View All Events 2024 MPPOA Violent Crime Summit

2024 MPPOA Violent Crime Summit

Violent crime is at an all-time high in MinnesotaThe increased crime rate has many of our communities in fear and departments inundated with increased casesLearn from professionals in areas of violent crime as they discuss current trends and offer solutions to combat this dire situation.  


8:00-8:30 am Registration

8:30-8:45 am Welcoming Remarks, Imran Ali

8:45-9:00 am Opening Remarks, Brian Peters

9:00-10:00 am BCA Updates and Trends, Drew Evans

10:00-10:30 am Violence Against Law Enforcement: Why is it Increasing, Deputy Joseph Kill

10:30-10:45 am Break-Networking

10:45-11:45 am Addressing Violent Crime in Minnesota With our Federal Partners, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger

11:45-12:00 pm Awards - Meritorious Service Award and Officer of the Year Award

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch (Provided)

1:00-2:00 pm Behind the Scenes of Trooper Londregan Prosecution: What We Learned, Chris Madel, Imran Ali, Brian Peters

2:00-3:00 pm Legislative Panel Call to Action for Legislatures Regarding Violence Against Law Enforcement, Moderator Dave Titus, Representative Kelly Moller, Representative Paul Novotny, Senator Warren Limmer

3:00-3:15 pm Break

3:15-4:15 pm The Violent Engagement on Law Enforcement: Against All Odds, Imran Ali and Sean Ruge

4:15-4:30 pm Closing Remarks, MPPOA President Shane Myre

4:30-5:30 pm Networking - Intelligence Sharing 

Hotel Information:

AmericInn by Wyndham - Mounds View
2200 Mounds View Blvd
Mounds View, MN 55112

The rate will be $119 plus tax per night your guests will be able to go online and put a code for the block in or call the hotel directly at 763-786-2000 to make reservations. 

Date & Time

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2024
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The Mermaid Event Center
2200 Mounds View Blvd.
Mounds View, MN 55112


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Brian Peters

Executive Director of Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association
Brian Peters has been the Executive Director of the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA) since June 2019. MPPOA represents the state’s 10,000+ public safety officials who hold active law enforcement licenses. Members include police officers, correctional officers, and dispatchers. MPPOA is the largest association representing public safety professionals in the State of Minnesota. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Peters led Target Corporation’s Global Crisis Management, Threat Assessment and Travel Security Program. Before leaving Target for the MPPOA, Peters served on Target’s Executive Services Team tasked with the Safety and Security of Target’s top Executive Leadership Team. Prior to his role at Target, Peters served as a police officer for 14 years in the City of Brooklyn Center, a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis. He was a community service officer, patrol officer, sergeant, and commander. Peters holds a Master’s Degree in Police Administration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Peters is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 251. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and two children.

Imran Ali

Attorney, Senior Director of Training, Consulting and Investigation Services
Imran is a distinguished trial lawyer and shareholder at Eckberg Lammers, bringing two decades of legal expertise to his role as the Executive Director of Training, Consulting, and Investigation Services (LETAC). Imran's commitment extends beyond the courtroom, where he has successfully handled intricate cases, including homicide, sexual assault, and human trafficking. With a passion for victim advocacy, Imran has become a prominent figure in the criminal justice profession, training judges, law students, and thousands of law enforcement professionals nationwide. Recognized for his outstanding contributions, he was named Minnesota Attorney of the Year in 2016 and 2020, solidifying his reputation as a legal luminary dedicated to upholding justice with honor and integrity.

David Titus

President of Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association

Rep. Kelly Moller

Rep. Kelly Moller (DFL) District: 40A
Rep. Kelly Moller is Chair of the House Public Safety Committee. She is a Democrat serving her 3rd term and represents the Shoreview, Arden Hills, and Mounds View area – which includes this Mermaid Events Center. Professionally, she is an attorney and works for the Hennepin County Attorney’s office as a prosecutor. Kelly has authored or co-authored hundreds of bills, many of which have been signed into law with bipartisan support. Kelly has led on public safety, including reforming Minnesota’s laws to provide justice for sexual assault victims. Her bill to increase apprehension of carjackers was the first item agreed upon by the bipartisan Public Safety Conference Committee this year. Kelly works tirelessly on gun violence prevention policy to ensure people who should not have guns are unable to access them.

State Representative Paul Novotny

State Representative Paul Novotny
State Representative Paul Novotny is currently serving his third term representing Elk River, Otsego, Nowthen, and Oak Grove in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Rep. Novotny is the Republican Minority Lead of the House of Representatives Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee. Prior to his legislative service, Novotny was a licensed Peace Officer and served for more than 33 years in various assignments for the Sherburne County Sherriff’s Office, including Patrol Sergeant, Investigative Sergeant, and Firearms/Use of Force Instructor. Rep. Novotny has been a successful legislative leader for peace officers in training, pension, mental health and disability rights, and has worked to prevent bills from becoming law that would be detrimental to the law enforcement profession. Rep. Novotny has also sponsored legislation that will make our communities safer and help victims of crime. His bill that makes carjacking a crime (HF 478) became law last year, and his efforts to increase the penalties for sale and possession of fentanyl during the 2021 – 22 legislative session (HF 3424) laid the groundwork for the changes that were enacted last year.

