Criminal Justice Management, Leadership, Public Policy, Public Administration, Incident Command Coordination, Traffic Safety, Use of Force
Robert "Bob" Blakley is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society. Mr. Blakley has over 24 years of experience in law enforcement and currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Police for Operations at the largest police department in Virginia. Mr. Blakley has a held a wide variety of assignments in law enforcement, to include Patrol, Special Weapons and Tactics, Civil Disturbance Unit, Crash Reconstruction Detective, Patrol Supervisor, Major Crimes Investigations, Internal Affairs, Information Technology, District Station Commander, and Patrol Bureau Commander. Mr. Blakley has also served in administrative roles, to include providing oversight over police facilities, police vehicle fleet, property and evidence facility, and more. Mr. Blakley also provides instruction in leadership to law enforcement organizations across North America.
MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, George Mason University
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE in Leadership Studies, University of Virginia
BACHELOR OF APPLIED STUDIES, Human Resources Management (Minor in Leadership), University of Richmond, Summa Cum Laude
FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY, Session #283
SENIOR MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE FOR POLICE (SMIP), Session #78, Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
PROFESSIONAL EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SCHOOL (PELS), SESSION #41, University of Richmond & Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police