I Am a Police Officer with Black Sons: Bridging Community Police Relations
In addition to being a noted speaker and published author, Tarrick McGuire is a servant leader with over a decade of experience in public safety leadership. A native of Dallas, TX, Tarrick earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Speech Communications from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s Degree in Christian Leadership from Criswell College.
Although he has a diverse law enforcement management background, Tarrick believes building community-police relations to be one of the most important topics police departments will face in the 21st Century. This led him to research the challenges within his local community and develop an evidence-based youth mentoring model that has reduced recidivism rates and improved public trust. This program model has been recognized nationally and has served as a frame-work for other police organizations on youth engagement. Tarrick has presented nationally on subjects concerning leadership development helping organizations leverage their talents through strategic problem solving.
As a law enforcement executive for the Arlington TX Police Department, Tarrick is currently assigned as a Law Enforcement Fellow with the International Association of Chiefs of Police where he has contributed to the Institute of Community Police Relations, 21st Century Policing 15 site initiative, and public safety research in Washington D.C. Additionally, he is a National Institute of Justice Scholar and public safety consultant working with non-profit organizations and The Department of Justice COPS office. Although he has received many accolades, he is most proud of The Martin Luther King Jr. Award for Governmental Leadership and the L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Department of Justice Award. His goal in life is to inspire greatness while creating a charge for others to “Answer the Call” addressing the challenges that surround them.