& Terrorism Trends
JUNE 19-23, 2017 | THE DOUBLETREE ANNAPOLIS
On behalf of the Planning Team, welcome to the 7th Annual Mid-Atlantic INLETS:
Violent Crimes & Terrorism Trends. Your planning team comes from the FBI Field
Offices in Washington, DC and Baltimore, the Maryland Coordination & Analysis
Center (MCAC, the state fusion center), and the local chapters of InfraGard: InfraGard
Maryland and Infragard National Capital Region - the host of this training platform.
This seminar is for you. You represent more than 200 local, state, federal, military, first
response, law enforcement and stake-holder agencies and organizations comprised of
Investigators, analysts and security/risk professionals with an average of 15 years of
In 2011, the FBI was scheduled to host the first-ever FBI profiler-led seminar in this
region. Just weeks before it was to begin, the Federal government rescinded budgets and
the seminar was going to be cancelled. InfraGard Maryland and MCAC recognized the
potential positive impact for local law enforcement and both provided the financial
support and resources to ensure the training would occur. After reading the surveys,
emails, and notes from attendees, the Mid-Atlantic INtelligence & Law Enforcement
Training Seminar was created. Since then, the InfraGard National Capital Region
Members Alliance (InfraGardNCR) has taken the lead as our host with the support of the
Maryland chapter. Without InfraGardNCR, this training would not be possible.
In the past 6 years, roughly 5,000 attendees representing 500 agencies, 250 companies,
and 15 different InfraGard chapters from 32 states and across three time zones have
participated in the annual seminar, “A Day on the INLETS” (a one-day threat-focused
program), or a single topic lunch-time lecture we call a “Brown Bag Briefing.” We have
provided these programs in six states.
We want to acknowledge American Military University, our Sustaining Partner, for
their strong support of the INLETS program.
The planning team extends our gratitude to Kristina Tanasichuk, David Engel, and
Jennifer Gant for their leadership, vision, and support.
WE WELCOME YOU TO ANNAPOLIS. AND TO THE MID-ATLANTIC INLETS.
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
12:30PM 8:00AM 8:00AM 8:00AM 8:00AM
CEREMONIES Sexual Assault
and a Guide to
3:00PM 10:00AM 10:00AM 10:00AM 10:00AM
ATTACK ON THE
PROPER USE OF
THE DARK WEB
Your Week at a Glance:
12:00 NOON - LUNCH PROVIDED
WORKSHOPS | 1:00PM-2:30 PM
TUESDAY | WEDNESDAY | THURSDAY
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPLOITATION
STALKING & WORKPLACE VIOLENCE TO SOLE-ACTOR TERRORISM
INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION
ISIS IN AMERICA: COUNTERTERRORISM STRATEGIES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
DAILY FOCUSED SEMINARS | 2:45PM-4:30PM
TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
2:45 - 8:00PM
TOUR OF THE US HOLOCAUST
MEMORIAL MUSEUM AND THE
SVU: A SEXUAL ASSAULT
FBI RESOURCES FOR LE:
TERRORIST SCREENING CENTER
Technology for Emergency
Response and Law
EXTREMISTS FEATURING DIRT
EXTREMISM FEATURING DIRT
AN UNTHINKABLE CRIME?
CONSIDERATIONS IN CASES OF
Week at a Glance………………………………..……………………….. 3
Tribute to Heroes…………………………….………………………. 8-9
Multi-day Workshop Descriptions………………….………10-11
Daily Topic Descriptions ………………………………….……13-19
Presenter Bios …………………………………………….………….…25
A ‘TWO BOYS BAD’ CREATION
in·let noun (ˈin-let)
1. A stream or bay leading inland, as from the ocean; an
2. A connection between a bay and the ocean; often called an
"entrance" or a recession in the shore of a sea, lake or river.
3. An opening providing a means of entrance or intake.
The Mid-Atlantic INLETS (INtelligence & Law Enforcement Training Seminar) is a collaborative training
program connecting those charged with protecting our communities with the instruction to help them do so.
The singular focus is to further develop and support the analytical and investigative capability of law
enforcement and private sector stakeholders in the greater National Capital Region and beyond.
Designed by components from the FBI Field Offices in Washington, DC and Baltimore, InfraGard, and the
Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC), the training topics are selected based on innovative
investigative techniques, current threats, emerging trends to the region, surveys, and specific requests. The
program which offers In-service and continuing education units is presented by subject matter experts from all
levels of government and the private sector.
Originally established with the InfraGard Maryland Members Alliance, the INLETS is now led by the InfraGard
National Capital Region Members Alliance (InfraGardNCR). Because of their leadership in hosting the program,
it is not dependent on federal funding. INLETS is offered in three formats, available to all interested law
enforcement, defense and intelligence entities, and InfraGard members who are security/risk professionals.
A Day on the INLETS
An eight hour block of instruction composed of various presentations on pertinent, parallel topics. Hosted by
InfraGard chapters throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, this day of instruction is provided quarterly. Venues
have stretched from Quantico, VA, southern and western Maryland, to Wilmington, Delaware and southern New
Jersey. Bringing the instruction to various geographic regions minimizes the financial and travel impact on the
attendees and further strengthens liaison and attendance with our partners - both private and public sectors,
across state lines.
The Annual Seminar on Violent Crimes & Terrorism Trends
Held during the last week in June in Annapolis, Maryland, the seminar offers a bevy of timely topics in three
formats of instruction: General sessions, focused presentation topics led by subject matter experts and offering
comprehensive overviews of current topics, and workshops, which provide an in-depth study of a single topic
over multiple days.
The Mid-Atlantic INLETS Planning Team consists of FBI Washington, DC and Baltimore Field Office Special Agents
who serve as Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) Coordinators and InfraGard Coordinators, InfraGard members from
the Maryland and National Capital Region chapters, and the MCAC’s External Relations Branch. InfraGardNCR
also serves as treasurer.
For more information, including meeting schedules, please visit www.OnTheINLETS.com
On the INLETS:
WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM INLETS
American Military University (AMU) is very proud to support The Mid-
Atlantic INLETS. The educational sessions and workshops you will attend
this week provide a unique opportunity to learn from fellow officers around
the nation and the globe. We support this event because we believe the
high-quality education offered during INLETS will help better prepare our
nation’s law enforcement agencies for responding to terrorism and violent
As a university, we encourage you to take advantage of the many learning
opportunities throughout the week. Learning happens in many places
outside the classroom and one of the best ways to learn is through the
experience of others.
As you listen to presentations by national and international law enforcement
officers, consider how these events apply to you and your agency. Ask
yourself these questions:
• What can you take away from each session to help your agency be
• What lessons have others learned that can be applied to your job?
• What mistakes did other agencies make and how can you avoid making
Terrorism and violent crimes know no boundaries. None of us can predict
the next tragedy, but we can be better prepared. Your attendance at this
conference is just one more step toward preparedness.
AMU thanks you for your tireless work to protect our communities and our
nation and we encourage you to never stop learning.
A WORD ABOUT OUR SPONSORS:
InfraGard National Capital Region Members Alliance is proud to host The
How does their hosting impact the program? InfraGardNCR oversees
the logistics and financial responsibilities which means the program is
not affected by federal budgetary constraints. They host to ensure that
this quality training is available regardless of federal fiscal challenges
and police training budgets, which are often very limited.
InfraGardNCR and our private sector partners, led by American Military
University and others, already recognize and support your role in
protecting our communities in the products and services they provide to
your agencies and organizations. They also realize the challenges you
face in obtaining quality training and they financially contribute to defray
costs, dramatically lowering the registration fee and enabling you, our
front line investigators, analysts and security professionals to attend INLETS training.
