Accountability and Transparency in Law Enforcement: After Action Review

You’re invited to attend “Accountability and Transparency in Law Enforcement: After Action Review”– A Virtual Event

Brought to you by Cognificent Learning & Toby Groves Productions

October 13, 2021
from 11:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern

Offering 4 hours of NASBA qualifying CPE credit

About the event: Join us for an interactive session on the most important challenges facing law enforcement today. The past year has given many new challenges in the Law Enforcement community. Here, we’ll learn from and ask questions of our experts as they tackle decision making and psychology surrounding critical events, reforms, protests, civilian oversight, use of force decisions, training protocols, reform, officer wellness and much, much more.

  • Interviews and panels with oversight and law enforcement experts across the nation
  • Officer mental health
  • Critical incident responses and after-action reviews
  • Response decisions surrounding protests
  • Successful integration of new technology into your ecosystem
  • Hiring and training practices in the reform environment

Program Topics

  • Session 1: Police and Community Partnerships and The Future of Policing
  • Session 2: After Action Reviews in LA and Chicago
  • Session 3: The Psychology of Trauma and its Effects on Decision-Making

Expert Speakers

Arif Alikhan– President, TacLogix Inc. and Former LAPD Director of Constitutional Policing and Policy

Susan Hutson– Former Independent Police Monitor New Orleans and Sheriff candidate for Orleans Parish

Dr. Jeffry Phillips– Law Enforcement Risk and Internal Controls Expert

Deborah Witzburg– Deputy Inspector General for Safety City of Chicago OIG

Dr. Alexandra Tsang, Psy. D. – Chief Psychologist/Director of Kane County Diagnostic Center (IL)

Kevin Davis– Best-selling author and retired detective of Akron PD who is an expert witness on use of force and tactics & owner/director of KD Training & Consulting

Event Host: Toby Groves, Ph.D.– Psychologist, Speaker and Researcher on social cognitive psychology who speaks to audiences of leaders and decision makers. He teaches a new approach to critical thinking that is the culmination of nearly 20 years of study.

*Speakers and topics subject to change ​


  • $109 Standard Registration
  • $89.00 Students, Law Enforcement, Government Employees

Visit the event website for more information and registration

Speaker Line Up 2021

1 CPE Interview-style session and panel discussion, audience Q & A

11:00 PM-11:50 PM Eastern

The Future of Policing: Critical Thinking and Community Engagement

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Speakers: Arif Alikhan, Susan Hutson

Major Subjects:

  • Community engagement in policing
  • Internal and external accountability and transparency
  • Critical thinking training
  • The effects of new technologies on policing
  • The role of the community and oversight in policing

Description: This session will examine and recommend practical approaches and decisions related to achieving internal accountability, positive community engagement, better hiring practices, critical thinking training, and the integration of new and evolving technologies into your law enforcement ecosystem. We will examine new approaches to training, transparency, and how meaningful relationships can be built between the community, oversight entities, and police departments.

1.5 CPE Interview-style session and panel discussion, audience Q & A

12:00 PM-1:25 PM Eastern

Panel: After Action Reviews in LA and Chicago

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Speakers: Dr. Jeffry Phillips, Deborah Witzburg

Major Subjects:

  • Reviews of policy and procedures in Chicago and LA pertaining to 2020 protests and riots
  • Transparency in data and its impact on communities and police
  • Closing the gap in training and leadership

Description: Hear how experts from OIG and audit are conducting critical reviews and how it impacts decision-making and determines their plan of action for reform.

1.5 CPE Interview-style session and panel discussion, audience Q & A

1:35 PM-3:00 PM Eastern

The Psychology of Trauma and its Effects on Decision-Making

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Speakers: Dr. Alexandra Tsang, Kevin Davis

Major Subjects:

  • Impacts of trauma on police officers and use of force decision making
  • Systemic racism
  • Policies and procedural consideration when responding to the mentally ill

Description: This session explores the psychology of trauma, how cumulative trauma affects officer decision-making, and how various types of community interactions influence the mental health of officers. The experts will discuss a range of challenging topics, from individual circumstances to cultural issues, including handling incidents involving the mentally ill and cultural issues such as the effects of systemic racism. A focus will be placed on critical incidents and use of force.

Who Should Attend?

  • Law Enforcement Command Staff
  • Government Auditors
  • Civil Attorneys
  • Law Enforcement (Sworn/Civilian)
  • Compliance
  • Risk Management