John A Campanella, SHRM-SCP Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Police Practices & Procedures and Law Enf & Criminal Justice

Specialty Focus: Police policy, police fatigue, police misconduct, criminal defense, civil, police, investigations, pursuit, detention, prosecution, neglect of duty, fail to train, negligent retention, arrest, false arrest, law enforcement, evidence, use of force, handcuffing, police procedures

Education: MS Organizational Leadership, Wilmington University; BS General Studies Leadership, Wilmington University; AAS Fire Protection Engineering, Delaware Technical; Certificate, FBI National Academy 239th Session

Years in Practice: 2


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John Campanella is an innovator who has been identifying emerging issues, driving change and constant improvement in public service for over three decades. John retired in September 2017 from the Delaware State Police after thirty-two years at the rank of Captain serving his last four years as the Director of Human Resources. John’s career included increasingly responsible roles and mastery in the areas of law enforcement, risk management, organizational and policy development, compliance, accreditation, project management, training, human resources, and executive level leadership. John led pivotal cultural changes within the Delaware State Police in areas such as fatigue management, special or secondary employment, and staffing and resource allocation. John has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and is a Senior Certified Human Resources Professional. John is currently a risk management consultant, trainer, law enforcement subject matter expert, and a certified assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Additionally, John is a volunteer firefighter with over 15 years of experience, serving in administrative appointed positions, chairing committees, engineering, and driver’s training on fire apparatus.