Senator Warren Limmer

Senator Warren Limmer
Senator Warren Limmer is the ranking Republican on the Senate’s Judiciary Committee, where all public safety and law enforcement bills are heard. He’s previously been Chair of the Committee when Republicans are in majority control. Senator Limmer was first elected to the Mn House of Representatives in 1988 and has served in the Senate since 1995 – so he’s on his 10th term. He represents the Maple Grove area. Sen. Limmer is an incredible advocate for law enforcement – he’s worked tirelessly in support of police and we’re grateful for his efforts.

Drew Evans

Superintendent for BCA
Drew Evans was named the Superintendent of the BCA in 2015. Prior to this role, Evans worked for the BCA Investigations Division: Homicide Unit as a special agent and senior special agent where he conducted and oversaw violent crime investigations throughout Minnesota. Prior to being appointed as the superintendent, he served as the BCA Assistant Superintendent since 2012 and other investigative assignments prior to that role. Evans also served as a police officer for the city of White Bear Lake where he held a variety of roles, last as a detective, prior to joining the BCA. In 2023, Evans was appointed as the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor for the state of Minnesota.

Andrew Luger

U.S. Attorney, Andrew Luger
Andrew M. Luger was appointed by President Joseph R. Biden and sworn in on March 30, 2022, as the 37th United States Attorney for the District of Minnesota. As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Luger leads an office that is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes in the district, including crimes related to terrorism, firearms, narcotics, child exploitation, human trafficking, financial fraud, healthcare fraud, public corruption, and tribal justice issues. The office is also responsible for representing the United States in affirmative and defensive civil cases, as well as assisting communities throughout Minnesota in community-building efforts designed to enhance public safety. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appointed Mr. Luger to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC). Created in 1973, the AGAC advises the Attorney General on matters of policy, procedure, and management impacting the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys and elevates the voices of U.S. Attorneys in Department policies. Prior to returning to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Luger was a partner in the Minneapolis office of Jones Day from 2017 – 2022. As a member of the firm’s Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice, he represented local and international companies and was a leader of the firm's national hate crimes and extremism initiative. Mr. Luger was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Minnesota’s United States Attorney from 2014 – 2017. In 1995, Mr. Luger joined the law firm of Greene Espel in Minneapolis, where he was a partner until 2014. Mr. Luger has also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (1989 – 1992) and for the District of Minnesota (1992 – 1995), where he prosecuted a wide variety of narcotics and violent crimes, as well as complex white collar frauds. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center (1985), and earned his bachelor's degree from Amherst College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1981).

Christopher Madel

Christopher W. ("Chris") Madel is regularly sought after to represent business entities, law firms, and individuals in their most sensitive and grave matters. He has represented clients in many delicate and high-profile investigations and lawsuits (civil and criminal), including trying numerous cases before juries and judges. On several occasions, clients and other lawyers have asked him to assume first-chair responsibility for upcoming jury and bench trials. A former Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., his experience includes representing clients in substantial minority-shareholder disputes, billion-dollar claims in connection with major corporate acquisitions, alleged theft of trade secrets, computer hacking, corporate espionage, securities/FINRA litigation, allegations of attorney malpractice and misconduct, as well as defending claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies relating to alleged white-collar crimes and regulatory violations. He has also represented top executives, politicians, judges, professional athletes, law-enforcement officers (state and federal), and other lawyers in extremely sensitive matters, including alleged fraud, securities, bid-rigging, extortion, harassment, assault, and criminal sexual conduct, often resolving such matters privately and without any publicity. In 2024, Chris served as lead counsel representing Minnesota State Patrol Trooper Ryan Londregan against murder, manslaughter, and first-degree assault charges. In the June 2024 press conference where she labeled him a "high-powered lawyer," the Hennepin County Attorney dropped all charges against Trooper Londregan.

Senator Ron Latz

Senator Ron Latz
Senator Ron Latz is the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is a Democrat from St. Louis Park and served in the MN House for four years, then the Senate since 2026. He’s in his 6th term.

Sean Ruge

Father of Fallen Officer Matthew Ruge

Joseph Kill

Deputy Sergeant
Joe Kill is a sergeant with the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office where he is currently assigned to the Gun Unit. Prior to that, he served as an officer with the White Bear Lake Police Lake Police Department and an MP with the Minnesota Army National Guard. In March 2024, he was shot during a pursuit by a suspect with an extensive criminal history who was fleeing in a motor vehicle. The suspect was later captured and showed no remorse for his actions.

This course is offered and conducted by Eckberg Lammers’ Law Enforcement Training Academy & Consulting team of experienced trainers and consultants. Information provided in these trainings does not constitute or contain legal advice, nor do they establish and attorney-client relationship.

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