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Nov 1, 2016: Chief Halsey receives the ALbert Rierderer Excellence in Public Service Award

Chief Halsey receives the Albert Rierderer Excellence in Public Service Award

November 1, 2016

Congratulations to Chief Brad Halsey on receiving the Albert Riederer Excellence in Public Service Award at the 2016 COMBAT Awards. He was presented the award by Jackson County Executive Frank White.

Chief Halsey has served the Independence community as a police officer for 24 years. He has been a crucial part of the implementation of the Crime Overview Response and Evaluation (CORE) program to Independence. CORE is an intelligence-based policing philosophy that utilizes all possible resources to focus on specific crimes and criminal behaviors. It is credited with having been instrumental in helping reduce crime in Independence.

As Deputy Chief, Halsey led a community-based process including mental health professionals, the Independence School District, community agencies and neighborhood representatives to develop a new Targeted Neighborhood Imitative to reduce crime in Independence. The result of this planning was to enhance the department’s Crisis Intervention Team. This team works to immediately respond to those with mental health and/or substance problems, and proactively keep in touch with them to keep them out of the hospital and the criminal justice system.

Chief Halsey has worked in patrol, the Investigations Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit and Special Operations. His experience also includes special assignments such as gang, arson investigations, tactical operations and the federal fugitive task force. He currently serves on the Homeland Security Coordinating Committee.