Meet The Team

Darnell Blackburn, BA MBA

CEO of PRAT International LLC

Darnell has been actively involved in law enforcement for over 27 years. He started his professional law enforcement career as a Michigan State University Police Officer serving a diverse student body population. He later worked as a patrol officer for the Auburn Hills Police Department. He has hands-on experience working as a community police officer, undercover narcotics detective, and investigator.

He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Michigan State University in Psychology. He later continued his education at the University of Phoenix where he received a Master of Arts Degree in Business administration.

For the last 16 years, he has worked for the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES), which is nationally recognized as a leader in the development of training and ethical standards for law enforcement officers. MCOLES sets standards in a variety of areas affecting the law enforcement community throughout the State of Michigan. He is an Adjunct Professor at Macomb Community College. He has experience teaching courses ranging from Criminal Investigations to Business Marketing. He is the founder/creator of “Be The Change” initiative an effort to help encourage more diversity within the law enforcement community.

Maddie Dooge, BA

Administration Specialist of PRAT International LLC

Maddie is a graduate from Ferris State University where she studied Criminal Justice. During her undergraduate career, she was employed as a Police Cadet at Clinton Township Police Department and New Baltimore Police Department. After Maddie completed her Bachelor’s degree, she attended Oakland Police Academy and served as a Police Officer for approximately one year. Within her six years of being employed at police agencies, Maddie has received a wealth of knowledge in numerous areas including community policing, conflict resolution, customer service, de-escalation, and cultural sensitivity.