Lindsey Alli, MBA, CLEE 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 Vereen Barton is a prolific servant leader. She was inspired to serve by her mother and visionaries like Aurora Lola Baldwin, the first sworn female full-time police officer in the United States in 1908; Isabella Goodwin, the first female detective in 1912 and Penny Harrington, the first female to lead a major police department in 1985. She knew she was called to serve and has passionately done so for more than 25 years. Assistant Chief Barton is a true trailblazer for women in law enforcement and leadership, committing her life to education and service. She graduated from Butler University, Argosy University, and Walden University. She holds a bachelor's degree in Arts Administration, a Master's in Forensic Psychology, and a master’s degree in Philosophy. She is currently working on her Dissertation for her Doctorate in Forensic Psychology.
She served her community as a Fire Fighter/EMT for over ten years and as a police officer for 20-plus years. She is currently the Assistant Chief and Director of Investigative Services, Recruiting, and the Office of Accountability and Oversight with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police. A 4-time recipient of the MPCTC instructor of the year award, she has been recognized for excellence in training. Other recognition includes a Police Leadership award and a Chief's Award. Additionally, she received the first MLK award from the University of Maryland Hospital Center's Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center for her collaborative work with survivors of domestic violence. She received the Edward DeHavine Brown Community Service Award for training her community in CPR. Assistant Chief Barton is a proud member of IACP, PERF, NOBLE. She is a proud puppy mom and in her spare time she loves to read a play with her two Pomeranians Beanie and Gunnar. She is also a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated and demonstrates their motto, "greater service, greater progress" everyday.
Officer Bentley is currently assigned to the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Center as a Class Officer. He is in charge of recruits new to the profession. He develops and maintains progressive trainings and coordinates the appropriate instructors for the required material. He also ensures the recruits have met the minimum requirements needed to become certified Peace Officers. Ofc. Bentley is an Adjunct Professor at Pima Community College in order to assist the recruits in receiving college credit for the material they learn during the academy as well as furthering their education after graduating.
To further assist recruits and officers, Officer Bentley is a General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, an Active Killer response Instructor, an armorer and a Red Dot Instructor. He has completed the Critical Incident Management course, Crisis Intervention Training as well as an Integrating Communications, Assessments and Tactics Instructor.
Prior to being assigned as an Academy Class Officer, Officer Bentley was a Senior Operator with the Tucson Police Department SWAT team for 12 years. He was part of the TAC Squad that is a patrol-based SWAT squad for 3 years. Prior to being on the TAC squad, he was a K9 handler for 10 years. He was one of two handlers dually assigned to SWAT and K9 and assisted in developing integrating K9 in SWAT operations. Officer Bentley was in patrol in Operations Division West before becoming a K9 handler. He was an FTO during his patrol assignment and trained newly graduated officers.
Sam Blonder received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in classic film techniques from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2004, he co-founded Epic and has spent the last 17 years growing this dynamic agency into a creative powerhouse. Under Sam's leadership Epic will continue to be a industry leader, expanding its services while deftly reaching into new markets. In 2011 Epic expanded into law enforcement recruiting. This marriage of top flight creative with targeted digital recruiting is a perfect fit for law enforcement as well as a personally rewarding way to work with the men and women of law enforcement.
Mike Boward has over 25 years of law enforcement experience, including 22 years at his current agency in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a Sergeant assigned to the Fort Collins Police Personnel and Training Unit. Previously he served as a Patrol Sergeant and a Training Officer in the Personnel and Training Unit where he coordinated recruiting, police officer hiring and background investigations. Boward served as a Criminal Investigations Detective for over six years prior and was a Field Training Officer. Boward has taught numerous courses locally and around the nation, including Recruiting and Hiring Strategies, Robbery Investigations, Auto Theft, and Criminal Interdiction. He is a Lead Skills instructor in police driving and a firearms instructor, and instructs in police academies. Boward earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Andrews University.
Yasmin Brown Captain, , Assistant Chief, Support Operations
Maryland-National Capital Park Police
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."
