Former Law Enforcement Officer & Former Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department
Garry McCarthyPreviously the Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, Garry McCarthy is the President and CEO of GFM-Strategies.
McCarthy is a career law enforcement officer, beginning his work with the New York Police Department in 1981 and rapidly rising through the ranks to become Deputy Commissioner of Operations in 2000. As principle crime strategist for the department, he oversaw significant decline in homicide rates to their lowest since 1962. His work ultimately gained him praise from the U.S. Attorney’s office and, in 2006, he was chosen to lead the Newark Police Department. Within his first year, the Department achieved a 9% reduction in homicide, the first reduction since 2002, as well as increased efficiency and professionalism and a 17% increase in arrests with reduced complaints against law enforcement officers.
McCarthy has been awarded more than twenty Commendations for Valor. He served as the First Vice President of the Major Cities Chiefs Association and is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum. He was also featured in the award-winning documentary Brick City.