Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

Michael Apter was born in 1939, and spent his early life in Bristol (UK), attending Clifton College before going on to Bristol University where he obtained a B.Sc in 1960, and a Ph.D in 1965.  He also spent a graduate year in Princeton and a graduate year in King’s College London while working on his doctorate.  He was on the faculty of Cardiff University from 1967 to 1988, being awarded a Readership in Psychology in 1984.  During the seventies, collaborating with the psychiatrist Kenneth Smith, he established the foundations of a new theory of personality, motivation and emotion that became known as “Reversal Theory.”   This has generated much research and been the subject of numerous books, papers, international conferences and dissertations. There is also an International Reversal Theory Society, and a Reversal Theory Journal (The Journal of Motivation, Emotion and Personality: Reversal Theory Studies).  In 1988 he emigrated to the United States where, in parallel with consultancy work, he has held visiting faculty positions at Purdue, Chicago, Northwestern, Yale and Georgetown.  He has also had visiting positions in Toulouse (France), Marseilles (France), Barcelona (Spain), Bergen (Norway), Louvain (Belgium) and elsewhere.  In 1998, with colleagues, he set up a management consultancy company based in the UK – Apter International – using reversal theory for such purposes as self-development, team-building, leadership, and social advocacy. Subsequently offices were set up in the U.S.A. and a sister company – Apter France – was established in Paris. He has written or edited 19 books, together with numerous research papers, conference presentations and book chapters. He has given invited talks in many countries. His books have been translated into ten languages.  Michael Apter is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (since 1978) and a Fellow of the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies (since 1985).      He lives in Louisiana with his wife Mitzi Desselles who has an endowed chair in Psychology at Louisiana Tech University. They have three daughters and three grandsons.

Dr. Terry Anderson serves as the Chief Leadership Officer at the International Academy of Public Safety and the President of Anderson Corporate and Executive Coaching, Inc.  He serves both the corporate and public safety sectors mainly on the West Coast of the US and Canada. He is also the founder, and past President and CEO and Board Director of a publishing and consulting firm, Consulting Resource Group International, Inc., which he sold to a partner in 2002.  He now provides strategic change consulting and leadership coaching services for business and police executives and has done so for over 30 years.  He is result-oriented and seeks always to move authenticated best practices into practice.  He is the coauthor of the renown book (now in its Third Edition) Every Officer is a Leader: Coaching Leadership, Learning and Performance in Justice, Public Safety, and Security Organizations,” (2017) www.CommandCollege.org/eoil/

James Albrecht is presently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Homeland Security at Pace University in New York. James Albrecht received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship in 1998 and worked as a Professor at the National Police College of Finland, and is considered an authority in: Police Use of Force; Community/Zero Tolerance Policing initiatives; Police Response to Terrorism; Emergency Incident Planning and Management; Democratic Policing; Law Enforcement Leadership Practices; Corruption Control; Instituting Police Volunteer Programs; and other International Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement issues. Professor Albrecht has lectured at police facilities and universities in China, Taiwan, Russia, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Canada, Dubai, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malta, Ukraine, Trinidad & Tobago, South Africa, the UK, and throughout the USA; and serves as a consultant to the United Nations, the US Department of Homeland Security, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs Association, and the National Institute of Justice on terrorism and policing matters.

Robert Almonte was appointed by President Barack Obama as the United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas in 2010 where he served for six years until 2016.  Under his leadership, the Western District of Texas was one of the top Districts in the United States Marshals Service in arrests of dangerous fugitives. He also implemented the first U.S. Marshals Citizens Academy in the history of the U.S. Marshals Service.  He had previously retired from the El Paso, Texas Police Department after 25 years of service. He spent most of his career in narcotics investigations and retired as a Deputy Chief in 2003.  As the Narcotics Commander with the EPPD, he championed innovative programs like the Hotel/Motel Narcotics Interdiction Unit and the West Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Stash House Task Force, both of which yielded successful apprehensions through community-policing initiatives.  The West Texas HIDTA Stash House Task Force earned the prestigious Task Force 2000 White House Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) award for “Outstanding HIDTA Interdiction Unit”.  Robert Almonte has received numerous awards, including the 1999 White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) award for National “Outstanding HIDTA Task Force Commander”, a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition in 2003 as well as an Award Citation from the United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico regarding his testimony on two major drug cases.

Cathy Bawden is an accomplished police officer and leader. Now in her 28th year, Cathy has broad experience in uniform, investigative and administrative roles and is currently an Inspector for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Unit; Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS).  Cathy is committed to on-going education and development.  In 2010, she completed her Bachelor in Policing degree with Charles Sturt University while working 12 hour shifts and raising a family. She considers herself a “Student of Leadership” and her determination to balance both aspects of her life demonstrates that; “This journey is not about the destination.”  

Dr. Bar-On is acknowledged as one of the leading pioneers, researchers and practitioners in the field of emotional intelligence (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reuven_Bar-On). During his doctoral studies in 1985, he coined the acronym “E.Q.” and introduced the idea of an “Emotional Quotient” to measure emotional intelligence.  He has examined the impact of his model of emotional intelligence on a wide range of behavior and performance including physical and psychological health, cognitive functioning, innovative thinking, academic and occupational performance, resilience, job satisfaction, as well as organizational effectiveness and productivity. For many years moreover, he has focused his professional interest on studying, measuring and enhancing various aspects of performance, teamwork and leadership in the corporate world as well as in the military. In 1998, the U.S. General Accountability Office submitted a Congressional Report to the Senate Committee on Armed Services recommending the application of the “Bar-On EQI” throughout the U.S. Armed Forces. Additionally, a team of psychometricians at the University of Oxford recommended to the British Department of Education using another one of his assessment instruments in schools throughout the United Kingdom. In addition to his efforts to determine the most robust emotional and social contributors to human performance, Dr. Bar-On has continued to explore a greater array of key factors and has developed 12 psychometric instruments to assess these factors since 1978. An example of his interest in evaluating and enhancing a wider area of performance is the development of a multifactor conceptual and psychometric model of performance based on the following five composite factors that comprise a total of 22 individual factors: (1) physical fitness and stamina; (2) cognitive functioning; (3) intrapersonal strength; (4) inter-personal compatibility; and (5) motivation and drive. He developed the “MMP” (“Multifactor Measure of Performance”) to measure this expanded model of human performance.

Sherry is a seasoned business professional and entrepreneur with 25 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry which included extensive human resource, project management, marketing, event planning and logistics/materials management experience.  She served as the Site Representative for the Portfolio Brands Team and earned the President’s Award for New Product Launches while at Bristol-Myers Squibb prior to transitioning to the International Academy of Public Safety as Chief of Staff. Her extraordinary organizational and leadership skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills have made a significant contribution to the continued growth and success of IAPS. Her proven competencies include collaboration with colleagues to develop business strategies, sales initiatives, strategic planning and resource allocation.  She has a proven track record for organizing and coordinating inter- and intracompany operations as well as an outstanding ability to make decisions and solve problems. Sherry recently co-authored a white paper with IAPS colleagues entitled “The Virtuous Magnanimous Officers:  I’m MAGNUS”.  She holds a BS in Business Administration from Appalachian State University.

 

Matt Bostrom has more than 34 years of law enforcement experience including service as Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commander, Senior Commander, Chief of Staff, Assistant Chief of Operations, Assistant Chief of Support Services with the Saint Paul Police Department, and most recently as Ramsey County Sheriff.  As sheriff for six years, Matt’s daily operations were guided by core values of “Providing safety through community policing”, “Collaborating with public safety, community and justice partners”, “Preserving trust through fiscal responsibility”, “Encouraging diversity to reflect the community”, “Improving service through technology” and “Connecting with youth to build for the future”.  Matt was twice nominated as National Sheriff of the Year and both times he was awarded the Medal of Merit from the National Sheriffs’ Association. Some of his accomplishments include: reorganizing the department to improve effectiveness and efficiency by focusing on the vision, mission, values, and beliefs; co-founding the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council; launching professional standards, comprehensive training, and diverse hiring initiatives; and engaging with the community to build relationships and prevent crime.  The hallmark of his service as sheriff was a focus on increasing the level of trust between the community and police officers. Through listening to the community, he learned of their desire for police departments to hire for character and train for competence. In response, he launched a recruitment and hiring initiative that centered on selecting women and men who possessed four observable character traits: trustworthy, truthful, responsible, and respectful. This initiative has increased community trust and improved police officer work habits including sick time usage, discipline, and commendations.

