Pam Cammarata

Pam Cammarata continues to follow her heart upon her recent retirement from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in June 2018, after 26 years of federal government service. She passionately works to transform policing through her work with the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) and as a member of the Blue Courage Leadership Advisory Board.  She also assists IADLEST and DOJ’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) in providing high-quality training and technical expertise customized to meet the unique needs of law enforcement agencies nationwide.

During her DOJ federal government career, she worked for 12 years at the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). She served as the Chief of Staff, BJA, directly supporting the Director, leading the Bureau’s operational and planning functions, overseeing the agency’s $1.2 billion budget, and coordinating public relations and media communications. She also served as the Associate Deputy Director, BJA, overseeing the law enforcement and crime prevention portfolio. In this capacity, she worked with state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. to develop and implement law enforcement strategies and training. Additionally, she served as the Acting Deputy Director, overseeing BJA’s Policy Office, responsible for state and local programs across the criminal justice system, to include courts, prosecution, defense and corrections.

Prior to her position at BJA, for 12 years Pam worked at the COPS Office. She served as the Deputy Director of Program Support overseeing the grant monitoring and audit liaison functions; developing and promoting innovative training and technical assistance strategies; and overseeing the design, implementation, assessment and advancement of community policing activities. She also served as the Assistant Director of the Program/Policy Support & Evaluation Division, and as the Chief of Staff for the Director of the COPS Office. Pam served as a social science analyst for two years in the Research Division of DOJ’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

Pam served six years with the Anne Arundel County Police Department, in Maryland, as a civilian police management analyst and accreditation manager.  Pam received her Masters Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Police Administration from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelors Degree in Criminology from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Board Member: 2019-Present