Police Executive Leadership Institute

Developing current and future leaders through an immersive curriculum and mentor experience.

PELI Classes

An important Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) strategic goal is to develop current and future leaders. MCCA has developed a leadership program aimed at high-level police executives who have a strong desire to become a police chief or sheriff. The Police Executive Leadership Institute (PELI) has completed seven classes, comprised of 135 participants. Nearly one third have become Police Chiefs in MCCA and other law enforcement agencies.

PELI-I

PELI I

PELI II

PELI III

PELI IV

PELI V

PELI VI

PELI VII

PELI VII

Graduate News

May 2022

PELI VII graduate Eric Smith has been selected as the Police Chief in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Smith and the Orlando Police Department!

April 2022

PELI IV graduate Paul Noel has been selected as the Police Chief in Knoxville, Tennessee. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Noel and the Knoxville Police Department!

December 2021

PELI VII graduate Sherry Burlingame has been selected as the Police Chief in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Burlingame and the Steamboat Springs Police Department!

December 2021

PELI VI graduate Wally Hebeish has been selected as the Police Chief in Long Beach, California. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Hebeish and the Long Beach Police Department!

December 2021

PELI VII graduate Kathy Lester has been selected as the Police Chief in Sacramento, California. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Lester and the Sacramento Police Department!

December 2021

PELI III graduate Fred Ross has been selected as the Police Chief in Provo, Utah. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Ross!

October 2021

PELI IV graduate Ramon Batista has been selected as the Police Chief in Santa Monica, California. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Batista!

September 2021

PELI VII graduate Joseph Chacon has been selected as the Police Chief in Austin, Texas. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Chacon!

August 2021

PELI II graduate Jaime Ayala has been selected as the Police Chief in Edinburg, Texas. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Ayala!

July 2021

PELI VI graduate Christopher Davis has been selected as the Police Chief in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Davis!

May 2021

PELI V graduate Karl Oakman has been selected as the Police Chief in Kansas City, Kansas. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Oakman!

March 2021

PELI VI graduate Troy Finner has been selected as the Police Chief in Houston, Texas. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Finner and the Houston Police Department!

March 2021

PELI VI graduate Harold Medina has been selected as the Police Chief in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Congratulations and best wishes!

March 2021

PELI V graduate Patrick Gallagher has been named Police Chief in the City of New Bern, North Carolina. Congratulations and best wishes!

February 2021

PELI VII grad Mark Francisco has been selected as the Cheyenne WY Police Chief. Congratulations and best wishes.

February 2021

Congratulations and best wishes to Shawna Coxon as she joins An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s National Police and Security Service.