2019 TALEA Smoky Mountains Training Conference
Sept. 16 - 19, 2019

Pigeon Forge, TN

Making a Difference in the Analytical World by Preparing Analysts for the Future! We are a Networking Association that strives to train Law Enforcement Analysts in Tennessee and surrounding States, building Working Relationships with other Analysts from other Agencies.

What Talea 2019 Offers

Criminal Analysis

Analysis & Investigations Training

  • Evidence Based Policing
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Open Source Intelligence
  • Gang Intel
  • Case Studies
  • Investigation Tools
  • And more!

Hands On Training

Computer Skills Lab

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured Query Language - SQL
  • Esri Crime Mapping
  • And more!

Early Registration for the 2019 TALEA Smoky Mountains Training Conference is highly encouraged. Seats fill up fast!

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Annie Mitchell

Crime Analysis Supervisor, Retired

Annie Mitchell is a recently retired Supervising Crime Analyst from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. She worked as a crime analyst and supervisor for over 30 years of her 43-year career. She is the co-founder of OnPoint Analytics, which provides training and consulting, as well as a provider with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for “Crime Analysis on Demand Tailored Training and Technical Assistance”, a government funded grant available for agencies throughout the United States. She also serves on the IACA Executive Board as the Vice President of Administration. responsible for the training, mentoring and supervision of the Department’s Crime Analysts assigned to patrol regions, Homeland Security, internal criminal investigations, parole compliance team, the Los Angeles County Auto Theft Task Force (TRAP) and the gang detail.

Charles Robin Smith

Chief of Police, Oak Ridge Police Department

Robin Smith has served with the Oak Ridge Police Department since 2012, where he is currently Chief of Police. Prior to joining ORPD, he served 17 years with the Tennessee Valley Authority Police, the last 14 as Commander of Police Operations. He began his law enforcement career with the Sevierville Police Department, where he worked 15 years. Smith is a 1982 graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy and a 1990 graduate of the FBI National Academy. He has a BS degree in Applied Organizational Management from Tusculum College, and an MBA degree from Bethel University.

Diane Baughman

Certified Crime & Intellgence Analyst

Diane Baughman is a State of California Certified Crime and Intelligence Analyst. She has been involved in Southern California Law Enforcement for 26 years, with the last sixteen employed by Orange County. As a Crime Analyst III in the District Attorney’s Office DNA Unit, she works with sworn investigators on any cases with DNA evidence. That includes all DNA hits from the local OCDA DNA Database. In working with a cold case homicide task force, she was able to get involved in Forensic Genealogy. Finding it a perfect blend of her law enforcement background and her genealogy hobby, she is very excited to see the many cases solved with this new investigative technique.

Sgt Joe Winter

Supervisor, Crime Gun Unit, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

Joe Winter currently serves as the Supervisor of the Crime Gun Unit within the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and has been with the MNPD since 2001; he previously served as a Patrol Officer, Criminal Investigator, Patrol Supervisor, Investigative Supervisor, and a Gang Unit Supervisor.

Leonard Leedy III

President, Law Enforcement Consulting

In Leonard’s twenty-five years of varied law enforcement experience, some of his roles include uniform, K-9, SWAT, and vice/narcotics. He retired in June, 1999 and is now an instructor and course developer for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; an instructor and course developer for Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training; an instructor in Analytical Investigative Techniques I & II, Intercept of Secure Communications, Conspiracy Investigations, and Drug Task Force Investigations at St. Pete Junior College (since 1995); an authorized reseller for Law Enforcement Investigative software developed by ACISS Systems; the course developer and primary instructor for Basic Analytical Techniques for Law Enforcement (BATLE) I and II for the Northeast Counter Drug Training Center at Fort Indiantown Gap PA; Adjunct Instructor for the University of Tennessee; and owner of Law Enforcement Consulting, Inc.

Mike Prate

Sr. Intelligence Analyst, SIU, LexisNexis

Prior to joining LexisNexis, Mike was a 27-year member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). His career included 12 years in uniform patrol and 15 years as a Detective, with investigative assignments in Narcotics, Burglary and Robbery ApprehensionUunit (BRAM) and in the homicide/shooting team. In addition, he worked on the Violent Gang Task Force with Federal Partners including FBI, ICE and ATF. Additionally Mike served as a negotiator in the NYPD Hostage Negotiation Team and as a Peer Support Officer in POPPA, which supported members of law enforcement struggling with personal crisis, suicide and PTSD, retiring in 2012 as a Detective 1st Grade and a Departmental Medal of Valor recipient.

Lt. Jason Potts

Administrative Lieutenant, Vallejo Police Department - Patrol Division

Jason has served as a Patrol Watch Commander, Coast Guard Investigative Service, Military Special Agent, Criminal & Internal Affairs Investigator. Jason is the Co-Founder of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, at the University of CA at Irvine 2015 he has a Master of Advanced Study (MAS) Criminology, Law and Society, St Mary’s College of CA B.A. Management, Published Author.

Jim Quick

Investigator at Knoxville Police Department

Jim has served as an HDS Certified Bomb Technician and is the former Commander of the Knoxville Police Department’s EOD Team. Jim is a founding member and current President of the Tennessee Gang Investigators Association. He has worked on the Gang Task Force, Narcotics Patrol, The Property Unit, Forgery and Fraud, and is currently assigned to the Intelligence Unit.