Dr. Peter C. Bishop is President of Strategic Foresight and Development, a firm that offers training and facilitation in strategic foresight (long-term forecasting and planning). Dr. Bishop retired as an Associate Professor of Strategic Foresight and Director of the graduate program in Foresight at the University of Houston. He has published two books on the subject: Thinking about the Future: Guidelines for Strategic Foresight (2007) and Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education (2012), both with co-author Andy Hines. He delivers keynote addresses and conducts seminars on the future for business, government and not for-profit organizations. He also facilitates groups in developing scenarios, visions and strategic plans for the future. Dr. Bishop’s clients include IBM, the NASA Johnson Space Center, Nestle USA, Tetra Pak, the Shell Pipeline Corporation, the Defense and Central Intelligence Agencies, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Texas Department of Transportation, the California Environmental Protection Agency, and the Center for Houston’s Future. Dr. Bishop is a founding Board member of the Association of Professional Futurists. Dr. Bishop came to the University of Houston in 2005, having taught futures studies at the Clear Lake campus since 1982. Dr. Bishop started teaching at Georgia Southern College in 1973 where he specialized in social problems and political sociology. He received his doctoral degree in sociology from Michigan State University in 1974. Dr. Bishop received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Louis University where he also studied mathematics and physics. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where he was a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) for seven years. Dr. Bishop is married with two children and two grandchildren.

Captain George Breedy’s professional law enforcement career spans 34 years. He has served as a police officer, deputy sheriff, and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force officer. In 1983, Captain Breedy joined the Harahan Police Department where he graduated first in his class at the basic training academy. Captain Breedy served for just over five years with the Harahan Police Department in the capacity of Police Officer. In 1988, Captain Breedy was hired as a Patrol Deputy with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. In 1990, Captain Breedy was promoted to Detective in the Special Investigations Division where he worked narcotics and vice cases. He was then promoted to Sergeant in the Special Investigations Division in 1991. In 1995 Captain Breedy was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Division. Captain Breedy was promoted to Lieutenant and detailed to the DEA as a task force officer in 1996, and remained there for over 18 years. During that time he worked drug cases on a local, national, and international level; at times operating as a translator and in an undercover capacity in foreign countries. In November of 2014, Captain Breedy was transferred to the Executive Department of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office as the Assistant to Chief Joseph Cardella and Sheriff Greg Champagne. He was promoted to his present rank of Captain in October of 2015. In August of 2017, Captain Breedy retired from the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office after 34 years of fulltime service to law enforcement. Captain Breedy remains employed with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office as an advisor to Sheriff Greg Champagne and an adjunct instructor of the training division. 

Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Andrew Bringuel, II, (Ret.) MA.Ed., an Agent Supervisor Instructor at the FBI Academy, has over 27 years investigative, management, research, and academic instructor experience. Mr. Bringuel’s investigative accomplishments include finding a key piece of evidence used in a bomb that killed Federal Judge William Vance. He was the case agent in a five-year organized crime investigation involving a landfill and associates of the Genovese crime family. The landfill was closed with the largest environmental fine in the history of Alabama, and Mr. Bringuel received the Attorney General’s Award for environmental crimes investigation. Mr. Bringuel worked as an undercover agent for a year operating a cover company investigating intellectual property theft. Mr. Bringuel was a crisis negotiator during the Montana Freemen barricade, and a first responder to the Eric Rudolph abortion clinic bombing as well as the attack on the Pentagon 09/11/2001.

Dr. Galia Cohen is the Associate Director of the Justice Administration and Leadership (JAL) Master’s Program, housed in the Department of Criminology, at The University of Texas at Dallas. She specializes in human resource management and organizational behavior and has more than 10 years of experience in teaching and consulting in the public sector. She teaches: ‘human resource management for public sector’, ‘leadership in public and nonprofit management’, and ‘negotiation and conflict resolution’ at the graduate level for executives and professionals in law enforcement agencies across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.  Dr. Cohen received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. in Organizational Sociology from Bar-­Ilan University, Israel. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Dallas. She has published academic articles and book chapters and her research interests include Strategic Human Resource Management, Organizational Theory and Behavior, conflict management and public safety administration.

Dr. Richard Conroy’s combined law enforcement and academic experience extends over four decades. Specific to law enforcement, he has served as a Director of Police at the university level, an Assistant Chief of Police at the municipal level, and a Special Agent in Charge at the state level. Prior to executive level leadership positions, he worked through the law enforcement career ranks, including communications, uniformed patrol, canine, undercover operations, and criminal investigations. Rich is a results oriented problem-solver with experience and career long work in the specialized area of public safety crisis intervention. He has participated in numerous critical incident stress debriefings (CISD) as a member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).  Rich is a graduate of the 150th session of the FBI National Academy as well as a life-member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).  He is a member of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and has held membership in the FBI National Academy Associates in four different states.

Bill Cooper is a retired Chief of Police, who also brings senior management experience from the private sector.  Bill is recognized as a management expert in leadership and high performance organizations, and the depth and breadth of his background has been described as being in the top 5% of the most diverse and comprehensive qualifications relevant to management.  Bill is the creator of the highly successful Cooper Management Model and the Cooper Management Institute; he brings training, coaching, and mentoring in leadership development, organizational development, budget development, and the hugely successful Lean Six Sigma methodology.  Using his model, Bill successfully changed public and private sector organizations, resulting in large-scale political, financial, and cultural benefits.

Chief Joe Cardella is a 42 year law enforcement professional who recently retired as the Chief Criminal Deputy of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for the last 18 years.  St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) has a compliment of over 400 personnel and is situated in the metro New Orleans, Louisiana area.  Joe began his career in 1973 and worked through the ranks in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and New Orleans Police Department from cadet to detective Lieutenant before attending the FBI National Academy in 1985.  In 1987, Joe joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he conducted investigations as a special agent assigned to the Foreign Counter-Intelligence Unit and Organized Crime Squad.  Joe transferred into the Inspector General’s Offices of the U.S. Department of Energy and completed 10 years of Federal law enforcement service as the Resident Agent in Charge of the New Orleans Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  During his Federal Law Enforcement career, Joe successfully investigated sensitive cases involving La Cosa Nostra (LCM) crime families, major drug diversion cases and threats to national energy strategies.  In 1996, Sheriff Greg Champagne appointed Joe as second in command of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office where he manages its day to day operations. Joe has reorganized St. Charles Parish’s 911 Communications Operations whereby Sheriff’s Deputies operate the center and dispatch Fire, EMS and Police as a Consolidated Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) over a radio system owned and managed by the SCSO.  Joe has also created a development team to research active shooter events and related phenomena resulting in a dynamic holistic program called Integrated Multilayered Planning for Active Shooter Events (IMPASE).  A recent IMPASE exercise involved over 800 Federal, State and local first responders, school administrators, students and faculty.  Joe is a graduate of Loyola University with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, U.S. Department of Personnel Management and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS). He has completed advanced instruction at Louisiana State University and the University of Virginia while lecturing at Law Enforcement venues nationally.

 

Now in his 37th year of college teaching, Chris Dreisbach, Associate Professor, is Faculty Lead and Director of Applied Ethics and Humanities for the Division of Public Safety Leadership in Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. He has a joint courtesy appointment with JHU’s Carey Business School. He is Professor of Moral and Systematic Theology at The Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary & University. He is a frequent lecturer on ethics for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; and on moral and systematic theology for churches and other religious organizations. He also is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.  Chris received his MA in 1981 and his PhD in 1988 from Johns Hopkins University. With a research focus on public philosophy, he is the author or co-author of books, articles, and software in logic, education, ethics, the philosophy of dreams, and the philosophy of R. G. Collingwood. His four most recent books are Ethics in criminal justice (McGraw-Hill, 2009), Collingwood on the moral principles of art (Susquehanna University Press, 2009), Social and criminal justice in moral perspective (Bridgepoint, 2013), and Constitutional literacy: A 21st century imperative (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). His two most recent journal articles are “Vicious Duty: The Ethics of Osama bin Laden” (Think: Philosophy for Everyone, Summer 2011) and “The challenges facing an IC epistemologist-in-residence” (International Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence, Winter 2011-2012).

