The Team

Sharon Caughlin - Vice President

Sharon Caughlin, M.B.A., E.F.O. is a 28 year veteran of the Chesapeake Fire Department, in Chesapeake, Virginia. Sharon has been a pioneer in the Chesapeake Fire Department by being the first woman to be promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, and Division Chief. She is also one of four members in her department to attain Executive Fire Officer from the National Fire Academy.


Terri Reynolds - Director of Training

Terri Reynolds has over a decade of law enforcement experience with specialization in law enforcement training and a veteran of the United States Marines. She began her career with the Suffolk Virginia Police Department in 2006 where she served in Patrol, Marine Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Training Instructor for Basic/Advanced Veteran officers, Crime Scene Technician, Traffic Fatality Officer, Training Division as Lead Training Officer. She has served as the Director of Law Enforcement Training for the College of the Albemarle located in eastern North Carolina.

Terri has a lengthy history in training law enforcement officers. She has served as the basic law enforcement lead instructor at the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy in eastern Virginia. During her tenure at the academy she developed/instructed a number of courses for basic law enforcement training to include: Criminal/Traffic Law, Community Policing, Defensive Driving, Defensive Tactics, Use of Force, De-Escalation and Patrol Techniques.

Terri is a certified law enforcement instructor and holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology. Currently she serves as the Director of Training for the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence and the Director of Training for the Kipper Group.

Jerald Monahan - Associate Director of Training and Business Development

Jerald Monahan has served the public safety community for over four decades, including leadership positions as the Chief Deputy of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, the Chief of Police for the City of Apache Junction and Prescott and currently serving as the Chief of Police for the Yavapai Community College District.  Chief Monahan also currently serves as the Associate Director of Operations for the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence and Associate Director of Training and Business Development for the Kipper Group.

In addition to those leadership positions, Chief Monahan has served as the Chairperson for the Arizona Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women; the Board President for End Violence Against Women International; the Board Chair for the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse and the President of the Arizona Police Chiefs Association.

Chief Monahan continues to train and consult both nationally and internationally on topics related to preventing domestic and sexual violence, leadership in public and private organizations, 1st responder wellness and criminal justice reform related issues.   He also is an adjunct professor at Yavapai College teaching Administration of Justice courses.

Chief Monahan holds a Master’s degree in Leadership and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Administration both from Grand Canyon University.   He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the 230th Session.