Howard V. Brown
Sergeant, Office of Accountability and Oversight
Maryland National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s Division
Howard V. Brown Sergeant, Office of Accountability and Oversight
Maryland National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s Division
Howard Brown has over thirty-five years of experience in law enforcement. Prior to coming to Maryland-National Capital Park Police Department, Prince George’s County Division, he was employed with the Secret Service Uniformed Division where he received a lifesaving award. He then worked at the Laurel Police Department where he was recognized for a humanitarian award, implementing various community outreach and educational programs as well as receiving citations for apprehending suspects that were executing a bank robbery.
Howard then went to the Anne Arundel County Police Department where he was assigned to various duties to include, Patrol, Intelligence Section, Executive Protection Unit, Background Investigations, and the Special Intelligence Unit. He received several awards to include Western District Officer of the Year, Silver Star Citation, Unit Citation, Special Assignment Awards and Commander Awards. Howard has been with the Park Police for over seven years where he has been assigned to the Patrol Division the Recruiting Unit and the Office of Accountability and Oversight. He has received certifications to include MPCTC General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Taser Instructor, and Senior CVSA Analyst.
Howard further serves on both the M-NCPPC Employee Retirement System and Anne Arundel County Pension System as a Trustee.
Tanzanika Carter has over 25 years of law enforcement experience. She believes in 21st Century policing and advocates for procedural and equitable justice in the administration of justice.
Tanzanika served 21 years with the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Police Department promoting to the rank of Lieutenant -- overseeing 50 plus personnel in the Contra Costa County area including five direct report locations.
Tanzanika is currently the Assistant Sheriff for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office (SFSO). She is responsible for and supervises the functions of the Management and Personnel, Background Investigations, Affirmative Action and Training Sections of the Sheriff’s Department. She also assists with the racial equity action plan for the Sheriff’s Alliance for Equity (SAFE) Team and chairs the 30x30initiative committee.
In her tenure with BART, Assistant Sheriff Carter served as a Hostage Negotiator, Criminal Investigator, Field Training Officer, Chaplain Coordinator, Field Training Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, and Zone Commander. Assistant Sheriff Carter began her career in law enforcement in 1996 as a Deputy Sheriff with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office.
Tanzanika received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies from California State University, East Bay. She is pursuing a Masters in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership from the University of San Diego.
She is a graduate from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI), and recently graduated from the FBI National Academy, Session #282.
Tanzanika is a Lifetime member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).
Senior Police Officer Terry Cherry has been with the Charleston Police Department in Charleston, South Carolina, for over nine years and is currently serving as the agency’s recruiter. In 2020, she was selected as an NIJ LEADS scholar and was the recipient of IACP’s 40 under 40. She is currently on the working group of the National Police Foundation’s Council for Police Reforms and Race and was recently selected to receive the NAWLEE Ina Mae “Tiny” Miller Award. Her articles have been published in IACP Police Chief Magazine and online for Police1. Officer Cherry holds a BA from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
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.
Kelly Hajek is ecstatic to be working with Epic Productions the Executive Account Manager. Upon completion of achieving her BFA from The University of Arizona, Kelly has worked in various creative industries throughout the valley. From theatre to film, onstage to behind the scenes, social media to content creation- she prides herself in being a jack of all trades. Kelly has a passion for the creative process and is always aiming to enhance the experience for her clients and team.
Alex Johnston began his production career straight out of college. After receiving his degree from Northern Arizona University, Alex obtained a job as Promotions Producer for a CBS affiliate. After fine-tuning his writing, editing, and production skills, Alex co-founded Epic. At Epic, every day begins with a challenge, and ends with a creative solution. Above all, Alex enjoys the relationship he has with his clients, and discovering new and innovative ways to tell their stories.
Commander Nicole Jones is a San Francisco Bay Area native.She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Commander Jones joined the San Francisco Police Department in 2007 and has held a variety of assignments in Patrol, Investigations, and Administration over the course of her career.Commander Jones is currently in command of the Administration Bureau where she oversees the Recruitment Unit, the Backgrounds Unit, a newly formed Retention Unit, and the Training Division which includes the San Francisco Police Academy.
