Executive Fellows

Chief Jim Blocker

Jim Blocker is the 18th Chief of Police for the Battle Creek Police Department, having served within the Battle Creek Police department for 18 years in various capacities: patrol officer, Community Police Officer, SWAT team member, Detective, and Executive Officer.  In addition, Chief Blocker retains the rank of MAJOR in the US Army, serving in the Michigan Army National Guard, currently assigned as Provost Marshall for Camp Grayling.

Chief Blocker has had multiple tours of duty, serving in South America, Egypt, Latvia, and two combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan earning two Bronze stars, two Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, the NATO ribbon and the Combat Action Badge.

Chief Blocker earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornerstone College. He is a graduate of several US Army command courses, as well as the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.

Chief David Dominguez (Ret.)

Chief David G. Dominguez was a police officer in the Inland Empire, San Bernardino and Riverside counties for 33 years. While with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, Chief Dominguez worked corrections, patrol, investigations, and training, reaching the rank of Sergeant. During this time, he supervised a Gang Unit, Detective Bureau and a Community Policing Team, gaining valuable experience and insight within a large progressive County Sheriff’s Department.

In 1994, Chief Dominguez was hired by the Riverside Police Department as a Lieutenant. This was the first time within the history of the organization that command personnel were recruited from outside the organization to implement change. While at the Riverside Police Department, Chief Dominguez worked virtually every management assignment, eventually promoting to Deputy Chief of Police in 2003. As second-in-command, Chief Dominguez had day-to-day management oversight of department operations and administration. In 1998, the Riverside Police Department was put under a five year “Stipulated Judgement” by the California Attorney General. This consent decree mandated numerous changes within the organization dealing with but not limited to; use of force training and reporting, community engagement, data reporting on citizen contacts, recruitment and selection of personnel to reflect the demographics of the community, management accountability program (MAP), expansion of the community policing programs and decentralization of operational programs to enhance crime reduction. Chief Dominguez, along with other department personnel, was responsible for the research, design and implementation of the tasks within the stipulated judgement. In 2003, the California Attorney General released the Riverside Police Department from the Stipulated Judgement indicating the organization had met and exceeded all mandated requirements.

In 2008, Chief Dominguez was appointed the Chief of Police for the City of Palms Springs, CA. During this time, Chief Dominguez provided senior leadership within the city and the organization during some very challenging fiscal years. Chief Dominguez implemented several programs within the department that reduced crime over a four year period, including leadership development, data driven analytics, and development/revision of the community policing programs. Chief Dominguez received the “Freedom Fund” public safety award in 2008 from the NAACP for leadership in the community. Chief Dominguez is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Police (SMIP) from the John F. Kennedy Government Center at Harvard University and the Supervisory Leadership Institute in California. Chief Dominguez possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University Fullerton.

Chief Dominguez is past President of the California Peace Officers’ Association, (CPOA), the Riverside County Law Enforcement Administrators Association and Vice President of the Riverside County Chiefs of Police. Chief Dominguez is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) and Peace Officers Research Association (PORAC).

Captain Wes Farmer (Ret.), Ph.D.

Dr. Farmer has been the Executive Director of the Lancaster (PA) Safety Coalition (LSC) since 2011. LSC is a community-based nonprofit that delivers video evidence to criminal justice stakeholders.  Believed to be one of the very few independent nonprofits that performs this function, LSC operates a network of 162 closed-circuit public space cameras that have been shown to be exceptionally effective at improving community safety.

Prior to his time at LSC, Dr. Farmer was a Captain with the San Bernardino (CA) Police Department, retiring in 2004 after an active 30-year career that resulted in several community and department honors. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the PERF Senior Management Institute for Police (Boston), and related management and leadership schools through POST (CA).

Dr. Farmer has a Bachelor’s Degree from California Baptist University, a Master’s in Public Administration from California State University, San Bernardino, and received his Ph.D. from Temple University (Philadelphia) in 2014.  His Ph.D. research focused on civic engagement among clients of social service organizations in five different cities.

