Leadership On the Edge

How Long is a Police Chief’s Tenure?

According to Chuck Wexler, director of The Police Executive Research Forum, U.S. police chief’s only stick around for a little over 3 years.

The rapid turnover creates a lot of leadership gaps in law enforcement organizations across the country.

Further studies on law enforcement leadership models are done according to the The Crime Report.

“The constant replacement of chiefs mean that some receive little training in the challenges they will face. Among questions that need to be answered [by police departments are]: How can policing be done more efficiently, and ‘do we need a different kind of leader?'”