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Sheldon Greenberg, PhD

Professor

Keywords: Police response; race-based profiling; safety and violence; technical assistants

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Sheldon Greenberg, Ph.D., is Professor of Management in School of Education, Division of Public Safety Leadership.  He served as Associate Dean for more than a decade, during which time he led the Police Executive Leadership Program and established University partnerships with the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  For almost two years, Dr. Greenberg served as Associate Dean and Interim Director of the Johns Hopkins Division of Business and Management (currently the Carey Business School).  His primary research interests are police patrol, the relationship between police and public health, police organizational structure, highway safety, campus and school safety, the role of the police in community development, and community organizing.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Greenberg served as Associate Director of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the nation’s largest law enforcement think tank and center for research.  He began his career with the Howard County, MD, Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer, supervisor, director of the police academy, director of research and planning, and commander of the administrative services bureau.  He worked with the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Border Patrol, Department of Justice, and Department of State, as well as with police agencies in Cyprus, Jordan, Kenya, Panama, Hungary, Pakistan, and the Czech Republic.

Dr. Greenberg served on national commissions and task forces on violence in schools, race-based profiling, police response to people who have mental illness, police recruiting, highway safety, military deployment, and homeland defense.  He serves as a member of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board.

Dr. Greenberg is the author of numerous articles and several books including Stress and the Helping Professions, Stress and the Teaching Profession, and On the Dotted Line, a guide to hiring and retaining police executives.  He has completed his fourth book, Mastery of Police Patrol, to be published by Pearson Prentice-Hall, and is working on his fifth book on managing community fear.

EDUCATION

Ph.D. – 1978 Union Institute and University
Major: Public Administration/Police Administration

M.Ed. – 1973 Johns Hopkins University
Major: Educational Psychology

B.A. – 1971 Loyola College of Baltimore
Major: Sociology

A.A. – 1968 Community College of Baltimore
Major: Law Enforcement and Corrections

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

7/1994 – present Johns Hopkins University
Division of Public Safety Leadership, School of Education
Professor/Associate Dean/Division Director/Department Chair

4/1986 ‑ 7/1994 Police Executive Research Forum (Washington, DC)
Associate Director

1/1986 – 4/1986 United States Border Patrol
Instructor/Adviser to the Director

1978 – 1986 Howard County (MD) Police Department
Director, Administrative Services Bureau
Director, Research and Planning Division
Supervisor, Youth Services Division
Assistant to the Chief of Police

1973 – 1978 Howard Community College/Howard County Police
Columbia, Maryland
Director, Howard County Police Academy
Director of Affairs

TEACHING AND ADVISING

Johns Hopkins University (1994 – present)

  • Economics of Social Issues
  • Case Studies in Management and Leadership
  • Human Resources Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Behavior
  • Managing Change
  • Community Development
  • Building Quality Organizations (co-instructor)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Capstone: Current Issues in Leadership
  • Special Topics in Leadership
  • Communications Skills for Leaders
  • Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Team Building and Leadership

Doctoral Committees

  • Johns Hopkins University, School of Education
  • Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Howard University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
  • University of Maryland, Political Science
  • George Washington University, School of Education and Human Development
  • Benedictine University, College of Business
CURRENT AND RECENT RESEARCH INITIATIVES

Vogel, R., Gabriele, M. & Greenberg, S. (2019) Visual perception and police body worn cameras. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Science and Technology

Frattaroli, S. & Greenberg, S. (2019) Advancing the extreme risk protective order law in Maryland and other states. Bloomberg American Health Initiative

Greenberg, S. (2018) Explosives detection. National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Text and Evaluation Center

Greenberg, S. (2018) Police officer recruiting, selection, and retention: Changing the norm to focus on career stages of individual applicants. Baltimore Police Department

Greenberg, S. (2017) Police use of social media technology. National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test, and Evaluation Center

Greenberg, S. (2017) Technology supporting criminal justice practitioner early intervention systems. National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test, and Evaluation Center

Greenberg, S. (2017) School safety technology: Availability, application, and Effectiveness. National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test, and Evaluation Center

Greenberg, S. (2016) State-sponsored police command colleges. Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.

