Lindsey Alli Sergeant, Cadet Program Coordinator, Recruiting Unit,
Columbus Division of Police
Sergeant Lindsey Alli has been a dedicated and accomplished member of the Columbus Police Department for the past 13 years, serving the citizens of Franklin County, while striving to create unity between the community and the police. Currently, she is a Recruiting Sergeant in charge of the Cadet Program, and Public Safety Corps (PSC) Youth Program. Prior to implementing the Cadet Program, a paid internship for young adults with a desire to be law enforcement professionals, Lindsey served 7 years as a Patrol Sergeant tasked with special assignments in the Crime Scene Search Unit and Recruiting. Throughout her career, she has been able to familiarize herself in various areas, taking on roles such as a Field Training Officer, Peer Assistance Team member, Crisis Intervention Team member, Employee Action Review System (EARS) committee member, Awards Committee member, an FOP Grievance Representative, and acquired a seat on the Columbus Civil Service Oral Board Grading Committee. Lindsey is an Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) Basic and Defensive Tactics instructor and assists as a guest instructor for The Columbus Division of Police Training Academy.
Furthering her experience as a protective force in the community, Lindsey became a member and instructor of the Teens and Police Service Academy (TAPS) in 2015 and began serving as President of The Ohio Women’s Law Enforcement Network (OWLEN), a seat she still holds in 2020. In addition to ensuring all local citizens benefit from her contributions, Lindsey has devoted time to issues that may not directly be in the forefront. She was the Vice Chair of Drug Safe Worthington (DSW) from 2017-2019, and in 2018, she was appointed to the Commission on Black Girls. This commission enables Lindsey to act as liaison between the law and young black females in need of government officials to shed light on inequities for the community. She is currently an active member of the African American and African Studies Advisory Council (AAASAC) for The Ohio State University and hopes to continue to have a positive impact with her guidance.
Lindsey obtained her Certified Law Enforcement Executive (CLEE) certification through the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) in 2020. She competed an Expert Witness Program at Capital University Law School in 2018 and earned her master’s degree in Business Management, with a concentration in Human Resources from Franklin University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from The Ohio State University. Go Bucks!
Assistant Chief Yasmin Brown has 20 years of law enforcement experience with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police (Prince George's County Division). Prior to her employment with the Park Police, she served as a dispatcher with the Prince George's County Police Department for 4 years. During her tenure, she has served as Patrol Officer, Mounted Officer, Patrol Sergeant, K-9 Unit Supervisor, Field Training Officer, Field Training Program Coordinator, Patrol Lieutenant, Support Operations Lieutenant, Investigative Operations Captain/Assistant Chief and currently Support Operations Captain/Assistant Chief. Her responsibilities include management of the day-to-day operations of the Communications Division, the Records Section, the Technology Section, and the Training Division. She serves as the lead General/Academic instructor, Master EVOC instructor and lead Defensive Tactics instructor for her agency, as well as a guest instructor at the Prince George's County Police Academy. She also serves as an instructor at the Prince George's Community College Municipal Academy. She is the recipient of numerous awards to include Meritorious Achievement Awards, the Joseph K. Brown Academic Award (2002), MPCTC Instructor of the Year (2013) and the Leadership Award (2020). She attended the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command in 2015 and she completed the IACP Leadership in Police Organization in 2017. She is a dynamic leader with a passion for the profession, a passion for leading, and a strong passion for fostering career development for subordinate employees through training and mentoring. She has been instrumental in building and maintaining positive relationships with other agencies and community leaders and coordinating efforts between multiple agencies for positive operational outcomes. "My personal goal is to develop a police force that is known for its professionalism and dedication to it's officers and to the community that it serves."
