Speakers

Photo Name Summary City State
Chief Bryan Zeringue

Chief Bryan Zeringue is the current police chief of Thibodaux, Louisiana. In 1980, he began his law enforcement career with this department.

LA
Chief Tim Lentz (Ret.)

Tim Lentz began his law enforcement career as an officer with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana. For 30 years, he served as a  patrol officer, warrants and fugitive officer, detective, Asset Forfeiture Unit Director, Narcotics Division Commander, Crime Lab Director, Patrol Division Commander, Fleet Manager, Chief of Detectives, and Chief Deputy.

LA
Chief Jeff LeDuff

Jeff LeDuff began his law enforcement career in 1982 as an officer for the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana. He worked his way up the ranks of the department and was named Chief in 2004 after 22 years of service.

LA
Detective Kenneth Williams (Ret.)

  Ken’s law enforcement career began in 1995, as one of the first officers hired under the DOJ/COPS Program. He worked the next 15 years in the Brockton Police Department.  

MA
John Amabile, Assistant Attorney General (Fmr.)

John Amabile has years of experience as a prosecutor, a public defender, and now a private attorney. He was an Assistant Attorney General from 1982-1986 in the Criminal Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office.  

MA
Federal Corrections Officer Regina Hufnagel (Fmr.)

Regina Hufnagel joined the Army Military Police Corps as a reservist in 1996 when she was a senior in high school. She was assigned to the 94th Military Police Co, currently out of Londonderry, New Hampshire. She deployed with the 94th to Bosnia in 2000 and honorably discharged in 2004. She then began working for […]

MA
Special Sheriff David Lanoie (Ret.)

David Lanoie enjoyed a distinguished three-decade career in Massachusetts corrections. He served as a Corrections Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Internal Legal Counsel, Chief of Staff, Superintendent, and Special Sheriff under six elected Sheriffs in three counties.

MA
Officer Patrick Heintz (Ret.)

Patrick Heintz has worked with incarcerated populations for over 20 years. Beginning as a child care worker in a maximum security Department of Youth Services facility, he spent the majority of his career at the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department as a counselor and corrections officer.

MA
Officer Karen Hawkes (Ret.)

Karen Hawkes served as a Massachusetts state trooper for 13 years. Over the course of her career she made several drug arrests. She served as a contraband officer, processing narcotics evidence and preparing it to be analyzed. Karen earned a B.S.B.A in Finance from Northeastern University and a Master’s in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New England […]

MA
Commissioner Branville Bard

Branville Bard began his law enforcement career as an officer in the Philadelphia Police Department. Over the course of 25 years, Bard served as the Commanding Officer of the Education and Training Division, Captain of the 22nd District, and Police Inspector.

MA