Antoinette Tull

Antoinette Tull


Antoinette Tull is the former Human Resources Division Chief for the Richmond City (VA) Police Department. In this role for more than 13 years, Antoinette passionately led the charge for more diversity, inclusion and belonging in law enforcement, both locally and nationally. As a certified human resources professional for over 18 years, Antoinette has created multiple strategies to address the complex workforce challenges faced by law enforcement, fire personnel and emergency communications agencies. Many have been replicated nationwide.     

January 2021 marks the re-launch of her boutique HR consulting firm, HURTLE, LLC, created in 2017 to focus specifically on the training and development of forward-thinking public safety agencies and executives.

HURTLE, LLC ensures Antoinette remains focused on her areas of expertise, which include, DEI based strategies within Recruitment & Staffing; Employee Relations; Risk Management and Organizational Development & Training.

Antoinette’s HR-centric presentations combine storytelling, audio-visual aids, up to date statistics and proven methodologies designed to identify, address and dismantle systemic structures that impede collaborative community progress and employee success.  

Her most popular engagements include; 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; Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Budget Restricted Agencies @ The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference sponsored by Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, NC; Social Media Madness and Backgrounds 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, Virginia and Assessment Center Best Practices @The Innovations in Law Enforcement Leadership Conference powered by Insight Exchange Network, San Francisco, CA.