Norm Stamper, retired Seattle Police Chief, will be speaking at Orcas Center on Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 p.m. The topic will be “Community Policing in the 21st Century, focusing on the war on drugs, gun violence and domestic drones.
Now retired and living on Orcas, Stamper’s professional experience makes him uniquely qualified to speak on these subjects. While serving as the chief of police for the City of Seattle, he implemented a major restructuring of the organization, created a domestic violence program, developed numerous community advisory councils and outreach programs, and created new bureaus of professional responsibility, community policing, and family and youth protection.
He previously served as the executive assistant police chief for the City of San Diego, among other significant positions with that city. Stamper holds a doctorate in leadership and human behavior, masters in criminal justice administration, an associate degree in police science and is a graduate of the National Executive Institute, sponsored by the FBI.
The event is sponsored by the Orcas Island Library and the Friends of the Orcas Island Library.