Tony Narr


Tony Narr is PERF’s Director of Management Education, which includes managing the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP). Held at Boston University, SMIP is regarded as one the finest leadership development programs available to law enforcement executives. Mr. Narr also develops specialized leadership training programs for individual law enforcement agencies and regional associations. During his two-plus decades at PERF, he has been responsible for management services programs, research, and special projects, including PERF's work on police response to homeless people, the development of model polices and the protocol for the investigation of domestic elder abuse cases, studies on investigative unit staffing, the development and implementation of homicide reduction strategies in Jamaica W.I., violent crime and gang reduction in Minneapolis, the implementation of Early Intervention Systems including the Personnel Suite (EIS) for the Chicago Police Department, and the identification of best practices in policing. Mr. Narr has either led or worked on some 150 management studies and assessments of law enforcement agencies. He has served on national advisory boards, including: The National Institutes of Health; The Epilepsy Foundation of America; The National Speech-Language-Hearing Association; and, other boards concerned with police response and unique investigative obligations relative to special populations. He has served as PERF’s representative to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies on the updating of accreditation standards.

Mr. Narr has represented PERF and American law enforcement in the United States and abroad. He has lectured on criminal justice topics at American University in Washington, DC and has been called upon by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Information Agency to represent American policing to visiting police officials from other nations.

Prior to joining PERF, Mr. Narr served as a captain with the Prince George's County Police in Maryland, retiring in 1992. Then, Captain Narr served as the Accreditation Manager responsible for the national accreditation of this department of 1,700 personnel in 1991 which led him to served as an accreditation assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. Prior to this assignment, he served in a great many command capacities: Commander of the department's Personnel Division; Sector Commander (overseeing patrol, traffic, crime prevention and investigative functions); Executive Officer; Asst. to the Chief of Police; and the department-wide Crime Prevention Coordinator. Prior to entering police service, Mr. Narr spent five years as a member of the Prince George's County Fire Department. He holds an undergraduate degree in technology and management and a master's degree in personnel administration.