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David Allen

David Allen is a 27-year veteran of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, starting his career in October 1987. During his career, he rose through the ranks from an entry-level trooper to the rank of Captain where he oversaw the Charlotte operational region. In February of 2015, David retired from the NCSHP and began volunteering as a reserve police officer with the Bessemer City Police Department in North Carolina.

David has completed various degrees including a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

In 2013, he attended the 252 session of the FBI National Academy and was selected as the class spokesperson.


 

 

Dr. Anthony Batts

Anthony Batts served as Chief of two of California’s largest police agencies (Long Beach and Oakland), before becoming Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, the eighth largest agency in the United States. During a career spanning 30 years, he became known as a transformational leader.

Batts is a past Governor’s appointee and Chair of the California Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission and was Vice President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association. He holds a Doctorate in Public Administration, a Master’s Degree in Business Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement Administration.


   

 

 

 


Ron Bayne

Ron Bayne retired at the rank of Commander after 25 years with the Scottsdale Police Department in Arizona.He oversaw one of the city’s four patrol districts.

Ron’s education includes Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from New Mexico State University and in Education/Counseling/Human Relations from Northern Arizona University.

He has served as Area Chair in the Department of Criminal Justice & Security for multiple years at the University of Phoenix. Ron is fluent in Spanish and has taught vocational Spanish to several public safety agencies throughout the United States.

Prior to his civilian law enforcement career, he served 5 1⁄2 years in the U.S Army Military Police Corps. Ron joined FBI-LEEDA teaching cadre in 2014.


 

 

 

 

David Boggs

David Boggs just retired after six years as the Chief of Police in Broken Arrow, a city of 108,000 adjacent to Tulsa, Oklahoma. The agency of 208 persons with 151 sworn is regularly noted as the safest city in Oklahoma.  

Previously, he served at the Lexington, Kentucky Division of Police where he worked his way through the ranks and retired with the rank of Deputy Chief.  He was the primary local law enforcement official assigned to coordinate the World Equestrian Games, hosted in Lexington, Kentucky in October 2010. This was the second largest sporting event in North America with 650,000 attendees over 17 days. 

Chief Boggs earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Eastern Kentucky University.  He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Academy – Session #223 and is a graduate of LEEDS - Session #54.  Chief Boggs is also the 24th person ever to be selected as an Executive Teaching Fellow for the F.B.I.  In this position, he taught incoming leaders from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies from around the world at the F.B.I. Training Academy in Quantico, VA.

He is currently active with FBI-LEEDA, the Oklahoma National Academy Chapter and I.A.C.P. serving in several capacities including an appointment to the I.A.C.P. Professional Standards, Image and Ethics Committee.


 

 

 

 

Dean Crisp

Dean Crisp is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement. Chief Crisp served 17 years as a Police Chief. He retired in 2008 to pursue his passion of teaching. He has been an instructor with FBI-LEEDA since 2009.

He has a Master's degree in Public Affairs and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Class 172) and LEEDS.

Dean is the author of: Leadership Lessons from the Thin Blue LinePage Publishing NY



     


 

Eric Daigle

Attorney Eric Daigle practices civil litigation in federal and state court, with an emphasis on municipalities and public officials. His area of focus is civil rights actions, including police misconduct litigation and employment actions. He currently serves as a member of the independent monitoring teams for Oakland, Calif. and Niagara Falls, N.Y. and works with law enforcement agencies who are under investigation or under a consent decree by the Department of Justice Civil Rights Litigation Section. He is a former member of the Connecticut State Police and currently maintains his certification as a reserve officer.

Eric serves as General Counsel for FBI-LEEDA.


   


 

Carol Frederick

Carol Frederick is the Resident Agent in Charge of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Key West Field Office.  With 27 years of law enforcement experience, Carol has used her career to focus on Fraud and Identity theft cases. She specializes in taking a multi-jurisdictional approach to dismantling organizations.  Carol recently worked with the South Florida West African Task force and educates law enforcement and citizens about the methods and techniques commonly used by identity thieves.

 

Carol has many awards for service, including the Exceptional Service Award from the Metro Dade Police Department, the Florida Governor’s Distinguished Service Award, 1999 State Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, and various other unit citations and awards.

  

Carol has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University, and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida.

 


   


 

Dr. Jeff Green

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. 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 also served many years as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia and Capella University's Ph.D. program in Public Service Leadership. Jeff is currently the President/CEO of the Center for Police Leadership & Ethics International.

Jeff earned his BS and MS degrees in Criminal Justice Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on Organizational Leadership from Capella University.

Jeff is the author of the book Decision Point: Real-Life Ethical Dilemmas in Law Enforcement.


