dillard, McKnight, James & McElroy
Scheduled: Tuesday, May 1; 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Bio: Bill Baxley was elected Attorney General at age 28. Remarkably, he was already a seasoned prosecutor, having tried dozens of jury trials as District Attorney in Houston and Henry counties. He served as Alabama’s Attorney General from 1971 to 1979 and its Lieutenant Governor from 1983 to 1987. As Attorney General, Bill served as lead trial counsel in every major action on the State’s behalf, civil and criminal. He aggressively prosecuted them all. He appointed the state’s first African-American assistant attorney general, who later became a federal judge. His successful prosecution of Ku Klux Klansman Robert Chambliss for the 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s Sixteenth StreetBaptist Church is featured in the Spike Lee documentary, 4 Little Girls. His legal accomplishments are also documented in Lay Down with Dogs, Until Justice Rolls Down, and numerous other publications. Among other organizations he is a fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is married to Marie Prat Baxley and has five children.


Plenary Training Session #5
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Speaker: Carol Frederick, Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Scheduled: Tuesday, May 1; 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Bio: Carol Frederick is the Resident Agent in Charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Key West Field Office. With 27-years law enforcement experience, Carol has used her career to focus on Fraud and Identity theft cases. She specializes in taking a multi-jurisdictional approach to dismantling organizations. Carol helped for the South Florida West African Task force and educates law enforcement and citizens about the methods and techniques commonly used by identity thieves. Carol is currently a Trilogy instructor for FBI-LEEDA, Inc.


Plenary Training Session #6
Topic: Women Executives in Law Enforcement
Speaker: Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, Oakland Police Department
Scheduled: Tuesday, May 1; 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Bio Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Chief Anne E. Kirkpatrick is a 34- year veteran law enforcement leader. Chief Kirkpatrick is the chief of police for the Oakland (California) Police Department. She previously worked for the Chicago Police Department as Chief of the Bureau of Organizational Development. Kirkpatrick was responsible for the Chicago Police Academy and all police training, Policy and Research Development, and the Integrity and Stop Data sections. She has also served as Chief of Police for the Washington cities of Spokane, Federal Way and Ellensburg over 15 years of her career. She also held the post of Chief Deputy (Undersheriff) in King County, Washington.Chief Kirkpatrick holds a BA in business administration, a master’s degree in counseling psychology, and a Juris Doctorate from Seattle University Law School. She is a graduate of the three top leadership schools of the FBI: The FBI National Academy, The FBI National Executive Institute, and the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development School. She has conducted trainings nationally on the topics of Procedural Justice, Implicit Bias and Executive Leadership.


Plenary Training Session #7
Topic: Current Issues in Media/Government Relations
Speaker: Ari Fleischer, Former White House Press Secretary
Scheduled: Wednesday, May 2; 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Bio: As former White House press secretary, Ari Fleischer was the primary spokesperson for President George W. Bush and delivered the daily White House briefings from 2001 to 2003. He previously served as the spokesperson for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign. In his almost four years working for President Bush, he served as spokesperson during the historic presidential recount, September 11th, two wars, and the anthrax attack. His best-selling book, Taking Heat, details his years in the White House and reached #7 on The New York Times Best Sellers list.Prior to joining the Bush campaign, Fleischer was the national spokesperson and communications director for Elizabeth Dole’s presidential campaign. He has also worked on Capitol Hill as a press secretary to three Congressmen and one U.S. Senator.Fleischer is a native of Pound Ridge, New York and a 1982 graduate of Vermont’s Middlebury College. Now president of his own firm, Ari Fleischer Communications Inc., he offers advice to clients in the corporate and sports worlds on how to handle the press. He is also a Fox News contributor.

He resides in Westchester County, New York, with his wife, Becki, and their two children.


