Chief Chet Epperson (Ret.), M.B.A.; CLS
AGR Police Practice Group, LLC
Police Practices & Procedures, Law Enf & Criminal Justice
Use of Force, Police Shootings, Officer-Involved Shooting, Excessive Force, Risk Management, Police Complaint Investigation, Deadly Force, Internal Investigation, Police Policy Practices, Police Tactics, Arrest
Chief Epperson has over 38 years as a police professional. 33 years as an active law enforcement officer and 10 of those years as chief of police. Past 4 years as a police practice consultant providing court-appointed expertise in police agency Federal District Court Consent Decrees. Expert in applying Constitutional Standards, State Law, policy, and practice to police incidents. Instructs courses on police use of force, internal affairs, and discipline. Frequently perform police management assessments on staffing, operations, policy, auditing, investigations, and training. Experience includes deposition and trial testimony.
Chief Epperson was instrumental in reforming the Rockford Police Department by enhancing its relationship with the community and providing internal and external transparency. Chief Epperson assisted in the formulation of a multi-jurisdictional task force to investigate officer-involved police shootings, in-custody police deaths, serious uses of force.