Meet Our Team

van meter bio

D.J. Van Meter Ph.D.  is the principle of Van Meter & Associates, Inc. (VMA) and has spent the last 44 years in law enforcement, 15 years as a sworn officer. He has a Ph.D. in Training and Organizational Development from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio and also hold’s a Master’s Degree in Labor and Human Resource Management.

He works with counsel as an expert witness, reviews discipline and termination cases and develops customized policy and procedures manuals for all public safety organizations nationwide. He is the author of the book, Evaluating Dysfunctional Police Performance: A Z-based Approach published by Charles Thomas Publishing. Dr. Van Meter is qualified in state/federal courts as an expert in law enforcement training, use-of-force, and management and operational policies.

Glenn Eidman

Associates/Glenn Eidman  has 40 years’ law enforcement experience and served as Chief of Police for the past 10 years. As a Lieutenant he was a Commander of Field Operations, supervised DARE and Traffic Officers, and conducted in-service and continuing training for police officers. As a Sergeant Glenn was a Watch Commander, and as a detective served in the Major Case Squad. Glenn has taught a leadership Series at St. Louis University and served as an Adjunct Professor at Lindenwood University and Maryville University. He has served as Chairman on many Committees and the St. Louis Area Chiefs of Police Assoc. Glenn attended the Greater St. Louis Police Academy, Southeast Missouri State Univ., Lindenwood Univ. and the FBI National Academy.

John Hall

Associate/John Hall’s  experience in law enforcement has been filled with professionalism and strong leadership skills. He has managed Patrol Operations and was adept at bringing critical incidents to a successful resolution. John has served as a Certified Police Instructor assigned to a police academy for recruitment training in Arrest, Search and Seizure. John has been recognized throughout his career for initiating, building, and supporting departmental initiatives including the creation of a Special Operations Unit & Physical Fitness Evaluations. He received the honor of being “Officer of the Year in 2007.” John was part of the US Customs task force responsible for the investigation of importation of narcotics in the US. He also investigated the influence of organized crime in NY and NJ as it relates to criminal offenses, corruption, and unfair labor practices. John also has a B.A. in Criminal Justice from Kean College, New Jersey.

Brian LaBarre

Associate/Brian LaBarre  is a NJ Police Training Commission Certified Instructor, active in instructing a wide range of police training topics.  He is currently a Sergeant with a major New Jersey Police Department and instructs the Basic Recruit Class at a major New Jersey Training Academy on Report Writing. He has also assisted in teaching the Methods of Instruction course required to be taken by officers seeking to become certified instructors. Brian has developed several blocks of instruction for use in his own department’s training program. Prior to being promoted into his current role, Brian was assigned as a Detective, specializing in fraud and financial crimes investigations. Brian attend the University of Maryland and attained his Bachelor of Arts from the College of St. Elizabeth, where he now serves as a voluntary mentor to students majoring in the Justice Studies track.

Stan Partlow

Associate/ Stan Partlow  served for 15 years as the Vice President and Chief Security Officer at AEP, responsible for Cyber Security, Physical Security and Aviation. He served in the Columbus Division of Police for over 25 years, retiring as the Commander of the Detective Bureau. He also served in Patrol, Narcotics and Professional Standards and Training. He served as a Hostage Negotiator and a member of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team. Stan was a Special Agent in the FBI for 5 years, conducting dignitary protection details and as a SWAT team member. Stan holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Capital University School of Law, a Master of Science degree from Central Michigan Univ., and a B.A. degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University.

Lou K

Loui K. Andrinopoulos /Associate is a 30-year dedicated Law Enforcement Executive with diverse skill set in handling complex issues, criminal and confidential internal investigations, along with various human resources related matters. Experience in all facets of major case management, strategic planning and execution, organizational leadership, operations management, problem solving and staff development strong law enforcement and private sector relationships.

Lou retired as a Captain, Bureau Chief, Personnel Bureau, with at NJ state organization responsible for civilian and enlisted personnel assigned to promotional systems, professional development, and compliance. He has a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.