Brian is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI) a nationally recognized community policing and homeland security training institute. He has over twenty years in law enforcement and public safety serving in a variety of positions including patrol supervisor, tactical entry team member, police and corrections training expert and Lieutenant and Captain with Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST).
Brian has trained thousands of public safety and community representatives across the nation in police and homeland security topics. Brian received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management and Communication from Western Baptist College, his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Oregon State University and is currently completing his Ph.D studies in leadership from Oregon State University.
Bob Leonard is a retired 29 year veteran of policing, serving his last 24 years with the Beaverton Police Department. He was a member of the Community Resource Team, which was responsible for developing and facilitating the organizational transition to Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving. Bob was involved in curriculum development and delivery, along with numerous community based projects he developed and coordinated. He continues to consult and instruct on a wide variety of community policing, problem solving, and crime prevention topics throughout the U.S. He also conducts environmental security and design assessments for public and private agencies.
His previous career assignments have included Patrol Officer, K-9 Handler, Detective, Firearms Instructor & Range Master, and Field Training Officer. Officer Leonard was designated as the Departments Forensic (major crime scene) Photographer, and is certified as a Police Mountain Bike Officer, and Crime Analyst.
Officer Leonard has received “Instructor of the Year” awards from the Western Community Policing Center, the Crime Prevention Association of Oregon, and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training; as well as the “Community Policing Officer of the Year” award from the Beaverton Police Department. Bob also received the “Ken Mainwaring” award from the Crime Prevention Association of Oregon. This is the highest award given by CPAO for recognition of significant contributions and dedication to the principles of Crime Prevention and CPAO.
Bob has been married for 28 years, and has two children. Bob has been recognized locally, regionally, and nationally by the Boy Scouts of America for his activities, contributions and involvement in scouting.
Richard Hendricks has been a certified peace officer for over 30 years. He recently retired as the Chief of Police with the Logan City Police Department, located in Logan, Utah. During the 12 years that Chief Hendricks held that office; he was named Utah Chief of the Year (2003), the department was recognized as “Best in State” (2004) and the city of Logan was announced as the “Safest Metropolitan Area” in the United States for 2005 by Morgan, Quinton Press. Under Chief Hendricks’ direction, the Logan City Police Department was recognized as a leader in the state of Utah and western region for technology and community policing efforts.
Richard is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 162) and the Western FBI Command College. Presently, Richard is the founder and Director of the Police Academy, located at Bridgerland Applied Technology College in Logan, UT. He has been an instructor in the Utah police academy system for over 20 years.
Richard Hendricks currently serves on the Board of Directors for the FBI National Academy Associates Utah Chapter and has served as President of that organization. He also served two terms as President of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association. Richard has served with the Western Community Policing Institute as a Team Leader and presenter for 2 years.
Ashley currently serves as Office Manager for the Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI), a nationally recognized community policing and homeland security training institute. As Office Manager, Ashley assists in developing and coordinating community-based homeland security and community policing trainings, nationwide.
Ashley is a graduate of Western Oregon University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. To meet the challenges of her position, Ashley has completed several FEMA training courses including Leadership and Influence, Decision Making & Problem Solving, Developing and Managing Volunteers, and Effective Communication.