Operation Shattered Stars is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating and assisting members of the Law Enforcement community to be proactive in their mental health. We aim to inspire everyone about overcoming the harrowing effects the Law Enforcement profession can have on an individual.
Retired Police Detective Robert Fox founded this organization in 2014, after suffering from PTSD. While beginning PTSD treatments, he realized there where not many organizations that support Law Enforcement members who need to cope with this. After losing his career of only 17 short years due to his condition, he formed Operation Shattered Stars. Today, Robert is proud to publicly share his story regarding his life of Law Enforcement and the emotional pain and scarring he and his family endured from PTSD. It is his hope to inspire and equip other Officers so the may overcome this very real adversity.
Operation Shattered Stars, Inc. is a qualified 501c3 tax exempt organization. It is led by Police Officers, for Police Officers. We proudly help Officers throughout the state of Illinois and US. All first responders are welcome in our organization.
In 1994 Robert began his career in Law Enforcement as a Reserve Police Officer and 911 Dispatcher for the Village of Stickney Police Department. In 1996 Robert attended the Chicago Police Academy Metro class as a full time sworn Officer. During his tenure with the Stickney Police Department Robert served in Patrol and Investigations as a K-9 Officer, Evidence Technician, member of the Crime Suppression Unit, and Major Investigations Unit specializing in violent and sex crimes against children.
In 2006 Robert lateral transferred to the City of Berwyn Police Department. During his tenure with the Berwyn Police Department Robert served in Patrol and Investigations as an Field Training Officer, Crime Scene Unit, Tactical Unit, Detective Bureau and Juvenile Detective Bureau where he again specialized in violent and sex crimes against children. His last assignment prior to his retirement was with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
In 2014, after suffering from duty related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Robert founded Operation Shattered Stars. Today, Robert is proud to publicly share his story regarding his life in Law Enforcement and the emotional pain and scarring he and his family endured from PTSD.
Jada Hudson, M.S., LCPC, CADC is a clinically-trained therapist with over 20 years experience providing care to women, children, and first responders. Jada has her Master’s in Clinical Psychology and a certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. She has worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections, at an inpatient hospital with terminally ill children, inpatient substance abuse facility exclusive to first responders, as the liaison to obtain orders of protection for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault counseling, as a faculty member at the college level, and as the creator of a career center at the high school level. Jada is certified to supervise clinicians and has experience supervising counseling students at the Master’s level. As the OSS Clinical Consultant, Jada enjoys creating serving first responders and their families heal, grow, and live.
Dr. Kristy McKiness Ed.D, LCPC, ACS is the founder of the KM Institute, and has been in the helping profession since 2001. She completed her doctorate degree in Counseling and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. She is dedicated to serving first responders, and completed her doctoral dissertation on Police Officers perspectives of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training. She also serves as a member of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police on the Police Psychological Services Committee to advocate for a variety of supportive services to Law Enforcement Officers.