Right to Carry, Duty to Secure
This conference workshop presentation features IACP Firearms Committee leaders providing best practices in the safety and security of firearms to help officers protect against mishandling and theft of their personal firearms. Securing firearms can ensure that you and your loved ones stay safe. Learn how agencies can support these efforts by providing safes to all officers upon issuing their duty weapons ? not only as a safety precaution, but also to set a good example for community members.
Chief of Police
Moultonborough, New Hampshire, Police Department
For the past eight months I have been the Chief of Police in Moultonborough, NH after spending five years as the Chief in Bridgton, Maine. Prior to Maine, I was the Chief of Police in Walpole, MA for 13 years. I am currently on the IACP Board of Directors representing departments of 15 or fewer sworn members and a member of the IACP Firearms Committee for the past two years.
I am a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 180 and hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and Boston University respectively.
Norwood, Massachusetts, Police Department
Bill Brooks is the Chief of Police in Norwood, Massachusetts. He serves on the IACP Board of Directors.
Commissioner of Public Safety
City of Providence, Rhode Island
Steven Paré was appointed Commissioner of Public Safety for the City of Providence on January 3, 2011. The Office of the Commissioner of Public Safety is responsible for the policy development and budgetary oversight of the Providence Telecommunications Department which receives all emergency calls and dispatches to police, fire and EMS; the Providence Fire Department; the Providence Police Department; and the Providence Emergency Management Agency. The Office of the Commissioner of Public Safety coordinates with each department to form a unified public safety team to respond to public safety issues for the City of Providence.
The mission of the Office of the Commissioner of Public Safety is to deliver professional public safety services built on trust, respect and integrity. The relationship with the community is center focused to ensure a strong working partnership between the community, police, fire and EMS.
Prior to becoming the Commissioner of Public Safety for the City of Providence, Commissioner Paré served in the Rhode Island State Police for 27 years retiring as Superintendent in 2007. Commissioner Paré also served as Director of Global Security for almost four years at IGT, formerly known as GTECH Corporation in Providence, Rhode Island.
Commissioner Paré attained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Bryant University.
He serves on the Board of Directors for Lifespan and the Rhode Island for Community and Justice. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and also serves on their Firearms Committee. Commissioner Paré is also a member of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association and has served as past president. He is an alumnus of Leadership Rhode Island and is a graduate of the 195th Session of the FBI National Academy.