Thursday Schedule

Schedule for the Writers' Police Academy

Thursday - June 6

All times are Central Time.

  • 12:00 to 4:00 pm

    Touch-a-Truck and Ask the ExpertsLocation - Fox Cities Exhibition Center, Hall C (attached to event hotel by enclosed walkway)

    A variety of public safety vehicles, fire apparatus, CSI Unit, police boats, drones, Patrol and SWAT vehicles and equipment, and other items for attendees to view, examine, and explore. Officers, firefighters, K9s, and other experts will be available for Q&A and live demos. Indoor event.

  • 2:00 to 4:00 pm

    Sign Up to Receive Continuing Education Credits - certicates to be delivered electronically
    Location - Exhibition Hall Pre-Function

  • 5:00 to 6:30 pm

    DinnerOn your own

  • 7:00 to 7:45 pm

    Welcome/OrientationLocation - Hotel Salon B

    Lee Lofland (WPA) and Rob Hock (NWTC Public Safety Training Coordinator)

  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm

    Don’t Lie to MePresenterCarrie Stuart Parks

    Location - Hotel Salon B

    Writers use words to capture the imagination of their readers, carefully crafting their stories into page-turning books. Law enforcement agencies also examine words—the words found in witness statements—to determine deception. Statement analysis is the forensic study of the language of deception. Experts can determine concealed information, lies, and dishonesty through the writer’s choice of nouns, pronouns, and verbs; what is included in the statement and what is left out. The simple decision to use a definite vs an indefinite article reveals the writer’s thinking. Learn how you can create accurate situations, gripping scenes, and revealing dialog in your novels.

    *Carrie Stuart Parks is an internationally known forensic artist and trainer of law enforcement professionals across the US and Canada including the FBI, Secret Service, NCIS, and RCMP.

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