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2023 Conference Speakers

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.


Evan Kunert is the Accreditation Specialist with the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. Prior to joining ALEAP, he retired as a 20-year veteran with the Kingman Police Department. During his career in law enforcement, Evan worked his way through the ranks ,having worked Patrol, Motors, SRO, Street Crimes, FTO, RTO, WALETA Class Sergeant, Professional Standards Sergeant and Professional Standards Deputy Chief of Police. He was also the agency’s Accreditation Manager, and led the KPD to being in the first group of police agencies in Arizona to become ALEAP accredited in 2019. Evan is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, majoring in Business Administration, and has also completed AZPOST’s Arizona Leadership Program, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command (#461), and FBI-LEEDA’s Executive and Command Leadership Institutes. Additionally, Evan recently was awarded accreditation status through AACOP’s Accredited Command Executive (ACE) program in January of 2023.

Join panelists from our most tenured ALEAP agencies for an informative session on the benefits - and challenges - of maintaining accreditation. Top Executive Officers from around the state will speak on their own experiences with the ALEAP program, and offer solutions and insight to current Accreditation Managers on how to maintain the culture and processess necessary for continued success in accreditation.

Accreditation Specialist, ALEAP

Round Table Panel; The Light at the End of the Four-Year Tunnel


Cassie Johnson is the Director of the Strategic Initiatives Division with the Scottsdale Police Department. In this role, she oversees the Planning, Research, and Accreditation, Budget, and Records sections. Cassie oversees many high-profile projects for the department with an expertise in the areas of performance measures, strategic planning, process improvement, workload analysis, policy, UCR, and data analytics. She manages the department’s law enforcement accreditation process (both CALEA and ALEAP) and supports other state agencies as the President of the Arizona Police Accreditation. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Arizona State University and a Master’s in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Staying on top of standards is critical, especially when agencies move into reaccreditation. It is even more imperative when maintaining time sensitive standards. This session will speak to specific time sensitive standards with recommendations for organizing the timing, coordinating with department subject matter experts, and continuing seamless compliance for your departments.

Director of the Strategic Initiatives Division,
Scottsdale Police Department

Time Sensitive Standards – How to Avoid the Post-Year Scramble: 

Deputy Chief JOEL FREED

Deputy Chief Freed began his career in 2000 upon graduating the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy. He has held assignments in Patrol, Investigations, Field Training and as the MAGNET Task Force Commander. Deputy Chief Freed is also an Assessor for the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP). Deputy Chief Freed is a graduate of the Arizona Leadership Program, FBI-LEEDA's Institutes of Command and Executive Leadership as well as the FBI National Academy Session 281. Deputy Chief Freed's current role includes oversight of the department's Professional Standards Division.

Kingman Police Department


Chief Amy Bonney

Prescott Police Department

Police Chief Amy Bonney began her career with the Prescott Police Department in 1998. She served as a patrol officer and has held many positions while rising through the ranks until her promotion to Deputy Chief in 2016 and Police Chief in 2021. During her career, Police Chief Bonney was awarded the Medal of Valor, Sworn Officer of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, and multiple other departmental and community awards. She is proud to be involved and active in the Prescott and law enforcement communities, currently serving as the President of the Kiwanis Club of Prescott; the 1st Vice President of the FBI National Academy Associates, Arizona Chapter Board of Directors; the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police Training Committee; the Arizona Leadership and Development Program; the Boys and Girls Club Safety Committee; Prescott Women Who Care, and American Lutheran Church music and children’s ministries, among others. Police Chief Bonney holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Northern Arizona University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix, and graduated with the 257th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Deann MacLeod, MBA, CPE, ENP

