JERRY MATYSIK is a Regional Support Manager with Lexipol. He retired in 2014 after 31 years with the Eau Claire (WI) Police Department, serving as the Chief of Police for the last 10 of those years. While leading the department, Jerry emphasized hiring people of character, maintaining high ethical standards, developing leaders and implementing evidenced-based policing strategies. As a result, the department experienced a 65% reduction in complaints on officers and a significant reduction in crime (34-year low). Jerry also served as an adjunct instructor at two Wisconsin technical colleges, where he taught classes on the topics of decision-making, critical thinking skills, understanding bias and policing strategies. During his tenure as chief, Jerry served on the boards of directors for the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute and the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, and he is a Past President of the Wisconsin Police Executive Group. He also was appointed as a member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Special Preliminary Review Panel. Additionally, Jerry served as a commissioned military officer in the Army National Guard.
February 15, 2017
Implicit Bias and Law Enforcement: Reducing Blame and Understanding the Brain