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    • June 12, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • June 17, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
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    About Lobotomy of the Law.pdf


    The 2022 MLEOA summer conference will feature topics from the series Lobotomy of the Law. This series is designed as a thought-provoking class that will stimulate your legal imagination. Attendees will explore the limits of the law by analyzing legal concepts, swapping variables and stretching scenarios. This class is designed for a wide audience of law enforcement professionals, including patrol officers, detectives, administrators, or anyone else who enjoys challenging their legal imagination


    RESUME OF MATTHEW D. DEFORE

    (662)816-3390

    mdefore@icloud.com

    “Sharing value through the velocity of information.”

    ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

    • Master of Public Administration: Belhaven University, 2018.

    Thesis: Municipal Liability Research in a Midsize Midsouth Police Department.

    • Master of Criminal Justice: University of Mississippi, 2013. Thesis: The Impact of an

    Alcohol Deterrence Policy on College Students’ Behaviors.

    KEY AREAS OF INTEREST & CORE COMPETENCIES

    • Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure.
    • Section 1983 claims – Individual and “Monell” claims.
    • Administrative law, employment law, constitutional law.
    • Human Resources, Risk Management and Organizational Management.
    • Policy Development.

    LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE

    • Assistant Chief of Police: Senatobia Police Department, 2020
    • Office of Professional Standards, Southaven Police Department, 2018
    • Cybercrime specialist: Social media investigations, historical cell-site location data and

    cellular phone devices.

    • Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Task Force: Mississippi Attorney General’s

    Office. Successful prosecution in state and federal court.

    • Anti-gang investigations, conspiracy-based investigations, and historical domestic abuse

    investigations.

    • State-Certified Training instructor.
    • State of Mississippi Certified DUI Instructor.

    EDUCATION COURSES CREATED

    • Human Trafficking: Hiding in Plain Sight (2021).
    • Searching Beyond the Outer Clothes: Strip Searches and the Fourth Amendment (2020).
    • Federal Employment Laws and the At-Will Employer (2019).
    • The Impact of Political Surveillance and Social Media Investigations (2019).
    • Conspiracy-Based Investigations: Proving the Corrupt Agreement (2019).
    • An Analysis of Child Exploitation and Internet Luring (2019).
    • Police Canines and the Fourth Amendment (2019).
    • Advanced Cyber Investigations and the Stored Communications Act (2018).
    • How Far Does the Plain View Doctrine Really Extend the Fourth Amendment? (2018).
    • Curtilage of the Home and the Fourth Amendment (2018).
    • Detained Persons and the hard-to-define De-Facto Arrest (2018).
    • Excessive Force and the Fourth Amendment (2017).
    • Domestic Violence Investigations (2017).
    • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design: How to Reduce Crime (2017).
    • Drunk Driving Deterrence (2016).
    • Juvenile Procedure for Law Enforcement (2016).

    PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH

    Lobotomy of the Law: This periodical dissects legal concepts of criminal law to provoke

    thought, argument, or to test the limits of the law by means designed to “stimulate your legal

    imagination”.

    Other research includes:

    • A Monell Analysis of Roadside Strip Searches
    • A Monell Analysis of Juvenile Detention
    • A Monell Analysis of Taser Use


    • June 12, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • June 17, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
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    DRONE

    We are public servants using a tool that is ever changing for the use of public safety. This course is not a certification; it was set-up to assist and give Departments the knowledge to begin the process of equipping Drones in the field.  Through this course you will learn Definitions such as a Pilot in Command,Spotters, and Temporary flight restrictions.  You will learn how to file NOTAMS and how to register your agency’s drone. We will also assist you with the creation of department policy and flight logs. You will learn what a part 107 certificate is and how to obtain it.  The 107 preparation will cover: Airspace, flight restrictions, operation requirements, aviation weather, weather effects of UAS, emergency procedures, crew management, radio communication, physiological factors, aeronautical decision making, airport operations, Pre-flight inspections, and many other similar topics.  At the end of the course you should take back the knowledge to test for the part 107 certificate.  You will be able to advise your department’s administration on the requirements to deploy drones safely and legally.

