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CALEA Update Magazine | Issue 96

Three New Commissioners Named

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Effective January 1, 2008, three new Commissioners began their appointments to the Commission Board: Lieutenant Colonel Gayle Cameron, New Jersey State Police; Chief Thomas Warren, Omaha (NE) Police Department; and Chief Lisa Womack, Elgin (IL) Police Department. All attended the Fall 2007 CALEA Conference in Colorado Springs, and were introduced at the Opening Ceremony.

Lieutenant Colonel Cameron currently serves as Deputy Superintendent of Investigations for the New Jersey State Police. She began her career in 1980 as a road duty trooper in southern New Jersey and has held command positions in several sections including the Forensic Science Bureau, Identification & Information Technology, Division Human Resources, and Administration. Lieutenant Colonel Cameron has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, and a Master’s degree from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. The New Jersey State Police were CALEA Law Enforcement Accredited in July 2007.

Chief Warren joined the Omaha Police Department in 1983 after graduating from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice. He served in a variety of departments, including internal affairs, information services, and the investigations bureau. He earned a Master's degree in criminal justice in 1989 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He was chosen Omaha Police Department Employee of the Year in 1999 and was the accreditation manager when the Omaha Police Department received its initial accreditation. He was appointed Chief of Police in December 2003. The Omaha Police Department has been CALEA Law Enforcement Accredited since March 2001.

Chief Womack began her law enforcement career in 1992 with the Arlington (TX) Police Department and left as a Deputy Chief in 2004 to become Chief of Police of the Sugar Land (TX) Police Department. She has led the Elgin Police Department since 2005. Chief Womack holds a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Texas Woman’s University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Texas. The Elgin Police Department has been CALEA Law Enforcement Accredited since July 2003.

We welcome each of these new Commissioners to CALEA. All individually bring a unique law enforcement background and a wealth of experience to their role as Commissioner.  

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