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ROCIC 2021 Spring Conference

March 14-17, 2021 — Myrtle Beach, SC

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  • The Anatomy of Modern Direct Action Protests
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Alternative Right Radically Motivated Extremist
  • ANTIFA: Move Like Water
  • Intelligence Gathering During Civil Unrest
  • Surviving Violent Encounters and Threats
  • Narcotics Officers and Law Enforcement Departments Confronting the Rise of Social Unrest
  • Anti-Government Militias
  • Picking Up the Pieces: Bombing and Explosives

*Topics are subject to change*

The registration fee is $150 per attendee for ROCIC or RISS member agencies.
The registration fee for non-member agencies is $250 per attendee.
*Registration fee includes all ROCIC training sessions and information exchange.

Registration and payment are required prior to the training. All registration fees must be made by check or credit card and received by ROCIC no later than March 1st to secure your spot at the conference. If payment is not received by March 1st, you will be notified, and the spot will be cancelled or given to someone on the waiting list.

Refund policy: All refunds must be made in writing and received by March 13th to receive a full refund of registration fees. Please email Tammy Kittrell at tkittrell@rocic.riss.net with your refund request.

Registration payment can be made by credit card, check, or cash. If paying by credit card, payment link will be included with email confirmation and sent to the email address listed when registering. There is a $6 processing fee per attendee for all credit card payments. Please make all checks payable to “ROCIC” and forward to the following address:

ROCIC Training
Attn: 2021 Spring Membership Conference
545 Marriott Drive, Suite 850
Nashville, TN 37214

All registration fee payments must be received no later than: March 1, 2021. Include the names of those attending on all correspondence.
TAX ID# 62-1046640

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If you are unable to register online or need assistance, please email training@rocic.riss.net

*Attendees are responsible for lodging, meals and travel.

“ROCIC training and information sharing events are restricted to full time employed  law enforcement and prosecutorial personnel, to include investigative and analytical support staff. Private security, contract, reserve, auxiliary, and part time employees are not eligible for attendance.”

Sunday, March 14
3:00pm – 7:00pm Onsite Registration

Monday, March 15
7:30am – 9am Onsite Registration

9:00am -9:30am Opening Ceremonies
9:30am-11:45am The Anatomy of Modern Direct Action Protests
11:45AM-12:15PM State Intelligence Meetings
12:15PM-1:30pm Lunch-On Your Own
1:30pm-5:00pm Today’s White Racially Motivated Extremists: From Historical White Nationalism to Accelerationism

Tuesday, March 16
8:30am – 11:00am ANTIFA: Move Like Water
11:00am-12:30pm Intelligence Gathering During Civil Unrest
12:30pm-1:45pm Lunch- On Your Own
1:45pm-5:00pm Surviving Violent Encounters and Threats

Wednesday, March 17
8:30am -10:15am Narcotic Officers and Law Enforcement Departments Confronting the Rise of Social Unrest
10:15am-11:45am Anti-Government Militias
11:45am-1:00pm Lunch- On Your Own
1:00pm-3:00pm Picking Up the Pieces: Multi-Agency Response to Bombing Investigations

*All times are Eastern Daylight Time*


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The Anatomy of Modern Direct Action Protests 

The level of sophistication and organization allowed by modern technology has changed protest dynamics.

Drawing from his experiences in the middle of the 2020 protests, Chief Hirjak will address modern protester tactics used in large scale protests such as methods used by protesters to organize, communicate, obfuscate, drive a narrative, and control crowds to their ends. 

The speaker will also discuss tactics he has witnessed or employed in countering these types of organized crowds and share some of the personal and organizational lessons he learned during the summer of 2020.

Today’s White Racially Motivated Extremists: From Historical White Nationalism to Accelerationism 

This presentation will cover some of the racially motivated extremist groups that are being seen and affecting investigations such as: KKK, Atomwaffen (Satanic accelerationists with the Siege culture), The Base (Siege culture and most in depth).

It will also discuss ideological beliefs (Christian Identity vs. Pagan) in the white supremacy movement.

Antifa: Move Like Water 

This relevant and timely presentation will provide law enforcement officers with an introductory overview of the anti-fascist protest movement in the United States.

As direct action protest activity continues to dominate the landscape of jurisdictions small and large, attendees will learn about this autonomous movement and the tactics often employed to resist, intimidate, and dissuade individuals and groups they deem racist and fascist.

