The 21-member Commission is made up of eleven law enforcement practitioners with the balance selected from the public and private sectors.
Generally, the Commission reflects a representation from local, state/provincial and international law enforcement and public safety organizations, along with business, academia, the judiciary, and state/provincial and local government.
Commissioners are appointed in consultation with the four founding organizations, and serve without compensation.
Commissioners serve three-year, staggered terms.
The Commission meets to review candidate agencies for accreditation and provide policy guidance for Commission operations.
Meet the Board of Commissioners
Mr. Stavros Anthony
City of Las Vegas, Nevada
Stavros S. Anthony, Ph. D., is a Councilman for the City of Las Vegas, Nevada. He was elected in 2009 to represent Ward 4 on the city council and was appointed Mayor Pro Tem in 2012 and 2013. He formerly worked for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department from 1980 to 2009, where he served in many capacities before retiring as a police captain. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at the College of Southern Nevada. Councilman Anthony holds a Ph.D. in Sociology – Criminology and Organizational Theory from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute and the FBI National Academy. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is a CALEA TRI-ARC agency.
Ms. Cynthia Armour Coyne
Rhode Island State Senate
Senator Cynthia Armour Coyne was elected to the Rhode Island State Senate in November 2014 and represents District 32, which includes the Towns of Barrington, Bristol and the City of East Providence. She currently serves on the Judiciary Committee and is Vice chair for the Environment & Agriculture Committee. Previously, Senator Coyne was elected as a Town Councilor for the Town of Barrington and served as a member of the Rhode Island State Police, retiring as a lieutenant in 2006 following a 20-year career with the organization. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rhode Island in Political Science and Economics, a Bachelor of Science from Roger Williams University in Administration of Justice, and she is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.
Mr. Richard Arroyo
Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department
Colonel Richard Arroyo currently serves as the chief executive officer for the Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department., a position he has held since 2013. Previously he was employed as the Director of the New Jersey State Park Police for five years. He also served with the New Jersey State Police, where he retired as the Lt. Colonel following service from 1982 until 2008. He began his law enforcement career in 1974, as a patrolman for the Galloway Township (NJ) Police Department. He holds a Master of Science in Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University and he is a graduate of Northwestern University- School of Police Staff and Command. He honorable served as a member of the United States Navy - Aviation from 1971 to 1974.
Mr. Marcus L. Brown
Homeland Security for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Marcus L. Brown is currently the Director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to his appointment he was the Colonel for the Pennsylvania State Police. He is also the former Superintendent of the Maryland State Police from 2011 until January 2015, and former Chief of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, where he served from 2007 to 2011. Commissioner Brown became a member of the Baltimore, Maryland Police Department in 1992, where he rose to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Operations. During his tenure with this agency, he worked in the areas of special operations, legal affairs, training, and organized crime. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing from Pennsylvania State University. Commissioner Brown has held many leadership positions with professional associations, and has also served as an assessor for CALEA.
Mr. Kenton Buckner
Chief of Police
Syracuse Police Department, New York
Chief Buckner became chief of the Syracuse (NY) Police Department in November 2018. Prior to his appointment he served as chief for the Little Rock (AR) Police Department. For twenty-one years Chief Buckner worked for the Louisville Metro Police Department, where he rose through the ranks to the position of assistant chief, holding key operational and administrative positions. Chief Buckner holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Eastern Kentucky University. He has also participated in law enforcement training programs sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Southern Police Institute and the NOBLE Chief Executive Officer Mentoring Program at Cedarville College. He has been involved with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Kentucky Police Chiefs Association, Arkansas Chiefs of Police Association, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and Police Executive Research Forum.
Mr. Steve Callahan
Chief of Police (Retired)
Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Canada
Chief Callahan has served as a member of the Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement since 1980, holding positions of progressively greater responsibility. In 2018 he retired as Chief of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. He earned a degree in Criminal Justice and Police Science from Mount Royal University and he is a graduate of specialized management training including the University of Alberta Faculty of Business Executive Managers Program and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Transportation Training. He is a member of the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police and an Advisory Board member for Lethbridge College – Law Enforcement Program.
Mr. Bartram Connelly
Chief of Police (Retired)
Cape Coral Police Department, Florida
Bart R. Connelly retired as chief of police from the Cape Coral Police Department in 2016 after serving with the department since 1988. Throughout his service with the agency he worked in various organizational components and served as a department trainer, accreditation manager, SWAT Operator and SWAT Commander. Prior to joining the department, Chief Connelly worked for the Orlando Police Department and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. He has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Edison College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Barry University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of several executive leadership and management programs to include the 240th session of the FBI National Academy. Chief Connelly serves on the Florida Police Chiefs Association Professional Standards Committee and is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and Police Executive Research Forum. He has been a CALEA Assessor since 2005, and a team leader since 2006. The Cape Coral Police Department has been law enforcement accredited since November 1989 and communications accredited since July 2014.
