Staff & Board


Key Staff:

As a leader in the law enforcement training and consulting industry, UMCPI is comprised of experienced public safety executives, consultants, and business professionals.  They are committed to the highest standards of quality and professionalism.  Our team’s unique background includes work in the academic, public, and private sector.

Dennis Cusick
Executive Director
Chief of Police, Emeritus

Direct: 651-917-2259 | Office: 651-917-2255 x107

Dennis has 34 years of municipal law enforcement experience, including 18 years as a Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police. He has served public safety agencies as a consultant for 15 years, helping to develop solutions to the complex environment facing law enforcement today.

Susan Engel
Finance Manager


Susan has over 25 years experience in financial management and operations, for a variety of nonprofit and private sector organizations.  She holds a M.B.A from Yale University and a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

2017 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

President | Kevin A. Campana

Vice-President | Lieutenant Peggy Johnson
Duluth Police Department, Retired

Secretary | Donald S. Winger, M.A.
Program Director, Police Science & Public Safety Administration
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Treasurer | Ann Gergen
Executive Director
Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP)


Jon Iverson, Esq.
Iverson Reuvers Condon, Attorneys at Law

Emy Johnson
Director, Assets Protection, Target Corporation
Council Member, City of Shoreview

Chief of Police Kelly McCarthy
Mendota Heights Police Department

David Pecchia
Executive Director Minnesota Chiefs of Police, Retired
Chief of Police, Lino Lakes Police Department, Retired

Chief of Police Michael Tusken
Duluth Police Department

Matt Bostrom-on Leave of Absence
Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, Retired
University of Oxford-England

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