Training Program Manager, Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA)
Don Roby is the Training Program Manager for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association, located in Frederick, Maryland. He is responsible for the development and execution of the association’s training programs. Don served as a Captain with the Baltimore County Police Department (Maryland), and retired in December 2015 after 35-1/2 years of service. Don worked a variety of assignments, including patrol, special operations, criminal investigations, aviation and administration. He served as his agency’s aviation unit commander for over 10-years as a captain, and as a lieutenant for 3-years in the aviation unit. He currently serves as the chairperson of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Aviation Committee, is a member of the Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) Government Services Committee, member of the HAI’s Training Committee and is a member of the National Sheriff’s Association’s Homeland Security Committee. Don is a frequent presenter at various international and domestic conferences on law enforcement aviation and small unmanned aircraft systems matters. He has participated in the National Institute of Justice Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technical Working Group, and the FAA’s Small UAS Proposed Rule Making Committee. He is the recipient of the 2005 HAI Excellence in Law Enforcement Aviation Award. Don resides in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania with his wife.