Expertise: Crime Prevention
Darryl A. Jones, Sr. accepted the position of Executive Director for Communities In Schools of the Nation’s Capital in December 2006. During his brief tenure, the organization has become an extremely active and viable non-profit in the DC education sector. In the last seven months, the organization has grown from a staff of one to a staff of five. CISNCAP has added new Board members, and the annual budget has tripled. The organization has revised its strategic plan, and begun implementing a new, multifaceted, resource development plan. Regularly scheduled staff training and professional development is now in place.
Prior to coming to Communities In Schools, Mr. Jones served for five years as the Vice President of the National Crime Prevention Council. In that capacity, he oversaw the 4500-member Crime Prevention Coalition of America, the Training and Technical Assistance department, Children and Youth programs, Community Outreach, and all Law Enforcement programs. He managed a staff of 30 and an annual budget of nearly $10 million. A retired police officer, Mr. Jones has been a keynote speaker and lead facilitator for regional and national law enforcement organizations, including the U.S. Department of Justice. He has been on 60 Minutes, in Newsweek, and has conducted innumerable radio and television interviews. He has given keynote addresses on public safety and leadership all over the country and abroad.
Mr. Jones is a Kellogg Fellow, and was the first police officer ever selected to participate in the prestigious three-year Kellogg National Leadership Program. A longtime activist for the rights of all people, Mr. Jones has received numerous awards for leadership and volunteerism, including Prince Georgian of the Year, and the Brotherhood Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice. He is a graduate and former Board member of Leadership Washington, and has been featured in the Washington Times’ Doer’s Profile, and the 1997 edition of “Who’s Who in National Leadership.”
Mr. Jones was appointed by President Clinton and confirmed by the House and Senate to serve on the National Law Enforcement Oversight Commission. He has been appointed by the Maryland Governor to chair several commissions, and has also served as a senior policy advisor. A graduate of the DC public school system, Mr. Jones also studied political science and labor economics at Howard University, and management and leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.