Public Safety Cadets
 
Board of Directors

Kent A. Jefferies
President

Mr. Jefferies has served in both local and federal law enforcement agencies for over 44 years. He became interested in a public service career while learning about all aspects of public safety as a youth volunteer with the Des Moines, Iowa Police Department in 1969.  Relocating to Washington, D.C. to pursue his desire to become a federal agent, he worked in mission support at Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters as a full-time employee at night while also attending George Mason University as a full-time student during the day.  Upon graduation, he served as a Police Officer with the Fairfax County, Virginia Police Department prior to receiving an appointment as a Special Agent for the U.S. Secret Service.

During his 21-year career with the Secret Service, he conducted criminal investigations in the Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Richmond Field Offices; was a member of the Counter Assault Team; a Senior Course Instructor in the Office of Training; and served in the Vice Presidential Protective Division and as a supervisor in the Presidential Protective Division (PPD).  During his assignment on PPD, he supervised critical incident management at the White House Complex and provided program management of the restricted airspace within the National Capital Region. In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on 9-11, he joined the Department of Homeland Security as a Supervisory Special Agent at Federal Air Marshal Service headquarters in 2002. 

Mr. Jefferies has held numerous key management positions during his career with the Federal Air Marshal Service in the headquarters offices of Field Operations, Flight Operations, Mission Support, Training Management and Security Services and Assessments.  Appointed to the Transportation Security Executive Service in 2009, he provided oversight of TSA’s Freedom Center managing the daily operations of three divisions; the Transportation Security Operations Center, the Emergency Preparedness Division and the Systems Operations Control Division. These components provide critical incident management, continuity of operations, and ensure the effective scheduling, deployment, and support of Federal Air Marshals worldwide. He also provided leadership to the original design, implementation, and operational management of the Federal Flight Deck Officer (commercial pilots) and Aviation Security Officer programs in support of the Arming Pilots Against Terrorism Act and general aviation security post September 11, 2001.  

Mr. Jefferies holds a Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia and attended graduate school at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.  He has completed the Leadership Development Program at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Mr. Jefferies is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and has volunteered support to work-place based programs that mentor youth interested in pursuing careers in Public Safety for over 40 years.



Kevin L. Parsons, PhD
Vice President

Kevin Parsons serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Armament Systems and Procedures, Inc. (ASP, Inc.), the company he founded in 1976.  Located in Appleton, Wisconsin, ASP, Inc. is a defensive compliance weapons manufacturer providing equipment and training to law enforcement and private security companies worldwide. ASP telescoping batons are widely used throughout the world as an intermediate use of force application.

Dr. Parsons began his career as a police academy instructor in firearms and defense tactics, and later designed use-of-force training systems for major law enforcement clients across the country. He earned a PhD in Police Management at Michigan State University and over the years, he has been a highly sought-after consultant, lecturer and expert witness, testifying over 500 times in defense of police agencies in nearly all 50 states. Dr. Parsons’ training focus was on the necessity of systems that were tactically sound, operationally feasible and legally defensible—and this real-world, street-proven approach informs the design of ASP products and training programs to this day.

Dr. Parsons is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, and has volunteered support to work-place based programs that mentor youth interested in careers in Public Safety for over 20 years.




Robert L. Tompkins

Treasurer

Mr. Tompkins is Senior Portfolio Manager for Selene Finance in Houston, Texas, managing the Goldman Sachs mortgage portfolio serviced at Selene.  An expert in mortgage servicing, he has held senior positions with various mortgage companies for over 37 years servicing a wide range of mortgage products including commercial and residential, as well as private and government related lending.  Mr. Tompkins received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Houston. 

He served with distinction as a youth volunteer with the Des Moines, Iowa Police Department, held the highest national elected office within that youth organization, was selected as a J. Edgar Hoover scholar and received Law Enforcement Exploring’s William H. Spurgeon Award.

He is a youth teacher at Houston’s First Baptist Church and has volunteered support to work-place based programs that mentor youth interested in careers in Public Safety for over 40 years.



Veid Muiznieks (Retired)
Secretary

Chief Muiznieks was born in a displaced persons camp in Munich, West Germany, just after World War II and immigrated to the United States with his Latvian parents and two brothers 2 ½ years later.  He has pursued a life of service ever since.  He served as a light weapons infantry paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division and was honorably discharged.