Dr. Farmer remains active in his community and has also been on local and national nonprofit boards of directors.  He continues to work with other community collaborators seeking to improve the engagement of citizens within the Lancaster (PA) area where he lives.

Chief Sylvia Moir

Chief Sylvia Moir joined the Tempe Police Department as the Chief in March 2016. A California native, Chief Moir has 29 years of local police experience. Her understanding and practice of local law enforcement provided her a comprehensive perspective on the rewards and challenges of modern policing in integrated and progressive communities.

Chief Moir was the Chief of the El Cerrito Police Department from 2010 until her appointment as the Police Chief in Tempe, Arizona. In El Cerrito, Chief Moir strengthened the tactical and operational readiness of the department, enhanced training efforts to include Fair and Impartial Policing and mindfulness in policing, launched intelligence and analytic functions for crime suppression, began a robust social media presence, and initiated regional efforts in a variety of areas.

Chief Moir spent most of her early career with the Sacramento Police Department where she served in every division of the department. In the Sacramento Police Department, Chief Moir served as a patrol officer, field training officer, detective, academy commander, watch commander, and other assignments. She was responsible for racial profiling studies, Incident Command Training, daily safety and service in the Downtown Sacramento Area surrounding the State Capitol, and specialized units serving the entire city. She was the Incident Commander on hundreds of planned and spontaneous events utilizing up to 450 police personnel on single incidents in the safe crowd management of nearly 50,000 demonstrators at an event.

Chief Moir was a member of the Sacramento Police Honor Guard for 14 years. She was part of hundreds of funerals, ceremonial events, and she completed rigorous training with the US Army Old Guard at Fort Myer, VA and Arlington National Cemetery.

Chief Moir has been a facilitator and trainer for in-service and basic academy recruits in a variety of operational and administrative disciplines for over two decades. Chief Moir was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to the Commission on California Peace Officer Standards and Training for two terms, she served on the Executive Committee for the California Police Chiefs Association, and as the President of the West Contra Costa County Chiefs. She is currently an Executive Fellow for the Police Foundation, on the Community Policing Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, an advisor for the American Law Institute, and on the Law Enforcement Council for the U.S. Humane Society.

Chief Moir holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento, a Master of Arts in Organizational Management, and a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School- Center for Homeland Defense and Security where she published her thesis titled: FLUID LEADERSHIP: INVITING DIVERSE INPUTS TO ADDRESS COMPLEX PROBLEMS. Chief Moir is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI) and LAPD West Point Leadership.

She is married, lives in Tempe, and enjoys reading, competing in full and half marathons, and cheering on the Boston Red Sox.

Carl Jensen III, Ph.D.

Carl J. Jensen III is a Professor and Director of the Intelligence and Security Studies Program at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. He is a 1978 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and served in the Navy from 1978 until 1983, first aboard the nuclear fleet ballistic missile submarine USS George Washington Carver and then as an aide to the Commander of Submarine Group Five.

Dr. Jensen graduated from FBI New Agents Training in 1984 and served as a field agent in Atlanta, Georgia; Monterey, California; and Youngstown, Ohio. In August 1992, Dr. Jensen reported to the FBI Laboratory where he received certification as a Racketeering Records Examiner. In June 1997, Dr. Jensen reported to the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, where he instructed senior police officials at the FBI National Academy, conducted research, provided consultation, and served as Assistant Unit Chief.

Upon his retirement from the FBI in 2006, Dr. Jensen joined the RAND Corporation as a Senior Behavioral Scientist. In 2007, he joined the Legal Studies faculty at the University of Mississippi, where he served as an Assistant/Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies. In 2015, he joined the faculty of The Citadel.