David G. Dominguez is a retired Chief of Police with over thirty-three years law enforcement with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, Riverside and Palm Springs CA police departments.  Chief Dominguez has the unique career experience working in a major metropolitan Sheriff’s department and two major municipal police departments as a dedicated leader with a long history of progressive leadership and command experience.  Chief Dominguez has held virtually every assignment within law enforcement with recognized expertise in internal affairs, criminal intelligence, risk management, law enforcement leadership and community policing.  Chief Dominguez has significant program management experience operating as Chairman of a regional gang and narcotic task force, regional HIDTA task force and managing numerous law enforcement grant funded programs.  Chief Dominguez is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Police (SMIP) from the John F. Kennedy Government Center at Harvard University and the Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI) in California. Chief Dominguez holds a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a Master’s degree in public administration from California State University Fullerton and a teaching credential for California colleges and universities.  Chief Dominguez is past President of the California Peace Officers’ Association, (CPOA) and the Riverside County Law Enforcement Administrators Association.    Chief Dominguez is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) and the Program Management Institute.   Chief Dominguez is an active law enforcement “Executive Fellow” with the Police Foundation.   

Lt. Brian Ellis is a 19-year veteran with the Sacramento Police Department. He has worked in several specialized assignments including with the Problem Oriented Policing Unit, Parole Intervention and Career Criminal Apprehension Teams, the Special Investigations Division where he was a narcotics detective, and within the Robbery/Burglary divisions.  He is currently the SWAT Commander, assigned to the Special Operations Bureau.  Brian earned his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from California State, Sacramento and has a MS in Organizational Leadership from National University.  He has participated in over 2,500 hours of specialized training; graduating from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute, the Los Angeles Police Department’s 21stCentury Leadership Program, and the Sacramento City Manager Academy.  Lieutenant Ellis has been recognized many times for performance including the Sacramento Police Department’s unit citation on two occasions; the Natomas X-factor, for outstanding community achievement; the Ben Ali crime suppression award; recognition from the California State Legislators & City of Sacramento City Attorney for his team’s work with Assembly Bill 1384, a six-city pilot program for drug and gun housing evictions; and in 2001 he and his team received an awards certificate from the National Top Cops Award, nominating them for heroism during a gun battle with a wanted murderer.  Brian is a life-long student of leadership, and passionate about helping others reach their true potential by inspiring authentic action.  He has written articles for several publications, including Law Enforcement TodayPeace Officers Research Association of California, PoliceOne, The Oxford University Press, The Journal of California Law Enforcement; and been published in two academic textbooks with IGI Global Publishing where he has contributed to chapters.  

Thor Eells has over 28 years of law enforcement experience with the Colorado Springs (CO) Police Department. He has served in patrol, investigations, and SWAT. The majority of his career has been in tactical operations where he has served as a SWAT operator, Team Commander and Division Commander. Until recently, Commander Eells was assigned as commander of the Specialized Enforcement Division.  He was responsible for highly specialized units such as, SWAT, K-9, EOD, Traffic Enforcement, Special Events and Air Support. While serving in this role he has obtained extensive experience in command post operations, to include both Tactical Operations and Emergency Operation Centers. Additionally, Commander Eells has experience as his department’s representative for WMD and Terrorist response with regard to coordination and planning with other local, county, state and federal agencies.  Commander Eells is now assigned to the Patrol Bureau, Falcon Division.  In addition to his practical experience, Commander Eells has extensive teaching experience with the NTOA.

Ron is a seasoned business leader, entrepreneur, consultant, and author who enjoys seeing good ideas and vision transformed into effective action and results. He brings to the International Academy of Public Safety an extensive and broad range of business and organizational experiences with not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.  His experience includes extensive work as an organizational consultant working with small and medium sized businesses and nonprofit organizations leading team-based strategic planning and leadership development programs.  In addition to over 20 years of experience strategic planning consulting and executive coaching, Ron has spent 10+ years building and managing technical services businesses. His proven competencies include working with software development project management, outsource technical team management, web development, and digital marketing technologies and initiatives.

Ron has also co-authored and published several manuals and books in leadership, business development and strategic planning. Those works include: Strategic Planning Technology for Small Businesses (Co-authored with Bill Bean, HRD Press, 1995), Strategic Teamwork: Team Leaders Guide and Team Members Tool Kit, (1996, self-published; for nonprofit organizations), Living On Purpose (LOP is a comprehensive personal life-planning system co-authored with Bill Bean and Rich Edler, self-published by Strategia, Cardiff, CA. 1996), Turbocharging Your Business, (Co-authored with Bill Bean, self-published by Strategia, Cardiff, CA. 1996), Transforming Leadership (Co-authored with Terry Anderson, Times Mirror Press/St. Lucie Press Division, 1998).

 

Jim Franklin has just retired from the Minnesota Sheriffs Association after serving 14 years as the associations Executive Director.  His career spans 50 years of public safety service specializing in law enforcement, fire and emergency service operations.  His law enforcement career started in 1967 with the City of Maple Plain and then Orono, Minnesota police departments.  In 1979 Jim asked to create a new entity called the West Hennepin Public Safety Department and managed contract services for five local fire departments.  He has also served as the Director of Public Safety for the City of Mankato where he directed the Police, Fire, Joint Services and Emergency Management functions for the City. Franklin was appointed as the MN State Director of Emergency Services during the administration of Governor Arnie Carlson.  During that time Franklin established the MN Community Right to Know Act; Emergency Response Commission; MN Incident Management System, MN Duty Officer System; development of the current Hazardous Materials Response Team program and recodification of the current Chapter 12 Emergency Management statutes in the State of MN.  Jim has accomplished both state and federal recognition as a certified peace officer, fire fighter and emergency manager. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI Executive Development Program, the US Fire Academy, the National Emergency Management Institute, the National Inter-Agency Counter Drug Institute, the American Institute of Banking.  He also has served as the Executive Directors, President and Legislative Committee of the National Sheriffs Association.He has also served 13 years as an elected school board member for the Orono School District.  Jim is a Wisconsin native, playing football at Lambeau Field in Green Bay back in the days of Vince Lombardi.  In his spare time, he enjoys raising horses, farming and fishing.

Jeff began his career in law enforcement in 1984 as a police officer in Nottoway County, Virginia. In 1986, he joined the Chesterfield County Police department serving in the positions of Patrol Officer, Vice and Narcotics Detective, and Sergeant. In 1997, Jeff joined the FBI spending the majority of his career investigating international drug cartels and serving in various training settings at the FBI Academy and in the field. Jeff spent 10 years at the FBI Academy instructing in the FBI National Academy and serving in the senior management positions of Chief of FBI Leadership Development and later as Chief of Faculty Affairs overseeing the majority of instruction in the FBI National Academy. Jeff served many years as an adjunct professor with the University of Virginia and Capella University’s Ph.D. program in Public Service Leadership. Jeff retired from the FBI in 2017 and founded the Center for Police Leadership & Ethics International, a nonprofit organization committed to the betterment of the law enforcement community.

Mark A. Garcia served in law enforcement for 31 years.  Chief Garcia served as the Chief of Police for the City of Redlands for 6 ½ years, retiring in 2018.  Prior to becoming the Redlands Chief of Police, he served San Bernardino Police Department for 24 years ascending to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police.   Chief Garcia’s experience includes being Narcotics Bureau Commander, Tactical Commander, District Commander, Investigations Commander, Personnel and Training Commander, overseeing Internal Affairs and serving as the department’s Public Information Officer.  Chief Garcia has received numerous awards including the Medal of Valor, Officer of the Year and Citizen of the Year.  Some of the highlights of Chief Garcia’s career include being the point car in President Reagan’s motorcade, being responsible for external security for President George W. Bush’s visit to San Bernardino, leading Redlands through the December 02 terrorist incident and developing future leaders.  Chief Garcia’s passion for character-based leadership development led to starting Blue Virtue Leadership and he has taught hundreds of officers how to develop their leadership capacity, how to build character, how to enhance organizational culture, how to build a Virtue Based Policing structure, how to create organizational ethics programs, Service Oriented Leadership and Strategic and Tactical Decision Making. He has made numerous presentations on leadership, ethics and culture, including the Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium, California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute at the Drucker School of Management, California College and University Chiefs of Police Conference, Faith and Justice Summit, University of Redlands and Cal State San Bernardino. 

