Key Tips to Successfully Reduce Illegal Celebratory Gunfire
ShotSpotter knows that cities who have a proactive policing plan and implement steps to curtail celebratory gunfire are successful in reducing incidents. Learn about the effective and innovative strategies that are being used today to curtail illegal celebratory gunfire and keep communities safer on the 4th of July.
Lieutenant Ryan Hepler of the Rocky Mount Police department has mastered gunfire reduction in his community and is proud to report a consistent celebratory year over year decline (Rocky Mount, NC had a 19.3% decline from 2014 to 2015). In this live program, Ryan will lead you through his experiences in preventing and reducing celebratory gunfire and will provide his proven tactics for how your agency can do the same this year.
You will learn:
• The 3 most important field-proven tips to reducing celebratory gunfire
• How to develop an effective gunfire reduction strategy that benefits your community
• How to grab the media’s attention to help your agency reduce illegal celebratory gunfire
• The social media trick that really works to promote a safer 4th of July
About our Guest Speaker:
Lieutenant Ryan Hepler, Rocky Mount Police Department
Lieutenant Hepler has served with the Rocky Mount Police Department since 2005 and has been an advocate for reducing illegal celebratory gunfire since he joined the department. During his tenure, he has worked as a patrol officer, senior police officer, corporal, Detective, Sergeant of Planning, and is currently assigned Patrol Lieutenant.
He is also the acting police department trainer for ShotSpotter and is responsible for implementing the ShotSpotter program. Lieutenant Hepler has completed the West Point Leadership Course through Methodist University and the Dr. Stephen Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Course. He is currently enrolled in Administrative Officers Management Program (AOMP) at North Carolina State University and has a BA Communication degree from California University of Pennsylvania.
About our Moderator:
Ed Flosi, Director of Customer Success/Training, SST, Inc.
Ed Flosi is the Customer Success Director/Training at SST. He is a retired police sergeant from the San Jose Police Department (California). He has been in law enforcement for more than 27 years. Ed has a unique combination of practical real world experience and an academic background. He has worked several assignments including: Field Training Program, In-Service Training Unit, Narcotics Enforcement Team, Narcotics Covert Investigations, Special Operations — K9 Handler, Research and Development (Policy and Procedures), and Custody Facility Supervisor.
Ed was a lead instructor for use-of-force training, as well as defense and arrest tactics for the San Jose Police Department and for the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium. He has assisted the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) in providing expertise on several occasions related to use-of-force training. He has a Master of Science degree from California State University Long Beach and holds an Adult Learning Teaching Credential from the State of California. He is an adjunct instructor at West Valley College in the Administration of Justice Department.
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