Dan Stump

President and Chief Executive Officer

Member of the IIR Board of Trustees

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Dan Stump is the president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), leading the organization in its mission to create and deliver dynamic solutions for our criminal justice partners and communities. He is also a member of the IIR Board of Trustees.

Mr. Stump joined IIR in 2019, taking on a leadership role in IIR’s officer safety and wellness portfolio, focused on developing and delivering training, resources, and other tools to support safety and wellness in the justice community. In 2022, he was named director of IIR’s Center for Law Enforcement Safety and Wellness, overseeing a multimillion-dollar program area. Under his leadership, the Center grew, expanding beyond law enforcement personnel to include corrections staff and families of law enforcement personnel. In January 2024, Mr. Stump was appointed a senior vice president, expanding his influence to support all IIR programs in both deliverable development and delivery, strategic assessment of business development opportunities, relationship building with field-based partners, and proposing ideas to innovate IIR operational practices. Throughout his time at IIR, Mr. Stump has also prioritized developing and maintaining relationships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; community leaders; and the public to foster trust, understanding, and cooperation.

Prior to IIR, Mr. Stump faithfully served as a law enforcement officer with the Springettsbury Township Police Department in York, Pennsylvania, for 23 years, with the last 5 years as chief of police. As chief, he was responsible for staffing, budgeting, training, disciplining, policy formulation and implementation, equipment acquisition, strategic planning and development, and community relations. As an officer, he served as a team leader, as Negotiation Unit commander, and as team commander of the York County Quick Response Team. In 2019, Mr. Stump received MLK Image Awards Distinguished Achievement for Building Relationships and Community Service from the Black Ministers’ Association of York, Pennsylvania, for his work to unite the police department and the community, fostering a trusting environment for collaboration.

Mr. Stump’s distinguished career at Springettsbury served as a catalyst to expand his knowledge and impact at the local, state, and national levels. During his time as chief, he had an opportunity to partner with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Diagnostic Center to assess needs in his agency and identify resources to support agency personnel in successfully fulfilling their responsibilities as sworn officers and civilian staff. This opportunity gave him a unique insight into resources and tools available at the federal level, and he became an advocate of the program to help other jurisdictions. Mr. Stump’s knowledge and passion for the law enforcement profession also pushed him to serve as an accreditation assessor for the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, traveling throughout the state and conducting on-site assessments of police departments for accreditation or reaccreditation. He is also a past president of the York County Chiefs of Police Association.

Mr. Stump graduated from the 242nd Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy and holds a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from York College of Pennsylvania.