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Instructor
Harry P. Dolan

Harry P. Dolan

Chief of Police (Ret.)

Harry P. Dolan is a 32-year police veteran who served as a Chief of Police since 1987. As one of the nation's most experienced police chiefs, he brings 25 years of public safety executive experience to Dolan Consulting Group. He retired in October 2012 as Chief of Police of the Raleigh (N.C.) Police Department, an agency comprised of nearly 900 employees in America's 42nd largest city.

Chief Dolan began his law enforcement career in 1980 as a deputy sheriff in Asheville, North Carolina and served there until early 1982, when he joined the Raleigh Police Department, where he served as a patrol officer. In 1987, he was appointed Chief of Police for the N.C. Department of Human Resources Police Department, located in Black Mountain. He served as Chief of Police in Lumberton, N.C. from 1992 until 1998, when he became Chief of Police of the Grand Rapids, Michigan Police Department. He served in that capacity for nearly ten years before becoming Chief of the Raleigh Police Department in September 2007. As Chief, he raised the bar at every organization and left each in a better position to both achieve and sustain success.

Harry Dolan has lectured throughout the United States and has trained thousands of public safety professionals in the fields of Leadership & Management, Communications Skills, and Community Policing. Past participants have consistently described Chief Dolan's presentations as career changing, characterized by his sense of humor and unique ability to maintain participants' interest throughout his training sessions. Chief Dolan's demonstrated ability to connect with his clientele and deliver insightful instruction all with uncompromising principles will be of tremendous value in the private sector.

Chief Dolan's unbridled passion to achieve service-excellence is a driving force behind Dolan Consulting Group. He is a graduate of Western Carolina University and holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Upcoming Courses with Harry P. Dolan


Title Date(s) City State Reg. Fee More Info
Improving Public Perception of the Police: Winning Back Your Community 08/28/19 Wethersfield CT $195.00 Learn More
Improving Public Perception of the Police Train the Trainer Program: Winning Back Your Community 08/28/19 - 08/30/19 Wethersfield CT $695.00 Learn More
Taking the Lead: Courageous Leadership for Today’s Public Safety 09/19/19 Kansas City MO $195.00 Learn More
Street Sergeant®: Evidence-Based First-Line Supervision Training 09/23/19 - 09/27/19 Alpharetta GA $995.00 Learn More
Taking the Lead: Courageous Leadership for Today’s Public Safety 10/15/19 Murray UT $195.00 Learn More
Street Sergeant®: Evidence-Based First-Line Supervision Training 10/28/19 - 11/01/19 Hutto TX $995.00 Learn More
Street Sergeant®: Evidence-Based First-Line Supervision Training 11/04/19 - 11/08/19 Abington PA $995.00 Learn More
Street Sergeant®: Evidence-Based First-Line Supervision Training 12/02/19 - 12/06/19 Las Vegas NV $995.00 Learn More
Taking the Lead: Courageous Leadership for Today’s Public Safety 12/04/19 - 12/05/19 Las Vegas NV $390.00 Learn More
Street Sergeant®: Evidence-Based First-Line Supervision Training 04/20/20 - 04/24/20 Cedar City UT $995.00 Learn More
Developing Organizational Performance Leadership