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Jerald Monahan

Jerald Monahan is a 38 year public safety official who began his law enforcement career in 1978 with the Arizona Department of Corrections. With a history of service for municipal police departments as well as the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, he also served as the Chief of Police with Yavapai College prior to accepting the position with EVAWI.

Chief Monahan has long been actively involved in addressing the problem of violence against women. He served on the Pinal County Safe Home Network, and was a member of the Board of Directors for Against Abuse, Inc. He has been a member of the Pinal County Domestic Violence Coalition since 1996, and was instrumental in getting the Pinal County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team started in 2006 -- also serving as one of the first co-chairs. Chief Monahan was appointed to the Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women in 2003 and reappointed in 2008, and he then served as the Commission Chair until December of 2013. Chief Monahan was appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve on the Committee to Study the Impact of Domestic Violence on the Courts in 2005. He taught the domestic violence curriculum at the Central Arizona Regional Law Officers Training Academy from 1992 to 2002, and he then went on to serve on the Subject Matter Expert Committee to develop and update this curriculum for the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board.

While in Apache Junction, Chief Monahan served on the Board of Directors for the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse in Northern Pinal County, including service as Board Chair from 2011 to 2013. Beginning in January of 2011, Chief Monahan was appointed as the Chair of the Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women. Chief Monahan also works as a consultant for the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative, training and providing technical assistance to developing review teams across the nation. He has been instrumental in seeing domestic violence fatality review teams developed in Arizona, where 13 teams now cover most regions in the state. Chief Monahan served as co-chair of the East Valley Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team from 2010 to 2012, and he now serves as the Co-Chair of the Yavapai County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.

Chief Monahan holds a Master of Science degree in Leadership with an emphasis on Crisis Management and Disaster Preparedness and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration. He also graduated from the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Project CENTRL, a two year rural leadership development program. Chief Monahan is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy and is currently active in the FBI National Academy Associates Alumni Association.

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