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Chief Daniel Stump

Chief Stump attended York College of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He was hired as a patrolman with Springettsbury Township Police Department in 1996, and since that time, he has risen through the ranks and was promoted to Chief of Police in March 2015. Chief Stump is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He served on the York County Quick Response Team (SWAT) from 2006 to February 2017, with almost 4 years as the Team Commander.  Chief Stump and his wife celebrated their 23nd wedding anniversary this year and have two children.

Chief Stump made it clear on his first day as Chief that the goal of the Springettsbury Township Police Department is to provide our community with the best professional service, to develop partnerships by placing deeper roots into our community, and to have a strong level of trust between the community and the police department.

In February 2016, Springettsbury Township Police Department voluntarily partnered with the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center.  (The 30th Police Department in the entire country to partner with them.) Per Chief Stump’s request, a team from the DOJ Office of Justice Programs Diagnostic Center and Transparency Matters LLC. spent hundreds of hours interviewing a wide variety of community members and organizations as well as reviewing Springettsbury Police Departments policies, procedures, rules of conduct, training, reports, citizen complaints, internal affairs, use of force reports, and community relations.

As a way to be transparent and build the level of trust with the community, the final report was provided to the community at a Town Hall meeting in November 2016.  Chief Stump has worked with the DOJ since that time, and in April 2018, he completed every recommendation made by the DOJ.  Springettsbury Police Department has trained all its officers and many surrounding police departments in procedural justice and implicit bias.  The Springettsbury Township Police Department operates under the following guiding principles: we are here to serve our community; every member of the community deserves to be heard; they deserve a fair and neutral police department; they deserve a professional officer who knows the laws and will not only enforce the laws, but protect each person’s individual rights and treat them with dignity and respect no matter the circumstances.

Director Bob Stresak (Ret.)

Robert Stresak retired as the Executive Director for the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). He was responsible for the oversight of 39 POST Certified academies that delivered the state mandated training standards for new police officers, the development of secured testing procedures and protocols, background investigation standards, in-service training programs, the development and delivery of learning technologies, maintaining effective liaison with State Legislative members, ensuring the timely development of legislatively mandated law enforcement training programs, ensuring the compliance of POST standards with approximately 600 law enforcement agencies within the State of California, and maintaining an effective dialogue among Chiefs, Sheriffs, labor and managerial and academic interests state wide.

Chief Michael C. Miller

Michael C. Miller has over 27 years of law enforcement experience where he has worked at the city, county, tribal, and federal levels. He was sworn in as the Chief of Police in Colleyville, Texas on May 23, 2018. Prior to joining the Colleyville Police Department, he served for over 5 years as the Assistant Chief of Police of the Coral Gables Police Department in South Florida.

Chief Miller also served in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for 6 years as the Special Assistant to the Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch and as the Special Advisor to the Assistant Director of the Directorate of Intelligence. He also served for 2 years as an FBI detailee to the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs as the Deputy Associate Director of Law Enforcement Operations and as a Senior Advisor to the Director.

Prior to joining the FBI, Chief Miller spent 13 years as a management consulting executive, most notably as the Global Program Executive for Accenture’s (previously Andersen Consulting) Immigration, Justice & Public Safety practice. Chief Miller began his career as a Deputy Sheriff with the Wise County Sheriff’s Department and also spent 5 years as a reserve police officer in Addison, Texas. He holds current police certifications in both Texas and Florida.

Chief Miller received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and has completed the executive program in Navigating Strategic Change at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He also served for 3 years on the National Academy of Science’s panel on Modernizing the Nation’s Crime Statistics which resulted in the publication of 2 substantive reports on the subject.

Captain Cory S. Nelson (Ret.)

Captain Cory Nelson (Ret.) is a 30-year veteran of the Madison Police Department, most recently serving as the West District Commander. During his tenure with the MPD, he served a variety of roles including a being a Patrol Officer for 9 years and a Detective for 14 years, serving mainly in Persons Crimes and Narcotics. After being promoted to Lieutenant, he was the Officer in Charge of Third Detail, in charge of the Professional Standards and Internal Affairs (PSIA) Unit, then assigned to Investigative Services and Asst. SWAT Team Commander.

While assigned to the PSIA office he revamped the way MPD handles discipline by creating a discipline process that was fully supported by the officers in the department and is in use today.

Captain Nelson was selected by the National Institute of Justice as a Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholar in 2015. Captain Nelson has worked recently with Dr. Cynthia Lum and Dr. Chris Koper on a violence reduction program in his district that was so successful, it was implemented city wide. He authored an article on the effort — published in the Spring 2018 edition of Translational Criminology Magazine.

