IALEP Member Symposium – November 2020

This Month’s Symposium Topic is:

Program Budgeting & Insights & Applying Data in Consideration of Reimagining Police Services

“Defund the Police” is currently being voiced by many American’s across the country. Many US cities are listening to their constituents and taking action. The challenge is, what does “Defund the Police” really mean and how can city leaders responsibly respond and take action to address demand?

The very first step is to better understand what services police truly provide. Over many decades, police departments have been tasked with responding to and addressing the majority of city challenges. Beyond what was once a primary responsibility to prevent and respond to criminal activity, police are now tasked with responding to homelessness, mental illness, and addiction (along with many other societal ills).

A challenge arises when you try to identify what could or should be defunded. Many police department line item budgets don’t adequately identify the true breadth of services and programs they provide. The services and programs to potentially “defund,” or what PBBi (Program Based Business Intelligence) identifies as “repurposing,” don’t exist in any communicable form to begin the discussion or decision-making process.

Of most immediate interest, we’ve been tuned in to these two questions:

  • From what programs are resources to be reduced?
  • Towards what other programs (and outcomes) are resources being reallocated and repurposed?

About the Speaker:

Chris Fabian is co-founder of the Center for Priority Based Budgeting and Resource Exploration. Priority based budgeting (PBB) is a leading best practice in local government and a powerful lever for change. ResourceX provides the software solution and powerful analytic tools to implement a priority based budget using data and evidence to transparently and exponentially improve results for citizens and the community. He combined both companies in 2017 under ResourceX, with staff members in Colorado, North Carolina, Texas, New Mexico, Michigan and Ohio. PBB is now practiced and applied by nearly 200 organizations across North America.

Chris’s journey into the world of Government Finance began in 2003, when his very first company, the Local Government Solutions Group, was a partner to David Osborne’s “Public Strategies Group” – Osborne, if the name is familiar was co-author of “Reinventing Government” and “The Price of Government.” In partnership with Public Strategies, Chris worked with some of the countries first pioneers in “Budgeting for Outcomes” – the process that first attempted to propose an alternative to traditional line-item budgeting approach, emphasizing the “Outcomes” that the public gets for it’s money.

From 2005-2008, Chris’s work centered on creating the Priority Based Budgeting process while a local government practitioner. “PBB” is currently recognized as a leading practice by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National League of Cities (NLC), the Government Finance Officer’s Association (GFOA) as well as the Alliance for Innovation.

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IALEP Member Symposium – October 2020

This Month’s Symposium Topic is:

A Discussion about Accreditation, Policy, and calls for Reform

CALEA Executive Director Craig Hartley and Regional Program Manager Laura Saunders will speak about the value of accreditation and how CALEA is responding to the calls for reform.  They will also include information about recent standard updates.

Craig Hartley
Executive Director

Craig Hartley, Jr. joined CALEA in June 2008 and was appointed Executive Director as of January 2014. He began his career with the Greensboro (NC) Police Department in 1989 and served in a number of positions within the agency before becoming an Assistant Chief of Police. During his tenure with Greensboro, he worked in the functional areas of patrol operations, tactical operations, accreditation, internal affairs, personnel, training, budget and planning, information and technology, and served as the chief of staff.

Before coming to CALEA, Craig also worked for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, an agency within the Executive Branch of state government assigned to the Secretary of Public Safety. While there he led the department’s Policy, Planning and Research Division and coordinated legislative affairs and public information. Craig is a graduate of Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice/political science and a Master of Public Affairs. He has received specialized police management and leadership training from the Southern Police Institute and the Center for Creative Leadership, and he is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.



Laura Saunders
Regional Program Manager

Laura serves as the CALEA Regional Program Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region which includes Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia College (MO).

Laura served 23 years at the Burlington Police Department (NC) working in various non-sworn positions to include accreditation manager, communications, administration, records, training, and investigations.  She became a CALEA Assessor in 2012.  Laura’s experience includes working for PowerDMS for 6 years as a Trainer.  Prior to her RPM role, she consulted with agencies to assist them with their accreditation processes to include a campus law enforcement agency.

