CHDS alumni assume leadership positions at the International Association of Chiefs of Police

Chief Cynthia Renaud (Ret.), Santa Monica Police Department

The Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) is proud to announce that three alumni have been sworn-in to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Executive Board: Chief Cynthia Renaud (Ret.), Santa Monica Police Department in California; Chief Dwight Henninger, Vail Police Department in Colorado; and Chief Kristen Ziman, Aurora Police Department in Illinois.

Chief Dwight Henninger, Vail Police Department

The IACP is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders, committed to shaping the future of the policing profession. With more than 31,000 members in over 165 countries, the IACP is a recognized leader in global policing, committed to advancing safer communities through thoughtful, progressive police leadership. Since 1893, the IACP has been serving communities worldwide by advancing leadership and professionalism in policing through advocacy, research, outreach, and education.

Chief Renaud will serve as the President of the IACP. President Renaud is the second female President in the Association’s 127-year history. During her term, President Renaud he has pledged to focus on addressing the root cause of homelessness; critical incident response with an emphasis on crowd management, facility and business protection, intelligence gathering and sharing, and overall community safety; and the assemblance of a global working group to identify shared issues and the leading approaches to successfully working in each area of common concern. Renaud is a graduate of the CHDS master’s degree program (2010).

Chief Kristen Ziman, Aurora Police Department

Chief Dwight Henninger will serve as the First Vice President of the IACP. In September 2021, he will be sworn in as the President of the IACP. Chief Ziman is serving in the role of Vice President At-Large. Henninger is an alumnus of the CHDS Executive Leaders Program (2017) and Ziman graduated from the CHDS master’s program (2018).

“President Renaud, Vice President Henninger, and Vice President At-Large Ziman exemplify commitment to the Association’s values and to the policing profession,” said IACP Executive Director / CAE Vincent Talucci. “They bring a wealth of experience and commitment that will undoubtedly assist the Association and its membership as we continue to be the gold standard for training and leadership development. I am thrilled to work with them in the years to come.”