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Law Enforcement Exploring Committee

Kathleen O’Toole
Committee Chair, National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee

Chief O'Toole is a career police officer and lawyer who has earned an international reputation for her principled leadership and reform strategies.  She recently retired as Police Chief of Seattle Police Department after four years of service. In 2012, Chief O’Toole completed a six-year term as Chief Inspector of the Gardia Síochána Inspectorate, an oversight body responsible for bringing reform, best practice and accountability to the 17,000-member Irish national police service.  Prior to serving in Ireland, Chief O’Toole rose through the ranks of local and state policing in the United States. During her police career, she was assigned to numerous patrol, investigative, undercover, supervisory and management positions. She served as Superintendent (Chief) of the Metropolitan District Commission Police and Lieutenant Colonel overseeing Special Operations in the Massachusetts State Police. She was later appointed Massachusetts Secretary of Public Safety (1994) and Boston Police Commissioner (2004).

Dan Lane Jr.
National Law Enforcement Exploring Association Representative, National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee

Officer Dan Lane Jr. began his career in Law Enforcement in 2004.  During his career, he has worked as a Patrol Officer to his current assignment as the Department’s Community Services/Public Information Officer.  During his time in Community Services, he received awards for Department’s 2014 Officer of the Year and NAMI Montgomery County’s 2015 CIT Officer of the Year. Officer Lane is currently the President of the Potomac Boundary Advisors Association representing Exploring posts in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

Pete Grutzuis
Proficiency Awards, Recognitions & Scholarships, National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee

Pete is recently retired Deputy Chief with the Lansing Police Department in Lansing, Illinois. Pete is skilled in Law Enforcement Exploring, Critical Incident Response, Homicide Investigations, Law Enforcement, Field Training, and Community Policing. Pete graduated from Governors State University with a Masters of Public Administration. Completed F.B.I. National Academy, 215th Session, and Northwestern Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff & Command.