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Ronal Serpas, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice, Criminology and Justice

Dr. Ronal W. Serpas is a Professor of Practice – Criminology and Justice, Loyola University New Orleans and recently retired from a 34-year career in American law enforcement. The last 13 years of his law enforcement career he served as the police superintendent in New Orleans, police chief in Nashville and chief of the Washington State Patrol. Serpas is a Past Vice President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the current Chair of the IACP Community Policing Committee and a founding Co-Chair of the IACP Research Advisory Committee. Serpas is the founding Co-Chair of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration. Serpas serves as an Executive Fellow to the Police Foundation, a National Advisory Board Member to Cure Violence and a National Advisory Board Member to the National Police Research Platform.