Brett Railey

Chief Railey joined the IPTM staff as an adjunct faculty member in 1989.  He has over 39 years of experience in the law enforcement field.  After serving thirty five those with the Winter Park (Florida) Police Department, the last seven years as Chief of Police, he retired and currently focuses his instructional efforts on Management and Highway Safety topics and is a trained mediator in dispute resolution.  Through his career, Chief Railey has served as a SWAT sniper and instructor, a Hostage Negotiator and has managed the Criminal/Narcotics Investigations, the Crisis Team, and in Special Operations Divisions.  He was Captain of the Patrol Division when he was promoted to the rank of Chief in 2009. 

In 2015 – 2016 Chief Railey served as President for the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the third largest police chief’s organization in the country.  He has chaired the Florida Chiefs Highway Safety Committee and as Co-chair of the Statewide Disaster Relief Committee, and served on the Focused Initiative Leadership Committee for the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory group for the Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan.  Chief Railey served as an appointee to Governor Rick Scott’s Pill Mill Strike Force and Governor Scott’s Law Enforcement Driving Task Force.  He served as a member of the Governing Boards of the Central Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation and both Seminole State and Valencia State training academies.  Chief Railey currently serves on the Florida Impaired Driving Coalition and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Highway Safety Committee.

Chief Railey is a member of the National Advisory Board for The National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence.  He also serves as a National Lead Instructor for Actively Caring for People Policing, a National Community Policing model based on Behavioral Science.

In addition to instructing around the country, Chief Railey has taught law enforcement topics in Canada, the Virgin Islands, the Navajo Nation, Kuwait, Mexico City, and Cali Columbia, South America. 

Among his many accomplishments, In April of 2014 Chief Railey was presented the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Public Service Lifesaver Award and was awarded the International Association of Chiefs of Police J. Stannard Baker Award for lifetime achievement in highway safety in October of 2014.

Chief Railey is a graduate of the Indiana University Alcohol and Highway Safety, Supervision and Expert Testimony program and has testified as an expert witness in the areas of field sobriety testing and breath test operation.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Behavioral Science from National-Louis University.

Course Expertise

  • Leadership and Management
  • Traffic/DUI