NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Exiger, the global regulatory risk and compliance firm, has been chosen by the University of Cincinnati (UC) to act as the independent Monitor of the University of Cincinnati Police Department (UCPD). The Monitor will oversee the implementation of reforms detailed in Exiger's June 2016 report, following its completion of a four-month comprehensive review of the UCPD's policies, procedures, practices, training, and technology. Exiger's report will be used as the baseline for the University to enact voluntary reform in an effort to transform the UCPD into the gold standard for campus policing.
Exiger will act as Monitor for a three-year period beginning on November 1, 2016. In the first 90 days, Exiger will provide the University with an outline of deadlines for assessments, reviews and audits. The monitorship will include providing quarterly status updates, conducting site visits and providing monthly progress updates.
As the external Monitor, Exiger will:
Assess progress towards implementing the recommendations of the Final Report
Report on the status of reform implementation
Work with the UCPD to address any barriers to implementation
Provide clear guidelines on all steps necessary for compliance
Provide technical assistance to the UCPD as requested
Jeff Schlanger, President of Exiger Advisory, will act as Primary Monitor. Mr. Schlanger joined Exiger from the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where he was Chief of Staff to District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance. Mr. Schlanger has held a number of senior advisory roles in both the public and private sectors, including acting as Deputy Primary Monitor of the Los Angeles Police Department. Mr. Schlanger has also served as Special Counsel to the New York State Commission on Public Integrity, and has led independent investigations for various state and local police agencies. Serving as Deputy Monitor will be Chief Roberto A. Villaseñor, the former Chief of Police for the Tucson Police Department and a member of President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century policing. In addition, Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner, who also served as co-chair of President's Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, will provide his expertise for the assignment.
"Exiger is honored to have been selected to serve as the Independent Monitor by the University of Cincinnati," said Mr. Schlanger. "By introducing an Independent Monitor, UC is further demonstrating its commitment to reforming its police department through independent oversight of the adoption and implementation of best practices. Moreover, the voluntary acceptance of independent oversight sets a significant example for both universities and municipalities across the nation of how building trust with the public can be accomplished."
Members of Exiger's team include:
Jeff Schlanger, Managing Director and President of Exiger's Advisory Group, and the former Chief of Staff in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and former Deputy Primary Monitor for the Los Angeles Police Department Consent Decree
Roberto A. Villaseñor, former Chief of Police for the Tucson Police Department and a member of President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century policing
Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner and the co-chair of President Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing
John Thomas, Chief of the University of Southern California Office of Public Safety, and a 21-year veteran of the LAPD
Beth Corriea, attorney and risk management consultant to police departments including the NYPD
Sandy Jo MacArthur, 35-year veteran of the LAPD, where she oversaw the implementation of the LAPD Consent Decree requirements
Mark Porter, Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police for Brown University, and a 30-year veteran of higher education law enforcement management
Nola M. Joyce, former Deputy Commissioner for Philadelphia Police Department, and former Chief of Staff of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia
Maggie Goodrich, Chief Information Officer for the LAPD where she manages IT Bureau operations
Patrick Harnett, public safety consultant to police departments and to agencies across the United States, and a 32-year veteran of the NYPD
James McShane, Vice President of Public Safety for Columbia University, and a 24-year veteran of the NYPD
Denise Lewis, consultant in the area of compliance monitoring and police performance auditing, and a 14-year veteran of the LAPD
Elizabeth Carreño, Community Relations Manager for the USC Department of Public Safety
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About Exiger Exiger is a global regulatory risk, and compliance firm. Exiger arms governments, institutions and multinational corporations with the practical advice and solutions they need to prevent compliance breaches, respond to risk, remediate major issues, and monitor ongoing activities. Exiger was initially launched to lead the court-appointed monitorship of HSBC, the largest, most comprehensive monitorship to date. Exiger works with regulators in the U.S., UK, and around the world to evaluate the effectiveness of HSBC's money laundering and sanctions compliance controls across its approximately 6,000 offices operating in nearly 70 countries. In addition to its monitorship engagements, Exiger works with clients worldwide to assist them in effectively managing their critical compliance challenges while developing and implementing the policies, procedures, and programs needed to identify and avoid them in the future. Exiger has offices in New York City, Hong Kong, London, Silver Spring, Singapore, and Toronto. For more information, please visit: www.exiger.com