Ms. Julie Righter Dove
Lincoln Emergency Communications Center, Nebraska
Julie Righter Dove retired as the Communications Coordinator for the Lincoln, Nebraska Emergency Communications Center since 1997. After forty-three years of service Commissioner Righter Dove retired from the communications center. She served in various capacities within the agency, starting as a police dispatcher in 1975. Commissioner Dove received her degree in Telecommunications Systems Management from the College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska and is a certified Emergency Number Professional (ENP). She is an active member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International, having participated on many national committees and served as a Regional Representative on the APCO Board of Directors. The Lincoln Emergency Communications Center has been CALEA Public Safety Communications accredited since July 2002.
Mr. Timothy Dunning
Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska
Sheriff Timothy Dunning was elected in 1994 and is the longest serving sheriff in the history of Douglas County, Nebraska. He is a past president of the Nebraska Sheriffs' Association and the Metro Chiefs Association. He is a member of the National Sheriffs' Association and the Major County Sheriffs' Association. Sheriff Dunning holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska.
Mr. D. Ray Johnson
Chief of Police
Chesterfield Police Department, Missouri
Ray Johnson is the Chief of Police for the Chesterfield, Missouri Police Department. He is a Life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police; Past President of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association; Past President of the Law Enforcement Officials of Greater St. Louis; and Past President of the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association. He was the Missouri Police Chiefs Association’s Police Chief of the Year in 1999. Chief Johnson currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Managers for the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Major Case Squad of the Greater St. Louis Area, a consortium of 450+ criminal investigators from law enforcement agencies in the 14 Illinois and Missouri counties which comprise the multi-jurisdictional Greater St. Louis Area. Chief Johnson received a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Management from Tarkio College, Missouri and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Webster University, Missouri. The Chesterfield Police Department has been CALEA Law Enforcement Accredited since 2003.
Mr. Kevin Joyce
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Maine
Sheriff Kevin Joyce currently serves as the chief executive officer for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, a position he has held since 2011. He began his career with his current agency in 1986 and served as the chief deputy from 2003 until 2010. In addition to a career with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, he has served as a detention and deportation officer with the United States Department of Justice, a well as an Assistant Harbor Master For the Town of Naples, Maine. Sheriff Joyce holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from Husson University and he is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - National Academy.
Mr. Pete N. Kassetas
Chief of Police
New Mexico State Police
Pete Kassetas joined the New Mexico State Police (NMSP) in 1992, and retired as chief in December 2018. His first duty station was Grants, New Mexico as a patrol officer. Throughout his career with the NMSP Chief Kassetas has held key leadership positions. On August 1, 2013, he was appointed as the 21st New Mexico State Police Chief and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Public Safety, Law Enforcement Program. Chief Kassetas is the past President of the Four States Peace Officer Association, which represents officers from New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona. He is a member of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Board, Office of the Medical Investigator’s Board, the New Mexico Search and Rescue Board, and the Executive Board of the New Mexico High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Chief Kassetas is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command #161 and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Leadership in Police Organization course. He obtained his Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Arts – Sociology degrees from New Mexico State University in 1992.
Mrs. Leigh Anne Knight
City of Covington Georgia
City Manager Leigh Knight has held her current position since 2013, and prior to that served as the Finance Director for the City of Covington, Georgia. She also has professional experience as an accountant, financial analyst, controller, and in the field of insurance administration. She is a graduate of Northern Georgia College, where she attained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Marlon Lynch
Senior Vice President for Global Campus Safety
New York University Department of Public Safety
Chief Marlon Lynch is the Senior Vice President for Global Campus Safety at New York University Department of Public Safety. Prior to his appointment he was the Associate Vice President for Safety, Security and Civic Affairs at The University of Chicago. His career progression includes years of law enforcement experience in the municipal and campus environments. Marlon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, earned a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University and has completed work towards a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a graduate of the 216th Session of the FBI National Academy and the 256th Class of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command.
