Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime.
Col. Grossman is a former West Point Psychology Professor, Professor of Military Science, and an Army Ranger who has combined his experiences to become the founder of a new field of scientific endeavor, which has been termed “killology.” He has made contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current “virus” of violent crime that is raging around the world, and the process of healing the victims of violence, in war and peace.
Dr. Jennifer Hesterman
Due to current circumstances in the Middle East, Dr. Hesterman had to cancel. A NEW SPEAKER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
Assistant Chief Mike Zaro
On November 29, 2009, the Lakewood Police Department experienced one of the most traumatic losses in American law enforcement history. On that day a convicted felon on parole from Arkansas walked in to the coffee shop where four Lakewood Officers were on a break. The suspect entered with the singular purpose of murdering the officers. When the incident was over, four officers lay dead and one of the largest manhunts in history ensued. Assistant Chief Zaro will bring the facts of the incident, the lessons learned, and the effects on the department over the five years that followed.