Helping the "Least Dangerous Branch":  How Law Enforcement Protects What the Constitution Promises
Mr. Michael Meyerson
University of Baltimore
Professor of Law

Michael Meyerson is the DLA Piper Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law and the Director of the Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence.  He has written numerous books and articles about the Constitution, freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  He is also a founding member of the faculty for the Constitutional Foundations for Law Enforcement programs run by the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution in Montpelier, Virginia.

Conference Presentation Synopsis
Professor Michael Meyerson will discuss the essential role law enforcement plays in guaranteeing the rights that the Supreme Court (“the least dangerous branch”) has declared that the Constitution guarantees.  He will discuss recent Court decisions as well as issues that will be coming before the Court in the upcoming term. 

Capital Gazette Active Shooter


Major William Krampf
Anne Arundel County Police Department (Retired)

Major William Krampf began his law enforcement career with the Anne Arundel County Police Department in March of 1990.  In January 2015, Major Krampf became the Acting Deputy Chief of Administration. During his career, Major Krampf has been assigned as a patrolman in the Patrol Bureau and as a detective in the Narcotics Section. After being promoted to Sergeant, Major Krampf worked in the Narcotics Section, the Criminal Investigation Division and the Management and Planning Section. Upon his promotion to Lieutenant, Major Krampf supervised a platoon in Southern District, the Traffic Safety Section and the Criminal Investigation Division.

Major Krampf assumed the command of Southern District upon his promotion to Captain and later took control of the Northern District. After being promoted to Major he was assigned to command the agency’s Patrol Bureau. As a Major, he also was the commander of the agency’s Operations and Investigations Bureau.  Major Krampf retired in May 2019 from the Anne Arundel County Police Department after 29 years of distinguished service.

Conference Presentation Synopsis

On June 28, 2018, at 2:34 p.m., a mass shooting occurred at the offices of The Capital, a newspaper serving Annapolis, Maryland.  On that date a gunman shot and killed five employees with a shotgun and injured two others. Major Krampf will discuss the incident along with the lessons learned from this active shooter event.

“1 October – The 2017 Las Vegas Shooting”


 Captain George Warner
 Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Captain George Warner was born in Baltimore and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.  He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration from Salisbury University and his Master of Arts Degree in Justice Administration from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Additionally, he holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Aircrew Aviation from the Community College of the Air Force.  Captain Warner is an U.S. Air Force veteran and served as an Aerial Gunner on a B-52 Bomber stationed at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Michigan.  He also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a Loadmaster on a C-5 Cargo Aircraft station at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Captain Warner has been a sworn member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for over 20 years.  During this time, he has been assigned to the Investigative Division, Tourist Safety Division, Professional Standards Division, and the Community Policing Division.   He has served in uniformed patrol operations, financial crimes investigations, auto theft investigations, property crimes investigations, violent crimes investigations, and human resources.   He is currently the Bureau Commander for the Enterprise Area Command, which is located in the southwest region of Las Vegas and Clark County.  Enterprise Area Command serves a population of 275,000 and has a geographical area of 600 square miles.

Captain Warner has been married for 24 years to his wife Suzanne, who is an Elementary School Librarian.  They have two teenage boys; Reno and Carson.

Conference Presentation Synopsis

A lone gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on the Las Vegas Strip, leaving 58 dead and over 900 injured. Hear LVMPD Captain George Warner tell how the events unfolded, as well as the response by Police, Fire & Medical, distraction calls, crime scenes, employee wellness and aftermath take aways.

Fundamentals of Use of Force Science & Implications of Body Worn Cameras


 Mr. Jamie Borden, Sgt. (Ret.)
 Force Science, Senior Instructor

A 22-year P.O.S.T. certified Police veteran of the Henderson Police Department, Sergeant Jamie Borden was tasked with the creation and implementation of the the “Use of Force Training and Analysis Unit” for the agency. The unit was created specifically to identify and analyze human performance issues related to police use of force. In addition to successfully receiving a Certification in Force Analysis from the Force Science Institute, Borden was also the first person in the country to complete the Advanced Force Science Specialist Program created by the Institute.

Sgt. Borden has logged more than 1,900 hours of continued and focused education in the field of Human Behavioral Sciences as it relates to law enforcement, and has also logged more than 2,000 hours of documented instruction time with the Henderson Police Department as the Sergeant over the Use of Force Training and Analysis Unit, the Training Section and The Force Science Institute as a Senior Instructor.

Borden is currently working with the Force Science Institute, training officers nationwide in the human behavioral sciences and human factors as they apply to the law enforcement profession.

Conference Presentation Synopsis

In this presentation Mr. Borden will discuss human dynamics involved in high stress, life-threatening encounters.  He will discuss subject and officer movement in lethal force encounters, action & reaction parameters, perception and memory along with the implications of body worn cameras.

“Back to the Basics:  the Fundamentals of Extraordinary Leadership”



Colonel Arthur J. Athens
USMCR (Ret.)

Colonel Athens recently left the federal government, having served for the past decade as the Director of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership and previously, as the Naval Academy’s first Distinguished Military Professor of Leadership.

Colonel Athens is a retired Marine Corps officer with command and staff assignments in all four Marine Aircraft Wings and an instructor tour with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (the Marine Corps’ equivalent to the Navy’s Top Gun school). He also served as a White House Fellow under President Ronald Reagan and the Special Assistant to the NASA Administrator following the Space Shuttle Challenger accident.

Colonel Athens currently speaks around the country about leading with integrity and works alongside leaders to help them fulfill their personal and professional calling.

He is married to the former Mistina Root of Williamsburg, Virginia and they have ten children.

Conference Presentation Synopsis

Great teams, organizations and schools are always very proficient in the fundamentals that drive success in their environment.  Great leaders are also characterized by their proficiency with the fundamentals of influencing others to achieve a common objective.  But what are the fundamentals of extraordinary leadership?  This presentation addresses the four leadership fu