It takes someone with special insights into the workings of the human mind and the human spirit to help top U.S. military become even better at their jobs. Dr. Cathy Greenberg has those insights. For the past few years, this renowned entrepreneur, educator, bestselling author and leadership expert has applied her remarkable methods about creating fearless leaders to the elite within the U.S. Army, the Navy and Special Forces. Dr. Cathy Greenberg even helps those who’ve already achieved great things in life to recognize the power and potential they don’t know that they have.  For Dr. Greenberg – who has a PhD in behavioral sciences and is an internationally recognized authority on human behavior – the keys to becoming a fearless leader include optimizing one’s emotional intelligence, stretching one’s comfort zone and developing a guiding moral courage. She has created a system to help potential leaders develop these qualities. Dr. Greenberg is one of the few coaches and thought leaders to have realized the powerful insight that mindfulness – being present in the world – and balancing all aspects of one’s life and work create truly fearless leaders.

Kenneth Gisborne is a Trusted Advisor and Senior Consultant to other security businesses and to private industry, institution and government clients. This trust relationship with government includes current and past security clearances to work on sensitive project security issues. These services have been provided in sea and air port environments, as well as extensive facility and policing environments throughout Canada.  Ken has prominently worked in the background as a servant leader assisting institutions and organizations with security and policing program organizational issues. As an example, these services have been offered to communities and police departments conducting police service reviews towards the goals of better working relationships. In this line of interest, he has co-authored original and all subsequent versions of “Every Officer Is A Leader”. Ken has been a technical writer of numerous sensitive security and public safety reports and reviews. He holds a Masters Degree in Disaster and Emergency Management from Royal Roads University.

Dr. Ian Hesketh is an Organisational Psychologist. He is a 30yr veteran of the UK police service. Dr Hesketh is the Wellbeing Lead for the UK College of Policing and also supports the National Health and Wellbeing forum, established by Prof Sir Cary Cooper with Alliance Business School, University of Manchester in the UK.  He is an Honorary Researcher at Lancaster University Management School and a Visiting Fellow at the Open University Business School. He is also a visiting lecturer at several other Universities. He holds a PhD in Management and Social Psychology and an MBA from Lancaster University. He is a Chartered Manager (CMgr), and holds Qualified Teaching, Learning and Skills (QTLS) status with the Society for Education and Training.  His research interests are centered on Wellbeing and has written two books on the subject. Ian introduced and labelled the concept of Leaveism to explain human behaviours associated with workplace workload and stress. In 2011 his article on Transformational Leadership During Change was voted one of the Top 5 Management Articles by the Chartered Management Institute in the UK. He is the author of numerous academic and trade papers on workplace wellbeing, change and public value. His current work is centered on trauma exposure and roles within policing that involve increased psychological risks; and responses thereto.  He is a Member of the Society for Education and Training, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Rob Handfield is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative (http://scm.ncsu.edu/blog). He also serves as Faculty Lead for the Manufacturing Analytics group within the International Institute of Analytics, and is on the Faculty for Operations Research Curriculum at NC State University.  The SCRC is the first major industry-university partnership to integrate student projects into the MBA classroom in an integrative fashion, and has had 15 major Fortune 500 companies participating as industry partners since 1999. Prior to this role, Handfield was an Associate Professor and Research Associate with the Global Procurement and Supply Chain Benchmarking Initiative at Michigan State University from 1992-1999, working closely with Professor Robert Monczka.  Handfield is the Consulting Editor of the Journal of Operations Management, one of the leading supply chain management journals in the field, and is the author of several books on supply chain management, the most recent being Biopharmaceutical Supply Chains, Supply Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Re-Design and Introduction to Supply Chain Management (Prentice Hall, 1999, 25,000 copies sold, and translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). He is also the new co-editor of the online journal, Logistics. He has co-authored textbooks for MBA and undergraduate classes including Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 6th revision (with Robert Monczka) and Operations and Supply Chain Management 3rd revision (with Cecil Bozarth). He recently led a global study on Global Logistics Trends and Strategies for BVL International in 2013, Future Buy: The Future of Procurement published by KPMG, and Procurement Cognitive Analytics published by IBM.

Rosalyn Harrington is from Charlotte NC, where she spent 11 years with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Within that timeframe, her assignments included Patrol, Community Coordinator, Public Information Officer, ADW detective and lastly, Homicide detective.   Further, she taught criminal justice and forensic classes as an adjunct instructor at Johnson C Smith University and ITT Technical Institute.  Two years ago, Rosalyn transitioned from full-time law enforcement to part-time in order to become an Associate Professor of Criminology at Pfeiffer University.   Additionally, her education includes a pending PhD in Public Safety Leadership focusing on Emergency Management with a concentration in Forensics; a Master’s degree in Forensic Science with a focus in Investigations; a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Kinesiology with a concentration in Biology. 

David is the current Deputy Director of IADLEST, responsible for the supervision of staff and various grants. He is also the Director of the Madonna University Public Safety Training Institute and is also an Assistant Professor. Prior to his current positions David was Director of the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards for seven years.  David is a retired police officer spending most of his career with the City of Garden City Michigan, advancing through the ranks and retiring as the Chief of Police. He was also the Police Chief of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport Authority and was the City Manager for the City of Garden City. He also began his law enforcement career as United States Army Military Police officer.  David has traveled to other countries to consult and speak on law enforcement issues and led a team to audit and consult with the Lagos Nigeria Law Enforcement Institute. He also spent most of his career as a trainer in firearms, drunk driving enforcement and crowd control. David earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Madonna University in Livonia Michigan and Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Michigan Dearborn.

Charles “Sid” Heal is a retired Commander from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department with nearly 33 years of service in law enforcement, nearly half of which has been spent in units charged with handling law enforcement special and emergency operations.  At various times during his career he has served as an operations officer, watch commander, unit commander, incident commander, consultant and trainer in a myriad of law enforcement tactical operations, and is a court recognized expert in law enforcement special operations and emergency management.  As a collateral assignment, Sid was in charge of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s internationally recognized technology exploration program.  This program seeks to identify, develop, exploit and integrate new technologies for law enforcement.  The focus of effort for this program is on intervening with nonlethal options. Sid has earned three college degrees and is a graduate of the California Peace Officer’s Standards and Training, Center for Leadership Development, Command College, and the FBI National Academy.  He is the author of Sound Doctrine:  A Tactical Primer, and An Illustrated Guide to Tactical Diagramming, as well as more than 120 articles on law enforcement issues and has appeared on numerous television newscasts and documentaries and been quoted in many periodicals and newspapers.  Additionally, he has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences in Canada, Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland, Israel, Brazil and Argentina, as well as throughout the United States.  In addition to his career in law enforcement, Sid recently retired from the Marine Corps Reserve after 35 years, with service in more than 20 countries and four combat tours.  As a result of both these careers, he has been personally present for the operations involving the 1992 coup d’état in Thailand, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, as well as the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in 2001 and a host of other disasters, natural and manmade.  He is the author of Sound Doctrine: A Tactical Primer and Field Command, as well as more than 165 articles on law enforcement issues.

Christopher Hoina, Sr. (ret. Cary PD) is an alumnus of the FBI National Academy, he received his Master’s degree from NC State University and his Bachelor’s at Shaw University.  He is the co-founder of the Institute for Credible Leadership Development and serves on the executive board for the International Academy of Public Safety.  Chris is also the co-founder of the North Carolina Public Safety Leadership Academy at Wake Tech.  Chris has served as Faculty and Director of Criminal Justice studies at Campbell University in Research Triangle Park.  He has 25 years of law enforcement experience; from patrol officer to team commander.  During his tenure as a police officer he served as supervisor within the following commands: Training, Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, Juvenile Investigations, School Resource Officers, Crisis Negotiation, Community Services, Crime Prevention, D.A.R.E., and Crisis Intervention.  Chris has an extensive teaching record in both classroom and on-line.  He has taught at the Justice Academy, Community College, and University level.  He has taught a variety of topics to include Hazardous Materials, Bias Based Profiling, Hate Crimes, Crisis Intervention, Juvenile Minority Sensitivity, Juvenile Investigations, Crisis Negotiations, Crime Scene Investigations, Crime Prevention, School Resource Officer and Implicit Bias.  For the past several years his focus has been on leadership development and self-improvement for criminal justice professionals.  Chris is the co-author of the book the Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals, and the essay titled Virtues of Magnanimous Officers.

