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.
Chief Ogden is the consummate leader and partner and would be an enormous asset to the IACP. He brings a wealth of experience, from patrol officer to chief–and now as the head of our state’s influential Police Chief’s Council. Every chief in our state looks to Pat for guidance because he has demonstrated excellent judgment during these challenging times. I wholeheartedly endorse Pat, and the IACP would be lucky to have him as a leader, as we have.
I wholeheartedly endorse Chief Patrick Ogden’s candidacy for 5th Vice President of the International Association of the Chiefs of Police (IACP). My role as Delaware’s Chief Public Defender has given me a unique perspective on Chief Ogden’s work. Over the years, I have seen his work up close, as a State Trooper, as Chief of the University of Delaware Police and as President of Delaware’s Police Chief’s Council. Throughout Chief Ogden’s long career he has proven himself to be an innovative leader in law enforcement and repeatedly demonstrated a commitment to serving the people of the State of Delaware. His willingness to listen with an open mind to all the stakeholders in our criminal justice system reflects his commitment to improving law enforcement and its relationship with the community at large. In short, Chief Ogden is a credit to the law enforcement profession. Chief Ogden will be an excellent addition to IACP’s leadership team.
As a retired Director of the Illinois State Police and former First Deputy of the Chicago Police Department, I wholeheartedly endorse Chief Patrick Ogden. His career has been impressive and he is more than qualified to lead the IACP. Great leaders like Chief Ogden are hard to come by so the IACP would be well served with Pat at its helm!
I am writing this letter on behalf of Chief Patrick A. Ogden, a candidate for the 5th Vice President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. I have known Chief Ogden for more than 20 years, both as a colleague in the Delaware Law enforcement community and as a great friend. Throughout this time, I have found him to be a man who genuinely cares about people and is deeply committed to making a positive difference in the quality of law enforcement in our State. Quite the visionary, coupled with his exemplary leadership and executive oversight, Chief Ogden has earned the respect of law enforcement leaders throughout the State of Delaware and the surrounding regions. I must applaud Pat as he leads one of few CALEA accredited police departments in Delaware. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman for the Delaware Police Chief’s Council, President-elect for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, as well as the Associate Vice President at the University of Delaware. Clearly, Chief Ogden possesses the unique qualities that distinguish him as a dynamic leader. As the immediate past President of the Delaware Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), I must acknowledge the immense level of support and assistance provided to our award-winning Chapter by Chief Ogden. Furthermore, it is my pleasure and true honor to recommend Chief Patrick A. Ogden for the position of 5th Vice President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. His high level of expertise and excellent leadership skills make him the absolute best candidate for this position.
Chief Ogden has been a thoughtful and visionary leader within the Delaware law enforcement community and throughout our region for decades, as well as a friend and mentor to me during my career. In his role as the Delaware Police Chiefs Council President, Chief Ogden has been on the forefront of collaboration between law enforcement agencies, criminal justice professionals and our communities to enhance understanding, promote change and champion mutual respect. Chief Ogden will bring those signature qualities to the IACP and demonstrate exemplary leadership at this significant time in the policing profession. I fully endorse and support his candidacy for IACP’s 5th Vice President.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Over the past decade, Pat Ogden’s leadership has transformed the University of Delaware’s Police Department into a high performing and respected public safety agency. He focuses on open communication with his staff, and understands the importance of developing and nurturing strategic partnerships that have a positive influence in making the University campus and surrounding community as a safe as possible. It is with great pleasure that I provide my unconditional support and recommendation to Chief Ogden’s desire to become part of the IACP’s leadership team. Without question, his work will have a lasting impact on law enforcement in this Country.
It certainly is an honor to endorse Chief Patrick Ogden for IACP 5th Vice President. Pat is a 33 year veteran of law-enforcement and the Associate Vice President and Chief of the University of Delaware Police Department. Pat exemplifies leadership in policing. Pat’s experience includes 11 years in this position and 22 years as a Commander in the Delaware State Police. I’m proud to say that I served with Pat in Delaware as the Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security. I have seen his superior leadership firsthand. His accomplishments and experiences are many and he comes from a family of law enforcement professionals.
There are other qualified applicants for the position but my 50 years of experience in our profession tells me that Pat Ogden is the most qualified.
Without hesitation or reservation, I vote for Chief Patrick Ogden for IACP 5th Vice President.
I first met Chief Ogden when we were project representatives for our respective state police agencies. Over the past fifteen years, I’ve seen his dedication to the people he serves, the organizations he’s represented and the people he leads. He is a truly a principled leader and the IACP would be greatly served by having a man of this caliber working for its members and interests.
Chief Patrick Ogden is a true professional, dedicated to the Law Enforcement community. He has proven to be a valuable resource, always willing to assist anyway he can! His involvement with the Delaware Police Chief’s Council, IACLEA and IACP demonstrates his commitment to advance Law Enforcement at the highest levels!
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