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Ramon Batista

Ramon has 34 years of experience in policing, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety and Homeland Security and a Master of Science degree in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. The former Police Chief for Mesa, AZ PD, is a Fellow at the National Police Foundation, a current member of the Police Executive Research Forum, PERF; and a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and many others.

Mark D Ziska

Mark currently serves as the Chair of the Arizona State Personnel Board as the human resource industry representative to the five member state board. He’s also the former Senior Director (VP) of Human Resources for Raytheon, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of advanced missile and directed energy systems. 


It can’t just be all on the police, it has also got to be on the community. It has got to be on civic leaders. It has got to be on churches. It has got to be on elected officials to try to create these kinds of conversations before crises happen.

Barack Obama

Officers who feel respected by their organizations are more likely to bring this respect into their interactions with the people they serve.

Daigle Law Group

Law enforcement should embrace a guardian rather than a warrior mindset to build trust and legitimacy both within agencies and with the public.

Val Van Brocklin

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