Debbie met her husband Tom on the police department and they started Leader Actions in July of 2013.

During her career, Debbie has been a member of several committees and special projects, including a Department Staffing Project Core Team, the U.S. Secret Service Inauguration Training Subcommittee, the Library of Congress Merger Training Subcommittee, the USCP Awards Committee, and several staffing and security task forces. She was also the 2005 USCP Combined Federal Campaign Manager, a member of the FBI National Academy Associates Board of Directors (2001-2006), a Disciplinary Review Board presiding officer (1995-2000, 2009-Present), and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Emergency Planning, Preparedness & Operations Executive Team (2005- 2009). Debbie is highly decorated and her awards include: the Distinguished Service Medal, the Capitol Police Service Medal, 2 Achievement Awards, 5 Honorable Mention Ribbons, Management Award, 7 Inauguration Ribbons, Homeland Security Ribbon, Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and a superior performance letter.

While assigned to the Training Services Bureau, she developed the Detecting Surveillance, leadership, and security screening training programs; and developed the Department’s master training plan. She has mastered the tenants of the West Point Leadership Program and is a master instructor in this program. Debbie has attended and attained several training courses and certifications.

Debbie joined the United States Capitol Police on October 9, 1984. Her assignments included several uniformed and plain clothes assignments throughout her successful police career. She worked in several uniformed patrol assignments as both an officer and while serving in several supervisory ranks, which included the House Division, Patrol Division, Capitol Division, Internal Affairs, Communications, Inspections, Operations, Library Division, the Chief’s office, and Training Services Bureau. Debbie quickly rose through the ranks, attaining several leadership ranks as well being a well-respected commander within the Department. She had attained the high rank of Inspector (major) before retiring in May of 2012. This position was in the top cadre of the organization where she commanded and led very large groups of personnel, gaining enormous experience in managing organizations. She can attribute her training experience when she served as the Dean of Education and as the acting Bureau Commander for the Training Services Bureau, responsible for managing the Department’s entry level and in-service training programs.

Debra (Debbie) Reynolds was born in Taunton, Massachusetts, and grew up in Dighton, MA. She graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, the University of Lowell (MA) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology, and Boston University (MA) with a Master of Education Degree in social education. Debbie is also a graduate of the 201st session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.

Tom has long-loved training and leadership. As an officer, he started as a Field Training Officer in patrol and as a sergeant, he was later responsible for instituting the program Department-wide. While he was assigned to the Training Services Bureau, he developed several leadership training programs including Coaching for Improved Work Performance to assist supervisors with counseling their subordinates to better job performance. Tom mastered the tenants of the West Point Leadership Program and is a master instructor in this program. Tom has attended several training courses throughout his career and received training certifications. Tom is a member of several organizations and associations including the FBI National Academy Associates, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, and ASIS.

Tom is highly decorated and his awards include: the Distinguished Service Medal, the Capitol Police Service Medal, several Honorable Mention Ribbons, several commendations, the Management Award, 8 Inauguration Ribbons, Homeland Security Ribbon, and several letters of superior performance.

Tom met his wife Debbie on the police department and they started Leader Actions in July of 2013. Tom is the President of the Company.

Tom has served in patrol and plain clothes assignments in the Senate Division, Capitol Division, Patrol Division, Library Division, Dignitary Protection Division, Training Services Bureau, and the Internal Affairs and Inspections Division of the United States Capitol Police. Tom also served collaterally as the commander of the Hostage Negotiations Team. He served in every supervisory rank within the Department. Tom quickly rose through the ranks and was a well-respected commander within the Department and Congressional community. He had attained the high ranks of Assistant Chief of Police and Acting Chief of Police before retiring in March of 2013. As the Assistant Chief, Tom commanded the five operational bureaus of the Department and was responsible for protecting the Congress and Capitol grounds from threats of crime and disruption. Tom’s most notable achievement before retiring was being responsible for coordinating and leading the planning, and commanding the department’s forces for President Obama’s last inauguration on Capitol Grounds in January 2013. Tom has commanded and led very large groups of personnel, gaining enormous experience in managing complex organizations.

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Thomas (Tom) Reynolds was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Edison High School in Northeast Minneapolis, and The Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and Masters of Science Degree in management. Tom is also a “Leadership Challenge,” graduate of the 206th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.  Tom is a 29 year veteran of the United States Capitol Police, joining the department on July 16, 1984, after honorably serving six years with the United States Army Military Police. He quickly rose through the ranks, has had numerous uniformed and plain clothes assignments, and has been involved in numerous events and incidents in his career with the United States Capitol Police.

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