He is the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Instructor of the Year Award from the International Association for Intelligence Education, a 2008 recipient of the Thomas Crowe Outstanding Faculty Award from the University of Mississippi, and a 2004 recipient of the Jefferson Award for Outstanding Research from the University of Virginia. Dr. Jensen holds a Master of Arts degree from Kent State University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Maryland. He has instructed throughout the world and is the author of over 70 articles, books, book chapters and technical reports.

Chief Edward Flynn

Edward A. Flynn was appointed Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department in January of 2008. He commands an agency of 2,000 sworn officers and 700 civilians, serving a city of 600,000 residents.

He was formerly Police Commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts from 2006 to 2008. As the chief police executive, he was responsible for 470 officers and 100 civilians, serving a city of 155,000 residents.

Flynn served as Secretary of Public Safety under Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney from January 2003 until he took command in Springfield. He was responsible for a secretariat employing 10,000 that included the Massachusetts State Police, the Department of Corrections, and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Prior to his appointment as Secretary of Public Safety, he served for five years as the Chief of Police in Arlington, Virginia.  He commanded a 360 officer department, serving 190,000 residents.  In that capacity, he was instrumental in the recovery effort at the Pentagon after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack.

He began his career in the Jersey City Police Department, where he was promoted through the ranks of officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and inspector. He also served as the Chief of Police in Braintree and subsequently Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Chief Flynn is currently a member of the Police Executive Research Forum.  He serves on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Fight Crime Invest in Kids Executive Board. He is a member of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Session on Policing and a past recipient of the prestigious Gary Hayes Memorial Award for Police Leadership from the Police Executive Research Forum.

Edward Flynn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and completed all coursework in the Ph.D. program in Criminal Justice from City University in New York.  Chief Flynn is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the National Executive Institute and was a National Institute of Justice Pickett Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Chief Henry Stawinski III

Henry P. Stawinski III, known as Hank, was appointed to the position of Chief of Police on February 17, 2016, after having served as Deputy Chief since September 11, 2011. He began his law enforcement career in 1992 with the Prince George’s County Police Department, which serves 486 square miles and nearly one million residents along the eastern border of Washington D.C. From July 2013 through January 2016, Hank was responsible for the Bureau of Patrol to which approximately 1100 of the Department’s 1700 sworn members are assigned. Within the Bureau are the six current district stations with a seventh district under construction and set to open in the Fall of 2015. Also within the Bureau is the Special Operations Division which includes Aviation, Canine, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction, three Emergency Services Teams, and the Marine Unit. The Bureau of Patrol manages a budget of $138 million, nearly half of the Department’s total annual budget.

His three prior assignments include serving as the Deputy Chief for the Bureau of Forensic Science & Intelligence, Chief of Staff to the Chief of Police, and Deputy Inspector General for the Department. In his 23 years of service, he has played a key role in the Department’s seven successful bids for accreditation, founded and supervised the Behavioral Sciences Services Unit, and currently leads the “Arrive Alive” officer driving safety campaign.

Hank holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boston College and a Master of Science in Management from The Johns Hopkins University. He is an alumnus of both the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police and the Major Cities Chiefs Association Police Executive Leadership Institute.  He has also attended the negotiation program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.  He is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum, the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, and the Police Chief’s Association of Prince George’s County. He is a past President of the Maryland Association of Police Planners. Hank lives in Prince George’s County with his wife of 15 years and their daughter.

Chief Robert Lehner

Robert (Bob) Lehner has been a police officer for over 37 years and a police chief for over ten years.  Bob started his policing career with the Tucson, Arizona police department serving a balanced career in field services, investigations, and administration and holding every sworn rank except that of Chief of Police.  When he left the agency in 2003, Bob was the senior assistant chief and second-in-command of this large, CALEA-accredited agency.

Bob was then appointed chief of the police department in Eugene, the second largest city in Oregon.  At the time of his appointment, Eugene PD had suffered several criminal personnel-related crises, was in management-labor turmoil,  and had been without a permanent chief for over two years.  Bob led a professional assessment of the agency, developed a comprehensive strategic plan to address identified issues, and by the time he left after nearly five years, almost all of the administrative and policy reforms had been successfully implemented, avoiding what would likely have been a Department of Justice pattern-and-practice finding and consent decree.

