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P.O. Box 396
Dover, NH 03821
t: 603-749-2435
f: 804-445-9023


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DETROIT INDEPENDENT MONITOR TEAM

detroit spirit logo In October, 2009, Robert Warshaw was selected to serve as the Independent Monitor and Police Performance Solutions, LLC, to provide the team to monitor the Consent Judgments involving the United States Department of Justice, the City of Detroit, Michigan and the Detroit Police Department (DPD).

The PPS LLC Team provided monitoring of compliance with 201 substantive and procedural requirements of two consent decrees. The monitoring team included law enforcement and corrections professionals of high integrity who possessed recognized subject matter expertise and a wealth of actual monitoring experience.

Leadership of the Detroit Monitoring Team is provided by:

Chief Robert Warshaw Monitor.

Chief Charles Reynolds Deputy Monitor.


Members of the team represent a wide variety of law enforcement and corrections experience and expertise. The team includes:

Lt. Colonel (ret) John R. Brown, who recently retired from the Pennsylvania State Police as Deputy Commissioner, where he had executive authority over the Department’s Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards, Department Discipline Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Office, Heritage Affairs Office, Office of Risk Management/Early Intervention Program, Bureau of Training and Education, Bureau of Human Resources, Member Assistance Program and Recruitment and Special Services Office, joined the team in May, 2010.

Division Chief (ret) Rachel M. Burgess Los Angeles County (CA) Sheriff's Department.

Commander (ret) John M. Girvin retired from the Rochester NY Police Department where he enjoyed an extensive career. For six years his command of the Inspection Services Diivision of the Department included Internal Affairs. He is a qualified police instructor in the NYcertified to teach in many topical areas including Managing Criminal Investigations, Performance Evaluation, Counseling and Discipline, Roles of the Supervisor, Pursuit Policy, Labor Relations/Negotiations, and Leadership, Ethics and Integrity He has served as a CALEA evaluator and is currently a magistrate in the NY state system.

Chief (ret) Eduardo Gonzalez* Deputy Director, Miami-Dade (FL) Police Department; Chief Tampa (FL) Police Department, and Director, United States Marshal's Service.

Chief (ret) Melvin C. High began his law enforcement career as a Metropolitan Washington Police Officer in 1969 and, prior to his retirement in 1993, worked his way through its ranks serving in several executive positions, including Inspector, Deputy Chief and Assistant Chief. He then served as Chief of the Norfolk, VA, Police Department, for ten years where he introduced strategies that revised recruitment and retention and brought the Department to full staffing while increasing the number of women, African Americans and civilian professional staff. Chief High served as Chief of the Prince George's County Police Department from 2003 to 2009 and oversaw the successful execution of its Memorandum of Agreement with the USDOJ. His insights into the Independent Monitoring process are well founded and based on his first-hand experience.

John M. Klofas, Ph.D is a professor of the Criminal Justice Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester New York. He received his doctorate from SUNY-Albany. Dr. Klofas worked for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections and taught at Illinois State University prior to coming to Rochester. He served on the Prince Georges County, MD, Police Department Monitor Team.

Chief (ret) Bill R. Riggs enjoyed a twenty three year career in the City of Miami Police Department where he retired with the rank of Colonel. He then served as the Chief of the West Palm Beach Florida Police Department for ten years and finished his active duty career as second in command of the Palm Beach County Florida Sheriff’s Department.

Joseph R. Wolfinger During his thirty year career with the FBI, he was the Assistant Director responsible for management of the FBI Training Division and the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He also was Special Agent in Charge in the Buffalo Field Division, and served as an FBI Inspector, leading inspection teams that audited FBI domestic and international operations. Mr.Wolfinger’s management responsibility as FBI Assistant Director included oversight of training for FBI personnel (new agent and in-service training) and state and local law enforcement personnel (the FBI National Academy and National Executive Institute Programs, two important training programs for state and local police management officials). Mr. Wolfinger served as the FBI’s primary liaison to state and local police agencies and professional organizations. Mr. Wolfinger handled training and mobile video on the Prince George's County Police Department Monitor Team. For the past ten years, he has served as executive director of the Major County Sheriffs' Association.

* Deceased