Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Journeys discussion with Dr. RaShall Brackney

Friday, March 5, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST on Zoom
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Join us for a Professional Journeys discussion with Dr. RaShall Brackney, a Carnegie Mellon University Washington Semester Program Fellow and the chief of police in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

About Dr. RaShall Brackney

Dr. RaShall M. Brackney is the Chief of Police for Charlottesville, Virginia, a thirty-year veteran of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the former Chief of Police of the George Washington University. During her tenure as a law enforcement professional, she has been responsible for overseeing critical operations to include Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, CALEA accreditation, Special Deployment Operations including SWAT, Mounted Patrol, Accident Investigation, Hostage Negotiations, River Rescue, Special Events, Traffic Division, Tow Pound and the “Bomb” Squad, the training Academy, Patrol Operations and Major Crimes.

Dr. Brackney continues to serve her communities and is an Executive Board member for the Homewood Children’s Village (HCV). Additionally, she has served on Executive and Leadership Boards for Operation Better Block (OBB), The Heinz Endowments: African-American Men and Boys Initiative, Amachi Pittsburgh, A Giving Heart, Manchester Academic Charter School and the Alliance for Police Accountability.

Dr. Brackney earned BS (2009) and Masters (2011) degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD (2017) from Robert Morris University. Additionally, she has earned numerous professional certificates from Penn State University, The University of Delaware, The Command Institute for Police Executives, and the Police Executive Research Forum. Dr. Brackney is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia; the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection course in Washington, DC; Redstone Arsenal “Bomb School” for managers in Huntsville, Alabama. and Leadership Pittsburgh XIX.