Chief Daniel Isom II, Ph.D. (Ret.)

Daniel Isom II is a Professor of Policing and the Community at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He is also the retired Chief of Police for the Metropolitan Police Department-City of St. Louis appointed St. Louis’ 33rd Chief of Police on October 6, 2008.

He has received a Bachelor’s, Master’s and a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, all from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from St. Louis University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, FBI National Executive Institute, and the Police Executive Forum Senior Management Institute.

He has a variety of interests related to the management of police operations.  The structural design of police departments, operational strategies for crime control, police officers’ individual behavioral issues, community-police relations, and police management are professional and research areas of emphasis for Dr. Isom.