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Inspector Terrence Gordon

Inspector Terrence Gordon has been a member of the Milwaukee Police Department since 1995, assigned to patrol duties in District 3 after graduation from the police academy. Inspector Gordon has enjoyed working a variety of patrol assignments as a uniformed officer and major cases as a detective. He was promoted to detective in 2001 and lieutenant of detectives in 2007. In his career, he has worked in Sensitive Crimes/Crimes against Children, Violent Crimes, and Homicide Divisions, as well as serving as a crisis negotiator and later a supervisor of the Crisis Negotiators Unit. Inspector Gordon was promoted to captain in May 2010, and assigned to the Office of Management, Analysis and Planning, then transferred in September 2011, to become the commander of District 5, which is his most rewarding assignment to date. The men and women of District 5 faced challenges and sometimes adversity, while performing with honor, valor, and integrity to the highest standards of the Milwaukee Police Department. Community policing and engagement were and are still hallmarks of service at District 5. Inspector Gordon also was the training director at the Police Academy, which is responsible for recruit officers’ training, specialized training, and continuing education of Milwaukee Police Department personnel. Through the department’s Regional Training Center, the academy also provides training to members of other law enforcement agencies. Inspector Gordon enjoys teaching investigative, professional development, and leadership courses at the Milwaukee Police Academy and at other departments across the country. Inspector Gordon currently serves in the Risk Management Bureau since his promotion in February of 2016.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in business and public administration, and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University. Inspector Gordon is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police and is committed to continuously improving the police profession through applied research, training, and maintaining police legitimacy through collaboration with the community.