2023 NRC Speakers

Bob Cummings
Chief Inspector
Metropolitan Police Service | London, England (retired)
“Scotland Yard's Flying Squad”

Bob retired from the Metropolitan Police Service in March 2010 having completed 32 years of service. Approximately half of his police career was served on Scotland Yard's Flying Squad, specializing in organized armed criminality and the investigation of commercial robbery. At the time of leaving the police department he was the operational head of the Flying Squad and the strategic lead for the reduction of commercial robbery in London. Bob was also a Senior Investigating officer for kidnaps with a 100% hostage recovery rate. Bob helped implement Operation Vanguard and The Safebet Alliance, two major projects, addressing modern challenges facing Law Enforcement and Private Security. After leaving Police service in 2010, Bob was employed as The Head of Loss Prevention for Loomis, an international CVIT company. Since August 2012, Bob has been employed as an independent security consultant and expert witness on security matters and police operations.

Eric Denke
Detective Sergeant
Denver Police Department | Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force
“Interstate Robbery Case”


William Monahan
Denver Police Department | Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force
Jared Fitzgerald Investigation”


Mike Baumgartner
Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation | Detroit
“Detroit Neighborhood Smash and Grab Crew”

Mike has been an FBI Special Agent for four years and is currently the Bank Robbery Coordinator of the Detroit Division. He will speak about an extensive robbery pattern of smash and grab crews that hit 13 states and stole over $1 million in diamonds resulting in 10 indictments in the Eastern District of Michigan. Of interest will be the lessons learned, to include utilization of Social Network Analysis (Not social media), and the benefit of GIA training for search warrants.

Mark Woodward
Denver Police Department | FBI Denver Division Bank Robbery Coordinator (retired)
“Psychology of the Robber”

Mark retired from the Denver Police department in 2014 after a 39-year career as a police officer. He has received the Medal of Valor, Life Saving Award and two Merit Awards.  Mark spent 12 years as a patrol officer in the city's busiest police district before moving on to the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) and was promoted to detective in 1987. He worked two years in assault investigations before moving to the robbery unit for the next 15 years. He was then assigned to the FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (RMSSTF), an FBI violent crimes task force for 10 years, seven of which were as the bank robbery coordinator for the FBI’s Denver Division. Mark has been a member of the Colorado Association of Robbery Investigators (CARI) since 1989 and president of CARI since 1998. 

Additional speakers to be announced soon.