Alumni Association Executive Board
Deputy Chief, Frisco Police Dept.
Deputy Chief Jon Skertich has served with the Frisco Police Department since 2006. He currently serves as the Services Bureau Deputy Chief which encompasses the Records Division, Emergency Communications Center, Public Safety Technical Services, Community Services Unit and the School Resource Officer Unit. He earned his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Sam Houston State University and his master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of North Texas. Jon believes in life long learning and is a frequent reader. He has attended numerous leadership trainings including graduating from the 116th ILEA School of Police Supervision and the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas class 91. Jon and his family enjoy spending time together and their favorite memories are skiing on winter break and hiking during summer vacation in Colorado.
1st Vice President
Chief, Grafton Police Dept.
Chief Caponera is an accomplished law enforcement professional with over 28 years of experience. He currently holds the position of Chief of Police in Grafton, Wisconsin, and has previously served as Chief of Police in Anna, Texas. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from Regis University in Denver and is working on a Master’s in Public Administration. He graduated from the prestigious FBI National Academy Session 276 and the 53rd Session of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration’s (ILEA) School of Executive Leadership.
Chief Caponera has been a part of ILEA's Alumni board for the past two years. In addition, he serves on several other boards and committees. He is a national board member of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA. He also holds the position of First Vice President on the Wisconsin Organized Retail Crime Association board. Furthermore, he is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates Community Engagement Committee and the Wisconsin Department of Justice Committee on Elder Abuse. Chief Caponera is also actively involved with the Sons of the American Legion in Grafton, Wisconsin.
Chief Caponera has been married to his wife, Janna, for 20 years and is blessed with two adult sons, one of whom serves in the USAF.
2nd Vice President
Chief, Athens Police Dept.
Chad Allen has served in law enforcement for 18 years and is currently the Chief of Police with the Athens Police Department. Prior to joining the Athens Police Department, he served with the Keller Police Department as an Operations Commander and Support Services Commander.
Chad is a Police Training Officer, TCOLE Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Rapid Response Instructor, Bike Officer, Law Enforcement Fitness Specialist and Advanced SWAT Officer. He graduated from the 56th School of Executive Leadership at The Center for American & International Law, holds a Master’s in Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Public Finance & Budgeting from UTA, and he holds a Master Peace Officer’s License. Chad is also a graduate of FBI National Academy Session # 283 and PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police class # 82. Prior to law enforcement, Chad served in the U.S. Army for 8 years as a paratrooper. He served multiple combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq along with other military and government operations throughout the Middle East.
Chad lives in Athens with his wife Chantelle and three children Claire, Micah, and Emelyn. They are a very active outdoors family with hiking, camping, and mountain climbing. He is an avid supporter of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
3rd Vice President
Captain, Richland Hills Police Dept.
Richiland Hills, TX
Scott Russell is a Captain with the Richland Hills Police Department and has 24 years of experience proudly serving the communities of Hillsboro, Haltom City, and Richland Hills. Scott has served in various roles including field training officer, traffic, collision investigator, SWAT, K-9, and police instructor.
Scott graduated from The Institute of Law Enforcement Administration’s 121st School of Police Supervision and the 60th School of Executive Leadership at the Center for American & International Law. Additionally, He holds A Master of Science in Criminal Justice & Criminology from Texas Christian University (TCU) and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College of Missouri. Scott is also a graduate of TCU’s Leadership, Executive, Administration and Development (L.E.A.D.) Class #3.
Scott enjoys spending time with his family snowboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, and camping. He continues to be involved in team sports and coaching his children’s teams.
Assistant Chief Deputy, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office
Assistant Chief Deputy Raymond Williams currently oversees the Investigation Bureau which includes CIS, PES, Intel, Court Services, the Personnel Section. He began his career in law enforcement on August 01, 1988, as a Detention Service Officer with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department.
He was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff on June 21, 1991, and worked in various assignments including Technical Services and Warrant Executions, Freeway Management and Criminal Investigations.
On February 25, 2021, Chief Williams was honored to be appointed to the position of Assistant Chief Deputy and tasked with managing the Enforcement Operations Bureau within the Office of General Services.
Chief Williams holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Lamar University, a Master Peace Officer Certification, is a certified Firearms Instructor, and attended the 46th Management College at the ILEA. When not performing his duties, Chief Williams enjoys international travel with his wife of over 35 years.