As a result, InfraGardNCR with support of InfraGard Maryland, and the sponsoring partners listed below
ensure attendees will hear from subject matter experts on relevant, timely topics in a professional setting
at an affordable cost. It connects you to liaisons in the private sector and the law enforcement,
intelligence and defense communities. It also provides you tools and resources to assist you both
professionally and personally. We are grateful for their continued support.
Please make an opportunity to meet with those who have made this week possible.
WITH SPECIAL GUEST
MARK “OZ” GEIST
THE 7TH ANNUAL
A TRIBUTE TO HEROES
JUNE 19, 2017
Proudly brought to you by:
Opening Ceremonies & General Sessions | 12:30PM - 5:00PM
Presentation of Colors - Anne Arundel County Police Department
Invocation - Pastor Ed Kelley
Pathways to Extremist Violence
Terri Patterson, Ph.D.
This presentation will address issues related to the ongoing threat posed by violent
extremism in the U.S. Specifically, she will discuss the offenders, behavioral factors
that may affect their trajectory to violence, and what investigators may do to manage
the threat posed by Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVE).
Break | 1:45 PM -2:00 PM
The Bombing of the USS Cole
Kirk Lippold, Commander, US Navy (retired)
Thomas O’Connor, Special Agent, FBI Washington Field OfZice
The USS Cole bombing was a terrorist attack against the United States Navy guided-missile destroyer
USS Cole (DDG-67) on 12 October 2000, while it was being refueled in Yemen's Aden harbor. Seventeen
American sailors were killed and 39 injured in the deadliest attack against a
United States naval vessel since 1987.
Tribute to Heroes Program
Reception & Book Signing | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mark “Oz” Geist for a booking signing and meet & greet
Tribute to Heroes Dinner & Program | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The INLETS Above & Beyond Awards
ReZlection for the Fallen
with special music by: Shields of Montgomery County
Recognition of Above & Beyond Recipients
Honored Guest: Mark “Oz” Geist
Mark “Oz” Geist is a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi,
Libya, from September 11 to September 12, 2012. A Colorado native, Mr. Geist joined the
United States Marine Corps in 1984. After serving 12 years, Mr. Geist became a Deputy
Sheriff in Teller County, Colorado then onto Chief of Police in Fowler, Colorado. After leaving
the Fowler Police Department, Mr. Geist began his own business including contract security
work in Iraq. Later, in Benghazi, Libya, he was credited with helping to save the lives of more
than 25 Americans. Mr. Geist is still recovering from the injuries he sustained in the battle.
He is a co-author of the bestselling book “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really
Happened in Benghazi.”
ABOUT THE MULTI-DAY WORKSHOPS:
THE MULTI-DAY WORKSHOPS ARE 4.5 HOURS OF TRAINING PROVIDED OVER
THREE DAYS. ALL TOPICS PRESENTED DURING THIS SEMINAR WERE SELECTED
BASED ON RESULTS OF EVALUATIONS, REQUESTS, AND SURVEYS.
TUESDAY | WEDNESDAY | THURSDAY 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Concepts of Custodial Interrogation
This workshop will present core instructional blocks from the NYPD’s 5 Day, college accredited,
Interrogators Course. Questioning, Formats, Elicitation, Rapport Building and Electronically
Recording Interrogations are just some of the topics that will be covered in this three day
workshop. Excerpts of Interrogation videos will be shown and discussed with the group in order to
arrive at some “best practices” and interrogation tactics. This workshop analyzes the pros and cons of
the most popular interrogation techniques.
ISIS in America: Counterterrorism Strategies for
Red Rock Global Security Group will instruct on the Jihadist Mindset, Pre-Attack Flags and Indicators, and
Radical Propaganda. understanding the Jihadist, his mindset/ideology, how to identify indicators prior to
action, and how propaganda plays into the motivation and justiZication for attacks
Social Media Exploitation
Learn about the beneZits and challenges of social media for Law Enforcement. Get hands-
on experience with searching techniques of social media information to enhance the
investigative process. Gain an awareness of the landscape of social media today and learn
about other identiZiers which can be obtained with legal process.
Learn about the future of social media and the implications for Law Enforcement. Get hands-on experience
with innovative solutions to extract information out of social media accounts. Learn about obfuscation
techniques and virtual currency which can enhance undercover operations.
Attendees will gain hands-on experience working with Social Media as a resource in a command post
environment. The exercise will emphasize how to use Social Media as a ongoing communication tool for the
public and working with others inside and outside a CP. The Focus will be Leveraging Social Media as an
intelligence source during real-time events.
... THE MULTI-DAY WORKSHOPS (CON’T.)
Workplace Violence to Sole-Actor
Terrorism: Enhancing Behavioral
Threat Management Systems for
Identifying, Assessing & Managing
with Murderer of Blue Skies: A Stalking Case Study
Barb Daly, presenting the most recent stalking research, trends and typologies and discussing recent
stalking cases, to include singer Christina Grimmie and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The case study regarding
the late rock musician Chris Cornell, who was stalked for over ten years by subject Jessica Robbins. Robbins
later became the subject of a nationwide fugitive manhunt and was ultimately arrested twice by the FBI.
Wednesday & Thursday:
Gene Deisinger, Ph.D.
Critical incidents, in a variety of settings (schools, campuses, workplaces, houses of worship, etc.) have
raised concerns about both the safety of those settings and the communities in which those settings exist.
Law enforcement agencies have worked diligently to enhance capabilities to respond to situations involving
active, ongoing acts of violence. These behaviors may range from tactics of bullying and intimidation, to
stalking and harassment, to acts of violence that devastate a campus, workplace, family, or community. This
session will provide participants with a working understanding of issues related to targeted violence,
implementing a multi-disciplinary and systematic approach to assessment and management of cases,
conducting contextually based assessment of cases, developing integrated intervention and case
management strategies, and increasing engagement in the safety and well-being of their community.
In Partnership with:
LIVE MUSIC ON THE DOCK BAR
Tuesday, June 20th, 6-9pm
General Sessions: 8:00 - 10:00 | 10:15-Noon
Sexual Assault Survivors and a Guide to Best Practices
The goal of the presentation is to introduce concepts of the trauma responses survivors of
sexual assault commonly experience & ways investigators can more successfully work with
survivors. Topic include basic neurobiology, interventions & resources.
Introduction to Statement Analysis
This presentation of Statement Analysis will offer participants an introduction to main
concepts of the discipline. These concepts will offer insight to deception, stress, and areas of
concern when focusing on one's statement.
Lunch | Noon to 1:00PM
Workshops - Part 1 | 1:00 - 2:30 see descriptions on pages 10 & 11
Break | 2:30-2:45 PM
Focused Seminars | 2:45 - 4:30 PM descriptions below
Human TrafZicking, Investigative Tools, Techniques and Strategies
Thomas Stack will share the was to mange Human TrafZicking cases which can be very complex and labor intensive.
This block of instruction will cover some of the investigative techniques used in building a successful case.
An Unthinkable Crime? Investigative and Interview Considerations in Cases of Maternal Neonaticide
Joy Lynn Shelton presents on Maternal neonaticide, the murder of a newborn by his or her mother, highlight the
disturbing reality of the violence that women are capable of committing. Female aggression, especially towards
one’s own child, is perceived to be abnormal. As a result, such expressions like, “If she killed her kid, she must be
crazy,” can contribute to a general misconception about mothers and this type of crime. Neonaticide investigations
present complex psychological and social dynamics and investigators must give attention to factors not even
considered in many other types of cases. The presenter will provide an overview of offender characteristics,
behaviors, and investigative/interview considerations as a result of the FBI BAU’s research and operational
experience in neonaticide investigations.
