In this Episode #8 of the American School of Public Service Podcasts, we speak with Ret. Chief Darryl McAllister on 1) the implications of race and policing, 2) Is the problem just weeding out bad apples, or is it bigger? 3) the experience of being a black police officer in times of racial tension, 4) the recent polarizing frenzy about police officers kneeling, and 5) what we mean when we talk about “police reform”.
Darryl McAllister’s policing career spans 37 years. He devoted the first 32 years of service to the Hayward, California community, rising through the ranks and receiving numerous prestigious honors along the way. In 2013 he migrated to the city next door to serve as the chief of police in Union City. His professional legacy focuses primarily on redefining the importance of police-community engagement as a means to promote trust and transparency in today’s policing.
A current faculty member at Chabot College, McAllister was previously a member of the faculty at University of Phoenix. For nearly two decades he has served as a board member of several community organizations, currently serving as president of the board of directors of the St. Rose Hospital Foundation, and as a member of the advisory board of the University of San Francisco’s International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership. Immediately following his 2018 retirement from a storied law enforcement career, he was called to provide leadership in the private sector healthcare arena. He served two years as Sutter Health’s Security Plans and Programs Manager, responsible for designing, developing, and implementing innovative programs and policies to reduce safety and security variance throughout the Sutter Health enterprise.
In April 2021, he was yet again sought-after to provide safety and security leadership in the private sector, and he now serves in an exciting role as the Director of Safety and Security at the Walt Disney Corporation’s Pixar Studios.
You may contact Darryl McAllister at: linkedin.com/in/darryl-mcallister-74792b2a email@example.com
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