A Tough Conversation
Tuesday, May 11, 2-21
This week, we are celebrating Police Week with our good friend, Chief Neil Gang.
Chief Gang developed the “Asher Model – A Seven Point Approach to Creating a Culture of Wellness.” This was developed as a multifaceted approach to the police suicide epidemic; it correlates to the seven point star badge that is worn in the Bay Area and each of the seven points on the star correlate to a point in our proactive approach to employee wellness.
Police Chief Neil H. Gang began his career with West Windsor, NJ Police Department in 1988. After several stops along the way to include Pembroke Pines, FL and Surprise, AZ, Neil was selected to become the Police Chief for the Pinole Police Department in 2014. With over 30 years of experience at all levels of a full service agency, Gang’s policing strategy is progressive and innovative. He is an action-oriented problem solver who believes that leadership is all about building relationships and relationships build trust; without a community-oriented focus and partnerships, success could not be achieved.
Gang’s philosophy toward community engagement is his main focus, most notably seen through his development and effective use of Community Outreach programs. His most relevant work focuses on innovation and community engagement, and in 2019 his agency was first in the Nation to create a Video Reporting program that allows citizens to utilize different platforms to report crimes remotely and still receive officer engagement. Neil also was the first in the Nation to partner with ThinBlueOnline for their online de-escalation technology and training software.
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