Our Associates

Our Associates are successful business people (all with public safety experience) selected for skills that complement ours and values that we share. As the project managers, we work with you to understand the current issues and to determine the consulting skills needed for success. We then form a team and subcontract with associate consultants to provide a full-service solution. As a client, you get the benefit of a broad range of expertise without the overhead typically associated with a large consulting firm.

Rev. Dr. Shawn Moore

Rev. Dr. Shawn Moore

Dr. Moore is the lead trainer on Implicit Bias for Initial Defense, which has trained more than a thousand police officers within the State of Minnesota since 2010.

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It was Albert Einstein who said, “The only source of knowledge is experience,” and with that let us share with you Shawn’s source of knowledge. Shawn has over 20 years of professional experience in the field of Cultural Competency, Implicit Bias, and Reconciliation studies.

His work has included being the first Youth Liaison at Mall of America; the first Community Liaison in the Mounds View School District; a Community and Cultural Coordinator for North St. Paul School District; coordinating the Scholars Program at Century College; Director of Community Engagement and Service Learning at Bethel University; and now Adjunct Professor at Bethel University and Metro State University. Shawn is also the lead trainer on Implicit Bias for Initial Defense, which has trained more than a thousand police officers within the State of Minnesota since 2010.

Throughout Shawn’s work experience, he has been tasked with the responsibility to teach and facilitate cross-cultural, conflict resolution, and community engagement workshops and trainings. Shawn has also gained valuable experience from his time living abroad – having lived in Guam for 4 years, and spending significant time in Japan, Korea, China, the Philippines, Australia, and South Africa.

Shawn has a Doctor of Ministry with a focus in Public Theology, where his particular field of study is racial reconciliation. Shawn’s hands-on experience, creativity, and insight gained through his various experiences make Shawn a great trainer, coach, and facilitator. Shawn comes with high energy and creativity as it relates to his public speaking, and he is able to tap into the intimacy of sensitive issues without overwhelming his audience.

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Sue Williams

Sue Williams

Sue retired from the City of Madison (WI) Police Department in 2019 after 31 years of service with her last assignment being the Assistant Chief of Support Services and Community Outreach.

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During Sue’s career she worked in both operations and support services, and developed strong teaching, coaching and mentoring skills through her many assignments.  She enjoyed being a field training officer, a Training Officer responsible for pre-service and in-service instruction, the Criminal Intelligence Sergeant, a Detective Lieutenant for the Central District and the Captain of Personnel and Training where she oversaw the annual multi-step hiring process for seven years resulting in the hiring of over 150 officers.  Sue facilitated the development of the department’s promotional process assessment center and participated on the departments Leadership Development Team and the Policy and Procedure Review Committee.

Sue earned her BA in Physical Education from Hope College and was working on a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in area of Physical Education: Motor Development when she got hired by the Madison Police Department.  In 2003, Sue earned the Medal of Valor Award for her involvement in the response to a botched bank armed robbery.


Mary Schauf

Mary Schauf

Mary has 29 years of experience in policing, and was a trainer at the Leadership Academy, focusing on process improvement, incident response, and leadership training for new supervisors.

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Mary’s background includes policing, teaching, and training. Mary served with the City of Madison (WI) Police Department, rising through the ranks and retiring as a Captain of Police, assign to the Training Team. She has extensive experience in operational leadership serving in command roles in two different city police districts, experience in Professional Standards, and retired from her position as the Captain of the Training Team in 2019. Throughout her career, Mary was actively involved in training in the Leadership Academy, focusing on process improvement, incident response, and leadership training for new supervisors.

Additional work experiences include teaching policing courses at Edgewood College, Madison, WI as an Adjunct Instructor, and she currently works as a Professional Consultant for the State of Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry.

Mary is a Wisconsin Certified Public Manager. Her capstone work was related to a blended learning model for new police sergeants, for which she was awarded an Askew Award. She is a current certified Wisconsin Law Enforcement Instructor, and is a certified Ethics Instructor. Prior to her work in law enforcement she earned an M.S.Ed. from Northern Illinois University, while working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.


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