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Chief of Police (Retired)
Chief Carmen Best (Retired) served with the Seattle Police Department for 28 years, beginning as an entry-level patrol officer and later becoming the first African American woman Chief of Police, managing approximately 2000 sworn and civilian employees before retiring in 2020. Prior to becoming Chief of Police, she served as Deputy Chief, overseeing the Patrol Operations, Investigations, and Special Operations Bureaus, as well as the Community Outreach section.
Currently, Chief Best serves as the Leadership Council Chair for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Seattle. She is the Vice-Chair of Exploring for the Learning for Life National Executive Board and serves on the National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee. She is the Chair of the Human and Civil Rights Committee (HCRC) for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and was recently on the IACP Board of Directors, and co-chair of the Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force (LEITF) – both groups with which she maintains an affiliation.
Chief Best holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University. She has completed the FBI National Executive Institute (NEI), the FBI National Academy, the Criminal Justice Executive Leadership Academy, the Major Cities Chiefs Association Police Executive Leadership Institute, and the Senior Management Institute for Police.
Retired Sheriff Greg Hamilton led the Travis County Sheriff’s Department in Austin, Texas, for more than a decade. His exemplary leadership positively impacted not only Texas but countless communities across the nation. His dedication and leadership allowed him to rise to key leadership positions, and numerous boards and committees to include: Chief of Enforcement at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), President of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA), President of FBI-LEEDA, President of the Central Texas Chapter of National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Advisory Board Member for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), and Commissioner for the Criminal Justice Commission for Credible Leadership Development (CJC-CLD), along with many others.
Sheriff Hamilton’s national reputation as a leader who truly cares and makes a difference caused him to be selected as one of the Top 50 law enforcement leaders from around the world to participate in the 2015 and 2016 Public Safety Summit: Growing Capacity and Legitimacy hosted by Harvard University. This summit brought senior law enforcement leaders together to explore the immediate challenges in public safety and define transformational strategies to deliver better-policing outcomes and strengthen legitimacy over the long-term.
Chief of Police
Chief Terry Nichols is an innovative, team-oriented, and visionary leader with more than 30 years of law enforcement experience. Terry served in numerous leadership roles within the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) to include Operations, Criminal Investigations, SWAT Operations, and Administration & Training. He was a vital member of the command staff.
Upon retiring from the SMPD, Chief Nichols served as the Assistant Director of the multi-agency, internationally recognized, Texas State University Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center and facilities. He led the acquisition of more than $40 million in grant funding and managed the training of over 90,000 officers.
Chief Nichols has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and is a graduate of the Leadership in Police Organizations through the IACP. He is a noted author of countless professional articles in state and national publications. He is a recognized expert in tactical operations and spoken on the subject at the state and federal levels for many years. Chief Nichols continues to serve as a distinguished Chief of Police in Central Texas.
Director Maurice “Moe” Denbow started his career in the United States Army Military Police. He proudly served in the 101st Airborne Division and numerous other global assignments to include Germany, Central America, and the South Pacific. Maurice served in numerous executive leadership roles such as Assistant Manager of Operations, SWAT Commander, Command Duty Officer of Security Operations, Special Investigator, etc.
After his military service, Maurice distinguished himself in several executive leadership positions within the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Memphis, Tennessee, for over 20 years. His leadership roles ranged from the Administrator of Planning, Research, & Logistics, Manager of Facilities, Fleet and Grants, Assistant Manager of Accreditation and Policy, and others.
Maurice earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and attended numerous executive leadership and tactical instructor courses during his distinguished career. He has taught thousands of police officers in a wide variety of skills. His dedication and commitment to public service continue while serving in leadership roles of local, regional, and state boards and commissions.
Dr. Tania Glenn
PsyD, LCSW, CCTP
Dr. Tania Glenn is the president of Tania Glenn and Associates (TGA), PA a clinical practice in Austin, TX that is focused on promoting resilience, critical incident response, and peer support team training and activation. As a leading national clinician in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Dr. Glenn specializes in working with emergency responders, the military, and the aviation community.
As a licensed clinician with twenty-nine years of experience, Dr. Glenn deployed to Oklahoma City in 1995, New York City in 2001, New Orleans in 2005, and Dallas in 2016 in support of law enforcement officers, firefighters, and national guardsman who responded to the Murrah Federal Building, World Trade Center terrorist attacks the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Dallas Police shootings. Recognized nationally, Dr. Glenn’s clients include a host of Texas and Arizona Police, Fire and EMS Departments, commercial aviation, and air medical programs. She is the Clinical Director for several peer support teams with her unique perspective on special operations competencies.
Dr. Glenn is a noted author with numerous books dealing with mental health, PTSD, first responders, military, and family. Additionally, she has been involved in several documentaries dealing directly with mental health trauma. Her passion for helping those in need is a true value add to our mission at Safety Publications.
Dr. Kimberly Hill is a highly experienced clinical pharmacist with over 20-years of serving in key clinical and leadership positions. She started her career as a Poison Information Specialist with the Texas Poison Center. She was responsible for immediate treatment advice and assistance in cases of exposure to poisonous or hazardous substances, and all aspects of drug and poison information.
