Dr. David Black and Sheriff Kory Honea Presenting at the 2020 National Sheriffs Association Winter Legislative & Technology Conference
After the CampFire: Sheriff Kory Honea and the Future of Law Enforcement Wellness.
The deadliest and most destructive wildfire ever in the history of California, the Camp Fire was the most expensive natural disaster worldwide of 2018 and killed 85 people. Sheriff Honea of Butte County, where the Camp Fire occurred, will discuss this terrible tragedy, and the impact on his community and his Sheriff’s Office. Dr. David Black and Sheriff Honea will discuss law enforcement wellness, trauma, resilience development, suicide prevention, and the high-tech tools, strategies, and solutions being implemented to help strengthen law enforcement wellness in Butte County, and nationwide, in the 21st Century.
Date: February 9, 2020
Time: 11:15 am
Location: Washington D.C.
About Dr. David Black
David Black, Ph.D. is the CEO of Cordico and leads a team of highly experienced psychologists serving more than 200 public safety agencies. Dr. Black is a Board Member of the National Sheriffs’ Association Psychological Services Group, serves as the Chair of Technology and Social Media, is an Advisory Board Member for the National Police Foundation’s Center for Mass Violence Response Studies, served on the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Model Policy Working Group for Investigating Officer-Involved Shootings and Other Serious Incidents, and is partnered with the California State Firefighters’ Association to help strengthen firefighter mental health and well-being.
About Sheriff Kory Honea
Kory Honea is the Sheriff-Coroner of Butte County, which is in Northern California. He has served in that position since May of 2014. Sheriff Honea began his law enforcement career with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office in 1990, working on Lake Shasta as a boating safety officer and then as a deputy in the jail. In 1993 he took a position as a deputy sheriff for the Butte County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Honea served as a patrol deputy and detective until 2000, when he transferred to the Butte County District Attorney’s Office as an investigator.
During his tenure at the District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff Hone earned a Juris Doctor and became a member of the State Bar of California. After promoting through the ranks and becoming Chief Investigator at the District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff Honea returned to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office as the Undersheriff in 2010. As the elected Sheriff-Coroner, Sheriff Honea oversees a department that provides law enforcement, coroner, civil, correctional and court security services to the 222,000 residents of Butte County.
In February 2017, Sheriff Honea played a key role in the emergency response to the “Oroville Dam Spillway Crisis,” which resulted in the evacuation of an estimated 180,000 residents of northern California. In November 2018, Sheriff Honea was again called upon to help lead and manage the emergency response to the “Camp Fire,” which to date is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history.
Sheriff Honea is married to Jennifer Honea, who is a public safety dispatcher. Their daughter Kassidy is a police officer for the Town of Paradise.