Law Enforcement Administration

Increasing Confidence During Crisis with Chief Andy Harvey

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Duration: 60 minutes

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Join us for a discussion about leading in the midst of COVID-19 and crisis in general.

Our guest is Ennis, Texas Police Chief Andy Harvey, who recently was one of 14 police chiefs and sheriffs who were interviewed by the Police Executive Research Forum detailing ways they have successfully overcome language barriers, cultural differences, and in some cases, mistrust of law enforcement agencies in their immigrant communities.

Chief Harvey is the author and speaker of Excellence in Policing, Simple Ways to Increase Citizen Satisfaction During Every Encounter and has testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on immigration and policing today.

Chief Harvey will share 4 points on Increasing Confidence During Crisis: 

  1. Informing 
  2. Encouraging 
  3. Managing Perception 
  4. Challenges for Police

Duration: 60 minutes

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About the Presenter

Andy Harvey
Ennis Police Department
Ennis, Texas

Chief Harvey joined the Palestine Police Department in August 2017. A Command Level Law Enforcement leader with approximately 20 years experience in the Dallas Police Department, Lieutenant Andrew “Andy” Harvey’s leadership experience also encompasses a distinguished 21 year military career, with the United States Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, and the Texas Army National Guard.

Lt. Harvey has variously served the Dallas Police Department as Commander of the Media Relations Unit, an Investigative Unit Commander, and Patrol Watch Commander of the Southeast, Northwest, Southwest, and Central Patrol Divisions.

As Media Relations Commander Harvey created the First Watch web video series in English and Spanish, his first language. During that time he also championed, and created, the Dallas Police Department Social Media services, and was regularly seen on local, national, and international news programs speaking on behalf of the Chief of Police and the department.

Retiring from the military at age 37, his military career with US Air National Guard included the position of First Sergeant over the 136th Mission Support Group at Carswell Naval Air Station in Ft. Worth Texas, with accountability for over 400 enlisted members, and ensuring members were always operationally prepared.

Twice during that time, Harvey was called on to lead in crisis. First, in Kuwait at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and later in New Orleans, just days after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

Lt. Harvey’s leadership philosophy sees effective policing today requiring courageous and collaborative leaders at every level of an organization, with officers called upon to think outside of their squad car, and consider the impact their actions may have on the police department, the city, and the profession of policing in general.

Realizing the concepts of legitimacy and procedural justice needed to be presented to police officers at every level, he wrote a curriculum in 2013- Excellence in Policing – created and includes the 3 phase police-citizen model, legitimacy, procedural justice, difference between authority and power, and more. These areas were recently included in the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. He is in the process of writing the Excellence in Policing book, making it available to police leaders around the world.

A professional speaker and presenter, Lt. Harvey has presented the Excellence in Policing and Confident Media Relations courses to hundreds of police executives in Texas, and throughout the country. And as an executive trainer, he has trained many leaders around the state in leadership, community relations, and media relations.

Harvey holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, and an Associates in Avionics Systems Technology. He is a Master Peace Officer, a TCLEOSE Instructor, a graduate of LEMIT Leadership Command College, and the Caruth Police Institute in Dallas. He is a member of the Dallas Police Association, the National Latino Law Enforcement Officers Association, and the Leadership Command College Alumni Association.

His published work includes his Leadership Series on Confidence, covering subjects such as:

  • Servant Leaders Are Confident
  • Know Your Own Strength
  • Stop Blaming Your Mother
  • Been There Done That
  • Get Uncomfortable
  • Soar With Eagles
  • First Things First, What Is It?

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