     


 

 


Dr. Michael Gropman

Deputy Superintendent Michael Gropman joined the Brookline Police Department in 1989 and worked his way up through the ranks. He has been a staff administrator since 2004 and has worked in various roles and duties in Brookline. Most recently he was in charge of directing and planning all major events and has overseen the department operations of the Boston Marathon operations since 2004.

Deputy Gropman holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College and a Doctorate in Human Development from Boston University.


   

 

 

 

Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris was a 27-year veteran with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, retiring as a Major in January of 2016. She began her career as a road trooper for almost nine years before being promoted to a supervisory position. During her 18-years in supervisory positions, she worked in every section of the Patrol which gave her knowledge and experience with leading and managing field personnel, training, internal affairs, human resources, accreditation process, inspections, strategic planning, budgets, performance & promotion processes, and wellness/peer support programs.

Jennifer received her BS in Criminal Justice from Appalachian State University and her MS in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville. She is a graduate of the 213th Session of the FBI-National Academy and a graduate of the 100th Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute. She has been an adjunct instructor with FBI-LEEDA since 2012.


     


 

 


Larry Horak

Lawrence Horak has served as a leadership and internal affairs instructor for FBI-LEEDA since 2005. He began his law enforcement career in 1980. He retired as chief of the Margate Police Department in Florida on April 30, 2015. He previously served as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

He is a graduate of the FBI Academy, The FBI National Academy 239th Session, and numerous other professional and technical courses. Chief Horak holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a Master¹s degree in Public Administration. All degrees were conferred from Florida Atlantic University.


     


 

 

 

Les Kachurek

Les Kachurek serves as Chief of the Northern Kentucky University Police Department. During his 30+ years in law enforcement, he has previously served as Chief of University Police at Alfred State College, and as a Police Captain with the City of Niagara Falls Police Department.

Les holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southwest University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree and Master of Arts in Organizational Management degree from Southwest University.


     


 

Eric Kowalczyk

Eric Kowalczyk spent more than a decade with the Baltimore Police Department, the last few years as head of the public communications section. He served as the primary department spokesperson during numerous critical incidents including the protests and rioting that ensued after the death of Freddie Grey. Handling local, national, and international media, Eric focused on transparency and accountability to connect with an already distrustful public.

Today, Eric specializes in strategic planning, communications and crisis mitigation planning and social media management. He has developed a reputation for being a dynamic thinker, drawing on a diverse set of skills to quickly identify problems and develop innovative solutions and long-term prevention strategies.


 

 

 

     

 

Joe LeDuc

Commander Joe LeDuc has served the Scottsdale Police Department for over 26 years where his assignments included field training, Homicide, Special Victims, Federal task forces, Internal Affairs, drug units, and intelligence. Joe currently works as a Commander in Scottsdale’s largest police district. As a Commander, Joe developed a comprehensive leadership development program for his agency and demonstrates a passion for teaching and professional growth through education and mentorship.

 

Joe has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, a two-year Police Supervision Certificate from Scottsdale Community College, and is a graduate of the Arizona Leadership Program.

 

Joe is an adjunct faculty member at Northern Arizona University where he develops curriculum and teaches for the Criminal Justice and Intelligence programs.  Joe also serves as the Assistant Director for Special Olympics LETR State Council.


 
 


 

 


Dr. Neil Moore

Dr. T. Neil Moore is a veteran police trainer. As the former director of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) in Plano, Texas, he directed the delivery of leadership and ethics programs for police supervisors and executives.Prior to that, he served as the executive director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute and also as director of the Center for Criminal Sciences at the Indiana Institute of Technology.

He began his police career with the Fort Wayne Police Department in 1977, being promoted to chief in 1988 and served as the department's lead executive for 10 years.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Kent State University, a Master's of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in Education from Ball State University.


 
 


 

 


Mary O'Connor

Mary is a 22-year veteran of law enforcement and most recently served as the Assistant Chief of Operations at the Tampa, Florida Police Department, where she retired from in 2016.  As she worked her way through the ranks, her assignments included Patrol, Investigations, Criminal Intelligence, Field Training, Narcotics, and Economic Crimes.  In the years leading up to her retirement, Mary was instrumental in the development and implementation of new technology that assisted officers in the field to have situational awareness of real-time data that helped them solve crimes quickly and collaborate. 

Mary has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and a Master of Business Administration from St. Leo University.  She is an adjunct faculty member of the St. Petersburg College of Public Safety Administration and is the previous Vice President and a current special advisor to the board of directors of NAWLEE, (National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives).



