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Hassan Aden has over 28 years of law enforcement service and is the founder of The Aden Group.  The Aden Group’s mission is to provide meaningful consulting services aimed at the continuous improvement of law enforcement service delivery internationally.  Hassan Aden is a thought leader in the area of police reform and the 21st Century policing model that focuses on community engagement, balanced with common sense and legitimate crime reduction and prevention strategies.  He is an expert in leadership principles, policy and management studies, effective strategic planning and facilitation of meetings aimed at solving tough contemporary policing issues. 


He previously served as the Director of Research and Programs at the International Association of Chiefs of Police overseeing a large portfolio of operational programs and research projects aimed at advancing professional police services, promoting enhanced administrative, technical, and operational police practices and policies.  Hassan Aden continues to serve on numerous advisory groups within the U.S.D.O.J. whose missions vary from policy development and law enforcement forecasting to grant funding.


Hassan’s police experience includes serving as the Chief of Police with the Greenville (NC) Police Department.  He has extensive experience in the administrative, investigative and operational aspects of policing, and has demonstrable success in working with questions such as crime control policies, community engagement and strategic planning.  While Chief of Police at the Greenville Police Department, he and all of the Greenville Police staff were deeply committed to community partnerships aimed at reducing crime and improving the quality of life in the City of Greenville. 


Prior to his appointment as Chief of Police for the Greenville (NC) Police Department, he served in the Alexandria (VA) Police Department for 26 years rising to the rank of deputy chief of police.


He is a graduate of American University's Institute for the Study of Public Policy Implementation (ISPPI) from which he earned a Master of Public Administration Certificate in 2007. In December 2009, he graduated from American University's School of Public Affairs earning a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. 


Due to his commitment to the continued professionalization of policing, he is a past Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and continues to advise CALEA on issues facing modern policing.  He is an active member of the Police Executive Research Forum and serves as a Senior Executive Fellow with the Police Foundation in Washington, DC.



The Aden Group is located in Alexandria, Virginia.  Our consultants are located all over the world.  We hire only seasoned professionals that not only understand the craft of policing in different environments and structures, but also the importance of recognizing our clients' individual needs and nuances around organizational change, community engagement and crime control strategies.




8022 Fairfax Rd, Alexandria,  VA.  22308       571.274.7821