The CopDoc Podcast: Aiming for Excellence in Leadership

TCD Encore Podcast Episode 83, Chief Doug Shoemaker, Grand Junction, CO Police, previous episode 49

August 30, 2022 Chief Doug Shoemaker Season 3 Episode 83
The CopDoc Podcast: Aiming for Excellence in Leadership
TCD Encore Podcast Episode 83, Chief Doug Shoemaker, Grand Junction, CO Police, previous episode 49
Show Notes

Doug Shoemaker is the Chief of Police at the Grand Junction, Colorado Police Department.   A veteran of more than 30 years in law enforcement, most of his career was with the Jefferson City, Missouri Police Department, the capital city of MO. He rose to the number two position, as Deputy Chief.  

Doug is the 5th Vice President with the International Association of Chiefs of Police.  He will rise through the chairs to become the IACP president in 5 years.   He traveled to Ireland to meet with the IACP Board and Executives of An Garda Siochana.  While there, he attended the celebration for the 100th Anniversary of the Garda in Dublin.  

Doug talks about Strategic Planning, empowering all members of an agency to offer ideas for improvement of their department.   In a wide-ranging and candid chat, we covered the continuing evolution of policing, the necessity of training, planning, and succession planning, while serving community needs.