Police Executive Leadership Institute
Developing current and future leaders through an immersive curriculum and mentor experience.
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 eight classes, comprised of 157 participants. Nearly one third have become Police Chiefs in MCCA and other law enforcement agencies.
PELI VIII graduate Alan Murphy has been selected as the Police Chief in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Murphy and the Medicine Hat Police Service!
PELI II graduate Fady Dagher has been selected as the Police Chief in Montreal, Quebec. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Dagher and the Montreal Police Service!
PELI VII graduate Adrian Diaz has been selected as the Police Chief in Seattle, Washington. Chief Diaz has served as Interim Chief for over two years. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Diaz and the Seattle Police Department!
PELI IV graduate Michael Sullivan has been selected as the Police Chief in Phoenix, Arizona. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Sullivan and the Phoenix Police Department!
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!
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!
PELI VII Graduate Sherry Burlingame Named Police Chief in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
PELI VI Graduate Wally Hebeish Named Police Chief in Long Beach, California
PELI VII Graduate Kathy Lester Named Police Chief in Sacramento, California
PELI III Graduate Fred Ross Named Police Chief in Provo, Utah
PELI IV Graduate Ramon Batista Named Police Chief in Santa Monica, California
PELI VII Graduate Joseph Chacon Named Police Chief in Austin, Texas
PELI II Graduate Jaime Ayala Named Police Chief in Edinburg, Texas
PELI VI Graduate Christopher Davis Named Police Chief in Green Bay, Wisconsin
PELI V Graduate Karl Oakman Named Police Chief in Kansas City, Kansas
PELI VI Graduate Troy Finner Named Police Chief in Houston, Texas
PELI VI Graduate Harold Medina Named Police Chief in Albuquerque, New Mexico
PELI V Graduate Patrick Gallagher Named Police Chief in New Bern, North Carolina
PELI VII Graduate Mark Francisco Named Police Chief in Cheyenne, Wyoming
PELI VII Graduate Shawna Coxon to Join Ireland's National Police and Security Service
PELI VI Graduate John Drake Named Police Chief in Nashville, Tennessee
PELI VI Graduate Paul Neudigate Named Police Chief in Virginia Beach, Virginia
PELI VII Graduate Ryan Lee Named Police Chief in Boise, Idaho
PELI I Graduate Heston Silbert Named Arizona Director of Public Safety
PELI VI Graduate Scott Kreher named Chief of MARTA Police
PELI I Graduate Alfredo "Freddy" Ramirez III Named Police Director of Miami-Dade, Florida Police Department
PELI II Graduate Danielle Outlaw Named Police Commissioner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania