Community policing, recruitment and selection, strategic planning, emergency and crisis response management, police administration and ethics
Dawn Harman is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. She currently serves as an Assistant Chief of Police in Prince William County, Virginia and received her master's degree in public administration from George Mason in 2009. With more than 29 years of law enforcement experience in a police department serving a minority-majority community of more than 465,000 people, in an agency of more than 900 employees, she has held a broad range of assignments in police operations, evidence collection, training, administration, and policy, among others. Ms. Harman is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police, Constitutional Foundations for Law Enforcement, and the Women's Leadership Institute.
Ms. Harman is a current member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Police Executive Research Forum, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, and the FBI National Academy Alumni Association.