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Shantae’ Coppock - Treasurer

Shantae’ Coppock, Ph.D., is a Captain in the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office and assigned to the Philadelphia Family Court Division. Her why? Dr. Coppock’s core values revolve around all family court matters in Philadelphia, PA. Personnel performance standards and public/ stakeholder satisfaction are measured with quality assurance. Using reason, resources/training, and giving options to achieve outcomes through high performance and satisfaction within immediate timeframes specific to individual needs and relevancy. Daily values are driven by collaborating with stakeholders, the public, and personnel by doing what is right, embodying integrity, contemplating innovative ideas to lead to better results, valuing retention to maintain business growth, and providing service by adopting a person-centered approach and using the guardian policing model.

She graduated with four degrees after attending two universities. Shantae’ Coppock earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Policy and Administration, specializing in Criminal Justice. Secondly, Master’s Degree in Philosophy with a minor in Public Policy and Administration. Thirdly, Master’s Degree in Human Services with a minor in Business Administration. Lastly, a Bachelor of Science in Humanities and Social Sciences with a minor in Human Services. Dr. Coppock also contributed to scholarly research by creating two academic dissertations and publishing her first research study in ProQuest, a Journal Review in 2020.

As a qualitative researcher, she published a peer-reviewed article entitled, African American Law Enforcers’ Perceptions about Crime in Minority Communities with ProQuest with Walden University using MAXQDA 2020 software. Findings: Out of twelve participants, the results indicated that the most crucial reason African American law enforcers’ presence perpetuates tension in urban neighborhoods is due to community members’ past negative encounters with law enforcement. There is a belief that African-American law enforcers support every aspect of the system. Additionally, there is a robust organizational bond between employees due to many officers trusting very few people, and it causes them to prefer to associate with each other more within the blue bond.

In 2009, she completed a quantitative study entitled, Workplace Violence Research Findings Assessed and Analyzed within a Philadelphia County Agency with Lincoln University using SPSS software. Findings: Out of six participants surveyed, the employees reported that problems on the job are likely to occur and could result in physical or verbal altercations. The altercations' impact on the employee can lead to physical, verbal, and emotional distress. However, most employees believe physical conflicts are violence that can lead to other crimes. With violent acts, staff expects law enforcement to help if harmed. Employees rated violent behaviors on the job attributed to unforeseen mental health conditions and gender, explicitly noting females appear more aggressive than males. Most employees prefer to stop themselves from arguing before the argument begins to avoid potential conflicts at work.

Combined with research, Dr. Shantae’ Coppock continues to expound on her experience working in and analyzing parts of the criminal justice industry as a role model valuing collaborative relationships, integrity, innovation, growth, and service.

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