He was appointed a Police Officer with the Newport, Minnesota Police Department in 1975, rising through the ranks to become Chief in 2002, and retiring in 2009.  He also served on the St. Paul Park City Council for 12 years, served on the board of directors of the League of Minnesota Cities, and was the president of the Association of Metropolitan Municipalities.  He continues to serve as an Advisory Council Member of the Minnesota Combative Sports Commission and spends many hours refereeing amateur boxing on the local, regional, and national level.

Chief Muiznieks is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and remains engaged as the organization’s Chair of the Retired Chiefs Section, as well as a Sergeant-At-Arms member. He has served in many positions in the Northern Star Council/BSA over 31 years and has been honored with the Silver Antelope Award.  He has also volunteered support to work-place based programs that mentor youth interested in pursuing careers in Public Safety for over 20 years.



Sheriff Michael G. Mastronardy
Director
 
Sheriff Mastronardy currently serves the citizens of Ocean County, New Jersey.  He has over 40 years of law enforcement experience having worked his way up the ranks of the Toms River, New Jersey Police Department.  He was named Chief of the Department in 1992.  He served as Chief for 22 years until his retirement in December 2013. 

Sheriff Mastronardy graduated from Northeastern University in 1974 and John Jay College in 1979, obtaining a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.  He has served on the faculty as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University, Monmouth University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Sheriff Mastronardy currently serves as the President of the Sheriff’s Association of New Jersey and has service on the Juvenile Justice Committee.  He also currently serves on the National Sheriff’s Association committees for Immigration and Technology. He is the past president of the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association and the Ocean County Association of Chiefs of Police.  He has been a consultant to NOBLE (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives) on Cultural Diversity issues and serves on the New Jersey Human Relations Commission.

Sheriff Mastronardy has volunteered support to work-place based programs that mentor youth interested in pursuing careers in Public Safety for over 40 years.



Deputy Chief Roger E. ‘Ted’ Arnn
Director

A 25-year veteran of the Fairfax County, Virginia Police Department, Lieutenant Colonel Arnn was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2013 after commanding both the Internal Affairs Bureau and Patrol Bureau Division II which includes the Community Resources Division, the Gang Investigations Unit, the Safety Officer program, and Field Training Program.  He also served as the Police Department’s emergency management coordinator.

LTC Arnn began his career with the Fairfax County Police Department in high school as a member of the youth career preparation program run by the Department.  Following over five years of volunteer service in this program, he was hired as a Police Officer in 1993.  LTC Arnn has served in a variety of operational and administrative assignments during his career as he steadily rose through the ranks.  Command assignments as captain included Duty Officer, the Information Technology Bureau, and commander of the Mason District Station, LTC Arnn is known for engaging the community to work in partnership to prevent and fight crime while providing ethical leadership.

LTC Arnn earned his undergraduate degree from George Mason University and a graduate certificate from the University of Virginia.  Throughout his career, LTC Arnn has completed a variety of professional development programs including the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy and the West Point Leadership Program.  LTC Arnn also provided volunteer service to his alma mater as the president of the George Mason University Alumni Association from 2008 to 2010.  He was recognized by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce with a Bronze Medal of Valor in 2005 and is an active member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the FBI National Academy Associates.

LTC Arnn has supported work-place based programs that mentor youth interested in pursuing careers in Public Safety for over 30 years.



Michael K. Todd
Director

Mr. Todd is PMP credentialed and serves as the Senior Director of Programs, Empowered Official, and Export Compliance Director for SGI Global, LLC located in Alexandria, VA.  SGI Global, LLC is a U.S. Government contractor and provides specialized law enforcement and security training, intelligence analyst support, and consulting worldwide. He retired as a Supervisory Special Agent after 23 years of service with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration with both domestic and overseas assignments.

Mr. Todd is originally from Chicago, Illinois.  Prior to his service in the DEA, he was a Police Officer with the Lansing, Illinois Police Department for 10 years where one of his responsibilities was to provide guidance to the department’s youth Cadet Program. He performed additional service in support of youth programs and the community as a member of the Illinois Commission on Children (Committee on Youth and the Law), Chair of the Thornton Township/Cook County (IL) Youth Committee, Board Member of Monsignor Campagna’s Hoosier Boys Town, and Board Member of Chicago/Northwest Indiana WCAE Channel 50 Public Broadcasting Service television station.  He also is a long-time volunteer for the Special Olympics organization.

Mr. Todd is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, and has volunteered support to work-place based programs that mentor youth interested in pursuing careers in Public Safety for nearly 40 years.



