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Deputy Chief Sebastian Gourdin, Biography

Deputy Chief Sebastian Gourdin began his career with the Metropolitan Police Department in 2000, as a patrol officer. After his promotion to Sergeant in 2007, he was assigned to the Hermitage evening shift. With a promotion to Lieutenant in 2008, he would serve the evening shift at the South Precinct where he supervised five sergeants and oversaw the daily duties of the evening shift.

In 2011, Deputy Chief Gourdin was promoted to the rank of Captain where he was assigned to the overnight Field Supervisor Section where he was responsible for the entire county during the overnight hours providing command level oversight to all department operations. After a brief stint in the Field Supervisors Section, Deputy Chief Gourdin was assigned to the Youth Services Division.

In 2013, Deputy Chief Gourdin was promoted to Commander of the Madison Precinct where he developed strong community ties between officers and the diverse neighborhoods they serve, evaluated crime data, and provided direction and resources to address important safety issues.

In 2020, Deputy Chief Gourdin was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police and assigned to the Support Services Bureau, where he currently serves.

Deputy Chief Gourdin holds a Bachelor of Arts from Campbell University.

In 2013, Deputy Chief Gourdin attended the FBI National Academy session 252 in Quantico, Virginia, and in 2014 he attended the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) at Boston University and staffed by instructors from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Deputy Chief Gourdin is a member of the FBI National Academy, the Police Executive Research Forum, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.