The Baltimore Police Monitoring Team is charged with overseeing implementation of the Consent Decree between the City of Baltimore and the U.S. Department of Justice.  The Monitoring Team’s job is to help the Court gauge whether, consistent with the Consent Decree’s objectives, the Baltimore City Police Department is achieving meaningful reform – real world change with tangible, positive results for Baltimoreans.

The Consent Decree provides that, on behalf of Federal Judge James K. Bredar, the Baltimore Police Monitoring Team will “assess and report whether the requirements of this Agreement have been implemented, and provide Technical Assistance in achieving compliance.”  (¶ 442).  This means that the Monitoring Team plays several roles:  arbiter, technical advisor, and facilitator.

As arbiter, the Monitoring Team oversees the day-to-day efforts of the City and Baltimore  City Police Department (BPD) to comply with the reforms required by the Consent Decree.  The Monitoring Team reviews, provides feedback on, and ultimately recommends Court approval or disapproval of the changes the BPD makes in its policies, training, and practices.  The Monitoring Team establishes clear expectations so that both the BPD and Baltimore residents know what the BPD must do to achieve the Consent Decree’s objectives. 

As technical advisor, the Monitoring Team draws upon its decades of collective experience in policing and police reform, civil rights enforcement, social science, and organizational change to help guide the BPD toward satisfying the requirements of the Consent Decree. As the BPD seeks to achieve reform, the Monitoring Team will provide the BPD with technical assistance that will include informing the BPD about national best practices and educating the BPD about what has worked (and what has failed) for other law enforcement agencies that have confronted challenges similar to the BPD’s.

As facilitator, the Monitoring Team ensures that all stakeholders, from within the BPD and across Baltimore’s diverse communities, have a voice in the Consent Decree process.  The Monitoring Team works with the City, the BPD, the United States Department of Justice, and Court to provide a framework for implementing the Decree.  Likewise, the Monitoring Team organizes and leads meetings, discussions, and educational forums throughout Baltimore to ensure that Baltimore residents have an opportunity to participate in the reform process.

The Monitoring Team is not a substitute for the Police Commissioner, the Mayor, or the City Council. We are not authorized to do the work of any City official, and we do not represent the BPD or the City.  Similarly, the Monitoring Team is not an arm of the United States Department of Justice.  We do not represent, advocate for, or do the work of the Department of Justice.  The Monitoring Team is an independent agent of the federal court—Judge James K. Bredar—whose role is strictly limited to overseeing implementation of the Consent Decree. 

The goal of the Monitoring Team is the goal of the Consent Decree:  effective, safe, constitutional policing that is consistent with the values of Baltimore's diverse communities.

As an agent of a federal court with a limited role, the Monitoring Team does not have the authority or the ability to weigh in on all police-related matters. For instance, although the Monitoring Team assesses compliance with mandated reforms in the investigation and discipline of BPD officer misconduct, the Monitoring Team cannot bring criminal charges against police officers accused of wrongdoing.  We are not a substitute for local or federal prosecutors.  Likewise, the Monitoring Team cannot intervene in employment or disciplinary matters within the BPD. We do not offer a substitute for the formal disciplinary process and cannot override the decisions of the BPD, the City, or arbitrators. 

As agents of a federal court whose exclusive role is to oversee implementation of the Consent Decree, the Monitoring Team assesses whether the BPD is, in fact, making the changes that the Consent Decree requires, provides technical assistance to the BPD as it works toward making those changes, and engages City residents, BPD officers, and City officials and to ensure that, where appropriate, those changes reflect their input. The goal of the Monitoring Team is the goal of the Consent Decree:  effective, safe, constitutional policing that is consistent with the values of Baltimore's diverse communities.

Team Leadership

Ken Thompson
Monitor

Ken Thompson is a partner at the law firm of Venable LLP.  A native and life-long resident of Baltimore, he is a nationally recognized litigator (a member of The American College of Trial Lawyers and The American Board of Trial Advocates) and has considerable experience handling complex criminal and civil matters. In connection with his criminal trial experience, Ken has litigated numerous matters involving search and seizure, privacy, and electronic surveillance. As a result, he has acquired a deep understanding of the legal principles that govern the relationship between law enforcement and the citizens it serves.

In connection with his civil practice, Ken has managed internal investigations involving claims of race, gender, and age discrimination, along with issues involving hostile work environments. Over his many years of practice, Ken has earned the respect of both public officials and community leaders, serving on a number of commissions and boards.  A member of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates, organizations that represent the country's leading trial attorneys, Ken also served as voluntary chair of an evaluation committee charged with recommending applicants to fill the then-vacant position of BPD Commissioner. Ken is a graduate of University of Maryland Law School and University of Maryland College Park.


Commissioner Charles Ramsey (ret.)
Principal Deputy Monitor

Commissioner Ramsey served as the head of the Philadelphia Police Department until January 2016. He was the Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. from 1998 to 2006. Previously, he was a Deputy Superintendent at the Chicago Police Department, where he was instrumental in implementing the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (“CAPS”), which has been widely cited as a model of community policing. In January 2015, President Obama named Commissioner Ramsey as the co-chair of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Currently a Principal Consultant at 21CP Solutions LLP, he is the Deputy Monitor of a federal consent decree addressing the Cleveland Division of Police.  He also serves on the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council, which advises the Department of Homeland Security. Commissioner Ramsey holds a Master’s degree in criminal justice from Lewis University in Illinois.


Seth Rosenthal
Deputy Monitor

Seth Rosenthal is a partner in Venable LLP’s Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice and leader of the firm’s pro bono program nationwide. At Venable, Seth has managed a number of internal investigations for firm clients; litigated cases involving unconstitutional police practices, including racial profiling, the use of unreasonable force, and infringement of First Amendment rights; and served on an unbiased policing task force established by the former Secretary of the Maryland State Police. Before joining Venable, Seth spent over nine years in the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, splitting his nine-plus years among the Criminal Section, the Attorney General’s Task Force on the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Housing Section. In his work in the Criminal Section on police misconduct cases, Seth concentrated on the use of unreasonable force by law enforcement officers and acquired considerable knowledge about police practices regarding the use of force. In the Housing Section, Seth negotiated and monitored compliance with several consent decrees, including consent decrees requiring remedial action by municipal governments. Prior to his service at DOJ, Seth investigated, litigated, and monitored compliance with consent orders in unconstitutional conditions of confinement cases involving jails in Georgia and Alabama. Seth graduated from Harvard Law School and Dartmouth College.


Chief Hassan Aden (ret.)
Deputy Monitor

Chief Aden is the former Chief of Police of the Greenville Police Department in Greenville, North Carolina. Until late 2015, he was the Director of the Research and Programs Directorate of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), where he directly oversaw the day-to-day management of operational programs and research projects aimed at advancing professional police services. He worked for 26 years at the Alexandria Police Department in Alexandria, Virginia, rising to the rank of Deputy Chief there. Chief Aden is a former commissioner of the governing board of CALEA and has served as a Senior Executive Fellow at the Police Foundation. He is currently a member of the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team, which oversees implementation of a federal consent decree, and has served as an expert for the team monitoring a similar consent decree in Seattle.  Among other academic credentials, he holds a Masters of Public Administration from American University in Washington, DC. 


Dr. Theron Bowman
Deputy Monitor

Theron “T” Bowman is the retired Deputy City Manager of Arlington, Texas. Chief Bowman served on the Arlington Police Department for 29 years, including 13 years as chief. During his tenure, Arlington achieved historic lows in crime, despite tremendous growth. As chief and in subordinate roles, Chief Bowman supervised internal affairs, community affairs, crime prevention, youth services, hiring and recruiting, recruit and in-service training, and media relations, among other areas. As a consultant, Chief Bowman has worked as a court-appointed monitor for the New Orleans Police Department consent decree and as a police practices expert for DOJ in the following jurisdictions: Maricopa County, Arizona; Seattle, Washington; Cleveland, Ohio; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Los Angeles County, California; Newark, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Meridian, Mississippi. Chief Bowman also was a strategic site liaison for the Violence Reduction Network in Little Rock, Arkansas and a COPS collaborative reform consultant for Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He served on the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) from 2006 through 2012.


