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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 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

Upcoming Training

- Training with the video icon will be Live-Streamed

Title Type Date(s) Length Location More Info
Why Every Cop Needs to Understand the Rhetorical Continuum
Training 11/29/23 2-hour Webinar Learn More
Verbal De-escalation Training: Surviving Verbal Conflict®
Training 11/30/23 1-day Livestreamed Learn More
Traffic Stop Data—An Honest Conversation for Law Enforcement
Training 12/04/23 2-hour Webinar Learn More
Taking the Lead: Courageous Leadership for Today’s Public Safety
Training 12/06/23 1-day Livestreamed Learn More
Why Professional Appearance Matters in Law Enforcement
Training 12/11/23 2-hour Webinar Learn More
Surviving Verbal Conflict®: Verbal De-Escalation Skills for Telecommunications Dispatchers
Training 12/12/23 2-hour Webinar Learn More
First Line Supervision Fundamentals
Training 12/13/23 2-hour Webinar Learn More
Community Policing Training
Training 12/14/23 1-day Livestreamed Learn More
How to Become a Police Chief
Training 12/18/23 2-hour Webinar Learn More
Verbal De-escalation Train the Trainer Program: Surviving Verbal Conflict®
Training 01/24/24 - 01/26/24 2.5-day Livestreamed Learn More
Street Sergeant®: Evidence-Based First-Line Supervision Training
Training 01/29/24 - 02/02/24 4.5-day Livestreamed Learn More
Street Sergeant®: Evidence-Based First-Line Supervision Training
Training 03/11/24 - 03/15/24 4.5-day Biloxi, MS Learn More
Developing Organizational Performance Leadership