Morgan C. Kane, MPA, currently serves as the Assistant Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department. Kane was appointed to the position of Assistant Chief of Police in July 2021.
Assistant Chief Kane joined the Metropolitan Police Department in December 1998, and began her career in the First District following her training at the Metropolitan Police Academy. Assistant Chief Kane has served in all ranks, first achieving Sergeant in 2004. Kane attained Lieutenant in 2007, Captain in 2012, and Inspector in 2014. In August 2016, Kane was appointed as the Commander of the First District.
During her career with the MPD, Assistant Chief Kane has worked in a variety of posts. In addition to patrol work as an Officer, Sergeant and Captain, Kane was also assigned to the Office of Organizational Development, where she was responsible for developing, researching, writing, and editing Department policies. Kane was then assigned to the newly-created Office of Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism, where she assisted the commanding officer with establishing this premier division. In January 2007, Assistant Chief Kane transitioned to the Executive Office of the Chief of Police (EOCOP). As the Sergeant for the Chief of Police, Kane was responsible for establishing protocols for the office, as well as for preparing and executing the vision and directives of the Chief. She was also responsible for managing the daily operations of the office. Later that same year, Kane was promoted to Lieutenant, and her responsibilities in the office expanded. Assistant Chief Kane spearheaded many of the Chief’s crime prevention, legislative, executive, congressional, and community priorities.
Assistant Chief Kane was promoted to Captain and assigned to the Fifth District in December 2012 where she served as the Assistant District Commander until February 2014, when she was appointed to the rank of Inspector. Kane returned to the Executive Office of the Chief of Police, serving as the Chief of Staff. In this key role, Kane was responsible for managing, strategizing, and leading the day-to-day operations and priorities of the Chief. Throughout her tenure in the EOCOP, Kane served as the Chief’s liaison to the Council, Mayor’s Office, partner government agencies, federal entities, residents, and business stakeholders. Kane also led the Executive Protection Unit and citywide Nightlife Unit.
Kane was then promoted to Commander of the First District in August 2016, where she had the honor and privilege of leading the hardworking men and women of the patrol district for just short of five years as they endeavored to make neighborhoods safe for residents and visitors to live, work, and play. As the commanding officer of the district, Kane managed the patrol operations, short and long-term crime fighting strategies, and citizen engagement priorities in one of the most diverse districts in the city. Assistant Chief Kane also served on several boards, panels, and citywide working groups.
Assistant Chief Kane has been recognized with numerous awards and commendations throughout her career, including recognition as the PSA Officer of the Year, Captain of the Year, and Bureau Employee of the Year for the EOCOP. Assistant Chief Kane holds a Bachelor's degree in Paralegal Studies from Marymount University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of District of Columbia. Kane is also a graduate of the Naval Post Graduate School’s Executive Leadership Program. Assistant Chief Kane is a resident of the First District, where she is raising her son.
Mandie Kelel, MS
Marriage and Family Therapist
Contract Therapist with North Las Vegas Police Department
Contract Therapist with North Las Vegas Police Department
Mandie Kelel has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Nevada since 2005, where she works with individuals, couples and families in private practice. During her time as a therapist, she has held many diﬀerent positions. Mandie has been contracted with the North Las Vegas Police Department since 2010 (working with oﬃcers, dispatchers, support staﬀ and family members), where she uses her training in CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) with oﬃcer involved shootings. During her time working with the North Las Vegas Police Department, she has spent countless hours working with individuals and couples on ﬁnding a better work / life balance, more job satisfaction, and creating and maintaining healthy relationships in and out of work. In 2013, Ms. Kelel became an AAMFT (American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy) Intern Supervisor and a Supervisor Mentor. Helping new therapists and supervisors grow to their fullest potential is extremely important for Mandie as she is a big advocate for accessibility to quality mental health providers.
