Ethics Inquiries and Complaints

If you have a question about the ASPA Code of Ethics or how to handle an ethics challenge you face, you can request information and advice from the Ethics Committee. Also, complaints about possible violations of the Code of Ethics by an ASPA member should be directed to the Ethics Committee. The email address is

If you are interested in contacting the Committee to submit a complaint, please make sure to specify the portion of the Code you believe has been violated to enable the Committee to evaluate your complaint as clearly and thoroughly as possible.

Committee members include:
  • Patria de Lancer Julnes (Chair) - Penn State Harrisburg
  • Christi Bartman - American Public University
  • Terry Cooper - University of Southern California
  • George Labonte - Wrentham, MA, Police Department
  • Michael Massiah - Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • James Svara - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Jane Pisano, ASPA President & Ex Officio
  • Bill Shields, ASPA Executive Director & Ex Officio
  • Karen Garrett, ASPA Staff Liaison