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Barry Reynolds, Leadership, Management, and Policing

Barry Reynolds Leadership, Management, and Policing
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Barry Reynolds is an active law enforcement officer, an experienced instructor, author, and the owner of Police Leadership Resources and the website. Barry is a certified instructor with the International Association of Chief’s of Police in the prestigious Leadership in Police Organizations program, and serves as an instructor with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, teaching leadership to law enforcement officers statewide. He writes extensively on issues related to leadership and management in law enforcement agencies.

Barry began his police career in 1984 and has nearly thirty years of experience in municipal law enforcement with the Middleton, Wisconsin Police Department. He currently holds the rank of Sergeant and serves as a patrol supervisor as well as Coordinator of the department’s Neighborhood Officer Program. He has also held the positions of 911 Communications Supervisor and Field Training Unit Supervisor, and wrote the department’s Recruit Officer Field Training and Evaluation Program, which has been used as a model training program by other police agencies. 

Barry served for three years as the department’s Investigative Unit supervisor and during that time developed and wrote an extensive department investigative response plan for responding to incidents of missing and abducted children. He also created and trained a department investigative response team specifically for missing children investigations. He later supervised a parental abduction investigation which led to the successful and safe recovery of three children. He was recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Justice for his efforts in returning three children home safely to Wisconsin. 

Barry’s involvement and expertise in missing children investigations led to an invitation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice to develop a statewide training manual and response plan for incidents of missing and abducted children.  His training manual was later approved by the Department of Justice and the Wisconsin Attorney Generals office and is available to all law enforcement officers in the state. Barry is also an instructor and presenter at several state and national conferences, and was selected by the Wisconsin Department of Justice to serve on the committee which created the Wisconsin Child Abduction Response Team.  He was later selected to deliver a keynote presentation in the capitol rotunda at Wisconsin’s annual ceremony for Missing Children and Adults. 

Barry holds a Masters of Science Degree in Management and is a graduate of the IACP’s Leadership in Police Organizations (LPO) program. He was selected by the Wisconsin DOJ as one of seven officers in the State of Wisconsin to be trained as an LPO instructor and to deliver leadership training to officers statewide on behalf of the Department of Justice. He also serves as an adjunct Criminal Justice instructor and management consultant. His police leadership website has an audience of law enforcement leaders from the United States and more than 40 other countries. 

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