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Thomas Alber
Works at Kansas City Neighborhood Advisory Council
Attended FBI Regional Command College 17th Session
Lives in Kansas City, Missouri
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If half-truths are lies, being nice makes us liars. The need to be nice is about: Preventing offense. Keeping the peace. Protecting status. Being liked. Being too nice often includes shading the tr…
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Absolutely a fantastic Garden City Police Department/ Training Center Christian School D.A.R.E. Graduation! Thank you to Officer Rodney Matthews, Garden City Fire & EMS and life Flight for making the graduation a success!
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I'm proud to lead #GCMOPD and blessed to have such an amazing group of talented, dedicated and compassionate people to work with!
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Criticism and setting boundaries meet YOUR needs. Feedback meets the needs of the receiver - it helps them be more effective. 9 Tips for Useful Feedback.
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#GCMOPD & GCFPD are Partnering with Alcoholics Anonymous to discuss how to better Serve Citizens Struggling with Chemical Dependency.
Garden City Police Chief Thomas Alber and Garden City Fire & EMS Chief Mark Lopez are partnering with Alcoholics Anonymous to host a discussion panel to improve response and service to citizens struggling with chemical dependency. The Seminar is open to all first responders and includes lunch. Please RSVP to 816-617-1280 by October 3rd
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The seminar will be held at the Garden City Fire Department located at 300 Main Street not at the Community Building
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One is too many. No question about it. One person, just one, out of the over 300 million in this country, shot unjustifiably by the police is one too many. Goes without saying. Let’s all agree. When you talk about human lives no price can assigned. No tolerance of an unwarranted loss can be accepted. …
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#GCMOPD Chief Thomas Alber building a basket of wonderful German Goodies for the Hope Haven of Cass County Gala! Funds generated from the auction of baskets during the annual gala support Hope Haven and assist victims of domestic violence. 
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Chief Thomas R. Alber asking you to please Support Your Local D.A.R.E. Program!
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Your inner critic believes you’re a failure and wants you to stay that way. An inner finger-pointer comes from two places. Inner critics are the imagined voice of accusing authority figures and neg…
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Introduction

Chief Alber began his Law Enforcement career in 1989 with the Anderson County, Kansas Sheriffs Office and has served in various positions including patrol, narcotics and Deputy Chief of Police for various departments throughout Kansas and Missouri. Chief Alber was hired by Garden City in 2000 serving as a Detective, Deputy Chief and was appointed Chief of Police in 2003.

Chief Alber served in the United States Marine Corps from 1985-1989 then with the United States Army from 1989 to 2012. Chief Alber has served as a Military Police Officer, a Tactical Intelligence Officer, Anti-Terrorism Officer, Psychological Operations Officer and Arabic Linguist. He retired as commander of the 308th Psychological Operations Company, United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command Airborne, U. S. Army Special Operations Command.

Chief Alber is a 1995 Graduate of Central Missouri State University in Criminal Justice Administration and Fire Science. Chief Alber is also a Graduate of the FBI National Academy 257th Session, the FBI’s Central States Regional Command College 17th Session, the DEA Drug Unit Commander’s Course and is a Regional Representative to the FBI- Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Chief Alber is a graduate of The JFK Special Warfare Center and School’s Psychological Operations Officer’s Qualification Course, The U.S. Army Basic Intelligence Analyst Course, The U.S. Army Military Police Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses and the United States Marine Corps Communications and Electronics School.

Chief Alber serves as a guest lecturer at Park University and the 2009 International Crime Free Conference on Militant Islamic Culture and the history of Militant Islam.

Specialties

Chief Alber has had the opportunity to directly work with and train many police departments and military organizations throughout the world in countries that include:
Spain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Korea, Germany, Japan, Macedonia and Canada

Education
  • FBI Regional Command College 17th Session
    2007
  • University of Central Missouri
    Criminal Justice Administration/Fire Science, 1993 - 1995
  • Barton County Community College
    Administration of Justice, 1992 - 1993
  • JFK Special Warfare Center and School
    Psychological Operations Officer Qualification Course, 2009 - 2010
  • Southern Police Institute
    Chief Executive Leadership Course, 2013
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
    Leadership In Police Oragnizations, 2013
  • FBI-LEEDA Supervisory Leadership Insitiute
    Public Safety leadership, 2013
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Male
Work
Occupation
Chief of Police Garden City Police Department
Employment
  • Kansas City Neighborhood Advisory Council
    SW Regional Representative, 2012 - present
  • FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association
    Executive Board of Directors, 2013 - present
  • Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
    Community Advisory Committee, present
  • Garden City Police Department
    Chief of Police, 2000 - present
  • FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association
    Regional Representative (Region 8), 2007 - 2013
  • 308th Psychological Operations Company (U.S. Army)
    Commander, 1989 - 2012
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