Subject Matter Experts

Baltimore Community Mediation Center

Baltimore Community Mediation Center (BCMC) is the community liaison for the monitoring team.  Shantay Guy is the Executive Director of BCMC.  BCMC is a grassroots organization dedicated to reducing interpersonal conflict and community violence by increasing the use of non-violent conflict resolution strategies.  Over the last 22 years, BCMC has brought mediation to communities, schools, families, courts, prisons, and organizations throughout Baltimore.  BCMC is committed to a process that ensures all voices are heard, builds understanding across differences, identifies underlying issues, and supports the people involved to develop their own creative solutions.  After the death of Freddie Gray, BCMC’s staff and volunteers served as facilitators of dialogue between the Baltimore Police Department’s Western District and community residents and organizations in that district.  These dialogues resulted in the establishment of policies aimed at providing community-based diversion services ahead of criminal justice system involvement. 


Matthew Barge

Matthew Barge is Co-Executive Director of the Police Assessment Resource Center (PARC), a non-profit organization based in New York City that advances effective and accountable policing.  Mr. Barge is the federal court-appointed monitor of a consent decree between the U.S. Department of Justice and City of Cleveland addressing the Cleveland Division of Police.  The decree addresses use of force, community policing, discriminatory policing, and other operational issues.  He also serves as lead police practices expert for a settlement between the ACLU and City of Chicago addressing stop and frisk issues.  Mr. Barge has previously served as the Deputy Monitor of a consent decree between the United States and City of Seattle, which addressed use of force and discriminatory policing issues.  A lawyer, Mr. Barge was a litigator specializing in mass torts and complex litigation at the law firms of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan in New York.  He is a graduate of N.Y.U. School of Law and Georgetown University.


Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel (ret.)

Kevin Bethel is a retired Deputy Police Commissioner in the Philadelphia Police Department, the country's fourth-largest police department. Prior to his retirement in January 2016, Bethel commanded Patrol Operation’s for the entire city. This appointment included oversight of the 21 Patrol Districts, Neighborhood Services Unit, Philadelphia School District Police and Community Relations Unit. Kevin has done extensive work in the Juvenile Justice Field, most recently developing a School Diversion Program within the Philadelphia School System, which, in the program's first year, reduced the number of school arrests by 54 percent. He currently serves on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Disproportionate Minority Contact Subcommittee and is a former member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Law and Justice Committee. He is also a member of the Youth Violence Collaborative, a faculty member for the International Association of Chiefs of Police Juvenile Justice Leadership Institute, and a regular lecturer on school diversion and racial and ethnic disparities at Georgetown University.


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Jessica Drake

Jessica Drake, a Baltimore native, has spent years in program management, volunteer engagement, community outreach and development roles with local housing, education and health organizations. She has worked with Strategic Applications International (SAI) since 2006.  As Vice President of Program Management and Development, she served as facilitator for the President’s Task Force on Community Policing, managing all logistics and assisting with writing the final report. Currently, she oversees three other Community-Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office grants: Public Law 280, a national technical assistance program for tribal law enforcement agencies; the Emerging Issues Forum, which gathers and disseminates information about community policing challenges and successes to key stakeholders, and the COPS Talk Series, a forum that drives public and media interaction with leading experts in law enforcement. In addition, she assists 21CP Solutions, LLC as Program Manager for its work on COPS’ Critical Response Technical Assistance Program. Previously, Ms. Drake was Director of Community Outreach and Volunteerism at the Living Classrooms Foundation.