Before joining the Sheriff’s Office, I was born and raised abroad in Israel where my family still resides. Following in my family’s tradition of military service, I served on active duty in the Israel Defense Forces. After completing my military service, I worked for several years as part of the Israeli airport security team at the “Ben Gurion International Airport”. In 2015 I moved to Oregon and worked as a Public Safety Officer for Chemeketa Community College while pursuing an education. I began at the Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Deputy in 2017 and was selected to join the Enforcement Division as a patrol deputy in 2018. In my current position with the Community Resource Unit I have the privilege to work with our community with a main focus being to create and establish meaningful community partnerships through crime prevention education and public engagement. Growing up, we spoke different languages at home with Hebrew as the first language. I have been fortunate to become fluent in multiple languages enabling me to communicate with members of the diverse communities I’ve worked in. I attended high school in Israel and working to completing an Associate’s degree in criminal justice from Chemeketa Community College. I continue to pursue training and educational opportunities; most recently I completed the Basic FBI Hostage Negotiation course to help me in my role as a tactical negotiator on the SWAT team. When I am not working I like to spend my time with my family and our 3 dogs. We raise cows and enjoy the hard work of farm life. I like to attend to my garden and enjoy watching the stars and the skies. I am passionate about my job and I believe that attending this conference will provide me with tools needed to assist other females who are starting their career. It will help me better myself by continuing to learn how to achieve the goals of becoming a female leader in law enforcement.
“Chanel Dickerson currently serves as the Assistant Chief of the Youth and Family Engagement Bureau (YEFB) which includes Youth and Family Services and School Safety Divisions. Prior to leading the YFEB, Chanel Dickerson served as the Assistant Chief of Patrol Services South (PSS) which includes the First, Sixth, and Seventh police districts.
Dickerson began her career with MPD as a cadet in 1988 and rose through the ranks. Since 2004, Assistant Chief Dickerson has served in multiple supervisory roles. She has served as the detective sergeant, lieutenant, and for a significant portion of her career, captain of MPD’s Criminal Investigations Division. Her analytical and investigative leadership skills have contributed to high closure rates within the sexual assault, financial crimes, and bank robbery units. She has also managed the Domestic Violence Unit, focusing on victim services, community outreach and education. During her tenure as the Commander of the Youth and Family Services Division, she oversaw the daily operations and investigations involving child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse and exploitation, juvenile and adult missing person cases, absconded youth, and internet crimes against children.
Assistant Chief Dickerson’s hard work, steadfastness and significant contributions to DC and MPD has gained her national recognition and multiple awards, including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Heroes Special Recognition award. In 2018, she was the proud recipient of the 17th Annual Cafritz Award, which honors distinguished DC Government Employees for their outstanding performance and exemplary service. Assistant Chief Dickerson also received the 2019 Community Service award from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (N.O.B.L.E.); she is also an active member of this prestigious organization.
Assistant Chief Dickerson has been recognized by MPD for her exceptional community service and expertise in juvenile justice relations, along with a host of many other major career accomplishments. She is highly sought after for her expertise in human trafficking; serving as a panelist in the “Women In Leadership” conference hosted by N.O.B.L.E in May 2017 and presenting at the 125th International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition in 2018.
Assistant Chief Dickerson is an alumnus of the George Washington University, possessing a Bachelor’s degree in Police Science, and a Master’s degree in Homeland Security.”
Sergeant Anthony Gibson started at the Charleston Police Department as an intern in 2013 and now serves as the Recruitment & Retention Supervisor. In this role, he manages the department's recruitment initiatives, the unit's related research efforts, and the implementation of various talent acquisition strategies. Additionally, he oversees the department's commitment to the 30x30 Initiative, numerous mentorship and internship programs, as well as, the selection and hiring processes. Sgt. Gibson believes in blending the strengths of research and data with the dynamic nature of law enforcement to create precise solutions to modern day policing challenges. Sgt. Gibson has a B.S. in Psychology and a Master's of Public Administration.
Rhonda Glover Reese
FBI retired; The Career Coach/Mentor for Law Enforcement
Rhonda Glover Reese FBI retired; The Career Coach/Mentor for Law Enforcement
The Rhonda M. Glover Group LLC
Rhonda Glover Reese was born in Annapolis, Maryland, and raised in Washington, DC. She graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She later received a Master of Science degree in Management from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Mrs. Reese is currently enrolled at the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, pursuing a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Organizational Development. She also holds certificates in Nonprofit Executive Management from Georgetown University and Howard University School of Business Executive Education - Global HR Institute.