In addition to criminal activity, attendees will learn how antifa utilizes social media to communicate, recruit, and disseminate propaganda.

It will cover who they believe the “Fascists” are and the ideologies they take issue with.

This will include a brief introduction to the Proud Boys and the Boogaloo/III% ideologies

Intelligence Gathering During Civil Unrest 

Civil disturbances may arise from a number of causes such as political grievances, economic conflicts, community unrest, or in response to police action taking place in our communities. Civil disturbance participants come from all walks of life, and cover the entire political spectrum.

The presentation will focus on the following topics, which are the gathering of intelligence to prepare for planned and unplanned events, the use of large-scale planned assemblies as a template to mitigate issues during civil disturbances, plans of action for spontaneous gatherings and/or large-scale demonstrations, and identifying groups and individuals prior to and during civil disturbances to make Field Force Operations effective and targeted.

Surviving Violent Encounters 

This course is designed to prepare law enforcement officers for violent encounters and threats and improve their ability to survive. It will help them understand and recognize the physiological and psychological changes that occur when a person is suddenly threatened. They will learn how these psychological and physiological changes affect performance and the ability to survive and understand how physical training, mental imagery, tactical self-talk, breathing and centering improve stress inoculation, startle recovery and the ability to apply de-escalation techniques.

We discuss techniques that control stress responses so de-escalation strategies can be effectively applied. The course will deal with the latest research on how threats impact psychological and physiological responses, and will explore ancient survival traditions and why these traditions are relevant today. Case studies with audio and video recordings will be used to illustrate principles.

At the end of this course, students will:

  • Understand and recognize the physiological and psychological changes that occur when a person is thrust into a sudden stressful situation.
  • Understand how these psychological and physiological changes can affect the ability to perform and survive during sudden stressful situations.
  • Understand how experiencing a sudden stressful situation can lead to a “high”, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Post Traumatic Growth.
  • Understand how physical training, mental imagery, tactical self-talk, breathing and centering improves stress inoculation and startle recovery

Narcotics Officers and Law Enforcement Departments Confronting the Rise of Social Unrest 

George Floyd, Eric Gardner, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, and a host of other media hyped critical incidents have given rise to cries of systemic racism, demands to defund the police, and demands that law-enforcement be held accountable for nearly every critical incident no matter the circumstances.

Narcotics officers, patrol officers ,supervisors , and even chiefs face the loss of jobs, civil liability, and even the prospect of criminal prosecution for protecting and serving law abiding citizens.

This class will examine de-escalation, proportionality, and the use of force in 21st-century policing. An emphasis will be placed on the role of narcotics officers and all law-enforcement to act as guardians and not as warriors.

Targeting, profiling, and racial bias will be discussed in the context of constitutional policing.

The need for an expanded effort in community policing directed at multicultural communities, the press, faith based organizations the drug and mental health professionals will be discussed and suggestions examined.

The critical need for funds to train all officers every year in new approaches to policing will be emphasized so as to reduce risk and reacquire strong multicultural support of all law enforcement.

Anti Government Militias 

The antigovernment movement has recently experienced a resurgence.

While there are many theories this course will explain that they are anti-Tyrannical government. This block will discuss current civil unrest leading up to the Capital riots and after. We will look at 3 Percenters (III%ers) and traditional militias, What’s illegal and what’s not, What they are saying to the training they are doing.

Picking Up the Pieces: Multi-Agency Response to Bombing Investigations

The course will be an overview of several high profile bombing investigations.

All were multi-agency and all had the same challenges involving the media, agency cooperation and critical decision making.  The presentation will contain many specific details concerning the construction and method of delivery of improvised explosive devices used in high profile cases.  The desired result will be an understanding of how there is no replacement for experience and expertise in certain types of investigations and that effective management of major multi-agency investigations requires at least a basic level of expertise in the discipline.   



Conference Location & Lodging
Conference registration and all presentations will be held at:
Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
10000 Beach Club Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-5304
Hotel Website 

Host Hotel Information
Hotel will offer limited amount of rooms at the 2021 government/federal per diem rate of $96.  This rate is available until February 19, 2021 or until the room block fills, whichever comes first. Once these rooms are sold, there is no guarantee of securing more at the rate.

