Ashland Police Chief Doug Goodman Appointed as CALEA Commissioner

Chief Goodman has been a CALEA Assessor/Team Leader since 2003 and his agency has been CALEA-accredited since 2008. 

Gainesville, Virginia, September 2019 — CALEA®, the Gold Standard in Public Safety Accreditation, is pleased to announce the appointment of five new Commissioners. They are Chief Jacquie Daumont, Alberta (CN) Justice and Solicitor General, Judge Jon Hulsing, State of Michigan 20th Circuit Court, Chief Thomas Kulhawik, Norwalk (CT) Police Department, Chief Douglas Goodman, Ashland (VA) Police Department, and Colonel Matthew Packard, Colorado State Patrol. Additionally, three current CALEA Commissioners were reappointed. All appointments are effective January 1, 2020.

Acting Chief Jacquie Daumont currently serves as the chief executive officer for Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE), a position she has held since March 2018. She began her career with the agency in 1989 and most recently served as deputy chief. She has received the Governor General of Canada Exemplary Service Medal, Alberta Peace Officer Long Service Medal, the Alberta Emergency Services Medal, and a Premiers Award of Excellence. Chief Daumont is a member of the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police and is President of the Canadian Police Accreditation Coalition. She has a diploma in Environmental Science Enforcement and is working towards a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Justice Studies from Lethbridge College. Chief Daumont has been a CALEA Assessor/Team Leader for over 15 years.

The Honorable Jon Hulsing has served as judge for the 20th Circuit Court in Ottawa County, MI since 2006. His docket consists of both criminal and civil cases. He has been the Chief Judge pro tem since 2016. In 2018 he was elected by all of Michigan's circuit court judges to be a representative on the Judicial Tenure Commission which investigates allegations of judicial misconduct. In addition to six years of private law practice, Judge Hulsing served as an Assistant and Senior Assistant Prosecutor in Ottawa County from 1995 to 2006. In 1983 he began his public service career as a deputy with the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office and then as a patrolman with the Wyoming Police Department. He previously served as a member and committee co-chair of the Michigan Judges Association. He graduated summa cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and has a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University.

Chief Thomas Kulhawik was appointed chief of the Norwalk (CT) Police Department in 2012. He has served with the department since 1983 assuming various positions within the agency. Chief Kulhawik is a commissioner for the Connecticut Sentencing Commission, member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and a member of the Connecticut Police Officer Standards and Training Council. He has a Master's in Public Administration from Post University, where he also serves as an adjunct faculty member. Chief Kulhawik has been a CALEA Assessor for over six years most recently serving as a Team Leader.

Chief Douglas Goodman has commanded the Ashland (VA) Police Department since 2008. Prior to his career at Ashland, he began his public safety service in 1993 with the Hanover Co. (VA) Sheriff's Office where he assumed various positions. Chief Goodman holds a Master's from Virginia Commonwealth University, an a Bachelor's of Science in Sociology from Virginia Tech. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Immediate Past President of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police and past chair of the Central Virginia Law Enforcement Chief Executive's Association. Chief Goodman has been a CALEA Assessor/Team Leader since 2003.

Colonel Matthew Packard is commander of the Colorado State Patrol. He began his career with the agency in 2000 and assumed several positions over the years. Colonel Packard is on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, a member of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, and he was an Executive Board Member for the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Denver Joint Terrorism Task Force. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

The reappointed Commissioners include Chief Kenton Buckner, Syracuse (NY) Police Department; Director Marcus Brown, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania-Department of Homeland Security; Chief Justice Jean Toal (Active Retired), State of South Carolina.

The knowledge and experience these individuals bring to CALEA ensures the organization continues to meet its mission of promoting professionalism within the field of public safety. CALEA congratulates and welcomes our new and returning Commissioners.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®) was created in 1979 as a credentialing authority through the joint efforts of law enforcement's major executive associations: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); National Sheriffs' Association (NSA); and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).

The purpose of CALEA's Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.

Specifically, CALEA's goals are to: Strengthen crime prevention and control capabilities; Formalize essential management procedures; Establish fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices; Improve service delivery; Solidify interagency cooperation and coordination; and Increase community and staff confidence in the agency.

The CALEA Accreditation Process is a proven modern management model; once implemented, it presents the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), on a continuing basis, with a blueprint that promotes the efficient use of resources and improves service delivery — regardless of the size, geographic location, or functional responsibilities of the agency. This accreditation program provides public safety agencies an opportunity to voluntarily
demonstrate that they meet an established set of professional standards based on industry best practices and approved by an all-volunteer board of commissioners.

W. Craig Hartley, Jr.,
CALEA Executive Director
(703) 352-4225, Extension 37


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