Danny Walker, AIA, DBIA, recently participated in an interview for an international research study focused on volunteer law enforcement. Led by Drs. Ross Wolf, Iain Britton, and Carol Borland Jones of the University of Central Florida, the study is titled “Understanding Motivations, Experience and Role of Volunteer Policing Leaders,” and is looking at the position, authority, and responsibility of volunteer police officers.
Interview topics included pathways into volunteer policing, what competencies or training support success in this role, how volunteer police leadership fits with the wider police organization leadership, and how volunteer police leaders can work more effectively together in the future.
Of the interview experience, Danny shares, “It was really special to reflect on my years in law enforcement and the role of volunteer officers. It came rushing back how much I missed the comradery of that environment and the feeling of accomplishment in contributing to public safety.”
Danny served as an auxiliary law enforcement officer for 30 years, encompassing 15,000 hours of volunteer service and roles including uniformed patrol officer, special victims unit detective, homicide squad detective, cold case homicide unit detective, and as an auxiliary field training supervisor. His commitment to supporting law enforcement continues in his work as a public safety and firearms facility consultant. To speak with Danny, please call 757.455.5800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.