San Luis Police Chief, Richard Jessup Joins Law Enforcement Specialists, Inc

Chief Jessup was born and raised in Southern California where he was a standout three-sport athlete in high school, and a two-sport scholarship athlete in basketball and baseball at Vanguard University, graduating a degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in 1981.

Chief Jessup started his law enforcement career in 1982 as a police officer at the San Jacinto Police Department in Southern California, the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office, and then to Arizona for the Yuma Police Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the San Luis Police Department.

Chief Jessup recently retired as the Chief of Police from the San Luis Police Department in Arizona and serves as a College Adjunct professor in the Administration of Justice Studies program at Glendale Community College since 2013.

Chief Jessup is a current member and Past-President of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP) and serves as a commissioner for the Arizona Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP). Governor Doug Ducey appointed Chief Jessup to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family Commission for “Domestic and Sexual Violence Against Women/DV Commission” which he continues to serve currently.

Chief Jessup is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, and is a recipient of the FBI LEEDA Trilogy Award for Executive Leadership.

Chief Jessup is a sought after public speaker on the issues of developing strong leadership teams, successional planning, and personal success in the law enforcement, business, and faith based communities.

About Law Enforcement Specialists, Inc

For over 30 years, Law Enforcement Specialists, Inc has been the leader in off-duty traffic control and security detail, working exclusively with sworn police officers. Nationally licensed, and insured, Law Enforcement Specialists Inc, has become recognized as the gold-standard in the off-duty industry and will be launching Blue Dispatch, a software aimed to aid law enforcement in connecting with businesses around the country. Though nationally recognized, Law Enforcement Specialists, makes its home in Arizona, supporting and enriching the local economy, while also aiding in the protection of our communities throughout the state.

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