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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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Choose team members in ways that lead to top employee performance and engagement. The right hiring decisions will save you considerable headaches.
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The line between bold and foolish is often determined by success or failure. Fearful organizations are full of people who know why it’s better to stay the same. Remarkable success requires boldness...
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“Chains of habits are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” [Warren Buffet] As our world has become more complex, so have our attempts to manage it by trying to predict ahead of time every possible scenario. Little by little, we have gotten into the habit of upping the ante on complexity with more complexity. The habit is felt more strongly inside organizations where regulations and procedures can keep building on top of ea...
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I Googled "Death by Powerpoint" and got 12.6 million results. That's a whole lot of frustrated ranting going on. Look, I get it. In most companies, if you're serious about your project, you can't s...
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The best speeches may seem effortless, but they aren't. Here's what it takes to make them feel that way.
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107 people
Have him in circles
255 people
Matt Boos's profile photo
Trisha Roche's profile photo
Sheikh S A's profile photo
Luther Solomon's profile photo
sarah obeid's profile photo
Vince Bertoni's profile photo
The Popham Law Firm's profile photo
Michelle Gibler's profile photo
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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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Currently
Kansas City, Missouri
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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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