Chief Louis M. Dekmar “Trust, Race, and Police: The Contemporary Challenges of History”
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Dean Rusk Hall Larry Walker Room
During the span of his 40-year career, Chief Louis M. Dekmar has served in law enforcement as a police officer, detective, division commander, and Chief of Police. Since 1995, he has served as the Chief of Police and Chief of Public Safety for the City of LaGrange. Dekmar is the President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Past President and Chair of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). A graduate of the FBI National Academy and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, he is also Past-President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Chief Dekmar has provided over 300 training programs to police chiefs, elected officials and other law enforcement personnel in over 20 states and several countries, including Norway where he delivered an address to the UN Police. The topics he has presented on include leadership, ethics, law enforcement management and liability issues. Chief Dekmar has received numerous local, state and national awards over his career, including a recent award for racial trust building.