walter-mcneil_web.jpgCHICAGO Ill. — Quincy Police Chief Walter McNeil has been sworn in as president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).


The association is the world's oldest and largest nonprofit membership organization of police executives, with more than 20,000 members in more than 100 countries, including chief executives of international, federal, state and local agencies of all sizes.

McNeil was installed as head of the group on Oct. 26 in Chicago when he took the oath of office in front of Quincy Mayor Derrick Elias. His selection was hailed by his colleagues in the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA).

“What a great tribute this is to Chief McNeil and Florida law enforcement. His induction as president of such a powerful and recognized organization demonstrates the high level of professionalism and quality of policing in our state,” said, Amy Mercer, executive director of the FPCA.

McNeil has more than 32 years of law enforcement experience and has held executive positions in the Tallahassee Police Department, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and the Florida Department of Corrections. He has worked in most areas of police leadership, management and supervision. 

As president of the IACP, he will meet periodically with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on domestic crime and public safety issues.

Photo: COURTESY OF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE

INTERNATIONAL LEADER: Quincy Police Chief Walter McNeil takes the oath of office. McNeil is the new president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.