Executive Fellows

Chief Jane Perlov (Ret.)

Jane Perlov has an extensive background in risk management and a distinguished career in law enforcement, public safety and corporate security. She served more than 25 years in law enforcement, starting in 1981 as a police officer in the New York City Police Department. She rose through the ranks, ultimately commanding the revitalization efforts in Times Square, the 20th and 30th Precincts in Manhattan and serving as Chief of Detectives for the Borough of Queens. In late 1998, while in that position she was invited by Governor Cellucci of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to join his Cabinet as Secretary of Public Safety. There, she managed policy and fiscal oversight for 21 agencies, boards and commissions, such as the State Police and the Department of Corrections.

In 2001, Jane was sworn in as Chief of Police for the capital city of Raleigh, North Carolina. Under her leadership, the Department initiated a decentralized district policing model that fostered strong bonds between police officers and the neighborhoods they served and placed both opportunity and accountability in the hands of district commanders. During her tenure in Raleigh, Jane was appointed to the first Homeland Security First Responder Advisory Board to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Perlov served as Senior Vice President for Physical Security and ultimately Global Corporate Security Director at Bank of America. She was responsible for developing and implementing strategies and programs that provided a safe and secure environment for employees, customers and assets worldwide.

Ms. Perlov is a graduate of Columbia University’s Police Management Institute; Harvard University’s Senior Management Institute for Police; the FBI’s Domestic Security Executive Academy; and a Cum Laude graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Ms. Perlov is currently a member of the NYPD Federal Court Monitor Team tasked with developing, implementing and auditing compliance of the court ordered reforms of the NYPD’s Stop, Question and Frisk practices, which were found to be in violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S.Constitution. Born and raised in NYC, Ms. Perlov is an independent consultant residing in Asheville, North Carolina.

Captain Darren Goodman

Captain Goodman leads the Chino Hills Police Department – a full service, mid-size police department east of Los Angeles that contracts its police services with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.  Captain Goodman’s commitment to data driven policing principles, civic partnerships, and community engagement have earned him a reputation of a results-oriented leader. Captain Goodman implemented a holistic approach to addressing crime and quality of life issues within the City of Chino Hills by reducing gaps between police specific services and other service providers dedicated to public safety, such as public works, code enforcement, mental health services, and homeless advocates. A strong advocate of community policing, Captain Goodman regularly facilitates community forums to engage citizens and increase stakeholder inclusion.

Captain Goodman began his career as a Deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in 1991. During his 26-year career with the department, he has worked in a variety of assignments, including Corrections, Patrol, Narcotics, Emergency Operations, Regional Gang Enforcement, Fugitive Apprehension, and SWAT. In 2013, he assumed command of the Sheriff’s Regional Training Center, where he was responsible for managing all of the Peace Officers Standards and Training mandates for the department’s sworn officers, which included firearms, emergency vehicle operations, and basic academy training. He was also responsible for curriculum development and delivery of professional training for the department’s sworn officers, civilian staff, and many police agencies throughout the region.

Captain Goodman holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) at Los Angeles and is a Doctoral Candidate at USC’s Rossier School of Education. In 2015, he graduated Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Senior Executives in State and Local Government. He is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security; a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Public Safety Leadership Program; and an Adjunct-Professor at California State University San Bernardino.

Captain Goodman holds numerous professional certifications and memberships, including but not limited to, Peace Officer’s Standards and Training (POST) Management Certificate, San Bernardino County Executive Development Program, Role of the Police Chief, and a graduate of POST Command College Class #62. He is a Board Member of the Chino Valley YMCA, member of the Inland Valley Footprinters Association, American Society for Public Administrators, Graduate Policy and Administration Community at USC, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Captain Goodman lives in Riverside, California, with his wife Shana, who is a Doctor of Nursing Practice, and their blended family.

Chief Eric Nuñez

Eric R. Nuñez was appointed Chief of Police of the Los Alamitos Police Department after a competitive recruitment process and began service on January 25th, 2016. Chief Nuñez brings a wealth of leadership experience and police futuring interests, which will be instrumental in propelling this organization into the future.

Chief Eric R. Nuñez had been with the La Palma Police Department for nearly 25 years. He graduated from Golden West College Police Academy in May of 1991 as the Most Inspirational Recruit, Class President, and second in his class overall. He rose through the ranks from police officer to his appointment to Chief of Police in La Palma in December of 2010. During his career there, Chief Nuñez worked as a Police Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Administrative Services Bureau Sergeant, Services Division Captain and Operations Division Captain. He worked every special assignment that the department had to offer as an officer and/or as a supervisor. In 1994, he received the La Palma Police Department’s Life Saving Award and was selected as the Officer of the Year that same year. He has subsequently been awarded a number of commendations and recognition for his performance and leadership.

