The Strategic Planning Process for Law Enforcement Executives: Police Department’s are very busy, but are they busy doing the right things?
Steven R. “Randy” Watt is the Chief of Police of the Ogden Police Department in Ogden, Utah. Chief Watt retired in 2011 as an Assistant Chief and then was asked by City Administration to return as Chief in January of 2017. Chief Watt had served 32 years with the Department and had worked all major bureaus and activities. During his career, Chief Watt was twice awarded the Department’s Medal of Valor along with numerous other medals and awards.
Chief Watt spent 13 years on the Ogden/Metro SWAT Team in various positions over the course of his career, including Operations Sergeant and Commander. Chief Watt is an internationally recognized trainer in a variety of subjects related to Law Enforcement, is an expert in Law Enforcement Use of Deadly Force, and has been a consultant in tactical operations to numerous foreign, federal, state, and local agencies. Chief Watt is a graduate of Session 191 of the FBI National Academy, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Police Science, a Master of Business Administration Degree, and a Master of Strategic Studies Degree.
Chief Watt is a retired Colonel, Infantry and Special Forces, in the United States Army and Utah Army National Guard, with 33 years 10 months Active Duty and National Guard Service. COL Watt retired in 2015 after having served served multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan during the Global War on Terror. COL Watt’s military awards include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Legion of Merit Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with V Device, three Bronze Star Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal with three stars, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two stars, and the GWOT Expeditionary and Service Medals. COL Watt is an expert on Terrorism for the Department of Justice Military Commission Court.