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Endorsements

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Chief Chris Hsiung

Mountain View, CA Police Department

"Chief Shoemaker has been a longtime advocate for progressive changes that have brought communities and law enforcement closer together. His continued leadership and passion will undoubtedly benefit the entire IACP membership."

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Chief Kevin Sylvester

Ossining, NY Police Department

"Chief Doug Shoemaker walks the walk. Selfless leadership isn't just a catchphrase, but a way of life for him. He's the type of leader I aspire to be and I'm proud to support him for IACP 5th Vice President."

Captain Kirk Moore

Henderson, NV Police Department

"Chief Shoemaker is a believer in partnerships and collaboration. The future of the IACP will rely heavily on that mentality and innovation. I couldn't be more excited for the possibilities."

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Chief Bill Partridge

Immediate Past President
Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police

"We need exceptional leadership in our organization now more than ever, and I believe Chief Doug Shoemaker is that leadership. He has the abilities that will make the IACP excel in a time where we need it most. I hope you will join me in supporting his candidacy."

Chief Jack Cauley

Castle Rock, CO Police Department

"Chief Doug Shoemaker is the right leader at the right time. Now more than ever, we need leaders in law enforcement who have the courage, creativity, and leadership skills to move our profession to levels never seen before. We are entering a time of significant change for policing. Chief Shoemaker clearly possesses the necessary attributes to transform and lead our profession into the future. Chief Shoemaker is the leader we need to serve IACP."

Micheal Parker

Retired Sheriff Commander,
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

"Chief of Police Doug Shoemaker is an outstanding servant leader and friend. He is what the IACP needs, and he is the leader we should want to lead this organization's future. You have my vote, support, and trust."

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Melissa Agnes

Founder and CEO, Crisis Ready Institute

"Chief Doug Shoemaker is one of the most in-tuned leaders that I've been blessed to know and work with. Through the challenges that are currently resulting in a catastrophic divide between law enforcement and the communities they're dedicated to serving, Chief Shoemaker is leading the way, bringing great leaders together and actively working to support the profession, bridge the divides, and strengthen this country. He's an action-oriented leader who leads with heart, emotion-intelligence and is driven to achieving the results that we so desperately need to achieve. I can't think of a greater leader whom I would trust and be inspired by, to hold this critical position within the IACP." 

T.J. Smith

Retired law enforcement commander 

"I enthusiastically endorse Chief Doug Shoemaker for 5th Vice President of the IACP. I know that his presence will be beneficial for law enforcement nationwide. Chief Shoemaker “gets it” and I know that he will be a guiding light to the needed changes that are forthcoming in the law enforcement profession." 

Deputy Police Chief Christopher Cook

Arlington, TX Police Department
Major Cities Chiefs Association -- PIO Chair
National Information Officers Association -- VP

"I have known this man for many years. As a PIO in Jefferson City, he understood and embraced the importance of communication and collaboration. Now as the leader of the Grand Junction Police Department, that belief hasn't changed. As a Chief, he also sees the challenges that our noble profession is facing, but he has some incredible ideas for how we can move the needle forward. I am behind him one hundred percent." 

New Mexico Association of Chiefs of Police

Additional Endorsements

Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police

Missouri Police Chiefs Association

Westchester County Chiefs of Police Association

California Police Chiefs Association

New York State Association of Chiefs of Police

South Dakota Police Chiefs' Association

Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police

Idaho Chiefs of Police Association

Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association

Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police

Miami Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police

Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police

Texas Police Chiefs Association

Oregon Association Chiefs of Police

National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE)

North Texas PIO Group

Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police

Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police

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Seth Bauman

Assistant Deputy Director, Missouri Department of Social Services

'Doug was instrumental in his work as a Captain with JCPD. His dedication to bettering opportunities for youth was evident in his work with writing and obtaining a grant for juvenile diversion that had never been done before in Jefferson City. He is truly committed to fair and equitable policing for all."

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Greg White

Sheriff (Ret.), Cole County, MO

"I have known Chief Shoemaker in excess of 25 years. Doug has consistently demonstrated excellence in all aspects of law enforcement. Doug brings needed vision that shines light on the future needs of our society. He also has the capability needed to implement this vision. Chief Shoemaker is the right person at the right time. I, without reservation, endorse Chief Doug Shoemaker."

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Chief Bryan Waugh

Kearney Police Department, NE

"Doug is obviously the type of leader we need representing the future of our profession on the IACP Executive Board. I find it very encouraging to see like-minded, servant leaders who are willing and capable to drive responsible, progressive, and focused change for the betterment of our communities and the dedicated women and men serving in our honorable profession." 

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Chief Roy Bethge

Cherry Valley Police Department, IL

“Doug Shoemaker is the leader this association needs, and the leader that it wants. His ability to be inclusive of voices from across the IACP is pivotal, and I am looking forward to working with him to build out the best possible path forward for those who protect and serve our communities.”

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David Boggs

Chief of Police (ret.), Broken Arrow Police Department, OK

"Doug is one of the most qualified and impactful leaders in the law enforcement profession today. His passion for leaning into issues and finding solutions is exactly the kind of leadership we need for IACP during these difficult times. Endorse his candidacy as I have and make sure to vote so he can continue impacting the profession we all love so much."

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Sandra Brown

Lieutenant (ret.),
Palo Alto Police Department, CA

"Chief Shoemaker is game changer for the future of law enforcement. When change is necessary, he is the leader that will try that change on, feels the fit, then brings it home to the teams around him. He is truly a leader leading by example. I wholly support Chief Doug Shoemaker for IACP 5th Vice President."