JONNI REDICK (FENNER)
Retired Assistant Chief, California Highway Patrol
From county clerical worker to breaking through the “less-than-one-percent” ceiling to become an African American woman in executive leadership with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as an Assistant Chief, Jonni Redick is a 29-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol. In a multi-billion-dollar organization, she oversaw large scale civil disturbance, natural disaster response coordination and oversight, and managed hundreds of personnel within daily operations.
Her progression from front line police work to executive leadership generated her passion for cultivating trust and legitimacy in organizational cultures. She now builds 21st Century leaders as the founder and CEO of JLConsulting Solutions (JLCS) where she works with police executives in law enforcement and public safety, CEOs in corporate, government, and nonprofit businesses.
She is a thought leader in law enforcement and educates public safety and law enforcement leaders across the country through the University of San Diego. Jonni Redick is also the author of “Survival Guide” to Law Enforcement Promotional Preparation and “Black, White & Blue: Surviving the Sifting.”
Retired with over 29 years within state government and public safety from an organization with over 11,000 employees. As assistant chief, she worked in both the Bay Area and Sacramento. While in Sacramento, she oversaw eight CHP field commands including the 3rd largest communications center in the state which handled over one million 911 calls annually. Within field operations role as assistant chief, oversaw large scale officer involved and civil disturbance incidents; natural disaster response coordination and oversight; and managed over two thousand personnel within daily operations. She has extensive administrative oversight experience with statewide and national programs responsible for millions of dollars in funding along with expansive work in traffic safety projects receiving national recognition. Further experience includes executive oversight for audits, inspections, policy development, grants and program management; executive involvement in internal and external high-level administrative investigations; participation and examination development for promotional processes as a subject matter expert, panel assessor, and certified State Personnel Board Chair.
She is a Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) instructor and a graduate of POST Command College, Class 56. With Command College coursework in Enhanced Leadership; Futures Forecasting and Economic Issues; Politics of Change; and Technological and Environmental Issues.
She served on the Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (WLLE) committee as a liaison and representative for 10 years. She is a current member of the National Organization Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and has been a past president of the Central Valley California Chapter of NOBLE where she worked to strengthen trust between the community and law enforcement. Additionally, she is a current member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and a past member of the Human and Civil Rights Committee where she worked collectively with national and international allied agency partners. Their work was to study, consider and determine programs, policies, and initiatives that would enhance law enforcement's role in strengthening and protecting the civil rights of all people. Additionally, the committee worked to set professional standards for human and civil rights policy. She is also a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE).
As a POST certified instructor and facilitator, her training and instructional background includes work in cultural diversity, procedural justice, implicit bias, organizational culture, stress resiliency and other leadership coursework. For over a two decades, she instructed first-line supervisor and middle manager training for her organization covering numerous subjects including conflict resolution, leadership, ethics, employee counseling, and critical incident resiliency. She has received significant recognition for outstanding leadership and commitment to significant assignments involving public trust, strategic planning, leadership communication, and collaborative international work on human and civil rights issues.
She is the founder of JLConsulting Solutions (JLCS) which specializes in organizational leadership development. She works with individuals and organizations in law enforcement, public safety, education, government and the private sector through shared strategies to create healthy work environments. Her publication, “Survival Guide” to Law Enforcement Promotional Preparation is one of the best new career development books by Book Authority.
She holds a Master of Science degree in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership (LEPSL) from the University of San Diego. Currently, she is adjunct faculty for San Joaquin Delta College POST Academy as a Paraprofessional instructor in the Humanities, Social Science, Education, Kinesiology & Athletics Division and approved for the discipline of Administration of Justice. In addition, she is also adjunct faculty for the University of San Diego instructing for the MS, Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership Program.
For additional details on background and experience, feel free to contact Jonni Redick directly at email@example.com
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