Mobile Device Investigations & Techniques
Brian Dykstra, CEO, Atlan2c Data Forensics, will present case studies and demonstra2ons of mobile phone forensics
so?ware and hardware currently being used as part of their civil discovery and criminal defense prac2ce. Topics will
include inves2ga2ons into wiped data, geoloca2on analysis, dealing with encrypted communica2ons apps and recent
experiences with cell phones in human traﬃcking.
Homegrown Violent Extremism: DIRT This Digital Immersion Response Training (DIRT) module uses virtual
reality to provide interactive training to re-enforce the learning points. Brig Barker, Redrock Security Group, hosts
the small group. Seating limited.
THE OFFICIAL UNOFFICIAL 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE | 6:00PM
(SEE AD ON PREVIOUS PAGE)
In 2014 at the 4th annual Mid-Atlantic
INLETS, we added a sponsor table
called “Coffee & Conversation.”
Manned with a couple of volunteers, it
wasn’t Billy Graham and it wasn’t
It was simply folks who were trained
listeners. A casual touch-point for attendees who were looking for a recommendation for a
place to eat, to share an idea, or to have a quiet conversation.
This year there has been a lot of national media scrutiny of law enforcement and our agenda
discusses significant life threatening and life changing moments; for fellow officers and for
innocent victims. So, we again have volunteers, who are trained listeners, available for
“coffee and conversation.”
Dean Scoville wrote in Police Magazine’s Police and PTSD, that “In the wake of a traumatic
incident, it is not uncommon for law enforcement officers to be plagued by insomnia, fatigue,
loss of appetite, recurring thoughts and nightmares, anxiety, depression, numbness, or fear
for their own safety. Worse, inability to maintain intimacy with their loved ones or increased
feelings of guilt can lead to severe depression or even suicidal thoughts.”
James Genovese, in an article titled Alcoholism Among Law Enforcement Personnel: Its
Unique Challenges, writes, “Alcohol abuse… afflicts one-quarter of all police officers in the
US. Research has revealed a strong connection between occupational stress and alcohol
and drug abuse. Alcohol consumption among police officers is also correlated with officer
suicides and domestic violence.”
The Badge of Life study of police suicides by Ron Clark and Andy O’Hara reports in 2012
there were 126 police suicides. These victims were approximately 42 years of age and had
16 years on the job. 11% of them were also military veterans.
These volunteers are here for you, because you are there for the rest of us.
The General Sessions | 8:00 am - 10:00 | 10:15- 12:00 pm
Presentation by Foreign Partner Law Enforcement Agency
This presentation will provide perspective from a responding ofZicer’s standpoint to an active
shooter; including initial response, entry, care for the injured, the subsequent criminal
investigation, and interacting with the impacted community.
The Proper Use of the Polygraph by Investigators
This presentation, created from a behavioral viewpoint, will show the benefits and
best practices of using the polygraph as a significant tool in investigations.
Lunch | Noon to 1:00PM
Workshops - Part 2 | 1:00 - 2:30 see descriptions on pages 10 & 11
Break | 2:30-2:45 PM
Enrichment Visit | 2:45 - 8:00 PM details below
The National Holocaust Memorial Museum & the National Mall
Washington, DC transportation provided
Following your self-guided tour of this relevant reminder with lessons for today, attendees are free to visit the nearby Law
Enforcement Officers Memorial and monuments and shrines on the National Mall. Food and beverage on your own.
Established by the Department
of Justice in 1985, the Violent
C r i m i n a l A p p r e h e n s i o n
Program (ViCAP) serves as the
national repository for violent
crimes; speciZically homicides,
sexual assaults, missing
persons, and unidentiZied human remains. Comprehensive case
information submitted to ViCAP is maintained in the national
database and automatically compared to all other cases in the
database to identify similarities. Individual case submissions are
analyzed by crime analysts through the application of analytical
skills, education, specialized training, and research.
The primary mission of the ViCAP is to provide criminal
investigative and analytical support to federal, state, and local
law enforcement agencies. This support includes the collection
and examination of case information, multi-agency coordination,
and the creation of analytical products. One of the cornerstones
of the program is the continued development and maintenance of
ViCAP Web, the nationwide investigative database of homicides,
sexual assaults, missing persons, and unidentiZied human
remains. ViCAP Web collects information regarding the following
types of crimes, whether or not the offender has been arrested or
● Homicides (and attempts), especially those that involve an
abductions are apparently random, motiveless, or sexually
oriented, or are known or suspected to be part of a series.
● Sexual Assaults, especially those committed by a stranger,
or those known or suspected to be part of a series.
● Missing Persons where the circumstances indicate a strong
possibility of foul play and the victim is still missing.
● UnidentiZied Human Remains where the manner of death is
known or suspected to be homicide.
The General Sessions: 8:00 am - 10:00 | 10:15- 12:00 pm
Dark Web for Law Enforcement
Albert Schultz, Analyst and Operations OfZicer, Central Intelligence Agency (retired)
A presentation on the Dark Web: how to get on it and Zind what you are looking for, and using tradecraft to keep
your investigations from being noticed. , all with terrorist examples. Does that sound like something that would
interest the audience?
Major Case Management: High-ProZile Crimes and Homicide
Jay King, Detective, LAPD
From active shooters and mass casualty events to civil disobedience and assaults on ofZicers, law
enforcement agencies nationwide continue to evolve to address the ever increasing, operational
demands placed upon them. However, gaining control of the chaos and restoring order is only
the beginning. The ability of investigators to identify and capture those responsible, and
present an organized, comprehensive work product to prosecutors can be a demanding and
often prolonged endeavor. This presentation will provide an overview of a compartmentalized
method of case management that is routinely employed by the Los Angeles Police Department
(LAPD), Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) to investigate some of the largest and most complex
incidents that occur in the City each year.
Lunch | Noon to 1:00PM
Workshops - Part 3 | 1:00 - 2:30 see descriptions on pages 10 & 11
Break | 2:30-2:45 PM
Focused Seminars | 2:45 - 4:30 PM descriptions below
Major Case Management: Sexual Assault
Jay King, LAPD leads a case study that began in the early morning hours of March 27, 2013, where a 10-
year-old girl vanished from her home in Northridge, CA. The LAPD deployed over 50 detectives on a 24-
hour basis, identiZied the primary suspect, arrested his accomplice, located three crimes scenes and two
vehicles, recovered crucial evidence, and followed leads to San Diego where they learned the suspect had
crossed over to Mexico shortly after the crime. This presentation will provide an overview of the
compartmentalized, case management strategy, which RHD implemented in this case and uses for all
Technology Resources: Verizon’s Emergency Preparedness / Disaster Recovery
Todd Biebel (NJ State Police, retired) represents Verizon Wireless as a Manager of Business Continuity / Disaster
Recovery for the northeast and mid west sections of the United States, conducting communications outreach and
response initiatives for all levels of emergency response.
FBI Resources for LE: the Terrorism Screening Center, ViCAP, and E-Guardian
These informational presentations by Jaclyn Bullman,, Dave Joly, and Rich DeRiso will provide access to resources
for real-time investigation assistance. Analysts and Investigators can beneZit from these FBI-led programs.
Homegrown Violent Extremism: DIRT This Digital Immersion Response Training (DIRT) module uses
virtual reality to provide interactive training to re-enforce the learning points. Brig Barker, Redrock Security Group,
hosts the small group. Seating limited.
