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Evelyn Cahalen

Evelyn Cahalen is a retired commander with the Montgomery County Department of Police in Maryland, with more than 35 years of experience in the law enforcement arena.

During her tenure in Montgomery County, her assignments included public information officer, internal affairs division commander, family crimes division commander, and district commander. Since retiring, Evelyn has continued her work in law enforcement, working with the National Sheriffs’ Association and the Community Safety Institute and with Native American communities, assisting them in developing community policing strategies with federal and tribal law enforcement.

Evelyn has been an instructor for the Penn State Justice and Safety Institute (JASI) since 2009, teaching police ethics, media and public relations, strategic planning, organizational development, liability, field training, and first-line supervision. Evelyn holds a master of science in management from the Johns Hopkins University Police Executive Leadership Program and a bachelor of science in administration of justice from American University.

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