Mrs. Reese began her career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in August 1984, assigned to FBI Headquarters (FBIHQ) in the Technical Services Division. In 1985, she was promoted to the Laboratory Division as a Photographer. Mrs. Reese was promoted to the New York Office as an Investigative Specialist assigned to the Special Surveillance Group working Foreign Counterintelligence matters in January 1987. In September 1988, she was appointed to the position of Special Agent. Upon completion of training, she was assigned to the Newark Field Division, investigating drug violations. While in the Newark Division, Mrs. Reese was a member of its inaugural Evidence Response Team and worked on major investigations such as TWA 800 and UNABOM. In July 1998, Mrs. Reese transferred to the Washington Field Office and continued to investigate drug matters. In March 2000, Mrs. Reese was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent assigned to FBIHQ, Criminal Investigative Division, Drug Section, Colombian/Caribbean Unit. She was then transferred to the Inspection Management Unit, Inspection Division, where she served as an Assistant Inspector. She also served as the Inspection Division’s Chief Security Officer, where she developed policy and taught Security personnel throughout FBIHQ and the field.
In June 2005, she was promoted to the Newark Division to oversee traditional Organized Crime matters. In October 2006, she started an Intelligence Program squad of Special Agents focused on developing human intelligence. In September 2009, Mrs. Reese was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the New Haven Field Office overseeing the National Security Branch, which was comprised of the Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Cyber, and Intelligence programs. From October 2011-March 2015, she served as the Criminal/Administrative Branch ASAC with program management responsibilities for Violent Crime, White Collar Crime, Violent Gangs, Public Corruption, Violent Crimes Against Children, Financial Management and Support Services. She also served as the New Haven Division’s Leadership Coordinator and Compliance Officer.
In March 2015, Mrs. Reese was assigned to the Human Resources Division, FBIHQ in Washington, DC, where she served as the Acting Unit Chief with oversight of the Onboarding New Employees Program, a program to assist new employees in the navigation of their first year of employment with the FBI. Mrs. Reese served as the Program Manager for the Professional Development Program in the FBI’s Human Resources Division, where she handled professional development content delivery. She also served as the Team Leader of the FBI’s Cross-Cultural Mentoring and Sponsorship Program, which was developed to transform the FBI's leadership landscape by encouraging inclusive and mentoring relationships and increasing more diverse career development networks.
Mrs. Reese is a Life Member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), where, since 2002, she has served as the NOBLE National Youth Committee Chairperson. As the youth committee chairperson, Mrs. Reese singlehandedly developed its acclaimed annual youth leadership conference, impacting more than 3200 youth. She is also a charter member of the Connecticut Chapter of NOBLE, which was initiated in 2010. Mrs. Reese is a member of Women in Federal Law Enforcement and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), where she served on the Human and Civil Rights Committee. In 2008, through the Human and Civil Rights Committee, she developed the IACP’s onsite community service and Explorers Project, which is executed yearly during its annual conferences. As a result of her work with IACP, she was appointed to the National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Public Safety Cadets. Mrs. Reese attended Session 72 of the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, where she is a member of its association.
Other membership organizations include being a Diamond Life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a Life Member of the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People, and the National Council of Negro Women, the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, and the Society of Human Resource Management. In September 2012, she was selected to participate in the prestigious Master’s Series for Distinguished Leaders through the Skinner Leadership Institute, a program designed to empower leaders in Washington, DC. In May 2016, she was selected to represent the FBI at the Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government participating in “Women and Power: Leadership in the New World,” an intense, interactive experience designed to transform women as they advance to top positions of influence in public leadership. She is a member of the International Coach Federation. She holds certifications from the World Coach Institute as a Career Coach and a certification from the Youth Coaching Institute as a Youth Mentor Coach, focusing on ages 14-30. Mrs. Reese is also certified to administer the EQi-2.0, and EQ 360 (Emotional Intelligence) assessments, which help individuals become more self-aware to manage behaviors brought to relationships and the workplace.
