At the closing keynote luncheon at ESX on June 6 in Indianapolis, three law enforcement professionals will discuss ways to implement better strategies that help reduce violent crimes against employees, students, visitors and customers. To effectively explore possible solutions, ESX will include panelists from diverse backgrounds who have handled security issues with unique requirements in many locations.

Ted Fries, director of safety & security for Hulman Motorsports, is responsible for oversight of security and safety at Indianapolis Motor Speedway events. Fries will speak from his expertise as a 29-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and overseer of security for one of the biggest racing events in the world.

Mindy Pretzman, assistant to the special agent in charge for the United States Secret Service, will take the stage to bring her perspective as a command and control supervisor over the White House Complex. Her previous accomplishments include leading the transition of security operations between administrations and creating security platforms for First Lady Melania Trump.

Louis Dekmar, LaGrange Police Department chief of police and moderator of the panel, will bring his insight as a 41-year veteran of law enforcement in Georgia. Dekmar has served as chief of police for more than 26 years, and is past president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and past president and chair of the commission on accreditation for law enforcement agencies.

These accomplished law enforcement professionals will take the stage at 12:15 p.m. for the closing keynote luncheon. Attendees will enjoy a catered meal as they finish the week in Indy with this engaging discussion.

During the luncheon, the Electronic Security Association will award the ESA Youth Scholarship to the college-bound child of a first responder, The Monitoring Association will present the Public Sector Award and the Security Industry Alarm Coalition will present the Police Dispatch Quality Award.

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