Academia/Law Enforcement Conference


Conference Information

Conference Date: June 4 – 7, 2018

For the first time, leaders from academia, law enforcement, public safety and the legal community will come together to discuss the issues surrounding Digital Forensics, Evidence Handling, Privacy, Community Involvement, and the role Academia needs to play.

Event Overview

Keynote Speaker

Ty M. Carter

Medal of Honor Recipient

Ty Michael Carter was born in Spokane, Washington in January 1980 and moved to California’s Bay Area in 1981. In 1991, his family moved back to Spokane, where he graduated from North Central High School in 1998 where he excelled in biology and art.

In efforts to avoid college studies, Carter enlisted in the Marine Corps Oct. 13 1998, and attended the Marine Corps Combat Engineer School. He later served in Okinawa, Japan as an intelligence clerk. Carter showed promise in weapons’ marksmanship and was sent to Primary Marksmanship Instructor School in 1999. He served two short training deployments; one to San Clemente Island, California, and the other to Egypt, for Operation Bright Star. Carter was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Oct. 12, 2002. Read Full Biography


Senator Orrin Hatch (Invited)
Dr. William Lacourse – Provost (Dixie State University)
Dr. Richard Featherstone – Dean (Dixie State University)
Chief Bob Flowers – Dir. Of Public Safety (Santa Clara/Ivins,
Dr. Scott Belshaw – Associate Professor (Univ. of North Texas)
Sgt. Choli Ence – St. George, UT Police Department
Mr. Doajo Hicks, JD – General Counsel/CDO (Dixie State Univ.)


  • Call For Presentations
    • Submit Abstract by – April 16, 2018
    • Notification of acceptance/rejection – April 19, 2018
    • Final paper submission by – May 18, 2018

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