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On-Demand Webinar: Cultivating an engaged team: Strategies and techniques to support positive morale in law enforcement

How agencies can build morale to positively impact retention, job satisfaction and more.


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Police1's webinar event "What Cop Wants in 2022" discussed key findings from Police1's State of the Industry survey revealing that officers polled felt that morale had decreased in their agency in the past year. Moreover, they resoundingly shared what they want from their leaders: to communicate, to be consistent, to care. But in the era of police reform, how does one go about balancing these three areas of focus to foster a successful working environment?

We’re convening three executive-level law enforcement professionals for a panel discussion to share their unique perspectives on how agencies can build morale to positively impact retention, job satisfaction and more. Join us for insight into:

  • The barriers to positive morale
  • Programs and planning efforts to build strong relationships within agencies 
  • Implementing technology solutions to streamline workload
  • Developing key performance indicators
  • Communication solutions to support engagement

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

From Left to Right, Chief Thedrick Andres, Captain Brendan LaFlamme and Brian Churchill
From Left to Right, Chief Thedrick Andres, Captain Brendan LaFlamme and Brian Churchill

Chief Thedrick Andres, Henderson Police Department

Thedrick Andres was sworn in on July 8th, 2019, as the 14th Chief of Police at the City of Henderson. Chief Andres has more than 28 years of law enforcement experience in corrections and municipal policing. He is a proven law enforcement leader with diverse experience in practices, procedures and methods of modern municipal police administration and operations. He has a strong track record in strategic crime reduction, evidence-based policing and community/geographic policing concepts. In addition, Chief Andres has an extensive background in working with city management, elected officials and community stakeholders.

Chief Andres began his law enforcement career in Corrections at Louisiana State Penitentiary serving as a Corrections Sergeant at Angola State Prison. His police career has covered two police departments, New Orleans PD and Arlington PD, where he worked in both patrol and investigative assignments including Community Policing, Covert Operations, Street Crimes Unit, and Criminal Investigations.

Throughout his active law enforcement career, Chief Andres utilized personal and professional experiences to educate the public on a variety of issues concerning community relations and law enforcement. During his tenure with the New Orleans Police Department, Chief Andres was instrumental in developing innovative programs that addressed a wide range of law enforcement issues including ‘Police-Community Relations’, ‘Midnight Basketball’, ‘Gang Prevention’, ‘Youth Safety & Awareness’ and ‘Senior Safety’, just to name a few.

Chief Andres attended Southern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), the 54th School of Executive Leadership at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) and more recently executive training through the Senior Management Institute of Policing (SMIP) and the Chief Executive Officer Mentoring Program (NOBLE). He is a member of the Nevada Sheriffs’ & Chiefs’ Association, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

Captain Brendan LaFlamme, Hollis Police Department

Captain Brendan LaFlamme began his career with the Jaffrey Police Department in 2000.  He is a graduate of the 122nd New Hampshire Police Academy, and most recently, graduated from the 277th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy, which is a ten-week program held in Quantico, Virginia.  Captain LaFlamme has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts. He was hired by the Hollis Police Department in May of 2005 and was promoted to Captain on April 1, 2019.  Captain LaFlamme currently serves as the Operations Bureau Commander.

Brian Churchill, (Ret.) Chief of Police, Manitou Springs Police Department

Brian Churchill brings more than 25 years of law enforcement experience to his role as Utility’s business manager for the Mountain States and Great Plains, in which he supports the company’s forward-thinking agency partners throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa.

A United States Army Veteran, Churchill began his law enforcement career with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) where he retired as Lieutenant after 25 years with the agency. During his time with the IMPD, Churchill established the agency’s Community Engagement Office, utilizing a social service style approach to lower crime without traditional law enforcement, leading to a 50% crime rate reduction in focus neighborhoods. He also established the IMPD Behavioral Health Unit, which works to divert behavior health issues away from the criminal justice system.

Most recently, Churchill served as the Chief of Police for the Manitou Springs Police Department in Manitou Springs, Colorado, where he established the "Bee Hive" wellness and behavioral health resource center.

Churchill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management of Human Resources and a Graduate Certificate from the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy at Quantico as well as the Indianapolis Police Department’s Leadership Academy.

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