Sergeant Lou Savelli, NYPD Retired

Lou Savelli is one of the world’s leading authorities on gangs and gang investigation. He has spent 25 years in law enforcement combating gangs , drug gangs, drug cartels and organized crime. He is a highly decorated NYPD sergeant who retired in 2004 as the detective squad supervisor of the NYPD Terrorist Interdiction Unit. He was chosen by former NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton as one of the top 10 of NYPD's most effective leaders of all personnel.  Lou Savelli created NYPD’s first citywide gang which was awarded the National Gang Crime Research Center’s award for The Most Effective Gang Unit in the US. Lou has appeared on numerous television shows and continues to be a consultant for programs appearing on the History Channel and has authored several books and articles. He is a veteran of the rescue and recovery effort at the World Trade Center resulting from the attacks on 9-11-01. In addition to working with Dr. Rhoads he is the President of Homefront Protective Group (, a law enforcement training provider that has trained tens of thousands of law enforcement officers across the US.

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Tim Rutledge is a retired Major from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.  An agent from 1983 to 2009, he received two Distinguished Service Awards for the top producing Agent, two Meritorious Service Awards, two Outstanding Case of the Year Awards, two Federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Awards for outstanding cases of the year and many other awards and honors for his accomplishments in drug enforcement. 
Tim was the first President of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Agents Benevolent Association, an organization created with his leadership designed to assist agents in time of personal crisis. He has authored 23 statutes in the State of Mississippi on a variety of topics including the state’s wiretap law, methamphetamine production, overdose deaths, subpoenas, and in 2006, the peer support privilege law. In 2014, he authored changes to this law expanding its authority. He is founder and director of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer
Support (LEAPS). He has been awarded the Jefferson Cup by the International Critical Incident Stress
Foundation for his work in peer support.  In 2006, he received the Director’s Award, the agency’s highest award,
for his work in the LEAPS alliance. LEAPS has assisted thousands of officers with potential suicides, critical incidents, job stress, financial survival, and family issues. LEAPS has now expanded to 12 states.  Tim
received his Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Mississippi and is currently the Director of Training for Regional Counter Drug Training Academy in Meridian, MS 

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Detective Cliff Porter

Detective Cliff Porter is the senior homicide investigator the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. He has been involved in cases gaining national attention which include the Shadow Man and the Wedding Dress Rapist and maintains a successful confession rate of over 90%. Detective Porter also serves as the senior truth verification examiner for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office..Detective Porter’s interviews have been featured by Granada Productions in the the Biography Channel exclusive, “The Interrogators.” He has been a key note speaker throughout the United States on the topic of interview and interrogation with his talks being attended by corporate leaders, United States Attorney’s, members of the United States military, and law enforcement. He has recently acted as a fraternal delegate in international relations to Istanbul, Turkey. He has been a vital part of leadership staff colleges, Visionary Leadership, and other leader oriented training groups seeking the most advanced and effective communication tools.

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Dr. Steven A. Rhoads, Ph.D  

Chief of Police, Retired

Steven Rhoads is a recognized leader in the law enforcement community and serves on several committees at the International, State and Local level.  He is one of the contributing authors of the rewrite and updating of the Police Code of Ethics and the Value Statement adopted by International Association of Chiefs of Police.   Chief Rhoads has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Internationally and is recognized as an expert in the field of Subconscious Communication® and Body Language.  He is a certified  instructor in 25 states and has presented his material  to agencies in all 50 states, every federal law enforcement agency and students from 67 foreign countries.  Dr. Rhoads has served as an expert witness in State and Federal court proceedings concerning Interview and Interrogation and Police Use of Force.    Dr. Rhoads has been recognized for solving many major felony crimes in several differing jurisdictions, including Senate Resolutions in the States of Mississippi and Illinois, using his Subconscious Communication® techniques.  Chief Rhoads is a 3-time recipient of the Medal of Valor and numerous other awards and recognitions.  He is an instrument rated pilot, an advanced scuba diver and a PRCA professional rodeo clown.

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Dr. Roger M. Solomon, Ph.D.

​Dr. Roger Solomon is a psychologist specializing in the areas of trauma and grief. He is a consultant to the US Senate EAP. He is on the Senior Faculty of the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Institute and provides basic and advanced EMDR training internationally. Dr. Solomon was previously the police psychologist for Colorado Springs Police Department and the Washington State Patrol. He currently consults with several police agencies and the US Army on trauma and stress issues, and provides specialized trauma programs. Dr. Solomon has provided clinical services and training to the FBI, Secret Service, NASA, U.S. State Department, Diplomatic Security, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. Attorneys), and numerous state and local law enforcement organizations. Internationally, he consults with the Polizia di Stato in Italy and also provides a post trauma program for the police in Finland. Dr . Solomon has planned critical incident programs, conducted training for peer support teams and has provided direct services following such tragedies as Hurricane Katrina, September 11 terrorist attacks, the loss of the Shuttle Columbia, and the Oklahoma City Bombing.He has authored or coauthored 41articles and book chapters pertaining to EMDR, trauma, grief, and law enforcement stress.​

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