Executive Staff

Vincent Talucci currently serves as the Executive Director for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), an organization with over 21,000 members from over 100 countries around the world.  As the Executive Director, Mr. Talucci is responsible for ensuring that the IACP builds upon over a century of success addressing issues at the forefront of the law enforcement profession, to include, advocacy, training, technical assistance and exchange of information. Leading a staff of over 100 professionals, Mr. Talucci provides strategic advice and counsel to the IACP leadership and membership on the critical issues they confront each day.  Prior to his present appointment, Mr. Talucci was Deputy Executive Director, Director of IACP’s Programs and Research Activities Directorate, and oversaw a broad range of core association services: police operations and management evaluations; promotional testing; executive search and placement; and oversight of federally-sponsored efforts including the National Law Enforcement Model Policy Center, Discover Policing, and IACP Center for Social Media. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Talucci served as Principal Advisor for Law Enforcement, State and Local Government Practice, with SAS, a worldwide software industry leader in predictive analytics and information integration services. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Talucci served with the IACP, progressing to Director of the Division of State and Provincial Police (S&P), facilitating the efforts of the S&P Executive Committee, forging strategic directions to address critical issues facing state and provincial law enforcement, and leading efforts in information sharing, homeland security, traffic safety, and innovative technology. Before joining IACP, Mr. Talucci worked with the National Institute of Justice, USDOJ, where his responsibilities included the substantive and programmatic management of criminal justice initiatives. Mr. Talucci completed his undergraduate work at Rutgers University and holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.

John Firman is the Director of Research, Programs and Professional Services. His duties include development and implementation of a national and international law enforcement policy research and evaluation program for the association. Mr. Firman helped create and currently manages the National Law Enforcement Policy Summit Series for the IACP, addressing current and emerging issues in the policing profession. Prior to joining the IACP he was an appointee of the Governor of Illinois, serving as Associate Director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority (1985-1994). During his 37-year career in criminal justice, he has directed law enforcement, court, corrections, and criminal justice system planning and research studies at the federal, state and local levels throughout the United States. Mr. Firman holds a B.A. in sociology from La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA) and an M.A. in sociology from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA).



Cecelia Rosser is Director of Center for Police Leadership and Training. Ms. Rosser has responsibility for both domestic and international police training, development and mentoring programs. Prior to joining IACP in 2009, she served as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) in the federal law enforcement community. During her twenty eight years of federal service, she served first as a Supervisory Special Agent, and later in progressively responsible managerial positions to include Assistant Inspector General for Investigations (AIGI) overseeing national criminal investigative programs. She served at the Departments of Treasury, Defense and Transportation as well as the General Accountability Office prior to retiring as the Deputy Inspector General for the U.S Postal Service. Ms. Rosser is a graduate of the University of Virginia.




Paul Santiago is Director of International Policing Division (IPD), where he has worked since 1998. During this time, Mr. Santiago has directed a 2.5 million dollar U.S. State Department grant entitled International Law Enforcement Exchange Program, and directed a 1.2 million dollar U.S. Department of Justice grant dealing with the development of a leadership program for police organizations. As Director of the IPD, he works with law enforcement agencies and partner organizations all over the world in order to enhance the network and further the mission of the Association. Mr. Santiago began as an officer with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division, dedicating 22 years of service on a variety of assignments including details at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Counter Drug Policy & Support; the United States Military Academy, West Point; and tours in both Panama & Korea. Mr. Santiago has two Master of Science degrees, one in Administration of Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University, and another in Education Counseling from Virginia Tech. He received his B.A. in Political Science from California State University, Northridge, and is a graduate of the Inter-American Defense College.


Gene Voegtlin is Director of Partnership Engagement and Outreach. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the Association’s Legislative and Media Affairs efforts, the IACP Membership Department, the IACP Annual Conference, Police Chief Magazine and the IACP Foundation. He joined the IACP in 1997 as the Association’s Legislative Counsel and Manager of Public Affair Activities and was appointed Director of the IACP Division of State Associations of Chief of Police in 2010. He was appointed the Director Partner Engagement and Outreach in 2013. He received a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. Additionally, he holds an M.A. in Legislative Affairs from the George Washington University and a B.A. from the Catholic University of America.




Michael Wagers is the Director of Law Enforcement Operations and Support at the International Association of Chiefs of Police, where he works with the State Association of Chiefs of Police and State and Provincial Police. He oversees programmatic activities supporting IACP members in the areas officer safety and wellness, homeland security and information sharing, cyber security, technology, and highway safety. Prior to coming to the IACP, Mr. Wagers worked in the private sector, at two universities, and was interim director of strategic planning for the New Jersey State Police. He received his Ph.D. from Rutgers under the direction of Dr. George Kelling and guidance of Commissioner William Bratton.

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