2022 Conference Schedule

Schedule for the Writers' Police Academy

Thursday - June 2

All times are Eastern Standard Time.

  • 12:00 to 4:00 pm

    Touch a Truck - a variety of public safety vehicles, fire apparatus, CSI Unit, police boats, drones, SWAT robot, and other  equipment for attendees to view and explore. Officers and firefighters will be on hand to explain the functions of these vehicles. Q&A and demo. Indoor event. Location – Fox Cities Exhibition Center, Hall C

  • 2:00 to 5:30 pm

    Event Registration/Check-in
    Location - Exhibition Hall Pre-Function

  • Dinner

    On your own

  • 6:30 pm

    Cash bar

  • 7:00 to 7:45 pm

    Welcome/Orientation
    Location - Exhibition Hall A

  • 8:00 pm

    MONSTER
    Location - Exhibition Hall A

    A captivating session presented by Anne Schwartz, the award winning, Pulitzer Prize nominated print and broadcast journalist who broke the story about Jeffery Dahmer.

    So hold on to your seats as Anne takes you behind the scenes and into one of the most heinous crimes of our lives

Friday - June 3

All times are Eastern Standard Time.

  • 6:00 to 7:15 am

    Breakfast Buffet
    Salon A

  • 8:00 to 9:30 am

    General Session – Live scenario. This is the only session where audio and video recordings are permitted, and encouraged.
    Location – NWTC Main Campus

  • 9:30 am

    Board Buses by Group (A&B)

  • 9:45 to 10:15 am

    Travel from General Session to Public Safety Academy.

  • 10:15 to 11:45 am

    Session 1

  • 11:45 am to 12:30 pm

    Lunch - provided

  • 12:45 to 2:15 pm

    Session 2

  • 2:30 to 4:00 pm

    Session 3

  • 4:10 pm

    Board buses to return to hotel

  • Dinner on your own

  • 6:30 pm

    Bookstore opens
    Location – Exhibition Center Pre-Function space

  • 6:45 to 8:00 pm

    Meet and Mingle with Cash Bar and Live Entertainment
    Exhibition Center Pre-Function space

  • 8:00 to 9:00 pm

    COPS DOING COUNTERTERRORISM: LIFE IN THE JOINT TERRORISM TASK FORCE

    Presenter - Alan Hardwick

    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001, state and local government officials around the country were faced with a sobering reality: the job of preventing and responding to terrorism was not solely the responsibility of the federal government.  Moreover, the work of the 9/11 Commission revealed the problems of depending on select agencies with classified investigations: sharing the previously un-shareable with local partners was a necessary part of the solution. But should John McClaine be entrusted with exceptionally sensitive national security information?  Which Jack has the need and the right to know?  Bauer? Ryan? Reacher? Black? Sparrow? Retired Acting Assistant Chief Alan Hardwick discusses his experience transitioning from parking tickets and domestic disturbances to briefing the nation’s leaders on secret operations, along with the impact on local investigators who never dreamed they’d be in the middle of a secret war not only for their country, but for their own lives.

    Location - Exhibition Hall A

Saturday - June 4

All times are Eastern Standard Time.

  • 6:00 to 7:15 am

    Breakfast Buffet
    Salon A

  • 7:15 am

    Travel to Universal Driving Facility (UDF).

  • 8:30 to 10:00 am

    Session 1

  • 10:15 to 11:45 am

    Session 2

  • 11:45 am to 12:30 pm

    Lunch - provided

  • 12:45 to 2:15 pm

    Session 3

  • 2:20 pm

    Board buses for travel to lecture hall

  • 2:45 to 4:30 pm

    Special Session: Dr. Katherine Ramsland: Conversations with B.T.K.

  • 4:40 pm

    Board buses to return to hotel

  • 6:30 pm

    Bookstore and cash bar open
    Location – Exhibition Center Pre-Function space

  • 7:00 to 8:45 pm

    Banquet featuring Guest of Honor Robert Dugoni
    Exhibition Center Pre-Function space

  • 9:00 pm

    Booksigning

Sunday - June 5

All times are Eastern Standard Time.

  • 10:00 am to Noon

    Panel Discussion and Q&A with the experts
    Location – Exhibition Hall A

  • 12:00 pm

    Ending Tour of Duty – End of 2022 Event

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