Dr. Randolph Dupont

Dr. Dupont is a national expert in law enforcement response to individuals experiencing mental health, substance abuse, and other behavioral crises. Working with the Memphis Police Department, Dr. Dupont helped plan and develop the nationally recognized “Memphis Model” for crisis intervention, which has become the leading framework for law enforcement agencies partnering with communities to improve the delivery of services to those with behavioral health challenges. Dr. Dupont was the principal investigator for (i) the National Science Foundation-funded study on training techniques in crisis de-escalation; (ii) DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (“BJA”) Special Populations study, which developed a national curriculum for law enforcement crisis intervention and community engagement; and (iii) the Tennessee Health and Human Services SAMHSA Jail Diversion Research Project. He also has participated as a subject matter expert in DOJ’s investigation of the New Orleans Police Department and on the consent decree monitoring teams for the Seattle and Cleveland Police Departments. Dr. Dupont received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.


Chief Terry Gainer (ret.)

Chief Terry Gainer is the former Sergeant at Arms and Chief of the United states Capitol Police.  Chief Gainer began his law enforcement career as a police officer in the Chicago Police Department and rose through the ranks, including many years as an experienced homicide detective. An accomplished attorney, Mr. Gainer served as chief legal officer of that department before he entered the Illinois State Government as Deputy Inspector General and Deputy Director of the Illinois State Police. He subsequently he served as Executive Assistant Chief of Police for the Metropolitan Police Department. As Senate Sergeant at Arms, he was appointed a Commissioner on the Independent Commission on the Security of Forces of Iraq, charged with conducting an independent assessment of Iraqi Security Forces and reporting the findings to Congress.  Chief Gainer is a decorated Vietnam Veteran and retired Captain in the United States Navy Reserve. Among other degrees, he holds a Juris Doctorate and Master of Science in Management.


Maggie Goodrich

Until 2017, Ms. Goodrich was the Chief Information Officer of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). She was responsible for the development and implementation of all LAPD risk management systems, including the officer early intervention system, mandated by the federal consent decree between the city of Los Angeles and the United States. Prior to joining the LAPD, Ms. Goodrich served as Policy Director for Homeland Security and Public Safety for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in Los Angeles. Ms. Goodrich has assisted police departments in Seattle, Cleveland, Chicago, and several other jurisdictions on implementing law enforcement technology platforms.  A lawyer, she has practiced litigation and white collar criminal defense at Howrey LLP. Prior to entering law, Ms. Goodrich served as an Information Technology Project Manager in software development and e-commerce.


Professor Rachel Harmon

Rachel Harmon is the F.D.G. Ribble Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. She is an expert on policing, policy and law, including consent decrees and civil rights litigation. She has published numerous articles on policing issues such as misconduct and use of force, and often provides training, policy feedback and advice to police departments and prosecutors’ offices. She currently serves as Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute’s project on the principles of policing and on the National Academy of Sciences committee on proactive policing. Professor Harmon entered academia in 2006 after a 10-year legal career which included positions with the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. As a trial attorney for the DOJ, she investigated and prosecuted hate crime cases and cases of excessive force and sexual violence by police officers and other government officials nationwide. Professor Harmon also clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court. A graduate of Yale Law School, she has been a member of the Maryland Bar for 20 years.


Deputy Commissioner Nola Joyce (ret.)

Deputy Commissioner Joyce is a nationally recognized leader in policing, research and practice who has worked on the successful implementation of innovative community policing programs in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. In Chicago, she was a member of the leadership team for the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy. In Washington, D.C., she headed organizational development, leading major change efforts in community policing, victim-centric services and policy and procedure modernization, before becoming Chief Administrative Officer. In Philadelphia, as Deputy Commissioner for Services, Strategy and Innovation, she had responsibility for all non-operational functions and strategic change initiatives for the department. Since retiring from the Philadelphia Police Department in early 2016, she has helped implement reforms in Cincinnati and Camden County, New Jersey. She is also an advisor to the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law, Police Investigations Project and recently served on the National Science Academy’s Panel on Modernizing the Nation’s Criminal Statistics.


