Pre-Conference Sessions

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 08:30 to 11:30

An in-depth tutorial on how to examine identification that is presented to enter a liquor establishment or purchase alcohol.  We will cover all states and jurisdictions and share tools to use outside of the classroom.  The course includes where to look for easy security features, how to determine if the identification is valid, how to know if the person presenting the identification is the person you are speaking with, and where to find the hidden gems that will make you feel confident in the decision to accept or to seize the identification. Real and false documents will be used for hands-on training.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 08:30 to 11:30

Our youth are being educated by their peers & the Internet on the topic of social media every day. Parents are giving their kids devices which enable predators to contact them 24 hours a day in their own homes and at school. What education do we have on the dangers of social media?

This class will educate you on the dangers of social media and what you can do to protect youth and yourself. 


  • Kids vs Parents
  • Dangers of Social Media
  • Current Applications used
  • Information
  • Bullying
  • Facebook Security
  • SnapChat
  • Dangers of GPS on your phone
  • Popular applications kids use
  • Fellow classmate predators
  • Adult predators
  • Scammers
  • Secret Applications
  • How to block numbers on your smartphone   
  • Cell phone security


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:00 to 16:00

This presentation objective is to provide awareness to first responder law enforcement, anti-drug coalitions, addiction and treatment professionals about emerging issue of "Fentanyl, Fentanyl Analogs, Carfentanil, U-47700, Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals & Other Dangerous Substances."  This presentation will further provide an understanding of the dangers and preventive safe guards, examples of counterfeit pills and synthetic substances, drug distribution methods, narcotic costs vs. profits and supply vs. demand factors, fentanyl analogs and similar synthetic substances, counterfeit pill press devices and usage, law enforcement fentanyl exposures and potential life threatening hazardous incidents.  The purpose of this presentation is to provide education and training to avoiding a lethal drug exposure.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 13:00 to 16:00

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) have become popular for those seeking an alternative to smoking traditional tobacco products.  The lack of regulation made e-cigs easy to access and has shepherded their nefarious use.  The use of the e-cigs as an illicit drug delivery device is touted on websites, blogs, and videos describing how best to use them for specific illicit drugs and advocating for vaping illicit drugs publicly.  These forums also explain the benefits of vaping illicit drugs because it can be done in public without questions due to the lack of suspicious odors and the acceptability of vaping. This forum will describe the e-cig phenomena, vape oils and the impact to forensic science and the criminal justice system.

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 07:00 to 08:00

The focus of this session will emphasize what can be done in your state if legalization hasn't passed. We will go through lobbying vs. advocacy vs. education. What are dos and dont's in this minefield that is marijuana?