By: IACP President Chief Yousry “Yost” Zakhary, Director, Woodway, Texas, Public Safety Department
Following the process established during the previous Executive Director search in 2011, the IACP Board and Executive Committee conducted a thorough qualifications review and candidate interview process. As a result of this process, it was decided that Mr. Vincent Talucci was the most qualified candidate for the position.
Mr. Talucci joined the IACP staff in 2002 and has held several senior positions within the association, most recently serving as Deputy Executive Director. From 2010 to 2012, Vincent left the IACP to gain private sector experience working at SAS. The knowledge he gained through his private sector experience has significantly contributed to modernizing and advancing IACP operations, policies, and outreach efforts.
Prior to joining the IACP, Mr. Talucci worked at the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) in various capacities from 1997 to 2002. He served as a Program Manager for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), where he was responsible for the management of federally sponsored research and development efforts. Vince joined the USDOJ as a Presidential Management Fellow after earning a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.
I am thrilled with the selection of Mr. Talucci to lead the association as the next Executive Director. Vince has a good understanding of the rich history, culture and traditions of the IACP. He is fully aware of the challenges ahead of him and is ready to hit the ground running. He is a dedicated employee, and will work hard to grow the association.
Please join me in congratulating our new Executive Director, Vincent Talucci.