Neal McLoughlin

"There is a life after the job"

Supervisor with a major Midwest Law Enforcement Agency

Neal is a Supervisor with a major Midwest Law Enforcement agency in which he has held a variety of positions including Tactical/Gang Officer, Homicide Detective, Tactical Team Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Watch Commander and Program Manager. In his over 20-year distinguished career, he has trained over 800 Law enforcement professionals and supervised over 100 Search Warrants. He holds a B.S. from St Joseph’s College, as well as graduating with distinction with an M.B.A. from St. Xavier University, and received his C.F.E. designation in 2005.

Jesse Davis

CISO Recon Secure Computing Inc.

Jesse Davis is the co-founder and CISO for Recon Secure Computing, Inc. He is the Creator and Lead Developer for RSC’s Product offerings; Cyber Warshield, Doxx-Locc, Cyber Awareness Training Videos (CAT), and My Cyber Haven for Smart Homes. His present focus is on Neural Networks and their implementation in Cyber Security. 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 skills to the next level.

Christopher Delaney

Technical Lead, Esri

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

Sam Palmer

Detective, Phoenix Intelligence Center, Phoenix Police Department

Sam Palmer has works for a large Police Department in the southwest since 1995 and has served as a uniformed patrol officer, a field training officer, precinct crime analysis officer, and in the Police Departments Crime Analysis and Research Unit where he was the tactical crime analyst. Detective Palmer is currently assigned to the Intelligence Center in the Homeland Defense Bureau where he is working in the real time crime center and is responsible for social media related investigations and events . He was named the state of Arizona’s top analyst in 2010 and most recently International Social Media Investigator 2013.

Guy McCormick

Supervisory Special Agent, ATF Nashville Field Division, CGIC

Guy McCormick currently serves as the Supervisory Special Agent for the ATF Nashville Field Division Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC). Previous roles have included Chief of the Policy Development and Evaluation Branch in ATF Headquarters, and as a Program Manager for the Firearms Trafficking and Interdiction Branch in ATF Headquarters. McCormick began his career with ATF in 2004 as a Special Agent in New York City, working federal investigations while assigned to the Violent Crimes/Street Gangs enforcement group, the SPARTA Joint Robbery Task Force, and as an Intelligence Officer in the New York Crime Gun Intelligence Center.

Schedule

TALEA Conference Schedule

7:00-8:30 AM

  • Breakfast/Conference Registration

8:45-9:00 AM

  • Opening Ceremonies/Welcome

9:00-10:30 AM

Chief Robin Smith

  • Intel-Led Policing & DDACTS Metrics

10:30-10:45 AM

  • Morning Break

10:45-12:15 PM

Neal McLoughlin

  • High Profile Social Media Case Studies

12:15-1:30 PM

  • Lunch

1:30-2:45 PM

Jim Quick

Track 1

  • Gang Intel

1:30-2:45 PM

Jess Davis

Track 2

  • SQL Training

2:45-3:00 PM

  • Afternoon Break

3:00-4:30 PM

Sgt Joe Winter

Track 1

  • Social Network Analysis

3:00-4:30 PM

Jess Davis

Track 2

  • SQL Training

Networking Night Out

6:00 to 8:00 PM

  • At Margaritaville

7:00-9:00 AM

  • Breakfast

9:00-10:30 AM

Annie Mitchell

Track 1

  • Best Practies for Effective Crime Analysis

9:00-10:30 AM

Jess Davis

Track 2

  • SQL Server Reporting Services

10:30-10:45 AM

  • Morning Break

10:45-12:15 PM

Annie Mitchell

Track 1

  • Integrated Crime Analysis

10:45-12:15 PM

Jess Davis

Track 2

  • SQL Server Reporting Services

12:15-1:30 PM

  • Lunch

1:30-2:45 PM

Diane Baughman

  • Forensic Geneology Case Study - The Golden State Killer

2:45-3:00 PM

  • Afternoon Break

3:00-4:30 PM

Neal McLoughlin

  • Dark Web Investigations

7:00-9:00 AM

  • Breakfast

9:00-10:30 AM

Mike Prate

Track 1

  • Investigations, Your Data, the Value of Public Record, and Social Media

9:00-10:30 AM

Leonard Leedy

Track 2

  • Microsoft Excel

10:30-10:45 AM

  • Morning Break

10:45-12:15 PM

Sam Palmer

Track 1

  • Open Source (OSINT) Toolkit

10:45-12:15 PM

Leonard Leedy

Track 2

  • Microsoft Excel - Phone Toll Analysis

12:15-1:30 PM

  • Lunch

1:30-2:45 PM

Lt Jason Potts

  • Evidence Based Policing 101

2:45-3:00 PM

  • Afternoon Break

3:00-4:30 PM

Darryl Valinchus

  • Connecting Cases with Communications Data, Geo Time

7:00-9:00 AM

  • Breakfast

9:00-10:30 AM

Lt Jason Potts

Track 1

  • Evidence Based Policing - Theft Deterrent Case Studios

10:30-10:45 AM

  • Morning Break

10:45-12:15 PM

Guy McCormick

  • NIBIN

12:15-1:30 PM

  • Lunch

1:30-2:45 PM

Chris Delaney

  • Esri Crime Mapping

2:45-3:00 PM

David Gordon

  • Closing Remarks

3:15 to 3:45 PM

Board Members

  • TALEA Annual Business Meeting

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