He is on the Board of Directors for California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) and serves on the Finance, Legislative and Political Action Committees for CPCA. Chief Nuñez also serves as the President of the Orange County Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs Association (OCCPSA). He is the Chair on the Integrated Law and Justice Agency of Orange County (ILJAOC), Vice-Chair of the Orange County Remote Access Network (OCRAN) Board, a 10-year member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and has been a California Peace Officer Association (CPOA) member for 20 years.

He earned an Executive Master of Leadership (EML) degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of La Verne in Public Administration and is a recent graduate of the POST Command College (Class 57). During Command College, he wrote an article titled, “Recruiting for Emotional-Social Intelligence (ESI): Enhancing Leadership, Performance, Community Trust, and Savings Lives”, which was recently published in the Journal of California Law Enforcement, September 2015 issue. Chief Nunez is also a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisor Leadership Institute, West Point Leadership Program and holds a POST Executive Certificate.

Chief Nuñez and his wife Molly, who is the Director of Ambulatory Care at UC Irvine Medical Center, have four children: Kyle (25) United States Air Force Academy Graduate and KC-135 Pilot and 1st Lieutenant in United States Air Force (Newly wed to Felicia Vine); Shelby (23) a business development employee with McKenna Volkswagen; Haley (16) a sophomore at Rosary Academy; and their youngest Emily (8) a 2nd grader. Chief Nuñez and his wife are expecting their first grandchild in February, “Charlotte Rose,” and are excited for this next chapter in their life.

In his free time, Chief Nuñez has coached soccer for the Fullerton Rangers Youth Soccer Club for a total of 11 years to be able to spend more time with his children and give back to his community. He has served as President of the La Palma Kiwanis Club and has been a member since 1994. He is an adjunct staff instructor at the Criminal Justice Training Center of Golden West College since 2001, a facilitator for the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance since 1998, a trained facilitator for the Josephson Institute of Ethics, and facilitates Covey’s 7 Habits for Highly Effective Law Enforcement Professionals for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He attends St. Juliana’s Catholic Church in Fullerton and supports the Wounded Warrior Project, Disabled American Veterans, Children’s Hospital of Orange County and various other causes.

Chief John Carli

John Carli was appointed as Chief of Police of the Vacaville Police Department (CA) in April of 2014, coming up through the ranks within his own agency. His career started with Vacaville in 1989 after graduating the Santa Rosa Police Academy. He spent his early years as a police officer patrolling the streets of Vacaville with his K9 partner, eventually serving as a field training officer and detective. While in Investigations, he was assigned to the Northern California Computer Crimes Task Force in Napa, California investigating computer crimes and identity theft. John promoted to Sergeant in 2003 and, over the next seven years, supervised patrol teams, the Critical Incident Negotiation Team, K9 Unit, Firearms Instructors, Police Technology, and the Office of Professional Standards.

Carli was instrumental in implementing body-worn cameras to all officers beginning in 2009. This gained national and state attention through the publishing of a department study on the issue of body-worn cameras and organizational trust, which was included in the US DOJ COPS report “Implementing a Body-worn Camera Program – Recommendations and Lessons Learned.”

Carli promoted to Lieutenant in 2010, joining the ranks of the command staff. During that time he led both the Field Operations Division and the Investigative Services Division. As the SWAT Commander during this period of time, he provided extensive tactical supervision and managed all special response teams within the department.

As Chief of a full service agency serving a community of approximately 100,000, Carli’s approach to community policing is both progressive and innovative. In 2016, he formed the Community Partnership Division and subsequent Community Response Unit using COPS funding, focusing on quality of life and homeless issues. Community engagement became a top priority, most notable through the successful use of Facebook and other social media outlets, which has gained Vacaville national attention due to the manner and level of community engagement that has garnered significant public engagement. Chief Carli chairs the Vacaville Homeless Roundtable and is outspoken in coalescing community groups and the faith-based organizations to address social issues placed at the feet of law enforcement.

Chief Carli earned a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Management. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, and he was awarded the Executive Leadership Certificate by the California Department of Justice Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Chief Carli is currently an active member of the California Police Chief’s Association and chairs the California Data Sharing Task Force, focusing on best practice strategies for law enforcement technology and information system sharing.

