First-Ever Excellence in Law Enforcement Series Kicks Off with Former NY Police Chief Louis Anemone

Former New York Police Chief Louis Anemone was the first speaker in the “Excellence in Law Enforcement” lecture series in April.

News Story: May 12, 2014

On Wednesday, April 23, Sacred Heart University hosted it’s first-ever “Excellence in Law Enforcement” lecture series. This series came about through a collaboration between the Fairfield County Police Chiefs Association and the Criminal Justice Department at the University and was geared towards executives in law enforcement working in the region. Police chiefs from surrounding towns were in attendance, including chiefs from Bridgeport, Trumbull, Fairfield and Stratford, as well as state police and past participants in the Police Leadership Institute.

“This series will not only raise the profile of the Criminal Justice Department at the University, but will also provide service to the community and help to fulfill the mission of the University,” said James McCabe, chair of the Criminal Justice Department and director of the graduate program in criminal justice at the University.

The series was designed to present ideas and foster collaboration within the law enforcement community in the area and featured a lecture from retired police chief, Louis Anemone. Anemone had a long and distinguished career in law enforcement and is one of the most influential people in American policing. He was the third-highest official of the New York City Police Department at the time of his retirement in 1999. His talk focused on leadership, accountability and performance and how to develop these skills within the police community.

Anemone has contributed articles to the Police Chief, City Journal and Law and Order magazines as well as the Braudel Papers. He has also lectured for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, the U.S. Secret Service, Spanish National Police, National Crime Prevention Council and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Since his retirement, he has provided training and consulting services to police departments in Baltimore, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Savannah, Jackson and Boston. In addition, he has also consulted with the Police Service of Trinidad and Tobago and the Carabineros de Chile.

“We hope that this lecture series will become an annual event,” McCabe said. “We had a great turnout, and we hope that this program will inspire the police community to continue to work together.”