Washington, DC - Patrick Yoes, National President of the Fraternal Order of Police, announced today that the organization tapped Keith Turney to be the director of the Education and Outreach Division.
Keith Turney is a 45-year veteran of both the law enforcement community and the FOP, and is a recognized subject matter expert in various areas of leadership, training, labor, and operations within law enforcement. He served three terms on the National FOP’s Executive Board as National Sergeant-at-Arms before stepping down at the Biennial Conference this year and has dedicated much of his time to working with the Collaborative Reform Initiative – Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC). The program, which is administered by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) within the U.S. Department of Justice, provides no cost training and consultation to State, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies on a wide variety of topics. Keith will continue to represent the National FOP through his work with CRI-TAC but will also expand the FOP’s circle of influence in cutting-edge educational opportunities throughout the country.
Keith is a 31-year veteran of the Joliet Illinois Police Department, retiring at the rank of Commander. Upon retirement, he worked as a field representative for the Illinois FOP Labor Council, representing over 25 bargaining units. He holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, and the Northwestern University, Center for Public Safety’s School of Police Staff and Command.