   


 

 

Tim Plotts

Tim began his law enforcement career in 1984 with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He retired in April of 2012 as the Troop Commander of Troop B, with over 300 sworn and civilian employees in his charge. As a Troop Commander, he had sole responsibility for the NCSHP’s response to events that occurred in southeastern North Carolina. Tim remains a sworn law enforcement officer with the Buncombe County, NC Sheriff’s Office.

He has an Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Leadership and Management from Montreat College. He is a graduate of the 101st session of the Southern Police Institute at the University of Louisville, Kentucky and the 242nd session of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia.

Tim received the first annual William Hyatt Leadership Award from Western North Carolina University. He was selected by his peers at the University of Louisville to serve as a class officer. He also received the Meritorious Service Award from the NCSHP for service above and beyond the call of duty.

Tim has been instructing with FBI-LEEDA since 2011.



   


 

 

Louis Quijas

Louis Quijas started his career in 1971 with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department where he later became the first Hispanic to reach the rank of major. Lou retired in 1996 to accept the position of Chief of Police for the city of High Point, North Carolina. After serving the citizens of High Point for six years, he joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In April of 2002, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III appointed Mr. Quijas to the position of FBI Assistant Director, to oversee the efforts of the newly created Office of Law Enforcement Coordination.

In July of 2011, Lou received a presidential appointment to the Department of Homeland Security as Assistant Secretary for the Office for State and Local Law Enforcement.

Lou has served as National President of the National Latino Peace Officers Association, Executive Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and served on the IACP's Civil Rights Committee and the Committee on Terrorism. He currently serves on the National Sheriffs Association’s Global Policing Committee.

Lou holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police, the Senior Leadership Program at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, FBI's National Executive Institute, and the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. 


 

 

 

 

Todd Radford

Todd Radford currently serves as Chief of Police for the City of Lakeway, Texas. He has a unique background in the field of law enforcement that has spanned 26 years. He has active experience in state, county and, municipal law enforcement, from the operations level to chief executive.

Todd is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Police and Leading Police Organizations (IACP). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, a Master's degree in Strategic Leadership, and is completing his Master's degree in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M International University. He is a noted instructor in courses ranging from active shooter and close quarter combat to courses in ethics and leadership.


 

 

 

 


A.C. Roper

A.C. Roper has over 33 years of law enforcement experience culminating with his 10 year tenure as the Chief of Police of the Birmingham Police Department. Known as a transformational leader, the department was recognized as a national model for community policing and engagement. A.C. has a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and a Master of Strategic Studies. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the FBI National Executive Institute. He also attended the National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in Israel and has studied executive leadership development at Harvard University.

 

As a Citizen-Soldier in the Army Reserve, A.C. currently holds the rank of Major General and has served in command and staff assignments spanning a period of thirty-five years. In this capacity, Major General Roper is the recipient of numerous military awards and decorations including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Combat Action Badge, and several other awards and decorations. A.C. serves as an adjunct college professor and has lectured nationally and internationally with a focus on strategic leadership, ethics and community. 

 


 

 

 

 


Stephanie Slater

Stephanie Slater became the Boynton Beach Police Department's Public Information Officer in April 2007, following seven years as a newspaper reporter.

A New York Native, Slater is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she majored in print journalism. She worked as a breaking news reporter for the Boca Raton News and then the Palm Beach Post, covering police and fire rescue departments in three cities. She authored the Post's first crime blog, won numerous journalism awards for her work and served a three-year term as president of the Florida Press Club.

As the spokeswoman for the Boynton Beach Police Department, she serves as the liaison between the officers, the media and the public. She writes the department's press releases, manages its Social Media, provides televisions news interviews, and oversees the department's awards program. She was honored as the Boynton Beach Police Department's Civilian Employee of the Year in 2008; Civilian of the Quarter in July 2017 and in October 2017, she received the International Association of Chiefs of Police 40 Under 40 award, which recognizes law enforcement professionals from around the world who demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment to their profession.

She is the Vice President of the National Information Officers Association, and a member of the Florida Law Enforcement Public Information Officers Association. She is a frequent guest speaker about law enforcement's use of Social Media and has contributed to several college textbooks about the topic. She also contributed to a Boston University journalism textbook about public affairs reporting, and served on a panel that helped develop a model social media policy for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.


 

 

 


Tom Smith

Thomas (Tomas) Smith is a 34 year veteran of the criminal justice profession having served 27 years with the Saint Paul Police Department. Smith served his last six years as Chief of Police of the Saint Paul Police Department and was actively involved in local, national and international issues regarding police and community relationships.  He has served on the International Association of Chiefs of Police Committee on Terrorism, along with being involved with other organizations such as- the Police Executive Research Forum in addressing 21st Century Policing issues and the Department of Homeland Security Community Roundtables initiatives. Thomas has traveled internationally with the Department of Homeland Security promoting community and youth outreach in diverse communities.  

