The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chief Terrence M. Cunningham as its deputy executive director, starting in early 2017. Chief Cunningham succeeds Gwen Boniface who was recently appointed by Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, to the Senate in Canada.
Chief Cunningham previously served as the IACP President from 2015-2016, and has been the Chief of Police of the Wellesley Police Department, Wellesley, Massachusetts, for 17 years.
During his distinguished career in professional policing, he has served as President of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association (MCOPA), and is currently a member of the Executive Board of the MCOPA, the Greater Boston Police Council and the New England Association of Chiefs of Police. He is also a founder and Past President of the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council (MetroLEC).
“Chief Cunningham has shown an unwavering commitment to the law enforcement profession and the IACP,” said IACP Executive Director/CEO Vincent Talucci. “As President of the IACP, he represented the association and the profession through one of the most challenging times in policing. His over 32 years of experience as a law enforcement officer, his deep understanding of the association, and his policy breadth will be a great asset to the association and the global profession.”
Cunningham is a graduate of the New England Institute of Law Enforcement Management at Babson College, the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education. He holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and a Master’s Degree.