Greenberg, S. (2016) Ten-year comparison of the cause and effect of no confidence votes against chiefs of police (principal investigator – non-funded research, with data collection supported by two national professional associations).

Greenberg, S. (2015) Technical assessment of sensor fusion systems (Task 2). National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test, and Evaluation Center

Greenberg, S. (2014 – present) Police agency response to increases in officer death, disability, and injury due to on-duty traffic collision. (principal investigator – funded by the Highway Safety Office, Maryland Department of Transportation).

Greenberg, S. (2014) Police officer engagement in directed traffic safety and enforcement activity (principal investigator – funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Greenberg, S. (2017).  Frontline Policing in the 21st Century: Mastery of Police Patrol. Text. Palgrave-Macmillan (Springer).

Greenberg, S. (1992). On the Dotted Line: Police Executive Contracts. Washington, DC:Police Executive Research Forum.

Greenberg, S. (1984). Stress and the Teaching Profession. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishers, Inc.

Greenberg, S., & Valletutti, P. (1980). Stress and the Helping Professions. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishers, Inc.

Book – In Development

Greenberg, S. Police Race, Minority, and Community Relations. Completion anticipated in December, 2019.

Greenberg, S. Police and the Public’s Health.  Completion anticipated in December, 2020.

Greenberg, S. Managing Individual and Neighborhood Fear.  Completion anticipated in September, 2020.

Refereed Publications – In Review

Greenberg, S. (2019). Arming teachers to prevent and mitigate school shootings: Assumptions, evidence, and contrast to law enforcement officers involved in violent encounters with armed assailants. In final review: Journal of American Education.

Greenberg, S., Garczynski, E. (2019). Marketing implications of photographic images depicted on government employment websites: Messages conveyed in online literature aimed at recruiting, hiring, and retaining entry-level police officers. In review: Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management.

Publications in Progress

Greenberg, S. (2019). Law enforcement officer interaction with language interpreters in investigating domestic and intimate partner violence: Implications for policy, research, and practice. Completed, to be submitted to the Journal of Family Violence.

Greenberg, S. (2019). Successful use of language interpreters by law enforcement officers: Improving victim, witness, and suspect interviews involving people with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Completed, to be submitted to the Journal of Violence and Victims.

Refereed Publications

Greenberg, S., & Frattaroli, S. (2018). What police officers want public health professionals to know. Injury prevention, injuryprev-2018.

Greenberg, S. (2016). Preventing violent extremism: A cross-sector shared responsibility. In Perspective on terror attacks. Board on Health Sciences Policy, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, D.C.

Greenberg, S. (2016) Interface with the Justice Community: Mental Illness and The Police. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, Forum on Global Violence Prevention

Greenberg, S. (2016). School Safety and Security Technology: Review of the Literature. U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice.

Frattaroli, S., McGinty, E., Barnhorst, A., Greenberg, S. (2015). Gun violence restraining order: Alternative or adjunct to mental health-based restrictions on firearms. In review: Journal of Behavior Sciences and the Law.

Stephens, D., Hill, J., & Greenberg, S. (2011). Strategic communications practices: A toolkit for police executives. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Greenberg, S. (2010). Key leadership strategies to enhance communication. Major Cities Chiefs Association and U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Washington, D.C.

Greenberg, S. (2009). Providing for the safety and security needs of young students. In Taylor, J., McGowan, J., & Linder, T. (Eds.) The Program Administrator’s Guide to Early Childhood Special Education. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company. Baltimore, MD.

Greenberg, S. (2007). State of security at US colleges and universities: a national stakeholder assessment and recommendations. American Medical Association Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1(1), 47-51.

Greenberg, S. (2007). Active shooters on college campuses: conflicting advice, roles of the individual and first responder, and the need to maintain perspective. (Invited commentary)  American Medical Association Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1(1), 57-61. (NOTE: Most frequently accessed article in the AMA Journal of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 2009, 2011, 2012).

Greenberg, S. (2006). Police chief selection and survival: Looming crisis in America’s major police departments. In Delord, R. & Sanders, J. (Eds.) Navigating the Dangerous Waters in Police Labor-Management Relations. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice.

