Law Enforcement Consulting Services and Assessments / Audits
In addition to inspections and audit training for law enforcement professionals, LD Consulting LLC specializes in law enforcement-related consulting services. Our services are tailored to our client’s specific needs. Consulting services may involve organizational assessments/reviews/audits and may include one or more organizational components or an entire organization. Our group also has extensive experience in Early Intervention /Warning Programs/Systems (EIP OR EWS).
Our group has over 100 years of law enforcement experience from the line-level officer and professional police auditor, to the police chief. During their careers, our group members have worked, supervised, and held commands in nearly all areas of law enforcement. Just a few of these areas include auditing, inspections, risk management, criminal investigations, professional standards, aviation police, tactical divisions (SWAT), early intervention systems, and consent decree management. Our group also includes a forensic accountant for financial assessments and financial fraud investigations. In addition to our executive advisory group, we have a number of specialists at our disposal for all types of law enforcement consulting needs.
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 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.
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.
Gerald P. Richard II, Esq.
Gerald Richard currently is a member of the Department of Justice, Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) Collaborative Reform Initiative Team focusing on the Salinas, California police department. He is also a member of the Bureau of Justice Administration’s VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Training and Technical Assistance Program. He recently served on the IIR After-Action Assessment Team for Ferguson, Missouri.
He retired after serving as Assistant to the Chief of Police of the Phoenix, Arizona, Police Department. He was responsible for overseeing the Legal Unit, 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.
Gerald 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 Murph Community A.M.E. Church in Phoenix, Arizona.
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 the 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.
Consulting Analyst, Mayra Lopez
Mayra Lopez is an analyst and instructor with LD Consulting. She creates training videos and class material as well as provides consulting assistance to Law Enforcement Inspections and Auditing Group (LEIAG) members as well as our clients. Mayra has years of experience as an administrative analyst for a large California law-enforcement agency. She has her BA in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Cal State University of San Marcos and her MA in Business Management from the National University of San Diego. She is credentialed to teach adult education in Computer Applications, English as a Second Language, Finance, and Business. She is an associate faculty instructor at MiraCosta College and teaches several courses to include Microsoft Office Instructor (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint). In addition to creating instructional videos and course content for our courses she will be available to consult with agencies. If you are involved in a project and do not have access to an analyst Mayra will be available to assist on a consulting basis. Below are a few areas she can assist in.
- Research, compile and analyze statistical data
- Microsoft software instruction (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint)
- Assist with creating
- Fieldwork and work papers
- Random samples
- Data visualization
- Prepare flow and organizational charts
- Workload statistics
- Compile and analyze statistical data and data displays
- Audit report documents
- Fieldwork and work papers