Keynote: Lessons to Be Learned from the Parkland, Florida Incident

May 07, 2019

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Chief of Police Thomas Q. Weitzel

Chief Thomas Weitzel, M.S.

Police Chief

Riverside Police Department

Riverside, Illinois Police Chief Tom Weitzel will discuss the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas School shooting in Parkland, Florida in 2018. 

Since Riverside has a high school in its jurisdiction and students from five communities feed into that school, reviewing what happened in Parkland could be very valuable. 

Chief Weitzel will review the after-action report, police response, training initiatives, and what went right and wrong from a suburban police chief's point of view.

In his estimation there have been only two reports recently that are game changers in law enforcement and those were the 2015 after-action report on Ferguson, Missouri and the Parkland, Florida School shooting. 

While Weitzel was not actively involved in the after-action report for Parkland Florida, he will review how this report is affecting law enforcement nationwide and how we must change as a law enforcement profession.