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Dr. John D. Chavers

Director, International Law Enforcement Academy, Roswell
Regional and International Training Directorate
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
U.S. Department of Homeland Security


In April 2016, Dr. John D. Chavers was selected to serve as Director of the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) in Roswell, New Mexico.  He directs the daily operations related to the training of foreign dignitaries from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central America, Eastern Europe, Mexico, and South America attending the ILEA program.  In this capacity, Director Chavers works with the U.S. Department of State and other Federal law enforcement agencies to ensure that the curriculum presented to these executive level delegates is timely and meets the needs of an ever-changing enforcement environment as it relates to transnational organized crime, terrorism, anti-corruption, cybercrime and other current international trends.  He is responsible for all facets of the ILEA Roswell operation with the focus of ensuring that world class law enforcement training is being provided to all international delegates, and his background allows for a continued strength of partnership between agencies for the benefit of this executive-level training forum.

Director Chavers has over 38 years of combined Federal, State and Local law enforcement experience.  In his law enforcement career, he has performed various duties including Highway Patrol Trooper, Solo-Motors Officer, Special Reaction Team member, Anti-Air Piracy, Special Enforcement Division, Special Agent, and Federal Air Marshal.

Since joining the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers as a Senior Instructor in 1989, Director Chavers has served as the Site Director for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Office of Artesia Operations, Deputy Assistant Director of Administration, Director of the U.S. Indian Police Academy, Training Division Chief, as well as Branch Chief and Senior Instructor across multiple topical subject matter areas.

Director Chavers’ formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Texas State University in 1980, a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix in 1991, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership from Christian Leadership University in 2004.

Dr. Kristen Scowcroft

Senior Advisor, International Law Enforcement Academy, Roswell
International Programs Division
Supervisory Special Agent, United States Secret Service
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Kristen Scowcroft is a Supervisory Special Agent with 20 years in the United States Secret Service (USSS). Dr. Scowcroft was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and started her career in law enforcement as a police officer with the St. Louis County Police Department. She began her career with the U.S. Secret Service in the Chicago Field Office and went on to serve in the Protective Intelligence Division, Washington Field Office, and St. Louis Field Office.  She served as the Supervisor of the St. Louis Gateway Financial and Electronic Crimes Task Force in St. Louis, Missouri, which consisted of federal, state, and local law enforcement, private industry, and academia. Dr. Scowcroft’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Saint Louis University in 1996, a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting from Saint Louis University in 1997, and a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2014. Dr. Scowcroft was nominated for the Director's Award for Special Agent of the Year in 2016. In February 2020, Dr. Scowcroft joined ILEA Roswell as a Senior Advisor.

Dr. Scowcroft has developed and taught curriculum to the ILEA Roswell and Gaborone locations and at the St. Louis County Police Academy as a guest instructor. Dr. Scowcroft has over 22 years of combined Federal and local law enforcement experience. In her law enforcement career, she has had various duties including Patrol Officer, Asset Forfeiture Specialist, Intelligence Squad Supervisor, Counterfeit Squad Supervisor, Task Force Supervisor, TEOAF Budget Supervisor, Recruitment Special Agent, Site Supervisor for multiple National Special Security Events, and numerous protection assignments.

Dr. Scowcroft is married to John Scowcroft.  The couple has one child, son, Drew Scowcroft, who is 4 years old.  In her free time, Dr. Scowcroft loves to be outdoors with her family, whether hiking, swimming, biking, or running.