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Chief Steve Anderson Appointed to Police Executive Research Forum Board of Directors



Chief Steve Anderson has just been appointed to the seven-member Board of Directors of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), the nation’s preeminent independent research organization that focuses on critical issues in policing.

PERF, based in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit organization that helps to improve the delivery of police services through the exercise of strong national leadership, public debate of police and criminal justice issues, and research and policy development.

“In joining the PERF Board, Chief Steve Anderson brings with him an exemplary knowledge of best practices and an appreciation for the importance of developing his leadership team,” PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler said. “He is considered a chief’s chief by his colleagues around the country.”

PERF has 3,000 members. Those on the Board of Directors all lead law enforcement agencies.

“I am grateful to be appointed to the PERF Board, and look forward to helping further the organization’s excellent practice of ensuring today’s law enforcement leaders stay abreast of cutting edge policing issues and lessons learned,” Chief Anderson said.

In addition to Chief Anderson, PERF’s Board of Directors include Chief Sylvia Moir, Tempe, Arizona Police; Commissioner Michael Harrison, Baltimore, Maryland Police; Chief Jeff Spivey, Irving, Texas Police; Sheriff Michael Chitwood, Volusia County, Florida; Chief Daniel Slaughter, Clearwater, Florida Police; and Chief Kristen Ziman, Aurora, Illinois Police. Commissioner Cressida Dick, London (England) Metropolitan Police is an Ex-Officio Board Member.

Chief Anderson received PERF’s Leadership Award in 2016. That award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of law enforcement, and who exemplify the highest principles and standards of true leaders in policing on a national level.