Maritime Security West and Marine Law Enforcement Conference Schedule and Agenda



Time & Location



Foss Waterway Seaport

Briefings held at the

Foss Waterway Seaport Museum

Sept. 18th to Sept. 20th: Enhanced Vessel Operators Course (Group 1)
Sept. 20th to Sept. 22nd:  Enhanced Vessel Operators Course (Group 2)
WA State Parks Boating Commission will be conducting EVOC (Enhanced Vessel Operations Courses) for all marine law enforcement officers including those attending from outside WA State.  The Enhanced Vessel Operator Courses will teach students the intricacies of team coordination and vessel intercepts, pursuits, shadowing, and herding. This course is intense and designed for sworn officers and USCG personnel with over 6 months of boat handling experience.  These courses will take place nearby at Foss Waterway Seaport and will occur in 3 days increments.  Upon completion of the course, all students will receive NASBLA certification.
Registration is open to all Qualified Maritime Security West and Marine Law Enforcement Conference Attendees

  Sept. 20th, 2017

Transportation will be provided for all special events


Bicentennial Pavilion

Exhibit Hall

Exhibitor Set Up



Bicentennial Pavilion

The Department of Energy CTOS–Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training’s “Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations for Law Enforcement” Course
The “Radiological/Nuclear WMD Operations for Law Enforcement” Course provides law enforcement personnel with fundamental knowledge regarding two distinct mission spaces related to Radiological/Nuclear threats. The course addresses the Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection (PRND) mission including program structure, operational modes and federal assets.  The response mission area includes an overview of recognition of the threat or incident, protective measures, notifications and securing the incident site during Radiological/Nuclear WMD incident as they relate to law enforcement operations.  Click here to register
John Brenner, National Outreach Director, Counter-Terrorism Operation Support (CTOS), U.S. Department of Energy’s - National Nuclear Security Administration
 CaptainMartin 100px Captain William “Jack” Martin, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission


Port of Tacoma

Fabulich Center

Port of Tacoma Luncheon

Port of Tacoma Regional Partnership Open House and Capabilities Showcase

Showcase and displays of security assets such as command center, vessels and other security technologies owned and operated by the Port of Tacoma and their partners.


Port of Tacoma

Port of Tacoma Security Tour

  • Tour to be conducted by bus


Foss Waterway Seaport Marina

On-Water Tactical Vessel Pursuit Exercise Demonstration
Demonstration of pursuit and interdiction techniques using law enforcement vessels in an operational setting to be conducted by trainers of the EVOC program (Enhance Vessel Operators Course).

On-Water and Pier-side Vessel and Technology Demonstration

  • Dallmeier Electronics

  • Inventech Marine Solutions

  • SAFE Boats International

  • Teledyne Marine


Foss Waterway

Seaport Museum

The Seal’s Odyssey Campfire Tour: Everyone has a mission.  What is yours?

SEAL's ODYSSEY TOUR is an interactive speaking event staged around a campfire with narrator Jonathan Gilliam and author Marc Lonergan-Hertel—joined by a team of protectors.
Mission: Create your personal odyssey. Follow your dreams and listen to the ones who have navigated the path of the protector ahead of you. It can change your life...if you pause for a moment—and listen.
  • Marc Lonergan-Hertel, Former Navy SEAL Sniper and Professional Explorer, Author of ‘A SEAL’s Odyssey

  • Jonathan Gilliam, SEAL, FBI Agent, Media Personality, Author

Networking Reception Running Concurrently with Camp Fire Discussion

Sept. 21st, 2017

All Events will be held in the Hotel Murano Bicentennial Pavilion


Exhibit Hall Open


Exhibit Hall

Registration and Continental Breakfast


Main Session

Presentation of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance


Main Session

Welcoming Remarks:

NeakSmall  Sareth Neak, President, Homeland Security Outlook
Wolfe 100px John Wolfe, CEO, The Northwest Seaport Alliance
 Alonzo 100px Wade Alonzo, Boating Law Administrator, WA State Parks and Recreation Commission


Main Session

Regional Leadership Panel

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Captain Linda A. Sturgis, Sector Commander and Captain of the Port, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound

Lead Panelist

CaptSwainson 100px Captain E.J. Swainson, Homeland Security Division, Washington State Patrol
nophotoSmall Louis Cooper, Senior Director Security and Labor Relation, Port of Tacoma


Room A

SECTOR “Statewide Electronic Collision & Ticket Online Records” for Marine Law Enforcement Use
Art Brown 100px Art Brown, Chief of Information Management, WA State Parks


Room B

Oil Spill Prevention and Response
Ferguson 100px Scott J. Ferguson, Spills Prevention Manager, WA Dept. of Ecology
 Hoaglan 100px Deputy Hersh T Hoaglan, Air Support Unit, King County Sheriff's Office


Room A

State of WA Vessel Registration Guidance
Alonzo 100px Wade Alonzo, Boating Law Administrator, WA State Parks and Recreation Commission
George Price, Assistant Division Manager of the Programs and Services Division, Washington Department of Licensing


