APA Presidential Citation: Ellen Scrivner, PhD, ABPP
In recognition of her commitment, dedication, and leadership in advancing strategies to reduce police bias and violence against African Americans, Dr. Ellen Scrivner was awarded an APA Presidential Citation. Dr. Scrivner is co-chair of the APA Presidential Task Force on Use of Force Against African Americans. Created in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and subsequent racial unrest across the United States, the task force is an effort to promote and make a constructive contribution to change by convening a group of experts in relevant areas to develop a resource to aid police leaders in making lasting change that will effectively reduce illegitimate and illegal use of force against African Americans, as well as having beneficial impacts on police-community relations.
Dr. Scrivner is a Police Foundation Executive fellow and has had a distinguished career in executive leadership devoted to advancing policing in America. She is a recognized national expert on criminal justice policy, police behavior, and public safety and policing issues. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Scrivner is board certified in police and public safety psychology. She is a past president of Div. 18 (Psychologists in Public Service). In 2013, she received the Harold M. Hildreth Distinguished Public Service Award from Div. 18 for outstanding executive leadership in advancing public service psychology.