Welcome to the 2015 highway safety conference information page. This will be the fifth statewide highway safety conference and we are happy to announce that the conference will be held at Dover Downs Hotel from November 3rd to 5th, 2015. We invite our traffic safety partners and law enforcement officers to attend this conference to learn about the emerging issues in traffic safety. Attendees will hear from local and national experts on a variety of highway safety topics with a focus on issues we face today here in Delaware. We will also have a variety of vendors with products from tactical supply, traffic safety equipment, and health and wellness for the officer.

More information will be sent out to our partners and past attendees as the conference planning committee finalizes the agenda. Please check back for attendee registration and updates in the next couple of months. A link for Vendor information is provided below.


Current Vendor Information


Conference Registration

To register for the OHS Conference click the link below. Make sure you have the registration password to register. If you need the registration password please contact Bonnie Dixon (Bonnie.Dixon@state.de.us) in the OHS office.

Draft Conference Schedule


Tuesday

Tuesday November 3rd,2015


8:00 am – 9:00 am:

Registration (Pre-Function area near Ballrooms)
Continental Breakfast (Ballroom B)

9:00 am – 10:00 am:

Multijurisdictional Honor Guard and Presentation of Colors (Ballroom A)
National Anthem: Cpl. John Packard, DE State Police
Welcome: Jana Simpler, Director, Office of Highway Safety
Welcome from the City of Dover:
Chief Paul Bernat, Dover Police Department
Opening Remarks:
The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor, State of Delaware
Secretary Lewis D. Schiliro, Department of Safety and Homeland Securit
Colonel Nathaniel McQueen, Delaware State Police
Attorney General Matt Denn
State of State:
Jana Simpler, Director, Office of Highway Safety

10:00 am – 10:15 am:

Break

10:15 am – 11:45 am:

Opening Session: Recognizing Drug and Criminal Activity During Traffic Stops (Ballroom A)
Moderator: Jana Simpler, Director, Office of Highway Safety
Speaker: Officer Jermaine Galloway, Boise Idaho Police Department

11:45 am – 1:00 pm:
Lunch (Ballroom B)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:

Workshop 1

Gang Awareness for the Patrol Office (Silver Lake room)
Moderator: Chief Patrick Ogden, University of Delaware Police Department
Speakers: Sgt. Hugh O. Ferrill, University of Delaware Police Department and Sgt. William Schmid, Wilmington Police Department

Jermaine Galloway: Secrets in the Bedroom (Ballroom A)
Moderator: Lisa Shaw, Deputy Director, Office of Highway Safety
Speakers: Officer Jermaine Galloway, Boise Idaho Police Department

Safe and Effective Use of Law Enforcement Personnel in Highway Work Zones (Delaware room)
Speaker: Adam Weiser, Safety Programs Manager, Delaware Department of Transportation

Working with Community Coalitions: A Community Success Story (Chesapeake room)
Moderator: John Yeoman, Director, Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement
Speakers: Robert Kracyla, Deputy Director, Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm:

Break (Ballroom B)

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm:

General Session – DUI “A to Z” (Ballroom A)
Moderator: Sean Lugg, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice
Speakers: Danielle Brennan, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice
Nicole Hartman, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice
Marty Cosgrove, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice
Andrew Rubin, Newark Police Department
Andrew Partyka, Delaware State Police
One more TBD

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm:

Evening Reception/”Meet and Greet” (Diamond Room)


Wednesday

Wednesday November 4th, 2015


8:00 am – 8:30 am:

Continental Breakfast (Ballroom B)

8:30 am – 10:00 am:

General Session: Legal Updates (Ballroom A)
Speaker: Sean Lugg, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice

10:00 am – 10:15 am:

Break

10:15 am – 11:45 am:

Workshop Session 2

Gang Awareness for the Patrol Officer (Silver Lake room)
Moderator: Chief Patrick Ogden, University of Delaware Police Department
Speakers: Sgt. Hugh O. Ferrill, University of Delaware Police Department and Sgt. William Schmid, Wilmington Police Department

Ethical Decision Making in Law Enforcement Operations (Ballroom A)
Moderator: Sgt. Anthony Mendez, Delaware State Police
Speakers: Gordon Graham,

Drugged Driving (Part 1) (Delaware room)
Moderator: Sean Lugg, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice
Speakers: Chris Halsor, Former Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Colorado

Using Data to Your Advantage: Predictive Policing and Crash Data Quality (Chesapeake room) Moderator: Det. Timothy Kerstetter, Delaware State Police
Speakers: Lt. William Crotty, Delaware State Police Adam Weiser, Safety Programs Manager, Department of Transportation

11:45 am – 1:15 pm:

Awards Lunch (Ballroom B)

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm:

Workshop Session 3

Emerging ISIS Threats Against Police Officers (Ballroom A)
Moderator: Det. Timothy A. Kerstetter, Delaware State Police
Speakers: SSA Jeffrey Reising, FBI

A Very Heavy Topic… Enhancing Your Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement (Silver Lake room)
Moderator: Lt. Matthew Cox, Delaware State Police
Speakers: Kristen Shea, NTLC and Cpl/3 Keith Lamey, Delaware State Police

Stay Focused: Distracted Driving Enforcement Techniques (Delaware room)
Moderator: Kim Chesser, Management Analyst III, Office of Highway Safety
Speakers: Sgt. Anthony Mendez, Delaware State Police

DUI Checkpoints: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You…in Court (Chesapeake Room)
Moderator: Lisa Shaw, Deputy Director, Office of Highway Safety
Speakers: Sean Lugg, Deputy Attorney General, Lt. Michael Wysock, Delaware State Police and Tammy Hyland, Data Analyst, Delaware State Police

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm:

Break (Ballroom B)

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm:

General Session – Top 10 Things that Get Officers in Trouble (Ballroom A)
Moderator: Chief Patrick Ogden, University of Delaware Police Department
Speakers: Gordon Graham


Thursday

Thursday November 5th, 2015


7:30 am – 8:00 am:

Classic Breakfast (Ballroom B)

8:00 am – 10:00 am:

Workshop Session 4

Emerging ISIS Threats Against Police Officers (Ballroom A)
Moderator: Det. Timothy A. Kerstetter, Delaware State Police
Speakers: SSA Jeffrey Reising, FBI

An Open Discussion About Pedestrian Safety (Chesapeake room)
Facilitator: Lisa Shaw, Deputy Director, Office of Highway Safety

Drugged Driving (Part 2) (Delaware room)
Moderator: Sean Lugg, Deputy Attorney General , Department of Justice
Speakers: Andrew Rubin, Newark Police Department Cpl. Nicolas Demalto, Delaware State Police

Public Safety De-escalation Tactics for Military Veterans in Crisis (Silver Lake room)
Moderator: Roger Minner, Law Enforcement Liaison Office of Highway Safety
Speakers: John Baker, Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute and The Honorable Judge William Witham, Superior Court and Veteran’s Court of Delaware

10:00 am – 10:15 am:

Break

10:15 am – 11:45 am:

Closing Session

Traffic Enforcement is Criminal Enforcement (Ballroom A)
Moderator: Andrew Rubin, Newark Police Department
Speakers: Sheriff Mike Lewis, Wicomico County, Maryland

11:45 am – 1:00 pm:

Closing Lunch (Ballroom B)