Greenberg, S. (2005). Strategies for colleges and universities in a homeland security environment: The National summit on campus public safety. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Greenberg, S. (2005). Engaging the private sector to promote homeland security: law enforcement-private security partnerships. New Realities: Law Enforcement in the Post-9/11 Era.  Arlington, VA: International Association of Chiefs of Police.              

Greenberg. S. & Flynn, E. (2004).  Leadership and managing change. In Stephens, D. & Geller, W.  (Eds.), Local Government: Police Management, 4th Ed. Washington, D.C.: International City Management Association.

Greenberg, S. (2004). Future issues in policing: challenges for leaders.  In Thurman, Q., & Zhao, J. Contemporary Policing: Controversies, Challenges, and Solutions.  Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Publishing Company.

Greenberg, S. (2002). The NYPD crime control model and community policing. In McDonald, P. Managing Police Operations: Implementing the New York Crime Control Model. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.

Greenberg, S. (2001). Police response to people with mental illness. In M. Corina Sole Brito, M. & Carroll, L. (Eds.), Solving Crime and Disorder Problems: Current Issues, Police Strategies, and Organizational Tactics. Washington, D.C.: Police Executive Research Forum.

Vernon, M., Raifman, L., Greenberg, S., & Monteiro, B. (2001). Forensic pre-trial interviews of deaf suspects: avoiding legal pitfalls. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 24(1), 43-59.

Greenberg, S. (2000). Future issues in policing: challenge for leaders. In Glensor, R., Corrlia, M., & Peak. K. Policing Community: Understanding Crime and Solving Problems. Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Publishing.

 

Refereed and Published Instructional Videos (national/international)

Greenberg, S. (1996). Police response to the ADA: People who have mental illness. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

Greenberg, S. (1994-95, revised 2000). Police response to the ADA: people with epilepsy. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. (Two-part video, won the national “Golden Eagle” award for best educational video of the year).

Greenberg, S. (1991). Miranda warnings and arrest of deaf suspects. Washington, D.C.: Police Executive Research Forum. 

Published Manuscripts, Monographs, and Proceedings

Greenberg, S. Reuland, M. (2017). Collaboration of Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health: Advancing New and Proven Models for State and Local Government. National Alliance on Mental Illness – Maryland. Summit Proceedings.

Greenberg, S. (2015). Inhibitors to Effective Traffic Law Enforcement. Law Enforcement Liaison Bulletin. Governors’ Highway Safety Association.

Greenberg, S. (2014).  Arrive Alive Officer Training Video: Ways to Use and Gain Maximum Value. Maryland Highway Safety Office, Maryland Department of Transportation.

Greenberg, S. (2013) Report on the Maryland Summit on Reducing Police Officer Death, Disability and Injury Due to Duty-related Traffic Activity. Maryland Highway Safety Office, Maryland Department of Transportation.

Greenberg, S. (2013). Report to the Governor of the State of Maryland: Progress and strategy of the State Law Enforcement Coordinating Council. State of Maryland, Office of the Governor and Office of the Superintendent, Maryland State Police.

Greenberg, S. (2011). Elements of Effective Foot Patrol. Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. Baltimore, Maryland.      

Greenberg, S. (2009). Report on the First National Leadership Summit. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Training and Development. Washington, D.C.

Greenberg, S. (2008). Intelligence command perspective on the Suspicious Activity Report (SAR): Findings of the national assessment. Major Cities Chiefs Association & the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Greenberg, S. (2008). Establishing a national center for campus public safety. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, & the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. Washington. D.C.

Greenberg, S. (2006). Report on the consolidation of fire and emergency medical services: Issues facing the Washington D.C. government. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Washington, D.C.

Greenberg, S. (2004). Fear and fear management: Post 9/11 concerns of the agricultural community. Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Publication Review/Editorial Board Activity

  • Journal of Violence and Victims
  • Journal of Homicide Studies
  • Journal of School Violence
  • Journal of California Law Enforcement (Guest Editor)
  • The Forensic Echo. Editorial board, beginning with Volume II, Number 11, 1998 (the first refereed journal on forensic psychiatry, law, and public policy) Served six years until the journal merged.
  • Western Criminology Review (Reviewer)
  • Journal of Criminal Justice (Reviewer)
  • Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice (Reviewer)

Articles – Popular Media

Greenberg, S. (1997). Deadly force: two views.  Special series for The Baltimore Sun, Perspective. C1, C4.

