Edward Harness, Executive Director of Albuquerque’s Civilian Police Oversight Agency will speak to Albuquerque Press Women and Friends on Monday, October 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe (4316 The 25 Way) about the agency and the way it is working. He will also discuss issues of current concern.
Harness is a graduate of Marquette University Law School. Prior to law school, as a City of Milwaukee Police Officer, he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Management of Criminal Justice Operations from Concordia University. He is a native Californian, served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman, and a City of Milwaukee Police Officer. Mr. Harness also served seven years as a volunteer Police Commissioner in Wisconsin.
During his 15 years in private practice of law, he was recognized as one of Milwaukee’s Top Rated Attorneys. His practice areas were Consumer Rights, Foreclosure Defense, Mortgage Modifications, and Bankruptcy. For a time he served on the US Postal Service’s Mediation Panel (REDESS), and was the Director of the Better Business Bureau’s Dispute Resolution Center.
In September 2015 the Civilian Police Oversight Agency Board selected him to be the first Executive Director of the CPOA. He considers himself lucky to have seen and lived many places in the world. Like most he is a frustrated golfer.
New Mexico Press Women and Friends meet monthly on the second Monday. Anyone is welcome at meetings, but non-members will be charged an additional $5. Attendees order individual meals directly from the menu. APWF focuses on a wide variety of communication opportunities.