After being married to a Law Enforcement Officer for over 20 years, Dr. Hill became passionate about criminal cases involving the use of prescription medication while operating motor vehicles. Dr. Hill is a seasoned expert witness in misdemeanor and felony criminal court cases involving drugs. She has been a valuable resource for prosecutors and defense attorneys for years.
Dr. Hill is currently the Director of Pharmacy for Cardinal Health and oversees a team of pharmacists and technicians who provide remote, after-hours, pharmacy services to help pharmacies, hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency, and improving quality. With approximately 50,000 employees worldwide, Cardinal Health ranks among the top 25 on the Fortune 500.
Dr. Hill completed her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Kim Hill
Directory of Pharmacy
Assistant Fire Chief (Retired)
Assistant Chief George Blackmore retired as the Chief of Special Operations and Homeland Security, for the Austin Fire Department (AFD), Austin, Texas, after 32 years of dedicated service. During his distinguished career, he led in several notable roles, such as the head of AFD’s Terrorism Task Force, which was involved in overseas interactions with Iraqi firefighters and police officers. Chief Blackmore’s regional, statewide, national, and international leadership experiences in the fire, emergency management, and homeland security fields are an invaluable asset to our Safety Publications Team.
In the public safety profession, Chief Blackmore is known as a trusted advisor that provides executive leadership that matters during the most complex of challenges. His years of experience as the Safety Officer for Texas Task Force 1 and the Incident Commander for the Capital Area Type-3 Incident Management Team, allowed him to engage in areas of regional, statewide, and national significance.
Chief Blackmore holds a bachelor’s degree, graduated from the West Point Leadership Academy, the Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate Academy, and numerous executive courses at the National Fire Academy (NFA).
Robert Almonte was appointed by President Barack Obama as the United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas in 2010 where he served for six years until 2016. Under his leadership, the Western District of Texas was one of the top Districts in the United States Marshals Service in arrests of dangerous fugitives. He also implemented the first U.S. Marshals Citizens Academy in the history of the U.S. Marshals Service. He had previously retired from the El Paso, Texas Police Department after 25 years of service. He spent most of his career in narcotics investigations and retired as a Deputy Chief in 2003. As the Narcotics Commander with the EPPD, he championed innovative programs like the Hotel/Motel Narcotics Interdiction Unit and the West Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Stash House Task Force, both of which yielded successful apprehensions through community-policing initiatives. The West Texas HIDTA Stash House Task Force earned the prestigious Task Force 2000 White House Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) award for “Outstanding HIDTA Interdiction Unit”. Robert Almonte has received numerous awards, including the prestigious 2018 Frederic Milton Thrasher Award for Superior Accomplishments in Gang Investigations, the 1999 White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) award for National “Outstanding HIDTA Task Force Commander”, a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition in 2003 as well as an Award Citation from the United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico regarding his testimony on two major drug cases.
Throughout his career, he has collaborated with his colleagues across the nation on narcotics issues, holding leadership positions such as the Executive director of the Texas Narcotic Officers’ Association, where he once served three terms as President for the association and as Vice-President for the National Narcotic Officers’ Association Coalition. He is the author of two published books: “The Evolution of Narcotics Investigations” and “Managing Covert Operations”, as well as the creator and producer for the law enforcement training video: “Patron Saints of the Mexican Drug Underworld”. He has traveled extensively throughout the United States training law enforcement officers on narcotics investigations. Robert Almonte has been qualified as an expert witness in federal and state court and has testified regarding Santa Muerte and other “patron saints” related to criminal activities.
He attended El Paso Community College and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University.
Deputy Chief (Retired)
Michael Davis has over 23 years of professional experience working in criminal justice organizations. He was the Academy Supervisor at the AACOG Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy, the Captain of the Patrol Division for the Shavano Park Police Department, and the Deputy Chief Director of Training, Policy, and Planning at the Bexar County Sheriff’s Academy. Mike has trained thousands of sworn and civilian personnel locally and internationally and has written, received, and managed grant projects totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. He has received numerous community recognition awards for implementing evidence-based initiatives and he hosts a monthly leadership podcast aimed at influencing, recognizing, and building community partnerships.
Mike earned two degrees from the San Antonio College in Criminal Justice, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a master’s degree from Texas State University from the College of Occupational Workforce Leadership Studies, and a Master Certification in Professional Ethics. He began his career in the early 90’s working in a Texas Mental Health Court and served as a university, municipal, and county officer rising through the ranks from Patrol Officer to Deputy Chief.
He is a professional development trainer, policy specialist, grant writer, asset management specialist, change management specialist, and curriculum developer. Having attended numerous leadership and graduate leadership courses, Mike created much of the leadership curriculum for the Department of State INL – US/Mexico Police Professionalization Exchange Program used by Global Ties US. He is the Chair of the Bexar County DWI Task Force, Vice President for the Texas Police Association Executive Board, and founder of Archangel Professional Leadership. Mike returned to service after retirement and is a staff trainer, FUSION officer, policy consultant, grant writer, and Criminal Investigator assigned to the Mental Health Unit at the Bexar County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.