Ms. Kelel’s true passion lies in women and leadership roles, which is what led her to become a certiﬁed facilitator in Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly™ curriculum in 2018 and Dare to Lead™ Program in 2020. Over the last two years, Mandie has run Dare to Lead groups with Charter school administrators and teachers, school counselors/mental health professionals, the Nevada Department of Wildlife and private run companies. Mandie has also helped individuals ﬁnd their voices through “rumbling with vulnerability” and "living into our values,” which has helped many ﬁnd their path to becoming stronger and more daring leaders. Most recently, Mandie Kelel was the Keynote Speaker at the 2022 Women in Health Care Leadership Conference, presenting on Reducing Burnout by Living into Your Values.
Mandie has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Mandie has been married for 15 years to a very supportive husband and has two wonderful children.
Sasha Larkin has served for over 22 years with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department rising through the ranks in various capacities. She currently oversees the Homeland Security Division that encompasses the Southern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, SWAT, Air Support, K-9 and the Intelligence Section to name a few. Sasha was the inaugural Captain for the new Summerlin area command in 2019 prior to her current role. Sasha has served in a variety of assignments throughout her career including Patrol, Field Training, Vice, Undercover in the Intelligence Unit, bike officer on the Las Vegas Strip, Internal Affairs, as a Lieutenant in the Gang/Narcotics unit and as part of the Community Engagement team. She teaches all over the world and in addition to serving with Metro, she has taught yoga for over 23 years including teaching yoga disciplines globally.
Erica Lowry Sergeant, Downtown Public Safety District
Albuquerque Police Department
I was born and raised in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico. I graduated from Rio Grande High School and attended the University of New Mexico for my Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Criminology and minoring in Psychology.
Using my Bachelor of Arts degree in my current profession with the Albuquerque Police Department, I have been a police officer since April 2009 and promoted to Sergeant in July 2019. In addition, I have worked in the field taking calls for service, participated with the Emergency Response Team, the Horse Mounted Unit, the Crisis Intervention team, Honor Guard Team, and Peer Support Program. I became a Crimes Against Children Detective and served in that capacity for three years, where I worked closely with the District Attorney’s Office, All Faith’s Receiving home, and the Children, Youth and Families Department.
I am currently assigned to the Downtown Public Safety District overseeing the Downtown Unit. I am a certified Enhanced Crisis Intervention officer/Coordinator, Basic Instructor, and have training in basic search and rescue. Our Downtown Unit collaborates with multiple stakeholders within the Downtown area to take action, reduce criminal activity, and assist with the homeless population increasing the quality of life, by strategically offering resources. We work directly with Heading Home, Family-Community Services, Solid Waste, Street Connect, Block by Block, and LEAD to minimize homeless encampments within the Downtown District, as well as facilitating with the Downtown ECHO community meetings and the Downtown Communication Partnership team to identify and address suspicious activity and trends in the Downtown area.
Away from work, and for the past 20 years, my husband and I coach the Rio Grande High School Lady Ravens soccer team. I have a passion to inspire young athletes and give back to the community I was raised in. I enjoy working out, boxing, and continuing my education, and I have recently graduated with my Master’s in Business Administration through the Anderson School of Management at UNM.
I have three children: an energetic eight-year-old and two three-year olds who keep me motivated to continue to learn and bring a new refreshed outlook of inspiration to everyday obstacles.
Maureen Q. McGough
Chief of Strategic Initiative/Co-Founder of the 30x30 Initiative
Maureen Q. McGough Chief of Strategic Initiative/Co-Founder of the 30x30 Initiative
Policing Project, NYU School of Law
Maureen Q. McGough is the co-founder of the 30x30 Initiative, a national grassroots movement to improve the representation and experiences of women in policing. Launched in 2021, 30x30 has amassed over 200 agency partners - including major metros like NYPD and LAPD, state agencies, mid-sized and small local agencies, university departments, and federal law enforcement agencies, and is supported by partnerships with NAWLEE, NPI, PERF, and other police professional organizations. Maureen is also Chief of Strategic Initiatives for the Policing Project at NYU law, where she oversees national efforts to develop national standards for police departments. She joined the Policing Project from the National Police Foundation, where she led the non-profit’s research, training, and technical assistance efforts as Director of National Programs. Prior to joining the National Police Foundation, Maureen spent a decade with the federal government in various roles with the US Department of Justice and US Department of State. She served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Director of the National Institute of Justice – the USDOJ’s research, development, and evaluation agency – where she led agency efforts to advance evidence-based policing and implement systems-level criminal justice reform initiatives. Additional federal experience includes serving as counsel on terrorism prevention to the Deputy Attorney General, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, and coordinator for federal AIDS relief efforts through the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda. Maureen is a member of the FBI’s Law Enforcement Education and Training Council, an executive board member for the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, and is a recent public leadership executive fellow with the Brookings Institution. Maureen is an attorney and earned her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.
