Speaker Bios

Dave Funkhouser, Chief of Police – City of Kiel

Wednesday, February 6 :: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Personal Growth and Development for Law Enforcement

Chief Dave Funkhouser has served in Wisconsin law enforcement for over 29 years including service as a patrol officer, Detective, Lieutenant, and Captain for the City of Delafield and City of Pewaukee police department before being appointed Chief of Police for the City of Kiel Police Department in 2005.

During his career, Chief Funkhouser has received numerous awards and recognition for his service in law enforcement including awards for meritorious service, officer of the year, and most recently, the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Leadership Award.

Dave served as the elected President of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association representing over 400 Police Chiefs in the State of Wisconsin and also served as President of the Wisconsin Police Leadership Foundation. Dave now serves as Past President of both organizations providing leadership mentoring.

Dave is an accomplished public speaker and has been invited to give presentations on leadership and motivation to many different groups and associations including presentations for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the International Chiefs of Police Association, the Wisconsin Command College, and he has been a keynote speaker for church groups, colleges, civic groups, college graduations, and for law enforcement organizations.
Dave and his wife Jill have 6 children and they reside in Kiel Wisconsin. In his free time he enjoys camping with his family, downhill skiing, and playing softball.

Lieutenant Jim Glennon, Calibre Press

Tuesday, February 5:: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Read, Recognize & Respond

Lt Jim Glennon, a third generation law enforcement officer, retired from the Lombard, IL Police Department after more than 29 years of service. Commanding both Patrol and Detective Units, he was selected as the first Commander of Investigations for the newly formed DuPage County Homicide Task Force.

Jim has a BA in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Police Management. He attended Northwestern University’s Staff and Command College, was elected class president, won the prestigious Kreml Leadership award and subsequently joined the adjunct instructor staff. Teaching for over 20 years in both law enforcement and private industry, he specializes in three fields: Officer Safety, Communication and Leadership.

Lt. Glennon is the editorial director for Calibre Press. He has written for several other law enforcement publications and won the acclaimed “MAGGIE” Award for Columnist of the Year in 2010.
Jim is the author of the book: Arresting Communication: Essential Interaction Skills for Law enforcement, which was named one of the “top 10 law enforcement books of all time”.

In 2012 Jim’s company Lifeline Training acquired Calibre Press and the storied Street Survival Seminar, marking this as the first time the company has been owned and operated by law enforcement in its 34 year history.

Chris Prochut, Mental Health Advocate and Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention Trainer

Monday, February 4:: 8:30AM – 10:30PM
Taking Care of Our Own

Chris Prochut (pro-hut) is a mental health advocate and law enforcement suicide prevention trainer.

Over the past eight years, Chris has had the honor to present to over 8,000 law enforcement officers across the United States and Canada on the topics of suicide and depression warning signs, medication myths, department policy revision, and told of his personal experience with the stigma of mental health issues.  Chris has presented at many NAMI organized Crisis Intervention Team Trainings (CIT) where he addresses the subject of “Taking care of our own” and has been featured at various specialized law enforcement conferences advising departments on program development to assist officers at risk for suicide.  Feedback from these trainings shows just how well received Chris’s message is, how the topics of suicide and mental illness are rarely discussed within law enforcement, and how education and training are causing a paradigm shift within police departments.

Chris is a member of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Death Response (LEDR) Team, a former trainer in QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) suicide prevention program, a FBI National Academy (FBINA) Enrichment Speaker, a FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) Officer Safety and Wellness Committee Member, and an active volunteer with BringChange2Mind; an organization founded by Actress Glenn Close to end the stigma surrounding mental illness

Chris was recognized with the 2017 HOPES Award for his achievements in advancing suicide prevention in law enforcement by Mental Health America – Wisconsin.

This year, Chris was presented with an “Iris Award” by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Wisconsin for his Outstanding Contributions, dedication, and support to promote the mission and vision of NAMI Wisconsin.  Chris was also honored in June with the “Unsung Hero” Award presented by the FBI – Milwaukee Citizens Academy.

Chris resides in Hartford, Wisconsin with his wife Jennifer and their children Chase (14) and Ashlyn (10).

Greg Young, M.Div. FBI Chaplain

Monday, February 4 :: 10:30AM – 12:30AM
How to be Resilient in Law Enforcement in Challenging Times

Greg Youngis a chaplain with the FBI, and the chaplain and psychological debriefer for the Germantown, Police Department as well as a psychological debriefer for several agencies following traumatic events. Greg is a Resilience/Post traumatic growth and crisis intervention consultant and trainer.

He presented at the “Symposium for Hope, Resilience, and Recovery, Following the Sandy Hook Tragedy” at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut and co-led a follow-up debriefing for the first responders to Sandy Hook on day two. Greg as deployed to the Sikh Temple mass shooting and provided psychological first aid to the Sikh Temple members and the FBI evidence recovery team following the incident. He was also deployed to the Azana Spa shooting and provided psychological first aid to the Spa staff and clients who experienced the shooting.

He has written articles for national Law Enforcement magazines on crisis communications. He has been interviewed numerous times by media regarding mass casualties in this country.

Greg has responded to many other local and regional critical incidents.

He travels nationwide and teaches seminars at colleges, agencies, and conferences.