2:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Plenary – Forty Years Later: Is the Criminalization of Domestic Violence Working?
Michael is currently the Director of Crime Prevention with Family Justice Center in Fort Worth, Texas. After twenty-five-years of service with the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD), he retired but is still committed to service as a Reserve Police Officer with the agency. Michael began his law enforcement career with the FWPD in October 1997, promoted up three service ranks, and worked various positions throughout agency. At the rank of Officer, he worked in several patrol divisions including Neighborhood Police Officer (i.e. community resource officer). At the rank of Detective, he’s worked for two Investigative Units: Division General Assignment and the Domestic Violence Unit. At the rank of Sergeant, Michael worked assignments in the Patrol Bureau, Sex Crimes Unit, and Internal Affairs. As an Administrative Sergeant, he worked for two Bureau Deputy Chiefs. And at the rank of Lieutenant, he supervised the Police Communications Division and was District Lieutenant in two separate Patrol Divisions. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix; a Master of Science degree in Criminology from Texas A&M University-Commerce; and a graduate certificate in Law Enforcement Studies from the University of Virginia. He has a Supervisor Leadership Certificate from the City of Fort Worth PD, and is a graduate of the Northwestern University 454th Session of the School of Police Staff & Command. He’s received a Certificate and Trilogy Award from the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association; and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session #281. Michael holds a Master Peace Officer license; Special Investigator and Instructor certificates from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE); and is published with the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin – ‘Employee Growth & Succession Planning’.