Our Founders
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Madeline Lewis

Madeline Lewis is a patrol officer with the Lower Merion Township Police Department in Montgomery County, PA.  During her tenure, she has been assigned to the Department’s Patrol Division, Auxiliary Services Unit, Investigations Unit, and Staff and Inspections Unit.  

 

She has served as agency Accreditation Manager since 2016.  As Accreditation Manager her tasks include overseeing both state accreditation (PLEAC) and CALEA accreditation programs, updating policies to ensure compliance with standards changes and best practices, and the development and implementation of required trainings.  In addition to accreditation Ofc. Lewis acts as the Department’s grant writer/coordinator, is a certified physical fitness instructor, and is a member of the Department’s Hostage Negotiations Team. Ofc. Lewis has received training as both an Accreditation Manager and Accreditation Assessor. She has performed numerous mock assessments, and has been an Assessor for the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission of the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. She holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from the University of Valley Forge and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

 

mlewis@aspirantllc.com

484-340-2242

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John
String

John D. String is a Lieutenant with the Lower Merion Township Police Department in Montgomery County, PA. He is currently assigned to the Department’s Patrol Division as a Watch Commander and held previous positions with the Departments Staff and Inspections Unit, Canine Unit, and served as a Field Training Officer.

 

He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, completed FBI-LEEDA’s supervisor and command level training, Penn State University’s POSIT course, and several additional leadership and liability training courses. In 2016 he was trained as an accreditation manager and then as an assessor in 2017.

 

While assigned to the Department’s Staff and Inspections Unit he supervised the Department’s PLEAC and CALEA reaccreditations.

 

John holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Arkansas State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 

 

jstring@aspirantllc.com

610-348-8082

Our Team
Greg Budman

Greg Budman is a Corporal with the Pennsylvania Capitol Police in Dauphin County. He is currently assigned to the Administration Section as the Accreditation Manager, Chief Intelligence Officer and oversees the Critical Infrastructure Security Assessment Team.

 

Since 2013, he has been assigned as the agency’s Accreditation Manager directing and managing both the state accreditation program (PLEAC) as well as international accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).  He is responsible for updating policies and procedures to ensure the department is in compliance with the high standards established by both PLEAC and CALEA. Through his proficiency and expertise , the Pennsylvania Capitol Police has been recognized as a Premier Agency by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association. In 2020, the Pennsylvania Capitol Police received their Certificate of Law Enforcement Accreditation through PLEAC and Certification of Advanced Accreditation through CALEA. He has received training as both an Accreditation Manager and Assessor. As an assessor, he has performed numerous on-site and mock assessments for Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies.

 

Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration of Justice from the University of Pittsburgh.

gbudman@aspirantllc.com

John Ross

John Ross is a Sergeant with the Philadelphia Police Department and has served  for over 32 years.  As a sergeant with PPD he works hand in hand with the LGBTQ community, Homeless Outreach Services, and business stakeholders to develop relationships and address community crime concerns. Additionally, John oversees the Philadelphia Unsolved Murder website, statistical monitoring and reporting of juvenile compliance with PCCD, community engagement with citizens and crime victims to develop a framework to help reduce and prevent crime.

In 2015, he was assigned as PPD’s Accreditation Manager and oversees PLEAC accreditation for the City of Philadelphia. His duties include maintaining PLEAC proofs of compliance, departmental and external policy review, ongoing training of professional development, counseling of personnel, development and maintaining of the Philadelphia Unsolved Murder website, statistical monitoring and reporting of juvenile compliance with PCCD, community engagement with citizens and crime victims to develop a framework to help reduce and prevent crime.

 

He is currently a member of the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Organization Management from Gwynedd Mercy University.

jross@aspirantllc.com

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