2021 Annual Conference

September 14th – 15th, 2021

$250 per attendee.

Conference held at - DoubleTree by Hilton
175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, Ohio

Golf Outing held at - Kings Mill Golf Course
2500 Berringer Road, Waldo, Ohio

The Ohio NARCO Board would like to welcome everyone to the 2021 NARCO conference and announce this year’s conference speakers Alex Collins, Ray Donovan, and Ed Calderon. Alex Collins, a San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputy, will tell his story about survival after being critically wounded during a shootout with fugitive Christopher Dorner, an ex-Los Angeles police officer. Ed Calderon is an expert in the fields of counter narcotics, organized crime, and public safety in Mexico. Ed will discuss current Cartel trends as they relate to the protection of America’s borders. Ray Donovan, a US DEA chief in New York, will share his experience from the investigation and capture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. We look forward to seeing the NARCO and OTFCA members on September 14th – 15th, 2021.
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Speakers

Alex Collins

Alex joined the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in 2007. He graduated from the academy, served time at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center and was eventually stationed in Big Bear. Alex’s two older brothers are also on the department which helped lead him into a career in law enforcement.

In February of 2012, Alex was critically injured in the shootout that ended the manhunt for Christopher Dorner. At the time of the shooting, Alex was an acting detective at the Big Bear station. He was also on family leave because his wife had just given birth to their first child just two and a half weeks prior.

In the shootout, Alex was shot four times in the face, arm, chest, and leg. After about a month in the hospital, 20 surgeries, and physical therapy, Alex returned to work full duty just seven months after the shooting. Alex is currently a Sergeant with the Morongo station and was previously a Detective with the Criminal Intelligence Division. He is also a member of the departments SWAT team. Alex will tell the story about the days leading up to the end of the manhunt as well as the day of and moments before the shooting. He will talk about how his Will to Survive instincts kicked in and how he vowed to keep on fighting. He will talk about his survival, rehabilitation, and determination to get back to work.

Ed Calderon

For over a decade Ed Calderon worked in the fields of counter-narcotics, organized crime investigation, and public safety in the northern border region of Mexico. During this period he also coordinated and worked executive protection details for high-level government officials and visiting dignitaries — often in some of the most dangerous parts of the country.

Ed Calderon’s study in to the indigenous Méxican criminal culture, from occult practices to endemic modus operandi have lead him to be recognized as one of the worlds preeminent researchers and trainers in the field of personal security that have come out of Mexico. Ed has had the privilege of sharing his expertise with members of federal law enforcement agencies including the FBI and BORTAC, Navy SEALS, Indonesian Kopaska , Mexican and United States intelligence service agents, and members of special forces groups from all over the world.

Currently, Ed travels North America doing security consulting and conducting seminars and private training courses in anti-abduction, escapology, unarmed combat, region specific executive protection work and unconventional edged weapons work.

Raymond Donovan

Mr. Raymond Donovan is the Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division, the largest DEA Division in the United States. Mr. Donovan’s unique experience has paved a way for successful law enforcement collaboration between local, state, federal and international law enforcement to target and dismantle drug trafficking organizations responsible for fueling drug addiction and overdoses at all levels; local drug distributors, transnational drug traffickers and international drug cartels.

Mr. Donovan began his law enforcement career in October 1995, as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in San Diego, California. Two years later, Mr. Donovan became a Special Agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration assigned to the DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, the largest and oldest task force in the nation.

In June 2006, Mr. Donovan was promoted to Group Supervisor in the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, responsible for a team of DEA Special Agents, New York City Police Department Detectives and New York State Police Investigators. Under his leadership, the team achieved many significant accomplishments, to include launching an innovative money laundering initiative designed to identify and target drug trafficking organizations engaged in the collection and laundering of drug proceeds. Not only did this initiative result in the seizure of millions of dollars, but it sent a message to the traffickers that law enforcement was taking away what they wanted most, the money.

In September 2012, Mr. Donovan was reassigned to the Special Operations Division; a premier multi-agency operational coordination center focused on attacking national and international drug trafficking and narco-terrorism organizations, located in Chantilly, Virginia. Assigned to the Mexico, Central America and Canada Section, Mr. Donovan spearheaded and directed investigations and enforcement operations targeting many of the world’s most notorious drug trafficking organizations, to include the Sinaloa Cartel.

Mr. Donovan was promoted to Section Chief in February 2015 where he oversaw the operation that resulted in the capture of Joaquin Guzman-Loera, aka Chapo, in Los Mochis, Mexico. Section Chief Donovan was also one of the original managers of the SOD Heroin/Fentanyl Working Group, which devoted resources to develop and expand operations to investigate and track fentanyl trafficking across the U.S. and internationally.

Mr. Donovan returned to the New York Division as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge in April 2016 responsible for four enforcement teams of DEA Special Agents in their efforts to dismantle opioid traffickers in the New York area as well as their sources of supply. Eight months later, Mr. Donovan was promoted to the Senior Executive Service and became the Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations Division. Mr. Donovan was responsible for 500 personnel from DEA and 34 partner agencies; including federal and state law enforcement, the intelligence community, the Department of Defense, and foreign law enforcement counterparts.

In December 2018, Mr. Donovan was selected as the Special Agent in Charge of DEA’s New York Division where he currently leads the premiere, drug law enforcement agency in efforts to target the highest echelon of international drug traffickers while simultaneously dismantling local distributors in New York and cities across the United States.

Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

Ohio NARCO
18233 Falling Leaves Rd.
Strongsville, Ohio 44136

Office : 740-339-0435

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