Alexander joined the National Command & Staff College (NC&SC) as an intern 6 years ago and worked his way up to his current position working closely with the board commissioners to set standards, and develop and implement training to ensure that minimum standards are maintained.   He is responsible for identifying appropriate training providers (including interviews, briefing, appointment letters) and initiating training.  He worked closely with the National tactical Officers Association to complete curriculum and help launch the NTOA Command College.   He was also instrumental in buildup and the launch of the California Tactical Officers Association’s on-line academy.  Alexander lead the team to complete a comprehensive college credit at the Columbia Southern University. He is a 4-Star certified Credible Leader awarded by the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership development (CJC-CLD).  Alexander is a co-author of the “MAGNUS – Describing the Magnanimous Officerarticle published in 2016 by the International Academy of Public Safety.  He holds a BA degree in Homeland Security from the American Military University, 2017.  

Mitch is an envisioneer with over 30 years of practical and hands-on Leadership Development experience in diverse industries including Academia, Military, Law Enforcement, Government, and Technology.  As a globally recognized leader, he is the founder of the National Command & Staff College, Institute for Credible Leadership Development and the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development.  He has trained at the Joint Special Operations Command “JSOC” and the US Army Special Operations Command “USASOC.” He was awarded the honorary member of the United States Army Special Operations Command in 1999 and honorary Sheriff by the National Sheriffs’ Association in 2016.  He served as a tenured Associate Professor at NC State University for 16 years before taking an early retirement but continues to serve as an Adjunct professor without pay (by choice) at both NC State and Illinois State Universities. He is a member of the “Academy of Outstanding Teachers and Scholars” at NC State University and the Distinguished 2004 Alumni of the University of Oklahoma.  Mitch is the developer of “MAGNUS,” a general theory of Leadership.  He has published scholar with over 890+ conference presentations worldwide to include presentations for Fortune 500 companies as well as top Public Safety organizations including FBI NAA, HAPCOA, HIDTA, National Tactical officers Association, California Police Chiefs Associations, National Sheriffs Association, WLLE, and may other national and state associations.  His most recent co-authored article was published in the Police Chief Magazine.  His most recent books include “Deliberate Leadership: Achieving Success Through Personal Styles,” “Handbook of Research on Effective Communication, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution, and “Moral Compass for the Law Enforcement Professionals”.  His coauthored article entitled “Human Factors: Police Leaders Improving Safety While Developing Meaningful Public Trust” coauthored with Dr. Anthony Normore and Lt. Darius Bone was recently published by the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. Click here for publications.

Dr. Klopovic holds a Doctorate of Public Policy from Charles Sturt University, Sydney Australia, with concentration on service project capacity building at the organizational and community levels focusing on community policing, delinquency prevention, reducing recidivism and reducing prison populations.  He has served as a senior staffer on The North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission for 24 years and he is retired from the United States Air Force where he served in multiple locales including South East Asia and the Middle East in numerous capacities including as a logistics line officer, training detachment commander, Department of Defense Advisor (from 1977-78) to the Imperial Iranian Air Force, Area Recruiter for the ROTC and  Air Force Academy and Associate Professor, Arizona State University.  James has 45 years of experience in the public sector providing leadership at federal, state and local levels with subject matter expertise in strategic planning, municipal governance, financial development, federal granting, community and organizational development, implementation and evaluation.  James developed numerous programs one of which was detailing the processes and procedures for School Resource Officers which led to a $10M bill from the NC General Assembly and nearly a decade of sustained granting from the NC Governor’s Crime Commission to fund SROs statewide.  SROs grew from 200 in 1995 to over 800 officers in 2012 – and growing – resulting in safer learning environments statewide.  James has served as the principal investigator/project director on a series of research projects to analyze and propose model local projects which led to granting initiatives for dozens of municipal and state initiatives.  His technical support to numerous local government entities created and enhanced services ideas such as delinquency prevention, reentry and decriminalizing the mentally ill. He has broad experience in logistics, training and education as well as project and program design, implementation, management and building program and organizational permanency.  He has authored or collaborated on numerous publications on community policing, community development and effective/efficient delivery of public services.  His books include: Effective Program Practices for At-Risk Youth:  A Continuum of Community Based Programs, Civic Research Institute, Inc., 2003.  http://www.civicresearchinstitute.com/epy.html . From the Bottom-Up – Reforming the Criminal Justice System with Capacity Building, Reentry and a Movement (working title), Expected release, summer 2018.  

 

Craig is a native of Albuquerque, NM and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1988-2016, retiring as a Colonel and as Deputy Commander of MARSOC. Throughout his career, he served in the USMC infantry, reconnaissance and joint special operations assignments. He served as a foreign exchange officer with the British Royal Marine Commandos at 45 Commando Group in Arbroath, Scotland, as well as the Norwegian Army in Oslo, Norway. He served with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company and also at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California. He was assigned to the USMC Initial Force Contribution to U.S. Special Operations Command, Marine Corps SOCOM Detachment ONE, leading ‘Task Unit Raider’ during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.  He commanded 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, deploying with 31stMEU (SOC) and to Ar Ramadi, Iraq for OIF during the ‘Anbar Awakening’.  As Commanding Officer of Camp Fuji, Japan, he led ‘Task Force Fuji’ in disaster relief operations at the Sendai Airport as part of Operation Tomodachi from March-April 2011. He served with a joint special operations task force based in Ft. Bragg, NC, deploying to Afghanistan.  He is a recipient of the British Royal Marines Commando Medal.  He presently lives in Incline Village, NV on the north shore of Lake Tahoe and works at a consulting company.

Completing a four year tour of active duty with the USAF Security Police and earning an honorable discharge, Mark joined the Bellevue, WA, police department in 1981.  During Mark’s 33 years of service to the citizens of Bellevue he succeeded in several assignments including as an FTO, SWAT operator, originating member of a proactive bicycle patrol unit, honor guard member and supervisor, white collar detective, and supervisor of patrol squads, SRO’s and the crime analysis section.  In 2003-04 Mark took a leave of absence from the PD to serve as an International Police Advisor through the US State Department CivPol program in Kosovo where he was assigned as the Deputy Station Commander of a police precinct of over 225 officers and civilians.  Mark retired from Bellevue PD as a Lieutenant in 2014 and served as an interim Commander with the Duval Police Department nearby.  Mark is an editorial writer and is currently working on a book on police culture and leadership.  He is also currently the Director of Security at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA.  Mark has a bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration, Summa Cum Laude, also from Northwest University. 

Dr. Long served as Professor and Executive Director of the School of Communication at Illinois State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Speech, Education, Mathematics) from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, a Master of Science (Communication, Educational & Psychological Research) from the University of North Texas, and a PhD (Organizational Communication, Management, Research Methods, Computer Science) from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, he received the honor of being named as the 1998-99 “Person of the Year” by the National Society of Accountants for his work in developing their strategic plan and process decision making systems.  Dr. Long has been qualified as an expert witness in product liability litigation, particularly in the areas of warning label efficacy and research methodology. He is a retired artillery and infantry officer who completed 21 years of honorable service with the Army National Guard and is an honorary member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Dr. Kimberly Miller is a sought-after law enforcement speaker, consultant and trainer who has been inspiring and motivating individuals in our profession for over 13 years.  Dr. Miller has worked with agencies of all sizes at the city, county and state level around the US and Canada and is a highlighted speaker at national, regional and state law enforcement conferences.  Dr. Miller is known for her strength-based approach to her work and the skill-based, engaging training and consultation services she offers. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University, a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Ball State University, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Colorado State University. In addition to her academic credentials, Dr. Miller has significant experience in leadership and mentoring with over 25 years of serving in supervisory and leadership roles.