Plenary Training Session #8
Topic: Leadership Lessons
Speaker: Coach Nick Saban, University of Alabama Football
Scheduled: Wednesday, May 2; 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Coach Nick Saban, University of Alabama Football



Plenary Training Session #9
Topic: Intelligence and Counterterrorism
Speaker: Deputy Commissioner John Miller, NYPD
Scheduled: Wednesday, May 2; 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
John Miller was appointed Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism on Jan 8, 2014 by Police Commissioner William J. Bratton.Deputy Commissioner Miller oversees both the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau which is responsible for intelligence collection and analysis as well as the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau operations, including the partnership in the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force, the nation’s first and largest JTTF.Deputy Commissioner Miller is the former Deputy Director of the Intelligence Analysis Division at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Prior to service with the ODNI, He served as Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), heading the Office of Public Affairs and serving as the FBI’s National Spokesman. In addition, Deputy Commissioner Miller was the accountable executive for developing the Strategy Performance Sessions (SPS) lead by Director Robert Mueller. The SPS is similar to the Compstat system used by major police agencies.

Before joining the FBI, Deputy Commissioner Miller was the Commanding Officer, Counter Terrorism and Criminal Intelligence Bureau of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Prior to the LAPD, he served as the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner, Public Information.

Along with his service in law enforcement and intelligence, Deputy Commissioner Miller was a well-known journalist and author. He is the winner of eleven Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards and two DuPont Awards. He has served as an instructor at the FBI National Executive Institute and for the Defense Intelligence Agency Advanced Counterterrorism Analysis Course.


Plenary Panel Session #10
Topic: Mental Fitness and PTSD Issues in Law Enforcement
Scheduled Wednesday, May 2; 2:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Speakers: Dr. Katherine Hendricks-Thomas, Charleston Southern University
Col. Rich Anderson, USMC (Retired)
Sgt. II, Tom Stone, LAPD Moderator:
Alan A. Malinchak, Eclat Transitions LLC
Bio: Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Charleston Southern University. She focuses her research on evidence- based mental fitness and peak performance, and is the author of two books – Brave, Strong, True: The Modern Warrior’s Battle for Balance and Bulletproofing the Psyche.Her TEDx speeches provide a glimpse into Dr. Kate’s unique ability to make science accessible and actionable for everyday audiences.Dr. Kate’s background as an academic researcher, storyteller, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran positions her to communicate credibly to a variety of audiences.

Her behavioral health research, published in journals like Best Practices in Mental Health, the Journal of Environmental Psychology, and Military Behavioral Health, has been praised as “masterful” and “constructive.”

Bio: Col. Richard Anderson–Enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1978, commissioned from the ranks in 1984, retiring in 2013, Col Anderson has served in various Command and Staff billets in the United States, Canada, Far East, Southwest Asia, Africa, Europe, and Central and South America in the Infantry, Armor, and primarily Military Police. He has multiple combat tours as a Commander and Staff Officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, to include tours with both I and II Marine Expeditionary Forces (MEF) as a Battalion Commander of Military Police (II MEF) and Provost Marshal (I & II MEF). While on active duty, he has deployed and operated with bothNCIS and DEA. He has served as the Head of all Marine Military Police, Civilian Marine Police, Criminal Investigators, and Corrections Marines; and was a driving force in the establishment of the Civilian Marine Police Program. He has also served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, Security and Emergency Services for Marine Corps Installations (MCI)-East, overseeing all Police, Fire/EMS, 911, and Brig services across the East Coast.Col Anderson has served on the DEA Training Academy Staff since 2007 and is a graduate of the DEA Instructor Development Course. He deployed to Afghanistan twice as part of the DEA Regional Training Team/Afghanistan, assisting in the training of Afghan Counter-Narcotics Police to include the National Interdiction Unit (NIU) and Sensitive Investigations Unit (SIU).

