Speakers

Photo Name Summary City State
Kenyen Brown, U.S. Attorney (Fmr.)

Kenyen Brown began his career as a Deputy District Attorney in Montgomery, Alabama, and transitioned shortly thereafter to the Southern District of Alabama as an Assistant United States Attorney.

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Sgt. Shane Blalock

Sgt. Shane Blalock started his law enforcement career as a patrol officer with the Hamilton Police Department in Alabama. He later transferred to the Florence Police Department where his duties have included supervising dive team operations and the Crisis Negotiation Unit.

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Chief Ernest Finley

Chief Ernest Finley began his law enforcement career in 1986 as an officer with the Atlanta Police Department in Georgia. His initial duties included neighborhood policing, investigating sex crimes, and working with the Red Dog Drug Unit.

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Judge Shanta Owens

Judge Shanta Owens began her legal career as a deputy district attorney for the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office in Alabama. In 2008, she was elected to Jefferson County District Court as a judge.

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Judge Stephen Wallace

Judge Stephen Wallace began his legal career in private practice where he specialized in criminal, civil, and employment law. In 2010, he was elected to serve as a judge with the Jefferson County Circuit Court in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Chief Lawrence Battiste

Chief Lawrence Battiste began his law enforcement career as a narcotics investigator with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Department in Alabama. He was subsequently assigned to the Child Advocacy Center and simultaneously served as an investigator and department head of the Major Crimes Unit.

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Special Agent Finn Selander (Ret.)

  The son of a Holocaust survivor, Finn Selander grew up knowing he wanted a career in law enforcement, fighting for truth and justice. The TV shows of his youth inspired him to help society.

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Deputy Sheriff Jay Fleming (Fmr.)

For 15 years, Jay Fleming fought against the burgeoning drug trade as a police officer in Spokane, Washington. He trained undercover narcotics officers and hired out to other departments across the Northwest, conducting long-term undercover investigations for murder, drugs, and money laundering cases.  

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Deputy Sheriff Nick Dial (Fmr.)

Nicholas “Nick” Dial has served as both a deputy sheriff and a municipal police officer. Nick is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Golden Key International Honor Society, Alpha Beta Cappa Honor Society, and Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society.

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Officer Jack Wilborn (Ret.)

Jack Wilborn joined the Glendale Police Department as a reserve officer in the mid 1980s because he wanted to serve his friends, family, and neighbors through volunteer work. In his department, reserve officers performed nearly the same role as active duty police.

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