Dan Wemyss is a veteran law enforcement officer and police trainer with over 17 years of experience. He currently serves as 1st Vice President on the NCCPA board. Throughout his career with Kernersville, Dan has served in various capacities including Patrol, School Resource and Crime Prevention. He currently serves as a Sergeant in the Patrol Services Bureau. In addition to his law enforcement career, Dan co-founded a crime prevention and personal safety consulting firm serving triad businesses and homeowners.
Over the years, Dan has been a regular contributor to local radio markets and media publications on topics related to public safety and crime prevention. He holds an AA in Criminal Justice and received the designation of Crime Prevention Practitioner by the Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute in 2014. After receiving the practitioner designation, Dan was selected to develop Kernersville Police Department’s first crime prevention unit for which he was later awarded the department’s Policing Innovation Award. Additional certifications include Advanced CPTED, General instructor, and Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from the NC Department of Justice. Dan was awarded the NCCPA Presidents award in 2015 for his efforts to further the goals and objectives of the association while serving as an advisor to the board.
Dan believes that crime prevention should be limited to a division or assignment within our departments but rather the foundation of how we police our communities.
Lisa Keelin has been an officer with the Raleigh Police Department for 27 years, and she has held several different jobs during her time with the department. She is currently the Crime Prevention officer for the Southeast District. She has a AA in Criminal Justice and is working on her BA in Criminal Justice. Currently she is a certified ALICE instructor for lock down drills for schools and businesses, and holds a Designation in CPTED and Elderly Specialist. Lisa was in the Military active/reserve for over 22 years and her last position was working with DHS in FEMA Region IV.
Lisa has been a member of the NC Crime prevention for over 10 years. Her first position was Board Member at Large which gave her an opportunity to learn how the association worked. Two years ago she won the 2nd VP position. Lisa is currently running for the position of President which will carry her through retirement. Lisa believes in the mission of the Association, and she plans to remain involved in the NC Crime Prevention Association after she retires.
Jonathan Marr is a Master Police Officer with the Gaston County Police Department. He began his law enforcement career in 2003. Jonathan is currently assigned to the Community Policing Division as a community coordinator. As a community coordinator, his primary objective is to be a bridge between law enforcement and the community he serves. He strives to empower those around him to not only better themselves but their communities.
Jonathan obtained a degree from Belmont Abbey College in Political Science. He has obtained numerous certificates relating to the law enforcement field. Jonathan has been awarded his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission. Jonathan has successfully completed the Central Piedmont Community College’s Public Safety Leadership Institute.
Jonathan is the Gaston County Chapter President of the North State Law Enforcement Officers Association. This association’s main purpose is to advance the science and art of law enforcement and crime prevention and to ensure that a just atmosphere prevails for all law enforcement officers.
To further give back to his community, Jonathan serves as youth advisor and a Sunday school teacher for First United Methodist Church Belmont. He also serves as the lead post advisor for the Gaston County Police Department Explorer Post 525 and is a member of the Gaston County Police Department’s hostage/crisis negotiations team.
Your 2016 Candidates
Board Member At Large
Rick Eades is a retired Captain with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. He has served in a Crime Prevention/School Resource capacity for more than 16 years. Since retirement he has remained as a part time deputy and he is active with assisting in Crime Prevention programs at the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. Rick has been a sworn law enforcement officer since May, 1985. He has a AA degree in Criminal Justice. Rick is also a full time LEO Training Coordinator with the Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC.
Rick Eades is a lifetime member of the North Carolina Crime Prevention Association and he has previously served on the BOD for 8 years. Rick states that he is looking forward to serving on the board as a Board Member at Large.