No city wants to experience civil unrest, yet it’s happening with increasing frequency in large and small metro areas. This means all agencies must have a preparedness strategy in place should one transpire.
The International Public Safety Association’s Civil Unrest Committee shall be comprised of individuals who are current members of the IPSA that want to identify and develop research, policy, best practices and training opportunities (online and in-person) for the public safety community
This is a working committee. Each committee member will be expected to attend all remote committee meetings and volunteer between 3 – 8 hours of time per month to accomplish the committee’s goals.
If you’re not a member, make sure you join before applying. Only applications from current members will be reviewed.
Committee Chair: Gary Teeler has 21 years of service in public safety and currently serves as the Chief of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Gary has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Law Enforcement from Texas State University. He is a certified Texas Peace Officer, Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), and a graduate of the 256th Session of the FBI National Academy.