Executive Fellows

Director Shon Barnes, Ph.D.

Shon F. Barnes is a Director of Training and Professional Development in Chicago, Illinois. Barnes is the former Deputy Chief of Police in Salisbury (NC). He was previously a Captain with the Greensboro Police Department, where he began his career as a patrol officer in November 2000. He has vast experience in police leadership, serving as the commander of 4 Police Divisions. He has also served in the armed forces as a United States Marine.

Dr. Barnes attended Elizabeth City State University, where he received a B.A. Degree in History/Pre-Law, and the University of Cincinnati, where he received a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He earned his Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where his dissertation focus was “Racial disparities in traffic stops, and the role of police leadership in community engagement efforts.” Dr. Barnes was selected as the 2015 National Institute of Justice L.E.A.D.S Scholar (Law Enforcement Advancement though Data and Science) for using science and evidence-based policing practices to improve policing, and community relations.

Throughout his career, Dr. Barnes has worked hard to implement Neighborhood Oriented Policing, which focuses on smaller police beat response and foot patrols. He has implemented the Stratified Model of Policing which encompasses Problem Solving, Crime Analysis, and Accountability at all levels within the organization. These efforts have significantly improved community-police relations as evidenced by a 100% clearance rate on all homicides occurring in Salisbury during his tenure. His philosophy as it relates to policing simply states, “Policing should be neighborhood oriented, community focused (business and residential), problem oriented, and based on the most current empirical research available to reduce crime and improve citizens’ satisfaction with police services.”

Commander Eric L. Holmes

Commander Eric L. Holmes has served as an accomplished and respected law enforcement professional for over twenty-four years. In 1997, he joined the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, where he currently holds the rank of commander and serves as the Chief of Staff.

In 2014, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police was one of six pilot sites selected to take part in the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, and Cmdr. Holmes served as the site liaison. Cmdr. Holmes also served on the My Brother’s Keeper Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh committee.

Cmdr. Holmes oversaw the implementation of data driven, intelligence led policing in Pittsburgh with the establishment of the Bureau of Police Crime Analysis Unit and Real Time Crime Center, and he currently serves on the Major Cities Chiefs Intelligence Commanders Committee.

Cmdr. Holmes earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Point Park University, and a certificate in executive leadership from Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business. Cmdr. Holmes is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police SMIP #77.

Cmdr. Holmes contributed to an article published in “The Hill” titled, Tackling the history of race and policing starts with well-informed officers. Cmdr. Holmes also has served on criminal justice panels at John Jay College, titled, “Lessons Learned from the National Initiative”, and New York Law Enforcement Symposium, titled, “Procedural Justice in 21st Century Policing”.

Cmdr. Holmes is a Principled Policing facilitator and serves as an adjunct college instructor.

Cmdr. Holmes belongs to a number of professional and volunteer activities (past and present) to include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Pittsburgh Regional Champions, Leadership Pittsburgh LDI XVIII, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh Board of Directors, the YWCA Community Board of Directors, the City of Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission, and Amachi Pittsburgh.

Cmdr. Holmes has received numerous awards to include Who’s Who among students in American Colleges and Universities, Slippery Rock University Pacesetters Award, New Pittsburgh Courier Man of Excellence Award, and Community Service Award Alliance for Police Accountability.

Cmdr. Holmes is a member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.

In 2008, the Eric L. Holmes Criminal Justice Scholarship was established at Slippery Rock University.

Chief Maris Herold

Chief Maris Herold currently serves as Police Chief of Boulder, Colorado. She was previously Chief at the University Cincinnati Police Division (UCPD), the third largest police department in Hamilton County, Ohio. Following a controversial police intervention shooting, Chief Herold was asked to lead UCPD through 276 reform recommendations, working collaboratively with independent oversight monitors and a community advisory council. Completing reform objectives one year in advance of the external monitor’s timeline, UCPD’s accountability and community reputation has improved due to new policies and procedures governing citizen complaint processes, completion of the State of Ohio accreditation program, and the implementation of new recruitment and hiring diversity standards. Chief Herold’s efforts to improve department operations and officer benefits resulted in officer access to enhanced data technology platforms, national Veterans Affairs expert wellness services, commensurate benefit packages, and state-of-the-art training, equipment, and facilities. UCPD innovations in training, technology, recruiting, community collaboration, and data-driven crime reduction strategies were recognized in a recent City of Cincinnati public resolution highlighting the department’s achievements.

