Public Safety Advisers


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The Aden Group opened its doors in 2016 after many years in the public safety and policy fields.  We saw a need in leveraging and applying our experience in the public safety arena based on gaps and the desire in the field to change course and aggressively seek innovations to improve public safety.   Since then, we've facilitated the success of police and community organizations across the United States and in Europe and Africa. 




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Hassan Aden, MPA TAG Founder

Hassan Aden, MPA TAG Founder


Hassan Aden

Hassan Aden is the former Chief of Police of the Greenville Police Department in Greenville, North Carolina.  Hassan Aden has served as the Chief Operations Officer at the Police Assessment Resource Center (PARC), where he oversaw the consent decree monitoring team in Seattle.  He currently serves as Deputy Monitor on the Cleveland monitoring team managing ongoing projects, technical assistance initiatives and deliverables. Hassan also serves as Deputy Monitor in the Baltimore consent decree that just got underway in October 2017. Hassan has served as a senior advisor to the presidents of organizations such as The Vera Institute of Justice and The National Police Foundation.

Until late 2015, he was the Director of the Research and Programs Directorate of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), where he directly oversaw the day-to-day management of operational programs and research projects aimed at advancing professional police services. He served for 26 years at the Alexandria Police Department in Alexandria, Virginia, rising to the rank of Deputy Chief until his retirement in 2012.

Chief Aden is a former commissioner of the governing board of CALEA.  He currently serves on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's Committee on Law and Justice, working with the world’s top criminologists, economists, and other academics on law and justice issues.  Among other academic credentials, he holds a Masters of Public Administration from American University in Washington, DC.