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Wellesley Police Chief Named IACP President

BY ROBERT ROSEN (@roberterosen)
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

Wellesley Police Chief Terrence Cunningham was sworn in as the new President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) by FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday, October 27 during the annual IACP Convention held in Chicago.

Cunningham has 30 years of experience in law enforcement, including 13 as a Chief of Police. The IACP is an international police executive association that serves as the professional voice of law enforcement with over 20,000 members spanning 100 countries.

Cunningham had previously served as the First Vice President of the organization after advancing through the ranks from Fourth Vice President.

President Barack Obama addressed the police chiefs in attendance at this year’s convention, outlining his goals for law enforcement for the remainder of his term. A sitting U.S. President hadn’t addressed the IACP since President Bill Clinton.

Cunningham delivered a speech outlining his vision for the IACP following being sworn in.

Cunningham has been very active as a Chief of Police over the years. In the past he has served as the President of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, Vice President for four years and Chairman of the Legislative Committee for the past eight years.

He is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the New England Association of Chiefs of Police, among other positions and memberships he holds.

In a nice show of support, the Wellesley Board of Selectmen also went to Chicago, along with Executive Director of Government Services Hans Larsen, Wellesley Fire Chief Rick DeLorie, Deputy Police Chief Jack Pilecki and other members of the Wellesley Police Department, not to mention family and friends.

Cunningham will serve a one-year term as President of the IACP. Following the convention in Chicago, he headed to Rwanda for the International Convention.


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