Chief Hassan Aden

Hassan Aden has over 28 years of law enforcement service and executive leadership experience in law enforcement. He previously served as the Director of Research and Programs at the International Association of Chiefs of Police overseeing a large portfolio of operational programs and research projects aimed at advancing professional police services and promoting enhanced administrative, technical, and operational police practices and policies. Hassan Aden continues to serve on numerous national advisory groups including the National Academies of Science’s Proactive Policing Committee, Department of Justice-sponsored groups, and others.

Hassan’s police experience includes serving as the Chief of Police with the Greenville (NC) Police Department.  He has extensive experience in the administrative, investigative and operational aspects of policing, and he has demonstrable success in working with questions such as crime control policies, community engagement and strategic planning.  While Chief of Police at the Greenville Police Department, he and all of the Greenville Police staff were deeply committed to community partnerships aimed at reducing crime and improving the quality of life in the City of Greenville. 

Prior to his appointment as Chief of Police for the Greenville (NC) Police Department, he served in the Alexandria (VA) Police Department for 26 years rising to the rank of deputy chief of police.
He 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. 

Due to his commitment to the continued professionalization of policing, he is a past Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and continues to advise CALEA on issues facing modern policing.  He is an active member of the Police Executive Research Forum and serves as a Senior Executive Fellow with the Police Foundation in Washington, DC.