"Throughout my working with Chief Leach, I
found him an extremely trustworthy and competent public servant who was
committed to the advancement of law enforcement in the northern suburbs of
Frank J. Chulay,
TO: LEACH CONSULTING, LLC
Leach was born and raised in the Chicago area. After graduating from college
with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration and working in the banking
field, he joined the Wheeling (IL) Police Dept. His experience includes
Patrol, Juvenile, Detectives, Watch Commander, Records and Communications
Supervisor, Administrative Sergeant and Acting Deputy Chief in charge of the
Support Services Division. He then joined the Lincolnwood (IL) Police Dept.
as Deputy Chief and was subsequently appointed Chief of Police. In that
capacity he was responsible for the total police operation in a multi-ethnic
suburb of Chicago, including joint dispatching for Police, Fire and
Emergency Medical Services. Lincolnwood is bordered on three sides by the
City of Chicago and experiences a disproportionate amount of crime, traffic
and calls for service activity to population due to location, socio-economic
standing and business/commercial base.
During his 25 year career as a police officer, Tad received extensive law enforcement training,
including receiving a Certificate in Management from the Northwestern
University Center for Public Safety and completion of Emergency Services
Team (SWAT) training. He has an MBA from Loyola (Chicago) University and an
MA in Administration of Justice from Webster University. Tad is a Certified
Instructor in Defensive Aerosol Weapons (pepper spray), Range 2000
Force-Control Training Simulator, Skidcar System and Taser, and is certified in the
use of both ASP and side-handle baton.
Tad has had articles published in various law enforcement publications,
including The Police Chief (the publication of the International Association
of Chiefs of Police), has taught law enforcement topics at numerous colleges
and law enforcement academies and has received a number of awards and
honors. He was a member and officer of a number of law enforcement
organizations in the Chicago area, including President of the Northwest
Police Academy and Treasurer of the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS)
– organizations comprising over 45 municipalities with an aggregate
population in excess of 500,000, with over 1,500 law enforcement officers.
Tad and his wife now reside in Coeur d’Alene, ID, where he was Coordinator of
the Law Enforcement Program at North Idaho College and is now a Part-Time
Instructor. This program is an Idaho
Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council Certified “Basic Course”
(law enforcement academy) and culminates with an Associate Degree in Law
Enforcement. Tad was a member of the North Idaho College Critical Incident
Stress Management Committee. He is a court recognized Expert Witness on various law enforcement
matters, including use of force and police procedures. Tad does law
enforcement consulting and gives nationwide presentations on "Law
Enforcement Liability" for Travelers. In
addition he gives seminars on "Violence in the
Workplace" and other topics to businesses, schools and organizations.
His presentation on "Violence in the Workplace" is certified by
the Idaho POST Council for
instruction to law enforcement officers.
Tad was Undersheriff at the Kootenai
County Sheriff's Department in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from 2007 to 2011 when
he retired. The county is
1,310 square miles with a rapidly growing population in excess of 140,000.
The department consists of 290 full-time personnel divided into three
bureaus (Operations, Support Services and Jail), with the Undersheriff
responsible for the entire operation.
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