Dr. Norm Stamper
Norm Stamper Ret. worked his way through the ranks for 34 years and ultimately became Seattle’s top cop after 28 years in San Diego including a stint as Executive Director of Mayor Pete Wilson’s Crime Control Commission. As Seattle’s Police Chief, Norm led a process of major organizational restructuring, creating new bureaus of Professional Responsibility, Community Policing, and Family and Youth Protection and formed one of the country's best responses to domestic violence. He participated as a member of the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women Act; Police Executive Research Forum; Intl Assoc of Chiefs of Police, and the Major Cities Chiefs. Norm earned a BA and a Masters in criminal justice administration, a Ph.D. in leadership and human behavior, and is a graduate of the FBI's National Executive Institute. Norm is the author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop's Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing, and Removing Managerial Barriers to Effective Police Leadership.