Opening Plenary Speaker: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime.  
Col. Grossman was a West Point psychology professor, Professor of Military Science, and an Army Ranger who has combined his experiences to become the founder of a new field of scientific endeavor, which has been termed “killology.”  In this new field Col. Grossman has made revolutionary new contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current "virus" of violent crime that is raging around the world, and the process of healing the victims of violence, in war and peace.  
Col. Grossman has been called upon to write the entry on “Aggression and Violence” in the Oxford Companion to American Military History, three entries in the Academic Press Encyclopedia of Violence and numerous entries in scholarly journals, to include the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.  
Col. Grossman is an Airborne Ranger infantry officer, and a prior-service sergeant and paratrooper, with a total of over 23 years experience in leading U.S. soldiers worldwide.  He retired from the Army in February 1998 and has devoted himself full-time to teaching, writing, speaking, and research.  Today he is the director of the Killology Research Group, and in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks he is on the road almost 300 days a year, training elite military and law enforcement organizations worldwide about the reality of combat.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM DRE In-Service, click here to register.
8:00 AM to 4:45 PM CPS Pre-Conference, click here to register.
8:00 AM to 4:45 PM Car-Fit Pre-Session, click here to register.
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM Registration
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Opening Reception and Exhibits


Thursday, August 24, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Opening Plenary
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM The Bulletproof Mind by Lt. Colonel Grossman (cont.)
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Director's Awards Luncheon
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • An Overview of CPST Retention in the State of Tennessee
  • Media Relations in Critical Incidents: Do You Have the Tools, Plans, & Relationships in Place to be Successful?
  • The Role of the Prosecutor in DUI/Drugged Driving Cases
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • Buckle Up Tonight to See Tomorrow - Results of the Buckle Up Tonight to See Tomorrow Campaign
  • Combatting Rises in Human Trafficking and Human Exploitation
  • The Power of Peer to Peer: Best Practices for Youth Engagement and Making a Difference in the Lives of our Youth with SADD
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions

  • Emerging Drug Trends, the Opiod Epidemic and Our Response
  • Safety, Security, & Response - How Uber Assists Customers and Law Enforcement in Tennessee
  • Senior Driver: Identifying, Evaluations, and Assisting the Senior Driver


Friday, August 25, 2017

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Networking Refreshments & Exhibits
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Concurrent Sessions

  • Below 100 Initiative: Supporting a Culture of Safety Throughout Your Career
  • Ignition Interlock: Best Practices for Law Enforcement
  • Distracted Driving Affects Us All - How to Possibly Prevent Becoming a Victim
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Concurrent Sessions

  • Collaborating with Tennessee's First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)
  • Off-Road Vehicles on the Road: Tennessee Laws and Best Practices
  • Walk or Bike, It's Their Right! Enforcing Traffic Law for Bicyclists & Pedestrians
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Law Enforcement Challenge Luncheon


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