Issues in police policy and practice; social disorganization theory; situational crime prevention; problem-oriented policing; secondary effects; violent crime; organizational accidents
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Consultant to Essex County College, Newark, NJ to assist with design and implementation of a geographic information system (GIS) training program for law enforcement and homeland
Staff Member, NJ Attorney General’s Office - Camden Commission for Public Safety.
Research Associate, Rutgers Police Institute. Conducted public safety research and a police management study in Camden, NJ as a staff member of the Camden Commission for Public Safety. Research included a management study on efficiency and recommendations on best practices for organizational change, deployment and sustained crime control initiatives.
Present Senior Research Associate, Police Foundation Washington, D.C. Currently, serving as a senior research associate to the Police Foundation on a variety of topics related to policing. Most recently, assisted preparing a research grant to the National Institute of Justice entitled: A National Assessment of the Risks and Benefits of Shift Practices and Related Policies in Law Enforcement: Impact on Officer and Organizational Performance.
Research Team Member, Rutgers Center for Mental Health. Conducted research on police interactions and responses to persons with mental health issues. Study included conducting on site interviews with police officers as well as calls for service data analysis.
Differential Police Response: Neighborhood Social Disorganization and Police Response Time to Domestic Violence Calls. Principal investigator and author of explanatory research on police response time to domestic violence calls in Newark, New Jersey. The objective was to explain the relationship between indicators of social disorganization and police response time to domestic violence calls for service.
Successfully solicited by proposal over $50 million in state and federal grants for various police initiatives including community policing, personnel, equipment and training as a member
of the Newark Police Department, Research, Analysis and Planning Division
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government and Police Executive
Research Forum (PERF)—Senior Management Institute for Police, Session 25, Boston,
February to June
Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI National Academy—193rd Session Quantico, Virginia
January to June
Police Foundation Washington, D.C. Visiting fellow, Police Fellowship Program
Newark (NJ) Police Department (Retired, Captain of police). See below for detailed law enforcement experience.
Clifton (NJ) Police Department
Parent Command Division/Unit
Office of the Chief of Police
Command Operations Center
August 2004 December 2005
The Command Operations Center (COC) provides command rank supervision to the Department during non-business hours. The COC personnel monitor significant planned or spontaneous events, inspect Department-wide operations including field deployment, operational readiness, and administrative procedures. The COC also provides control of resources to address prevailing service demands, command level presence and oversight at the scene of unusual incidents. Personnel assigned to COC also address citizen complaints to ensure departmental objectives are achieved.
Operations Bureau North District Police Station—District Commander
April 2004 August 2004
See East District Station for responsibilities
Office of the Police Director Office of Policy and Planning
August 2002 April 2004
See Research, Analysis and Planning Division for responsibilities
January 2002 June 2002
Operations Bureau East District Police Station—District Commander
June 2002 August 2002
The East Police District is the largest geographical precinct in the city with a residential population of approximately 80,000 and a daytime population of more 200,000.
Newark’s most coveted areas are situated here, including Newark International Airport, Port Newark seaport, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, University Heights, the campuses of
Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Essex County College, and Restaurant Row in the Ironbound. Responsibilities include charge of district station performance,
a complement of 160 police officers and detectives, fifty-vehicle fleet, crime analysis, ComStat, personnel assignments, internal affairs and integrity control, records management,
and prisoner detention.
Office of the Police Director Office of Policy, Planning and Technology—Commanding Officer, Management Information Systems
April 2000 January 2002
MIS exists to ensure the Department operates efficiently through the use of technology. Responsible for managing the Department’s information systems which include hardware and
software from Intergraph, Oracle and Motorola. Also, GIS services (mapping), computer aided dispatching (CAD), records management system (RMS), researching new technologies, and
administering a $5 million budget for personnel and equipment. Directed the following projects:
Construction and implementation of a state-of-the-art Computer Learning Center
Development of a multimillion dollar Oracle® records management system (RMS)
Implementation of a wireless (CDPD) network
Reorganization and management of the geographic information systems (GIS) program
Operations Bureau North District Police Station—Tour Commander
July 1999 April 2000
During a tour of duty, responsible for the efficient operation of one of four geographical District police stations. Responsibilities include supervision of first line supervisors,
motor patrol and foot patrol officers; conducting personnel inspections and performance evaluations; initiating disciplinary procedures and personnel investigations; monitoring and
counseling subordinate personnel; conducting roll call training, recommending commendations. Also accountable for District desk operations and precinct activities, including charge
determinations, reviewing, approving and classifying reports, prisoner detention, assignments, and bail.
