Jan. 4, 2023

Leadership Matters: Breaking Down Barriers | S3 E1

Our guest is Jonni Redick, a retired Assistant Chief with the California Highway Patrol, and a 29-year veteran of one of the largest police agencies in the country.


Our guest is Jonni Redick, a retired Assistant Chief with the California Highway Patrol, and a 29-year veteran of one of the largest police agencies in the country. Redick rose through the ranks in law enforcement to break through the “less-than-1%” ceiling for women of color in executive leadership.

We discuss the barriers that exist for women in law enforcement, and the barriers we create for ourselves. We also discuss the promotion process, the qualities of authentic servant leadership and creating balance through purposeful communication and connection.

The arc of Jonni’s career spans front-line police work through executive leadership, overseeing one million 911 calls annually. Jonni holds a Master of Science degree from the University of San Diego and is also an adjunct professor at USD and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) National Chair for the Safety and Wellness Committee.

Jonni Redick Profile Photo

Jonni Redick

Retired Assistant Chief | Author | Speaker | Coach | NOBLE National Chair

Jonni Redick is a retired Assistant Chief with the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a 29-year veteran from one of the largest police agencies in the country with over 12,000 employees. Overseeing large-scale civil disturbance and officer-involved incidents; natural disaster response coordination and oversight; and managed hundreds of personnel within daily operations.

She is a graduate of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Command College, Class 56. She holds a Master of Science degree from the University of San Diego (USD) and is also an adjunct professor at USD and for San Joaquin Delta College POST Academy.

Redick is a National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) member and is the current NOBLE National Chair for the Safety and Wellness Committee.