Smith is a graduate of the of the 186th Session of the FBI National Academy, LEEDS, the 34th Session of the FBI National Executive Institute, and the International Leadership in Counter-Terrorism program. He holds a BA in Public Relations from Metropolitan State University and MA Degree in Leadership and Education from Saint Thomas University.  


     



Luis Soler

Chief Soler is a 20-year law enforcement veteran who currently serves as the Chief of Police for the City of Woodland, California.  Prior to Woodland, Soler served for over four years as Chief of Police for the City of Crowley, Texas, where prior to his appointment as Chief, he also served as a Lieutenant over the Patrol Operations Bureau. Prior to Crowley, Soler served for over a decade with the Austin, Texas Police Department in various ranks.

During his tenure as chief in Texas, he also served as a Regional Director for the Dallas/Ft. Worth and North Texas Region of the Texas Police Association, as a member of the Criminal Justice Policy Development Committee for the North Central TX Council of Governments, as a member of the Texas Police Chiefs Association Ethics Committee, and as a Lead Assessor/Team Leader for the Texas Police Chief’s Best Practices Recognition Program.

Chief Soler is a 2011 recipient of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association’s Leadership Trilogy Award and has been instructing with LEEDA since 2015.


 

 

 

 

Jerry Thompson

William G. Thompson Jr. (Jerry) is a retired 31-year veteran of law enforcement having served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP). Jerry started with OSHP as a cadet dispatcher and ended his career as the Northeast Ohio LCS Unit Commander.

During his tenure with OSHP to present, Jerry continues to teach various law enforcement classes at Kent State University in Ohio at their Main and Trumbull branches.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Staff and Command School.


 

 


Sean Whent

Sean Whent served the Oakland (CA) Police Department for 22 years. During his career, he worked in the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Special Operations Division, Internal Affairs and the Office of Inspector General. He also oversaw the police academy and was an instructor of multiple courses in the police academy and in-service training. From 2013 to 2016, he served as the Chief of Police.

 

Chief Whent has attended the Senior Management Institute for Police and the FBI National Executive Institute. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from California State University East Bay and a Master's Degree in Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of California at Irvine. He is married and is the proud father of three daughters. 


 

 


Terri Wilfong

Terri Wilfong has 33-years of law enforcement experience.  She served in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police and the Jefferson County Police. In 2003, the Jefferson County Police Department and the Louisville Division of Police were merged into the new Louisville Metro Police Department. Terri was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief as part of the first executive command staff of the newly created department.  Terri has served as Chair of the Crime Prevention Committee with the International Association of Chiefs of Police along with the Southern Institute Police Alumni Association as the national treasure. Following her career at LMPD she was named as the Chief of Police for the City of Greenville, South Carolina from 2007-2014
Terri has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Justice Administration and a Master’s of Science Degree in Justice Administration, both from University of Louisville.  She is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, 95th Administrative Officer’s Course.

 

 

             


Frank Woodall

Director James Franklin (Frank) Woodall (Ret.) is a law enforcement and education professional with over 45 years of law enforcement and 46 years of education experience.  Director Woodall graduated from Tarleton State University in 1970 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  He graduated from the 151st session of the FBI National Academy and the United States Customs Canine Administrator’s course.  Director Woodall is a John Maxwell certified instructor for Developing the Leader Within You, 360 Leader, and The Five Levels of Leadership.

Director Woodall is a Colonel (06) with the Texas State Guard and serves as the Deputy J7, Texas Military Department, Texas State Guard, Commanding General’s Staff, Camp Mabry, Austin. Colonel Woodall oversees the Command and General Staff Course, Officer Advance Course and Officer Basic Course.  Col. Woodall is the Primary Instructor for the Officer Advanced course.

Frank was awarded the FBI-LEEDA Award of Excellence in Leadership in 2012, and the FBI-LEEDA Leadership Trilogy Award in 2011. He is a FBI-LEEDA Regional Representative for Texas and Louisiana.


 

 


Keith Bushey, Instructor Emeritus

Keith Bushey is a veteran of 40-plus years as a law enforcement professional who served for 31 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, retiring as a commander; and ten years with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, retiring as a Deputy Chief. Additional law enforcement experience includes having served as a game warden in California, as a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and as the Marshal of San Bernardino County. He is a Marine Corps veteran who entered as a private and retired as a colonel.

He has a Master's degree in Criminal Justice and Administration from California State University and is a published author and a frequent contributor to professional publications.


 

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