MDIAI 2018 Educational Conference


Gulfport, MS

March 26 - 28

Keynote Speaker

         Mick Mollica is a 30 year veteran in law enforcement, serving 9 years as a police officer and 21 years as a Special Agent /Supervisor for the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement. As a Special Agent/Supervisor, He worked numerous assignments and received awards for his work and investigations in heroin, cocaine and other drug undercover operations, marijuana eradication, asset forfeiture, clandestine labs, drug influence training and others. He has an Associate degree in Criminal Justice, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Supervisory certificates from California Peace Officers Standards and Training.

         Mr. Mollica is president and CEO of LEARN Associates Inc, a company that specializes in drug law enforcement training. He has a highly developed expertise in law enforcement training, has provided training and expertise to over 45,000 students throughout the United States, Central America, Soviet Union and Europe. He has testified as an expert in Federal and State courts in numerous jurisdictions including other states. He is a consultant and contractor for the Department of Defense, California Peace Officers Standards and Training, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Crime Prevention, COPS program and the Fox Valley Technical College, WI. He had been an adjunct professor and on staff for over 15 years at Sierra College, Ca. where he received, “Professor of the year in 2008”. He is a lifetime member and has sat on executive board of the California Narcotics Officers Association.

          He is considered to be and is utilized as an expert in narcotics investigations and substance abuse training.

         He is a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran, serving as Battalion Chief Scout For 3rd Marines where he was awarded the Combat Action ribbon, service medal with 2*, good conduct medal, a meritorious field promotion and the Purple Heart.

Guest Speakers

Tim Rutledge

Tim Rutledge was an Agent of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics from 1983 to 2009. While at MBN, he received dozens of commendations and awards for his work at MBN including multiple federal awards, the director’s award, and metro officer of the year (Jackson). During his career, he made hundreds of felony arrests and supervised more than a thousand investigations. He has served as an instructor in firearms, survival and swat tactics, constitutional law, drug identification and pharmacology, critical incident management, pharmaceutical diversion, informant management, use of deadly force, supervision, wiretaps, and many other topics.

Tim has been designated as an Honorary Pharmacist by the State Board of Pharmacy for his accomplishments and leadership in the area of pharmaceutical investigations. Tim was the first President of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Agents Benevolent Association, an organization created with his leadership designed to assist agents in time of personal crisis. He has authored 23 statutes in the State of Mississippi on a variety of topics including the state’s wiretap law, methamphetamine production, overdose deaths, subpoenas, and in 2006, the peer support privilege law.

He retired from the Bureau of Narcotics in 2009 and became the Director of Training for the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy (RCTA), Department of Defense entity which trains thousands of law enforcement officers each year. Since 2009, approximately 70,000 officers have been trained under his leadership. Altogether, Tim has trained more than 100,000 officers in his career.

He is founder and director of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support (LEAPS). With approximately 600 certified officers, LEAPS has provided emotional support for thousands of Mississippi Officers. LEAPS has now expanded to 11 other states and continues to grow.

Tim received his Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Mississippi where he was the President of the Ole Miss Law Enforcement Fraternity. He attended Itawamba Junior College where he was President of the Student Body and a Hall of Fame member.

Special Agent Daniel Champney (FBI)

SA Daniel Champney entered service with the FBI in 2009 and was assigned to the Jackson Division upon graduation from the FBI Academy in July 2009. While in the Jackson Division, SA Champney has worked a variety of white-collar cases, including major bank frauds, mortgage frauds and securities and investment frauds and some public corruption matters. More recently, SA Champney has been assigned to work on Health Care Fraud. In addition to working cases, SA Champney is the team leader for the Jackson Division’s Evidence Response Team and is a certified instructor for the FBI.  Prior to the FBI, SA Champney practiced law in Nashville, Tennessee.

Greg Scarbro (FBI)

Mr. Scarbro has been with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for thirty-four years, serving in a program management capacity for a majority of that time.  He currently serves as the Unit Chief for the FBI, Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS), Biometric Services Section (BSS), Customer Support Unit.  He is responsible for all law enforcement outreach associated with the various FBI BSS person-centric services.   He formerly served as the Unit Chief for the FBI, Uniform Crime Reporting Program and as Program Manager for the development of the FBI CJIS Division advisory policy process.

Jason Gill (DEA)

More TBA


Topics covered at this conference will include:

+ Dangers of the New Synthetics                                                  + Crime Scene Management
+ Fentanyl                                                                                          + Crime Scene Safety
+ FBI NGI (Next Generation Identification) Overview                 + Legal Updates
+ Surviving the Stress of the Job                                                   + More TBA



The conference will be held at the Courtyard Gulfport Beachfront.
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Conference Fees

Student(full-time student)............$75.00



This conference has been approved for twenty-four (24) continuing education credit hours for the Mississippi Board on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training, as well as, the Mississippi State Medical Examiner’s Office.


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