NPI's Fellowship Program

Fellows at the National Policing Institute (NPI) are current or former members of criminal justice organizations whose knowledge, experience, and skills help support and advance NPI's mission. Fellows serve on subject-matter working groups, focused on areas aligned with NPI's strategic priorities, to help ensure NPI is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of the practical needs of law enforcement organizations and practitioners. Fellows work on specific projects, represent NPI in meetings and conferences, and develop substantive thought pieces and resources to address the pressing issues facing policing. Fellows serve for three-year terms, renewable once by NPI's president.

Current Policing Fellows

Application Process

Individuals interested in serving as an Institute fellow must apply using NPI’s Fellowship Program application form. Applications open in April of each calendar year and must be submitted by June 30th to be considered for selection in that calendar year. Application materials submitted outside of this application window, or materials that are incomplete, will not be considered.

For more information about eligibility criteria, the selection process, or program expectations, please review our Fellowship Program governance information.

Former Fellows

The National Policing Institute recognizes the following individuals for their prior contributions as fellows:

Lt. Frank Tona
Dep. Commissioner Nola Joyce (Ret.)
Investigator Kenneth Ehrman, DPA
Chief Shon Barnes
Chief Debora Black
Chief Jim Blocker
Chief Rick Braziel
Deputy Director John Buchanan
Chief Mark Chaires, Ph.D.
Major David Dalton
Chief David Dominguez
Director Wes Farmer
Sgt. Matthew Faulk
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri
Chief Jeffrey Hadley
Chief Mark Helms
Chief Maris Herold

Chief Ronnell Higgins
Director Thomas Hoffman
Commander Kevin Huddle
Chief Keith Humphrey
Chief Eric Jones
Chief Michael Meehan
Bernard Melekian, DPPD
Dan Merkle
Chief Michael Miller
Chief John Perez
Deputy Chief Adrienne Quigley
Chief Cynthia Renaud
Director Eddie Reyes
Dep. Director Ellen Scrivner, Ph.D.
Chief Jennifer Tejada
Chief Walt Tibbet
Commander Rachel Tolber

Dep. Superintendent Dan Wagner
Chief Paul Walters
Lt. William Baskay
Sgt. Roger Callese
Sgt. Roy Davis
Detective Matthew Dotts
Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, Ph.D.
Sgt. David Mason
Sgt. Renee Mitchell
Special Agent Tamirra Robinson
Sgt. Greg Stewart
Sgt. Jose Villanueva, Ph.D.
Sgt. Danny Miller
Detective Chase Wetherington
Detective Sergeant John R. Elliott
Assistant Commissioner Stuart Greer