He has further deployed to Thailand as a member of the DEA International Training Section and assisted in training command-level Counter-Narcotics Officers and Prosecutors from Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao, Philippines, Timor Leste, and Singapore at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Bangkok, Thailand at various periods from 2013-2018.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School, USMC Mountain Leader’s Course, Orange County (CA) Sheriff’s Academy, the 187th Session of the FBI National Academy, the 49th Session of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS), the 33d Session of the FBI National Executive Institute, which included attending Harvard University’s JFK School of Government, the National Interagency Counterdrug Institute, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service Law Enforcement Supervisors Course, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division Protective Services School, the DEA/John Hopkins Executive Leadership Seminars, the Naval War College, and the Naval Operator’s Planning Course at the Naval War College.  He is certified as an Antiterrorism Instructor by the U.S. Army Special Forces Training Command and as a Close Quarters Battle Team Member by criteria set forth by the Joint Special Operations Command, Marine Corps Security Forces, and the Special Operations and Training Group for the 2nd Marine Division. As a CQB-trained Marine, he has qualified with the MP-5 submachine gun, service pistol and shotgun in both day and night courses of fire. He has also qualified with the AK-47 rifle while training with the Afghan NIU. He is a Life Member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).


Bio: Sergeant Thomas Stone began his law enforcement career in Pennsylvania in 1996 and joined LAPD in 1998. Since joining LAPD, he has served in Patrol, the Counter -Terrorism Special Operations Bureau, and the Southeast Gang Enforcement Detail. Tom also served as a Field Training Officer. He was promoted to Police Sergeant in 2012. Tom was selected for LAPD’s elite Metropolitan Division in 2015 and currently serves as Police Sergeant II. Tom was named PoliceOfficer of the Year in 2011 for LAPD’s Southeast Division.Tom has twenty-four years of active and reserve military service in the United States Army, including three combat tours. Tom was awarded the Bronze Star with ‘V’ Device for valor and two Bronze Stars for meritorious service. In 2004, Tom was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat. Tom retired from the United States Army Reserves as Staff Sergeant Major (E-9) in 2015. Tom is an instructor nationally in Multi-Assault Counter-Terrorism Action Capabilities (MACTAC). Tom is an avid outdoorsman and hunter.
Bio: Moderator: Alan A. Malinchak, Eclat Transitions LLC
See Bio on Plenary Session #2


Closing Banquet
Topic: Keynote Speaker
Speaker: Chief Deputy Paul Butler, Horry County Sheriff’s Office (retired)
Scheduled Wednesday, May 2;
Bio: Paul Butler is a speaker, presenter, instructor, and entertainer. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a concentration in Culture and Communication, as well as an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He excels in the areas of motivation, leadership, customer service, and attitude empowerment. During his 27 years of law enforcement, he has been a public servant, training officer, sergeant, crisis negotiator, chief of police, and chief deputy. These opportunities have given him a unique perspective on a vast array of situations and circumstances that many people find themselves in every day. These experiences have helped him to develop the answers to questions and cures to problems most people are facing at work and in life on a continual basis.Paul became the chief of police of the Aynor Police Department at 22 years of age, making him the youngest police chief in the history of South Carolina. Born and raised on a small farm, his parents served as examples of hard work, common sense, personal responsibility, and respect for self and others.  This has played heavily in his success in life and within each organization in which he has served.  He believes the power of a positive attitude can take you to the top or help you simply find happiness and pride in the current role you fill. A healthy attitude is often the key to both personal and professional success – this has certainly been the key to Paul’s success.

As Chief Deputy of the Horry County Sheriff’s Office, he was selected to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia in 2005 for the 220th Session. This 10-week, executive level course was host to 250 attendees from all 50 states and 29 countries around the world. Paul was selected by his class to be their graduation day speaker alongside then-FBI Director Robert Mueller. He continues to serve on the national level with the FBI National Academy Associates as their official Master of Ceremonies. He has performed with them in Orlando, Philadelphia, Seattle, St. Louis, and recently appeared in Washington, D.C. in 2017.