Charlotte Lansinger

Charlotte Lansinger has been an executive search consultant with PERF since 1993 and has been a specialist in the field of police chief selection since 1987.   Previously, she worked for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) where she helped establish executive search services.  She has assisted local governments and other organizations with the placement of more than 100 police chiefs in cities, counties, states, universities and transportation facilities across the country.  Projects have included police chief searches for the cities of Baltimore, Denver, Seattle, Dallas, Houston and the US Capitol Police.  Prior to her work in police executive selection, Lansinger worked in the field of human resources as a recruiter and manager.  She is active in law enforcement career counseling and has given numerous presentations on the topic.  She has also served as project associate for the development and administration of various police promotional examinations and assessment centers.  She is a co-author of the PERF book Command Performance: A Career Guide for Police Executives and the sole author of the publication’s second edition published in 2015. She is also a contributor to Selecting a Police Chief: A Handbook for Local Government, published by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and PERF.  Lansinger holds a bachelor’s degree in Government and Public Service from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.