Continuing in 2017, American Military University (AMU) will be hosting 1-hour webinars without
cost to help law enforcement oﬃcers* stay current on topics covering:
• DarkNet Awareness
• DarkNet Investigations/Operations
• Digital Currency Awareness
• Social Media/Apps Part 5
• UAV/Drone Operations for Law Enforcement
• UAV/Drone Counter Measures
• Social Media Monitoring during Civil Disturbance
• Islamic Radicalization
• Domestic and International Kidnapping Investigations
• Drug Smuggling Tactics and Money Laundering (Digital Currency)
Webinar attendees may receive a 5% tuition grant for degree and certiﬁcate courses at AMU.
TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR SERIES VISIT INPUBLICSAFETY.COM/WEBINAR
OR CONTACT INSTRUCTOR JIM DEATER AT JDEATER@APUS.EDU.
WEBINAR SERIES 2017CERTIFIED IN-SERVICE TRAINING WITHOUT COST
AMU is part of the accredited American Public University System and certiﬁed to operate by SCHEV.
*The webinars include law enforcement-sensitive information; therefore all registrants will undergo a veriﬁcation process to ensure they are current law enforcement
oﬃcers, analysts, or law enforcement support personnel.
The General Sessions | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Melissa Merola, Supervisory Special Agent, ATF | FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit
This presentation will include a brief discussion of Zire dynamics, and how the
offender’s knowledge of this chain reaction can give insight into their
motivations. It will elucidate the process and debunk the myths on how bodies
burn during a Zire. Students will learn to recognize pre-Zire trauma to a body.
The Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation: A Case Study & Lessons
Tim Brown, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Counterterrorism Division
On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded in the vicinity of the
Boston Marathon finish line. Three people died, including an eight year old boy,
and over 260 people were injured. Eighteen people suffered amputations as a result of the
blasts. Supervisory Special Agent Brown will provide a detailed timeline of events, beginning
with the response to the bombings and concluding with the successful prosecution of
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. SSA Brown will speak about some of the challenges conducting this
complex terrorism investigation, the importance of interagency cooperation, and the lessons
learned during the investigation and successful prosecution of the case.
Closing Comments | 12:00 Noon
IT IS NOT THE CRITIC WHO COUNTS; NOT THE
MAN WHO POINTS OUT HOW
T H E S T R O N G M A N
STUMBLES, OR WHERE THE
DOER OF DEEDS COULD
HAVE DONE THEM BETTER.
THE CREDIT BELONGS TO THE MAN WHO IS
ACTUALLY IN THE ARENA, WHOSE FACE IS
MARRED BY DUST AND SWEAT AND
BLOOD; WHO STRIVES VALIANTLY; WHO
ERRS, WHO COMES SHORT AGAIN AND
T H E R E I S N O
E R R O R A N D
SHORTCOMING; BUT WHO DOES ACTUALLY
STRIVE TO DO THE DEEDS; WHO KNOWS
GREAT ENTHUSIASMS, THE GREAT DEVOTIONS; WHO SPENDS
HIMSELF IN A WORTHY CAUSE; WHO AT THE
BEST KNOWS IN THE END THE TRIUMPH OF
HIGH ACHIEVEMENT, AND WHO AT THE WORST,
I F H E FA I L S , AT
LEAST FAILS WHILE
DARING GREATLY, SO
THAT HIS PLACE
SHALL NEVER BE WITH THOSE COLD
AND TIMID SOULS WHO NEITHER KNOW
VICTORY NOR DEFEAT.
The Man in the Arena
A gathering of approximately 75 agencies
from nearly 20 states and two countries
Anne Arundel Community College | Anne
Arundel County Public Schools | Accume
Partners | Anne Arundel County Police
Department | Arlington Hall Station|
Baltimore County Police Department |
Baltimore County Police Dept. | Berwyn
Heights Maryland Police | Booz Allen
Hamilton | Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's
Office| Centreville Police Department |
City of Mesa Police Department |
Community College of Baltimore County
| Conyers Police Department |
Department of Defense | Department of Justice | DHS TSA | DHS/USCIS/
Fraud Detection and Security | Directorate of Emergency Services | DOI - National Park Service |
Fairfax County Police Department | FBI- Baltimore | FBI- Philadelphia | FBI- Washington, DC | FCC |
FirstEnergy Corporate Security | Fort Meade Police
Department | Garrett County State's Attorneys Office |
Gastonia Police Department | Georgetown University |
Harford County Sheriff's Office | Howard County Police
| InfraGard | LCCACA & CAC | Lockheed Martin | M-
NCPPC Park Police | Maryland Aviation Administration
| Maryland Chiefs of Police Association | Maryland
Natural Resources Police | Maryland State
Government MSU | Maryland State Police | Maryland
Transportation Authority Police | Massachusetts State Police | MDOT
MVA | Medxcel Facilities Management | Mesa (AZ) Police | Middlesex County Sheriff's Office | Mt.
Lebanon Police Department | National Park Service | Naval Criminal Investigative Service | NGB |
National Institute of Health | New York City Police Department | PA Office of Attorney General
Pennsylvania State Police | Prince George's County Police Department | Prince William County Police
Protective Services Police | Queen
Anne's County Sheriff's Office |
Queen Annes Co Sheriffs Office |
Ross Twp Police | Social Security
Administration | St. John's College
Public Safety | St. Mary's County
Sheriff's Office | Terrorism and
Criminal Investigation Unit |
Thurmont Police Department |
Towson University Police Department | U.S. Attorney's Office of
Maryland | United States Marshals Service | United States Secret
Service | University of Maryland Police | US Holocaust Memorial museum | United States Capitol
Police | United States Secret Service | Vancouver Police Department | Virginia Department of Criminal
Justice Services | Virginia State Police
New York City, NY
Fort Raleigh, NC
The Grand Canyon, Arizona
Independence Hall, Philadelphia
New York City
It is es2mated that 80 – 90% of our na2on’s cri2cal infrastructure is privately owned. The federal
government alone cannot accomplish protec2ng these assets. It requires coordinated ac2on from
numerous stakeholders – including government, the private sector, law enforcement, academia,
and concerned ci2zens. InfraGard serves as the cri2cal link to connect infrastructure owners and
operators with the en22es that strive to protect those assets.
The InfraGard program is a collabora2ve eﬀort between the FBI and stakeholders in both the
public and private sectors who share a common goal of protec2ng the na2on’s cri2cal
infrastructures. Through informa2on sharing and exchange, 2mely informa2on and intelligence is
delivered, inves2ga2ons are ini2ated and/or enhanced, vital economic and na2onal security
assets are protected, and las2ng rela2onships are formed between law enforcement and
More than 45,000 members in 80+ InfraGard chapters na2onwide partner with the FBI ﬁeld oﬃce
in their geographic area to achieve their informa2on sharing mission. Chapters host regular
mee2ngs on a broad spectrum of infrastructure-related issues and topics; some mee2ngs are open
to the public, but there are sessions which are restricted to only members based on the sensi2vity
of the presenta2on. In addi2on to monthly mee2ngs, chapters have special events, new
member/networking sessions, and par2cipate in and/or support a number of other programs and
conferences throughout the year.
The InfraGard Na2onal Capital Region Members Alliance (InfraGardNCR) represents more than
2,000 individuals in the na2onal capital region (metropolitan Washington, DC area) who work to
share informa2on about physical and cyber threats, vulnerabili2es and best prac2ces, in order to
be_er protect our na2on’s capital and its infrastructure assets.
