Leadership Board

PATC Leadership Institute Board of Directors

Mike J. Coker

CokerSergeant Mike J. Coker (Retired) brings a motivational style of lecture to classes and speaking engagements across the Nation on the topics of Leadership/Supervision and Domestic Violence issues. Mike served as a police officer for 20 years in the Portsmouth, Virginia Police Department. Mike held several supervisory assignments during his tenure: Field Training Officer, Uniform Patrol Supervisor, Homicide and Robbery Squad Commander, Domestic Violence / Sex Crimes Supervisor, School Resource Supervisor, Robbery Task Force Squad Commander, Shift Commander, and Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police. Mike is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute, State University Leadership Course at Pamplin College, Sponsored by the Virginia Police Chief’s Association in Blacksburg, Virginia, and Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. Read Full Profile >>


Richard Johnson, Ph.D.

Brian NanavatyDr. Johnson is currently a professor and researcher of criminal justice at the University of Toledo in Ohio. Prior to becoming an academic, Dr. Johnson served as a military police officer in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, a probation officer with the Illinois 16th Judicial Circuit, a trooper with the Indiana State Police, and a criminal investigator with the Kane County State’s Attorney Office in Illinois. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Indiana University, a master’s degree in criminology from Indiana State University, and a doctorate in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. His areas of expertise include police management issues, domestic violence, and police psychology, and scientific research.  Read Full Profile >>


Brian Nanavaty

Brian NanavatyCaptain Brian Nanavaty is a 30- year veteran of the Indianapolis (Metropolitan) PD where he created an employee development and wellness program that has been effective at reducing disciplinary referrals and officer distress. During his career Nanavaty has instructed thousands of officers in the areas of employee development and wellness programs, and on the subjects of leadership, liability and effective discipline.  He has been featured in Law and Order Magazine and on Police One.com and has instructed for the Fraternal Order of Police, the Leadership Development Academy and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).   Read Full Profile >>


Lou Reiter

Lou Reiter - Legal InstructorLou Reiter currently is a police consultant. He offers three (3) separate professional services to the law enforcement community. He provides training to police groups in the high liability areas of use of force, emergency vehicle operations, high risk operations, investigations of citizen complaints, Internal Affairs procedures, investigation of critical incidents, and liability management. He will normally conduct 15-20 of these programs ranging from 2 hours to 5 days in length. The primary seminars are a 2 ½ day program on Internal Affairs and Police Discipline and a 5 day program on investigation of police use of force incidents both for the Public Agency Training Council, Indianapolis. Each year nearly 1,000 police practitioners will attend these training programs.  Read Full Profile >>


Bill Westfall

Bill WestfallWilliam S. Westfall has provided liability, leadership and supervisory training to thousands of police officers in nearly every state in the United States, as well as, having been featured as a guest speaker on the Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN), the Fire Emergency Television Network (FETN) and the Federal Emergency Management Agencies (FEMA), National Fire Academy (NFA) at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC). Prior Mr. Westfall was Director of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy where he oversaw the upgrading of the entry level basic law enforcement curriculum to a ten week 500+ hour program, directed the establishment of the MLEA Executive Institute for Chiefs and Sheriff’s and assisted with the restructuring of courses for supervisors and for in-service training.  Read Full Profile >>