Tallahassee, Florida - October 31, 2011 -
The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) is proud to announce that one of “Florida’s Own”, Quincy Police Chief Walter McNeil, was sworn in as the President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on October 26, 2011. The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with over 20,000 members in over 100 different countries. IACP's leadership consists of the operating chief executives of international, federal, state and local agencies of all sizes.
The ceremony took place in Chicago, Illinois and the Chief was sworn in by Quincy, Florida Mayor Derrick Elias. FPCA Executive Director, Amy Mercer stated “What a great tribute this is to Chief McNeil and Florida law enforcement. His induction as President of such a powerful and recognized organization demonstrates the high level of professionalism and quality of policing in our State”.
Chief McNeil has over 32 years of law enforcement experience and has held executive positions within the Tallahassee Police Department, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Florida Department of Corrections, and currently is the Chief of the Quincy, Florida Police Department. McNeil has worked in virtually every area of police leadership, management, and supervision.
As President of the IACP, McNeil will meet periodically with both the President and Vice President of the United States on domestic crime and public safety issues.