The Pennsylvania Police Accreditation Coalition (PPAC) Executive Board members strongly believe in the accreditation process and the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association’s Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. They recognize the benefits of establishing professional standards and objectives for law enforcement agencies to adhere to in order for them to increase accountability, professionalism, transparency, and most of all establish and maintain community support and trust. Each of the Executive Board members biographies are listed below:
David is currently employed by the Upper Dublin Township Police Department which is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. David was recently promoted to the rank of Corporal. David began his career in law enforcement with the Upper Dublin Township Police Department in September 2006 first serving as a patrol officer and then in January 2009 transitioning to the position of Professional Standards Officer. As the department’s Professional Standards Officer he assumed the responsibility of administering and providing direct oversight of all activities that support the department’s involvement in the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association’s Law Enforcement Accreditation Program and ensures compliance with standards set-forth by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC). David facilitated the successful re-accreditation of the department in 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017, and 2020. In 2020, the Upper Dublin Township Police Department attainted PLEAC Premier Status.
Since 2009, David has been actively involved with the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association’s Law Enforcement Accreditation Program as well as the Pennsylvania Police Accreditation Coalition. David currently serves as a board member on the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission and in support of this role he also serves on the Standards Committee. David also performs the role of an assessor and instructor for the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. Lastly, David became Vice President of the Pennsylvania Police Accreditation Coalition in 2019 and then began his current term as President in 2020.
David graduated from the Montgomery County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy in January 2006. Shortly after enrolling in the police academy David graduated from Saint Joseph’s University where he earned a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Prior to graduate school, David graduated from Cabrini College, now Cabrini University, with Bachelor of Art degrees in Psychology and Sociology. David returned to Cabrini University in 2013 as an adjunct professor where he remained in that capacity until 2019, when he departed to pursue his desire of becoming a small business owner.
David is married to his wife Christie and has a daughter, Gabriella. David enjoys spending time with his family, to include his parents, and enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, and taking weekend trips throughout the many historic sites in the Commonwealth.
Ryan is a 1993 Graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School and is a 1997 Alumni of King's College where he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. Ryan was employed by both the Fairview Township Police Departments and Swoyersville Borough Police Departments part time from 1997 through 2000. He was hired full time by the Hanover Township Police Department in 2000. Since then, Ryan holds the following certifications: D.A.R.E. Officer, School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, Technical Collision Investigation Level 3, and Motor Carrier Inspection Officer among many others. Ryan is also the Union President for the department and is the Departments Accreditation Manager. In 2019, he ran for the Treasurer's position on the PPAC Executive Board and was unanimously voted in. In 2020, Ryan was nominated to and accepted the opportunity to serve as Vice President of the Pennsylvania Police Accreditation Coalition, a position that he will continue to serve in for 2021.
Ryan has been married since 2008. In his spare time, he owns/operates an auto detailing business, enjoys karate, running, biking, hiking and spending time with his wife.
Michael is currently employed with the Manheim Township Police Department in Lancaster County, PA. He was hired in 2003, promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2012, and advanced into an administrative Sergeant position in 2017. In addition to overseeing and performing the administrative functions of the department, Michael was also named the department's public information officer (PIO) and accreditation manager at the same time. In early 2021, he was promoted to Lieutenant and currently serves as the commander of the Administrative Services Division, in addition to being PIO and accreditation manager. Michael's police department has been accredited with the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC) since 2007, and most recently obtained its fifth re-accreditation in 2020, while under his command as accreditation manager. His agency is expected to attain PLEAC Premier status in 2023.
Michael joined the Pennsylvania Police Accreditation Coalition (PPAC) in 2017 in order to collaborate with other accreditation managers throughout the Commonwealth. He became a mock assessor during that same year, aiding other police departments in their successful journey through the accreditation process. In 2019, he ran for the Treasurer's position on the PPAC Executive Board and was unanimously voted in. In 2020, he was once again nominated to serve in that assignment.
Michael is a 2009 graduate from Millersville University, obtaining a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Criminology. He is also enrolled in a Master's of Science Criminal Justice program at Penn State University.
Michael lives in Lancaster County with his wife, two children, a Doberman named Rosie, and a miniature horse named Franklin. In 2019, Michael and Franklin trained and became a registered therapy animal team with KPETS, a local non-profit organization. This volunteer position sends Michael and Franklin into area nursing homes, schools, and other social venues to promote well-being by sharing the power of human/animal interactions.
JENNIFER E. RUGGERI
Jennifer began working for the Newtown Township Police Department in Delaware County in 2015 after completing a 25-year career at a busy neighboring County 911 Center. In 2017 she started her trek in Police Accreditation when she was promoted to the department’s first Accreditation Manager, a position that she maintains today.
During Jennifer’s lengthy public safety career, she has been involved in every faced of emergency services, including Police, Fire, Dispatch, EMS, and EMA.
Through Jennifer’s hard work and dedication, in 2019 Jennifer was able to have Newtown Township Police receive dual accreditation in both Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC) simultaneously and within an impressive18 month time frame.
Jennifer has been a certified PLEAC assessor for the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association since 2018. She currently serves on the executive board of the PPAC serving in the position of Secretary elected for the 2020-2021 term.
Jennifer studied at West Chester University with a dual major in Forensic Chemistry and Anthropology. She also has several certifications afforded to her by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO).
Jennifer currently resides in Chester County with her husband and four children.