    Instructors: Chris Olson and Jonathon Bigham

    CHRIS OLSON

    Chris Olson is the Director of DeSoto County Emergency Services and Task Force One Leader for the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security USAR Task Force. He possesses at fixed wing and rotorcraft FAA Commercial pilot license which fly’s helicopters for the Desoto County Sheriffs Aviation Unit. He also is an FAA Part 107 licensed UAV pilot where he developed, applied for and received the FAA certificate of authorization wavier for the MS Office of Homeland Security drone program and the DeSoto County drone program.

    Chris has spent most of his adult career as a first responder assisting with fire-rescue, search & rescue and law enforcement missions. He spends his down time traveling with his son as he plays competitive and High School Baseball and the rest of his time is spent chasing boys away from his two daughters.  Family comes first but serving others, in times of their need, follows closely.


    Johnathon Bigham

    Deputy Johnathon Bigham started his career in law enforcement at the age of 14 as a Search and Rescue Explorer for the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department. While with the SAR Unit, he learned swift water rescue techniques, wilderness survival and basic SAR techniques. He attended many call outs that required use of his training such as, locating missing persons, assisting stranded boaters, drownings, evidence recovery and even an airplane crash.  

    After four years with Desoto County Search and Rescue he joined the Horn Lake Police Explorers.  While at Horn Lake he observed the life of a patrolman on the streets during ride-alongs.  Johnathon left Horn Lake and became an employee of the Desoto County Jail, where he was a jailor.  After a year in the jail, he was promoted to patrol and became a certified officer.

    Johnathon was a patrolman for three years before joining the traffic unit.  Since then he has spent 11 years under an Alcohol Grant from the state.  He has been an award recipient for the DUI 100 Club for the last 10 years. In 2018 Johnathon received the Deputy of the Year award from Sheriff Bill Rasco. During his time with the DUI Unit, Deputy Bigham has become an instructor for the Standardized Field Sobriety Test and currently is the only Law Enforcement Instructor for the Child Passenger Safety Technicians.  

    Over the last four years of his career he has been trained by Homeland Security on drone operations. Johnathon currently has a Part 107 pilot license.  He has logged over 1,000 flights using different drone platforms such as: Phantom 3, Phantom 4 and an Inspire One. Deputy Bigham has created department policy and set the standard for the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department’s Drone Unit.

    When Johnathon is not working at the Sheriff’s Department he is spending time with his wife Lauren of 8 years, and his 8 year old son, Reece.  Johnathon runs a lawn service that he started in 2010.  In the off season he builds furniture, ranging from farmhouse style tables, coffee tables, end tables and shelves.   In the last year he has joined a non-profit organization, “The Desoto County Ghostbusters”, that helps to raise money for children diagnosed with cancer.  






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    • June 17, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
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    MLEOA SUMMER CONFERENCE K9 TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

    PARTICIPANTS WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO CERTIFY WITH THEIR K9 PARTNERS AND ENGAGE IN SCENARIO BASED TRAINING.

    THERE WILL BE A HARD DOG / FAST DOG CHALLENGE AND A DETECTIONS SCRAMBLE.

    THE IP CASINO IS THE HOST HOTEL AND IS SERVICE DOG FRIENDLY.

    ROOM RATE IS $89.99 PER NIGHT.

    THERE WILL BE A CRAWFISH BOIL ON TUESDAY AND A BANQUET ON THURSDAY. 

    PARKING FOR LEO IS ON THE EIGHTH FLOOR

    • June 12, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • June 17, 2022
    • 1:30 PM
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    The Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer’s Association will be hosting its annual conference on June 12th through June 17th . The conference will address several training areas, one of which will be motorcycle training.  This four day seminar will consist of training that will be used in an officer’s daily usage on a police motorcycle.


    The basic skills learned by every officer in motor school must be practiced and reviewed through training.  The risk motor officer’s experience can be significantly reduced with regular training.  This training will give officers an opportunity to hone basic skills, learn new ones, trade information, and observe application of the different motors and equipment being used across the state.training areas, one of which will be motorcycle training.  This four day seminar will consist of training that will be used in an officer’s daily usage on a police motorcycle.

     

    The schedule for training is as follows:

    Day 1 will offer three 2 hour course on Police Escorts, Brake and Escape, and Officer Survival. The participants will be broken up into 3 groups and each group will attend one of the classes. Track exercises.

    Day 2 will be a repeat of day one with participants switching classes. Track Exercises.