Chief Carli is an instructor at the Napa Community College Police Academy focusing on leadership, professionalism, and ethics. Carli teaches various law enforcement topics including computer crime investigations and Internet intelligence at conferences and training events nationwide. Chief Carli regularly speaks to law enforcement leaders and national stakeholders regarding best practices in law enforcement. Most relevant is his work regarding the law enforcement response to the national narrative on best practices in policing, crisis management and the media, particularly addressing controversial videos and public trust, as well as the use of social media for community engagement.

Sheriff Michael Reese

Mike Reese was sworn in as the Multnomah County Sheriff on August 17th and was elected Sheriff in the general election.  Mike has spent 27 years in law enforcement.  He retired as the Chief of the Portland Police Bureau in 2015.  He began his career as a Deputy Sheriff with Multnomah County in 1989 where he served on the acclaimed Safety Action Team.  Mike transferred to the Portland Police Bureau in 1994 as part of the annexations of East Portland.

Mike rose through the ranks of the Police Bureau serving as an officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and precinct commander.  In 2010, he was appointed Chief of Police.

Under Mike’s leadership, the Portland Police Bureau increased minority hiring of police officers, created a new Behavioral Health Unit, reduced the use of force by officers, and improved community satisfaction with the police.

Mike is active in several civic organizations.  He is on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland and the Transition Projects, and he is also a member of the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council Executive Committee.  Mike recently served as the interim executive director for the Citizens Crime Commission and was a past member of the Irvington Community Association and the Board of First Christian Church.

Mike is excited to return to public service and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.  He is committed to building trust in the Sheriff’s Office, improving County-wide public safety and health issues such as gang and gun violence, drug addiction, and homelessness, and reducing the number of mentally ill people incarcerated in our local jails.

Chief Eric Jones

Eric Jones began his career with the Stockton Police Department in 1993, as a Police Officer. He became a Departmental Trainer and Instructor, and then promoted to Sergeant in 1999. In March 2003, he promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was a Watch Commander and Internal Affairs Commander. Eric became a Police Captain in 2005, and then was appointed as Deputy Chief of Police in March 2008. He was responsible numerous police programs such as the Explosive Ordnance Detail, Critical Incident Investigations, Mobile Command Post Team, SWAT, and the Crisis Negotiations Team. In September 2011, Eric Jones was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police, and then in March 2012, he was appointed as the 49th Chief of Police for the Stockton Police Department.

Eric holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from National University. He also completed the Harvard Kennedy School Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government and is a member of the FBI National Academy Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Eric is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, California Police Chiefs Association, and was President of the Central and Sierra Police Chiefs Association, representing 62 municipal police departments. He leads the Stockton Police Department in contemporary intelligence-led policing methods, and created Stockton’s Real-Time-Policing concepts. He also created the Department’s first Community Response Teams, Police Foundation, and Community Advisory Board. Eric authored the 2012 Violence Reduction Initiative for Stockton. In 2015, Eric developed and led “Principled Policing” with the California State Department of Justice for statewide training, also leading to Stockton being one of only six sites for the National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice, and in 2017, he founded the Stockton Alliance for Equity (SAFE) Coalition for Criminal Justice Leaders. He has received national awards and recognition (DOJ/Destination Zero) and his work was profiled in July 2016 in the New York Times.

Deputy Chief Michael Rein

Michael Rein serves as the Deputy Chief of University Police of the Rutgers University Police Department; an agency of more than 180 sworn and 230 non-sworn employees.  In this role he serves as a the agency’s second in command; primarily overseeing all professional standards functions.  DC Rein supervises the Internal Affairs, CALEA Accreditation, 9-1-1 Communications, Department Training Functions as well as the University’s compliance with the Clery Act. He has been responsible for the coordination and management of the University Police Department’s CALEA Accreditation since its initial self-assessment phase.  In addition, he oversees the deployment of all Public Safety Technologies (CCTV, Access Control & Alarm installations and monitoring) on the university’s campuses, statewide.  DC Rein serves as an appointed member to the New Jersey Statewide Public Safety Communications Commission working to enhance 9-1-1 telephone and Interoperable Communications Systems in New Jersey. He is also an active CALEA assessor and Team Leader.

DC Rein holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and Master of Arts Degree in Labor and Employee Relations from Rutgers University.  DC Rein is a graduate of the West Point Command and Leadership Program (NJSACOP Command & Leadership Academy); Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (FBI LEEDS); 10th session of the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Executive Institute; and the 264th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy in Quantico, VA.

DC Rein’s honors and awards include being recognized by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) as the 2010 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for his work building public/private partnerships to provide nationally recognized law enforcement training opportunities to the New Jersey Law Enforcement Community and in 2016 being recognized amongst the inaugural recipients of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 40 Under 40 award.

