Chief Ronald J. Louie (Ret.) MA, MPA†† (email@example.com)†††† July 2012
With over 33 years of law enforcement experience, Ron Louie was the Chief of the Hillsboro, Oregon, Police Department from 1992 to his retirement in 2007.† He was the Chief of the Astoria, Oregon, Police Department from 1987-1992.† Prior to assuming command in Astoria, Chief Louie spent 13 years with the Palo Alto, California, Police Department, leaving there as a Lieutenant.† Chief Louie joined the Palo Alto Police Department in 1974 because that was one of the few police agencies to have abolished the height requirement (he failed his hometown of San Franciscoís police entrance requirement of 5'9" - Chief Louie is 5'6") and also because they paid more than what he was making as a part time Anthropology teacher.
A 1999 graduate of the FBI Executive Leadership Institute in Quantico, Virginia, he also is a 1995 graduate of the FBI National Academy, and a 1988 graduate of the Oregon Executive Development Institute (Oregon Command College).
Chief Louie has extensive teaching experience on the university and community college level (anthropology, Asian history, social science, crisis intervention/tactical communication, hostage negotiation, critical incident management, public safety strategic planning, diversity in law enforcement, executive leadership, management and supervisory skills development) and consulting in community policing and organizational leadership in Alaska, California, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington, D.C.† He is a published author in crisis intervention/tactical communication, contemporary community policing, public safety leadership and public safety strategic planning.
Chief Louie holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Hayward, a Masters Degree in Anthropology from San Francisco State University, a Bachelors of Arts in Social Science (graduating Magna Cum Laude) from California State University, Hayward, and an Associates of Arts Degree (with Honors) in Business Administration from the College of San Mateo, California.
An active participant in issues of diversity and anti-discrimination, Chief Louie served 10 years with the Oregon Committee, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, served on the Oregon Attorney Generalís Use of Force Task Force, the Governorís Committee on Law Enforcement Contacts (Racial Profiling Committee), State of Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, and is a past member of the Human Rights Council of Washington County, the Pacific Institute of Ethics and Social Policy (Pacific University) and previously served on the Board of Directors of Community Action of Washington County.
Chief Louie is a current member of Governor Kitzhaberís Driverís License Committee which is advising the Governor on immigration and driver privileges issues.† Aside from teaching, Chief Louie remains active as an organizational consultant; his most recent project was to conduct an organizational review of the Hermiston, Oregon, Police Department (report is now a public record and available for review).
In 2007, Chief Louie received the prestigious Vollum Ecumenical Ministries Humanitarian of the Year† Award, the American Legion Officer of the Year Award, the Administrator of the Year Award from the Oregon Crime Prevention Association, and from the Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, the Max Patterson Excellence in Policing Award.
Based on his years as a Hostage Negotiator, Chief Louie recently published Tactical Communication in Crisis Incidents; Interpersonal Crisis Intervention Skills when Dealing with People in Stressful Situations (Second Edition; Odin Ink Publishers, Portland State University, 2012) and is an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Portland State University and Portland Community College, and Political Science at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon.
The son of a Chinese immigrant and Classic Chinese Opera actor, Chief Louie was born and raised in San Francisco, dropped out of high school at age 16,† joined the U.S. Marines, also at age 16, and served in Vietnam.† Chief Louie and his wife Jo Anne, a Registered Nurse, live in Hillsboro, Oregon with their adult son and daughter living nearby.