Mr. Tyler Salley is an industrial/organizational psychologist and management consultant committed to creating purposeful, engaging, and equitable workplaces. His passion for finding out the “why” behind human behavior and the “what” behind motivation led him to pursue a Master's of Science degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology with a focus in Human Resource Management from Illinois State University.
A South-side Chicago native, Mr. Salley grew up wanting to be a police officer - even joining the Police Cadets program in high school. He has always seen the need to improve law enforcement and community relations, particularly with Black, Brown, and Latinx communities. Mr. Salley has lived in the historic Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore City for the past 4 years and represents the Southeastern district on the Civilian Review Board.
Professionally, Mr. Salley has consulted both public and private organizations in Baltimore, including the Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice, and Exelon Corporation. Mr. Salley is also a member of the Strategic Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for Tau Kappa Epsilon, Inc. As a workforce specialist, Mr. Salley acknowledges the challenges associated with careers in law enforcement and appreciates the commitment many officers have to keep the public safe. However, he also recognizes that the culture of policing needs to change in order for individual officer behaviors to change. Proper police department selection, training, leadership development, and performance management can go a long way in building trust.