Karen Amendola, PhD
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Amendola has almost twenty years of experience in law enforcement testing, training, research, evaluation, technology, and assessment. Her areas of focus include culture and climate, integrity, accountability, performance, and measuring performance. She has been with the Police Foundation since 1994.
Dr. Amendola earned both her master of arts and doctor of philosophy degrees in industrial/ organizational psychology at George Mason University. She also holds a master of arts degree in human resources management from Webster University.
Formerly she served as the vice-president of training and career development at Fields Consulting Group, Inc. where she managed public safety selection, testing, and training projects emphasizing ethical and community oriented dimensions of performance. Dr. Amendola also served as president of Professional Development Associates, Inc., a training, career, and organizational development firm serving public safety agencies and other businesses.