Mental Health Concerns on Campus - Universal Issues Series
There are currently many mental health related challenges in campus public safety. This course will provide first responders, supervisors and administrators the tools they need to identify major mental illnesses, how to better assist those in crisis including alternatives to arrest, options for non-sworn campus public safety, building stronger bridges to campus and community mental health partners, and a discussion around officer wellness and ensuring we are taking care of each other.
This course is 1.5 days, and is $249 for members $349 for non-members.
Meet the Presenters:
Kristen Roman was appointed Chief of Police/Associate Vice Chancellor of the UW-Madison Police Department in January of 2017. She holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While a student at UW-Madison, she was a member of the UW Volleyball team.
Prior to her appointment, Chief Roman served for 26 years with the City of Madison Police Department. During her tenure there she held a variety of positions including Police Officer, Recruiting Officer, Community Relations Sergeant, Professional Standards & Internal Affairs Lieutenant, Detective Lieutenant, Patrol Operations Lieutenant, Crisis Negotiation Team Commander, and Community Outreach Captain. In addition, she coordinated department Critical Incident Stress Management efforts and supervised the department’s Peer Support Program.
A defining feature of Chief Roman’s career is her extensive work in the area of improving police services to people with mental illness. She has conducted multiple local, statewide, and national trainings/presentations on the subject, is a past NAMI Dane County Board member and a current member of the Board of Directors for Journey Mental Health. Chief Roman is committed to collaborative approaches to ensuring safety and to the practice of always reaching higher.
Josh Bronson is currently the Director of Training for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). In this role, he develops and facilitates training and programs on a variety of topics geared towards campus public safety and police. He is also responsible for maintaining close working relationships with other organizations, and for developing and maintaining an investigator section within IACLEA.
Since 2014, Mr. Bronson has been an instructor/subject matter expert for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Gender Based Violence Initiative and East Central University’s Safety Training and Technical Assistance for Administrators, Boards, and Law Enforcement (STTAABLE) Program, instructing on topics such as Title IX, campus sexual assault, creating partnerships, and trauma informed sexual assault investigations.
Until June of 2017, Mr. Bronson was the Assistant Director of the Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct and the Lead Special Investigator at the University of Maryland, College Park. In this role, he investigated all reports of sexual assault/harassment, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.
Until May 2014, he was the Assistant Director of Campus Safety/Deputy Chief of Campus Police at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. He started his career in campus law enforcement in 2001 at McDaniel (then Western Maryland) College as a Safety Officer, and rose through the ranks of Corporal, Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant, to his last rank of Captain. During his tenure at McDaniel he oversaw training, IT, investigations, special services, and crime prevention, along with many other areas. He was also the Title IX Investigator for McDaniel College, investigating all reports of gender based violence and/or harassment.