Captain David J. Constantineau
Director

After growing up in Muskego, Wisconsin and earning an Associate’s Degree in Police Science from Waukesha County Technical Institute, David Constantineau was hired by the Muskego Police Department as a patrol officer in January 1987. 

During his career, he has received extensive training in numerous areas of police work, including the collection, processing and preservation of evidence, as well as advanced interview techniques. His experience includes assignment to the Waukesha County Metro Drug Enforcement Unit as an Acting Detective; Hostage Negotiator; and one of four Computer Voice Stress Analyzer operators in the department. 

In May 2001 he was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant, and then Lieutenant, serving as the supervisor in charge of Special Services, including the Detective Bureau and the School Resource and Community Resource programs. He was promoted to Captain in 2015 and currently serves as the agency’s second in command as the Operations Division Commander.

Captain Constantineau earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Mount Senario College. Throughout his career, he has completed a variety of professional development programs including the Command Officer Development Course offered by the Southern Police Institute through the University of Louisville and is a graduate of the 260th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy. He has served as the lead advisor to the department’s youth career preparation program providing young adults with an opportunity to become involved with and see the inner workings of law enforcement for over 15 years.




Michael J. Prout
Director

Michael Prout is the Director of Corporate Physical Security for Charter Communications, responsible for all physical security and investigations within the Northwest Region. Mr. Prout is based in Greenwood Village, CO, and oversees security planning and execution across eight states.
 
Mr. Prout is a 25-year veteran of the United States Marshals Service (USMS). In 2008, Mr. Prout was appointed to the Senior Executive Service, and until 2017 served as one of the seven law enforcement executives leading USMS national programs. Over those years, Mr. Prout led the Witness Security Program, the Office of Professional Responsibility, and the Judicial Security Division.
 
Mr. Prout holds a Master of Science degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York. He has attended the Army War College Commandant’s National Security Program, the Senior Management Institute for Police, the Advanced Threat Academy and the National Counter Terrorism Seminar in Israel.

He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the American Society of Industrial Security, earned the rank of Eagle Scout and has volunteered support to work-place based programs that mentor youth interested in pursuing careers in Public Safety for the past 20 years.  He resides with his family in the Denver area.



Rhonda M. Glover
Director

Rhonda Glover recently completed a spectacular 34-year career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Born in Annapolis, MD and raised in Washington, DC, she entered on duty as a mission support employee with the Technical Services Division at FBI Headquarters in August 1984.  Steadily promoting through positions in the Laboratory Division as a photographer and later as an Investigative Specialist assigned to the Special Surveillance Group working Foreign Counterintelligence matters in the New York Field Office.

In September 1988, Ms. Glover was appointed to the position of Special Agent and assigned to the Newark Field Office upon graduation from new agent’s training at Quantico, VA.  While in the Newark Office, she worked drug violations, was a member of it’s inaugural Evidence Response Team and worked major investigations such as TWA 800 and UNIBOM.  She also worked criminal investigations in the Washington, DC Field Office prior to being promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in the Criminal Investigative Division at FBIHQ in March 2000.  After completing assignment to the Inspection Division, she was promoted to return to the Newark Division to oversee traditional Organized Crime matters in June 2005. During that assignment she initiated an Intelligence Program squad of Special Agents focused on the development of human intelligence.

In September 2009, Ms. Glover was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the New Haven Field Office overseeing the National Security Branch, comprised of the Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, Cyber and Intelligence programs.  During her assignment in New Haven she also provided program management for Violent Crimes, White Collar Crime, Violent Gangs, Public Corruption, Violent Crimes Against Children, Financial Management and Support Services. She also served as the division’s Leadership Coordinator and Compliance Officer. In March 2015, Ms. Glover was assigned to the Human Resources Division at FBIHQ in Washington, DC where she served as the Acting Unit Chief with oversight of the Onboarding New Employees Program, a program to assist new employees in the navigation of their first year of employment with the FBI. During that assignment she also served as the Program Manager for the Professional Development Program where she was responsible for the delivery of professional development content.

Ms. Glover earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and a Master of Science degree in Management from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.  She is currently enrolled at the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ pursuing a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Organizational Development.  She also holds a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Management from the Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Ms. Glover is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and a lifetime member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) where she has served as the National Youth Committee Chairperson since 2002. She has received numerous awards to include the prestigious FBI Director’s Award, an Honorary Doctorate in Humanitarian Services from the Lincoln College of New England, and the Johns Hopkins University 2018 Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Service.