Professor Tracey Meares

Tracey L. Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory at Yale University. Previously, she was Max Pam Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago Law School. She was, at both The University of Chicago and Yale Law Schools, the first African American woman to be granted tenure. Professor Meares has been engaged in a number of action-oriented research projects in Chicago, Northern California, and several sites across New York State focused on violence reduction through legitimacy-enhancing strategies. Professor Meares also served on the Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Before going into academia, Professor Meares held positions clerking for the Honorable Harlington Wood, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and as an Honors Program Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. She has a B.S. in general engineering from the University of Illinois and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.


Chief Robert McNeilly (ret.)

Robert McNeilly is the former Chief of Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania Police Department, and, before then, from April 1996 to January 2006, served as Chief of the Pittsburgh Police Department. Chief McNeilly led the PPD through a U.S. Department of Justice consent decree in the mid-1990s, achieving substantial compliance and getting released from the order in less than three years, notwithstanding the decree’s five-year term. Currently, Chief McNeilly is serving on the New Orleans Police Department consent decree monitoring team. He was active as a United States Coast Guard Reserves Chief Petty Officer from 1987 to 2011, and is a United States Marine Corps veteran.


Chief Kathleen O'Toole (ret.)

Until December 2017, Chief O'Toole was the Chief of Police of the Seattle Police Department, where she oversaw compliance with that department's consent decree addressing use of force and discriminatory policing issues. A career police officer and lawyer who has earned an international reputation for her principled leadership and reform strategies, Ms. O'Toole previously completed a six-year term as Chief Inspector of the Gardia Síochána Inspectorate, an oversight body responsible for bringing reform, best practice and accountability to the 17,000 member Irish national police service, in 2012. Prior to serving in Ireland, Ms. O'Toole rose through the ranks of local and state policing in the United States. During her police career, she was assigned to numerous patrol, investigative, undercover, supervisory and management positions. She served as Superintendent (Chief) of the Metropolitan District Commission Police and Lieutenant Colonel overseeing Special Operations in the Massachusetts State Police. She was later appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety (1994) and Boston Police Commissioner (2004).


Stephen Parker

Stephen C. Parker is an attorney at Butler Snow LLP in Memphis, Tennessee. Steve recently retired after 30 years with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee, where he served as Chief of the Civil Rights and Police Misconduct Unit and lead attorney for the Memphis/Shelby County “Tarnished Badge” Police Corruption Joint Task Force. Before becoming a lawyer, Steve served as a full-time police officer with the Memphis Police Department for seven years. He has continued to serve as a reserve officer for the last 27 years. As an adjunct instructor at the Memphis Police Academy for 28 years, Steve has instructed officers on stop/search/arrest, civil rights, crisis intervention, ethics, police misconduct, and Garrity issues. He has served as an expert in the Department of Justice's investigations of the New Orleans Police Department and of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department. In 2012, he was detailed to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans to work full-time on the implementation of the New Orleans Police Department consent decree. In 2013, he received the DOJ’s highest award for litigation, the John Marshall Award, for his work on the NOPD consent decree. Steve is a graduate of both the University of Memphis and the University of Memphis Law School.


Dr. Ellen Scrivner

Dr. Scrivner has led a distinguished, 30-year career advancing accountable, effective, and community-focused policing. Currently an Executive Fellow at the Police Foundation, Dr. Scrivner was appointed by President Obama in 2009 to serve as the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Previously, Dr. Scrivner worked as the Deputy Superintendent for Administration at the Chicago Police Department, where she managed a $1.2B budget for the second-largest police department in the United States. There, she chaired a city-wide task force on responding to the needs of the mentally disabled. She has also served as the Deputy Director of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office of the Department of Justice, where she created a nationwide network of Regional Community Policing Institutes. Dr. Scrivner has served on consent decree monitoring teams in Seattle, Cleveland, and New Orleans.  She began her career as a police psychologist for two major police departments in Fairfax County, Virginia and Prince Georges County, Maryland. She remains a licensed psychologist who is Board-certified in Police and Public Safety Psychology.


