SME: Public Affairs and Administration
Certified Police Instructor
Certified ICITAP Master Instructor
Supervisor and Administrator Leadership Development
Area of Study: Public Affairs and Administration
Dr. Reece holds four (4) academic degrees, most recent a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs and Administration from Western Michigan University. His research concentrations were Racial Profiling: the Michigan Department of State Police response and the Economic Impacts of Casino Gaming on Rural Michigan Communities. As Deputy Director of the Benton Harbor Police Department, he
completed thirty-five (35) years of Michigan police experience added to time with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department, the Michigan Department of State Police. He served sixteen (16) years as a street officer specializing in criminal investigations, automobile theft, and narcotics. The following fourteen (14) years involved mid-level supervision and international law enforcement planning. His most recent service involved municipal law enforcement, dispatch operations, emergency management, and homeland security in Berrien County, Michigan. He has accumulated a wide range of skills, talent and experience during this career. His instructional experience with the Michigan Department of State Police involved Supervisor and Administrator Leadership development training. He has been an instructor in firearms, marine safety, auto theft, criminal investigation, narcotics, criminal database management, community policing, school resource liaison, ethics, project management, and planning. Dr. Reece co-authored department organizational texts Uniform Sergeant Operational Skills Manual, and the Property-Evidence Handbook. A current member of the CIVPOL Alumni Association and past member of the Police Futurists International (PFI), International Association of Law Enforcement Planners (IALEP), and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, State and Provincial Police Planning Officers where he held the North Central Board Chairmanship for three (3) years. He holds an International Master Instructor certificate from the International Criminal Investigation and Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) He contracted with Military Professional Resources Incorporated (MPRI), of Alexandria, Virginia in February 7, 2008 to provide instructional assistance in northern Iraqi under the U.S. Department of Justice, instructing Kurdish Assayh Police Administration and Command. His extended stay in Baghdad, Iraq with DynCorp International and the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office developed senior management curriculum for the Baghdad Police College.