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The John M. Penrith Award 2005


Terry Mangan was sworn in as a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on March 15, 1998, following his retirement after serving for eleven years as Spokane, Washington's Chief of Police, and after a career of some thirty-two years in local law enforcement.

Terry is currently assigned to the LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE UNIT at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, where he instructs in the National Academy and other courses and serves as Program Manager for the National Executive Institute and the Major City Chiefs' Association training and research projects. Terry also instructs and works in the area of counter-terrorism, and serves on several committees and work groups in that area for the FBI's Counter-terrorism Division.

Terry was assigned to the development of the JOINT LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM involving the national police forces of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Terry also works with various State Department Counter-terrorism programs and lectures at the ILEA International Academy in Budapest, Hungary.

During his career in local law enforcement, Terry served initially with the Seaside, California Police Department in various assignments. He served as Director of Public Safety in the City of Lakewood California, working with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department to modernize and regionalize the Contract Cities' Law Enforcement Services Program, which then involved thirty-six cities within Los Angeles County.

During his first eleven years in Washington State, when he served as Chief of Police for the City of Bellingham, Chief Mangan was appointed to four consecutive terms on the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission by three different Governors, and served two terms as Chair of that body. The Commission is responsible for the training of all criminal justice personnel within the state. Chief Mangan was also appointed to serve on Washington State's Death Investigation Council, the Governor's Special Task Force on Child Abuse, the Governor's Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and to a number of other state and national commissions and committees.

Chief Mangan served for several years on the Executive Board of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs and was President of that organization during 1984-85. He also served as a member and a Chair of the Washington State Law Enforcement Executive Forum 1986-88. As a member of the Executive Board for both the Washington State Institute for Community Policing and the Executive Board of the Western Regional Institute for Community Policing, Chief Mangan made presentations in a series of national workshops on Ethics in Policing for Attorney General Janet Reno and the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE.

In both the Bellingham and Spokane Departments, Chief Mangan was the first outside chief in departmental history, after ninety-five years in Bellingham and over a century in Spokane. In 1998 the Spokane Police Department was selected from over one hundred departments considered to receive the first EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNTIY POLICING AWARD from the IACP in the major cities' category.

Terry Mangan was appointed in 1992 to, and continues, to serve on the International Association of Chiefs of Police Committee on Terrorism, which is chaired by the Assistant Director of the FBI for Counter-Terrorism. He has also been involved in counter-terrorism training over the past twenty years for a number of state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U. S. Coast Guard, the Department of Defense and the National Defense Executive Reserve program.

Recognized as one of the founders of the regional Command College or "mini-leeds" system, Terry Mangan was one of the coordinators for the Northwest Regional Law Enforcement Executive Command College from 1986 to 1998 and continues to lecture in several of these programs throughout the U. S.

Terry has earned a lifetime teaching credential in the Administration of Justice from the State of California and has served as a faculty member for various police academies in California and Washington State. He has also taught in various programs at the FBI Academy since 1982, and has authored a number of magazine and journal articles on law enforcement-related topics.

Terry's educational background includes a BA from St. Mary's College and Duquesne University; a MA Degree from St. Albert's College in Berkeley, California and graduate work in Public Administration and other areas at the University of Southern California and Fordham University in New York. Terry is a graduate of the 123rd Session of FBI National Academy (1980), of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program (1982), the Northwest Law Enforcement Executive Command College (1986), and the National Executive Institute XI (1988).

Awards and recognitions include the Penrith Award, 2005, the United States Secret Service Honor Award (1988), the Defender of Freedom Award (1998), the St. George's Medal (1996); the Paul Harris Fellow Award, (1986), the National Exchange Club Police Officer of the Year Award (1979), the VFW Lawman of the Year Award, (1980); the Pacific Lutheran University President's Medal, (1981), Toastmasters' International Leadership Award (1990). In 1970 Terry Mangan was selected as one of the Outstanding Young Men in America. His biography appears in Who's Who in America, and several other similar directories.

During his career Terry was active on many community boards and committees, including the Executive Board for the Boy Scouts of America, Inland Empire Council; Board of Directors for Goodwill Industries; and as President of United Way of Whatcom County. He also served on the Board of Directors for Holy Names College; and chair of fund-raising drives for the Archdiocese of Seattle; American Cancer Society; the American Heart Association; the Salvation Army; the Easter Seal Society; and the Association for Retarded Citizens.
Professional memberships and organizations include a lifetime membership in the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) a lifetime membership in the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC), member of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Academy Associates, the National Executive Institute Associates (NEIA), and the Law Enforcement Executive Development Associates (LEEDA). Terry is also a consulting member of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).

Both of Terry's children, Sean 32 and Megan 30, are presently serving as Officers in the United States Army.

Terry's personal hobbies include History, reading, language study, writing, and outdoor activities. He is founding member of the Diogenes Club, Baker Street Irregulars, and a Sherlock Holmes Scion Society. Terry has written and produced Mystery Dinner Plays for various charities, and has written and produced a classic Greek play, which was performed as a fund-raiser for the Cheney-Cowles Museum and Historical Society in 1996.