Greenberg, S. (1986). Sudden impact. American Way, 19(3) 18-21.

GRANTS

Grants – Pending

Greenberg, S. (2019). Engaging the Nation’s Police Officers in STEM Education in Grades preK-12. National Science Foundation.

Greenberg, S. (2019). Establishing the Center for Police and the Public’s Health at Johns Hopkins University: Changing the Landscape to Increase Service to and Care for People and Communities in Need.  Concept document submitted to Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Grants and External Funding – Awarded

A select sample of funded grants follows: 

Waddell, R., Greenberg, S. (2017) National Criminal Justice Center for Technology Research, Test and Evaluation. National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice. (third period funding, $2.5 million)

Idhe, A., Greenberg, S. (2014) School Safety Technology Review Initiative – National Institute of Justice (supplement to the National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test, and Evaluation Center). National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice. ($740,000)

Greenberg, S. (2014) Sentinel Event Review Initiative: Baltimore Police Department – National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice. ($7,000)

Waddell, R., Greenberg, S. (2013) Establishing the National Criminal Justice Center for Technology Research and Evaluation. National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice. ($2.4 million)

Greenberg, S. (2013) Leadership development for the Youngstown (Ohio) Police Department. Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice ($30,000)

Ewald, W., Greenberg, S. (2013) CSX Corporation Police Leadership Academy. CSX Transportation Corporation. (multi-year award, $100,000 for phase I)

Greenberg, S. (2013) Reducing Deaths, Disabilities, and Injuries to Maryland Law Enforcement Officers Engaged in Traffic-related Activities: Innovative Traffic Safety Awareness, Branding, and Marketing. Maryland Highway Safety Office, Maryland Department of Transportation. ($150,000)

Greenberg, S. Scenario-based instruction in the Baltimore Police Academy. U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, awarded August, 2012 ($10,000).

Greenberg, S. Law Enforcement Liaison for Traffic Safety and Enforcement. Maryland Highway Safety Office, Maryland Department of Transportation, awarded July, 2012 ($101,000)

Greenberg, S. Maryland Public Safety Visual Language Guide and Curriculum. Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention and the Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, September 2010 to September 2011 ($50,000)

Greenberg, S. Highway Safety Leadership: CEO Perspectives. U.S. Department of Transportation. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, September, 2010 to August, 2011 ($103,000)

Greenberg, S. Service to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity for University Level Training. Department of Homeland Security, July, 2009 to July, 2013 ($9.8 million) 

Greenberg, S. Developing a New Supervisory Curriculum. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, September 2009 to May, 2010 ($122,000)   

Greenberg, S. Review of Investigator Acceptance of Legal Curricula. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, September, 2009 to January, 2010 ($60,000)

Greenberg, S.  Local Training for Regional Assessment and Collaboration (L-TRAC). International Association of Fire Chiefs and Federal Emergency Management Agency. October, 2008 to September, 2011 ($803,000)

Greenberg, S. Establishing terrorist early warning groups in urban area security initiative (UASI) sites.  Department of Homeland Security, January, 2005 to April, 2006 ($275,000)

Greenberg, S., McDonald, P. Mid-Atlantic regional community policing institute: ethics and integrity program.  Awarded to the JHU School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, July, 2003 to June, 2004 ($550,000)

Greenberg, S., McDonald, P. Mid-Atlantic regional community policing institute: community policing initiative.  Awarded to the JHU School of Professional Studies in Business and Education. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, July, 2003 to June, 2004 ($250,000)

McDonald, P., Greenberg, S. Homeland security and transportation enforcement agencies. Federal Transit Administration, December, 2003 to July, 2004 ($850,000)

Greenberg, S. Campus safety, homeland security, and the nation’s university campuses. Awarded to the Division of Public Safety Leadership. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, August, 2003 to August, 2004 ($280,000)

Greenberg, S. and McDonald, P.  School safety. Awarded to the SPSBE Division of Public Safety Leadership and Center for Technology in Education. U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Office of Science and Technology. 2003-2004 ($1.4 million)

SELECT INVITED PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS - INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL, AND REGIONAL

A sample of the organizations to which papers and presentations have been made since joining Johns Hopkins University:

  • S. Department of Homeland Security
  • S. Department of Justice
  • S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
  • S. Marshals Service
  • S. Park Police
  • S. Capitol Police
  • Canadian Chiefs of Police Association
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board
  • National State Police Academy Directors Association
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  • Major Cities Chiefs Association
  • Maryland Chiefs of Police Association
  • Maryland Sheriffs Association
  • Caruth Police Institute
  • Sam Houston State University, Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
  • Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions
  • Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
  • Maryland Highway Safety Office
  • Maryland Police Corps
  • International Association of Women Police
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Senior Management Institute for Police
  • Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc.
  • University of Maryland Administration of Justice Program
  • Harvard Associates in Police Science
  • Prince William County (VA) Police Academy
  • Security Program, University of Maryland at Baltimore
  • Howard County Board of Education
  • Rotary International
  • Leadership Montgomery County (MD)
  • University of Baltimore, School of Law
  • American Society for Industrial Security
  • S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (Washington, DC)
  • Delaware State Police
  • Maryland State Police
  • Louisiana State Police
  • Virginia State Police
  • The American University, School of Public Affairs

The following represents a sample of regional, national, and international presentations and papers.

Greenberg, S. (2019, April 12). Current and future challenges in school safety and security. Keynote. Conference on Youth Violence Prevention. Charlotte, NC.

Greenberg, S. (2019, April 12). Misperceptions, fears, and facts driving the school safety movement and industry. Conference on Youth Violence Prevention, Charlotte, NC.

Greenberg, s. (2019, March 30). Revisiting police education. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

Greenberg, S. (2017, July 28). Challenges to traditional approaches to policing in the United States: Response to current issues.  Conference of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Baltimore, Maryland.        

Greenberg, S. (2016, March 16). Changes in higher education: From program concept to program success. Chinese Shaanxi Higher Education Delegation to Johns Hopkins University, Columbia, Maryland.

Greenberg, S. (2016, February 19). Impact of body worn camera videos on police Internal affairs investigations. Regional Internal Affairs Commanders Forum, Marriottsville, Maryland.

Greenberg, S. (2015, December 4). Future of campus public safety in response to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. DC Area Campus Police Academy graduation, Washington, D.C.

Greenberg, S. (2015, April 7). Advancing K-12 school safety: Evaluating the role of school resource officers. Mid-Atlantic DARE and School Resource Officer Conference. Maryland Police Training Commission. Ocean City, Maryland. 

Greenberg, S. (2015, March 31). Current issues in 21st century policing. Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs’ Roundtable. Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. Sykesville, Maryland.

Greenberg, S. (2015, March 16). Short-term and Long-term Implications of the Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Chiefs of Police Conference, Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. Ocean City, Maryland. 

Greenberg, S. (2015, March 9). Trends impacting safety and security on college and university campuses in the United States. International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. Sterling, Virginia.

Greenberg, S. (2014, September 19). Police role in public health crises. Maryland Chiefs of Police Association, Ocean City, Maryland.

Greenberg, S. (2014, April 8).  Quality of research on police role in violence reduction. Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.

Greenberg, S. (2013, June 19). Traffic-related preventable death, disability, and injury to law enforcement officers. Maryland Highway Safety Office Summit, Columbia, Maryland.

Greenberg, S. (2012, September 12).  Perceptions of police executives on policies and practices to reduce police officer death and injury due to traffic collision. Maryland Chiefs of Police Association and Maryland Sheriffs Association Combined Annual Conference. Ocean City, Maryland. 

Greenberg, S. (2012, September 4).  Advancing the partnership between public health and public safety to address injury prevention.  Initial presentation in the 2012 Injury Prevention Seminars of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

Greenberg, S. (2012, March 15). Emerging issues in campus public safety: Review of the national survey. Annual Conference of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, Chesapeake/Mid-Atlantic Region. Columbia, Maryland.

Greenberg, S. (2011, November 3). Innovations in urban police service: Current research and future challenges. Command Conference, Caruth Police Institute. Dallas, Texas.  

Greenberg, S. (2011, October 26). Creating cohesive operations: New fiscal realities. Senior Executive Session, Management and Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Jekyll Island, Georgia. 

Greenberg, S. (2011, October 15). Law enforcement at a crossroad: Rethinking prevention as an agency priority. Maryland Crime Prevention Association: 30th Anniversary Conference. Ocean City, Maryland.

Greenberg, S. (2011, August 26). Improving value and productivity of police highway safety and enforcement initiatives.  Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. Sykesville, Maryland.

Greenberg, S. (2011, May 22). Looking to the future: Challenges facing chiefs of police and sheriffs a decade after the terrorist attacks of September 11.  Conference of Newly Appointed Chiefs of Police and Elected Sheriffs.  Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. Ocean City, Maryland. 

Greenberg, S. (2011, May 18). Managing employees in a fiscally challenged and changing correctional environment. State Correctional Wardens Forum, Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Columbia, Maryland.

Greenberg, S. (2011, April 21). Issues in police officer recruiting: Focusing recruiter attention on the career stages of potential employees. Regional Law Enforcement Recruiters Seminar. Towson, Maryland.        

Greenberg, S. (2011, February 15). Overcoming mediocrity in traffic safety and enforcement by law enforcement agencies. Maryland Highway Safety Conference. Ocean City, Maryland.

Greenberg, S. (2011, January 24). Restructuring and advancing the role of mid-managers in large law enforcement agencies. Metro Transit Police. Washington, D.C.

Greenberg, S. (2010, March 11). Myths and Misperceptions about Emergency Response in the United States. Community Emergency Response Network. Ellicott City, Maryland.

Greenberg, S. (2010, March 10). The Loss of the Journey/Apprentice Relationship in Law Enforcement. Regional Field Training Officer Conference. Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. Sykesville, Maryland.

GRANT REVIEW PANELS
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation – community and economic development
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – sponsored research studies
  • Office of the U.S. Attorney, Maryland – gang prevention, intervention, and enforcement
  • Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention and Control – violence against women
SELECT APPOINTMENTS, BOARD, AND COMMITTEES
  • Forum on Global Violence Prevention, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences (first term appointment in 2014) – Two terms as chair (ended 2019) – Co-Chair, Meeting on Means of Violence – Planning Committee, Meeting on Mental Illness and Violence
  • Board Member, Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board (three-year initial term began October, 2011 – first academic appointed to the 19-member Board)
  • Executive Session on Law Enforcement Leadership – Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Harvard Executive Session on Public Safety, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Advisory Panel – Maryland Police Leadership Institute/Command College – Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, Maryland Department of Public Safety
  • Advisory Board, Center for Technology in Education (CTE), School of Education, Johns Hopkins University
  • Research Advisory Committee – International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Advisory Panel, Strategic Approaches to Improve Communications, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
  • Task Force on Road Safety Workforce Development, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies
  • Training and Conference Committee, Maryland Chiefs of Police Association
  • Leadership Roundtable, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Summit on School Safety Solutions, Maryland State Department of Education
  • Research Roundtable, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Science and Technology
  • Law Enforcement Leadership Initiative, U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • Advisory Committee – Mid-Atlantic Emergency Management Center (Frederick Community College)
  • Work Group on Military Call Up and Public Safety Agencies – U.S. Department of Defense
  • Law Enforcement Committee, Mental Health Consensus Project, Council of State Governments
  • Problem Solving Work Group on Profiling, U.S. Department of Justice, appointed by U.S. Attorney General
  • Crime Mapping and Data-Driven Management Expert Roundtable, U.S. Department of Justice and National Partnership for Reinventing Government
  • Task Force on Crime Mapping and Crime Control, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Governor’s Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice – Task Force on Youth Citizenship and Violence
  • Maryland Police Corps Advisory Committee, appointed by the Lt. Governor
SERVICE

