2023-2024 Executive Board

Chris Ray

President • Nashville, TN

Chris is a Captain with the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and oversees the Office of Professional Accountability for the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.  Chris has 32 years of law enforcement experience, is a graduate of Bethel University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command.  He has served in his current role since 2017.  Chris and his wife Vicky, reside in Spring Hill, Tennessee. 

 

Craig Snider

Vice President • Murfreesboro, TN

Craig is a life-long resident of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and a 1997 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.  He began his career at the Murfreesboro Police Department in 1997 as one of only two part-time officers ever hired.  He quickly transferred to full-time status in the Uniform Division.  During his time in the Uniform Division, he was assigned to the Community Oriented Policing unit and taught D.A.R.E. part-time.  He served as a detective for approximately ten years.  In August of 2011, he was assigned to the Operations Division as part of the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).  He is a 2017 graduate of the Southeastern Leadership Academy from the University of Tennessee and was promoted to OPR Lieutenant in December of 2019.

Craig is married to Amy Snider and has a teenage son who keeps them busy with high school sports. Craig and Amy love to travel and explore the world together.

 

Tamra Alstatt

Treasurer • Montrose, CO

Tamra graduated from the Colorado POST Training Spring Valley Academy in December 2000 and started her law enforcement career with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office in May 2001.  She started as a patrol officer, moved into the Crime Prevention Unit, and ended her career there as a Detective specializing in sexual assault crimes, sexual offenders and registration, forensic interviewing of children, and undercover internet operations.

Tamra joined the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) in March 2008 as a Detective assigned to the Professional Standards Division where she conducted internal affairs investigations, background investigations, internal audits, and reviews of all Use of Force reports.  Tamra was also a Certified Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) Examiner, as well as a member of the National Association of Certified Voice Stress Analysts, conducting hundreds of pre-employment examinations since 2009.  Tamra was also part of creating and leading the organization’s Trauma Team, which assisted and coordinated with employees and their families, as well as other agencies and families, who had experienced a traumatic event, injury, or line of duty death.

Tamra joined the NIAIA in 2012 as a Regional Executive Committee Member and was elected Treasurer in October 2015.  Tamra’s husband, who is also in law enforcement, was promoted and transferred out of their area, so in April 2023, she retired from the GCSO. They relocated to Montrose, Colorado, in May 2023.

 

Craig McMillan

Recording Secretary • Kelowna, British Columbia

Craig retired from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as a Sergeant with over 31 years of policing.  He has performed both uniformed and plain clothes duties in several sections.  He has been qualified as an expert witness in over 15 different types of drugs in British Columbia Provincial and Supreme Courts.  Craig spent the last 19 years of his career in Professional Standards and was the senior internal investigator for the RCMP, having conducted workplace investigations in multiple provinces and territories across Canada.  Craig has conducted workplace investigations for both municipal police and indigenous police agencies in British Columbia.

Craig has been a primary facilitator on the RCMP’s Workplace Responsibility Investigators Course since the enactment of the new RCMP Act in 2014 and has facilitated training across Canada.  He is a trained harassment investigator and an instructor/trainer in ethics.  Craig has been involved with the development of policy relating to internal investigations at both the provincial and national level.  Craig also assisted in the development of the RCMP’s online Conduct Authority Course. 

Craig has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from the University of Manitoba.  He has been a member of the National Internal Affairs Investigators Association (NIAIA) in the United States for 19 years and has served on both the Regional and National Executive Committees.  Craig is currently elected to the position of Recording Secretary for the NIAIA.

 

Juan Jurado

Recruiting Coordinator • North Miami, FL

 Juan Jurado (JJ) has been with the City of North Miami Beach Police Department (NMBPD) since 2004 and holds the rank of Sergeant. JJ is currently the supervisor of the Personnel and Training Unit (PTU) and Internal Affairs Unit (IA). During the time of employment, JJ has been assigned to the NMBPDs Operations Division, Investigative Division and Administrative Division. JJ has served in several units within the above divisions. JJ graduated from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and began his master’s in leadership from the Wayne Huizenga’s Master of Business Administration program at Nova Southeastern University.

Realizing the importance of training, JJ has completed and received certifications from numerous specialized courses such as, First Line Supervision, Middle Management, Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T) schools (4 in total), Internal Affairs and many other. JJ has also completed multiple instructor certification courses which have allowed him to teach different tactics and techniques pertaining to law enforcement related topics such as force on force, driving and de-escalation. These instructor certifications have allowed JJ to teach within the agency (firearms, driving, room clearing, de-escalation, officer safety, SWAT tactics, active shooter and building searches) as well as outside of the agency.

Throughout JJ’s tenure with NMBPD, he has received many commendations, including a commendation from the Florida United States Senator, Rick Scott.

  

Chelle Ray

Website/Social Media Admin • Nashville, TN

Chelle began her career with the Nashville Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) in Nashville, TN, in 1991 as a correctional officer. She held various positions at the agency before becoming the first female DCSO investigator in 1997. That same year, she joined the NIAIA, and soon was appointed to the Executive Board. She served in various roles, including as NIAIA Vice President for 2002-2003, but lost regular contact with the Association in 2004.

Chelle was named Chief Investigator at the DCSO in 2012, and reconnected with the NIAIA that same year, resuming her role as an active member of the Executive Board.  In 2018, Chelle was named the Director of Contract Services for the DCSO.  In January 2022, she gave up her role related to contracts to focus on her longstanding position as DCSO's Policy Committee Chair, but continues her commitment to the NIAIA.  She retired from full-time service in October that year, but continues her policy work on a part-time basis.

Chelle has an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice, and a Master of Science in Public Administration.

  

Bill Handley

Sponsor Coordinator • Los Angeles, CA

Bill recently retired from the Los Angeles Airport Police (LAXPD) were he was a lieutenant assigned as the Officer in Charge of Training. Bill is a highly experienced internal affairs investigator who was assigned full time to his internal affairs unit for 10 years. 

In 2014, Bill was awarded the Police Star by his agency, and was nominated for the NIAIA Investigator of the Year Award in 2015.

Prior to being elected as the NIAIA Regional Executive Committee Chairman in 2016, Bill was an NIAIA regional recruiter for his area.  Bill has held several positions within the NIAIA, including Vice President, President, and Immediate Past President. He is currently the Sponsor Coordinator. 

Bill is also currently an adjunct instructor for a university in the Southern California area teaching Criminal Justice and Homeland Security.  He holds an MBA and a Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts.