Dealing with homegrown terrorism, active shooter situations and social media rumors has become a regular part of the job for 21st Century law enforcement. Law Enforcement Officers Weekend returns to Lake George June 15 – 17, 2018, and organizers have just released the weekend’s seminar schedule, which brings in experts on these and other contemporary subjects. The three-day event, which debuted last year, is designed primarily to bring law enforcement officers together for relaxation and camaraderie on the shores of Lake George, but also, with the seminar series, includes an educational component.
LEO Weekend registration is open to all law enforcement officers, active and retired, including corrections officers, District Attorneys, public safety personnel and their families. Registration includes access to all seminars and an LEO Weekend t-shirt. Other activities may be added on an a la carte basis. Participants may save $15 off the regular registration price of $75 by registering before February 1, 2018.
Activities planned for LEO Weekend 2018 include golfing at Top Of The World Golf Resort, a shooting competition, paintball games, a boat cruise, 5k memorial walk/run, and a Sunday morning memorial service. More activities may be added to the schedule as the date approaches. LEO weekend is hosted by the Fort William Henry Hotel where the seminars and many LEO activities will be held. A Vendor Village will be on site selling law enforcement-related items.
The weekend will kick off June 15 with opening ceremonies in Shepard Park and a performance by Dave Bray, whose hit song “Last Call” has more than 1.25 million views on YouTube. Bray is a U.S. Navy veteran who tours the country with his “Music on a Mission” concerts that feature music to honor military members, law enforcement officers and first responders.
Lake George LEO Weekend 2018 Seminar Schedule:
- Friday, June 15, 4 p.m. – Medical Support at a Dynamic Threat Incident, speaker David Neubert, M.D. A review of recent high-profile events and lessons learned to coordinate EMS and law enforcement.
- Friday, June 15, 5 p.m. – Operational Use of Social Media in Law enforcement, Speaker Matthew Green, MPA, CSMIE. Ways law enforcement can benefit by engaging with social media.
- Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. – Internet Safety and Public Relations for Law Enforcement Officers, Speaker (Ret.) Detective David Chianese. Topics include social media safety, incident and reputation management.
- Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. – School Safety: Combating School Violence and Active Shooters, Speaker Chief Frederick Mills. Proactive approaches to the problem of school violence.
- Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. – Homegrown Violent Extremism, The Terrorist Network and Operational Funding, speaker Detective Ray McPartland. The seminar will discuss current threats with emphasis on low-tech terrorism and LEOs role in searching for homegrown violent extremism and identifying terrorist local financing.
- Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. – Recognizing Stress and Preventing Suicide within the Law Enforcement Family, speaker (Ret.) Detective Eric Potts, Certified Prevention Counselor. This seminar is open to all attendees and guests.