Room B

Risk and Crisis Communications:  Dealing With the Press and Social Media Before, During and After an Incident
WrightSmall Det. Candice Wright, Long Beach Police Dept., Long Beach FBI JTTF


Room A

Underwater Investigation Techniques and Processes:  In-Water Death Investigation
Lundborg 100px Chief Micah Lundborg, City of Edgewood Police Department, Pierce County Metro Dive Team Commander


Exhibit Hall

Join Luncheon


Room B

Enhancing Coastal and Border Security through High Performance Data Analysis

Palmer 100px Bob Palmer, MS, MA, VP, Solutions and Innovation, SAP National Security Services (NS2)


Room A

Medical Response:  Effective Bleeding Control
Vechhio 100px Paul Vecchio, Vice President, Training and Special Programs, North American Rescue


Room B

Maritime Security Regulatory Update for Marine Terminals
Laurie Thomas Small Laurie Thomas, Maritime Security Coordinator, The All Hazards Training Center, The University of Findlay


Room A

South Central Region Search and Rescue Round Table Fall 2017 Meeting and Discussion

The fall meeting's main agenda item is a discussion of the previous boating season, any issues, lessons learned, and how search and rescue professional can improve their operations.  Discussion is open to all participants


Room B

Recent Cyber Security Incidents:  The Maersk Line and APM Terminal Attacks
Castaneda 100px LCDR Xochitl Castañeda, Inspection and Investigation, U.S. Coast Guard District 13


Room B

Cyber Security Risk Mitigation and Incident Response
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Michael K. Hamilton, CISSP, Founder, President, and CISO, Critical Informatics
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David Matthews, CISSP, Former Director of Global Incident Response for Expedia, Inc. and Former Deputy Chief Information Officer for the City of Seattle


Room A

Medical Response:  The Effects of Cold Water Injuries
Dr.Steinman 100px RADM (USCG Ret) Alan M. Steinman, MD, MPH, Former Director of Health and Safety for the U.S. Coast Guard


Room B

Port Protest Response:  Keeping the peace while maintaining operations
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Gerard Fiola, Chief of Security and Facility Security Officer, Port of Tacoma


Exhibit Hall

Joint Networking Reception

Sept. 22nd, 2017

All Events will be held in the Hotel Murano Bicentennial Pavilion

7:30-2:30 Exhibit Hall Open


Exhibit Hall

Continental Breakfast and Exhibit Visit


Main Session

Marine Law Enforcement Guest Speaker
otte 100px Alex Otte, Advocate Against Boating Under the Influence


Main Session

Morning Keynote:  Arctic Domain Awareness
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Randy "Church" Kee, Major General, USAF (ret), Executive Director, Arctic Domain Awareness Center of Excellence, University of Alaska


Room B

Operation Arctic Shield 2017
 Lindstrom 100px Captain Ted Lindstrom (USCG Retired), U.S. Coast District 13


Room A

Advanced BUI Detection
Klump 100px Sergeant Dan Klump, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Police


Room A

Vessel Impound:  New WA State Rules
Alonzo 100px Wade Alonzo, Boating Law Administrator, WA State Parks and Recreation Commission
 nophotoSmall Chris Herman, Senior Director, Trade & Transportation, Washington Public Ports Association


Room B

Maritime Border Surveillance:  Detecting and Tracking the Small Dark Vessel

National Maritime Sensor Survey and Its Impact

Christopher Hickey, Information Sharing Action Officer, Homeland Maritime Border Security, National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office

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Michael Carlson, Regional Director, Pacific Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Haselkorn 100px  Professor Mark Haselkorn, Director, Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR)
nophotoSmall Additional Panelist TBA


Room A

WA State Parks Marine Law Enforcement Open Discussion:  Collaborative Training, Outreach, Education and More
 Alonzo 100px Wade Alonzo, Boating Law Administrator, WA State Parks and Recreation Commission
Hodges 100px Hoyle E Hodges, Marine Law Enforcement Coordinator, WA. State Parks


Room B

Homeland Security Information Network and Other Information Sharing Best Practices 
 Graham 100px Kia Graham, Counterterrorism Analyst, Washington State Fusion Center
Michael Zagyva 100px Michael Zagyva, HSIN Mission Advocate, Department of Homeland Security
nophotoSmall Tyler Manuel, Business Process Engineer, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound JHOC


Main Session

WA State Parks Marine Law Enforcement Awards Presentation


Exhibit Hall

MSW and MLE Joint Luncheon


Room A

WA State Common Operating Picture: Capabilities and tools to build full maritime and situational awareness across WA
nophotoSmall Captain Paul McDonagh, Seattle Police Department
BobP 100px Bob Pessimier, Technology Consultant, The Public Safety Technology Review


Room A

Rules and Regulations for Drones Use and Response
Dement 100px Mike DeMent-Myers, Aviation Safety Inspector, All Weather Operations, Federal Aviation Administration


Main Session

Closing Remarks
NeakSmall Sareth Neak, President, Homeland Security Outlook