Laura Goodman, MA, Deputy Chief of Police (RET)
Areas of Expertise
Laura Goodman served in criminal justice for 35 years as a police officer, sergeant and deputy chief of police in major metropolitan police departments, as the Ombudsman for Crime Victims for the State of Minnesota, and as Director of Public Safety for an urban university. Her work has focused on reducing violence against women and children, increasing the representation of women in police leadership roles and teaching officers how to effectively engage victims and hold offenders accountable for their behavior.
Laura earned a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Strategic Management from St. Catherine University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Communication from Metro State University, and an Associate of Arts in Law Enforcement from Normandale Community College. She is a past adjunct faculty member at Metro State University.
Laura has provided training and written articles on the critical role police officers have in ending gender-based violence. She has experience on a national and international level as a trainer, speaker, and consultant. Laura is a past president of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) where she continues to serve as a director on its Board of Trustees.