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Brigadier General Christopher Fowler

Company NameFormer Deputy Chief of Operations, City of Seattle Police Department


Chris Fowler was born and raised in the Puget Sound region. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington and a Master’s in Public Administration from Seattle University. Chris also attended the Army War College and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies.

After several years on active Duty with the U.S. Army, Chris joined the Seattle Police Department as a patrol officer.  He served over 26 years as a Police Officer, working patrol in many neighborhoods throughout the city. Assignments over the years included the downtown Pro-ACT Squad, the SWAT Team, and as a Narcotics detective. He served as the Operations Lieutenant of the South Precinct, in the Professional Standards bureau as an investigator, as the Captain of the Audit, Policy and Research section, the Commander for the West Precinct, and as the Assistant Chief for Homeland Security with responsibility for special event planning and demonstration management. Police Chief Carmen Best thanked Fowler for his “outstanding contributions” to the city and helping to make the department a “national model” for reform and constitutional policing.

Chris has developed and trained on Active Shooter and Workplace Violence by implementing national best practices recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Chris Fowler was a member of the Washington Army National Guard, where he recently retired as a Brigadier General with over 30 years of service. He has served in two deployments to the Middle East and has commanded at all levels through Brigade Command. 

Upon retirement from the Police Department, Chris took a position as the Deputy Director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission and now works as a consultant on security matters.


Conference Sessions

  • Day 2 Mid-Day Keynote: The Threat From Within

    March 19, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, ISC West Keynote Stage - Venetian Ballroom I

    Every year, millions of American workers report having been victims of workplace violence. In 2017, assaults resulted in 18,400 injuries and 458 fatalities, acc...

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