Bob Mosier is a native Virginian with a distinguished career as a law enforcement professional. Bob’s career spans over 30 years in local, county, and federal law enforcement both domestically and internationally. Bob started as a police dispatcher at age 19, and at 21 graduated with Top Overall Achievement as a Patrol Officer. Bob served at the local level and, based on his recognized skills and abilities, quickly moved up the ranks.  Bob began as a Deputy Sheriff in Fauquier County eventually serving as Commander of Special Operations, Patrol Division, and Criminal Investigations Division. Bob developed and implemented community policing programs, managed security for large public events, and distinguished himself by earning numerous Letters of Commendation, two Unit Citation Awards, a Distinguished Service Award, a Community Service Award, and a Valor Award.  The personal integrity, professionalism, leadership, and managerial skills Bob developed in local law enforcement made him highly sought after for international criminal justice assignments. In 1996, he was selected by the U.S. Department of State to serve in Bosnia and Herzegovina with the International Police Task Force as a Station Commander where he represented the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. Following this assignment, Bob served with the International Justice Mission, a human rights organization, as Director of Investigations working in Asia, Middle and Near East, Africa, and Latin America. Bob later served as a senior representative for a large and complex U.S. Department of Defense law enforcement program in which he provided daily oversight of all administrative, logistical, operational, and training requirements for 300 law enforcement professionals. Following this service, Bob became a GS-15 Deputy Senior Executive Police Advisor for the Iraq Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs with the U.S. Department of State with oversight of 150 Senior Police Advisors. Most recently, Bob supported the U.S. Department of Defense as the Senior Associate for Law Enforcement Operations with Obsidian Solutions Group before being elected Sheriff for Fauquier County Virginia in 2015 where he continues to serve today.

 

Anthony H. Normore, Ph.D is professor of educational leadership, and department chair of Graduate Education at California State University Dominguez Hills in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Normore’s research focusses on urban leadership development in the context of ethics and social justice. He is the author of 20+ books including, Leading against the grain: Lessons from visionaries for creating just and equitable schools (2018, Teachers College Press); Foundations of educational leadership: The key to developing excellent and equitable schools (2017, Routledge);The dark side of leadership: Identifying and overcoming unethical practice in organizations (2016 Emerald);  Handbook of research on communication, leadership, and conflict resolution (2016, IGI Global publishers). He has published 150+ book chapters, reviews, and peer-reviewed articles in numerous professional leadership journals, and 300+ professional conference presentations. Dr. Normore is the AERA 2013 recipient of the Bridge People Award for Leadership for Social Justice Special Interest Group at the American Educational Research Association for his partnership work in law enforcement, corrections, and education including his leadership work with incarcerated men at Men’s Central Jail at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Organization. He is also the chair of the criminal justice commission, and co-creator of the Credible Leadership Development program  with the International Academy of Public Safety. The program was piloted with Los Angeles Police Department. Dr. Normore is the 2015 recipient of the Don Willower Excellence in Research Award at Penn State University for his work on leadership, social justice, and ethics in education.  

His research appears in numerous academic journals including: Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Educational Administration, Values and Ethics in Educational Administration, Journal of Authentic Leadership in Education, International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Policy, Educational Administration Quarterly, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, International Journal of Educational Management, Canadian Journal of Education Administration and Policy, International Journal of Urban Educational Leadership, Educational Policy, and Journal of Research on Leadership Education. Dr. Normore’s police articles are published in law enforcement venues including, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Police Chief, California Peace Officers Association, Peace Officers Research Association of California, California Law Enforcement Journal, Law Enforcement Today, and Policing: International Journal of Theory and Practice.

Sheriff (Retired) Ray Nash began his law enforcement career as a police dispatcher while still in high school. He has since served in law enforcement for over 36 years and brings a wide range of experience to the profession. After serving as a reserve officer with the Irmo Police Department in South Carolina, Ray joined the force full time in 1981, working through the ranks to become Chief of Police in 1983 at age 23. He served the next two years on the training staff of the Institute of Police Technology and Management at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. In 1987, Ray became Chief of the Summerville, SC Police Department where he served until 1994. Under his leadership, Summerville was recognized for its outstanding community policing initiative. Ray next served as a consultant to law enforcement agencies nationwide in the areas of community oriented policing and leadership skills. In 1997, he began serving his first of three terms as Sheriff of Dorchester County. During this time, he developed a character-based leadership program called Police Dynamics and founded the Police Dynamics Institute. Agencies throughout the U.S. and overseas have adopted the program and are reporting great success in fighting crime, building community trust, improving officer performance, and reducing ethical failures. In 2009, Ray retired as sheriff and went overseas to support the international police reform effort in Afghanistan for the next three years. He served in a number of capacities including Criminal Justice Advisor for the US Embassy in Kabul and Professional Development Director for the International Police Coordination Board.  Ray holds an A.S. in Criminal Justice, a B.S. in Adult Education (workforce development) from Southern Illinois University, and an MS in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. He continues to provide law enforcement leadership training through the Police Dynamics Institute and the International Academy of Public Safety where he serves as VP of Training  and Development.

Ms. Nuriddin is a 30 year veteran of the Bakersfield California Police Department.  Recently retired as Captain, she has commanded a variety of divisions throughout her career, inclusive of Operations, Narcotics, SWAT/EOD and Violent Criminal Apprehension Teams.  Ms. Nuriddin holds a Bachelor and Master of Public Administration Degree from California State University, Bakersfield. She is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum/Harvard University Senior Management Institute for Police, the FBI National Academy 242nd Session, and various other executive development courses.  Ms. Nuriddin is a nationally recognized speaker on leadership and diversity in the public and private sector and has trained thousands of law enforcement officers and executives nationally. She has also instructed internationally with the Federal Bureau of Investigations International Police Academy.  She is certified as a Cultural Diversity instructor by the Department of Justice, the California Peace Officers Standard of Training and Souder, Betances & Associates trainers. She is also certified as an instructor for Penn State Safety & Justice Institute and has served as a certified training consultant for FranklinCovey working with agencies across the country.  Her dynamic workshops allow participants the opportunity to examine personal perceptions of groups and value systems, how changing demographics impact professional services and the role of teamwork in building strong teams. Through the use of experiential learning, self-discovery tools, and practical application, participants learn about leadership in enhancing the organization’s ability to meet its goals and achieve its mission!

Tony’s law enforcement career began his junior year in college where he served as an Honors Intern in the Fraud Unit with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in Chesapeake, VA.  He graduated from James Madison University with a BS in Justice Studies, served in various roles in the public safety industry including a pre-trial officer, a police officer with the University of Virginia, and a Special Agent in the Family and Sexual Violence unit with NCIS.  Tony transitioned into the private sector as a Regional Loss Prevention Manager responsible for leading a team of 5 area managers covering all east coast operations. Along with his team he investigated and resolved hundreds of theft/fraud cases working closely with local, state and federal authorities. During this time, Tony obtained his Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) license.

Dr. Prince is a Clinical Professor and holds the Loyd Hackler Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (LBJ School) at the University of Texas at Austin.  He joined the LBJ School in September 1999 and was the founding Director of the Center for Ethical Leadership. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the Texas Excellence Teaching Award as the outstanding teacher in the LBJ School for AY 2001-2002 by nomination of the student body.  In 2008 he was chosen by The Eyes of Texas, a student organization, for The Eyes of Texas Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to student life.  Dr. Prince is a 1962 honor graduate of West Point and also holds the Master of Arts degree in International Relations from American University.  During 1965-67 he studied economics, history, law, political science and sociology at the University of Bonn in Germany as an Olmsted Scholar, and earned the Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975. A clinical psychologist, he is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.  He is also a graduate of the U. S. Army War College.  In 2006 he was selected for the highest honor given by West Point to its alumni, the Distinguished Graduate Award.  

 

Sheriff Pope’s background includes assignments in criminal investigation, homicide, internal affairs, and command leadership in intelligence, narcotics, and field operations.  He is well versed in policy formulation and implementation, ethics, legal guidance in best policing practice, staffing, and budgetary construction and analysis.  He concurrently served with the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a Squadron Superintendent (now retired), and participated in several worldwide deployments and contingency operations.  Military skill sets included aircraft operations and readiness, deployment planning and exercises, logistics, and staff training and sustainability.  Sheriff Pope holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland in Business Administration, an Associate’s Degree in Business, and an Associate’s Degree in Aeronautical Science.  He has attended and supported countless leadership training events, and graduated from the National Sheriff’s Institute, later returning as a class mentor to new sheriffs.

