MDIAI 2018 Educational Conference


Gulfport, MS

March 26 - 28

Keynote Speaker

         E.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

       Timothy Rutledge

Timothy Rutledge became the Director of Training for the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy (RCTA) in August 2009 after a lengthy law enforcement career in Mississippi. A former police officer and deputy sheriff, he retired from the Mississipi Bureau of Narcotics in June of 2009 after a distinguished and highly awarded career. He is the author of 23 statutes in Mississippi and is the founder of the Law Enforcement Alliance for Peer Support (LEAPS). 


Courtyard Gulfport Beachfront
1600 East Beach Blvd.
Gulfport, MS 39501

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