Dr. Ronal W. Serpas is a Professor of Practice – Criminology and Justice, Loyola University New Orleans and recently retired from a 34-year career in American law enforcement. The last 13 years of his law enforcement career he served as the police superintendent in New Orleans, police chief in Nashville and chief of the Washington State Patrol. Serpas is a Past Vice President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the current Chair of the IACP Community Policing Committee and a founding Co-Chair of the IACP Research Advisory Committee. Serpas is the founding Co-Chair of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration. Serpas serves as an Executive Fellow to the Police Foundation, a National Advisory Board Member to Cure Violence and a National Advisory Board Member to the National Police Research Platform. Dr. Serpas has published several articles including: Beyond Compstat: Accountability Driven Leadership, The Next Step in Accountability Driven Leadership: Compstating the Compstat Data, and, Accountability Driven Leadership: Assessing Quality versus Quantity; gun violence in America, Illegal Gun Crimes: A View from the Streets; police disciplinary systems, An Employee Disciplinary System that Makes Sense; the use of termination for police employees who are untruthful, The Untruthful Employee: Is Termination the Only Response?; a co-author on crime following disaster, Changes and Challenges in Crime and Criminal Justice After Disaster; The Future of Violent Crime Abatement in New Orleans, Implementing the Principles of Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy, and the need for actionable research to help guide American police executives.
Ph.D., University of New Orleans