Sean Smoot

Sean Michael Smoot serves as Director and Chief Counsel for the Police Benevolent & Protective Association of Illinois (“PB&PA”) and the Police Benevolent Labor Committee (“PBLC”).  In those capacities he is responsible for administering the provision of legal services for over 7,500 legal defense plan participants.  He also serves as a member of the Cleveland Police Department consent decree monitoring team and is a Principal Consultant with 21st Century Policing, LLC.  Mr. Smoot was a Member of the Executive Session on Policing and Public Safety at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 2008-2014. He served as a police and public safety policy advisor to the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Teams. A nationally recognized subject matter expert regarding police related topics, Mr. Smoot was appointed to the Task Force on 21st Century Policing on December 18, 2014. Mr. Smoot holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Sciences from Illinois State University and his Juris Doctor degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he served as the Business Editor of the SIU Law Journal.  He is an active member of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board’s Use of Force Advisory Committee, Police Pursuit Advisory Committee, Racial Profiling Advisory Committee, and the Task Force on Police Integrity. He was appointed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to serve on the Illinois Commission on Police Professionalism.


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Dr. Ralph Taylor

Dr. Ralph Taylor is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Temple University and a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology. During his 40-year career, he has investigated a wide range of topics, including person-place links, crime dynamics, reactions to crime, delinquency and social and physical incivilities. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health, among others, and has resulted in more than 70 refereed publications and over 30 book chapters. His books include Breaking Away from Broken Windows: Baltimore Neighborhoods and the Nationwide Fight Against Crime, Grime, Fear and Decline (2001). Dr. Taylor has worked with either police stop data or police stop and frisk data in three different jurisdictions (Chicago, Philadelphia and Maricopa County, Arizona). He has been analyzing Philadelphia Police Department stop and frisk data, and reports on those data for the City of Philadelphia Law Department since 2014. From 2010-2012 he served as a consultant to Covington & Burling, analyzing Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office stop data as part of a class action suit. For the past year, he has served as a statistical expert to Hon. Arlander Keys (Ret.), the Consultant for the August, 2015 settlement agreement on investigatory stops between the City of Chicago and the ACLU. Dr. Taylor received his doctorate in social psychology from John Hopkins University in 1977 and joined Temple University in 1984.


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Chief George Turner (ret.)

George Turner was the 23rd Chief of Police for the City of Atlanta. Appointed to that position in 2010, Chief Turner is a 30-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department. Prior to this appointment, he commanded the Support Services Division, consisting of the Corporate Services Section, 911 Communications Center, Information Services Section, and Training Academy. His responsibilities included managing the Department’s $164 million budget, hiring new officers, and the training and development of police employees. He serves as the president of the Atlanta Police Athletic League and as the past Chair of the Atlanta METROPOL. He is also a member of the Major Cities Chiefs, International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Police Executive Research Forum, and the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. 


Chief Roberto Villaseñor (ret.)

Roberto Villaseñor served with the Tucson Police Department for over 35 years, and served from May 2009 until his retirement in December 2015 as the Chief of the Department. He served in every division and bureau of the Department, to include Patrol, Investigations, Internal Affairs, Bike Patrol, Hostage Negotiations, Community Policing, Administration and Communications. As an Assistant Chief for 9 years, he commanded all four bureaus of the Department, and served as the Union Liaison involved in discipline grievances and labor negotiations. Chief Villaseñor served on several state and national boards and committees, to include the Arizona HIDTA (Chairman), The Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (President), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Executive Board, the FBI CJIS/UCR Working Group, and currently sits on the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Ethics and Integrity Advisory Panel. In 2014 Chief Villaseñor served on the President’s National Task Force on 21st Century Policing, and in 2015 was appointed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to the Arizona Criminal Justice Council. Currently a Principal Consultant at 21CP Solutions, LLC, Chief Villaseñor holds a B.S. degree from Park University and a M.Ed. from Northern Arizona University.