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IALEP Member Symposium – September 2020

This month’s symposium topic is:

Amid Unrest; Unconditional Self-Respect
With Natalie Summit

Attendees will

  • ask the question, “If both of us matter, why the unrest?”
  • define and deconstruct the term “unconditional self-respect.”
  • explore the concept of self/other respect
  • evaluate “what now?”

In January 2019, Natalie Summit, retired from the Scottsdale Police Department as a Police Crisis Intervention Specialist. During her career, Ms. Summit responded to approximately 70-90 calls for service per month (in-person/telephone). She provided training for the local community on “What to expect in a Police Response” to international venues on topics focused on training First Responders (Crisis Intervention Team training, Mental Illness, Addiction, Victimology, and Special Needs). Ms. Summit served on the SPD SWAT CNT team as a mental health professional for 5+years. Natalie will tell you she loved her job and felt it a privilege to serve alongside her brothers and sisters in Public Safety.

Natalie Summit, LPC, is the Clinical Director for Stepstone Connect – First Responder Online Programs. While Ms. Summit spent 20 years helping her Scottsdale, Arizona community, she shifted her expertise to now support First Responders, sworn and civilian, in need of counseling services for PTSI/D, Anxiety, Depression, Suicide Ideation, and Addiction. Natalie recently developed First Responders-specific curriculum. The First Responder Intensive Outpatient Program is designed to help First Responders who are managing mental illness/wellness and addiction. Ms. Summit provides this and other counseling services to First Responders across the United States.


Click <here> to register for the Zoom webinar on September 24th  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

IALEP 2020 General Business Meeting

The annual IALEP General Business Meeting will take place on Thursday, September 16, 2020, beginning at 1:00pm EDT. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 annual conference, this year’s General Business Meeting will take place via Zoom. All IALEP members are encouraged to attend and participate in voting for the Annual Report Award, Bylaws changes, and election of the 2021 Staff Vice President and Secretary.

Your Executive and Associate Board members have worked throughout the year, adapting to travel and social distancing restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and innovating new ways to continue serving the IALEP membership. As a result, a few of the annual business meeting processes have changed.

The Association shall administer an Annual Report contest to recognize an agency for developing an Annual Report that best exemplifies the philosophy and values of our profession. The deadline to submit for the Annual Report contest is 8:00pm DST/5:00pm PST on Monday, September 7, 2020. Submissions this year will be in digital format and may be sent to Executive Vice President Cassie Johnson (CaJohnson@Scottsdaleaz.gov).
This year, qualified submissions will be made available for review by all IALEP members through the IALEP Website Member Portal on or before Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Voting for the best Annual Report will be open to all IALEP members and the winner will be announced during the General Business Meeting.

Proposed changes to the IALEP Bylaws this year include removal of the Repository Director position and shifting the duties of preserving historical documentation to the Association Staff role. The IALEP Bylaws and Rules of Procedures with the proposed changes are attached to this email for your review prior to a motion to accept the changes, which will be made during the General Business Meeting.

The Executive Board is seeking nominees for the positions of Staff Vice-President and Secretary. Members who want to give back to the IALEP and contribute to its growth should contact President Beth Morton (Beth.Morton@accgov.com) by September 9, 2020 to be included on the ballot.
The Staff Vice-President is a three-year commitment, beginning January 1, 2021 and ascending to Executive VP in 2022, then serving as President in 2023. The Secretary’s position is a two-year position with the option to renew.
After serving for at least three years on the Executive Board, a member is eligible for lifetime membership in IALEP.
Serving on the Executive Board is a great opportunity for members wanting to expand their professional experience and make a positive difference within the IALEP organization and law enforcement profession.
Requirements to be on the IALEP Board are as follows:
• Must be a current IALEP member;
• Must have been an IALEP member for a minimum of two years; and
• Must have attended at least one prior annual IALEP conference.
For more information, see the attached board vacancy announcement.
Supporting IALEP is more important than ever. Please join us on September 16th and contribute to the important decisions affecting your association.

IALEP Member Symposium – August 2020

IALEP Members, let’s get connected and have a chat.

