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Fort Wayne Police Academy, 1981

Family Violence Instructor, Training Project on Family Violence,  1992

AAS Purdue University, 1992

Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling, Purdue Univ. 1992

Certification in Social Service, Purdue Univ. 1992

BS Purdue University, 2003

National FBI Academy Session #212 graduate, 2003

Advanced Threat Assessment Academy, Gavin de Becker and Associates, 2019

Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, Alliance for HOPE International, 2019



Director of Security for Fort Wayne Community Schools

the largest school corporation in the State of Indiana 

July 2013 to February 2019 

  • Responsible for the safety and security of approximately 30,000 students, 4,500 employees, and 52 schools and 10 additional buildings.


Nearly thirty-two year veteran of the Fort Wayne, IN Police Department

  • Advanced training in hostage negotiations, mental illness, supervision, Internal Affairs investigations, and family violence. 

  • Promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant in 1990 and to Lieutenant in 1996. 

  • In March of 2000, named the first female Director of Training for the Fort Wayne Police Training Center and promoted to the rank of Captain. 

  • In September 2005, returned to the Patrol Division to oversee the annexation of 25,000 citizens into the City of Fort Wayne. 

  • Promoted to Deputy Chief in May 2006, and served as the Director of Training for the Fort Wayne Police Training Center. 

  • Davis gave expert witness testimony in the landmark case of the Estate of Paula Ross v. Town of Gaston, IN civil lawsuit, and she has testified in numerous additional civil and criminal trials throughout the country as an expert witness. 

  • Davis testified before the House in 2003 to support the creation of a criminal statute in the State of Indiana concerning a convicted batterer in possession of a firearm.

  • She is the owner and President of Davis Corporate Training, Inc., a private consulting business. 



Meritorious Service Citation for actions above and beyond the call of duty in rescuing a victim from a burning vehicle, Fort Wayne Police Department, 1983


Indiana Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award given by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, October 1998


Jane Novak Award from Park Center, Inc. for advocacy, education, public awareness, consumer and family support, and service integration in mental health resources, September 2001


Meritorious Service Citation for development and implementation of the Crisis Intervention Team Program, March 2002


Citizen of the Year Award by the National Association of Social Workers Indiana Chapter for outstanding contributions to the community and promoting the quality of Social Services, March 2002


Hope Award by the YWCA of Fort Wayne for confronting violence against women, March 2002


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill award for continued support of the Crisis Intervention Team Program, October 2003


Harlene Bartlett award from the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence for “outstanding service to the community including those affected by family violence”, October 2004


Stephen L. VonRiesen Lecturer of Merit Award from the National College of District Attorneys Education Division, October 2006


ATHENA Award given by the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce in recognition for professional excellence, providing valuable service to the community, and for assisting women in their attainment of professional goals and leadership skills, March 2007


Community Hero Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, November 2010


Commitment to Ending Violence in the Community Award

Center for Nonviolence, October 2011


Alumni Citation Award

Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne, December 2011


Lifetime Achievement Award

Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement, Denver, CO, September 2012


Nominated for the YWCA’s Peggy Hobbs Volunteer Award

May 2017



Instructor for the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in the areas of family violence, diversity, ethics, and women in policing;                            

  • Family violence instructor 1992-2009 for the Family Violence

  • Training Project; instructor for the Fort Wayne Police Training

  • Center and the Regional Community Policing Institute, Fort Wayne, IN;

  • Guest instructor at Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne and the University of St. Francis

  • Instructor in police-involved domestic violence and investigating domestic violence cases for the International Association of Women Police, 2000

  • Instructor for the National District Attorneys Association Conference on Domestic Violence 1999-2011

  • Family violence instructor for the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2004-present

  • Lecturer for the Ontario Provincial Police, 2003

  • Lecturer on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada for victim advocates, police, and tribal nations; and other local, state and national conferences throughout the United States.



  • Fort Wayne Police Department Domestic Violence Protocol

  • Fort Wayne Police Department Officer-Involved Domestic Violence Protocol

  • Fort Wayne Police Department Crisis Intervention Team Protocol

  • Co-author of the Misuse of Police Powers in Officer Involved Domestic Violence

  • Co-author of Developing Policies for Police-Involved Domestic Violence

  • Author of “His Target” published by ICADV and the Abuse of Power Website

  • Author of Law Enforcement’s Response to a Mental Health Crisis,

  • Fort Wayne Medicine Quarterly, Fall 2008



  • International Association of Women Police; Mayor’s Commission on Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Harassment 1996-2006

  • Domestic Violence Task Force 1996-2006

  • Rape Task Force 2005-2018

  • Fraternal Order of Police 1981-2013

  • Board of Directors, Park Center, Inc. Fall of 2001-September 2010

  • Board of Directors Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence August 2002-August 2013

  • Advisor to the Battered Women’s Justice Project Fall 2002 to 2009

  • Chair of the Governor’s Council for the Prevention and Treatment of Family Violence, August 2004 – May 2008

  • Board of Directors Women’s Bureau March 2006-March 2012

  • Board of Directors Fort Wayne YWCA April 2006-May 2009 and May 2018-present

  • Board of Directors Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana May 2010-May 2017 and May 2018-present

  • Advisory Board Member Criminal Justice Program, Ivy Tech Northeast College, August 2010-January 2019

  • Board of Directors Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center January 2014-present

  • Board of Directors The Euell Wilson Center May 2017-Present


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