Captain Nelson spoke at the 2017 IACP Conference in Philadelphia about an opiate-related criminal diversion program he started in Madison. He also works as a consultant for the US DOJ on Focused Deterrence and recently helped Memphis TN start up their own program.  He was invited to speak about Madison’s success with focused deterrence at recent Project Safe Neighborhoods conference, Violence Reduction Network conference and the US Attorney General’s conference. He is also an instructor for the WI Dept. of Justice on Internal Affairs.

Captain Nelson is a Wisconsin Command College graduate and certified WI Public Manager. He has also attended the IACP-Leadership in Police Organizations course. He has volunteered for many years with Special Olympics – Wisconsin State Games, the WI Torch Run, as well as the  Concerns for Police Survivors (COPS) Kids Camp that is held in Wisconsin each year.

Chief Keith L. Humphrey

Keith L. Humphrey was born and raised in Western and Southern Dallas, Texas. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration. He began his police career with the Fort Worth Police Department and later worked for the Arlington Police Department. While in Arlington, he worked various assignments including supervising patrol, training, recruiting, internal affairs, property/evidence and crime scene.

In January 2008, he accepted the job as the Chief of Police for the City of Lancaster, Texas.  By cultivating strong community partnerships, candid dialogue, and a strong commitment to make Lancaster one of the safest cities in the nation, from both external and internal stakeholders, community oriented policing became the foundation for Lancaster experiencing two consecutive double digit decreases in overall crime and, in 2010, reductions in both robberies and property crimes.  Lancaster became one of the first police departments in the nation to partner with an independently owned crime lab (Integrated Forensic Laboratories) to provide forensic service.

In June 2011, Chief Humphrey proudly and humbly accepted the job as the Chief of Police of Norman, OK. Chief Humphrey strongly believes that Norman is a nationally recognized vibrant and premier city that has openly embraced community oriented policing and 21st century policing initiatives. In 2016, the police department and Norman Public Schools entered into a partnership by creating a School Resource Officer Program. The program is funded by a permanent public safety sales tax and school funding. The program focuses on safety, youth partnerships, development, mentoring, and youth and law enforcement proactive engagement. The program also focuses on reducing the school to prison pipeline theory. The department also implemented Racial Intelligence Training and Engagement (RITE).  The program focuses on a 21st century policing approach to empower officers to improve communication and emotional intelligence (wellness on and off the street), while building departmental morale and community trust at the same time.

In 2017, the Norman Police Department became the first and only city in Oklahoma to be selected to participate in the Police Data Initiative. The program was established by the White House and the Police Foundation in an effort to use open data to encourage joint problem solving, innovation, enhanced understanding, and accountability between communities and the law enforcement agencies that serve them.  Chief Humphrey also led the implementation of DDACTS (Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety), which, in city of nearly 200 square miles, he believes is helping Norman become one of the safest cities in America.  He takes pride in knowing that, as chief, he is responsible for the safety of all of the citizens of his city.

Chief Humphrey is a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute Command College (LEMIT). He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, International Association of Chiefs of Police Community Policing Board, Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Board of Directors of Cleveland County YMCA, Crossroad Family and Youth Services, and Transition House (a community program in which those in crisis find pathways to mental wellness).  In 2015, he was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin to serve as a Commissioner for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. He is also a 36-year member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma. Chief Humphrey is married with three daughters and one grandson.  He has over 30 years of law enforcement experience.

Chief Ken Clary

Ken Clary was sworn-in as the Police Chief in Bellevue, Nebraska, (the third largest city in the State) on September 1st, 2020. As Chief, he oversees a department of approximately 100 sworn and 20 civilian personnel. Prior to this appointment, Ken worked for the Iowa State Patrol from 1994 – 2020. Throughout his career with the State Patrol, he has served in a variety of roles including District Commander, Statewide Tactical Commander, Assistant Operations Commander, Professional Standards Bureau, and CALEA Accreditation Coordinator.

Ken received his Master in Public Administration degree from Upper Iowa University, and he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha.  He was selected by the National Institute of Justice as a Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholar and served in this capacity from 2016-2019. He also graduated the FBI National Academy (Session 269), completed the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) – Leadership in Police Organizations, and Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.

Ken has played key roles in developing national programs and initiatives; including working with IADLEST and NHTSA on updating Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS), working with the National Police Foundation to help create the National Law Enforcement Roadway Safety Program (NLERSP), and working with the Policing Project on the 30×30 Initiative. He currently serves as an Executive Fellow for the National Police Foundation, was inducted into the Center for Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame in 2019, and received the IACP J. Stannard Baker Lifetime Achievement Award for Highway Safety.

Ken has also served his community as a Special Olympics Torch Run Volunteer for several years. He currently serves as the Board Chair for the Food Bank of Iowa. Ken has been awarded the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award on two occasions for his philanthropic efforts (2014 and 2016).

