2018 Sheriffs Training Conference Agenda Announced

The agenda for the 2018 Utah Sheriff’s Association Law Enforcement Training and Corrections Conference has been announced! Online registration will begin the week on June 11th. Make sure to sign up early and get your seat reserved for the opportunity to hear from Green Beret Commander Mark Nutsch, known for his involvement in the events portrayed in the movie “Horse Soldiers”.








Saturday, September 22 2018



8:00 am – 4:00 pm                                               SAR Training

Sand Hollow Reservoir/Sand Dock/Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Please register for SAR Training at www.utahsar.com

If you have any questions please contact Deputy Darrell Cashin at Washington County Sheriff’s Office for more information.  435-632-9074 cell; dcashin@washeriff.net


1:00 pm                                               ATV/OHV Sheriff’s Ride

Sand Mountain/Warner Valley – Washington County Sheriffs’ Office.  Meet at the south Ramp Parking Lot.


4:00 p.m.                                                   Annual Pistol Shoot

Purgatory Correctional Facility Range

Entrance Fee of $10, which includes a shirt

Registration in advance is not required

Contact Lt. Ryan Larkin Washington County Sheriffs’ Office 435-656-6690 or rlarkin@washeriff.net

for more information


Sunday, September 23, 2018



SAR Training

Sand Hollow Reservoir/Sand Mountain/Warner Valley – Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Sunday SAR Training will start at 8:00 am and end at Noon (Except: Diving will go until done)


Register at www.utahsar.com


8:00 a.m.                                                     Golf Tournament

             Coral Canyon Golf Course, Washington

Please contact Lt. Shawn Chipman 801-404-1591 for tournament information. Golf Registration Form available on Utah Sheriffs’ Association website https://utahsheriffs.org


Noon – 6:00 p.m.                                           Vendor Setup

Dixie Convention Center – Exhibit Hall

2:00 – 6:00 p.m.                                 Attendee Registration

Dixie Convention Center – Front Lobby


5:00 p.m.                                       Jail Commanders Meeting

Dixie Convention Center – Snow Canyon Suite


Monday, September 24, 2018



All events at Dixie Convention Center – St. George, UT


Conference Theme “Outnumbered and Under Fire: Just another Day on the Job”


7:00 – 5:00 p.m.                           Conference Registration

                                                                          & Exhibit Viewing

Exhibit Hall


7:00 a.m.                                               Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by Trinity Services Group

Exhibit Hall

8:30 a.m.                                                         Opening Session

Welcome to 23rd Annual Conference

Keynote – Mark Nutsch, Green Beret Commander

 12 Strong: An Extraordinary Mission of Commitment, Purpose, Heroism and Hope


 “Horse Soldiers” Book available for purchase in lobby Signing by author in the exhibit hall following presentation.

Total speaking time is estimated


11:30 – 1:00 p.m.                                               Hosted Lunch

Off the Exhibit Hall

1:00 p.m. -2:45 p.m.                             L.E. Active Shooter Prevention Seminar

Chris Grollnek



2:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.                          Break in Exhibit Hall


3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                       Lessons Learned from

 Las Vegas Mass Casualty Incident

Captain McMahill and Detective Ward


Tuesday, September 25, 2018


All events at Dixie Convention Center


7:00 a.m.                                                Continental Breakfast

& Exhibit Viewing

    Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall closes following first break


Noon -1:00                                 Lunch is on your own


TUESDAY TRAINING:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

*Training eligible for USAT (2 credit hours)



  • Terrorism and Current Challenges in 2018 – Ghada Wahdan – USAT 05.05-f and USAT 05.05-g


  • Mental Wellness – Dr. Olivia Johnson, Valor Training



  • DUI – NSA/Tim Woods, Instructor Sheriff Whetsel


  • Classification – Darin Durfey, – USAT 03.02 a-j


  • Answering & Reducing Inmate Grievances – Nicole Buccellato & Gary DeLand, USAT 03.04 a-c


  • TBD –




  • Humor Panel – Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal; Scott Burns; Mike Haley


  • Mental Health & Substance Disorders – Brian Tease and Larry DuBois – USAT 06.06-a and USAT 06.06-c


  • SIAC: Current Threats related to Drugs, Human Trafficking, Domestic Terrorism, Cyber Crimes and Gangs – USAT 05.05-c and USAT 05.05-f




  • A State in Crisis: The Utah Opioid Epidemic & Current Solutions and Criminal Case Presentation: Opioids – DEA and Tactical Diversion Squad – USAT 06.06 – b-d


SUNBROOK A –Legal Track


  • TBD – Peter Stirba, Stirba PC


  • PAIMI : What you Gonna Do When They Come For You? – Frank Mylar – USAT 06.02-f


  • Legal Update – Ken Wallentine, Utah Attorney General’s Office and Blake Hamilton, Durham, Jones & Pinegar


  • Duty to Protect– Blake Hamilton, Durham, Jones & Pinegar – USAT 05.01-b




  • Gomez & Restraints, GID-Rachel Love, Struck, Wieneke and Love – USAT 07.02-a and USAT 08.02-b


  • Ethics/Career Ending Mistakes – Mike Haley, USAT 11.01-a


  • Understanding and Managing Inmates with Mental Health Issues – Mike Haley – USAT 06.02-a and USAT 06.02-f


  • Retirement Planning – Larry Kiser



  • Combatting Correctional Officer Burnout, Critical Stress Management – Steve Sampson – USAT 11.02-c


  • Skills for Balancing Work & Personal Relationships – Steve Sampson USAT 11.02-a


  • In Custody Suicides – Sean Stewart, USAT 05.02-a and USAT 05.02-d


  • Inmate Disturbances: Forced Cell Entry & Riots – Sean Stewart – USAT 10.03-a and USAT 07.03-a


SNOW CANYON SUITE (upstairs) – Medical Track

Sponsored by CorEMR


  • Legal/Policies –


  • Medical – Responding to Emergencies – EMT Skills – presented by St. George Fire Department


  • Mental Health – Forced medication policies/procedures – Frank Mylar, Representatives from State Hospital, Dr. Wood, Kay Haw, Derek Moss


  • Medical – Pharmacology: Suboxone – myth/fact/FDA – Dr. Kennon Tubbs




Tuesday Evening September 25, 2018


6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Award Banquet -Social Time

Dixie Convention Center – Lobby


7:00 p.m.                                           Awards Banquet

Guest Speaker- TBD



Wednesday, September 26, 2018


8:00 – 10:00 a.m.            Sheriffs and Chiefs Roundtable

New Administrative Building Conference Room

Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Hurricane, Utah


10:00 a.m.                                                                       Breakout

Utah Sheriffs’ Association Meeting






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