Tuesday, January 29, 2013
1:00 PM Eastern • 12:00 PM Central • 11:00 AM Mountain • 10:00 AM Pacific
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Information About This Webinar
Rapid DNA is quickly becoming the new buzzword in DNA testing for forensics and law enforcement. But, as often happens, important new technologies can be difficult to acquire and deploy due to budget limitations. Building a new technology into the operating budget can easily take many months — or even longer.
This webinar explores ways to obtain funding for special projects — like RapidHIT™ System deployment — that can fall outside the normal operations budgeting process.
About the Presenters
Frederick H. Bealefeld III is a Former Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department. He began his Baltimore police career as a cadet in 1981, patrolling west Baltimore neighborhoods. He served in nearly all operational units of the department before his appointment to Commissioner in 2008. Bealefeld is credited with reducing gun violence and homicides in Baltimore to the lowest levels since the 1970s. As commissioner, Bealefeld made it a priority to focus on violent offenders and improve relationships between police and the community. During his tenure in Baltimore police management, Commissioner Bealefeld became adept at finding and using public funding resources to help advance and improve Baltimore’s police operations.
Sarah Whelan is a Senior Grant Writer for Police Grants Help. She has worked in the law enforcement field since 1995 and has been writing grants for over 13 years. To date, she has helped more than fifty police departments and sheriff’s offices identify funding opportunities and prepare high-quality grant applications to seek funding for their programs. Ms. Whelan earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, with specialization in Criminology and Research, from Northeastern University. Her previous work experience includes roles as Director for the Fenway Anti-Crime Task Force, Information Officer for the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council, and Director of Grants and Finance for the City of New Bedford Police Department. Ms. Whelan has earned $20 million in grant funding for clients across the country through proposals to federal, state, local, corporate, and private funders. As a recognized expert in grant writing, Ms. Whelan’s grant-related articles have appeared in International Association of Chiefs of Police Net Alert, Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association Hotline, New Jersey Police Chief Magazine, and Police and Security News.