InfraGardNCR partners with the FBI’s Washington, DC and Bal2more ﬁeld oﬃces, and the
Maryland Coordina2on & Analysis Center as the host of On The INLETS (Intel & Law Enforcement
Training Seminar). This series of training programs, designed to enhance and support the analy2cal
and inves2ga2ve capabili2es of law enforcement and private sector stakeholders, is an example of
the robust eﬀorts of InfraGardNCR to ensure our na2on’s ﬁrst responders have the tools and
training they need to be_er protect our country.
President/CEO, Red Rock Global Security Group
SA Brig Barker recently retired after 20 years as a counterterrorism agent with
the FBI. He is now the President/CEO of the Red Rock Global Security Group.
During his FBI career, he spent the majority of his time on a Joint Terrorism Task
Force (JTTF) with extensive overseas deployments. He originally spent Zive years
working as a case agent on a JTTF where he was a SWAT operator and FBI
certiZied sniper. Further, SA Barker was a JTTF Squad Supervisor and
Counterterrorism Program Coordinator in two separate divisions. In addition, SA
Barker was selected and served as the embedded Senior FBI Advisor at DOD
Special Operations Command.
Matt Bowlin, Special Agent, U.S. Capitol Police
Matthew Bowlin is a U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent assigned to the FBI’s
Behavioral Threat Assessment Center (BTAC), Behavioral Analysis Unit II (BAU-2) at the National Center for the Analysis
of Violent Crime (NCAVC), Quantico, Virginia since February 2011. At the NCAVC, he is responsible for providing
behaviorally based operational support and training to federal, state, local, tribal and international law enforcement
agencies. SA Bowlin’s support primarily encompasses threat assessments, threat management strategies, interview and
interrogation strategies, media strategies, and unknown offender proZiles.
SA Bowlin began his law enforcement career in 2000 with the Sanford Police Department in Sanford, FL as a patrol
ofZicer. During his time there, SA Bowlin experienced many facets of law enforcement due to diverse assignments,
including road patrol, Airport Operations, Special Tactical Unit, Investigations, Juvenile Services Unit, and Bomb Squad.
As a detailed or full time member of each of these units, SA Bowlin assisted with multiple undercover narcotic and
prostitution operations, violent crime investigations, juvenile offender operations, arrest warrant round-ups, and
community service outreach efforts.
In 2003, SA Bowlin began his career with the U.S. Capitol Police as a uniformed police ofZicer where he worked in the
Capitol Division, directly ensuring the protection of the Legislative process, Members of Congress, staff, and visitors. SA
Bowlin worked on the Senate Chambers Section and the First Responders Unit, leading to additional training and
collateral assignments to an Investigations Division Task Force conducting counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and
counter-surveillance operations in Washington D.C. and during special events such as political party national committee
conferences and Congressional Delegations.
SA Bowlin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Criminal Justice from Mountain State University.
Timothy D. Brown
Supervisory Special Agent, FBIHQ Counterterrorism Division
Supervisory Special Agent Timothy Brown began his career with the FBI in 2008. After graduating from the FBI
Academy, SSA Brown was assigned as a Special Agent to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in the Boston
Division. On April 15, 2013, SSA Brown responded to the Boston Marathon bombings and later that evening he was
assigned as a Case Agent for the Boston Marathon bombing investigation (BOSBOM). SSA Brown served as a lead
investigator and prosecution team member during the entire course of the BOSBOM investigation and trial of Dzhokhar
Tsarnaev. SSA Brown is a recipient of the United States Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service and the FBI
Director’s Award. SSA Brown is currently assigned to the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division in Washington, D.C.
Todd T. Biebel
Manager, Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery, Verizon
Mr. Biebel represents Verizon Wireless as a Manager of Business
Continuity / Disaster Recovery for the northeast and mid west sections
of the United States, conducting communications outreach and
response initiatives for all levels of emergency response organizations.
Prior to joining the Verizon team, he served 26 years with the New
Jersey State Police. During his State Police career, Mr. Biebel held
various positions including member of the Technical Emergency and
Mission Specialist (TEAMS) Unit, an elite tactical response unit
responsible for conducting High Risk Building Entries, Sniper
Operations, Dignitary Protection, Firearms & Self Defense Instruction,
High Angle Rescue and Underwater Recovery operations. Retiring at
the rank of Acting Captain, Communications Bureau Chief, Mr. Biebel
commanded over 400 personnel in seven separate Units including, 5
communications / 911 call centers and oversaw communications
services to 26 NJ State agencies.
Transitioning into the Emergency Management Section, he served as a
Field Representative, coordinating emergency response efforts between the State OfZice of Emergency Management and
County & Municipal emergency management ofZicials, rising to the position of Assistant Bureau Chief.
Jaclyn A. Bullman
Crime Analyst, National Center for Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC), FBI Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG)
Jaclyn Bullman entered on duty with the FBI as a Crime Analyst (CA) in 2008 with the Counterterrorism Division, covering
the Northeast region of the United States, speciZically working with Newark Field OfZice. CA Bullman then transferred to
the FBI’s International Operations Division in 2012, where she program managed Legal Attaché ofZices throughout Asia. In
2016, CA Bullman was selected for a position in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit 4, Crimes Against Adult Victims. She has
been working as a Crime Analyst, speciZically with the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program.
CA Bullman completed her Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology in 2012. CA Bullman graduated from Roanoke College
in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations, and a Minor in Foreign Policy.
Lt./Commanding OfXicer, Detective Bureau Training Unit, New York City Police Department
Ralph Cilento is a Lieutenant with more than twenty-two years of experience in the New York City Police Department. He
has patrolled some of the toughest streets in Manhattan and the South Bronx. Lt. Cilento has been assigned to supervise
investigations for more than ten years, commanding detectives in the 44th Precinct Robbery Squad, 48th Precinct
Detective Squad, Bronx Homicide Squad and Major Case Squad. Lt. Cilento is the NYPD’s project manager and authority on
Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations, and has overseen implementation of the program throughout the city. He
has twice testiZied as an expert witness for the NYPD. Lt. Cilento is a graduate of Pace University. In his current position as
Commanding OfZicer of the NYPD’s Detective Bureau Training Unit, he is responsible for developing training for more than
3200 members of the NYPD’s elite Detective Bureau, including the nationally recognized courses: Homicide Investigator’s
Course, Special Victim’s Investigator’s Course, and the Detective Bureau Interrogator’s Course.
Barbara A. Daly
Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Barbara A. Daly has been a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1994 and has spent the
majority of her career in the New York Field OfZice, where she currently serves as a Supervisory Special Agent of the joint
FBI/NYPD Violent Crime Task Force (VCTF). The VCTF was the Zirst task force of its kind, originally formed in 1979 and
recently re-formed in December 2014. As such, SSA Daly manages a wide variety of violent crime investigations, to include
armed bank robberies, kidnappings, home invasions, fugitives, threats, extortions and stalking. SSA Daly also serves as the
New York OfZice’s primary National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC ) Coordinator and serves as a liaison
between local, state and federal law enforcement entities and the FBI’s four Behavioral Analysis Units (BAU). SSA Daly has
moreover been involved with the FBI’s Active Shooter program since 2007. She earned a Master’s degree in Forensic
Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from New York University.
Gene Deisinger, PhD.
