Broward County
Crime Commission

"Evil Triumphs When Good People Stand Idly By"

# 754-423-1976
Date Updated 8-17-22
Active Shooters Among Us
Let's Think '
Different' ... Together  
Wednesday, August 17th, 2022, 7:50 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. EDT

8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. - Panel I: 
Preliminary Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters -
The Who, the How, and the Why

BREAK - 9:15 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

9:20 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. - Panel II:  
Should Teachers Be Allowed to
Carry Guns at Schools?  The Debate

BREAK - 10:35 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

10:40 a.m. to 11:55 a.m. - Panel III:
Survivors of Active Shooter Events
 Hear Their Words 

Founded in 1976, by Proclamation of the citizenry of south Florida, the Broward County Crime Commission is one of 22 Citizen Crime Commissions in America, and the fifth oldest in the United States.  Its mission is to assess and evaluate crime, and social issues which can transpire into crime, within Broward County (and the state of Florida, in general), and to work in concert with the General Public, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice System to derive preemptive and preventive solutions to such crimes, through Behavioral Health Analytics, Academic Programs, and Community Outreach Programs.

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9th Annual Juvenile Violence Webinar:

Is Society Creating a Nation of Active Shooter Events?

Date: Wednesday, December 1st

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Four Panels for the Day:

I.  Gun Violence in Communities Across the U.S.A: Coming to a City Near You?

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

  • Dr. Michael Alicea, Professor, School of Social Work, Barry University

  • Retired Major, Ken Cowley, Hallandale Beach Police Department

  • Dr. Dan O'Brien, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University

  • Ret. Colonel Alvin Pollock, Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO)

MODERATOR:   Dr. Maria Teahan, Dean, School of Social Work, Barry University

BREAK: 9:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m.

II.  CASE STUDY EVENT - Juveniles Shooting at Police Officers

9:05 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.

  • Dr. Marsha Brown, Psychologist

  • Sheriff Mike Chitwood, Sheriff, Volusia County Sheriff's Department

MODERATOR: Judge Mindy Brown

BREAK: 10:05 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

III. The Effects of Psychotropic Drugs on Juveniles

 10:10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m.

  • Ms. Diane Stein, President of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). Florida Chapter

  • Mr. Robert Whitaker, Journalist/President, Mad in America - Science, Psychiatry and Social Justice
  • Pamela Seefeld, R.Ph., Pharmacognosy Consultant

  • Dr. Peter Jensen, Founder, The Reach Institute

MODERATOR: James DePelisi, Director/CEO, Broward County Crime Commission

BREAK: 11:10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

IV.  School Shootings are Mounting Up.....Again! Sixteen, So Far, in 2021

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • Dr. Jay Cerio, Dean Graduate/Continued Studies, Alfred University of New York

  • Judge James Martz, 15th Judicial Circuit 

  • Ms.Marisa B. Nowitz, MSW, LCSW-SDirector of School and Community Engagement,The Trauma and Grief (TAG) Center at The Hackett Center for Mental Health | Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute 

  • Ms. Karen Pillis, Executive Director, West End Center for Youth, Inc., Roanoke, VA

  • Ret. Colonel Alvin Pollock, Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO)

  • Attorney Douglas Rudman, The Rudman Law Group

MODERATOR: Dr. Michael Brannon, The Institute of Behavioral Sciences and the Law

The Broward County Crime Commission is one of the foremost and pioneering Crime Commissions constituted in the United States. Established and Founded by Frank R. Pinter in 1976, the Crime Commission was initially constructed as a civilian monitor for the Criminal Justice System. It evolved out of a concern and petition from the citizens of Broward County, to ensure that Law Enforcement was properly funded and allotted the maximum resources to fight crime in Broward County.


Today, the Broward County Crime Commission’s primary purpose is to study, report and make recommendations in all areas of public safety and public protection. With an expressed interest in continually improving the Criminal Justice System, one of the main edicts of the Crime Commission is to preserve the integrity of the governmental process, so that law enforcement is well equipped to better protect the citizens of Broward County.

As such, the Broward County Crime Commission seeks innovative solutions and works in cooperation with federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies. Valuing these relationships, the Crime Commission serves as both a liaison of public sentiment and a resource of information to Broward County’s 38 criminal justice agencies regarding a myriad of public safety issues, including but not limited to: training, public security, business intelligence policing, human resources, police science & technology, inter-agency cooperation, and law enforcement finance & economics.


Additionally, the Crime Commission promotes citizen communication and involvement via a variety of community-based initiatives.

Contact Info:

Broward County Crime Commission 23380 Carolwood Lane, Suite #3308, Boca Raton, Florida 33428 

Phone: 754-423-1976


Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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