In 1999 Dan was assigned to supervise a large metropolitan police department law enforcement inspections unit. During his assignment, Dan identified a need for inspections and audit training, specifically for sworn and non-sworn law enforcement professionals.
As a result, Dan and co-worker, Mike Giammarino, developed an Introduction to Law Enforcement Auditing Course specifically for law enforcement professionals. The training was developed in terms and concepts familiar to law enforcement professionals and relevant to current law enforcement issues.
In cooperation with the International Law Enforcement Auditors Association (ILEAA) we taught our first course in 2008. Our objective has always been; to train law enforcement professionals in auditing and inspections techniques that have been successfully used to, satisfy accreditation requirements; Reduce law enforcement liability, crime statistics, operational costs, and significantly Improve compliance. Over the years we have trained hundreds of law enforcement professionals from the United States and Canada.
In addition to our associates we utilize professionals we have developed relationships with over the years to conduct training and audits/assessments. These individuals have demonstrated their expertise in a number of actual training environments as well as inspections and audit engagements.
Dan Olson: President LD Consulting LLC, CLEA
Dan is a Police Lieutenant with the fifth largest city in the U.S., where he has worked for over 30 years. For eleven years Dan supervised the department’s Inspections Unit. Dan also worked as a sergeant and Lieutenant in the Professional Standards Bureau Investigation Unit for five years. While assigned there he completed a number of high profile investigations as well as a number of use of force investigations, to include police officer involved shootings.
Dan is a founding member of the International Law Enforcement Auditors Association (ILEAA) and served as the president of that organization for two years. Currently Dan serves on the ILEAA advisory board. Dan is a member in good standing with the International Law Enforcement Auditors Association (ILEAA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), is a Certified Law Enforcement Auditor (CLEA) and has a Masters degree from Northern Arizona University.
Executive Advisory Group:
Jack Harris, Police Chief (retired)
Jack Harris began his career with the Phoenix Police Department in 1972. He served for over 39 years rising through the ranks of patrol officer to Police Chief. As the Police Chief he led a department of over 3500 sworn police officers and a support staff of 1100 civilian positions with an annual budget of over half a billion dollars. After retiring he was asked to return as a Deputy City Manager with the title of Public Safety Manager. In this position he continued to serve as Police Chief but took on the added responsibility of leadership of the City of Phoenix Emergency Management team as well as direct oversight of all public safety entities in the City of Phoenix.
During his career Jack Harris served in a range of positions and ranks within the police department to include sergeant, lieutenant, commander, assistant police chief, police chief and public safety manager. Assignments included, under cover positions in vice and narcotics, the SWAT team, motorcycle officer, basic training sergeant at the regional police academy, internal affairs and liaison to the Mayor, City Council and the City Manager. In 2011 Jack retired and is currently consulting on a variety of police related issues.
Jack is a graduate of Phoenix College, Arizona State University, Ottawa University, the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy and the FBI National Executive institute. He has received numerous awards including lifetime achievement awards from the Governor of Arizona and the Fraternal Order of Police and was recently selected to receive the Leadership award for 2012 from the Police Executive Research Forum in Washington, DC.
Jack is also a respected instructor on police subjects and has taught a variety of subjects at the local, state, national and international level including teaching new police officers SWAT tactics in Somalia.
Steve Campbell, Police Chief
Steve Campbell began his law enforcement career more than 3 decades ago. He served for 29 years with the Phoenix Police Department, retiring as a Commander. He served in a variety of assignments including patrol, traffic and planning and research, which included capital improvements and policy development. His command experience includes leadership over downtown special events, Professional Standards, inclusive of internal affairs and inspections, tactical operations, violent crimes investigations and police services at Sky Harbor International Airport.
During his tenure with the Phoenix Police Department, he served as an interim police chief for the city of Apache Junction, AZ. Steve also served as the Deputy Director for the Arizona Department of Public Safety where his responsibilities included oversight of Human Resources, Finance, Professional Standards and Public Information. Currently Steve is the Chief of Police for a city in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Steve earned a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Police Science, as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Mike Giammarino, CLEA
Mike is a Police Lieutenant with the fifth largest city in the U.S., where he has worked for 20 years. For nine years he was a sergeant assigned to the Inspections Unit. Mike has authored numerous audits and non-audit reports and was instrumental in the design/implementation and oversight of the Patrol and Case Management Proactive Inspection programs.
Currently Mike directs the Professional Standards Bureau Inspections Unit. Mike assisted in the development and is one of the primary instructors for the Law Enforcement Inspections and Auditing Courses. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Studies and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University. He is a founding member of ILEAA and is a Certified Law Enforcement Auditor (CLEA).
Erin J. Kenney, CIA, CFE, CGAP, CLEA
Erin J. Kenney is the Departmental Audit Manager for the Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension Fund with over $14 billion in assets. Prior to joining the Fund in 2010, Erin was the the Acting Commanding Officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s award-winning Audit Division and was responsible for leading the unit beyond a federal Consent Decree and to international recognition for best practices in police auditing and training.
Erin is a recipient of the American Society for Public Administration’s Henry Reining Award; a past President of the International Law Enforcement Auditors Association; an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Association of Public Pension Fund Auditors, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; and serves on the Association of Local Government Auditors’ Peer Review Committee.
A certified instructor for the California Peace Officer Standards and Training Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation, she has developed and continues to conduct police auditing training to both sworn law enforcement and civilian audit professionals. Erin obtained a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California. She lives in the Hollywood Hills with her husband, Mickey.
Joe Epps, Forensic Accountant, CPA, CFF, ABV, CFE, CVA
Joe Epps is President of Epps Forensic Consulting PLLC. He has over 33 years experience in forensic accounting and litigation support. He has worked on multi-million dollar cases including commercial insurance claims, and anti-trust, intellectual property and contract litigation assignments. He has testified for Plaintiffs and Defendants on many occasions. He has also served as an Appraiser and Umpire in insurance claims disputes and has served as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He has testified as an expert witness in Federal and State courts in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, New Mexico, Wisconsin and Arizona.
Joe has a BA in Business and Accounting from California State University, San Bernardino, and a Master of Education from the University of Phoenix. He is a Faculty Associate, at the School of Accountancy, at Arizona State University. He is on the Faculty of NACVA Forensic Accounting Academy and is Chairman ASCPA Financial & Litigation Services (FLS) Committee.
Please contact Dan Olson at Dan@LDConsultingllc.com or call 602-510-8481 to determine how we may assist you.