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Chris Hsiung


Chris Hsiung is deputy police chief of Mountain View, Calif., and president of the Government Social Media Leadership Council. A 29-year veteran of law enforcement, he manages day-to-day operations for the Mountain View department and has considerable experience in investigations, SWAT/tactical operations, technology and crisis management.

Hsiung is a digital media influencer, conference speaker and innovator on the topic of social media, crisis communications and management, community engagement, and digital strategy. In April 2017, Government Technology magazine honored him as one of its "Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers." Government Social Media named him the "2017 Top Social Media Advocate in Government," and Engaging Local Government Leaders listed him among 100 top government influencers.

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