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Expert in Police Policy and Practice

Expert ID: 734185 New Jersey, USA

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Expert specializes in virtually all areas of police policy and practice. Specifically, his expertise addresses use of force, community policing, internal affairs, discipline, management and supervision, organizational structure and criminal investigations. He does not opine on K9, horses/mounted or law enforcement animals cases, or breathalyzer or TASER cases.

Wide variety of police policy and practice cases, specifically use of force, confidential informants, show-up identification procedures, internal affairs, domestic violence, handcuffing, OC chemical agent, motor vehicle stops, probable cause, arrest, search and seizure, off duty employment, 1983 color of authority, CEPS cases.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2002 Degree: BS Subject: Criminal Justice Institution: Rutgers University
Year: 2005 Degree: MA Subject: Criminal Justice Institution: Rutgers University
Year: 2008 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Criminal Justice Institution: Rutgers University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Professor Department: Law and Police Science
Expert is responsible for research and for teaching undergraduate, graduate and doctoral courses in policing and statistics. He also mentors students during their Master's theses and doctoral dissertation.

Expert has taught the following courses:
Advanced Issues in Policing (D)
Contemporary Problems in Community Policing (G)
Criminology (U)
Introduction to Criminal Justice (U)
Introduction to Law Enforcement (U)
Issues in Criminal Justice (Police & Corrections (G)
Police and the Community (U)
Police Ethics (G)
Problem-Oriented Policing (G)
Using Computers in Social Research (statistics) (G)
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 2005 Employer: Newark (NJ) Police Department Title: Police Captain Department: New Jersey
Expert assumed a number of responsibilities throughout his career and each rank. Departments therein have included the Office of the Chief of Police, as well as the Operations Bureau and the Office of the Police Director in multiple instances each. He has also worked in the Criminal Investigations Bureau - Violent Crime Division; Field Operations Bureau; and Special Investigations Bureau.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 1989 Employer: Clifton Police Department Title: Police Communications Technician Department: New Jersey
Expert was responsible for managing police, fire and EMS field assets through a computer-aided dispatch system. During this time, he was also responsible for processing incoming calls for public safety and using advanced crime information systems.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1985 to 1989 Agency: Clifton, NJ (USA) police department Role: Telecommunications Technician Description: Manage 911 call volume and field assets
Years: 1989 to 2005 Agency: Newark, NJ (USA) Police Department Role: Police Officer (Retired rank of Captain) Description: Conduct all facets of policing, policy development and analysis

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2013 to 2015 Country / Region: Ministry of the Interior, Montevideo Uruguay Summary: Policy advisor to the Uruguay National Police; conducted criminal investigation training

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Society of Criminology
Police Executive Research Forum, Washington, D.C.
Police Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Awards / Recognition
The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Outstanding Mentor of the Year Winner
The Award for Outstanding Experimental Field Trial, Winner (research team member)
The American Society of Criminology Mentor of the Year Winner
The Emerald/European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA) Highly Commended Award Winner
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has several publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as several other publications. He has given a number of conference presentations and invited lectures.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has drafted over 60 opinions or lent support to litigation to criminal and civil cases.
He has also qualified as an expert in federal court (Camden, NJ) and has testified at deposition.
Areas of expert opinion include use of force (physical force, handcuffing, firearms, chemical agents), confidential informants, internal affairs, general police responsibilities and governance, search and seizure, criminal investigations and narcotics investigations, motor vehicle stops, police pursuits, failure to intervene, off-duty action and color of authority, and patrol concepts.
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Training / Seminars
Expert has led a number of training workshops.

Fields of Expertise

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