Office of the Police Director Policy and Planning Division—Executive Officer
July 1998 July 1999
Responsibilities same as listed under Research, Analysis & Planning
Office of the Police Director Special Assistant to the Police Director
September 1997 July 1998
The Police Director’s Office is responsible for the policy position of the Police Department. Responsible for developing policy, implementing strategic crime control initiatives,
responding to interagency correspondence and letters of complaint, acting as an intermediary among police executives, political and community leaders, representing the Police Director
as directed, media relations and public information—Police Department spokesperson—and overall tasks designed to direct the mission of the Newark Police Department.
Coordinated and appeared in an ethics training video produced for the U.S. Department of Justice—COPS Office through a grant to the Police Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau—Fugitive Apprehension Section to design and implement a Fugitive Apprehension Program.
Criminal Investigation Bureau—Violent Crime Division Homicide Section—Detective Supervisor
May 1997 September 1997
The Homicide Section is responsible for all death investigations, officer-involved shootings, and kidnapping investigations. Responsible for monitoring all active investigations,
reviewing “cold” cases, reviewing, classifying and approving investigations, charge determinations, crime scene management, statistical analysis, and database management.
Field Operations Bureau East & West District Police Station—Field Supervisor
June 1995 September 1995
Responsible for the supervision of motor patrol and foot patrol officers; conducting personnel inspections and performance evaluations; initiating disciplinary procedures and
personnel investigations; monitoring and counseling subordinate personnel; conducting roll call training, recommending commendations. Also accountable for desk operations and
precinct activities, including charge determinations, reviewing, approving and classifying reports, prisoner detention, and bail.
Office of the Police Director Research, Analysis & Planning Division—Detective
March 1993 May 1997
Responsible for the research and development of budgetary proposals, Department policies, tactical and strategic planning, comparative, statistical and crime analysis, State and Federal
grant proposals, interagency surveys, and overall tasks designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Newark Police Department.
Over a four-year period successfully solicited by proposal over $40 million in Federal and State funds for community policing initiatives, equipment, personnel, and construction projects.
Cadre member of the Emergency Operations Center (E.O.C). E.O.C is responsible for activation during all mobilization exercises, demonstrations/protests, severe weather emergencies, civil disorder conditions, airport disasters and other similar critical incidents.
Participated in a five month police fellowship at the Police Foundation Washington, D.C. Fellowship entailed writing proposals, designing training curricula, conducting research on
policing, and participating in management studies on a national level. Also assisted in the development of the Police Foundation’s segment of the Community Policing Consortium Phase V
grant proposal, submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice, COPS Office.
Participated in the development and implementation of the Newark Police Department’s Emergency Response Team (E.R.T). Team member and supervisor August, 1994 - September, 1997.
Special Investigation Bureau TARGET Team—Police Officer
November 1992 March 1993
Assigned to the Tactical Auto Recovery Group and Enforcement Team (T.A.R.G.E.T). This proactive anti-crime unit was designed to combat bank robberies, serial crimes, high-profile
incidents, carjackings, and auto thefts on a citywide level. T.A.R.G.E.T. jointly participated with the F.B.I.’s Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force and the Joint Bank Robbery Task Force
for combined operations.
Field Operations Bureau
South District Police Station—Police Officer
August 1989 November 1992
Appointed to the Newark Police Department and assigned to the South Police District one of four geographical police precincts in the City. The South District encompasses a residential
population of more than 80,000 residents, including several public housing tracts with a population in excess of 10,000 people. The South District also harnesses a sizeable
industrial/commercial manufacturing area that raises the daytime population to more than 100,000 people.
Responsible for service demands and response to calls for police service.
Assigned to Special Enforcement 1990-1992; district level street-crime suppression unit designed to address local conditions. Responsible for plain clothes/anti-crime efforts, decoy,
vice, robbery, prostitution and narcotics operations.
Participated in selective enforcement operations, including saturation patrol and directed patrol operations in high crime neighborhoods.
Participated in various community policing programs at the district level
Field Training Officer 1990-1991
Communications Division (Clifton, NJ Police Department) Communications Technician December 1985 March 1989
Clifton city is one of the urban-15 communities in New Jersey serving a population of nearly 90,000. Responsible for managing police, fire and EMS field assets through a computer aided
dispatch system. Also responsible for processing incoming calls for public safety and using advanced crime information systems (CJIS, NCIC).
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