I believe that Chief Ogden’s dedication to the law enforcement profession and continued commitment to the community he now serves makes him the best candidate for the position of 5th Vice President for the IACP. Chief Ogden has over 33 years of law enforcement experience and his reputation in the profession as a proven leader is respected throughout the country. As the Immediate Past President of the IACP, and 40-year veteran of Campus Law Enforcement, I understand the need for a progressive candidate who has the ability to advance the organization while remaining relevant and continuing to serve as the voice of campus law enforcement. Chief Pat Ogden is that person and I support his candidacy for the IACP Board.
Paul M. Cell
IACP Immediate Past President
Chief of Police
Montclair State University
I have known Patrick Ogden since September 4, 1987, the day we walked into the Delaware State Police Training Academy to become state troopers. Ever since that date, I have been consistently impressed by the dedication, professionalism and leadership Pat puts forward in all areas of responsibility. Throughout his career, Pat has been successful in leading change, particularly when it comes to some of the more difficult areas of state and local policing. I left the Delaware State Police in 1995 and joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ultimately rising to become executive assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch overseeing all FBI criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, international operations, critical incident response, and victim assistance. During my nearly 30-year career in state and federal law enforcement, Pat Ogden has always stood out to me as an accomplished and exemplary professional who, in my opinion, would be an excellent addition to the IACP board.
Please allow me to express my personal support for Chief Pat Ogden for IACP 5th Vice President. I work previously with Chief Ogden on a daily basis, via my duties as the Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge (ASAC) of the FBI Baltimore Counterterrorism/WMD/Crisis Response/SWAT/Intelligence Branch. I work closely with Chief Ogden in his capacity as the Chief of the University of Delaware Police Department, the Chairman of the Delaware Police Chiefs’ Council and as president-elect for International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. Chief Ogden is an extremely respected veteran of Delaware law enforcement for over 30 years, and as such is deeply involved, invested, and committed to all aspects of the health & safety of the students and residents of the state of Delaware, and the national security of the United States. I have come to rely on Chief’s Ogden’s expertise, experience, professionalism, and counsel, and I consider him both a friend and a critical law enforcement partner in the state of Delaware.
I have known Chief Patrick Ogden for more than 30 years. He was an accomplished Delaware State Trooper for more than 20 plus years. After taking on a second career as the Chief for the University of Delaware Police Department, he launched the campus police to a premier law enforcement agency. Under Chief Ogden’s leadership, the department received national accreditation through Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). He has also established a critical incident response team, crisis negotiation unit, K9 Unit and other special divisions within the police department. As the former United States Marshal for the District of Delaware, I believe Chief Patrick Ogden would be an excellent 2021 candidate for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as 5th Vice President.
David W. Thomas
United States Marshal
District of Delaware
As a 30-year active IACP member, retired Maryland State Police Major and current United States Marshal for the District of Maryland I am endorsing Chief Patrick A. Ogden, Associate Vice President, University of Delaware Police and Chairman, Delaware Police Chiefs Council, for the position of 5th Vice President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. I have worked with Chief Ogden over the years and find hm to be hardworking, dedicated, experience and a knowledgeable leader. Chief Ogden possesses all of the essential elements of good character, humbleness, compassion, courage, faith, friendship, honesty, loyalty, responsibility, perseverance and dedication to duty. For these reasons, I support and endorse Chief Ogden for 5th Vice President of IACP.
Chief Ogden has been a significant contributor to the success that Delaware Law Enforcement has enjoyed over the years. As the current Chairman of the Delaware Police Chief’s Council, he has provided strong leadership during the most turbulent times our profession has ever faced. Chief Ogden understands the need to better the relationship between Law Enforcement and the communities we serve. Most impressive, is the passion he still has for this profession after his many years of service. If we truly want to improve how the Law Enforcement profession is viewed, Chief Ogden is the person we need at the front.
Colonel Vaugh M. Bond, Jr.
New Castle County Police Department
I am writing to provide my endorsement for Chief Patrick A. Ogden for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as 5th Vice President. I have known Chief Ogden for several years, during my tenure with the Amtrak Police Department, Chief Ogden has been a leading partner and understands the importance of leadership. I know that Chief Ogden would bring his experience and leadership and serve as IACP 5th Vice President exceptionally.
Chief of Police-Retired
Amtrak Police Department
It is my honor to endorse Chief Ogden as a candidate for IACP Vice President. Chief Ogden represents a life and family of dedicated public service to their communities and embodies the character and values that are so essential as a law enforcement officer and as a leader. Chief Ogden has developed broad experience in his law enforcement profession and has used that experience and dedication to bring innovative and progressive change to those he leads and to the communities he has served.
Chief of Police
Visalia Police Department
Chief Patrick Ogden and I attended SMIP together in 2014. We have stayed in contact over the years. Patrick is a mentor and a friend I look up to a great deal. He is a leader in the law enforcement community and is someone I reach out to when I need advice. I highly recommend Chief Patrick Ogden for the 2021 IACP 5th Vice President position. He will represent with integrity, dedication, and with a team-first attitude.
Gregory L. Roberts
Chief of Police
Central Arizona College and
Retired Commander Tucson PD
It is my honor to endorse the candidacy of Chief Patrick Ogden for the position of 5th Vice President of the IACP. The vast range of experiences that Pat would bring to that level would further enhance the IACP standing as a role model for all law enforcement agencies, both in the United States and on the International platform. Chief Ogden certainly has the innate ability, training and strategic direction to bring his diverse experiences to the forefront to further ensure continued success of the IACP.
John “Jack” Drumm
Chief of Police
Madison Police Department