Sergeant Roger Callese, Ed.D.


Roger Callese is a sergeant with the Round Lake Beach (IL) Police Department. He is the cofounder of the Municipal Leadership Institute where he serves as the program manager of the Leadership Development Program. He is an adjunct professor at the University of the Potomac, a grant application peer reviewer for the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and a subject matter expert and trainer for the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC). He is the owner of Prōtēan Consulting, LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that conducts public safety training and education.

His instructor certifications include use of force, firearms, procedural justice, and Integrating Communications Assessment and Tactics (ICAT).

He has conducted original research in decision-making, tactics, mentoring, procedural justice and presented at national and international conferences. His professional memberships include the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing (ASEBP), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), Midwest Criminal Justice Association (MCJA), and the Society for Judgment and Decision Making (SJDM).

Dr. Callese holds an Associate in Applied Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science of Education, Post-baccalaureate Certification in Police Executive Administration, Master of Science in Education, and a Doctor of Education (Interdisciplinary Leadership with Public Safety Concentration). He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command and ILETSBEI’s Police Executive Role in the 21st Century.

He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a combat veteran of the U.S. Navy.