In September 2007, Mrs. Reese was presented with the FBI Director’s Award for Equal Employment Opportunity to recognize her leadership, training, recruitment, and significant contributions to enhance employment opportunities for women and minorities within the FBI. The FBI Director’s Award is one of the highest forms of recognition received by an FBI employee. Mrs. Reese is the recipient of the 2009 Women of Achievement Award presented by the Central Jersey Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She was also recognized by the Western Region, New Jersey of American Society for Industrial Security, with the Leadership Award for her service to the community. In July 2013, she was the recipient of NOBLE’s Lloyd Sealy Award for outstanding criminal justice accomplishments. In May 2017, Mrs. Reese received an Honorary Doctorate in Humanitarian Services from the Lincoln College of New England. She was its first female commencement day in the 50-year history of the school. She is also the recipient of the Johns Hopkins University 2018 Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service and serves on the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Council. Mrs. Reese is a co-author of the best-selling book, “Dear Fear Volume 2:18 Powerful Lessons on Living Your Best Life on the Other Side of Fear.” She is also an international speaker centered on active shooter, fear, and preparing for your 2.0 pre-retirement and post-retirement.
Mrs. Reese retired from the FBI in September 2018 after 34 years of service. She is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Rhonda M. Glover Group LLC, a coaching/mentoring firm focusing on the development of law enforcement leaders and individuals interested in becoming law enforcement professionals. Rhonda is a proud military wife married to Trent Reese.
"Maryland-National Capital Park Police Department Prince George’s County Division"
The National Strength and Conditioning Association
Mandy Nice has over 15 years of experience developing and implementing physical fitness and wellness programs that measurably improve the strength and resilience of tactical athletes and civilians. Her science-based, results-focused approach has consistently produced positive results that have earned national-level awards for measurably improving employee health, fitness, and quality-of-life. Mandy actively serves as a guest speaker at state, national and international law enforcement conferences to help share scalable best practices for sustainable success. To further support agencies, Mandy also serves as the Tactical Program Manager of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She is responsible for fully equipping members of law enforcement and fire/rescue with the essential research, training, tools, and resources to establish safe tactical athletic programs that optimize job readiness while reducing injury risk. Mandy’s greatest motivator is helping members of law enforcement and fire/rescue optimize their fitness and health so that they can enjoy strong, rewarding careers and long, healthy retirements.
Antoinette Tull is the former Human Resources Division Chief for the Richmond City (VA) Police Department. In this role for more than 13 years, Antoinette passionately led the charge for more diversity, inclusion and belonging in law enforcement, both locally and nationally. With more than 20 years as a certified human resources professional, she has created multiple strategies to address the complex workforce challenges faced by law enforcement, fire personnel and emergency communications agencies. Several of which have been replicated nationwide.
January 2021 marks the re-launch of her boutique HR consulting firm, HURTLE, LLC, created in 2017 to focus specifically on the training and development of forward-thinking public safety agencies and executives.
HURTLE, LLC ensures Antoinette remains focused on her areas of expertise, which include, Recruitment & Staffing; Employee Relations; Risk Management and Organizational Development & Training.
Antoinette’s HR-centric presentations combine storytelling, audio-visual aids, up to date statistics and proven methodologies designed to identify, address and dismantle systemic structures that impede collaborative progress.
Her most popular engagements include; Promising Practices in Police Retention, powered by (IACP) The International Association of Chiefs of Police-Chicago, IL; Presenter - Inclusive & Diverse Talent Acquisition for 21st Century Public Safety, sponsored by the City of Fayetteville, NC; Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Budget Restricted Agencies @ The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference sponsored by Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, NC; Social Media Madness and Backgrounds sponsored by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs; Is Bias Hiding in Your Hiring Process @ The Bending the Arc towards Inclusion Conference, sponsored by the City of Charlottesville, Virginia.
PJ Verrecchia Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
York College of Pennsylvania
PJ Verrecchia, Ph.D., is a Professor and Criminology and Criminal Justice at York College of Pennsylvania. He has been teaching at the college and university level since 1996, and he is the author of over 25 scholarly articles and two textbooks (co-author on one). His research interests include juvenile justice, gender issues in criminal justice, and concealed handgun carry on college campuses. PJ is a member of Heterodox Academy, an organization committed to enhancing the quality of research and education by promoting open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement in institutions of higher learning.