Chief of Police, San Diego Police Department (Retired), National University, Public Safety/Leadership

Shelley Zimmerman is an adjunct professor at National University focusing on public safety and leadership. A 35-year law enforcement professional recognized for community outreach initiatives and innovative solutions to achieve safer neighborhoods, Shelley believes public safety is a shared responsibility. During her tenure as chief of police (2014-2018), San Diego experienced historic low crime rates, including the lowest homicide rate per capita of any of the largest cities in the country, and in 2017 was named the safest large city in America.

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