About NEPAC

Consultant Profiles


Kerry Holsten


Kerry Holsten brings a broad and deep knowledge of police management and law enforcement practices. She served with the Warwick, RI Police Department for 22 years. She retired with the rank of Lieutenant and served in many different capacities from uniform patrol to executive management. One of her last assignments was as the Accreditation Manager to prepare the department to achieve accreditation recognized by the Commission on the Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). Kerry enlisted staff and management support, created and reviewed policies and procedures and assured readiness for the audit. In 2004, the Warwick, RI Police Department achieved a 100% score from CALEA at the conclusion of the audit process. The Department has since been re-accredited and maintains its high standard of compliance.


Kerry is a certified accreditation assessor recognized by CALEA and has participated in numerous assessment teams nationwide supporting local, state and federal law enforcement agencies seeking accreditation.


Kerry has been passionate about training and development of our next generation of law enforcement professionals. Lieutenant Holsten holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University and a M.S. in Administration of Justice from Salve Regina University. She has served as an adjunct professor for Katherine Gibbs and as an instructor with Roger Williams University’s Justice System Training & Research Institute. Specific courses in her training portfolio include: Ethics in the Workplace, Internal Affairs, Policy Development, Project Management, Conflict Management, Problem Employees, Performance Management and Workplace Harassment.




Christine Crocker


Christine Crocker brings extensive law enforcement background to NEPAC, LLC. She served with the Cumberland, RI Police Department for 23 years. She retired with the rank of Captain where she oversaw recruitment and selection of new officers, assisted with the department budget process, supervised the School Resource Officer program and served as the department’s Planning and Training Officer along with securing millions of dollars in grant funding for the department. As the Accreditation Manager she led her department’s quest to become nationally accredited in 2003, and ensured continued compliance through the agency’s next two reaccreditation assessments.


Captain Crocker is a member of the Board of Directors for the Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center and served on the Rhode Island Chiefs of Police Association Advisory Board for the implementation of a strategic plan to address bias based policing. She has served on policy review and development committees for the Rhode Island Inter-local Trust.


She currently serves as Chairperson to the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Coalition (RIPAC) and is a certified assessor and team leader for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). She has conducted numerous assessments of agencies nationwide seeking accreditation.


Captain Crocker holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Roger Williams University and a M.S. in Administration of Justice from Salve Regina University. She has served as an adjunct professor for Katherine Gibbs and as an instructor with Roger Williams University’s Justice System Training & Research Institute. Specific courses in her training portfolio include: Grant Writing, Data Analysis, Planning and Project Management, Problem Employees, Labor Relations and Performance Appraisal, Early Intervention for employees, Workplace Harassment and Policy Development.


She also supports the RI State Police as Cyber Security Program Manager in Computer Crimes.