Mr. Douglas A. Middleton
Deputy County Manager of Public Safety (Retired)
County of Henrico, Virginia
Douglas Middleton was appointed as Deputy County Manager for Public Safety January 23, 2016 and retired from this position January 1, 2019. Prior to this appointment he was chief of police for Henrico Co. (VA) Division of Police. He was with the Henrico County Police Division since 1972, and held many ranks in progression to the role of chief executive officer. Prior to his employment as a police officer, he served in the United States Army as a helicopter crew member and radio operator. For his service in Viet Nam, he received the permanent award of Flight Wings, two Bronze Stars, fourteen awards of Air Medal of Combat Missions, and the Air Medal with V Device for Heroism in Aerial Flight. Chief Middleton has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management. He is a graduate of several executive leadership and management programs to include the Southern Police Institute and the FBI National Executive Institute. He has also received numerous board appointments including two by the Governor of Virginia. In 2011, the governor appointed him to serve as a member of the 911 Services Board, and in 2013 he was appointed to serve on the Campus and School Public Safety Workgroup. Chief Middleton’s memberships include the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, and the FBI National Executives Institute Associates. Chief Middleton has served as an assessor and team leader for CALEA. The Henrico County Police Division has been law enforcement accredited since April 1987.
Mr. David T. Moore
Director/Inspector General of Public Integrity
County of Monroe, New York
David Moore is the Director/Inspector General of Public Integrity for Monroe County, New York. Moore is the first to hold this position after legislation was amended to expand the scope of the office and strengthen the independence of its leadership. Prior to this position he served as the Director of Public Safety for Monroe County, NY. As Director of Public Safety he managed a wide variety of services, which includes providing budgetary review, grant coordination, technical assistance, planning guidance, training services and management for all divisions of the department. Formerly he served the City of Rochester, New York as the Director of the Office of Public Integrity and he was previously the Chief of Police with the Rochester Police Department from 2006 until 2010. He has an extensive career history with more than twenty years with the Colorado Springs, Colorado Police Department, as chief of the Fountain, Colorado Police Department, and as chief of Laurel, Maryland Police Department. In March 2000, he received the Purple Heart Award for excellence in tactical operations as a police officer in El Paso County, Colorado. Mr. Moore has a Bachelor's degree in Language and Communication and a MLS degree in Language and Communication from Regis University, Denver, Colorado.
Mr. Anthony B. Purcell
Chief of Police
University of Alabama at Birmingham Police Department
Anthony B. Purcell is the Assistant Vice President/Chief of Police of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has a long career in law enforcement, beginning with the Durham County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Department in 1983. He has held positions as Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety at North Carolina Central University; Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Deputy Chief of Police at Georgia Institute of Technology before assuming his current position in October 2006. He holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in criminal justice from North Carolina Central University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, as well as other executive programs. He is a member of several organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and is the former Southeast Region Director for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Police Department has been CALEA Law Enforcement Accredited since July 2008.
Mr. Barry D Rountree
Chief of Police (Retired)
Winston-Salem Police Department, North Carolina
Chief Barry Rountree retired as the Chief of Police for the Winston Salem, North Carolina Police Department. Prior to his appointment to this position he assumed various positions and functional areas of the organization, including operations and administration. He joined the agency in 1988 and has participated in countless community activities, such as volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America and the Salvation Army. Chief Rountree holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Winston Salem State University. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Municipal Administration Program, and he is a graduate of the 31st session of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University. Chief Rountree is a member of several professional organizations to include the International Associations of Chiefs of Police, and is Regional Director for the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police.
Dr. Joseph Schafer
Southern Illinois University
Dr. Joseph A. Schafer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Northern Iowa, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Social Science from Michigan State University. Dr. Schafer’s research focuses on policing, organizational change, leadership, citizen perceptions of police, and futures research in policing. He was the President of Police Futurists International, is a member of the PFI/FBI Futures Working Group, and was a visiting scholar in the Behavioral Science Unit of the FBI Academy and the Centre of Excellence in Policing & Security in Australia. He is currently a Trustee for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has authored/edited four books more than fifty research and policy articles appearing in various academic journals and policing periodicals.
Mr. Jeffrey Smythe
Chief of Police
Burlington Police Department, North Carolina
Chief Jeffrey Smythe has served as the executive officer of the Burlington Police Department since 2013 and has 31 years of police experience. Prior to that he was the chief of police for the Show Low Police Department in Arizona and has also worked for the Scottsdale (AZ) Police Department. Chief Smythe holds a Master of Educational Leadership and Bachelor of Science in criminal Justice Studies from Northern Arizona University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University.
Honorable Jean Toal
(Ret.) Chief Justice
Supreme Court of South Carolina
The Honorable Jean H. Toal served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina from 2000 to 2015. From 1988 to 2000, she served the state as an Associate Justice for the Supreme Court of South Carolina and worked in private practice from 1968 until 1988. She is affiliated with The American Law Institute, is a past president of the Conference of Chief Justices and past chairperson of the National Center of State Courts. Ms. Toal was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1975 and was the chairperson of the House Rules Committee from 1982 until 1988. She was the chairperson of the Constitutional Laws Subcommittee of the House Judiciary from 1977 through 1988. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Agnes Scott College.