Managing Partner, SIGMA Threat Management
Dr. Gene Deisinger is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of SIGMA Threat
Management Associates, a professional services Zirm involving internationally
recognized experts in psychology and behavior, law, organizational
development, security, and law enforcement. Upon his retirement in November
2014, Dr. Deisinger also served as Deputy Chief of Police & Director of Threat
Management Services for Virginia Tech. As executive ofZicer for the Virginia
Tech Police Department, Major Deisinger provided leadership for law
enforcement operations to support a safe and secure campus environment.
While still with Virginia Tech, Dr. Deisinger served as a subject matter expert
and provided primary training for the National Campus Threat Assessment Training Initiative for Institutions of Higher
Education, a program offered from 2009 to 2011 through the US Department of Justice. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Deisinger
was appointed as a Fellow of the US Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and
Violence Prevention. In 2009, speciZically, following the tragedy at Fort hood, Dr. Deisinger also was requested to assist the
US Army in enhancing force protection and threat management capabilities. He subsequently served as a subject matter
expert for the Defense Science Board, providing testimony to enhance understanding of targeted violence and application
of threat management methodologies in military settings. Since 2012, he has also served as a subject matter expert for the
US Department of Justice and Homeland Security in their efforts to prevent violent mass casualty incidents.
Before accepting his position at Virginia Tech in 2009, Dr. Deisinger was a founding member of the Iowa State University
Critical Incident Response Team.Mr. Dykstra has over 19 years experience in investigations, computer forensics, incident
response, network and wireless security testing and information security. Mr. Dykstra was previously the CIO and Director
of Professional Education at Mandiant, Inc. where he was responsible for the development and management of numerous
advanced computer security and cybercrime investigation courses.
President, CEO, Atlantic Data Solutions
Mr. Dykstra has over 19 years experience in investigations, computer forensics, incident response, network and wireless
security testing and information security. Mr. Dykstra was previously the CIO and Director of Professional Education at
Mandiant, Inc. where he was responsible for the development and management of numerous advanced computer security
and cybercrime investigation courses. He has taught hundreds of investigators at the FBI Academy at Quantico, the United
States Air Force, State Department, Central Intelligence Agency and the OfZice of the Inspector General.
Mr. Dykstra holds Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude) in Information Technology and Master of Science in
Information Technology from Capella University.
Lynn Frederick Hawley, MA
Executive Director, Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program
Lynn Frederick Hawley began her work with the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program
(SAVI) as its Assistant Director in 2005 and became its Executive Director in 2011. In total, she has spent 25 years in
the Zields of sexual violence and intimate partner violence, beginning in 1992 in rural Ohio as a Program Assistant for
a campus-based Rape Crisis Program. Since then, Lynn has held virtually every possible role in anti-violence
programs. She has degrees in Psychology and Social Work from Miami University of Ohio and Masters’ degrees in
Gender Studies & Feminist Theories and Medical Anthropology from the New School for Social Research in
Manhattan. She also earned a Graduate CertiZicate in Law and Patient Health Care from Seton Hall University Law
School in 2013.
Lynn has a particular interest in violence against people with disabilities, especially serious psychiatric disabilities.
She has helped develop state policies on trauma-sensitive restraint and seclusion for persons with psychiatric
disabilities in inpatient settings and has conducted evaluations of state-funded programs for persons with mental
illness, making recommendations for programming with a lens on the high rate of trauma in populations with
Lynn has worked extensively with NYPD in training ofZicers, assisting with the Forensic Experiential Trauma
Interviewing course, participating on a number of task forces with Special Victims Division, and participating in the
Timoney Review project.
As the Executive Director of The Mount Sinai SAVI Program, Lynn oversees all of SAVI’s services for survivors. This
includes crisis work in eight hospital Emergency Departments/Urgent Care Centers in Manhattan and Queens and
ongoing free clinical and support services for any survivor regardless of when the violence occurred. Therapists are
located at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, the Queens District Attorney’s OfZice, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Mount
Sinai of Queens, the Queens Family Justice Center and the Manhattan Family Justice Center and also provide services
in Human TrafZicking Intervention Court. SAVI provides primary prevention education, professional trainings and
community education. SAVI has a staff of twenty and a roster of more than 200 certiZied volunteer Advocates.
Senior Computer Scientist, FBI Baltimore
Susi Hajeski, a 20 year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is the Senior
Computer Scientist for the Baltimore Field OfZice. She is an integral component of the
Baltimore Cyber Task Force, coordinating cyber investigations with Law Enforcement
and Intelligence Community partners, and leads a team of highly technical individuals
from various government agencies in support of this Task Force. Over the past 6 months,
Ms. Hajeski and her team have performed critical analysis of digital evidence in a major
National Security investigation. The Department of Justice has repeatedly requested Ms.
Hajeski to testify as a subject matter expert in computers and Computer Science. In
addition to her work developing complex technical solutions to further FBI investigations
in Maryland and Delaware, she applies her expertise to FBI Cyber Division projects which develop innovative
technical solutions in support of all FBI investigations. Ms. Hajeski received her bachelor's degree in Computer
Science from the University of Illinois.
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Violent Criminal Apprehension Program
The Highway Serial Killings Initiative
If there is such a thing as an ideal profession for a serial killer, it may well be as a long-haul truck
FBI Crime Analyst Christie Palazzolo is quick to point out that long-haul trucking is an honorable
profession and that the overwhelming majority of drivers are not murderers—but it does happen, and
the pattern is unmistakable.
More than a decade ago, analysts for the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP)—
the only national database of serial crimes—began to see a marked increase in the number of bodies
recovered along the side of the road. A majority of the victims were truck-stop prostitutes, and it
turned out that many of the suspects were long-haul truckers. “We had an inordinate number of
victims and offenders from this rather specific population pool,” Palazzolo explained.
To make matters worse, these cases are extremely difficult to investigate. A long-haul driver can pick
up a prostitute at a truck stop in Georgia, rape and murder her, and dump her body on the side of the
road in Florida later that day. The victim has no connection to the area where she was found, and
there may be no forensic evidence to collect because the crime was committed hundreds of miles
away. The local police detectives investigating the case might have little experience dealing with a
crime of this nature and may be faced with few, if any, leads.
Since the Highway Serial Killings Initiative began in 2004, ViCAP analysts have compiled a list of more than
750 murder victims found along or near U.S. highways, as well as nearly 450 potential suspects.
The Ofﬁce for Victim Assistance (OVA) is
to ensure that victims of crimes investigated by the
FBI are afforded the opportunity to receive
n o t i f i c a t i o n and services as required by
F e d e r a l l a w a n d t h e
A t t o r n e y G e n e r a l
Guidelines on Victim and
Witness Assistance. The FBI
is committed to ensuring
that victims are notified of
the rights to which they are
entitled and the assistance
to help them cope with the
impact of crime.
Victim Specialists work in
FBI Field Offices around the
country providing assistance to those who have
suffered physical, emotional and/or financial harm as
a result of a Federal crime. The OVA is also
comprised of: Terrorism and Special Jurisdiction
Victim Assistance Unit; Child Pornography Victim
Assistance Program; Child/Adolescent Forensic
Interviewing Program; Victim Assistance Program
Specialist Staff; Victim Notification System
Coordinator; and, Victim Assistance Rapid
The OVA is directly responsible for several special
• The Terrorism and Special Jurisdictions program provides
emergency assistance to injured victims and families of
victims murdered in terrorist attacks within the U.S. and
outside the country and serves as a permanent point-of-
contact for terrorism victims within the FBI.
• The Child Pornography Victim Assistance program
coordinates assistance and notification services for child
victims of pornography and their guardians.
