Shawn Ellies

  • Commander

Commander Ellies started his career with the University of Pittsburgh Police Department after graduating from the Police Academy in 1997. Through the years he has served as Patrol Officer, Shift Sergeant, Shift Lieutenant, Administrative Lieutenant, Commander of our Special Emergency Response Team, and currently is the Commander of Operations and of SERT.

Shawn has also served in the United States Army for 23 years. He earned a master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh’s GSPIA program and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management from Duquesne University.