The Smart Policing Initiative presented webinar titled "The Importance of the Chief Executive in Smart Policing" on September 24, 2014 from 3:00 to 4:30pm Eastern Time. Edward F. Davis, former Boston Police Commissioner, facilitated this webinar. This webinar explored the central role that the police chief plays in all facets of Smart Policing; the importance of Smart Policing in furthering organizational learning; and the essential role of researchers in supporting those activities. The police chief's role begins with the development of a Smart Policing plan, continues through partnership building activities, supporting analysis, implementation, and evaluation and assessment. The chief's role is pivotal in ensuring that Smart Policing supports a true learning organization and in creating a model to sustain organizational growth.