Executive Team
Harry P. Dolan

Harry P. Dolan

CEO

Harry P. Dolan is a 32-year police veteran who served as a Chief of Police since 1987. As one of the nation's most experienced police chiefs, he brings 25 years of public safety executive experience to Dolan Consulting Group. He retired in October 2012 as Chief of Police of the Raleigh (N.C.) Police Department, an agency comprised of nearly 900 employees in America's 42nd largest city.

Chief Dolan began his law enforcement career in 1980 as a deputy sheriff in Asheville, North Carolina and served there until early 1982, when he joined the Raleigh Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer. In 1987, he was appointed Chief of Police for the N.C. Department of Human Resources Police Department, located in Black Mountain. He served as Chief of Police in Lumberton, N.C. from 1992 until 1998, when he became Chief of Police of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Police Department. He served in that capacity for nearly ten years before becoming Chief of the Raleigh Police Department in September 2007. As Chief, he raised the bar at every organization and left each in a better position to both achieve and sustain success.

Harry Dolan has lectured throughout the United States and has trained thousands of public safety professionals in the fields of Leadership & Management, Communications Skills, and Community Policing. Past participants have consistently described Chief Dolan's presentations as career changing, characterized by his sense of humor and unique ability to maintain participants' interest throughout his training sessions. Chief Dolan's demonstrated ability to connect with his clientele and deliver insightful instruction all with uncompromising principles will be of tremendous value in the private sector.

Chief Dolan's unbridled passion to achieve service-excellence is a driving force behind Dolan Consulting Group. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University and holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Matt Dolan

Matt Dolan

Director

Matt Dolan is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois, who specializes in training and advising public safety agencies in matters of legal liability. His training focuses on helping agency leaders create sound policies and procedures as a proactive means of minimizing their exposure to costly liability.

Matt received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from DePaul University and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

A member of a law enforcement family dating back three generations, he serves as both Director and Public Safety Instructor with Dolan Consulting Group. He has trained and advised thousands of public safety professionals throughout the United States in matters of legal liability.

Darrell Salmon

Darrell Salmon

Deputy Director

Darrell Salmon began his professional career in law enforcement as a patrolman with the Raleigh, North Carolina Police Department. During his 30-year career, he advanced through the ranks and held assignments in the Patrol Division, Special Operations (SWAT), and the Detective Division. Darrell retired in September 2010 as Major, commanding the Special Operations Division. During his tenure commanding the Special Operations Division, he coordinated numerous programs and events from overseeing community based policing programs to managing crisis response to high risk SWAT operations. Darrell also coordinated the Department's response to visits from Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. Darrell oversaw additional operations units to include Canine, Intel, Traffic Enforcement, Uniformed Drug Enforcement, Family Violence, Animal Control, Explosive Ordinance Disposal, and Special Events Planning.

Darrell is a graduate of North Carolina State University's Administrative Officers Management Program and the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition, Darrell has completed numerous criminal justice and management courses throughout his career.

Darrell's commitment during his professional career focused on promoting integrity, accountability, and service excellence throughout the ranks. Darrell brings these same qualities, which made him so successful in law enforcement, to Dolan Consulting Group.

Dr. Richard Johnson

Dr. Richard Johnson

Chief Academic Advisor

Dr. Richard Johnson is a trainer and researcher with Dolan Consulting Group. He has decades of experience teaching and training on various topics associated with criminal justice, and has conducted research on a variety of topics related to crime and law enforcement. He holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration and criminal justice from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University, with a minor in social psychology. He possesses a master’s degree in criminology from Indiana State University. He earned his doctorate in criminal justice from the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati with concentrations in policing and criminal justice administration.

Dr. Johnson has published more than 50 articles on various criminal justice topics in academic research journals, including Justice Quarterly, Crime & Delinquency, Criminal Justice & Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Police Quarterly. He has also published more than a dozen articles in law enforcement trade journals such as the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Police Chief, Law & Order, National Sheriff, and Ohio Police Chief. His research has primarily focused on police-citizen interactions, justice system responses to domestic violence, and issues of police administration and management.

Dr. Johnson retired as a full professor of criminal justice at the University of Toledo in 2016. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Johnson served several years working within the criminal justice system. He served as a trooper with the Indiana State Police, working uniformed patrol in Northwest Indiana. He served as a criminal investigator with the Kane County State’s Attorney Office in Illinois, where he investigated domestic violence and child sexual assault cases. He served as an intensive probation officer for felony domestic violence offenders with the Illinois 16th Judicial Circuit.

Dr. Johnson is also a proud military veteran having served as a military police officer with the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, including active duty service after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Before that, he served as an infantry soldier and field medic in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard.

Keenan Dolan

Keenan Dolan

Business Development Manager

Keenan Dolan is a full-time employee of Dolan Consulting Group, specializing in law enforcement training coordination and managing online training. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Leadership from Davenport University (Grand Rapids, MI).

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