Chief Human Resources Officer
Antoinette has been a professional facilitator for over 20 years. As an accomplished Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in public safety; she delivers comprehensive HR-centric facilitations designed to address the workforce challenges uniquely specific to law enforcement agencies; fire service, and emergency communications personnel. Under her leadership at the Richmond (VA) Police department; minorities represented 40% of the sworn population, solidifying RPD as the largest, most inclusive law enforcement agency within the state of Virginia. Additionally, under her tenure, as the national average for sworn females in law enforcement trended around 11%; Antoinette and her team ensured the departments’ sworn female population trended between 20-22%, almost double the national average. These successes, and others, fueled her desire to replicate these strategies with other agencies across the nation and have laid the foundation for her public speaking career.
Her most popular engagements include; Keynote Speaker -Creating Inclusion within Public Safety, powered by the (IPAC) International Personnel Assessment Council Conference, San Diego, CA; Panelist & Presenter- Promising Practices in Police Retention, powered by (IACP) The International Association of Chiefs of Police-Chicago, IL; Presenter – Inclusive & Diverse Talent Acquisition for 21st Century Public Safety, sponsored by the City of Fayetteville, NC; Building Cultural Competencies to Better Serve & Protect, sponsored by the City of Casper, Wyoming; Social Media Madness and Backgrounds Done Right, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Fire Programs; Is Bias Hiding in Your Hiring Process @ The Bending the Arc towards Inclusion Conference, sponsored by the City of Charlottesville, VA; Assessment Center Best Practices @The Innovations in Law Enforcement Leadership Conference powered by Insight Exchange Network, San Francisco, CA; and Creating Opportunities thru Closed Doors, sponsored by the City of Nashville, TN.
After studying Human Resource Management at the University of Richmond in 2003, Antoinette obtained her professional designation in HR (PHR). In July 2016, she obtained her SHRM-CP and achieved her Human Resources Project Management certification (HRPM) in January 2017. In May 2021, she obtained her Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI) certification from the University of South Florida-Muma College. Since resigning from her role as the HR Division Chief for the Richmond (Virginia) Police Department, where she served as HR Chief for over 14 years, Antoinette re-launched her boutique HR consulting firm, HURTLE, LLC to focus specifically on HR training and development of forward-thinking public safety agencies and people.