• The Forensic Child Interviewing Program ensures that
investigative interviews of child victims and witnesses of
federal crimes are tailored to the child's stage of
development and minimize any additional trauma to the
child. FBI child interview specialists directly assist with
some interviews and provide detailed training to special
agents and other law enforcement personnel on child
• The Field Office Victim Assistance Program places victim
specialists in FBI field offices across the country to
personally assist victims of federal crimes investigated by
the division or field office where they work.
• The Victim Notification System—available in both English
and Spanish—is an automated system that provides
victims with information about their cases.
Jay King, Detective, Los Angeles Police Department
Jay King joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in August 1993 and has spent the majority of the past 17-
years investigating sex crimes and homicides. He was accepted into Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) in March of
2008 where he participated in a number of high proZile investigations including the murder of off-duty Los Angeles
Sheriff’s Deputy Juan Escalante, the hunt for the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer, the murder of Sherri Rasmussen by former
LAPD Detective Stephanie Lazarus, the assault on Bryan Stow at Dodger Stadium, the "New Years” arson series, the
Christopher Dorner multi-agency task force, and the murder of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Agent
Gerardo Hernandez at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) Terminal 3.
After a brief tour at Major Crimes Division (MCD), Jay returned to the RHD Homicide Special Section as a Detective III in
March 2015. He also teaches at the California Commission on Peace OfZicer Standards and Training (POST) Robert
Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) Gang Investigations Course and at the LAPD Homicide Course.
Kirk Lippold, Commander, US Navy (retired)
Before serving as Commanding OfZicer of USS Cole from 1999 to 2001, Kirk Lippold was Executive ofZicer on USS Shiloh
(CG-67). He also served as the Operations ofZicer on the commissioning crew of USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), the lead
ship of the same destroyer class as the USS Cole. He was division ofZicer aboard USS Yorktown (CG-48) and USS Fairfax
Following his departure from the USS Cole, he received a series of desk positions at the Pentagon. Working in the War
on Terrorism Division of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Directorate for Strategic Plans and Policy, Lippold "was instrumental"
in the creation of detainee policy in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
Lippold's Zinal U.S. Navy assignment was to the OfZice of the Chief of Naval Operations in the International Strategy
Division. He retired as a Commander in May 2007 at the age of 47 during a ceremony at the United States Navy
Memorial in Washington, D.C. Commander Lippold is a graduate of the US Naval Academy.
Melissa Merola, Supervisory Special Agent, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms/FBI BAU
SSA Melissa Merola entered the ATF in 2001, and is currently assigned to BAU 4- Crimes Against Adults. Additionally, SSA
Merola and another ATF SSA comprise the Arson and Bombing Investigative Subunit within the NCAVC. SSA Merola
provides federal, state, local and international law enforcement agencies with behavioral analysis services, including, but
not limited to: unknown offender proZiles associated with serial arsonists, cold case homicide case management, crime
scene analysis, and assessments of unusual, bizarre and/or repetitive crimes.
Prior to joining the NCAVC, SSA Merola was assigned to the ATF- Richmond (VA) Field OfZice where she investigated
violent crime, criminal enterprises, and criminal violations of Federal explosives, arson, and Zirearms statutes. Additional
investigative experience includes an assignment as the Team Leader for a multi-jurisdictional team tasked with
investigations of cold case homicides as well as developing innovative violent crime suppression techniques as a way of
reducing crime within the community. This team capitalized on partnerships within the community to incorporate
prevention, intervention and re-entry strategies. SSA Merola was awarded the ATF Distinguished Service Medal in August
2007, ATF’s highest non-combat award, for her work with this team.
Prior to joining the ATF, SSA Merola was a home-based therapist for minors who were judicially referred for mental health
and/or substance abuse issues who were at risk of residential placement.
SSA Merola has a BA in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross (1996), a MSEd in Counseling Psychology from
Fordham University (1999) and a MS in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2000).
Terri Patterson, Supervisory Special Agent, Behavioral
Analysis Unit – I, FBIHQ CIRG
SSA Terri Patterson entered the FBI in 1997 and was assigned
to the Miami Division where she investigated and supervised a
variety of criminal matters. She later served in the Criminal
Investigative Division (CID) and OfZice of the Associate Deputy
Director before being assigned to CIRG’s Behavioral Analysis
Unit. She is currently assigned to BAU-1 where she provides
behavioral threat assessment and management strategies
related to international terrorism investigations.
SSA Patterson holds a Ph.D. in Psychology. Her research in the
areas of witness memory, behavioral indicators of deception and
the trafZicking of juveniles has been presented at national
conferences sponsored by organizations including the American
Psychological Association (APA), American Psychology & Law
Society and the National Conference on Science & the Law. She is
currently assigned to the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit 1 where
she consults on threats to national security and conducts
research on the trajectory to violent extremism.
Albert Schultz, Economic Analsyt and Operations OfXicer, CIA (retired)
Albert Schultz is a founder of the discipline of virtual tradecraft and an expert in the human strata of cybersecurity. He
founded Krypteia LLC in 2007 to provide virtual tradecraft services to the United States Intelligence Community and sold it
in 2014 to Defense Group Inc. (DGI), a Department of Defense and Intelligence Community contractor. Before its sale,
Krypteia achieved a revenue compound annual growth rate of 69% during an adverse period for the National Security
Albert now serves on corporate and non-proZit boards including the Board of Advisors to the Austin, Texas chapter of
InfraGard, a collaboration between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector to safeguard the nation’s
Albert’s early career was in government service. He served as an Economic Analyst and an Operations OfZicer for the
Central Intelligence Agency. His overseas work was in Latin America. Albert was also an infantry enlisted member and
infantry ofZicer of the Army National Guard and Army Reserve from 1986-1992.
Albert earned an AB in Economics (with Honors) from the University of Chicago and a MSc in Management (with
Distinction) from the London Business School’s Sloan Fellows Programme. In 2015 he was selected as a Goldman Sachs
Scholar at Babson College in which he completed an intensive ten week online and residential study program in small and
medium business growth.
Albert holds a Top Secret/SCI clearance with a full scope polygraph and background investigation as well as a Q clearance
from the Department of Energy. He speaks Zluent Spanish and intermediate Italian.
Joy Lynn E. Shelton, B.A., Crime Analyst, FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit III, FBIHQ CIRG
Joy Lynn E. Shelton, B.A, is a Crime Analyst in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit III- Crimes Against Children. She joined the
unit in 1999 and provides behavioral-based analytical and consultative services to local, state, Federal, and international
law enforcement agencies investigating crimes committed against child victims. In addition, she also has conducted
research and co-authored various academic articles and/or law enforcement guides on the topics of maternal Zilicide, child
sex offender suicide, and residential child abduction. Mrs. Shelton presents at a wide-variety of national training venues
and is a frequent presenter at the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, VA.
Thomas Stack, Public Safety Policy Analyst, Governor’s OfXice of Crime Control
Mr. Stack has worked at the Governor’s OfZice of Crime Control and Prevention since
May of 2015 where he over sees the Governor’s OfZice of Crime Control and
Prevention’s efforts to combat human trafZicking in the State of Maryland. Mr. Stack
is currently a member of the Safe Harbor Workgroup to study Safe Harbor policy for
Child Sex TrafZicking Victims. He also conducts Law Enforcement trainings though
out the State, and develops human trafZicking policy for the Governor’s OfZice of
Crime Control and Prevention.
Thomas Stack retired from the Montgomery County Police Department’s Vice and
Intelligence Unit on September 1, 2014 with more than 26 years of law enforcement experience including 14 years in the
Vice and Intelligence Unit. He has investigated and assisted in more than 450 Prostitution/Human TrafZicking cases to
include Asian Massage parlors, Latino Brothels, Domestic Minor Sex TrafZicking cases, Labor TrafZicking cases, Internet
prostitution cases, and “John” sting cases. He has conducted numerous undercover prostitution stings. Det. Stack also
served as a representative on Maryland Human TrafZicking Task force. He has guest lectured at several Universities, for the
United States Civil Rights Commission, the FBI Academy, Texas Municipal Police Association SAFVIC), NCMEC CSTAR, and
internationally (Russian Federation to teach on Domestic Minor Sex TrafZicking, and El Salvador to teach on Human
TrafZicking, and Pattaya Thailand to teach Child Sex TrafZicking and the Internet Investigations), and is an instructor for
Signal 13 Law Enforcement Training.
Dirk Tarpley, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI BAU
Dirk D. Tarpley has been a Special Agent (SA) with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for 27 years, having worked
in the Little Rock and Kansas City Divisions and the Behavioral Analysis Unit. While assigned to the Little Rock and
Kansas City Division’s, SA Tarpley worked violent crime matters to include investigations involving; Bank Robbery,
Extortion, Assaults on Federal OfZicers, child abductions and Kidnapping. SA Tarpley was the divisional coordinator for
the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC)-Behavioral Analysis Unit. SA Tarpley served as the
Kansas City Division’s polygraph examiner since graduating from the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute in 2004.
SA Tarpley was selected and served as a team leader on one of the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team (CARD
Team) which consists of 68 Special Agents who specialize in child abduction investigations
In October 2014, SA Tarpley was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent and assigned to the NCAVC/BAU3 (Crimes
Against Children). BAU3 provides behaviorally-based operational support to federal, state, local and international law
enforcement agencies involved in the investigation of child abductions, mysterious disappearances of children, child
homicide and child sexual victimization. BAU3 also provides specialized behaviorally-based training in child abduction
and conducts violent crime research from a law enforcement perspective, designed to gain insight into criminals’ thought
processes, motivations, and behavior.
CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN
It is the mission of the FBI’s Violent Crimes
Against Children program to provide a quick
and effective response to all incidents of
crimes against children. The first few hours
after a child is abducted are critical, and that is
why we established Child Abduction Rapid
Deployment (CARD) Teams in October 2005.
CARD Teams are designed to deploy
teams of experienced personnel to
provide on-the-ground investigative,
technical, and resource assistance to
state and local law enforcement. CARD
Teams consist of Violent Crimes Against Children investigators who have in-
depth experience in child abduction cases. The nationwide CARD Team consists of more than 60
members, with five teams serving each region of the country. The teams work closely with FBI Behavioral
Analysis Unit representatives, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime coordinators, and Child
Exploitation Task Force members.
In addition to their unique expertise, CARD Teams are capable of quickly establishing an on-site command
post to centralize investigative efforts and operations. Other assets they bring to the table include a new
mapping tool to identify and locate registered sex offenders in the area, national and international lead
coverage, and the Child Abduction Response Plan to guide investigative efforts.
CARD Teams are primarily involved in non-family child abductions, ransom child abductions, and
mysterious disappearances of children. They work with state and local law enforcement to protect and
save the lives of innocent children.
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National Center for the
Analysis of Violent Crime
The primary mission of the National
Center for the Analysis of Violent
Crime (NCAVC) is to provide
support to law enforcement involved
in the investigation of unusual or
repetitive violent crimes, threats,
terrorism, cyber crimes, public
corruption, and other matters.
The NCAVC consists of five units:
• Behavioral Analysis Unit 1
(counterterrorism, arson and
• Behavioral Analysis Unit 2 (threats,
cyber crime, and public corruption)
• Behavioral Analysis Unit 3 (crimes
• Behavioral Analysis Unit 4 (crimes
against adults, ViCAP)
• Behavioral Analysis Unit 5
(research, strategy, and instruction)
The NCAVC provides operational
support for a range of cases, such as
terrorism; threats of targeted
violence; active shooters; cyber
crime; public corruption; cases
involving child victims such
as, abduction or mysterious
disappearances, homicides, and
victimization; cases involving adult
victims, such as, serial, spree, mass,
and other murders; serial rape;
extortion; kidnapping; product
tampering; arson and bombing; and
weapons of mass destruction.
NCAVC provides the following
• Crime analysis
• Profiles of unknown offenders
• Offender motivation analysis
• Linkage analysis
• Investigative suggestions
• Multi-agency coordination
• Threat assessment management
• Interview strategies
• Search warrant affidavit
• Prosecution and trial strategies
• Expert testimony
• Critical incident analysis
The NCAVC also conducts extensive
research from a law enforcement
perspective, often in conjunction with
other law enforcement, government,
and academic organizations. Results
of research are provided in
publications, training classes,
seminars, and conferences.
The FBI’s BAU Program
FBI Washington Field Office
Primary BAU Coordinator
Erin L. Sheridan
FBI Baltimore Field Office
Assistant BAU Coordinator
Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal
The FBI’s Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal (LEEP) is a
gateway providing law enforcement agencies, intelligence
groups, and criminal justice entities access to beneficial
These resources will strengthen case development for
investigators, enhance information sharing between
agencies, and be accessible in one centralized location.
Along with these great resources being located in one
centralized location, authorized users will be able to gain
access by logging in using a single sign-on process—using
one username and one password for many different resources
and services within the LEEP.
Here are a few examples of the services on the LEEP:
▪ Virtual Command Center/Special Interest Group (VCC/SIG)
▪ National Data Exchange (N-DEx)
▪ Regional Information Sharing Systems Network (RISSNET)
▪ National Gang Intelligence Center
▪ Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
▪ Malware Investigator
▪ Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted (LEOKA)
▪ Repository for Individuals of Special Concern (RISC)
For more information on the LEEP or to find out how to become a Service Provider (an
agency that provides a service/resource to the LEEP) or Identity Provider (an agency that
partners with the LEEP, which give their users easier access to the LEEP resources), please
contact the FBI Support Center, available 24/7 to answer any questions.
FBI Support Center contact information:
(888) 334-4536, toll-free domestic calls
(225) 334-4536, international calls
711, Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS)
On the INLETS: the planning team
Each annual seminar requires a 12-month planning cycle with the seminar occurring in month ten. The
planning team invests about 3,000 hours from the initial meeting in September, where we review the
suggested topics by you, the attendees, to when the Zinal Thank You letters are sent in August to those
who helped make the event possible. And while each person contributes to the collective design
elements of the program, they are speciZically responsible for the below roles:
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InfraGard Maryland Members Alliance
DMH Video Productions
On-Site Production Team, Lead Producer
Creativity and Design Concepts
Executive Pastor, Bay Area Community Church
Coffee & Conversation Lead
InfraGard Maryland Members Alliance
Social Media and Web content
InfraGard Maryland Members Alliance
Above & Beyond Award Team
Co-Producer: Tribute to Heroes program
FBI Baltimore Intern
FBI Baltimore, Special Agent
INLETS Program Manager
Content and Design
Master of Ceremonies
FBI Washington Field OfNice, Special Agent
Program Content and Design
Behavioral Analysis Unit Case Consultation
FBI Washington Field OfNice, Special Agent
Program Content and Design
InfraGardNCR liaison to INLETS
InfraGard Maryland Members Alliance
Above & Beyond Award Committee
Co-Producer: Tribute to Heroes program
President, InfraGard National Capital Region
Business Advisor and Fiduciary
Corporal, Natural Resource Police, Maryland
Coordination & Analysis Center
Enrichment Visit Coordinator
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