Detective Chad Gish
Detective Gish is a trained and experienced computer forensics examiner, having conducted examinations of computer systems and mobile devices for the Metro Nashville Police Department, as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. He designed and maintains the department's current forensic laboratory and has investigated hundreds of computer crimes within this state of the art facility. His 2,500 + hours of digital forensic training, combined with over 1000 + hours of law enforcement training, has prepared him for the very critical issues associated with these highly technical investigations. In addition, Detective Gish has been a member of critical workgroup committees for the Metro Nashville Police Department including information security incident management and the implementation of body worn cameras.
He is a trained and experienced forensic video analyst using the Intergraph Video Analyst System and a trained and experienced forensic audio analyst using the Intelligent Devices System. He's highly educated in the field of digital forensics, electronics, advanced electronics, video over IP, surveillance, platform surveillance, video forensics, audio forensics and other entities regarding his duties as a digital forensics examiner and surveillance technician.
Detective Gish has testified as a digital forensics expert, holds many certifications in the field of digital forensics and electronics, and has worked hundreds of forensic cases since 2005 involving: child pornography, rape, child rape, fraud/embezzlement/identity theft, homicide, robbery, kidnapping, burglary, drugs & narcotics, terrorism, intrusion, and internal investigations. He has been a sworn police officer in the Metro Nashville Police Department for 19 years while assigned to the Patrol Division, CID-Armed Robbery Unit, and CID-Surveillance and Investigative Support Unit.
During assignment in the Armed Robbery Unit Detective Gish not only worked a full case load but assisted in much of the electronic and physical surveillance operations conducted by the unit. His primary assignment was to investigate serial armed robbery cases, where he made over 100 arrests of violent suspects. He’s executed over 10 search warrants, many being high risk, and has investigated hundreds of crime scenes. Detective Gish is a seasoned and requested interview specialist, having conducted hundreds of interviews with suspects, witnesses, and victims.
Mr. James Giumenta (Jim) is retired law enforcement professional with over thirty years of experience. In 1985, Jim graduated with a B. A. degree in Psychology from Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL. He had earned State of Florida certifications in Corrections, Probation and Parole, and Law Enforcement. During his career, he has provided custody and car of inmates; provided supervision for those on Probation, Parole, Community Release, Drug Offenders, Sex Offenders, and House Arrest for several Central and South Florida counties. He has experience as a Court Officer in the criminal Circuit Court known as “Drug Court”. He also conducted investigations for the State preparing pre-sentence and post sentence investigations; he has experience as Police Officer with the City of St. Augustine and the City of Boca Raton. After several years conducting road patrol, Jim was a detective for thirteen years conducting criminal investigations in burglary, theft, robbery, sex crimes, death investigations, arson, and fraud, obtaining over 1,100 additional advanced training hours in those fields. He was a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team. In 2016, Jim retired from Boca Raton Police Department and is currently a Criminal Intelligence Analyst with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office assigned to their Fusion Center.
Sergeant Alfred Nuñez
A member of the Dallas Police Department since 1991 having spent 14 years working in the patrol section of the Southwest, Northeast and Central Division of the City of Dallas as an officer and as a sergeant. Sergeant Nuñez transferred to the Vice Unit of the Investigations Bureau in 2005 and is currently responsible for supervising undercover detectives in their investigations of offenses as they relate to prostitution, alcohol, gambling, public decency and human trafficking. Providing assistance in investigations by conducting interviews, surveillance and intelligence gathering on targets of investigation as well as reviewing and approving all prosecution filings and search warrants executed by assigned detectives.
As a member of task forces and coalitions that combat human trafficking in the DFW area he has been a presenter for law enforcement conferences, college classes, civic events for public awareness, training seminars for law enforcement officers on the topic of human trafficking as well as investigations relating to the commercial sex industry.
Detective Paul Park
In 1990 Detective Paul Park earned his B.S in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven, Connecticut. In 1991 he began his career with the Dallas Police Department as a Uniformed Patrol Officer. In the 26 years he has served the Dallas Police Department he has taken on the role of Senior Corporal as well as Field Training Officer.
In 2006, Detective Paul Park was assigned to the Dallas Police Department Vice Unit and remains a part of the unit to this day. Detective Park is responsible for investigating crimes involving Prostitution, Alcohol, Gambling, and Indecency Offenses. His primary role is to investigate crimes involving street prostitution, internet/advertised prostitution and human trafficking. From 2014-2015 Park served as the Lead Detective on the State and Federal investigation involving organized Asian Prostitution known as “Flaming Dragon”.
A career law enforcement officer, Jason Wilkerson is currently employed as a Special Agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and has been so employed for over twenty years. Jason Wilkerson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Middle Tennessee State University. He also holds a Masters of Education from the same institution. Over the past fifteen years, Wilkerson has worked as an adjunct professor having taught in the Criminal Justice Departments of Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University.
Wilkerson is currently assigned to specifically work human trafficking cases within the Criminal Intelligence Unit at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He regularly conducts training and speaks before various forums on human trafficking and related subjects. Wilkerson developed and instructed a 40 hour Human Trafficking Undercover Operations course in conjunction with the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. This course prepared law enforcement officers to coordinate and conduct covert operations in support of human trafficking investigations. Throughout his time with the Bureau, Wilkerson has had the opportunity to plan, organize and participate in numerous undercover operations in which law enforcement officers impersonated human trafficking victims, customers and traffickers. Wilkerson regularly works with non-profit and non-governmental organizations that serve to assist human trafficking victims.
As a lifelong student of all things, he is humbled and honored to speak before this audience.
ROCIC Arkansas and Oklahoma Law Enforcement Coordinator David Chapman
Worked 23 years at Fort Smith, AR Police Department, After two year assignment in the Patrol Division, was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit and then finally in the Department’s Administration Division. Responsibilities included coordinating strategic planning and research, budget preparation, federal grants management, acquisition of mobile data terminals and new CAD/Records Management System software, as well as managing the process for Department’s initial national accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Twice was recipient of the Fort Smith Police Department’s Outstanding Officer of the Year award. Graduated from University of Arkansas (Fort Smith). Retired in 2003 after achieving the rank of Major (Assistant to the Chief of Police), to accept the Arkansas Law Enforcement Coordinator position with ROCIC. In 2015, assigned area was expanded to include the eastern half of Oklahoma.
ROCIC Criminal Intelligence Unit/Training Manager Kendall Neal
Kendall Neal first began his association with ROCIC as an Intern in 1993. He served as a Correctional Officer for the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee from 1994 up until being hired to work in the Criminal Intelligence Unit at ROCIC in 1995. For the next five years, Mr. Neal served in CIU processing intelligence requests, was TAC for the agency and managed the Homicide Unidentified bodies and Missing Persons program. In the fall of 2000, Kendall moved to the Training Coordinator position at ROCIC, but returned to CIU in 2005 as the manager of the Unit. Outside of administrative duties, he is responsible for creating new resources of information, electronic submission of information into RISSIntel databases, developing partnerships with law enforcement agencies, as well as processing request for information from member agencies. In September of 2015, Mr. Neal also added the responsibilities of Training Manager to his duties. Kendall holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Belmont University, as well as Masters from American Military University in Criminal Justice. He has served on the Board for the TN Gang Investigators Association, the Intelligence Working Group for the TN Fusion Center and worked with curriculum development for two classes with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Additionally, he has presented on the topic of information gathering and resources to groups such as American Probation and Parole Assoc., Kentucky Fusion Center, SEARCH, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Department of Interior-OIG and local intelligence meetings.
Special Agent John Perez