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Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement Track Faculty

  1. Christopher Bartolotta
  2. Dave Closson
  3. Nancy McGee, JD
  4. Officer Ryan Snow, MEd

Law Enforcement Presentations

Missouri Liquor Law & Enforcement: Whose Job is it Anyway?

Presenter: Nancy McGee

Friday, April 5 from 3:00pm-4:00pm in Souix

McGeeIn this session the participant will learn the role, reach, and limitations of the Missouri Division of Alcohol & Tobacco Control in regulating the State’s alcohol industry. The participant will learn the most frequently used statutes in the enforcement of Missouri’s Liquor Laws. Emphasis will be placed upon how the liquor laws used in conjunction with local ordinances can be used to create a safer, healthier, and more responsible alcohol environment for their communities.

In addition, the participant will gain an understanding of the resources of the Division and how they can partner with the Division to increase their local reach and effectiveness. This course is Missouri Post Certified for 1 hour of Legal Studies.

Mitigating Conflict through De-Escalation Techniques

Presenter: Amanda Cullin, Lieutenant at the Northwest Missouri State University Police Department

Saturday, April 6 from 11:00am-12:00pm in Souix
CullinDiffusing challenging situations effectively requires knowledge and control of self along with patience and practice. Mitigating conflict addresses the causes of conflict and how to change the way individuals and groups act and perceive these issues through communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal, while activating needed resources. Learn and practice specific, personalized strategies and tactics to keep yourself, your team, and your students safe.


Fraudulent Identifications:  Wait, who am I again?

Presenters: Lt. Christopher Bartolotta and Nancy McGee, JD

Friday, April 5 from 11:00am-12:00pm in Souix
BartolottaMcGeeFrom erasing a date of birth and writing a new one with a pencil on a paper document, to creating a high tech credit card style license replica on a laptop, to purchasing a high quality, computer reader friendly identifications, the ID's of today present a difficult challenge to law enforcement officials.  A look at some of the security features found on today's driver's licenses, a review of 'good' and 'bad' licenses, a look at national trends of the fraudulent ID market and a reinforcement piece of talking to and norming a subject presenting the ID, will be covered in this session.  This session is certified for 1-hour law enforcement credit by the Missouri POST Commission.  

College Alcohol Trends

Presenters: Lt. Christopher Bartolotta and Nancy McGee, JD

Saturday, April 6 from 9:45am-10:45am in Souix
BartolottaMcGeeIn this session the participant will learn about the current consumption patterns of college aged individuals to include quantity, location, and type. The session will also cover emerging alcohol trends and marketing strategies on college campuses that will impact university resources and challenge law enforcement agencies. The session covers the emergence of “Brand Ambassadors” to promote alcohol companies to the sale of alcohol at college sporting events. The session will question if these decisions are wise in the long run and in the short run how do we adjust university policies and enforcement strategies to deal with the inherent issues that these trends pose. This session is designed for anyone who deals with alcohol issues on campus and in the community to include; law enforcement, health care professionals, Resident Assistants and even administrators. This session is certified for 1-hour credit for Missouri POST law enforcement credit.

Impaired Driving:  Drinking and Driving; There are stupider things, but it is a VERY short list!

Presenter: Lt. Christopher Bartolotta

Friday, April 5 from 9:45am-10:45am in Souix
BartolottaWith so many new products available for people to 'get high', we are seeing an increase of DUI arrests and traffic crashes for operators being under the influence.  This session will review the different ways new and old products are being used to get 'drunk', the signs and symptoms of impairment and the overall effect it is having on tying up law enforcement resources.  In addition, a review of how to be more proactive in many of these impairment aspects can help reduce some of our calls for service, will be discussed. This session is certified for 1-hour credit for Missouri POST law enforcement credit.

Opioid Overdose Identification and Response

Presenters: Officer Ryan Snow, MEd and Dave Closson

Friday, April 5 from 4:15pm-5:15pm in Kansa D
SnowClossonThe prescription drug epidemic has been widespread on college campuses and 50% of college students are offered a prescription drug for nonmedical purposes by their sophomore year. The proportion of college students using prescription drugs has gone up dramatically: use of opioids such as vicoden, oxycotin, and codeine have increased more than 300%. Students embrace the misconception that prescription drugs are “safer” than illegal narcotics and the prevalence of counterfeit prescription drugs is increasing. Opioids are on your campus and this session will teach you a foundational understanding of the opioid public health crisis and the overdose epidemic. You will learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, how to respond to an overdose, naloxone access and good samaritan laws. This session is certified for 1-hour credit for Missouri POST law enforcement credit.

Higher Education: Understanding the Impact of Legalizing Cannabis

Presenters: Lt. Christopher Bartolotta & Officer Ryan Snow, MEd

Thursday, April 4 from 2:00pm-5:00pm in Kansa B
BartolottaSnowThis pre-conference session will look at the impact the increased legalization of cannabis is having on society. A look at data compiled from the states that have already legalized cannabis in some form will provide insight into current issues and trends that have emerged. We will look at the different forms of cannabis and various ways of ingestion that are changing the way enforcement and prevention efforts are being made. Questions are encouraged and possible solutions will be developed using group discussion methods. This session is certified for 3-hour credit for Missouri POST law enforcement credit.