Assistant Chief of Police
Joe LeDuc is an Assistant Chief of Police for a dually-accredited police department in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area. He is responsible for the Investigative Services, Professional Standards and Forensic Services Divisions, which are comprised of all investigative work groups; a fully accredited crime laboratory; and a property/evidence section. He also leads the Internal Affairs Unit; the Public Information Office; and the Community Affairs/Outreach Unit.
EDUCATION | EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
He is a graduate of a number of executive development courses including: the Arizona Leadership Program; the FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Trilogy; the Scottsdale Management Development Series; and the FBI National Academy Session 273.
Joe is a board member of MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-Age Kids) and previously served on the Board of Directors of STARS Arizona. LeDuc served a term chairing the Arizona State Governor’s Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention. And he is the Assistant State Director for the Special Olympics Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run.
LeDuc is an adjunct professor for Northern Arizona University where he designs and teaches courses in Public Agency Management; Justice Studies; and Intelligence. As an FBI LEEDA instructor, he taught leadership courses to police executives across the country.
Assistant Chief of Police
Rich Slavin is an Assistant Chief of Police for a dually-accredited police department in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area. He leads four patrol districts, special operations and detention. Collectively, the groups provide: patrol emergency response and crime prevention operations; traffic and DUI enforcement; street crimes investigation; collision reconstruction; K9 and Mounted Services; Police Academy and In-Service Training; and City Detention Facility operations. Slavin was previously the Assistant Chief of Police of the Investigative Services Bureau and was the SWAT Commander with more than 600 missions over the course of 14 years.
MILITARY SERVICE | EDUCATION | EXECUTIVE LEADERHIP
Rich is a United States Air Force veteran and has 23 years of law enforcement service. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from Grand Canyon University and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Slavin is a graduate of several highly competitive executive development courses including: the Arizona Leadership Program; the FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Training; the U.S. State Department WMD Tactical Commander Management and Leadership Training; the Scottsdale Management Development Series XXXI; and the FBI National Academy Session 274.
Rich is an adjunct professor for Northern Arizona University where he teaches courses in Law Enforcement Leadership; Critical Issues in Policing; Juvenile Justice in the US; and Leadership Theory in Justice Administration. He has taught Command Tactical and Leadership courses internationally for the DEA and the US State Department. Slavin has instructed more than 400 international students spanning 10 Central and South American countries and Mexico.