The CopDoc Podcast: Aiming for Excellence in Leadership

TCD Podcast: Dr. Kathleen O'Toole, Ep 74, Part 1, former Boston Police Commissioner and former Chief of Seattle Police

June 21, 2022 Dr. Kathy O'Toole Season 3 Episode 74
The CopDoc Podcast: Aiming for Excellence in Leadership
TCD Podcast: Dr. Kathleen O'Toole, Ep 74, Part 1, former Boston Police Commissioner and former Chief of Seattle Police
Show Notes

Kathy O'Toole is an international police leader.  Starting as a patrol officer with the Boston Police Department, she rose through the ranks.     Kathy left the Boston Police for the now-defucnt Metroplitann Police.  When the Mets were subsumed by the Massachuestts State Police, she became a Lietenant Colonel. Kate she was tapped by Governor WIlliam Weld as the Secretary of Public Safety  She served as the Commissioner of the Boston Police from 19xx to 19xx.  She later served on the Patten Commission in Northern Ireland, which worked to reform the Royal Ulster Constabulary, creating PSNI, Police Service of Norhtern Ireland.  
Later, she was appointed the first Chief Inspector for the Garda Inspectorate in the Republic of Ireland.  

Kathy has retired and continues to provide consulting services to public and private organizations, including serving as a principal for CP 21. 

A graduate of Boston College, she earned her J.D. from the New England School of Law. More recently she competed her Ph.D. from Trinity University of Dublin.  She resides on Cape Cod with her husband, a retired Boston Police Detective.