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IPICD 11th Annual Excited Delirium, Agitated Chaotic Events™, Arrest-Related and In-Custody Deaths Conference






Nov 7 & 8: 8a - 5p
Nov 9: 8a - Noon


The Orleans Hotel
4500 W. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV. 89103


Mark the date. Book a room. Plan transportation. Hear world-class presenters. Learn a lot.
Get instructor qualified. Meet new friends. See world-class entertainment. Enjoy Las Vegas.

Excited delirium, mental illness, disabilities, drugs, and a first-of-its-kind Train-the-Trainer program are topics of the 11th annual Institute for the Prevention of In-custody Deaths, Inc. (IPICD) Excited Delirium and Arrest-Related Deaths conference. The media regularly report about sudden, arrest-related and in-custody deaths of individuals, suspects, and inmates who have struggled with law enforcement officers. Many of these individuals are said to be in a state of excited delirium, to have mental illness, to be disabled, and/or to be on drugs. The media and the public are demanding accountability and transparency as governmental entities and law enforcement administrators conduct investigations into these sudden deaths.

Learn about the most recent research findings about excited delirium and select mental illnesses from scientists, researchers, and practitioners. One presenter, a peace officer who has two autistic children, will offer evidence-based strategies and personal insights on how to safely interact with autistic people.

As baby-boomers age, the number of people developing disabilities because of accidents, spinal cord injuries, strokes, sickness, and other physical and psychological issues is increasing. In the United States, there are an estimated 6.8 million people who use assistive devices to help them with their mobility. It is estimated that every year about 2,000,000 more people will rely on wheelchairs, and that does not count other mobile assisted devices. Law enforcement officers are often untrained, and thus unprepared, to handle interacting with these individuals.

Updates about the Americans’ With Disabilities Act, and related legal issues such as when a person in a mobility assistive device is legally seized will be topics you do not want to miss. The differences between and/or among an impairment, a disability, and a handicap will also be discussed, along with what questions an officer can legally ask a person who is visibly disabled, or who has invisible disabilities. Not only will you get answers to these and other related topics, but also you can become an instructor in a first-of-its-kind program to be offered to law enforcement officers.

NEW Train-the-Trainer Program

You will have the opportunity to complete the Institute’s Train-the-Trainer program on how to properly, safely, and legally confront, search, and transport disabled people who are using an assistive mobility device. Co-developed by IPICD instructional design staff and a subject matter expert who is also a peace officer and trainer, upon successful completion of this hybrid online and hands-on program, you will be certified to instruct officers in your agency. Training officers in this core task will help them and your employer defend against a failure-to-train allegation. This training program and content will set the “gold standard,” and will be a must-attend program for lawyers, experts, officers, and administrators. More information will be uploaded as it becomes available.

Seating will be limited so please enroll early to guarantee a seat in what is sure to be a sold-out conference.

Presenters and Schedule

Monday: November 7, 2016
Time Topic Presenter
0800-0815 Welcome IPICD Staff
0815-1015 Prescription Drugs Misuse & Addictions, Bath Salts, and Acetyl Fentanyl: What You MUST Know! Rockwell Herron
Special Agent, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
1015-1030 BREAK  
1030-1130 Excited Delirium Research Update Dr. Deborah Mash, Ph.D.
Brain Endowment Center, University of Miami
1130-1200 Overview of Platform-Efficiency-Proficiency (P.E.P.) system aimed at reducing injuries to officers and suspects. A breakout session will take place on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Lt. John Domingo
Peace Officer (California)
1200-1300 LUNCH  
1300-1500 Autism Officer Michael Coleman
Peace Officer (Nevada)
1500-1700 Breakout Sessions: Locations will be announced. “Wheelchair Train-the-Trainer Skills Development; or P.E.P.

Tuesday: November 8, 2016
Time Topic Presenter
0800-0900 Armstrong v. Pinehurst: Its Impact on Officer Tactics Ken Wallentine, J.D.
Special Agent, Utah Attorney General’s Office
0900-1000 The Problem of Police-Realted Cardiac Arrest (positional asphyxia) Dr. Steven Karch, M.D.
1000-1015 BREAK
1015-1115 Synergy of Emergent Response Steven DeHart, M.S., OR/NRP
EMS Coordinator (Oregon)
1115-1200 Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome Captain Charles Wilhite, J.D.
Peace Officer (retired)
1200-1300 LUNCH
1300-1500 Working with Inmates: Behavioral Health and Cognitive Impairments Deputy George Wilson & Dr. William Beverly, Ph.D.
Arizona Peace Officer; Northern Arizona University; Clinical Director for Sequel Care of AZ.
1500-1700 Breakout Sessions: Locations will be announced. “Wheelchair Train-the-Trainer Skills Development; or P.E.P.

Wednesday: November 9, 2016
Time Topic Presenter
0800-0900 Memory and Report Writing Dr. Donald Dawes, M.D.
Emergency Department Physician; Reserve Peace Officer (California) & Tactical Physician
0900-1000 Use-of-Force Skills: Transfer, Deployment, and Court Lt. Kevin Dillon
CT Peace Officer (retired); Founder, L.O.C.K.U.P®
1000-1015 BREAK  
1015-1115 Use-of-Force cont’d Lt. Kevin Dillon
1115-1145 Body-Worn Cameras and Arrest-Related Deaths Captain Dan Zehnder
Principis Group
1145-1200 March 2017 Summit Overview; Closing IPICD Staff

Times, Topics, and / or Presenters are subject to change.

Room Rates

Room Rate: $50 per night. This rate does not include resort fee ($15.99 per day), taxes, and other applicable fees.

Room reservation code is: A6ARC11. Room rate cut-off date set by the Orleans is October 7, 2016. Reservations may be made online at or by calling toll-free: 800.675.3267.

Tuition and Payments

$795 for the first person; $625 for each additional person. Tuition includes presentations, conference certificate, lunches (Monday & Tuesday), handbook, and Train-the-Trainer certification for those who successfully complete the instructor program.

Cancellation policy: Tuition is subject to a $250 cancellation fee, if cancellation is made after October 24, 2016. There is no penalty for attendant substitutions.

Payments: The IPICD accepts credit cards, checks, warrants and PO's.