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Bureau of Alcohol Education 2018 Conference Agenda
Tuesday, October 16
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM     Check-in

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM     Opening Remarks

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM   Opening Panel Discussion: Disruptive Tenant Ordinances
Mark Dilzio, Chief, Bethlehem Police Department, Roger Van Loan, Chief, Bloomsburg Police Department, Michael Capperella, Detective, Plymouth Township Police Department and Jason Schiffer, Chief, Lehigh University Police Department
A panel discussion to determine how law enforcement, businesses, landlords, students, and universities can partner to create a safer community and combat underage drinking, alcohol abuse and related issues in off campus neighborhoods.The discussion will focus on the most common problems and issues between residents and students, the different approaches law enforcement uses to combat underage and high-risk drinking, how law enforcement establishes partnerships within their communities, and local ordinances and laws.


10:45 AM - 11:45 AM   Implementation of a False Identification Enforcement Program 
Christopher Daly, Sergeant, West Chester Police Department
In 2018, the West Chester Police Department implemented a directed enforcement effort to interdict and reduce the use of fake IDs. This program was a cooperative effort between the police department and local drinking establishments designed to gather and share intelligence and training that related directly to the use of false identification cards. This training session will outline how this program was developed and implemented by members of the West Chester Police Department and includes a hands-on demonstration to show current trends in seized fake IDs. 

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM  LUNCH

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM  Resource Allocation Based on an Intelligence Toolkit (project R.A.B.I.T)

Skyler Genest, Chief of Compliance and Enforcement, Vermont Department of Liquor & Lottery
The Vermont Department of Liquor & Lottery has instituted a new enforcement strategy that represents a paradigm shift in how they collect, analyze and use data to drive decision making at an operational level. Resource Allocation Based on an Intelligence Toolkit (project R.A.B.I.T) consists of two applications; the first application collects data, and the second application visualizes and interprets the collected data.

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM  Enforcing Alcohol Related Offenses
Todd Merlina, Enforcement Supervisor, Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement
This presentation will provide an overview of the laws that help law enforcement manage the alcohol related issues in their communities. This is a valuable opportunity for representatives from the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement to explain the Bureau’s authority and enforcement efforts to gain compliance.

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM  BREAK

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Fake ID Trends & Detection Methods 
Mark Baxter, Identity Document Expert and Martin Johnson, Identity Document Expert, SureScan
Participants at this presentation - jam-packed with multimedia, visual aids and hands-on training - will learn methods to determine an individual’s age, such as age calculation and use of suggested dialogues; acquire techniques to analyze physical feature characteristics and gain confidence when comparing characteristics between a person and a photograph; become familiar with behaviors exhibited by persons suspected of using fraudulent identification, and methods to determine the veracity of their identity; discover the various security features being incorporated into IDs/driver’s licenses, as well as the features that are currently being counterfeited; become proficient in their ability to quickly identify security features of commonly counterfeited U.S. driver’s licenses by way of practical, hands-on examination of genuine and counterfeit IDs; learn to incorporate use of the various tools and methods of checking identification and explore new, game-changing technology for ID verification.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Digging at the Roots, Not Hacking at the Leaves: What Every Educator Needs to Know About Alcohol Education for College Students
Tony D’Angelo, Founder and Collegiate Empowerment Producer
This session is designed to help educators, higher education professionals and law enforcement officers embrace a more empowering approach to alcohol education based on best practices from Maximize Your Buzz: What Every College Student Needs to Know About Alcohol, one of the longest running alcohol education seminars in higher education. Participants will learn how to: shift student perceptions about alcohol education by employing a new approach; change student paradigms in regard to binge drinking behavior; transform campus culture through expanded perspectives in regard to binge drinking; and create a sustainable community of Students Teaching Students about safe and responsible drinking.

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM  LUNCH
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM  Maximize Your Buzz (A Demonstration Seminar): What Every College Student Needs to Know About Safe and Responsible Drinking
Alix Cohen, Collegiate Empowerment Facilitator Level II and Marian Barshinger, Collegiate Empowerment Facilitator Level II
Maximize Your Buzz is built upon 3 core messages: [1] Alcohol is not about drinking; it's about who you are. We help students clarify their values. [2] It's easy to say no when you have a deeper burning yes. We help students understand their yes. [3] We cultivate a community of shared responsibility when it comes to alcohol. We help students remember to have each other's backs. Participants will understand the deeper meaning behind WHY they choose to drink (or not to drink), discover the science behind WHAT they drink and your campus alcohol policy, and learn tips and make choices on HOW to drink to avoid going beyond their buzz limit.
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM  Engaging Greek Life in Peer Education
Jayme Trogus, MPH, Director, Elsie S. Shenk Center for Health Education Promotion, Millersville University and Kyle Miller, M.Ed., Director for Fraternity & Sorority Life, Shippensburg University
This presentation will focus on engaging students involved in fraternities and sororities in peer lead health promotion initiatives. The presenters will provide information on the development and implementation of the Greek Life Peer Education program at Millersville University as a harm reduction strategy (alcohol education is one main pillar of education). The presenters will provide a sample of programming and outreach initiatives and will discuss program impact, student feedback, challenges and limitations and next steps for peer educaiton within fraternity and sorority life.

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM  BREAK

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Overview of Resident Assistant (RA) Training
Allison Prim, Alcohol Education Specialist Trainee and Diana Bell, Alcohol Education Specialist Trainee, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
This presentation will provide an overview of the PLCB’s award-winning program that arms RAs with information on how to guide incoming students to help them make decisions that will reduce underage and dangerous drinking. This session will include a round-table discussion to provide guidance in updating the RA training to better address campus concerns.