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Vicky Stormo

Vicky M. Stormo is currently a Deputy Chief for the Oregon Health and Science University Public Safety Department in Portland, Oregon, coming out of retirement to assist the Department in transitioning into a police department. Prior to that, she served as the Chief of Police at the University of Washington in Seattle, retiring in 2008. She also retired from the Albuquerque Police Department at the rank of lieutenant after 20 years of service to take the chief’s job in Seattle. Currently, she also is a consultant for Margolis Healy and Associates.

Chief Stormo has served on many non-profit boards in addition to her law enforcement career. She was the Officer of the Month in her rookie year, was featured on Paul Harvey for solving a series of armed robberies utilizing computers when computer technology was new to law enforcement, and has received the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women Trailblazer award and the YWCA Woman on the Move award. She has also received the Breaking the Glass Ceiling award from the National Center for Women and Policing.

Chief Stormo has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from the University of Albuquerque and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. She was a state certified instructor in New Mexico and served a s subject matter expert for assessment centers. Chief Stormo is a past President of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives.