Deputy Chief Chris Hsiung commands the Special Operations Division at the Mountain View Police Department, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. As an early adopter of technology and social media, Chris crafted MVPD’s digital communications strategy to focus on engagement, trust building, and real time crisis communications; a model now held as a standard for law enforcement and the public sector across the country. He currently serves as the southwest US vice chair for the IACP PIO Section and also on the leadership council for Government Social Media.
In April 2017 Government Technology Magazine honored him as a “Top 25 Doer, Dreamer, and Driver” and Government Social Media awarded him the” 2017 GSMCON Top Social Media Advocate in Government.” In the latter half of 2017 Chris was included in ELGL’s 2017 Top 10 List of Influencers. Chris has been serving the Mountain View community for over 24 years and has held a variety of assignments within MVPD. These include detective assignments in Property Crimes, Person Crimes, and High Tech Crimes as well as 13 years on the department SWAT team as an assault member, rappel master, sniper, and tactical commander. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government program and has a master’s degree in eBusiness Management from Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, CA.Chris is also serving his second term as a commissioner for the City of San Mateo Community Relations Commission and serves on the board of the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center. You can follow him on Twitter: @chMtnViewPDor connect on LinkedIn.