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Contact Info:

Wayne P. Harris

Position: Deputy Chief (Retired)
Work Email: [email protected]

Deputy Chief Wayne Preston Harris (Ret.) served over thirty years with the Rochester New York Police Department. Following his retirement, he founded Wayne Consultancy, LLC to continue his work of community engagement, to see a world where differences are addressed peacefully, and problems are solved through open dialogue, understanding and cooperation.

Chief Harris is the immediate past board chair and of the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP). He is a former national executive board member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) serving as National Financial Secretary, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), a member of the FBI National Academy Association, a former research fellow at the Police Foundation in Washington, DC, and a nationally recognized expert and speaker on policing in America.

Deputy Chief Harris’ holds instructor certifications in general topics, firearms, Implicit Bias and Procedural Justice. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management, a certificate in Criminal Justice education, and he is a graduate of the 244th session of the FBI National Academy.