Our guest this morning is Chief Jim McDonnell of the Long Beach Police Department.
He has served as Chief of Police for the city of Long Beach, the second largest city in Los Angeles County, since March, 2010.
Chief McDonnell works with numerous non-profit organizations that focus on furthering the interests of youth. He was appointed to the U.S. Attorney General's National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence and served in two U.S. Department of Justice National Executive Sessions: the National Executive Session on Law Enforcement & Public Health and the National Executive Session on Police Legitimacy and Racial Reconciliation.
He is dedicated to preventing crime at its roots rather than simply reacting to it. Under his leadership, violent crime in Long Beach is at an all-time low.
Chief McDonnell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
He is also a graduate of the FBI's National Executive Institute, the Senior Management Institute for Police and has completed executive education programs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
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