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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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Court jesters occasionally spoke truths and delivered bad news with humor. Modern comedians often make us laugh about injustice or social ills. Kiss the fool who speaks the truth. The more authorit…
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Chief Thomas Alber is Proud to Announce the #GCMOPD First Annual Tccs Eagles 6th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation will be held Friday September 23, 2016 3:00 to 4:00! Our 6th graders are going to have a GR8 time with Officer Rodney Matthews!
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It’s growing more common for young people to lead teams that include elders. Some elders look down on their youngers. Entitlement: Entitlement expects respect or opportunity without earning it. Eld…
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Chief Thomas R. Alber is proud to announce the Garden City Police Department will take back expired/unused prescription drugs October 21,2016 (09:00am-7:00pm) at the Garden City Police Department
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Employee communication is vital for any business and leader. In this blog post, we break down and list some of the best employee evaluation questions.
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An Interesting Read!
Law enforcement agencies hope that having more minority officers may build trust in communities torn apart by police shootings.
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Fairness isn’t just nice, it’s important
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Leaders who move up, end up leading people who are smarter than they are. Be thankful, even if it’s stressful. Leaders who need to be the smartest person in the room: Propagate dumb teams. Hinder t…
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Since Peter Senge coined the expression "learning organization" more than two decades ago, businesses around the world have aspired to leverage learning toward agility, transformation and long-term success. And most leaders will admit that they still struggle to make this dream a reality.
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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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