Rosanne Richeal is an Executive Coach specializing in leadership development and career advancement. She retired from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department as a Chief Deputy after 26 years in law enforcement.  During her 26 years, she also worked for the Sacramento Police Department, the West Sacramento Police Department, and the contract cities of Rancho Cordova and Elk Grove Police Departments. In all, she spent 32 years in public safety working assignments in Patrol, Corrections, Airport Security, Problem Oriented Policing (POP), Street Crimes, Emergency Management, K9, Traffic, and Employee Relations. Prior to entering law enforcement, she worked over 6 years as an Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.) for a private ambulance service in the Sacramento area.  Rosanne was named the first female Chief of Police for the city of Rancho Cordova, a contract city wherein law enforcement services were contracted from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. In her final year of service with the sheriff’s department, she had executive oversight for not only her service area in Contracts and Regional Services, but also held the duties and responsibilities of a vacant Chief Deputy position in Support Services. Both service areas combined were comprised of over 1200 sworn and professional staff which included 26 divisions, bureaus and units. Additionally, she was responsible for the oversight of the departments’ initial Sheriff’s Leadership Program where she still actively participates as an instructor.  She is a graduate of the LAPD West Point Leadership Program, a certified coach, speaker and trainer with the John Maxwell Team, a certified Advanced Relationship Coach in Strategic Intervention with the Institute of Strategic Intervention, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Management from the Union Institute and University. 

Joseph A. Schafer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Northern Iowa and graduate degrees from Michigan State University. Dr. Schafer’s research focuses on policing, organizational change, leadership, communities and crime, citizen perceptions of police, and futures research in policing. He was the 2006-2007 President of Police Futurists International, was a member of the PFI/FBI Futures Working Group, and served a visiting scholar in the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI Academy (2006-2008 & 2012-2013) and the Centre of Excellence in Policing & Security at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia (2012). He completed a three-year term as Region 3 (Midwest) Trustee to the Executive Board of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and is currently a Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.  His recent writings include Policing 2020: Exploring the Future of Crime, Communities and Policing (2007, project editor), The Future of Policing: A Practical Guide for Police Leaders and Managers (2012), Effective Leadership in Policing: Successful Traits & Habits (2013), and more than 50 research and policy articles appearing in various academic journals and policing periodicals. Dr. Schafer routinely conducts workshops on leadership, organizational change, and the future of policing for police executive development programs, including recent programs for the California POST Command College, the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Major Cities Leadership Series, the Australian Institute of Police Management, the Danish National Police, the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Public Safety Canada, and the New England Association of Chiefs of Police, among others.

Kyle Snyder, director of NC State’s NextGen Air Transportation (NGAT) Center on Centennial Campus, is hoping that North Carolina will be first in the future of flight. For him, the future flies with Vireo, a small unmanned aviation vehicle with enormous capabilities in the fields of agriculture, law enforcement and first responders. “North Carolina’s legacy as a leader in aviation is indisputable,” Snyder said. “To miss out on this opportunity would be crazy.” Snyder recently purchased a prototype UAS system from UTC in Charlotte to conduct his research out in Hyde Co. airport. UTC’s Vireo includes two airplanes, high-resolution cameras and two control systems for flight management and data analysis.  Kyle believes that North Carolina is in the position to be a turnkey leader in the industry due to its high-skill workforce provided by NC State and the region’s other universities. North Carolina has a uniquely qualified workforce of analysts and operators who understand how to analyze the information from UAVs and safely integrate UAVs into commercial operations. Kyle also believes that there are additional opportunities for manufacturing and research within the state’s boarders, along with well-trained operators who are transitioning out of the military and into the civilian workforce that can make a major impact on the economy.

Lorraine Snyder, Director of Certified Credible Leader (CCL) of the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development is a Law Enforcement Instructor and has been in the field of public service and law enforcement for twenty-nine years. She began her career at the NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety serving as a Crime Prevention Specialist and a member of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT). Lorraine was recruited and selected by the NC Department of Justice to develop and implement the state’s first Hate Crime Reporting Curriculum. Recognized nationally for her work, she was chosen to be a speaker at Yale University’s Research Forum on Hate/Bias Crimes. During her time at the Department of Justice, NC Justice Academy, she has developed, revised and taught a variety of courses. Being fluent in Spanish, she has instructed numerous effective Spanish-language learning courses ranging from a Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement, to a more advanced El Curso Para Leer y Practicar Español. Two of her favorite topics have been instructed in an online format; Investigator Ethics and Interrogator Personality Dynamics. She has worked with Alzheimers NC, NC Division of Aging and Adult Services, the NC Attorneys General’s Office – Medicaid Fraud Investigations Unit in offering two courses regarding investigation and protection of North Carolina’s elder and disabled population; Understanding Dementia and Investigating Crime in Long Term Care: Voiceless Victims. For her work in this area, the Southeastern Area Agencies on Aging awarded her the “Outstanding Community Service Award” in 2007, and went on to co-present a lecture at their annual conference in 2012. Lorraine received honors in 2013 by the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Strategic Alliance For Elders (S.A.F.E.) Taskforce and Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. presented her with the “Potter’s Hand: Senior Advocacy Award”. She is honored to have been a requested speaker in state and nationally for the last seven years. The curriculum she co-developed has been requested internationally. She is also a Challenge Course (High and Low Ropes) instructor. Lorraine holds BA in Political Science and Spanish Language, from UNC Greensboro, NC.

Lt. Col. Scott is a graduate of North Carolina State University’s Administrative Officer’s Management Program, and an honorary member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society.  He was a member of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for 28 years and retired as the Deputy Commander in 2013. He directed the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s First Line Supervisors School where he developed curriculum and provided instruction for newly promoted First Line Supervisors. Lieutenant Colonel Scott served as a Troop Commander, Unit Commander in Charge of Promotion and Performance Management, Director of Support Services, Director of Professional Standards, Director of Field Operations, and Deputy Commander of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.  He received Specialized Instructor Certifications in Defensive Tactics, Fitness Specialist and Biomechanics, Verbal Judo, and Performance Management Instructor Training from Developmental Dimensions International. He is a contract instructor for the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center and the Central Piedmont Community College – Public Safety Leadership Institute.  He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Association of Field Training Officers, and is an Honorary member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Lieutenant Colonel Scott now serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the International Academy of Public Safety and is a co-author of the book, Moral Compass for Law Enforcement Professionals.

Linda Shaffer-Vanaria served as career U.S. Naval officer and was a test pilot, squadron commander, and Director of the Navy’s Pacific leader training unit responsible for training 11,000 leaders each year.  She commanded an operational logistics squadron of over 500 people operating from Southern California, Asia Pacific and embarked on all deployed Pacific Fleet Air Carriers.  Her organization was awarded its first operational excellence award in its 21 year history.   Linda’s first leadership assignment in the Navy was as the Squadron Legal Officer for which she received 6 weeks of Legal School on the Uniform Code of Military Justice, an experience she credits for enabling her to lead confidently with accountability and discipline throughout her career.  Following her military tenure Linda was invited to be amongst an elite leadership development team of 40 change agents enabling business transformation initiatives throughout a major oil company.   For the past 15 years, she has been a Global Consultant and EDGE Performance Thought Leader in her own practice working with large corporations and entrepreneurial organizations, as well as multiple federal government agencies.  She has coached one-on-one more than 1000 leaders across all levels of leadership and diverse roles which provides her a breadth of experiences and examples to help levels at every level connect the dots between strategy and action.  In her leadership development coaching with Defense Logistics Agency, she has coached many police officers, firefighters and safety professionals.  Linda is a #1 International Best Selling Author.  She has authored PERCEPTION POWER: 10 Skills to Get Your Team to Buy In, Take Action and Gain Momentum.  She also authored Piloting Your Edge, a book on leading at the EDGE.  Linda has a BSE in Systems Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and was recognized as the 9th Distinguished Graduate in 20 years by the Moore School of Electrical Engineering.  She also holds a MS in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee Space Institute and is a Naval War College Graduate.

Colonel (Retired) Ted Spain is a native of Wendell, North Carolina.  He graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.  He also holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Webster University and a Masters Degree in Military Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.  His military education includes the Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the US Army War College.  Colonel Spain entered the Army as a Private First Class in June 1978 and was commissioned from the US Army Officer Candidate School in December 1978.  He was inducted into the US Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in March 2006 and inducted into the US Army Military Police Regimental Hall of Fame in September 2009.  Before joining the Army he was a police officer in Greenville, North Carolina.  He is the co-author of a recently released book entitled, “Breaking Iraq: The Ten Mistakes That Broke Iraq”, where he reveals his first hand involvement in the planning for, and the execution of, the ground war and the first year of the occupation of Iraq in 2003-2004, while serving as the Commander of the 18th Military Police Brigade.  Some of his awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (awarded seven times), Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Iraqi Campaign Medal (with one service star), and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals.  He earned the United States Army parachutist badge, the parachutist badge from the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Military Police Silver Order of the Marechanssee.

