Capt. Chris Hsiung

Investigations & Special Operations Division / Digital Engagement - Mountain View Police Department

Capt. Chris Hsiung

Investigations & Special Operations Division / Digital Engagement - Mountain View Police Department

Biography

With over 23 years in law enforcement and over 11 years as a police manager, Captain Chris is part of the Mountain View Police Department executive team and currently commands the Investigations and Special Operations Division consisting of detective units, personnel and training, professional standards, analytical and management services, and the digital media and public affairs unit.

Capt. Hsiung is passionate about helping government and communities connect and engage with each other. He is a social media blogger, conference speaker, and innovator on the topic of law enforcement social media, community engagement, crisis communications and digital strategy. In April 2017 Government Technology Magazine honored him as a “Top 25 Doer, Dreamer, and Driver” and Government Social Media awarded him the” 2017 Top Social Media Advocate in Government.” In addition, ELGL voted Hsiung #5 on their annual Chris Traeger Top 100 list of government influencers.

Capt. Hsiung is also a member of California Chiefs of Police (CalChiefs) Technology and Public Perception Committee, Social Ambassador for Government Technology (GovTech), and chair of the department technology cadre tasked with researching and instituting best practices for law enforcement technology.

Capt. Hsiung has over 13 years of tactical operational experience serving on the department SWAT team; specializing in tactical command post operations, dignitary protection, and active shooter response tactics. He served in a variety of positions including assault team operator, rappel master, sniper/observer, and tactical commander.

Hsiung also serves as a commissioner and chairperson for the City of San Mateo Community Relations Commission. The Commission provides oversight for Federal grant programs that implement public services, housing, and community development programs and also provides recommendations to the City of San Mateo City Council on socioeconomic issues affecting the underserved, vulnerable populations, and youth of San Mateo.