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 nine classes, comprised of 179 participants. Nearly one third have become Police Chiefs in MCCA and other law enforcement agencies.

PELI I

PELI II

PELI III

PELI IV

PELI V

PELI VI

PELI VII

PELI VIII

PELI IX

Graduate News

February 2024

PELI IX graduate Christopher Bailey has been selected as Police Chief of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Congratulations to Chief Bailey and the Indianapolis Metro Police Department.

January 2024

PELI V graduate Stephanie Daniels was sworn in earlier this month as the Miami-Dade Police Director. Congratulations to Director Daniels and the Miami-Dade Police Department.

PELI IX Graduate Christopher Bailey selected as Acting Police Chief in Indianapolis, Indiana

January 2024

PELI IX graduate Christopher Bailey has been selected as the Acting Police Chief of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Congratulations to Acting Chief Bailey.

PELI VIII Graduate Carol Riddle named Police Chief of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

December 2023

PELI VIII graduate Carol Riddle has been selected to serve as the Chief of Police for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Riddle.

PELI X Participant Reo B. Hatfield III selected as South Miami Police Chief

October 2023

PELI X participant Reo B. Hatfield III has been selected to serve as the Police Chief of the South Miami Police Department. Chief Hatfield previously served as Deputy Chief with the Virginia Beach Police Department.

July 2023

PELI VIII graduate Jackie Gwinn-Villaroel has been selected to serve as the Police Chief of the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department. Chief Villaroel has served as Interim Chief since January. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Villaroel and the Louisville Metro Police Department.

July 2023

PELI VIII graduate Harold Pretel has been named the Sheriff in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Congratulations and best wishes to Sheriff Pretel and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office.

July 2023

PELI VIII graduate Cherise Gause has been selected as the Police Chief in North Miami Florida. Congratulations and best wishes to Chief Gause and the North Miami Police Department!