Jesus “Eddie” Campa is an internationally recognized expert on Leadership, Law Enforcement, and Security. His first book Unmasking Leadership (Available summer, July 2021), takes a unique look at what they don’t tell you about leadership and how to deal with adversity that comes with being the leader.

Eddie retired as the Chief Deputy of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office after a successful 20-year career. He was appointed as the Chief of Police for the Ector County Independent School District in Odessa, Texas.

He then served as the Chief of Police for the City of Marshall, Texas. Eddie’s last tour as Chief of Police in a city impacted by racial divisions led him to create and implement the innovative No Colors No Labels Initiative designed to remove the preconceived notion that the Police were racially motivated. NCNL provided a safe community for all citizens.

In 2017 Jesus was named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian of the Year by the NAACP. Jesus Campa believes in diversity and that a workforce should mirror the community they serve.

Jesus Campa holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice and Security Administration and is currently working on a PH.D. in Public Service Leadership. Jesus Campa is a supporter of 21st Century Policing, Procedural Justice, and active in Prison Reform.

He is the owner of both America’s Best Strategic Security Group and Leading Through Adversity.

Topics Discussed

  • The good ole boys’ system when he took over as chief
  • Lonely at the top
  • Fighting against two adversaries
  • The hardest part of changing the history of a town
  • The day his son came home
  • His definition of 21st Century Policing
  • Procedural Justice
  • What has to happen to get rid of bad cops that tarnish the badge
  • Unmasking Leadership and Why Leaders are set up to fail

Other Resources

Leading Through Adversity Website

Connect with Eddie



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