In Leadership You Will Upset People! with Jesus ‘Eddie’ Campa

Welcome to the 33rd episode of the Give A Heck Podcast!

Join Dwight Heck and his guest, Jesus ‘Eddie’ Campa, as they talk about how to lead a community amid adversity.

Eddie served the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years before retiring as the Chief Deputy of the Law Enforcement Bureau. During his time in law enforcement, he created the No Colors No Labels Initiative, which addresses the misconceptions that the police are racially motivated.

Eddie currently serves as the Executive Director for the State of Oklahoma’s Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. Today, he shares his story of being looked down on by relatives growing up and proving them wrong by reaching the pinnacle of his career in law enforcement.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • How to overcome the perception of others by grounding yourself in your identity.
  • What No Colors No Labels is and why we need more programs like it.
  • People’s fear of the unknown and the need for education in community development.
  • How Eddie took on the burden of other people’s resentment to help reunite a community.
  • The importance of still believing in yourself amid adversity when inciting change in a community.
  • And much more!



About Jesus ‘Eddie’ Campa:

After 27 years in law enforcement, Jesus ‘Eddie’ Campa retired from public service and transitioned his experience and expertise to the private sector as a mentor and consultant. Eddie also served as a Chief Deputy and Chief of Police on two different occasions. As a result of his last tour as Chief of Police in a city impacted by racial divisions, he created and implemented the innovative No Colors No Labels Initiative.

No Colors No Labels was designed to remove the preconceived notion that the Police were racially motivated. The program provided a safe community for all citizens. In 2017, Eddie was named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian of the Year by the NAACP. He is a leader who believes in diversity and that a workforce should mirror the community they serve.

Eddie currently serves as the Executive Director for the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for Oklahoma. He holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice and Security Administration and is currently working on a PH.D. in Public Service Leadership. He is a strong supporter of leadership development, strategic planning, customer service, crisis communication, 21st Century Policing, and Procedural Justice. Eddie is the owner of both America’s Best Strategic Security Group and Leading Through Adversity.

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