Captain, Mountain View Police Department, CA
Captain Chris Hsiung commands the Special Operations Division at the Mountain View Police Department in Northern California. Since 2012 he has managed the department social media strategy, platforms, and engagement with the community. Chris blogs and writes articles for various publications and has spoken at numerous conferences across the country on the topic of government’s use of social media to engage the community and manage crisis communications.
In April 2017 Government Technology Magazine honored him as a “Top 25 Doer, Dreamer, and Driver” and Government Social Media awarded him the” 2017 GSMCON Top Social Media Advocate in Government.” In the latter half of 2017 Chris was included in ELGL’s 2017 Top 10 List of Influencers. Chris has been serving the Mountain View community for over 22 years and has held a variety of assignments within MVPD. These include detective assignments in Property Crimes, Person Crimes, and High Tech Crimes as well as 13 years on the department SWAT team as an assault member, rappel master, sniper, and tactical commander. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government program and has a master’s degree in eBusiness Management from Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, CA.
Chris also serves as a commissioner and chairperson for the City of San Mateo Community Relations Commission. In addition to representing the needs of youth, elderly and the underserved population of San Mateo, the commission is tasked with providing oversight for federal grant programs that implement public service, housing and community development programs. You can follow him on Twitter: @chMtnViewPD or connect on LinkedIn.