Chris Hsiung

Special guest

Deputy Chief Chris Hsiung commands the Special Operations Division at the Mountain View Police Department, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. As an early adopter of technology and social media, Chris crafted MVPD’s digital communications strategy to focus on engagement, trust building, and real time crisis communications; a model now held as a standard for law enforcement and the public sector across the country. He currently serves as the southwest US vice chair for the IACP PIO Section and also on the leadership council for Government Social Media.

Chris brings more than 29 years of public safety experience, to include five years in non-sworn capacities as a Community Services Officer and Dispatcher, and 24-years as a peace officer with the Mountain View Police Department. He promoted through the ranks in notable leadership positions in all of the department’s divisions and has been recognized for his police work, ranging from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office Homicide Investigator of the Year in 2001 to professional recognition for his local, national and international leadership in the areas of community engagement, social media and crisis communication. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University, a Master’s Degree from Notre Dame de Namur University, and is a graduate of a variety of leadership programs, to include Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program.

Chris Hsiung has been a guest on 1 episode.