Chief Christopher Mannino
CHIEF CHRISTOPHER MANNINO
In his 21st year in law enforcement, Christopher Mannino currently serve as Chief of Police of the Park Forest Police Department in suburban Chicago. He has served in a wide variety of law enforcement roles throughout his career, including assignments in the patrol division, investigations division, administration division, special operations, as the Field Training Coordinator, and as a team leader with a regional Mobile Field Force. He is also a certified firearms, less lethal, and handcuffing instructor.
Mannino holds a Master’s Degree in Political and Justice Studies and is a graduate of the 237th session of the FBI National Academy, where his course studies centered on media relations and public relations for law enforcement.
Mannino serves on the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police Public Relations Committee and is a social media manager for the International Association of Chiefs of Police- US Section.
Mannino is also an adjunct law enforcement instructor, instructing on “Implementing a Social Media Strategy for Law Enforcement” for law enforcement mobile training units across the country. His goal is to help law enforcement personnel better represent their agencies and engage their communities while understanding legal considerations and the challenges posed by social media.