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Jerald Monahan, MS
Chief Jerald Monahan
Chief of Police, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ

Chief Jerald Monahan is a 40-year public safety official having begun his law enforcement career in 1978 at the Arizona Department of Corrections. Having served both municipal police departments and the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, he began serving the City of Prescott as their Chief of Police in March of 2013. In June 2016, Chief Monahan became the Chief of Police for the Yavapai College Police Department, adding Campus Public Safety to his long line of experience in policing. In addition to his service as Chief of Police at Yavapai College, in November of 2017, he joined the staff at EVAWI as their Law Enforcement Liaison, serving until December of 2018. Chief Monahan continues to work along side of EVAWI promoting the VictimLink program.

Chief Monahan is actively involved in addressing issues surrounding violence against women. In April of 2015, he was appointed to the Board of Directors for EVAWI where he later served as the Board President until October 2017.

Chief Monahan 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, serving as one of the first co-chairs. He was appointed to the Governor's Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women in 2003 and reappointed in 2008 and served as the Commission Chair until December 2013. In 2005, he was appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve on a committee to study the impact of domestic violence on the courts. Chief Monahan taught the Domestic Violence curriculum at the Central Arizona Regional Law Officers Training Academy from 1992 to 2002 and he served on a subject matter expert committee to develop and update this curriculum for the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board.

Chief Monahan has been instrumental in establishing domestic violence fatality review teams throughout Arizona, where 13 teams now cover the majority of the state. He currently serves as a consultant for the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative, providing training and technical assistance to developing review teams throughout the country. Chief Monahan served as co-chair of the Yavapai County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team from 2014 to 2016 and the East Valley Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team from 2010 to 2012. While Chief of Police for the City of Apache Junction, he served on the Board of Directors for the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse in Northern Pinal County, including serving as the Board Chair from 2011 to 2013.

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 from Grand Canyon University. He is also a graduate of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Project CENTRL, a two-year rural leadership development program. He graduated from the FBI's National Academy in 2007, and he continues to be active in the FBI National Academy Associates Alumni Association.

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