About Us

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:

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DAVID MADRAK

President

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.

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RYAN CYWINSKI

Vice President

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 and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2021. 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.

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MICHAEL PIACENTINO

Treasurer

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 assigned as the commander of the Administrative Services Division, in addition to being PIO and accreditation manager. In 2022, Michael was reassigned as the Patrol Division Commander, and retained the position of 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.

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DAVID KOSTIAK

Secretary

David is currently employed with The University of Scranton Police Department in Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA.  He was hired by The University of Scranton in his current role, as the Policy & Compliance Manager, in 2017.  Along with accreditation duties, he serves as the Crime Prevention Coordinator for the department and the Planning Section Chief for the Incident Management Team for the University. 

David joined the Pennsylvania Police Accreditation Coalition (PPAC) in 2017 to gain more knowledge in the accreditation field and collaborate with other accreditation managers.  In 2021, he ran for the Secretary position on the PPAC Executive Board and was confirmed in December 2021. He is also a certified Accreditation Assessor for the PA Chiefs of Police Association, a Mock Assessor for PPAC, and a Regional Assistant for the PPAC. 

He is an adjunct professor for Keystone College, Penn Foster College, and Luzerne County Community College.  In those roles, he teaches Criminal Justice and Emergency Management courses. In addition, he is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, PA Commission on Crime & Delinquency, and a PA Licensed Investigator.

Before being employed with The University of Scranton, he worked for the Baltimore County Police Department in Maryland.  David served in various capacities before his retirement with BCOPD, including being a Field Training Officer and a member of the following units; the Business Initiative Unit, the Crash Reconstruction unit, and the Gun Squad, where he received numerous commendations for his bravery and work ethic.

David achieved his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Penn State University.   In addition, he earned his Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia University.

David lives in Clarks Summit, Lackawanna County, with his wife and three children. He enjoys traveling with his wife, Colleen, who is an avid marathon runner in his free time.  In addition, he enjoys working on and driving his various vehicles and atvs.