Robert Skowron

Program Manager
Mobile: 804.822.6802
rskowron@vcpionline.org

Robert Skowron joined VCPI in December 2017 as a Program Manager. He collaborates with the other members of the VCPI team on the development and delivery of national, state and local programs; assists in the curriculum development of national training initiatives; and provides instruction in a variety of VCPI courses.

Bob has almost 37 years of law enforcement experience, starting in the City of Richmond. He retired from the Chesterfield County Police Department and went on to serve as Deputy Chief for the City of Hopewell Police Department for 6 1/2 years. During his distinguished career, Bob has served in many different positions throughout his career and was successful in the accreditation and culture change within the Hopewell Police Department.  For his investigative work, he has received numerous commendations and was recognized as homicide investigator of the year by the Virginia Homicide Investigators Association.

Bob has a Master’s degree in criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor’s degree from State University of New York, College of Technology. He is a graduate of the Executive Senior Management Course, by Police Executive Research Forum, the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Public Safety Institute and the Virginia Forensic Science Academy.  In addition he served as an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University for 6 years and is a certified instructor through the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Bob currently serves as a board member with the Virginia Peer Support Association which was instrumental in having peer support legislation passed for public safety officers in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2017.

Jakrit Patchimanon

Digital Design and Technology Specialist
Mobile: 571.221.6770
edesign@vcpionline.org

Jakrit Patchimanon joined VCPI in December 2017. Jakrit works as a digital design and technology specialist. He develops e-Learn courses, maintains the website, and produces video and audio components for projects.

Prior to joining VCPI, Jakrit worked as an e-Learning consultant. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in creative advertising. While living in Richmond, Jakrit worked on various comedy, music, and film projects. He is passionate about multimedia and is always searching for new ways to use it, both inside and outside of the workplace.

 

James Daly

Program Manager
Mobile: 571.238.6746
jdaly@vcpionline.org

Jim Daly joined VCPI in March 2018 as a Program Manager. He collaborates with the other members of the VCPI team on the development and delivery of national, state and local programs, assists in the curriculum development of national training initiatives, and provides instruction in a variety of VCPI courses.

Jim started his law enforcement career in 1990 when he joined the Arlington County Police Department. Over the course of his career, he has been a first responder to natural and man-made disasters, he has taught community policing and homeland security courses to officers throughout the country and had assignments in the Operations, Criminal Investigations and Administrative Divisions of the Arlington County Police Department. In addition, he worked as the Aide to the Deputy Chief of Operations and later for the Chief of Police in Internal Affairs. He was a member of the ACPD Emergency Response Team – Crisis Negotiation Unit for sixteen years, the last five as commander. He responded to the Pentagon on 9/11 and was tasked with establishing the Staging Area for responding agencies and later worked in evidence recovery. In 2005, he responded as a member of Arlington Task Force I to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and helped establish the Emergency Operations Center for the City of New Orleans. From 2005-2011, he was the lead for the Emergency Support Function (ESF-13) for Arlington County and from 2006-2012, he was a member of the National Capital Regions – Incident Management Team where he was deployed to the California wildfires in 2007. In 2011, he was promoted to Captain where he commanded the Information and Technology Management Section and later was the commander of the Patrol Section. Jim finished his career as the Field Operations Division Commander for the Leesburg Police Department and retired from law enforcement in 2018.

As a sworn officer, Jim was a certified instructor through the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Department of Criminal Justice Services. He has been an instructor for VCPI since 2001 where he taught community policing classes throughout the Commonwealth. In addition, he taught the Scenario Based Executive Level Training to law enforcement and private sector executives nationwide. In 2011, he co-developed the Tactical Community Policing for Homeland Security Course for VCPI and has taught the course throughout the United States to local, state and federal officers. He also co-developed a Leadership Development class for the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy where he co-taught the class twice a year to officers and civilian employees of member agencies who were interested in leadership.

Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Virginia Military Institute and a Master of Science in Administration (Public Administration) from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the FBI-National Academy as well as the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) and the Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS).

Christine Bryce

Curriculum Developer/Instructional Design Specialist
Direct line: 804.528.5009
cbryce@vcpionline.org

Christine Bryce joined Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) full time in April 2018 as Curriculum Developer/Instructional Design Specialist. She develops and designs curriculum for local, state, and national training initiatives.

Prior to joining VCPI, Christine worked as a part-time professor in the Criminal Justice program at Virginia Commonwealth University since 2004. She came to VCU as an adjunct professor while working full time as a Computer Forensic Investigator for the Virginia State Police. Prior to her work in computer forensics, she was a Virginia State Police Academy Instructor.

A published author, Christine has written numerous chapters for several textbooks and scholarly journals as well as presented guest lectures to community groups in her areas of interest. Christine’s research interests include digital crime, mental health issues in the criminal justice system, community corrections, aging prison populations and long-term care needs, parenting the internet, and writing and rhetoric in government and public affairs. She holds a B.S.W. from Virginia Commonwealth University and a M.A. from the University of Richmond. Additionally, she has completed certifications in: Security Training, Advanced Data Recovery and Analysis (National White-Collar Crime Center,) I-Look Computer Forensics Training (National White-Collar Crime Center,) PDA Seizure and Forensics Training (Paraben,) EnCase EnCE training (Guidance Software,) Computer Forensics using I-Look (Northeast Counterdrug Training Center,) International Operations Security Specialist Training School (Naval Post Graduate School,) and a variety of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services training and certification classes.

Kate Laney

Curriculum Developer/Instructional Design Specialist
curriculum@vcpionline.org

Kate joined the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation in October of 2018 as a Curriculum Developer/Instructional Design Specialist. She develops and designs eLearning and classroom curriculum for local, state, and national training initiatives.
Prior to joining VCPI, Kate was an Education and Training Consultant for CSX Transportation, researching, designing, and developing training modules addressing safety and discipline issues within the organization. Prior to that, she was an adjunct at Piedmont Virginia Community College, teaching English and critical writing skills. Kate graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, and was a doctoral student at the University of Virginia, specializing in Medieval English Literature.

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