Erik is the founder of Think GREAT and draws from his experiences as a U.S. Marine, executive business leader, sales professional, and entrepreneur to help organizations achieve new levels of success. He uniquely combines leadership development, team building, sales training, and goal-setting into strategies and techniques that empower team members and leaders to exceed expectations.  Erik has inspired audiences at companies such as US Bank, Sam’s Club, Shutterfly, RE/MAX, Hubbard Broadcasting, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Foods, armed services commands ranging from the Air National Guard to the U.S. Marine Corps, charities like The American Cancer Society, law enforcement and government agencies, and organizations in the health care and education industries.  Think GREAT is a Certified Veteran-Owned Business and Erik is also author of The Think GREAT Collection. Erik shares the successful, proven concepts in his six books to give individuals and organizations the competitive edge needed for achieving new levels of success.

 

Dr. Turner retired as a Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) after serving 22 years with the FBI. Dr. Turner’s last assignment was as a Program Manager for the Leadership Development Institute of the FBI Academy, at Quantico, Virginia. Dr. Turner served as Adjunct Professor at Columbia Southern University as well as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Virginia and instructed at the National Academy and the University of Virginia Northern Center. After retiring from the FBI.  Dr. Turner worked with Homeland Security at the Law Enforcement Leadership Institute located at the FLETC were he provided instruction to supervisors from Federal Agencies as well as to the International Law Enforcement Academies. Dr. Turner currently works as the Dean for the School of Public Service and Administration at Anderson University. Additionally, he is the CEO for Inspirational Leadership, a leadership and personal development company working with public sector agencies and private enterprises developing multidisciplinary projects and training. This work includes the U.S. State Departments Anti-Terrorism Training Programs conducting Criminal Justice training programs throughout the world.

Dr. Carlos is an Author, and an Adjunct Professor in Psychology at Pepperdine University. He is the Executive Director of Inside the Badge where he consults on Criminal Psychology and Terrorist Recruitment.  In addition, he provides trainings and lectures on Criminal Psychology, Police Psychology, and managing stress for law enforcement. He is also a Peer reviewer for Perspectives on Terrorism Journal, on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Police Use of Force and Practices.  He has a Doctorate in Psychology, has consulted and lectured to Fortune 500 companies, CEO’s, Universities, Federal and local law enforcement on leadership and Human Decision Making.  He is the author of “Apocalyptic Psychology”: ISIS Secret Weapon. He is currently writing his new book “Life Without Daddy: A hard look at fatherlessness.”  In addition, Dr. Carlos hosts “The Dr. Carlos and Andy show” with Former FBI Profiler Andrew Bringuel. They interview the greatest thinkers and leading experts in human behavior, foreign policy and law enforcement.

 

Captain Willis served nearly 30 years with the La Mesa (CA)Police Department as a crime of violence, child molest, homicide detective and SWAT Commander, as well as his agency’s Wellness Unit Coordinator. He is a graduate in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University, as well as the FBI National Academy Associates (NA 241) where he studied Emotional Survival. He is the author of the award-winning emotional survival guidebook “Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responders Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart.” He now travels the country providing emotional survival and wellness training to first responders in order to enhance resiliency and coping ability, prevent or mitigate PTSD, suicide prevention, while providing proactive strategies to heal, protect, and enhance survivability. With suicide being the #1 cause of death annually for officers with another 1-5 suffering from PTSD – emotional survival and wellness training is essential to enable officers to sustain and enhance health, wellness, and professional service.

Angela Workman-Stark is a recently retired Chief Superintendent from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. With more than 24 years in policing, her experience has consisted of roles in general patrol, criminal intelligence, money laundering/proceeds of crime investigations, undercover operations, human resources, terrorism prevention, and organizational development.  For much of the past decade she has held significant leadership roles in implementing organization-wide transformation related to leadership and culture. Prior to her retirement, Angela was responsible for overseeing the implementation of an organization-wide action plan in furtherance of the RCMP goal to effect significant cultural change relative to diversity and inclusion. Angela is currently an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University in western Canada, where she teaches, researches and writes on the topics of organizational change, leadership and creating inclusive workplaces. She also works extensively with Police Services in Canada and internationally on these same themes. Angela has delivered numerous national and international conference presentations, keynotes, and workshops, and she is the author of the recently published book, Inclusive Policing from the Inside Out.

 

Chief Randy Watt is the Chief of Ogden Police Department in Utah.   Randy holds a Master of Strategic Studies Degree from the U.S. Army War College, a M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Police Science degree from Weber State College, and is a graduate of Session 191 of the F.B.I. National Academy.  Randy retired from the Ogden Police Department, Ogden, Utah, in October of 2011.  At the time of retirement, he was serving as Assistant Chief of Police, with thirty-two years of service in a multitude of assignments and at all levels of supervision and leadership.  Chief Watt is a recipient of various medals and commendations, including the department’s Medal of Valor (twice awarded).  A long-time member of the Ogden/Metro S.W.A.T. Team, Chief Watt has extensive experience in tactical operations, ranging from high-risk warrant service to hostage rescues.  Chief Watt is a nationally recognized expert in the field of law enforcement special operations and counter-terrorism.  He is involved with projects supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).  He is an expert witness on Law Enforcement use of force and counter-terrorism.  He is a lead instructor for the National Tactical Officers Association (N.T.O.A.) in a variety of S.W.A.T. Leadership and Terrorism courses, and is a regular presenter at the N.T.O.A. Conference, as well as at various state S.W.A.T. Association conferences and training events.  He is the past author of the “On Leadership” column for the NTOA’s Tactical Edge magazine.  Prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, then-Lieutenant Watt, was co-chair of the Tactical Response Sub-Committee and spent three years studying terrorism, writing the tactical response plan for protection of the Olympic Games, and conducting security assessments for Olympic venues.  Chief Watt has taught hostage rescue tactics and techniques to foreign military and police units and is a consultant to myriad local, state and federal tactical units.  He is an instructor at Gunsite Academy in Paulden, AZ.  Randy is also a Colonel in the Utah Army National Guard, currently assigned to the Joint Forces HQ.  From June, 2011, to December, 2013, he was the Commander of the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), commanding 2200 Special Forces soldiers located across 9 states. 

Carrie Wooten is the CEO of Mindset Enterprise, Ascent to Alpha (virtual training academy) and two real estate investment companies.  She is also the author of “It Starts with Me”- a daily practice to mastering self-reflection.  Carrie has trained active duty U.S. Marines, law enforcement, high-profile entrepreneurs and corporate teams, specializing in personal development and building the foundation for a successful professional culture. Carrie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from James Madison University and then began her journey in a multi-faceted work environment, gathering knowledge and experience on the struggles and triumphs of professional culture.  In Carrie’s entrepreneurial career, she completed Elite Life Academy and the Life Intended program, over 8 months of intensive training on mindset, building foundation, unleashing potential and becoming an influencer.  She combined her education and entrepreneurial experience to develop unique training that has been called the missing link in the professional environment.  Carrie’s energetic and interactive training style embraces a unique perspective that encourages students to think beyond their potential, master self-reflection as a tool for success and impact the ever-changing world around them.  By creating the ideal professional culture, students, organizations and departments will increase their morale, retention, service and mission effectiveness.  Carrie currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, Captain Chris Wooten, USMC (Ret.) and two young sons.

Chief Bradley Wentlandt began his career with the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist / Explosive Detector Dog Handler and later served as a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper before his appointment to the Greenfield Police Department in 1991. Chief Wentlandt earned a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command and holds the designation of Certified Public Manager (CPM) from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Harvard University Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.  Chief Wentlandt is the Northcentral Region Chair of the State Associations of Chiefs of Police, a division of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and serves as a member of the IACP Guest Speakers Bureau to promote the concepts of 21st Century Policing. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, Past President of the Milwaukee County Law Enforcement Executives Association and Vice Chair of the Wisconsin Police Executive Group. In 2014 he was appointed by Governor Walker to the Wisconsin Interoperability Council.  Chief Wentlandt is the founder and director of the Wisconsin Command College, a joint venture of the Department of Justice and the University of Wisconsin. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor, lecturer and Program Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin – Madison Certified Public Manager Program.