Leadership & Staff

Jennifer Davis-Lamm, MSCJ

Senior Program Manager

Jennifer has been with the Caruth Police Institute since it opened in 2008; she currently develops and implements programming for special topics in police leadership. Her interests include organizational communication, mentoring programs, women in police leadership, and health and wellness for police organizations. Before her tenure at CPI, she spent eight years in program management and leadership with a non-profit public health organization and worked as a researcher for a criminal justice consulting group. Jennifer earned her Master of Science in Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas in 2004. She currently volunteers with the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center as a victim advocate.

Shayna Vincent

Academic Program Manager

Shayna Vincent joined the Caruth Police Institute staff as Program Assistant in April 2010. She previously worked at PaxUnited National Mediation Center in Carrollton, Texas where she assisted in implementing a nationally recognized peer mediation program. Shayna earned a Master’s in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Texas at Arlington. She volunteers as a Dallas Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children.

Jane Dillard

Administrative Specialist


CPI Course Faculty

CPI's leadership classes feature a diverse group of highly-qualified instructors from a variety of backgrounds. Current and retired law enforcement officers, from chiefs to patrol officers who are subject matter experts, play a big role in our courses--but we also recruit instructors from the private sector, from non-profit management, from health and wellness professions, and from academia. The result: our graduates get input from a diverse, well-rounded group of professionals whose insight helps them to think differently about problem solving, career and personal development, and leadership.