Major Emily McKinley serves as the commander of the Administrative Services Division for the Louisville Metro Police Department. Within this division she oversees the Technology Services Unit, the Real Time Crime Center, Recruitment and Selection, the Records Department, Police Fleet and Impound, the Property Room, and Strategic Planning/Budget Management. Emily joined the Louisville Metro Police Department in 2006. Aside from serving in various positions and ranks in Patrol, she spent 8 years in the Homicide Unit as a Detective, Sergeant, and Lieutenant.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville. She is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officer Course and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute (SMIP). Emily is a native of Louisville, Kentucky and enjoy serving her hometown. She looks forward to continuing to develop leadership experience, influencing change within her department, and serving her community.
Shauna moved to Arizona from her hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada for a fresh start and better opportunities. She has paved her way through multiple fields of experience to find her specialty in digital marketing. Shauna is passionate and driven to represent Epic Productions and its clients with discipline and a proven work ethic. She is eager and grateful to begin this new journey with Epic Productions.
Jason Tsui Sergeant, Backgrounds & Recruiting Unit
San Diego Police Department
Sergeant Jason Tsui has 14 years of law enforcement experience with the San Diego Police Department. Over the years, Jason has served as a Patrol Officer, PERT (Psychiatric Emergency Response Team) Officer, SWAT Officer, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, SWAT Sergeant, Field Training Sergeant, and currently Recruiting Sergeant and ENT (Emergency Negotiations Team) Liaison. Jason is also an Associate Director of the Pan-Pacific Law Enforcement Association.
At his current assignment, Jason has overseen the recruitment of over 200 new San Diego Police Recruits each year. His team conducts 13 CAMP (Candidate Assistance Mentoring Program) sessions per month to prepare candidates for the Police Academy. In 2021, the Recruiting Unit began monthly CAMP sessions to allow those interested in applying to participate in workouts and mentorship. In August 2021, the Recruiting Unit hosted 75 attendees at its first Women’s Hiring Exposition and Open CAMP. Jason also creates content on the SDPD Recruiting Unit’s social media pages to attract and provide information to potential applicants.
Kristen Wright Sergeant, Recruiting and Sworn Selection Unit
Arizona Department of Public Safety
12 years in law enforcement, prior Savannah Chatham Metro PD (6 years with 3.5 years as narcotics detective), 6 years AZ DPS (3 years Phoenix graves, 2 years Drill instructor at State Trooper Academy, promoted in September of 2020 directly into the Recruiting Unit.) Arizona POST certified Physical Test Instructor, ISSA certified personal trainer and OCB (organization of competitive bodybuilding) figure competitor.
Lieutenant Zeis was born and raised in Tucson, and has been with the Tucson Police Department since February of 2008. As an officer, she worked in a patrol capacity in Operations Division Midtown before becoming a member of the Community Response Team. Lieutenant Zeis also worked in the street-level narcotics squad for the Counter Narcotics Alliance. During her tenure as an officer, Lieutenant Zeis received two Chief of Police Citations of Excellence.
In July 2015, she promoted to the rank of sergeant and was assigned to patrol in Operations Division Midtown. Between April 2019 and July 2022, Lieutenant Zeis worked in the Office of Professional Standards. She promoted to the rank of lieutenant in February 2022, and was reassigned to patrol in Operations Division South in July 2022.
Lieutenant Zeis has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Northern Arizona University. She also has a Master of Science in Leadership with an emphasis in Disaster Preparedness from Grand Canyon University.