Bob then accepted a position as the second-ever chief of a start-up police agency in Elk Grove, California, then and now the largest from scratch police start-up in the U.S.  The city incorporated in 2000 and formed its police department in 2006.  Bob assumed the chief’s role in 2008 and led the development of agency systems, structures, and policies to transition the agency and its culture to become a respected, modern police agency.

A first-generation American, Bob was born to immigrant parents in South Carolina and lived in Japan and Chicago before moving to Tucson in the late 1960s.  He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Administration from the University of Arizona in Tucson and has completed PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA), the University of Virginia’s Senior Executive Institute (SEI), and many other professional programs.

Bob is a recognized police systems and policy expert.  Previously a board member of the Oregon Police Chiefs Association, Bob is presently a board member of the California Police Chiefs Association and regularly testifies to the effects of various legislative proposals on cities and public safety generally.

Bob is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) Master Certified Barbecue Judge (MCBJ) and has judged professional barbecue competitions throughout the western U.S.  Bob is also a certificated private pilot.  Bob and his wife Diane have been married for over 30 years and have two adult daughters, both in the health care industry.

Chief Jeffrey Hadley

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley currently leads a department comprised of 225 sworn police/fire officers. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is the largest public safety department in the United States. Chief Hadley was selected in June of 2008 after a national search conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum.

Prior to his selection, Chief Hadley served 15 years with the Fort Wayne (IN) Police Department, where he rose to the rank of Captain and served in such capacities as Vice and Narcotics Commander, Director of Training, and Patrol Division Commander. Chief Hadley started his career as an officer with the Cape Coral Police Department, Cape Coral, Florida, in 1991.

Chief Hadley has a Masters Degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a graduate of the 220th session of the FBI National Academy and 48th session of the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy.

During his tenure, Chief Hadley refocused the organization on building relationships with the community and developing trust as a cornerstone to improved Public Safety. In 2012, Chief Hadley proactively conducted a racial profiling study to measure disparate impact in traffic stops and post-stop activity. The results of that study measured significant disparate impact and made recommendations relative to culture, policy, and training.

Since that time, Chief Hadley and Staff have endeavored to implement the recommendations, having retooled the reward systems, trained the entire agency on Fair and Impartial Policing, developed “Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy” curriculum, developed “Consent to Search” policy and began moving from statistical measures of performance (citations, arrests) to more a qualitative/balanced analysis (non-traditional contacts, service oriented).

During Chief Hadley’s tenure, Part I Crimes have declined approximately 40% in the City of Kalamazoo.

Chief Jeff Hadley is married to Jessica Hadley and they have six children ages 6-20.

Captain Tim Hegarty

Tim Hegarty has served with the Riley County (KS) Police Department since 1995 and is currently a captain in command of his agency’s Support Services Division. Previous commands include the Riley County Police Department’s Administration, Patrol, and Investigations Divisions. He has served as an adjunct instructor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Kansas State University and as a subject matter expert and instructor for the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation. He is also a Level II Certified Instructor in Problem-Based Learning.

Hegarty led a hot spots policing research project that was recognized with the 2013 IACP/Sprint Bronze Award for Excellence in Policing Research, and he is a 2014 inductee of the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame at George Mason University’s Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy. He has published works in The Police Chief magazine, Translational Criminology, and in the National Academy Associate magazine. He has also been a conference speaker for the IACP, the Southern Police Institute, and the Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy.

Hegarty earned his MBA from Benedictine College where received the Lawrence E. Hart Eagle Award for Academic Excellence. He has a BA from Washburn University and held a European Management Residency in Entrepreneurship and Business, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and was honored with the FBI National Academy Associates Excellence in Writing Award.

Hegarty is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Associates, the Kansas Peace Officers Association, and the Police Society for Problem Based Learning.

 

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