Author: Ellis Amdur, Chief John Hutchings
Amdur and Hutchings do not merely confine themselves to the important subject of despondent suicidal individuals who attempt to kill themselves.
For further information please see Amdur's website: www.edgework.info John Hutchings is the Chief of Police for the Tenino Police Department in Washington State.
law enforcement career with the City of Orange, California, where he
wife, and two children moved to Olympia in 1985.
He served 27 years with the Olympia Police Department before taking over as Chief of Police in Tenino.
has worked in every capacity police work has to offer, giving him a very broad base of experience.
He completed his B.A. at The Evergreen State College (Olympia) in 2000.
He completed his M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University (Orange, California) in 2004.
obtained graduate certificates in Organizational Development and Human Resources.
Chief Hutchings is a Fulbright Scholar (2007/08).
lived in England for three months while conducting a multi-country research project studying the effects of critical incident stress debriefings on police officers.
The results of his
research are pending publication.
John collaborated with NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), and a host of local professionals from the mental health field to create Olympia's CIT program.
is eternally grateful for their work, mentorship, and friendship.
has presented at numerous mental health conferences around the State of Washington.
presented on CIT
in Sydney, Australia (2003) for the International Congress on Law and Mental Health
John worked closely with a Sergeant from Newcastle, England on the development and assessment of the U.K.'s first Mental Health Awareness pilot course.
On behalf of England's National Health Service, John
has presented numerous times in North Yorkshire, England on crisis intervention and officer involved shootings.
audiences include the officer on the beat, police command staff, psychologists, and psychiatrists, both experienced and those in training.
In 2011, Chief Hutchings' son, Sgt.
Chief John Hutchings is an engaging and entertaining presenter drawing on his years of firsthand police experience dealings with the mentally ill, and involvement with critical incidents.
For additional information, contact Chief Hutchings at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.742.2529.