Click Here for Booking link
Call in: (800) 876-0010, option 3 for Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort. Notify hotel of group ROCIC and use SRP code: ROC

Hotel Parking
Hotel on-site parking is $9.99 (+ tax)

EventReady Fact Sheet
2020 CleanStay

Hotel Clean Stay Website 

ROCIC and the co-host agencies, Coastal Carolina FOP Lodge 12 and Horry County Police Department, are pleased to invite you and your company to take part by hosting a booth at the upcoming ROCIC 2021 Spring Conference. ROCIC is expecting 200 attendees representing law enforcement agencies from all levels of government: municipal, county, parish, judicial district, state, and federal. As an exhibitor, we would be honored to have you showcase your organization’s services and products. Your participation in this event is a chance for you to interact with other like-minded individuals, to exchange ideas and cultivate working relationships.

ROCIC will be working with cohost Coastal Carolina FOP Lodge 12 that will handle all vendor payment. Please make checks payable to Fraternal Order of Police Coastal Carolina Lodge 12.
For questions regarding vendor payments contact President KC Canterbury at kccanterbury@gmail.com or (843) 385-7476.

Vendor set up begins Sunday, March 14 at 12:00pm EDT.

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Vendor Letter

Kingston Resorts

“We’re on the sand at North Myrtle Beach, a 5-minute drive from Tanger Outlets and Arcadian Shores Golf Club. Our Access 78Fitness Gym includes an indoor pool, tennis and pickleball courts, and a Kids’ Splash Pad. Enjoy access to all Kingston Plantation Resort amenities including Splash! Waterpark.”

The Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort is 1 of the 4 properties included in the “Kingston Resorts”. Guests that are staying at the Hilton location are able to enjoy all resort amenities.

includes: Guest internet; 1 hr tennis/pickleball court time; Splash Park & 78 Fitness access; children’s activities (seasonal); shuttle within 2-mile radius; beach towels; 20% off golf simulator; 10% off The Landing Spa & fitness shop apparel.

  • Hotel has a shuttle that goes within a 2 miles radius- see Hilton Hotel front desk for more details 

Kingston Resort Onsite Activities

Onsite Dining

Cafe Amalfi Limited Lunch Buffet for Group- $14

*(Attendees need to wear conference badge in order to redeem)*

Located poolside, Beachcombers is an exceptional outdoor restaurant and bar where casual ambience and superb ocean and pool views invite relaxation. Beachcombers offers light menu items with refreshing beverages.

Café Amalfi-
Tucked into the seaside of the Hilton, the airy and romantic Café Amalfi offers casual fine dining with a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. An extensive menu includes seafood, steaks, pastas, and salads, sure to please any palate, along with a delicious breakfast. As a Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Restaurant, Café Amalfi is dedicated to sustainably serving you

Breakfast Menu

Lunch and Dinner Menu

The Shores Marketplace-
Enjoy a scrumptious selection of fresh baked goods along with a cup of Starbucks Coffee, brewed daily at The Shores Marketplace. The Shores Marketplace is located in the lobby of The Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort.

The Veranda Bar-
The Veranda Bar offers wonderful ocean views, refreshing beverages and the perfect spot to catch up. Overlooking the atrium and the expansive Atlantic horizon, it’s a terrific starting point for an evening out.

Wet Whistle-
The Wet Whistle Poolside Bar offers a full service bar with your choice of refreshing beverages. During the summer season, enjoy listening to live bands while sipping the best cocktails in Myrtle Beach. As a Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Restaurant, Wet Whistle is dedicated to sustainably serving you. Wet Whistle is the place to be for fun!

In Room Dining – Menu 

Dining Located at Embassy Suites

(9800 Queensway Blvd. Ste 109 Myrtle Beach, SC 29572)

Vintage Twelve-
Vintage Twelve offers vibrant low country cuisine with a unique twist. Savor traditional southern favorites using only the finest local and regional ingredients, such as Creole Shrimp, Seafood Gumbo and 18oz Rib-Eye Steak sourced from naturally raised beef. Partnerships with local farmers and suppliers is part of our commitment to the local area and ensures we serve only the freshest and most flavorsome dishes.
*Located at Embassy Suites, Reservations Required

5pm – 10pm

5pm – 11pm | Food served until 11pm

Sample Menu

Costal Grill-
Seafood specialties, homemade favorites and light offerings are what you’ll experience at Coastal Grill, our friendly restaurant with a bustling open kitchen.
*Located at Embassy Suites 

Mon – Fri 7am — 10am
Sat – Sun & holidays 7am – 10:30am

12pm – 10pm daily

Open daily from 11:00am -Until
Bar food served until 11pm



Delivery-Uber Eats 

Additional Off Site Dining Options Near

Savannah, Georgia
August 24, 2020

Chair Donna Lusczynski called the meeting to order. Chair Lusczynski gave an explanation of the Membership Meeting.

