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Chief Jeff Spivey, MSSenior Fellow of Law Enforcement Policy Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

Chief Jeff Spivey is a 34-year veteran with the Irving Police Department who worked his way through the ranks serving or supervising in all areas of the department. He was appointed Chief of Police in March of 2017. During his tenure, Chief Spivey has enhanced community outreach through the nationally recognized ShopTalk program, implemented peer support services, formed a mental health response unit, led a departmental reorganization, and increased personnel by 12%. Chief Spivey promotes a culture of Procedural Justice throughout the organization. Chief Spivey holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, PERF’s Senior Management Institute for Police and the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas Leadership Command. He chairs the Caruth Police Institute Executive Advisory Board; serves on the Board of Directors for the Police Executive Research Forum and the Executive Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police Midsize Agencies Division. He also co-chairs Pathways to Hope Advisory Board, a reentry/diversion program through One CommunityUSA™; and is a board member of Brighter Tomorrows, an organization that empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Mental Health IS Health: Tackling Mental Health Needs in Higher Education

7/19/2022 4:45 – 6:00 PM