Thomas Woodmansee
Senior Advisor


Mr. Woodmansee has 29 years of experience in policing and criminal justice training, technical assistance, and research. He was a sworn police officer for the Madison (WI) Police Department and served in numerous roles and ranks. He has conducted trainings for police organizations at the local, state, and national levels. His areas of expertise include tactics and use of force, interviewing, domestic violence investigations, violent crime investigations, hostage negotiations, narcotics and gangs, search warrants, courtroom testimony, and community policing.

As a senior advisor at CNA, he has worked with hundreds of agencies around the country on policy and procedures, assessments, after action reports, violence reduction strategies, community policing, federal partner collaboration, targeted offender strategies, organizational and cultural change, and body-worn cameras. He has presented at state, national, and international policing conferences including the conferences of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Public Safety Partnership, and Strategies for Policing Innovation. He has also presented at the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance National Meetings, the Problem-Oriented Policing Conference, and the 2018 Stockholm International Criminology Symposium. Woodmansee has contributed to numerous articles, podcasts, and webinars related to policing best practices and has co-authored several after action and assessment reports. He holds an M.S. in management and organizational behavior.


August 24, 2018

Thomas Woodmansee writes, “Introducing a BWC program to your organization and community is complex, which is why it is important to establish comprehensive, effective, and customized training for your agency, your officers, your criminal justice partners, the media, and the public.”

BWC Training and Technical Assistance: “In View Commentary: The Importance of Developing Your Own BWC Training”

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