Community Service

  • Maryland Juvenile Justice Grant Planning and Review Committee
  • Central Maryland Red Cross, Board of Directors, Pheresis Program
  • Maryland Community Policing Consortium (former chair)
  • Baltimore County Executive’s Oversight Group – Preventing and Reducing Crime and Violence in the Public Schools
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill – Maryland
  • Search Committee for the Director, Maryland Police Corps
  • Guilford/Waverly Area Community Organizations – Private Security Patrols
  • Baltimore Crime Reduction Plan – Baltimore Police Department
  • Curriculum Review Committee, Maryland Police Corps (Chair)
  • Advisory Group, Crime Prevention and Control – East St. Louis, IL
  • Committee on Student Behavior, Baltimore County Public Schools (Co-chair)
  • Board of Visitors, Maryland School for the Deaf
  • Advisory Board, Howard County Citizens Against Spousal Assault
  • Howard County Disabilities Issues Committee
  • Governor’s Crime Prevention Steering Committee
  • Board of Directors, Howard County YMCA
  • United Way of Central Maryland, Volunteer Executive/Loaned Executive Program
  • Maryland Crime Prevention Association, Past President

Service to Johns Hopkins University

  • Donated funds for and established an endowed $100K scholarship at Johns Hopkins University for public safety personnel (police, fire/EMS, public health, emergency management, corrections, emergency medicine, security) – The David and Bessie Greenberg Scholarship Fund granted its first scholarships in 2010
  • JHU Development and Alumni Relations presentations – Baltimore MD and Charleston SC
  • Numerous School of Education Faculty Search Committees
  • Johns Hopkins University External Affairs Council
  • Johns Hopkins University Campus and Neighborhood Security Group (Office of the Senior Vice President)
  • Advisor, Resource Allocation and Scheduling, Homewood Campus Security
  • Adviser and one of the Principal Investigators, Department of Homeland Security, Center of Excellence for Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response, a multi-agency consortium led by Johns Hopkins University
  • Crisis Manager/Incident Commander, School of Education – Coordinator for H1N1 response
  • School of Education Academic Council
  • Sexual Harassment/Designated Complaint Handler
  • Campus Safety and Security Advisory Committee
  • JHU Faculty Advisory Budget Committee
  • Executive Board, Urban Health Council/Urban Health Institute
  • MBA Steering Committee – Division of Business and Management (Co-Chair)
  • Search Committee – Faculty, School of Public Health
  • Search Committee – Faculty, School of Medicine
  • Search Committee – Dean of the School of Continuing Studies (SCS)
  • JHU School of Continuing Studies – Facilitator, Diploma Ceremony
  • JHU Evergreen Society – developed and presented 10-week program entitled “Issues in Criminal Justice”
  • Chair, Search Committee – MBA Director – Division of Business and Management
  • Search Committee – Faculty – Department of Information Technology
  • Committee to Review Criteria for Faculty Promotion – SCS
  • Chair, Search Committee – Faculty – Organizational Development
  • Search Committee – Associate Dean, Division of Business and Management (twice)
  • Chair, Search Committee – Assistant to the Dean – SPSBE
  • Chair, Search Committee, Director for Faculty Development, SCS
  • Search Committee, Program Director, Applied Behavioral Sciences

Select Service to the Profession

  • Presented testimony (invited) to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing
  • Invited to participate in White House discussion group – Follow up to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing (two sessions)
  • Developed new membership structure and standards for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Presented testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs on campus safety (following mass shooting incident at Virginia Tech)
  • Developed a portion of the initial standards for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA)
  • Presented testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on police response to the Americans with Disabilities Act. (One of four people in the nation selected to testify)
  • Presented before the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi on bias in police executive selection
  • Member, Review Committee, National Executive Institute, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Advisory Panel, Grants to the State of Maryland for the Violence against Women Act Funding, Governor’s Commission on Crime Control and Prevention
  • Member, Performance Measurement Committee, Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
  • Advisory Panel on Internal Investigations, Los Angeles Police Department

Memberships

American Society of Criminology
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences – Policing
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences – Policy and Law
Maryland Crime Prevention Association
Maryland Chiefs of Police Association
Johns Hopkins Alumni Association