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Police Foundation welcomes new Executive Fellows

The Police Foundation has named three law enforcement executives to become Executive Fellows: Chief Hassan Aden of the Greenville Police Department in North Carolina, Chief Albert Bidou of the Vallejo Police Department in California, and Chief Walt Tibbet of the Fairfield Police Department in California.

Police Foundation Executive Fellows serve as members of the President’s Practitioner Advisory Board to ensure the Foundation is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of the practical side of policing. They serve as the Foundation’s regional representatives, work on specific projects and represent the Foundation in meetings and conferences. The Foundation currently has 16 Executive Fellows providing their leadership and public service experience.

chief aden ncChief Hassan Aden has more than 27 years of law enforcement service and is current Chief of the Greenville Police Department in North Carolina He has extensive experience in the administrative, investigative and operational aspects of policing, and has been successful in working with crime control policies and strategic planning. He and the Greenville Police staff are committed to community partnerships aimed at reducing crime and improving the quality of life in the City of Greenville.

Chief Aden is a graduate of American University’s Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation (ISPPI) from which he earned a Master of Public Administration Certificate in 2007. In December 2009, he graduated from American University’s School of Public Affairs earning a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. Before becoming Chief in Greenville, Chief Aden served with the Alexandria Police Department in Virginia for 25 years, culminating his time there as the Deputy Chief in charge of the Patrol Operations Bureau. While with Alexandria, Chief Aden worked extensively on COMPSTAT crime control strategies, served as a department liaison to the city’s elected leaders, and taught a course in leadership principles at the Alexandria Leadership and Management Institute.

He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and serves on the Research Advisory Committee. He is also an active member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). Due to his commitment to the continued professionalization of policing, he serves as Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

chief bidouChief Andrew Bidou was appointed the Chief of the Vallejo (California) Police Department in 2014. Prior to Vallejo, Chief Bidou served 25 years in policing, with his last position as the Benicia (California) Police Chief. Chief Bidou began his career in the City of Newark, California, where he rose from the ranks of Police Officer to Captain. As a police officer, Chief Bidou achieved broad experience in all aspects of police work, including assignments in patrol, SWAT, K9, gang enforcement, narcotics, detective, range master, and field training officer.

As an administrator and Police Chief, he is credited with implementing a highly effective Community Policing Program, creating and implementing the Benicia Policing Strategy, a process utilizing resource management, crime analysis and problem solving to address crime and quality of life issues which resulted in three consecutive years of historically low crime rates and improved citizen satisfaction. He is also recognized for improving the training and selection standards for civilian and sworn staff, as well as increasing professionalism and diversity. Chief Bidou is widely recognized for his commitment to outreach and engagement, and developing a strong relationship between the police department and all segments of his community.

Chief Bidou earned his Bachelor of Arts in Management from Saint Mary’s College, a Masters of Public Administration from Golden Gate University, a Masters Certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University, and a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police held at Boston University, the FBI National Academy, and completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program held at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Chief Bidou is currently a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the California Police Chiefs Association.

ChiefTibbetChief Walt Tibbet joined the Fairfield Police Department in July 2010 and has more than 40 years of law enforcement experience. He began his career in 1972 with the Alameda Police Department in California. In 1980, he joined the San Jose Police Department where he served for 26 years, advancing through the ranks to Captain. In July, 2006, he returned to the Alameda Police Department as its Chief of Police. During his four years as Chief, he restructured the Department, increased efficiencies in departmental operations, and improved training opportunities for members of the Department. He also enhanced the Department’s presence in the community through various outreach efforts.

While a member of the San Jose Police Department, Chief Tibbet completed a wide range of assignments in each of the department’s four Bureaus. He served as the Commander of various units, including the Bureau of Technical Services where he was charged with the implementation of emerging technologies throughout the Department. He worked extensively in developing community and business collaborations, and served as the Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force. Chief Tibbet was awarded the San Jose Police Department’s Medal of Valor, a Hazardous Duty Award, and two City Council Commendations. He was also a recipient of the National Exchange Club’s Blue and Gold Wounded in Service Award.

Chief Tibbet is a past Chairman of the Solano County Law Enforcement Administrators Association, a Board Member for the California Police Chiefs Association and Fight Crime – Invest in Kids organizations, and an Advisory Board Member for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District’s Public Safety Academy.

He holds a Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology from California State University, Hayward with an emphasis of study including Organizational Development, Cross-Cultural Consultation, and Substance Abuse prevention and treatment. He has a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Management from St. Mary’s College of Moraga, California. Chief Tibbet is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.