2021 Mid Winter Meeting

Start Time/Date: 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 9, 2021
End Time/Date: 11:00 PM Thursday, February 11, 2021
ADDRESS: Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
CITY: Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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2021 Mid Winter Meeting


February 9
Business Meeting, Opening Reception

February 10
Use of Force Presentation

February 11
Policing the Police: Practical and Ethical Considerations in the Investigation and Prosecution of On-Duty Homicides by Law Enforcement Officers, Legislative, Case Law & Traffic Safety Update, President's Reception, Banquet, Hospitality

Use of Force Presentation

Bureau of Training & Education of the Pennsylvania State Police

This unit is responsible for coordinating all use of force training within the Pennsylvania State Police and will also frequently conduct case analysis of officer involved shootings and significant incidents which involve police use of force. The analyses they conduct have been used for both civil and criminal cases.

This unit currently consists of two Use of Force Specialists (Corporal Kevin Selverian and Corporal Barton Lemansky), and a Critical Incident Reconstructionist and Multimedia Specialist (Corporal Josh Guthrie). The Use of Force Specialists have a very significant educational background in all aspects of police use of force, including a very comprehensive understanding of the human performance factors associated with police use of force.

Corporal Selverian and Sergeant Timothy J. Fetzer are believed to be the only two law enforcement officers within the Commonwealth who hold certifications as Advanced Specialists in the Behavioral Analysis of Force Encounters through the Force Science Institute. Based out of Minnesota, the Force Science Institute is a behavioral science training and research entity which focuses on police use of force. Corporal Guthrie has a background as a Crash Reconstructionist and is very well versed in conducting video analysis.

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Registration closes on January 8, 2021. To register online submit your email address above. You can also download the printer friendly registration form and mail or email it to:

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association
2929 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110


Cancellations received on or before January 22, 2021 will be refunded the full registration fee. No refunds can be issued for cancellations received after January 22, 2021; however, substitutions are permissible.


A block of single and double-occupancy rooms has been reserved for the convenience of our attendees at the rate of $155.00+ tax per night. The deadline for room reservations is January 8, 2021. Reservations can be made directly with the Omni William Penn Hotel by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI. Don’t forget to mention our conference to receive the group room rate! You can also make your reservation online by clicking here.

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


Self-parking is offered in the Mellon Square parking garage located across from the hotel. Rates are: $19 Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; $6 Monday- Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. (Day rates start at 6:00 a.m.) and all day Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays and weekends. There are no in/out privileges for this lot.

Valet parking is available to overnight guests ($36 per night) and includes in/out privileges. Day valet parking is available for non-hotel guests.

0-2 hours $15
2-4 hours $20
4-6 hours $25
6-12 hours $30


Training on February 10 is worth 5 substantive credits. Training on February 11 is worth 4 substantive credits and 1 ethics credit.

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association
2929 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110