Karen Rice HeadshotKaren Collins Rice joined the Georgetown Law School Innovative Policing Program’s ABLE team in July 2020 to lead the design and development of the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement training and train-the-trainer program for the national launch.

With twenty-five years of organizational development, training design and leadership development experience in the private sector, Karen has transitioned her professional focus to police reform and is primarily concentrated on the transformation of agency culture. She is the Chief Program Architect for the innovative police leadership development program, 21st Century Police Leadership (21CPL), which was developed in partnership with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, and focuses on developing emotional intelligence, effective communication practices and building a healthy agency climate in police organizations.

Karen is also an experienced facilitator and has worked with the National Police Foundation and the Behind the Badge Foundation in developing their strategic plans. Using this streamlined process specifically designed for non-profit organizations, strategic planning becomes an ongoing, internal process that drives values, vision, and strategic goals into daily work.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Florida and a Master of Science degree in Instructional Systems Design from Florida State University. Karen lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and two sons.