Deann MacLeod is the Communications Center Manager for The Kingman 911 Communications Center in Kingman, Arizona. She began her career in Public Safety Communications in 2012 as a dispatcher at Weber Area Dispatch 911 & Emergency Services District in Ogden, Utah. In 2014, she relocated to Kingman as a dispatcher and was promoted to Communications Center Manager in 2015 to present day. The Kingman 911 Center is a combined emergency communications center serving 1 police and 6 fire agencies in Mohave County and is a division of the City of Kingman Fire Department. Deann is considered part of the Command Staff, responsible for the operations and management of the Communications Center, which includes police, fire, and emergency medical call taking and dispatching. She is considered the department’s subject matter expert in data analytics, project management, technology selection and implementation, accreditation, and 9-1-1 communications. Deann has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Business Operations Management and spent the majority of her career in the private sector as an Account Executive in Marketing and Sales. She is an early adopter of all-things technology and a data geek in her personal and professional life. She achieved her Emergency Number Professional certification in 2017 and again in 2021 and her Certified Public Safety Executive certificate in June of 2021.

Communications Center Manager, CALEA Accreditation Manager, CFAI Accreditation Manager, CJIS System Security Officer (SSO)


Sergeant Kelly Ingram

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Sergeant Kelly Ingram began her career in 2010 with the Flagstaff Police Department, serving as a patrol officer, collision reconstructionist, Drug Recognition Expert / DRE Instructor, and Recruit Training Officer. In 2018, Sergeant Ingram lateraled to the Paradise Valley Police Department and has risen through the ranks to her current position of Patrol Sergeant, where she oversees a patrol squad and is the agency’s ALEAP Accreditation Manager. During her career, Sergeant Ingram has been awarded multiple MADD Officer of the Year and Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, as well as other community and departmental commendations. Sergeant Ingram received her Bachelor’s of Science in Criminology and Psychology from Northern Arizona University and her Master’s in Public Administration and Leadership from Northcentral University. Sergeant Ingram assisted in founding the Coalition for Arizona Police Accreditation and is the current President of the organization, striving to unite ALEAP Accreditation Managers and teams throughout Arizona. “Problem Areas and Accreditation Manager Consistency” focuses on the most common mistakes that Accreditation Managers make, as the importance of consistency throughout the self-assessment and accreditation period. During this course, you will be given guidance on how to prevent some of those common mistakes, ways to organize and streamline, as well as how to prepare your re-accreditation period for big changes.

Paradise Valley Police Department

Amy Reynolds

Amy Reynolds is the Senior Partner Success Manager and public safety accreditation expert at PowerDMS. Amy believes not only in the concept of accreditation, but also in the fact that accreditation can be the culture of any organization. She works closely with accrediting bodies to help streamline and support their accreditation program and provide training to mutual customers. Amy has been the impetus behind solutions for long-standing accreditation programs’ transition into a cloud-based electronic accreditation software without upsetting business-as-usual. Her vast knowledge of accreditation programs for numerous industries and proven implementation record of innovative accreditation processes using PowerDMS has established her as one of the nation’s leading accreditation resources. Amy holds a PsyD in Criminology and Justice Administration from the University of Arizona. PowerDMS Proficiency Skills for Beginners During this session, attendees will be introduced to PowerStandards and how to use PowerDMS to manage internal compliance with policies as well as organize compliance documents with ALEAP standards. We will cover concepts such as setting up groups for your accreditation program, opening your first assessment, when and how to add compliance documentation, understanding roles, using tasks and statuses to your advantage, and completion and compliance oversight. PowerDMS Proficiency Skills For Reaccreditation During this session, attendees will explore more complex concepts such as managing users within the assessment, updating the assessment mid-cycle, updating attachments, advanced methods for documenting standards, assessment reporting, preparing for a mock or final assessment, archiving the assessment, and preparing for your reaccreditation.

Senior Partner Success Manager and Public Safety Accreditation Expert at PowerDMS

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Todd Thomas


Todd Thomas is the National Vice President at Public Safety Financial/Galloway. A 1984 graduate of the Phoenix Regional Police Academy, he began his law enforcement career with the Scottsdale Police Department. In 1989 he made a lateral move to the Mesa Police Department where he attained the rank of lieutenant. Todd worked a wide variety of assignments in law enforcement and developed strong leadership and management skills. After retiring from public safety, Todd taught classes at a local community college and held real estate licenses in multiple states. Todd brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to PSF/Galloway, and he looks forward to working with clients to make sound financial decisions as they navigate through their careers and into retirement. Todd is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration (1984) and a Master’s degree in Education (1999). Todd has two sons, Matthew and Eric.

