The Police Foundation is honored to welcome our latest Executive Fellow, Paul M. Walters, who retired last year after 24 years as Chief of the Santa Ana Police Department in California. Walters was the longest-serving chief of a major U.S. city in modern history, and received accolades from a number of presidents for his work in community policing and anti-gang violence efforts.
Walters is currently a Senior Associate with the Center for Public Safety Management, International City/County Management Association (ICMA), in Washington, DC.
He joins a tremendously talented and experienced group of current and former law enforcement leaders as a Police Foundation executive fellow. The program is designed to have career-enhancing opportunities for law enforcement personnel and researchers interested in police policy on a national level, and the application of technology, research, and/or training development. Based on need and professional backgrounds, Fellows are assigned to projects that best match their professional or academic experience, but may be asked to assist with projects across the Foundation.