Chief Herold served as the District 4 Operations Commander, which serves ten diverse neighborhoods within the City of Cincinnati. During her tenure with the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD), she successfully dismantled several violent offender networks using an evidence-based focused deterrence strategy. Her collaboration with public and private entities led to neighborhood stabilization and affordable housing opportunities in underserved communities. Before retiring from CPD, she served in numerous leadership positions, including assignments within the agency’s Professional Standards Section, Training Section, Community Relations Section, and Crime Analysis and Problem Solving Unit. Her notable projects include the development of mental health response teams (i.e., crisis intervention teams) and ethical and constitutional responses to address community needs associated with homelessness and substance abuse issues.

Chief Herold holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Before joining the CPD, she began her career in social work, serving as a sexual assault investigator and as a psychiatric intake worker in a juvenile mental health facility. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston, and Cincinnati’s Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Leadership Course. She has received numerous awards for her community collaboration, police reform, and large-scale problem-solving projects to reduce crime and improve services for at-risk populations. Most recently, her Cincinnati crime reduction initiative was awarded the international 2017 Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem Oriented Policing. She received the Ohio’s 2019 Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) award recognizing her successful police reform efforts, including diversity-focused recruiting initiatives and innovative technologies to improve police decision-making. She has also received several community awards, including the 2016 Cincinnati Collaborative Agreement Award and Problem-Solving Award, sponsored by numerous community organizations, including the Black United Front, ACLU, and FOP.

Deputy Chief Adrienne Quigley

Adrienne Quigley is a Deputy Chief with the Arlington County Police Department in Arlington, Virginia. Deputy Chief Quigley has 23 years of law enforcement experience, including eleven years of command level experience, focusing on employee development and wellness, departmental growth, and sustaining relationships with internal and external partners and the community.

Deputy Chief Quigley has held several leadership positions within the Arlington County Police Department and currently serves as the Department’s Systems Management Division Commander. She has held previous assignments as the Operations Division Commander, Human Resources Section Commander, and 3rd District Commander, as well as assignments in the Personnel and Recruitment Section, Criminal Investigations Section, and the Office of Professional Responsibility. She also completed a two-year assignment as the Acting Deputy Director of the Arlington County Office of Emergency Management in charge of the Emergency Communications Center.

In 2009, Deputy Chief Quigley completed a fellowship at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), where she became nationally recognized for her efforts in the field of officer safety and police officer injuries. She has published several articles related to officer safety and wellness and has presented at numerous national and state conferences.

Deputy Chief Quigley graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and holds a Master of Public Administration from George Mason University.

Captain Jason Simon

Captain Jason Simon is a 20-year veteran of the Youngstown Police Department in Youngstown, OH. Presently, he commands the department’s Fiscal Unit where he is in charge of the agency’s $20 million budget, grant writing, special projects, and the vehicular fleet and equipment. Throughout his career, he has commanded the Patrol Division and the Services/Planning & Training Division, and he has served as a supervisor in the Criminal Investigation Division, Street Crimes Unit, Auto Theft Unit, and Patrol.

Captain Simon has been instrumental in modernizing and reshaping not only his own department, but agencies throughout Ohio through intelligence-led policing implementation, community-police relations and outreach training, application of technological innovations for law enforcement, training, policy formation and best practices, and more. Much of Capt. Simon’s work has centered on the successful merging of academic research, community engagement, and practical law enforcement application, including the nationally-recognized Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) program and the highly-successful Community Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) program.

Captain Simon is a graduate of Youngstown State University, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He has attended Johns Hopkins Executive Leadership & Management training, and he is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session #264). Locally, he is on the Executive Board of the Youngstown City Schools Athletic Administration, the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club, and the Boys and Girls Club Programming Committee. Nationally, he is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, FBI National Academy Associates, High Technology Crimes Investigation Association, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Capt. Simon also serves on the IACP’s Police Administration Committee and the IACP Policy Council Advisory Group, and he is a consultant with the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC).

Chief John Perez

John E. Perez has served as the Chief of Police for the City of Pasadena (CA) since 2018 and has been with the Department since 1985.  His 35 years of public safety experience includes an array of specialized assignments in enforcement, special tactics, administration, and community initiatives. He served as the Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Officer immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attack in developing security/safety measures for Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Parade, Rose Bowl, and special events. After serving as the Special Enforcement Section Sergeant and developing policing initiatives in lowering gang violence while improving community trust and confidence, he was appointed by California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to provide best practices on developing statewide initiatives. He is the recipient of Mayor’s Special Service Award for his work in developing community initiatives and has been twice awarded with the Police Chief’s Excellence in Policing merit award. Chief Perez has served in the various ranks of the Department to include Deputy Chief of Police from 2016-2018.

Chief Perez led the development of several internal initiatives that decreased the use of force by 35% through immersive training and self-improvement from use of Body-Worn Camera (BWC), as well other initiatives to increase community aware of policing challenges through programs such as “Policing 101” developed to educate community members, youth, and the media on policing topics.

Chief Perez serves on the Pasadena Educational Foundation, Patron Saints Foundation, and is a graduate of the California Peace Officers and Standards Executive Management School as well as holding a POST executive certificate.  Chief Perez possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Master’s degree in Behavior Science, and a PhD in Public Administration.  He serves on the board of the California Police Chiefs Association and is a contributor to the Police Executive Research Forum.

Chief Anthony Geraci

Anthony W. Geraci is a 20-year veteran of New York State law enforcement, beginning his career in 1998 with the New York City Police Department. While with the NYPD, he was assigned to the 113th Precinct, Transit District 1, Midtown North Precinct, Anti-Crime Unit and the Police Academy as a physical fitness and tactics instructor. In 2003, he joined the City of Albany, New York, Police Department where he rose through the ranks and served in a variety of capacities. His last assignment was the Commanding Officer of the Neighborhood Engagement Unit (NEU), which is a citywide unit comprised of beat officers, community service officers, school resource officers, prevention services unit, anti-violence coordinator, youth aide, and the Police Athletic League. He formerly served as the Commanding Officer of the Training Unit and Director of the City of Albany Police Academy. While he served at the senior management level, the Albany Police Department was recognized by the White House as one of fifteen model agencies for the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He retired from the Albany Police Department in July 2019 and became the Chief of Police for the city of Watervliet, where he has made Procedural Justice a cornerstone of his administration, both internally and externally. This approach has afforded collaborative partnerships to cultivate, community trust and legitimacy to be attained, and the ability to create a learning organization which is continually expanding its capacity to create their future.

Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Administration from Marist College. He has served as an adjunct professor at the State University of New York, Albany School of Criminal Justice and Columbia-Greene Community College. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Northeast Chiefs of Police, and he serves as the 2nd Vice President on the Executive Board for the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Academy. He proudly became a National Police Foundation Executive Fellow in November 2019.

Anthony is married to his wife Jackie and has four children.

Chief Thomas Chaplin

Thomas Chaplin has been in law enforcement for over 27 years.  In 1989, he began his career with the Sacramento Police Department, where he worked for 12 years serving as a patrol officer, neighborhood police officer and narcotics detective. In 2001, he was selected by the California Department of Justice to serve as a special agent on the Sexual Predator Apprehension Team.  He ultimately promoted to the position of Special Agent in Charge.  In 2006, he was hired as a lieutenant by the Citrus Heights Police Department, where he served as a member of the start-up team for this brand-new police department.  He served as a lieutenant and commander for the Patrol and Investigations divisions and founded the Citrus Heights Police Activities League, serving as its president for 5 years.  In 2013, he was hired as the Chief of Police for the Walnut Creek Police Department, where he currently serves.

Chief Chaplin is on the California Police Chiefs Association’s Board of Directors and chairs the association’s Training Committee.  Chief Chaplin holds a Master’s degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach.  He is a graduate of the CA POST Command College and has published an article in the California Journal of Law Enforcement, titled Cybercriminals have Passed Law Enforcement By.  Let’s Catch Back Up! He has been a Commissioner on the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) since 2016.

Chief Tracey G. Gove (Ret.)

Chief Tracey Gove (Ret.) served for 24 years with the West Hartford Police Department, one of the largest suburban police agencies in the State of Connecticut. He rose through the ranks serving in Patrol, Traffic, Community Interaction, Detective Division and Special Investigations. He ultimately served as Chief of Police for six years. During his tenure as Chief, he led a professionally recognized police department into the 21st century in areas of technological advances, emergency response, community relations, community partnerships and customer service.

As a lifelong learner, Chief Gove brought his passion for education into the police department. He collaborated with a local university and helped to develop a fully accredited master’s degree program. Reserved solely for sworn members of law enforcement, officers were able to take classes at the police department and earn a specialized master’s degree in criminal justice, offered only through this particular program.

Chief Gove has authored nearly a dozen articles on management and leadership issues. A seminal piece on the topic of implicit bias was well ahead of its time and received much attention when national events surrounding police use of force surfaced. The article has been referenced and cited by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service, and the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division in work on gender bias as well as the investigation of the Ferguson Police Department.

Chief Gove holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Hartford. He is a graduate of FBI LEEDS Session #71; the U.S. Coast Guard Senior Leadership Principles and Skills Session #71; Cornell University ILR School Diversity Management program; and Harvard Law School’s program on Intensive Negotiations for Executives. He holds a certificate in Local Government Management from the ICMA.

Chief Gove spent nearly a decade serving on a variety of boards and commissions relating to civil and human rights. He has also held appointments as an adjunct faculty member in local colleges.

In 2017, Chief Gove retired from policing. He currently serves as the Director of Operations, Corporate Security, for a large, multinational Fortune 500 financial institution.