About

This is our motto at LD Consulting. Dan Olson is president of LD Consulting. Dan, his associates, and the executive advisory group have years of experience and are passionate about law enforcement inspections/audit training and consulting.

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 his staff 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 inspection 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.

Biographies:

Dan Olson: President LD Consulting LLC, CLEA

Dan retired after serving 34 years with the Phoenix Police Department. For 4 years Dan was a Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) Investigations Sergeant. During his tenure as a sergeant in PSB, he conducted over 30 use of force cases/police shootings, several of which were very high profile in the community. Dan has also completed numerous administrative personnel investigations to include a number of cases involving egregious conduct resulting in employee terminations. While assigned to PSB, Dan was promoted to lieutenant and continued to work in the bureau as an Investigations Lieutenant.

During his career, Dan has worked on a number of assignments. While assigned to patrol, he was the shift commander in one of the largest precincts in the city with over 100,000 residents. In this role, he was responsible for all the field operations in the precinct. Dan also supervised the PSB Inspections Unit where he worked for eleven years. As the Inspections Lieutenant, he was responsible for completing all internal police audits, acting as the liaison with the City Auditor for all city audits of the police department, operation of the Police Risk Management Unit, project manager for the creation and implementation of the department’s Early Intervention System, operations of the Mayor’s Security Detail and oversight for the PSB Administrative Staff.

During his tenure in the Inspections Unit, internal police audits were completed in accordance with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA) schedule for police department audits. These standards require an audit of all major department components every three years, at the time the department had 28 major components. As a part of the CALEA audit schedule, Dan and his staff completed numerous audits of all major operations of the Phoenix Police Department. This included ongoing proactive inspections as well as annual audits of the property and evidence facility of the Phoenix Police Department, which contains over 1.5 million items.





Dan is a founding member of the International Law Enforcement Auditors Association (ILEAA) and served as the president of that organization for two years. He is a Certified Law Enforcement Auditor (CLEA) and has a Masters degree from Northern Arizona University. Dan is the founder and president of the Law Enforcement Inspections and Auditing Group (LEIAG.org).

Executive Advisory Group:

Jack Harris, Phoenix 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 the 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 undercover 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 levels including teaching new police officers SWAT tactics in Somalia.

Gerald P. Richard II, Esq.

Mr. Richard recently was a member of the Department of Justice, Institute for Intergovernmental Research After-Action Assessment Team for Ferguson, Missouri.  He retired after serving as assistant to the Chief of Police of the Phoenix, Arizona, Police Department.

At Phoenix PD he was responsible for overseeing the Phoenix Police Training Academy and the Employment Services Bureau as well as department leadership development and training.  He was also responsible for implementing recommendations submitted by the Community Engagement and Outreach Task Force and community advisory boards, overall police and community relations, and legislative issues.

Previously, Mr. Richard served the Arizona Attorney General’s Office as a Special Policy Advisor for Law Enforcement.  His experience includes positive and proactive police/community development, negotiations, and resolutions; passive and large-scaled, highly charged controversial demonstrations; public safety and emergency management; local, regional, and federal planning; corporate communications; intra- and intergovernmental relations; grant oversight; community-oriented crime prevention and intervention services; and other core public services

He is an experienced litigator, arbitrator, and legal advisor for local, state, federal, community, and faith-based organizations.  He has extensive experience serving as an adjunct faculty/guest lecturer.  He is a member or past member of numerous professional associations, boards, and commissions.  He is the pastor of Harbert Chapel A.M.E. Church in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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 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’s 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 of 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.

Terry Cheslock

Terry has thirty-nine years of policing experience in Ontario, Canada, and recently retired at the rank of Superintendent.  He has worked for the Ottawa Police Service, Nepean Police Service, and Metro Toronto Police Service.  He has held progressive assignments in community policing, operational command, corporate and operational planning, professional standards, policy development, criminal investigation assignments and served as Executive Officer to the Chief of Police for three years.

He has been assigned intermittently to audit and quality assurance duties since 1995 and has been assigned full-time responsibility for quality assurance in the Ottawa Police Service since 2004. He is a past member and Co-Chair of the Quality Assurance in Law Enforcement Committee (QALEC) for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, has served on several Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Committees since 2001, and was a founding member of ILEAA.

Terry has a Bachelor of Arts, (Law), from Carleton University a Master of Business Administration, (Distinction) from the University of Liverpool, along with a number of additional certificates and diplomas related to law enforcement management.

Please contact Dan Olson at Dan@www.ldconsultingllc.com or call 602-510-8481 to determine how we may assist you.