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Shalae M. De Jarnatt, PhD

Occupation: Graduate Program Mentor in the College of Information Technology
Company: Western Governors University

Education:
PhD in Public Safety Leadership specializing in Emergency Management, Capella University (2019)
Master’s Degree, Criminal Justice, Weber State University (2004)
Bachelor’s Degree, Exercise Science, Utah State University (1993)
AS in Physical Education, Ricks College (1990)

Certifications:
Genealogist Certificate, Association of Professional Genealogists (2023); Community Emergency Response Team Trainer, FEMA (2013); Amateur Radio Technician License, Federal Communications Commission (2008); Crisis Intervention Team, Valley Mental Health (2007); Category I: Peace Officer (1997); Emergency Medical Technician, State of Utah (1996); Category II: Special Functions and Corrections Officer, Utah Corrections Academy in the State of Utah (1993); Peace Officer, Peace Officer Standards and Training in the State of Utah (1993)

Career:
Graduate Program Mentor, College of College of Information Technology, Western Governors University (2023-Present)
Adjunct Instructor, Columbia College (2013-Present)
Instructor, Western Governors University (2022-2023)
Associate Instructor, Student Success, Western Governors University (2020-2022)
EC-IV, Western Governors University (2016-2020)
MRC Coordinator, Salt Lake Valley Health Department (2015)
Detective, Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake (2011-2013)
Officer, Detective, Community Oriented Policing Public Liaison and Crossing Guard Supervisor, Midvale Police Department (1997-2011)
Deputy, Cache County Sheriff’s Office (1993-1997)

Civic:
Utah Attorney General’s Office Child Abduction Response Team, Volunteer Coordinator (2003-2023); UPD Reservist (2013-2015); Executive Board Member, Utah Emergency Medical Training Center (1999-2013); Executive Board Member, The Family Support Center (2007-2011); Security Team Program Supervisor, Atlantic Committee for the Olympic Games (1996); Executive Board Member, Utah Emergency Medical Training Council; EMT Advisory Board, Cole Holland College; President, Vice President, Salt Lake County ARES

Creative Works:
Improvement Needed in Emergency Preparedness, Poster Session, Presented at the Fifth Annual Symposium for the Western Governors University Health Professions College, Salt Lake City, Utah (2019); Author, “Disaster Preparedness Levels: Traditional First Responder Roles And Affiliation With The Church,” ProQuest (2019); Author, “Theory, Literature, Methodology,” Capella University (2015); Author, “Transition from the Badge,” The Utah Peace Officer (2014); Author, “Wingin’ It,” Utah Emergency Managers Association (2013); Author, “Words Cannot Express,” The Utah Peace Officer (2011)

Achievements:
Dr. De Jarnatt’s most notable educational achievement is obtaining her PhD Professionally, her first career in law enforcement provided opportunities for her to make a difference in the lives of people who needed immediate assistance. After retiring, she found higher education created more enduring changes in the lives of people who needed help. Personally, her most notable achievement was her mission to Texas, Fort Worth, and her active membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Awards:
Honoree, Emerging Leader Cohort 23 (2020); Honoree, Day-In-The-Life Focus Group Member (2020); EVB Champion (2020); Honoree, LeaderChat! (2019); Recipient, Certificate of Achievement (2019); Recipient, Certificate of Accomplishment (2018); Recipient, Outstanding Unit Citation (2004, 2009, 2020, 2012); Recipient, Meritorious Service Award (2003, 2010); Recipient, Chief’s Award (2003, 2009); Honoree, Officer of the Year (2001, 2003, 2006); Recipient, Life-Saving Award (2001, 2002); Recipient, Utah State Senate Official Citation (2002); Honoree, Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (2002); Honoree, Sharpshooter (1995)

Memberships:
Member, Utah Peace Officers Association; Member, Utah Emergency Medical Training Council; Member, Utah DARE Officers Association; Member, Fraternal Order of Police; Member, National Crime Alert Network; Member, Utah Council for Crime Prevention; Member, Utah Association of School Resource Officers (UTASRO); Member, Salt Lake County ARES; Member, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service; Member, Utah Women In Law Enforcement; Member, Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake; Member, Utah Emergency Management Association; Member, International Association of Emergency Managers; Member, International Association of Undercover Officers; Member, Utah Genealogical Association; Member, National Genealogical Society

Religion:
Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Family:
Eight Siblings

Hobbies:
Spending time with family and friends; Triking with her Catrike Expedition

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