National Spokesperson, AC4P Policing
Experienced Anchor with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry. Skilled in Broadcasting, Broadcast Journalism, Videography, Breaking News, and Broadcast Television. Strong media and communication professional with a Bachelor of Science focused in Communication Arts from Oral Roberts University.
Currently, Kelly is working on his own program “The Kelly Wright Show – America’s Talking” on the Black News Channel.
Chief Brett Railey (Ret.)
National Ambassador, AC4P Policing
Beginning his law enforcement career with the Florida Highway Patrol in 1977, Chief Railey has over 39 years of experience in the law enforcement field, serving 35 of those with the Winter Park, FL Police Department. He was Captain of the Patrol Division when he was promoted to the rank of Chief in 2009. In 2015 – 2016 Chief Railey served as President for the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA), the third largest statewide police chief’s organization in the country.
Among his many accomplishments, In April of 2014 Chief Railey was presented the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Public Service Lifesaver Award and was awarded the International Association of Chiefs of Police J. Stannard Baker Award for lifetime achievement in highway safety in October of 2014, both awards being their sponsors highest recognition for highway/traffic safety excellence.
Chief Railey retired in 2016 and has consulted with the governments of Kuwait, Cali Columbia, South America, Mexico and the Brazilian National Police Force. He serves as a Senior Public Safety Consultant for The Digital Decision.
Dr. Michael Thompson
National Ambassador. AC4P Policing
Chief Michael Thompson joined the Arizona State University Police Department in May 2008 after spending 20+ years with the City of Mesa Police Department, in a variety of assignments, including Sergeant (patrol, jail, bike unit, community action, advanced training, school resource officer supervisor, Criminal Law lead instructor), detective, honor guard and forensic/ composite artist.
He is a graduate of the PERF SMIP (Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police) Program, AZPOST Leadership in Police Organizations, and has completed numerous law enforcement related training courses. He is also currently the immediate past president of the Board of Directors for Community Bridges Inc. (CBI) and Chair of the East Valley Chiefs of Police Association and is currently the Mountain Pacific Regional Vice Chair for IACP.
Throughout the years experts have struggled to define the term “police culture.” For most this label means a reactive approach to keeping people safe by using punitive consequences to punish or detain the perpetrators. The result: More attention is given to the negative reactive side of policing than a positive proactive approach to preventing crime by cultivating an interdependent culture of residents looking out for the safety, health, and well-being of each other.
We believe police officers can play a critical and integral role in achieving such a community of compassion — an actively-caring for people (AC4P) culture.
AC4P™ Policing is a program of the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence.
AC4P™ stands for “Actively Caring for People™.”
Read what The Police Chief has to say about AC4P Policing. Click the magazine’s cover image.
This process has been researched, implemented and proven successful in various settings across our country and the world, from industry to educational and community settings. AC4P™ Policing brings this process to police officers around the country.
AC4P™ Policing hopes to bridge the divide between the community and law enforcement. Training officers on how to deliver positive consequences in ways that help to cultivate interpersonal trust and actively-caring behavior among police officers and the citizens they are hired to serve. Scott Geller coined the term “actively caring” in 1990 while working with a team of safety leaders at Exxon Chemical in Baytown, Texas. His vision was to cultivate a brother/sister keeper’s culture in which everyone looks out for each other’s safety on a daily basis. This requires people to routinely go above and beyond the call of duty on behalf of the health, safety, and well-being of others. The team agreed “actively caring for people” was an ideal label for this company-wide paradigm shift. Most people do care about the well-being of others, but relatively few individuals “act” on behalf of such caring in the best ways. The challenge was to get everyone to act effectively on their caring—to actively care.
“As you discover the AC4P principles and procedures, I encourage you to expand your perspective beyond traditional law enforcement and consider ways to initiate AC4P Policing in your community. Once you experience the flexibility, practicality, and positive impact of applying AC4P principles for citizen-centered policing, you will behold limitless possibilities for cultivating large-scale beneficial change.”
Brett Railey - 2015-2016 President, Florida Police Chiefs Association & NCPCV Advisory Board Member