Chief Pat Walsh

Chief Pat Walsh started his career in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 1984.  In 1991, he moved to the Pacific Northwest and began working for the Portland Police Bureau.  While with the Portland Police Bureau, Chief Walsh worked a variety of assignments to include gang enforcement, narcotics, patrol, office of accountability and professional standards, tactical operations, chief’s adjutant, executive officer and the compliance coordinator for the federal settlement agreement between the United States Department of Justice and Portland.

In 2014, Chief Walsh became the Chief of Police for the Lompoc Police Department in Lompoc, California.  Chief Walsh was the region representative for the California Police Chiefs Association during his tenure in Lompoc.  As the representative, Chief Walsh represented municipal police chiefs in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

In April 2019, Chief Walsh was chosen to be the first police chief of the Menifee Police Department.  Chief Walsh joins a small number of police chiefs that have had the opportunity to create a police department.  In this role, Walsh has endeavored not only to create a department, but also to create a positive, innovative and inclusive culture.

Chief Walsh has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University in Management Communications and Leadership and a Master’s degree in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Chief Walsh wrote his master’s thesis on building trust between the community and the police.  His thesis is titled, “A Practitioner’s Guide to Trust and Legitimacy.”  Link to thesis:  https://calhoun.nps.edu/bitstream/handle/10945/37737/13sep_Walsh_Patrick.pdf/sequence=1

Chief Walsh is committed to the study of police procedures and the ever-changing science and practices that strengthen the profession.

Chief Travis Walker

Chief Travis Walker joined the Cathedral City (CA) Police Department in September of 2016 as Deputy Police Chief. He was promoted to Police Chief in October of 2017.

Prior to joining Cathedral City Police Department, Chief Walker spent twenty years with the San Bernardino Police Department, where he worked a variety of assignments throughout his career; to include Patrol, Bicycle Mounted Enforcement, Narcotics, Gangs, K9, Specialized Enforcement Bureau, and various Detective, Supervisor, and Management Assignments. He also served as the Tactical Commander during the 2015 terror attack in the city of San Bernardino.

Chief Walker has a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Disaster Preparedness from Grand Canyon University and possesses a Management Certificate issued by the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training. He is also a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.

Chief Walker is a recognized subject matter expert in the areas of Active Shooter Response, Critical Incident Management, Gangs, Incident Command, and Narcotics.

Assistant Chief Rodney Parks (Ret.)

Rodney Parks is a former Assistant Chief of Police with the Metropolitan Police Department. He retired in 2013 after thirty-one years in law enforcement, serving in numerous operational, investigative, and programmatic units of the Department.

His law enforcement career includes assignments in patrol, traffic, disciplinary unit, training academy, homicide branch lieutenant and commander, commander of criminal investigations, and assistant chief of the Professional Development Bureau. During his tenure with the Homicide Unit, he led its members to superior performance in attaining over a 70% closure rate. He has served on various review boards and assisted in new policy review, analysis, and implementation. Mr. Parks has led new projects designed to improve and enhance the administration and operation of the department. Many of his assignments required coordination and collaboration with outside law enforcement and community partners, to include working a dual role as interim Chief of the D.C. Protective Services Division to provide assessment and recommendations to the City Administrator.

Following his retirement, Mr. Parks currently works as an adjunct professor with Penn State Public Safety & Justice Institute, University of the District of Columbia, and an instructor with the BenchMark Professional Seminar Company. Mr. Parks serves as Academic Director for the Georgetown Forensic Institute Summer Camp and Summer Discovery Program for middle and high school students. Mr. Parks has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University. He is also a graduate of the 201st Session of the F.B.I. National Academy.

Chief Jennifer Tejada

Chief Jennifer Tejada has been working in municipal law enforcement for over 24 years. She has created programs and/or worked in a leadership capacity in several specialized areas including Community Policing Programs, Juvenile Justice Reform, Threat Management, Emergency & Disaster Preparedness, Workplace Violence Prevention, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention, and Hostage Negotiation. She has also served on several violence prevention and victim services committees, boards and commissions, both locally and regionally in the State of California.

Chief Tejada is a strong advocate for building trust and community partnerships and working closely with public and private entities to deliver efficient and quality service to all community members. She is the recipient of several awards, including the James Q Wilson award in Community Policing. In her leadership capacity, Chief Tejada has been tirelessly advocating for the inclusion of mindfulness based resiliency training in First Responder Wellness programs to address the high rates of depression, suicide, PTSD, substance abuse, sleep deprivation, and trauma.

Chief Tejada served for 4 ½ years as the police chief in Sausalito and has been serving as the Chief of Police for the City of Emeryville since 2015.