    Day 3 will be a repeat of days one and two with participants switching classes.  Track Exercises.

    Day 4 will consist of a variety of courses and a skills exhibition ride.

     Riders must compete on a police motorcycle of at least 998cc, which is equipped in the normal deployment configuration.  No modification to the motorcycle for the purpose of this competition will be allowed.

     

    Motorcycle Rules

     

    Track A:

    The AR-15

    Pressure Cooker

    The Winged Wheel

    Pinky’s Playhouse

    Modified Figure 8


    Track B:

    The Capital

    The JB

    Modified Intersection

    Hell’s Kitchen 

    Crazy 8




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Past events

April 18, 2022 2022 SPRING MLEOA MOTOR OFFICER CLASS
March 08, 2022 MLEOA 2022 LAWDOG K9 SEMINAR
January 10, 2022 Basic K-9 Handler School
June 07, 2021 2021 MLEOA SUMMER CONFERENCE DRONE PILOT CLASS
June 07, 2021 2021 MLEOA SUMMER CONFERENCE HUMAN TRAFFICKING / CHILD EXPLOITATION INVESTIGATIONS
June 06, 2021 MLEOA 2021 SUMMER CONFERENCE K9 CERTIFICATION
June 06, 2021 MLEOA 2021 SUMMER CONFERENCE MOTORCYCLE TRAINING
April 19, 2021 MLEOA MOTOR OFFICER CLASS
March 09, 2021 MLEOA LAWDOG K9 SEMINAR
January 11, 2021 Basic K-9 Handler class
November 09, 2020 K9 SEMINAR AND CERTIFICATION
June 29, 2020 MLEOA MOTOR OFFICER CLASS
June 07, 2020 Motorcycle Training
June 07, 2020 Mounted Patrol
June 07, 2020 Social Media Investigations and Human Trafficking)
June 07, 2020 DRONE PILOT CLASS
March 09, 2020 MLEOA LAWDOG TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
January 13, 2020 BASIC K-9 HANDLERS CLASS
December 31, 2019 K-9 CERTIFICATION
November 12, 2019 MLEOA K9 CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING
August 05, 2019 Basic Police Motorcycle Certification Course
June 09, 2019 K9 Training
June 09, 2019 2019 Motorcycle Training
June 09, 2019 Electronic Investigations (Cell Phones & Social Media)
June 09, 2019 Mounted Patrol
March 19, 2019 K9 Training
February 25, 2019 Basic Police Motorcycle Certification Course
January 21, 2019 Basic K9 Training
November 13, 2018 K9 Training
July 30, 2018 Basic Police Motorcycle Certification Course
June 10, 2018 2018 MLEOA Annual Conference (Vendor Registration)
June 10, 2018 2018 Motorcycle Training
June 10, 2018 Mounted Patrol
June 10, 2018 K9 Training
June 10, 2018 Electronic Investigations (Cell Phones & Social Media)
March 20, 2018 K9 Training
June 14, 2017 Improving Law Enforcement Response to Mental Illness
June 11, 2017 K9 Training
June 11, 2017 2017 Motorcycle Training
March 21, 2017 K9 Training
June 16, 2016 Legal Updates Training
June 14, 2016 The First 3 Seconds
June 14, 2016 K9 Training
June 12, 2016 Motorcycle Training
March 22, 2016 (copy) K9 Training
June 10, 2015 Cybercrime Training
June 09, 2015 Grade Crossing Collision Investigation (GCCI)
June 09, 2015 Legal Updates Training
June 09, 2015 K9 Training
June 09, 2015 Front Line Supervisor Course
June 08, 2015 Officer Survival Training
June 08, 2015 Motorcycle Training
March 24, 2015 K9 Training
May 29, 2014 Cybercrime Training
May 28, 2014 Officer Survival Training
May 28, 2014 Motorcycle Training
May 28, 2014 Legal Updates Training
May 28, 2014 Patrol Rifle Training
May 28, 2013 2013 MLEOA Conference-General Registration
May 27, 2013 Police Basic Sniper Training
May 26, 2013 Strategic Self-Defense & Grappling Tactics (SSGT) Instructor TrainingTraining

Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer's Association

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Senatobia, MS  38668

(662) 420-6542

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