DC Rein is a regular instructor at area police academies in the areas of ethics, police use of force, risk mitigation, employee and administrative investigations, and social media etiquette for public employees.

DC Rein resides in New Jersey with his wife and three children.

DC Rein can be reached at: mrein@policefoundation.org.

Chief Brendan Cox (Ret.)

Brendan Cox is the Director of Policing Strategies for the LEAD National Support Bureau. He joined the LEAD National Support Bureau after 23 years of experience in the Albany Police Department that culminated in him serving as Chief of Police.

During his career, he oversaw the implementation of a true community policing philosophy involving broad external and internal stakeholder involvement. This came at a time when the relationship between the police and community was severely fractured. Chief Cox helped to facilitate the process of re-establishing ties with community members, neighborhood associations, and the department so that trust and respect could be built upon. This led to the development of a strategic plan for the Department and the residents of the City to follow.

While continuing to foster positive police/community relations, Chief Cox was able to implement several initiatives that increased the department’s legitimacy. One such initiative was the implementation of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) initiative. LEAD, started in Seattle, allows officers to divert low level offenses driven by addiction, mental illness, or poverty away from the criminal justice and into services. This has led to a decrease in recidivism while dealing with public health problems in the appropriate forum.

Chief Cox also oversaw the implementation of several initiatives meant to continue to focus on decreasing childhood trauma and improving relationships. These include a Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents protocol and a city-wide gun violence reduction initiative that included prevention services within the police department.

In 2016, under his leadership, the Albany Police Department was recognized as one of the top 15 jurisdictions in the COPS Advancing 21st Century Policing initiative regarding the implementation of the President’s Task Force for 21st Century Policing. The department furthered its development of a fully oriented community policing agency by creating a police academy on the principles of community policing, procedural justice, and the 21st Century recommendations. The department’s training curriculum was expanded to include implicit bias, procedural justice, harm reduction, and crisis intervention.

Chief Cox holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Dayton and a Masters of Public Administration from Marist College. He is a 2012 graduate of PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police and is a member of the New York State Juvenile Justice Advisory Group.

He lives in Loudonville, NY with his wife Ann and their two sons, Connor and Spencer.

Chief James W. Johnson (Ret.)

James W. Johnson began his career with the Baltimore County Police Department in 1979 as a Cadet in the 911 Center, and has served in virtually every position in one of the largest police departments in the nation. In fact, Chief Johnson is only the second person in the nearly 140 year history of the agency to rise through the ranks from Cadet to Chief.

During his tenure as Chief of Police for the past ten years, overall violent crime in Baltimore County has dropped 26%, and total crime has decreased by 19%. The agency is recognized nationally for its progressive use of technology, high level of service, case clearance rates higher than national and local averages, and superior management practices. During his tenure as Chief, he has increased minority and female sworn workforce representation to historical levels. Chief Johnson possesses a keen awareness and stewardship of fiscal resources, managing an agency of 2,600 personnel with an operating budget exceeding $200 million per year. In fact, for the past nine fiscal years, the agency has come in under budget.

Chief Johnson holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore, and is a graduate of the FBI’s National Executive Institute. Chief Johnson holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the Major Cities Chiefs Association for which he serves as representative and current Chair of the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence. As Chair, he has testified before Congress on gun violence issues, and was recently recognized by President Obama as a “Gun Violence Prevention Champion of Change.”

Chief Johnson has co-authored law enforcement research publications and taught law enforcement courses throughout the United States and internationally. He has been honored with numerous awards and citations, including the Department’s second highest award, the Silver Star.

Chief Brandon del Pozo

Brandon del Pozo was appointed Chief of Police of Burlington, Vermont in September, 2015. Prior to assuming leadership of Vermont’s largest municipal police force, he served for nineteen years in the New York City Police Department, where he retired at the rank of deputy inspector. While at the NYPD, he commanded the 6th and 50th Precincts, and served on the staff of the police commissioner and chief of department. From 2005 to 2007, he served as the NYPD’s intelligence liaison to the Arab Middle East and India, based out of Jordan’s capital city of Amman. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he began his police career in 1997 on patrol in the 67th Precinct, in East Flatbush.

Chief del Pozo is currently a member of the Police Executive Research Forum, and was the 2016 recipient of its Gary Hayes Memorial Award for Police Leadership. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Chief del Pozo has completed the coursework for a doctorate in political philosophy from the City of New York Graduate Center, to include receipt of the enroute master’s degree. He also holds a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, where he is an inaugural 9/11 Public Service Fellow, and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay College, where he was a John Reisenbach Scholar.

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