Join us Tuesday, August 11th (noon eastern / 9:00 am pacific) for the first IALEP Members Symposium. The Executive Board is excited to present this interactive Zoom session as a platform for constructive conversations on topics of importance to your department, and law enforcement overall. Just because we can’t gather together in Kansas City this year, doesn’t mean we can’t still see each other to exchange information and share ideas.

Best of all, registration is free for all IALEP members. Click on this link (https://portal.ialep.org/register-monthly-members-only-forum/ ) to reserve your seat at the IALEP Members Symposium. Don’t miss this opportunity to join forces with your peers as we unite to find solutions for the issues challenging law enforcement. Register today!

IALEP Members Symposium – August 11th

North Carolina LE Planners & Crime Analysts Association 2020 Spring Conference – Cancelled

The 2020 Spring Conference for North Carolina Law Enforcement Planners & Crime Analysts Association has been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 situation.


Justice Clearinghouse Webinar – Staffing Analysis for Criminal Investigations TOMORROW!

IALEP’s very own Peter Bellmio will be discussing the criminal investigations process as one that begins with call takers and ends when cases are prosecuted.

During this webinar we will discuss:

· Effective quality control for preliminary investigations and use of preliminary investigation information for case screening;

· Elements of agency-wide case management and workload measurement process;

· The development of goals and performance measures for specialized investigative units;

· Development of plans for gang, drug and vice-related units.

Sign up: https://justiceclearinghouse.com/webinar/staffing-analysis-for-criminal-investigations/

International Police Museums Conference

Does your police agency have a museum? If so, we were wondering if you might be able to pass this message along to the museum staff?

YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre will be hosting the International Police Museums Conference in Calgary, Alberta on June 25-27th 2019.

Early bird registration is now open! We have arranged an exciting schedule of sessions that include:

– Gift Shop basics
– Endangered Museums –learn from museums that have been through hard times
– Virtual Reality in your museum
– Social Media basics
– Staying connected with your Police Service
– Making mounts to display your museum objects (hands on workshop)
– Innovative Museum Design
– And more…

The conference will also include exciting tours of local museums and attractions!

Please follow the attached link to learn more and to get the early bird rate! All prices are in Canadian dollars.

Safety Advisories

First Responder Safety Precautions for Dealing with Unknown Opioids

Please see the attached factsheet for all first responders on precautions for dealing with unknown opioids.

Other safety advisories can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/safety-advisories

Webinar Series: BJA Grant Applicant Education


To assist potential applicants interested in applying for FY 2019 funding opportunities, BJA is hosting a series of educational webinars. See below for webinar details and register to participate.

For more information, go to https://www.bja.gov/funding/webinars.html

New SPI Toolkit Resource from Portland, OR: Developing Community Surveys

The Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) program just added a new resource to the SPI Toolkit, courtesy of the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau. The resource provides guidance for law enforcement agencies interested in developing a community survey. The six-part resource includes:

· An introduction to the resource.

· Tips for designing surveys.

· An overview of types of survey questions and data analysis.

· Tips for writing survey questions.

· A problem-oriented policing (POP) survey demonstration.

· Examples of community surveys.

The resource is intended to provide foundational guidance for law enforcement agencies as they look to engage and measure outreach to the communities they serve, as well as references and resources for those interested in learning more about designing and implementing community surveys. Topics for further study include sampling, survey, data analysis, and statistics.

Learn more about developing community surveys and access the resource here.

Grant Funding Announcement

FY 2019 NCS-X Implementation Assistance Program:   Support for Local Law Enforcement Agencies

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division partnered to implement the National Crime Statistics Exchange (NCS-X), an initiative to expand the number of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) reporting crime data to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The NCS-X Initiative will support a scientifically selected sample of 400 LEAs in reporting incident-based crime data to NIBRS to produce statistically sound, detailed national estimates of crime known to law enforcement. Through this solicitation, BJS seeks applications from eligible NCS-X agencies to support costs associated with reporting incident-based crime data that are compliant with the NIBRS standard. BJS funding decisions under this solicitation will be made in coordination with, and the concurrence of, the FBI’s CJIS Division.

Deadline: All registrations and applications are due by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on December 27, 2018.

Go to this link for more information.