2017 TALEA Conference


DATES: October 9 – 12, 2017

Location:  Memphis, Tennessee

Venue:  Sheraton Hotel Downtown

Conference Fee:  Members – $250.00

                                Non Members – $275.00

                                Register After August 31, 2017 – $295.00


Conference Topics Include: 

  • Dark Web,

  • ESRI Predictive Analysis,

  • Social Media,

  • Internet & Cyber Crimes,

  • Gang Intelligence,

  • International & Home-grown Terrorism,

  • Crime & Intelligence Analysis,

  • Intelligence Analysis


Our Key-Note Presenters Below:

Robert "Bob" Paudert

Robert "Bob" Paudert

Retired Police Chief

Robert “Bob” Paudert began his law enforcement career in Tennessee with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department in February of 1966 at the age of 21. His first assignment was in the jail division. After 6 months he was moved to the patrol division where he patrolled the Shelby County area for 5 ½ years.

He requested a transfer to Metro Narcotics in November of 1971. He immediately went undercover infiltrating major drug kingpins in Memphis and Shelby County.

In August 1973 he volunteered for an assignment in Metro Aviation, a newly created unit. After his initial training period he became a certified flight instructor within the first year. He was appointed as assistant commander of the Aviation Unit and served in that position until June of 1980.

He was promoted to Captain and again transferred back to Metro Narcotics as a shift commander.

In 1986 he was promoted to Inspector and Commander of the Internal Security Unit investigating police corruption and complaints against officers.

In 1988 he was appointed to Assistant Chief and assumed command of the Shelby County Narcotics Division with one hundred and twenty-five narcotic agents. He worked daily with the FBI, DEA, and the United States Attorney’s Office in the Memphis Metro Area.

In 1990, he retired after 25 years of service with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

March 1991 he was appointed as Chief of Police with the Bartlett Police Department in Tennessee. He served 4 years with that department and then in 1995 accepted a position as Chief of Police with the Rogersville, Missouri Police Department. He also served on the 911 Board of Directors in Webster County Missouri.

In 1998 Paudert joined the Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center in Springfield, Missouri. MOCIC collected law enforcement intelligence from 9 states and a portion of Canada. There he supervised the Analysts and Technicians at the Center.

1999 Chief Paudert was appointed Chief of Police in the West Memphis, AR Police Department where he served until August 2011.

August 2011 Chief Paudert was asked to join the SLATT team (State Local Anti Terrorism Training) and educate officers on the sovereign citizen movement. He discusses in detail the fatal shooting in West Memphis, AR May 2010 of two officers Brandon Paudert and Bill Evans by sovereign citizens.

For the past five years Chief Paudert has presented in every state with the exception of Hawaii. He has been invited to the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA to speak to the National Academy students. His lectures have been well received by the FBI, United States Attorney’s Office, United States Secret Service, ATF, United States Marshall’s Service, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and various State and local police academies.

Married to wife Linda for 49 years and has two sons and six grandchildren. His son Brian was a fighter pilot in the United States Navy flying the F-14 Tomcat in combat missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. His son Brandon, a West Memphis Police Officer, was shot and killed in the line of duty May 20, 2010.


Foria Younis

Foria Younis

CEO and Founder of South Asia-Middle East Consultants

Ms. Foria Younis is the CEO and founder of South Asia-Middle East Consultants. This Virginia based consultancy provides training to thousands of law enforcement officers and other security professionals across the United States and around the world. South Asia-Middle East Consultants specializes in providing training and consultation relating to radicalization, interviewing, security, foreign fighters and understanding Islam. She has provided radicalization training to private and U.S. govt. institutions.

Prior to forming South Asia-Middle East Consultants, Ms. Younis was a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for 10 years. Part of the FBI’s New York Joint Terrorism Task Force, Ms. Younis worked on a variety of terrorism cases, including the U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa; the USS Cole bombing in Yemen; the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center investigation; the kidnapping and subsequent murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and various other terrorism cases.

In connection with these investigations, Ms. Younis has traveled to many Muslim countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. While with the FBI, Ms. Younis was part of an initial post 9/11 team sent to Pakistan for training senior officials in anti-terrorism methods and techniques. In 2003, Ms. Younis received the FBI Director’s Award for Outstanding Terrorism Investigation for her work on the Daniel Pearl case. Ms. Younis’s specialized knowledge, language and cultural understanding aided the FBI post 9-11.

