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Erin Vermilye

Senior Director of Strategy and Engagement



Erin Vermilye, Senior Director for Strategy and Engagement, joined the National Policing Institute in October 2023. Before joining NPI, she served over 20 years in public safety organizations. 

Erin has focused much of her career on building and maintaining authentic relationships with key stakeholders, government agencies, community organizations, private sector entities, and other nonprofits. These strong connections across the field have allowed her to build the trust and partnership essential to moving programs and organizations forward. She brings extensive experience analyzing and assessing developments in the broader law enforcement profession and draws on that knowledge to align programs and strategic initiatives to support law enforcement, government, and community needs. 

As a senior executive at the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Erin worked to address systemic challenges in law enforcement to align policing with the needs of diverse communities. She was responsible for leading and mentoring a professional staff as they worked to advance the policing profession and serve the Association through Leadership Training, Professional Services, the Annual Conference and Exposition, Membership Services and Engagement, Communications, Research, Police Chief magazine, as well as IACPnet and IACPlearn, two online services, focused on policy development, application, and virtual training. 

As Senior Director for Strategy and Engagement, Erin is responsible for collaboratively leading the development and implementation of NPI’s strategic initiatives and engaging with stakeholders and related audiences to advance our mission. 

Areas of Focus

  • Lead strategic projects and initiatives
  • Build and establish relationships with key audiences
  • Support strategic planning
  • Identify and monitor emerging policing issues

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