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REAL COPS - REAL ISSUES Calendar of Events Schedule



Our chats have been temporarily postponed

March 5th - Get Acquainted Night.
This is our debut chat night and we thought it would be a nice idea to get to know our host, Jim Mckay, as well as each other. This will be a great evening to discuss ideas for upcoming events and suggest guests and topics of interest. This will be an open-mike night, meaning that all visitors in the chatroom will be able to talk with each other. We hope you join us for this friendly chat session -- bring your humor, your concerns and your suggestions!

April 2nd - Let's brainstorm about how we can offer nation-wide peer support using the help of retired officers!

May 7th - Topic: Washington DC SPAN Events (Saturday, May 12)

June 4th - Special Guest: Dell P. Hackett, B.A., B.C.E.T.S.
Dell Hackett is a 28 year law enforcement veteran. Mr. Hackett has served as a patrol deputy sheriff, shift supervisor, watch commander, and traffic unit supervisor. He was most recently assigned as the middle manager in charge of the departments Special Operations Unit. Dell has eight years of past SWAT experience. He has been certified as an emergency vehicle operations (EVOC) instructor, and a senior firearms instructor. Mr. Hackett is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, session 182. He is a board certified expert in traumatic stress and a Diplomate member of the National Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts. Dell was heavily involved in the formation of his departments critical incident de-briefing team and the peer support unit. He has spoken on a national and international basis on topics relating to law enforcement stress, police suicide, and leadership issues. Mr. Hackett has been a requested speaker for several groups, both law enforcement and civilian, from around the nation. He was recently invited to present on police suicide prevention and intervention at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Dell has published articles on SWAT topics, law enforcement air operations, and law enforcement peer support.

July 2nd - To Be Announced

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