CFS National Vice President

Captain Larry Jones

Larry Jones is currently a Captain with the Page Police Department. Larry started his career in law enforcement in 1999 as a military police officer in the United States Air Force. In 2003 he became an Arizona certified officer with the Tucson Police Department, serving as a patrol officer in the Eastside Division for four years. Larry has been with the Page Police Department since 2007 where he has worked several assignments including FTO, SRO, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, Lieutenant and now Captain. In 2018 Larry graduated from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Larry is the Accreditation Manager for the Page Police Department and an Assessor for ALEAP.

Page Police Department

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Creating the ALEAP Culture

Open Workshop

Beginning Accreditation - Where to Start

Problem Areas & AM consistency

PowerDMS Proficiency Skills for Beginners
PowerDMS Proficiency Skills for Reaccreditation

Financial Wellness for Law Enforcement

Preparing for Your Mock Assessment - Are You Ready?

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Captain Brian Zach

Captain Brian Zach has been with the Kingman Police Department since 2006. Captain Zach is currently assigned as the Operations Captain. In addition, Captain Zach has worked in patrol, investigations, school resource and professional standards. Captain Zach holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, a Master’s in Business with an emphasis in Leadership and is in progress of earning his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. Captain Zach is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command. Captain Zach was recognized as Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP) 2022 Assessor of the year and is an Accredited Command Executive through the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP). Captain Zach is a 3rd generation law enforcement officer for his family. Captain Zach grew up in Kingman and supports the community in volunteering his time coaching youth in athletics, being a volunteer for the Kingman Regional Medical Center and sits on various boards and committees.

Kingman Police Department

Preparing for Your On-Site Assessment

Stacy Olson

Stacy Olson is currently the Accreditation Manager with the Salt River Police Department. She previously served at the Prescott Police Department and helped them receive their accreditation status in 2021. In December of 2022, Stacy was able to begin serving as the ALEAP Tribal Liasion and assist other tribal agencies to achieve their goals of becoming accredited. Stacy was also the recipient of ALEAP's 2022 Accreditation Manager of the Year award. Stacy also serves as the Vice President for the Coalition for Arizona Police Accreditation. She is an active board member who's primary goal is to assist Accreditation Managers achieve success in the ALEAP program.

ALEAP Accreditation Manager & Tribal Liaison
Salt River Police Department


Open Workshop

Chief Lance Spivey

Chief Lance Spivey has served in policing for over 18 years. In that time, he has worked for law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Arizona. In 2006, Chief Lance Spivey, began working with the Apache County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy. During that time, he investigated a wide-range of crimes. Most notably, Chief Spivey investigated the Inmon murders. In 2009, Chief Spivey was promoted to Sergeant. During that time, he was responsible for supervising a patrol district and the civil process division. In 2011, Chief Spivey was promoted to Commander of the Investigative Services Division. In this role Chief Spivey lead a division that included the drug, gang and violent crime task force, property and evidence, training and compliance and the regional 9-11 communications center. In 2017, Chief Spivey was appointed to Chief of Police for the St. Johns Police Department. He currently serves in this position today. Chief Spivey has doctoral degree in organizational leadership and conflict resolution. Chief Spivey has attended the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy. He also is a lifetime member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, the Police Executive Research Forum. Chief Spivey has published work in two criminal justice text books and presented at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Since being appointed Chief for the St. Johns Police Department, Chief Spivey has served on the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police Legislative and Training Committees. Chief Spivey currently serves as a assessor for the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. In 2020, the St. Johns Police Department was awarded initial accreditation through the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. The St. Johns Police Department is the smallest accredited law enforcement agency in Arizona. Because of his involvement in the accreditation program, Chief Spivey was awarded the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program Assessor of the Year Award.

Saint Johns Police Department
President, Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police


Assessor Training for Mocks and On-Site Assessments

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