|National Committee - Law Enforcement SectorMax BoselChairman
Chief Bosel’s interest in public safety began in high school as a volunteer with the Sheriff’s Office in San Mateo County, California. At the age of 18, he attended community college while working part-time as a Community Service Officer, Police/Fire Dispatcher and Emergency Medical Technician. He attended Daniel Freeman Paramedic School in Los Angeles County in 1986 and returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to serve as a Paramedic.
In September 1989, he entered the San Francisco Police Academy as a Police Officer with the Millbrae Police Department. He joined the Mountain View Police Department in 1995, where he promoted through the ranks and was appointed Police Chief on August 4, 2014. Chief Bosel is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the FBI National Academy Associates, is a board member of the California Police Chiefs’ Association, and serves as President of the Santa Clara County Police Chiefs’ Association.
Chief Bosel holds a Master of Public Administration from Notre Dame de Namur University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Saint Mary’s College of California. He has attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, and the University of Southern California’s Delinquency Control Institute.
Chief Bosel’s work with youth has been recognized with certificates of appreciation from members of the California State Assembly and United States Congress, and he is a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Pacific-Skyline Council Silver Beaver Award. Chief Bosel has volunteered to support work-place based programs that mentor youth interested in pursuing careers in Public Safety for over 30 years.