*Chair Lusczynski noted that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dallas conference scheduled in March was cancelled and a membership meeting wasn’t held. She noted that the minutes from the September 9, 2019 Membership Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas, are posted on the ROCIC Conference Website. Joe Costa made a motion to accept the minutes, seconded by John Miller.  Unanimous.

Secretary John Samaniego announced the following agencies were accepted for membership at the Board of Directors Meeting on August 23, 2020. 

These agencies include:


  • Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office, Luverne
  • Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, Selma


  • Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Salem
  • Gravette Police Department, Gravette


  • Aventura Police Department, Aventura
  • Plant City Police Department, Plant City
  • Wildwood Police Department, Wildwood
  • S. Border Patrol – Miami Sector, Pembroke Pines
  • S. Department of Health & Human Services – Office of Inspector General, Miami Lakes


  • Cecil Police Department, Cecil
  • Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield
  • Pine Mountain Police Department, Pine Mountain


  • Commonwealth Attorney’s Office – 39th Judicial Circuit, Stanton
  • Covington Police Department, Covington
  • Elkton Police Department, Elkton
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation HEAT Task Force, Pikeville
  • Oak Grove Police Department, Oak Grove
  • Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Georgetown
  • Southeastern Kentucky Federal Bureau of Investigation Drug Task Force, London


  • Centenary College Police Department, Shreveport
  • S. Customs and Border Protection – New Orleans Sector – Intelligence Unit, New Orleans


  • Grifton Police Department, Grifton
  • Manteo Police Department, Manteo


  • Mannford Police Department, Mannford


  • Covington Police Department, Covington
  • Drug Task Force 5th Judicial District, Maryville
  • Rutherford County Fire-Rescue Arson Investigative Unit, Murfreesboro
  • S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro


  • Bexar County Fire Marshal’s Office, San Antonio
  • Bridgeport Police Department, Bridgeport
  • City of West University Place Police Department, Houston
  • Crockett Police Department, Crockett
  • Denton County Water District Police Department, Savannah
  • Forney Police Department, Forney
  • Odessa Police Department, Odessa
  • Webb County Sheriff’s Office, Laredo
  • Willow Park Police Department, Willow Park


  • Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, Floyd
  • Roanoke Police Department, Roanoke
  • Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, Louisa
  • Vinton Police Department, Vinton

Chair Lusczynski discussed the 2020 Board Elections. The states of Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia will begin their new three-year term in 2020. The state of Louisiana will fill the unexpired term through 2021. All candidates were unopposed, therefore, per the Constitution and By-laws, no election was necessary. Chair Lusczynski congratulated the following Board Members:

KENTUCKY:                         Director Tommy Loving – Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force                                                                                          

LOUISIANA:                         Sheriff Steven McCain – Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office

OKLAHOMA:                       Chief Brian Edwards – Grand River Dam Authority Police                                                                                                       

SOUTH CAROLINA:           Deputy Chief Scott Deckard – North Charleston Police Department

VIRGINIA:                            Chief Jeffrey Faries – Colonial Heights Police Department

Chair Lusczynski announced the newly elected Board Officers for the upcoming year:

Chair – South Carolina Board Member Deputy Chief Scott Deckard

Vice-Chair – Alabama Board Member Sheriff John Samaniego

Secretary – Virginia Board Member Chief Jeff Faries

Chair Lusczynski recognized and presented a plaque to Wesley Nunn for his support and contributions to ROCIC and his service to the ROCIC Board of Directors.

Chair Lusczynski recognized and thanked Vice-Chair Scott Deckard and Secretary John Samaniego for their service as Board Officers this year. 

Executive Director Williams presented a gavel to Chair Donna Lusczynski in appreciation of her term as Board Chair.

Chair Lusczynski asked for any unfinished business or any new business.

*There being no further business, a motion was made by Joe Costa, seconded by John Miller, to adjourn the meeting. Unanimous.

The meeting was adjourned.