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Public Safety Conference

November 17, 2023
Byxbe Campus
1610 State Route 521; Delaware, OH

Program Schedule

  • 7:30am - 8:00am  Registration & Continental Breakfast 
  • 8:00am - 9:15am  Recruiting and Retention in Public Safety, Brian Butcher, CNA and PRADCO
    This session will focus on the process of recruiting, hiring, developing, and retaining public safety employees. Along with providing strategies to attract a qualified pool of applicants and developing the next generation of public safety leaders. 
  • 9:30am -11:00 AM Scheduling Considerations, Fairfield County Sheriff Alex Lape & Fire Chief Steve Agenbroad, Clearcreek Fire District
    This session will give participants real-life examples of alternate scheduling in the police and fire service. Presenters will also discuss FLSA implications and collective bargaining considerations. 
  • 11:00am - 11:45am Lunch Provided 
  • 11:45am - 1:15pm Community Engagement Lessons Learned and Impacts
    • This session will focus on community engagement, why it is important, examples in the police and fire service, impacts of engagement and lessons learned.
    • Representative from Franklin County Chiefs Association Chief Jeffrey Spence, Gahanna Division of Police & Chief Mike Crispen, Whitehall Division of Police; Assistant Fire Chief Jermaine Hill, City of Forest Park.
  • 1:15pm - 1:30pm Break
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm “Leading without a Title” Retired Sheriff Russ Martin, Delaware County

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