Building an Abuse-Free Childhood with Chief Jerald Monahan

My guest today is Police Chief Jerald Monahan. He has served for 42 years in the public safety community. His incredible service record includes being the Chief of Police for Prescott, Arizona. He’s currently the Yavapai College Chief of Police.

Chief Monahan has been the president of the Board of Directors for the End Violence Against Women International organization. He’s also a strong advocate for the Start By Believing Campaign.

Which is why I’m so happy to have him as a guest to discuss problems and solution for moms in addressing abuse and bullying and how to start conversations.

He’s going to give us some imperative tips today that will guide moms to be a trusted adult, by believing their daughters!

About Jerald Monahan

Jerald Monahan has served the Arizona public safety community for the past 42 years beginning with the Arizona State Prison and the Casa Grande Police Department from 1978 to 2002.  He went to work at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in 2002 as a Captain and was appointed Chief Deputy in 2005.

In June of 2008 he was appointed as the Chief of Police with the Apache Junction Police Department, and in March of 2013, was appointed as the Chief of Police for the City of Prescott serving there until June of 2016 when he accepted the Chief of Police position for Yavapai College.

Chief Monahan has been actively involved in addressing issues of violence against women with each agency he has served.  He was appointed to the Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women in 2003.  In January of 2011, Chief Monahan was named as the Chairperson, serving in that role until December of 2013.  In April of 2015 he was appointed to the Board of Directors for the End Violence Against Women International organization and served as board President until November of 2017 when he was hired as the Law Enforcement Liaison for the organization serving in this role in 2018.  He continues to serve as a consultant to EVAWI.

Chief Monahan also serves as a consultant for the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative and has since 2009.   He served on the Executive Board for the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police from 2009 to 2014.

Chief Monahan holds a Master of Science degree in Leadership with an Emphasis on Crisis Management and disaster preparedness from Grand Canyon University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration from Grand Canyon University, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Administration of Justice from Central Arizona College. He is a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy, the 230th Session, Sept. 2007.

National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence