Training Symposium

The 2016 NLLEA Symposium

The 2016 NLLEA Training Symposium took place April 18-22 in Dover, Delaware, co-hosted by Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement. The symposium provided practical training on operations unique to alcohol law enforcement agencies and provided professionals in the field the opportunity to network and share ideas. The symposium had participants from 14 State and county agencies from across the nation. All of the symposium instructors were active law enforcement officers who have an expertise, as well as recent and real-life experience, in their subject matters.

The 2016 subjects included:

  • Warrantless Search Authority;
  • The Three-Tier System and Trade Practice Investigations;
  • Underage Drinking Enforcement;
  • Illegal Gambling;
  • Special Events Enforcement;
  • Fraudulent Documents;
  • Place of Last Drink (POLD);
  • Undercover Operations;
  • Intelligence Gathering & Sharing;
  • Surveillance Techniques & Procedures;
  • Sales to Intoxicated Persons (SIP);
  • Source Investigations;
  • Social Networking/Cyber-Space Investigations;
  • Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement’s Citizen Academy; and
  • Illegal Manufacturing of Alcohol.

The NLLEA would like to extend a thank you to the following symposium instructors for sharing their practice knowledge:

  • Agent in Charge Greg Croft, Ohio Department of Public Safety:
  • Senior Special Agent Brian Edwards, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Bureau of Law Enforcement;
  • Angela Garnsey, Delaware State Police, Division of Gaming Enforcement;
  • Brian Hedrick, Delaware State Police, Division of Gaming Enforcement;
  • Lieutenant James Jones, Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement;
  • Lieutenant Kevin Jones, Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement;
  • Deputy Director Robert Kracyla, Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement;
  • Sergeant Wesley Kuhl, Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control;
  • Chief Frederick Mahony, Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission;
    Enforcement Supervisor Todd Merlina, Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement;
  • Lieutenant Robert Simpson, University of Delaware Police Department;
  • Agent III Tracy Torres, Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement;
  • Detective Scott Weaver, Delaware State Police, Criminal Intelligence Section;
  • Deputy Commissioner Robert Wiest, Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Control; and
  • Director John Yeomans, Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement.
The NLLEA would also like to thank the Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement for co-hosting the symposium, and especially acknowledge Director John Yeomans for his tireless commitment to making sure all of the necessary details were in place to ensure another successful symposium. Our attendees left the week of training better prepared to uphold public safety and enforce the laws pertaining to alcohol, tobacco and gambling enforcement. Thank you!