Heather Taylor Consulting LLC is designed to unite and educate the community and law enforcement. Heather retired on 9/25/20 from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) as a Detective Sergeant after twenty years of dedicated service. While employed with SLMPD, she worked as a Homicide Sergeant, supervising over 400-plus homicide scenes. Taylor has also worked in Child Abuse, Sex Crimes, Juvenile, the Police Academy, and two undercover assignments. As a police sergeant, Taylor co-authored two extensive reports on police corruption, systemic racism, biased discipline practices, and ineffective policies in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
Taylor was the President of the Ethical Society of Police (ESOP) from February of 2015 - September of 2020. During her tenure, she increased ESOP's membership by forty percent, expanding ESOP to St. Louis County and the Ferguson Police Departments. Taylor started the first non-profit 501c3, the Ethical Society of Police Charitable Foundation. She was also instrumental in creating the Ethical Society of Pre-Academy Recruitment Program, the nation's only police recruitment program that seeks to increase diversity and police accountability in law enforcement. The program teaches police accountability while giving potential police hires and the community an introduction to the police academy with an eight-week course in Community Outreach, De-Escalation, Police Accountability, Patrol, Time Management, and Officer Wellness/Mental Health, Cultural Diversity, and Physical Fitness. All classes were taught by current police officers, who are all certified instructors in the State of Missouri.
In September of 2020, Taylor was hired as the Spokesperson and Business Manager of the Ethical Society of Police. Taylor resigned as the Spokesperson and Business Manager of the Ethical Society of Police on 4/19/21. On 4/20/21, Taylor was hired as the Senior Advisor to the Public Safety Director/Deputy Public Safety for the City of St. Louis. In Taylor’s current position she is tasked with assisting the Public Safety Director of the City of St. Louis with overseeing the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Fire Department, Excise, Buildings Division, Corrections, Special Events, Neighborhood Stabilization, and the CivilIan Oversight Board.
Taylor has received twelve national and local awards for her humanitarian work as an officer/activist for police reform and her advocacy for violent crime victims. Taylor was named the 2019 Activist of the Year by the Riverfront Times. In September of 2020, Taylor delivered expert testimony to the United States Congressional House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Taylor is a sought out public speaker on police reform and violence. She has been featured in news stories with NPR, Riverfront Times, Reuters, PBS, VICE, St. Louis American, St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Taylor has also provided expertise in articles in Ebony, the New York Times, CBS News, Univision, and Christian Science Monitor.
Taylor holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA. Taylor's future plans include pursuing a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice.
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