Today, Ms. Younis continues to train law enforcement officers all over the United States with the intent to provide an opportunity for officers to gain an understanding of radicalization and Islam. Ms. Younis has monitored the increase of radicalization in the Muslim community and the rise of hate crimes against the Muslim community. In 2017, Ms. Younis developed a specialized radicalization program for the U.S. State Dept. In 2016, she developed a program to reduce radicalization through community policing.

She has worked as adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, at FBI Academy, at the DEA Academy and many other institutions. She is also a regular instructor with the International Law Enforcement Academy. In 2015 she was a featured speaker at the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Ms. Younis provides pre-deployment training to security professionals being assigned overseas.

Prior to joining the FBI, Ms. Younis prosecuted cases for the Street Gangs Unit in Joliet, Illinois.
Profiled in The Telegraph (U.K) and numerous other publications, Ms. Younis regularly provides expert commentary on terrorism and Muslim culture matters for the CNN Network.

Ms. Younis received her juris doctorate from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, with a minor in economics, from Northern Illinois University. She graduated with Cum Laude honors. Ms. Younis is a member of the Illinois Bar.

Ms. Younis speaks English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

Dr. Shelagh Dorn

Dr. Shelagh Dorn

Director of Strategic Planning & Analysis with the Greenville, SC Police Dept.

Shelagh Dorn, PhD, CICA

Shelagh Dorn is Director of Strategic Planning & Analysis with the Greenville, South Carolina Police Department. She began her criminal justice career in 1990 with the Brunswick (Maine) Police, where she became a Deputy Marine Warden and reserve police officer in 1994.

Shelagh joined the New York State Police in 2003, as senior supervising criminal intelligence analyst at the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC). Through 2011, she managed intelligence analysis and research. Since 2011, she has been a research fellow at the John F. Finn Institute for Public Safety, a not-for-profit in Albany, NY. As their Assistant Director of Technical Assistance and Training from 2013-2015 she managed a dozen crime analysts in five cities in upstate New York through grants.

In 2008, Shelagh joined the International Board for the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA), serving as Membership Director and then as the Vice President. She has been President of IALEIA since 2015. During her years on the Board, she has been a member of the Global Intelligence Working Group’s Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council (CICC). She represents the intelligence analyst community on the DHS State and Local Intelligence Council and was selected to join the ODNI’s Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Partners Board.

Shelagh graduated from Cornell University, and earned her MA and PhD in Criminal Justice at the University at Albany-SUNY. She is a Criminal Intelligence Certified Analyst (CICA).


Melody Haase

Melody Haase

Consultant for The Olson Group, Ltd.

Melody Haase is a consultant for The Olson Group, Ltd (OGL). She specializes in internet-based investigative and intelligence research and analysis. Melody has worked and consulted on cases for government entities, law enforcement agencies, law firms, political campaigns, and corporations. She has conducted research and analysis on projects related to due diligence, litigation, securities, political, sports, and workers’ compensation matters. Melody has performed deep network analysis on topics related to international terrorism, intellectual property theft, and financial & securities schemes and crimes. She is a frequent speaker on computer forensics and electronic discovery topics.

Melody has trained federal, state, and local law enforcement; intelligence analysts; forensic examiners; attorneys; and investigators on open source investigation techniques, online evidence collection and preservation, data fusion methodology, analysis of mobile forensics data, internet privacy, and dark web exploitation.

Don Szumagala

Don Szumagala

Patrolman / Crime Analyst - Erie Crime Analysis Center, New York

Donald Szumigala started his career in Emergency Services in 1999. He joined the Doyle Volunteer Hose Co No 1 in Cheektowaga, NY and became a Firefighter/EMT. Additionally he worked for Rural Metro Medical Services. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Law Enforcement community as a private Security Guard working at the Buffalo Zoo.

In 2003, Don was hired by the Erie County Office of Sheriff and worked as a Correction Officer. He worked in the Jail Management Division and was appointed to the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden, NY. In 2005, he left the ECSO to join the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department, a 1st ring suburb of Buffalo, NY. This department of 129 sworn personnel is the 2nd busiest department in Erie County after the City of Buffalo. In 2008, following 3 years in the Patrol Division, Don found his place in policing with appointment to the Erie Crime Analysis Center, housed at the Buffalo Police Department. He is a New York State Certified Crime Analyst and specializes in Organized Retail Crime / Shoplifting.

In November 2008 he instituted Project LLEPORDS, a Regional Anti-Shoplifting Public/Private Partnership. This group continues to operate today with relationships between Police Departments and Retail Establishments from across Western and Central New York State. Since inception of this program, he has assisted other jurisdictions in creation of Public/Private Partnerships and maintains consistent oversight of the Project LLEPORDS program.

Don remains a Volunteer Firefighter with the Doyle Hose Company #1 in Cheektowaga, New York. He currently holds the position of Fire Chief. Over the past 18 years he has held the positions of Captain and Assistant Chief, along with remaining a certified New York State Emergency Medical Technician. As part of the Fire Department, he is a Nationally Certified Firefighter 2 and Nationally Certified Fire Instructor 2, amongst having many other State and National Certifications. He is an American Heart CPR Instructor, and also holds the position of President with the Town of Cheektowaga Fire Chiefs Mutual Aid Organization; a civic group composed of all of the Town Fire Chiefs in Cheektowaga.

In 2014, following some guest lecturing, he joined the staff at the State University of New York at Buffalo as an Adjunct Instructor, where he continues to teach in the Recreation Division. He had prior lectured as a guest speaker in the Business Division, participating in presentations on “Modern Policing” as part of the Computer Forensics course.

Don is also the President / CEO of Modern Technology Services of New York Inc, a corporation that he founded in 2015. This company based in Buffalo, New York, works toward assisting Public and Private entities that do not have IT staff or need assistance in specialty projects. Their key offerings include modernizing business infrastructure, surveillance systems, security consulting and private database/software creation.

Don graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BS in Business Administration and a concentration in Human Resources. He received his Correction Officer Certificate through Erie Community College and graduated from the 44th Police Academy at Niagara Community College.

Chris Delaney

Chris Delaney

ESRI Law Enforcement Technical Lead

Chris is the Law Enforcement Technical Lead for Esri where he helps define and evangelize how Esri technology can support LE agencies.

In his previous career, he worked as an analyst for Rochester, NY PD for 13 years, initially working on gangs and violence. In 2007, he became the first managing analyst of the Monroe Crime Analysis Center, directing analytical work for a staff of 19 sworn and non-sworn personnel. Before leaving to join Esri, he was Director of Business Intelligence at RPD.

Chris is a CLEA Class of 2009, holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and an M.S. in Public Policy from RIT, where he has been an Adjunct Lecturer. He has previously served the IACA as the standards chair of the Standards, Methods, and Technology committee

Jesse Davis

Jesse Davis

Co-Founder & CIO for Recon Secure Computing, Inc.

Jesse Davis is the co-founder and CIO for Recon Secure Computing, Inc. His present focus is on Neural Networks and their implementation in Cyber Security. He is the creator of RSC’s prime product offering, Cyber Warshield.
Jess started his computing career in the Air Force as Security Policeman; serving as NCOIC of Information Systems for the 351st Security Policy Group at Whiteman AFB, Missouri. During his service Jesse achieved distinction earning several Airman of the Quarter awards, early promotion to Senior Airman, and Honorably Discharged with Marksmanship, Meritorious Service and Commendation Medals.
With 32 years in Software and System Development, where the last 15 years have been focused on Cyber Security and Data Loss Prevention, Jesse has had several notable achievements during his career:
• Employee of the Year for Utell International, Omaha, NE
• Designed, developed, and implemented Best Western Internationals Hotel and Airline Reservation Interface – rated as the fastest system in 1996, Phoenix, AZ
• Employee of the Year for Mandolfo & Associates, Omaha, NE
• Designed, developed, and deployed an Information Security Program and System for Commercial Federal Bank (now Bank of the West), capturing a 1 rating from the Office of Thrift Supervision
• Co-Founder of Recon Secure Computing, Inc., and the Chief Architect of Cyber Warshield Software products
When he’s not walking thru the bits and bytes of computer software or network data, Jesse spends his time in training operational and software development teams. He has a passion for sharing knowledge and helping others to take their development to the next level.

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