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Aaron Chapin

President
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Lt. Aaron Chapin is the Night Shift Patrol Lieutenant and PTO unit commander for the University of Wisconsin – Madison Police Department. Aaron has been with the UWPD for 15 years and has been assigned to the Field Services Division of the agency for the majority of his career. Aaron has served in the capacity of a Patrol Officer, Court Services Officer, Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Public Information Officer and is an instructor in numerous topics to include Firearms, Vehicle Contacts, Defense and Arrest Tactics and Emergency Vehicle Operations.
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Paul LaFerriere

1st Vice President
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Lt. Paul LaFerriere has over 31 years experience in law enforcement. He is currently the Commanding Officer of the day shift for the Lowell, Massachusetts Police Department, one of the original test sites that assisted in shaping the content of the PTO Program. He is a certified instructor in bothLegal Issues and PBL, with over 20 years of teaching experience. Besides his various duties with the Lowell Police Department, Paul is also a practicing attorney, having graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 1991.
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Brian London

2nd Vice President
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Riley County Police Department (RCPD)
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Malena Gonzalez

Secretary
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Malena is an Interactive Design Instructor for Assiniboine Community College (ACC) in Brandon, MB, Canada. In this job, she acquired her Level I – III PSPBL certification and has helped implement the Problem Based Learning (PBL) methodology in the program that she currently teaches. Experimenting with PBL has helped demonstrate that the PBL philosophy can be implemented in any organization from any type of background. Currently, in collaboration with the students, is helping provide web-based solutions to non-profit organizations around the world, following the PBL methodology. The current PSPBL website was done under her supervision as part of a PBL based course in the Interactive Media Arts Program at ACC.
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Roger Buhlis

Treasurer
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Roger Buhlis retired from the Richmond Police Department in 2012 after 26 years of police service. During his career Roger worked as a Patrol Officer, CSI, Training Officer, Recruit Training Officer for the Napa Police Academy, and Traffic Enforcement (Motor) Officer. As an officer, Roger worked to implement the PBL PTO model at Richmond PD and served as the program coordinator. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2006 and, at various times worked as the Adjutant to four Patrol Bureau commanders, supervised patrol teams, the jail, the Police Training Program, and served as a Professional Standards investigator.
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Gerry Cleveland

Co-Chair
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Gerry Cleveland is the past president and co-founder of PSPBL. He is, with Professor Greg Saville, the co author of the National Police Training Officer (PTO) program and the National Police PBL Model. Gerry has been working for the past two decades with police agencies around the world to improve police training standards. Gerry lives in Australia with his wife. He is an educator and a lawyer. He currently lives in Perth, Australia where he teaches at Notre Dame University Law School. When he is not travelling and teaching, Gerry practices commercial credit law and criminal law. Gerry began his professional life as a police officer in Toronto where he spent ten years working in a variety of functions including street patrol and undercover drug work.
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Greg Saville

Co-Chair
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I had no idea I was getting into something that would change my professional life. My original involvement with problem-based learning (PBL) began in the 1980s during Graduate School when I was first exposed to self-directed learning. York University was committed to helping students develop their own plan of study. Accompanying this flexible curriculum was responsibility for mastering my field of study. I was expected to present my ever-changing work every 6 months and then defend this in front of a committee of professors. There’s nothing like pressure performance to bring out the best in students, at least in this one.
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Scott Hajek

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SCOTT HAJEKRiley County (KS) Police DepartmentScott has been a member of the Riley County Police Department since 2001. In 2005 Scott attended the PBL Certification course and worked with others in 2006 to implement the PTO program at the Riley County Police Department. He acted as a PTO until 2008 when he became a detective. In 2010 he was promoted to Sergeant and returned to Patrol, where he has acted as a PTO Supervisor. Since 2006 Scott has facilitated several PTO courses. Scott has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Kansas State University.
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Reggie Hampton

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Hampton Police Department in Virginia
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Wayne Jacobsen

Board Member
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served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for twenty-three years where he conducted uniformed patrol duties, under-cover operations, and was as detachment commander during his final five years. After leaving the RCMP, he spent one year as the security manager at the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After leaving the Mint, Wayne was engaged by Assiniboine Community to work in partnership with the Brandon Police Service in order to develop the Police Studies program. This program is recognized by the Department of Justice within the Province of Manitoba as being police officer recruit training. While in the RCMP, Wayne completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and in 2015, he obtained a Master of Education degree from Brandon University.
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Inken Meyers

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Hampton Police Department in Virginia
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Nick Schneider

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NICK SCHNEIDERSince joining the Durham Police Department in 2001, Nick Schneider has served as an Officer, as a Patrol Corporal and as a Patrol Sergeant in the Uniform Patrol Division. He has held numerous other assignments including Gang Unit Investigator, Intelligence Unit Investigator, and a Selective Enforcement Team Member/Sniper in the Special Operations Division. In November of 2008, he was asked to go to the Training Division as a Corporal to implement the PTO Program and run the day to day operation. He also coordinated the Advanced Law Enforcement Training (ALET) Academy. After being promoted to Sergeant and spending seven months on Patrol, he was selected to return to the Training Division. He is currently is the lead Police Training Officer (PTO) Program Instructor, leads the Firearms Training Program/Range, the Rapid Deployment/Active Shooter Response Program, and the Mobile Field Force. He specializes in the following disciplines: Police Training Officer Program/Problem-Based Learning, Specialized Firearms, Patrol Rifle/Urban Rifle, Active Shooter/Rapid Deployment, Subject Control/Arrest Techniques, Chemical Munitions, Less-Lethal Munitions, Diversionary Devices & National Incident Management System (NIMS), Taser, Simulations, and is a participant of the IALEFI Master Instructor Development Program.
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