Jan. 18, 2023

Innovative Leadership for a Culture of Wellness | S3 E3

We’re joined by Neil Gang, Chief of the Pinole, California Police Department since 2014, who has served in law enforcement for over 34 years. Neil is the author of the Asher Model 7 Point Approach to a Culture of Wellness, and the host of the 6th Pillar Podcast. His innovative work as a law enforcement leader has been featured in several national Police magazines.


We’re joined by Neil Gang, Chief of the Pinole, California Police Department since 2014, who has served in law enforcement for over 34 years.  Neil is the author of the Asher Model 7 Point Approach to a Culture of Wellness, and the host of the 6th Pillar Podcast. His innovative work as a law enforcement leader has been featured in several national Police magazines.

We speak with Neil about showing your organization’s members that they’re important, and Neil tells the story of Police Officer Asher Rosinsky, and how he came to create the Asher model. Some of our other topics include: What kind of new leadership qualities are needed to get through these challenging times in law enforcement? Do leaders need to start being transparent and vulnerable, and how can they find help and mentorship to become more effective?

Neil tells us all about the “Zen Den” and the “Smash The Stigma” police vehicle.

Neil H. Gang Profile Photo

Neil H. Gang

Chief of Police | California Police Chiefs Association Organizational Wellness and Resiliency Committee | Author of Asher Model

Chief Neil H. Gang has served in law enforcement for over 34 years and has been the Chief of Police for the Pinole Police Department since 2014. He is the Chairperson of the California Police Chiefs Association Organizational Wellness and Resiliency Committee, the Co-chair of the IACP Officer Safety & Wellness Committee, the author of the Asher Model-7 Point Approach to a Culture of Wellness, the host of the 6th Pillar Podcast, is a POST-Wellness Instructor and was named Public Safety Hero of the Year by the House of Representatives in 2020. His innovative work as a law enforcement leader has been featured in several national Police magazines. He is a graduate of the prestigious Northwestern School of Police Staff Command, where he was the president of the class and the recipient of the Franklin M. Kremel Award for excellence in the field of leadership.