WASHINGTON, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Police Foundation's (http://www.policefoundation.org) board of directors today announced that Hubert Williams has informed the board of his plan to retire on June 30, 2012, after 27 years as president.
The board has formed a search committee to identify a new CEO and has retained Korn/Ferry International, an internationally recognized executive recruiting firm, to advise the board on potential candidates.
"Under Hubert Williams' leadership, the Police Foundation has successfully assisted police departments seeking to increase community satisfaction with police service and implement community policing strategies. Such work, combined with groundbreaking research to test the effectiveness of police strategies, has helped lay the groundwork for significant improvement in the way police conduct their business in decades to come. Thanks to his efforts, the foundation secured a generous endowment from the Ford Foundation, which has enabled it to continue its 42-year tradition of improving policing. The scope of Hubert's experience and influence on police policy is considerable, and we are grateful to have had his knowledge, integrity, and leadership for the past 27 years," said Weldon J. Rougeau, chairman of the Police Foundation board of directors.
Williams was appointed Police Foundation president in 1985, following the retirement of Patrick V. Murphy. Williams served as police director in Newark, New Jersey, from 1974 to 1985, and under his leadership the Newark Police Department served as the laboratory for two Police Foundation studies seminal to the evolution of community policing -- The Newark Foot Patrol Experiment and the NIJ-funded fear reduction experiment.
About the Police Foundation
The Police Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting innovation and improvement in policing through its research, professional services, technical assistance, and communication programs. Established in 1970, the foundation has conducted seminal research in police behavior, policy, and procedure, and works to transfer to local agencies the best new information about practices for dealing effectively with the full range of police operational and administrative concerns. Motivating all of the foundation's efforts is the goal of efficient, humane policing that operates within the framework of democratic principles and the highest ideals of the nation.
For more information about the Police Foundation, please visit http://www.policefoundation.org.
Contact: Mary Malina
SOURCE Police Foundation