Leadership & Staff

Jennifer Davis-Lamm, MSCJ
Senior Program Manager

Jennifer has been with the Caruth Police Institute since it opened in 2008; she currently develops and implements programming for special topics in police leadership. Her interests include organizational communication, mentoring programs, women in police leadership, and health and wellness for police organizations. Before her tenure at CPI, she spent eight years in program management and leadership with a non-profit public health organization and worked as a researcher for a criminal justice consulting group. Jennifer earned her Master of Science in Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas in 2004. She currently volunteers with the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center as a victim advocate.


Shayna VIncent
Academic Program Manager

Shayna Vincent joined the Caruth Police Institute staff as Program Coordinator in 2010 and took the role as Academic Program Manager in 2015. She manages faculty recruitment, development, retention, and oversees program scheduling. Her areas of interest in curriculum development include conflict resolution, stress management, and first responder family wellness. Shayna previously worked at PaxUnited National Mediation Center where she assisted in implementing a nationally recognized peer mediation program. She earned a Master’s in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University in 2009 and a Bachelor’s in Sociology from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2007. Shayna’s volunteer work includes years as a Dallas Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children and a call taker for the North Texas Suicide and Crisis Center Hotline.


Jane Dillard
Administrative Specialist


Stephen Bishopp, PhD
Associate Director for Research
Sergeant, Dallas Police Department

Stephen A. Bishopp is the Associate Director for Research at the Caruth Police Institute in the Dallas Police Department. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Shippensburg University (1989) and M.S. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) in Criminology from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a 23-year veteran and Sergeant with the Dallas Police Department. His research interests include police and subculture, promotional systems within police agencies, and criminological theory.  

Publications and works currently in-progress include:

Stephen A. Bishopp., David Klinger, and Robert Morris (2013) “An Examination of the Effect of Policy on Police Use of TASERs.”  Criminal Justice Police Review. DOI: 10.1177/0887403414543558

Stephen A. Bishopp & Denise Paquette Boots. (2014). “General Strain Theory, Exposure to Violence, and Suicide Ideation Among Police Officers: A Gendered Approach.” Journal of Criminal Justice, 42 (6), 538-548.

Valerie Womack, Robert Morris, & Stephen A. Bishopp. Do Changes in TASER Use Policy Impact Police Officer Injury Rates? (Under review at Police Quarterly, January 2015)

Stephen A. Bishopp, Jennifer Reigle-Gonzalez, & Katelyn Kassarjian. The Epidemiology of Police Sexual Misconduct. (In-progress).

Stephen A. Bishopp, John Worrall, & Nicole Piquero. General Strain and Police Misconduct:  Does Organizational Influence Matter? (In-progress, to be presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in Orlando, Fl., March 2015).