Heather McElroy, PhD, ABPP

Managing Partner

Dr. McElroy is a Managing Partner of COPPS and is a Board Certified Police and Public Safety Psychologist through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). After completing her undergraduate degree at The Ohio State University, she attended the University of Alabama where she received a strong forensic background that she applied during her internship at University of South Carolina School of Medicine.  Dr. McElroy underwent an extensive training program in public safety psychological assessment supplemented by training offered at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and other venues specific to police psychology as well as selected law enforcement training programs. She has been a sworn Reserve Officer since 2011, also serving as a member of a Hostage Negotiation Team and Criminal Investigation Unit.

She is an active member of the major national organizations of Police Psychologists and has written articles for Police Chief Magazine and other publications, has presented at various professional meetings and is the past chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Psychological Services Section.