Dr. Jocelyn E. Roland

Dr. Roland received her B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College, Hartford, CT in 1988, and her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology - Los Angeles in 1992. In June, 2011 she was awarded board certification as a specialist in Police and Public Safety Psychology. She has been a licensed psychologist in both Arizona and California since 1994.

For the duration of her 20 year career, she has specialized in police and public safety psychology, and over the last seven years has been working in the forensic arena as well.

She began in the field as a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Los Angeles Police Department's Behavioral Science Services Section where she remained for two years. Following, she became a Law Enforcement Psychologist with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) for 3 years, and was promoted to Assistant Director of the Employee Support Services Bureau where she remained for 6 years until she moved to Modesto in 2004. At LASD she worked in close consultation with the Special Enforcement Bureau (SWAT), the Aero Bureau, and was one of the Department's primary threat managers.

Currently, she is the department psychologist for eight (8) public safety agencies (both police and fire), conducting confidential counseling as well as critical incident stress debriefings after shootings and other traumatic events to officers, dispatchers, firefighters, and other public safety personnel. These same services are provided to numerous other agencies as needed.

She also provides consultation to executives and managers, is a member of 4 Crisis Negotiation Teams and assists in Peer Support/CISM Programs. She conducts pre-employment psychological screening to approximately 45 departments for peace officer, fire, dispatch and other public safety positions. She also performs Fitness-for-duty evaluations (FFDE) for both public safety and private industry. Her forensic work includes court appointed evaluations of sanity and competency to stand trial, as well as other forensic psychological evaluations or expert testimony as requested.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), APA's Division 18, the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Psychological Services Section (PPSS).

At present she is the Vice Chair of the IACP-PPSS and Member-at-large of the IACP PPSS Executive Board, and a Practice Sample Coordinator for the national examination process for the American Board of Police and Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP).