Speakers Series


The NJSACOP is proud to announce the establishment of our Speakers Series, a featured component of the NJSACOP E-Learning Center.  The Speakers Series will present both national and international leaders that will be able to share important insights. We will feature leaders that have impacted their industry, influenced growth, and affected positive change.  The monthly series will be a one-hour live virtual delivery that will connect our members and other stakeholders with influential figures in a manner designed to provide a leadership perspective as we navigate challenges and foster growth in our agencies and communities.

The Speakers Series will be delivered LIVE the 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00am. (September – June) Subscription to the Speakers Series will provide access to all presentations.

2020-2021 Featured Speakers:

September - Commissioner William Bratton [former NYPD Commissioner; LAPD Chief]
October - Chief James Craig, Detroit Police Department
November - Commissioner Ian Dyson, City of London (UK) Police
December - Commissioner Daniel Linskey (Ret.) Boston PD
January - Chief Jorge Cisneros, Anaheim (CA) Police Department
February - William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office
March - Chief Edward Medrano, Chief of the Division of Law Enforcement, California Department of Justice
April - Chief Adam Palmer, Vancouver Police
May - SAC Timothy Gallagher (Ret.), Managing Director, Business Intelligence and Investigations, Kroll, Inc. 
June - Eileen Williams, MBE, the Chief Safety Officer for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club [UK]

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September 21, 2020
October 19, 2020
November 16, 2020
December 21, 2020
January 18, 2021
February 15, 2021
March 15, 2021
April 19, 2021
May 17, 2021
June 21, 2021
We are proud to announce that the first session of the NJSACOP Speakers Series will feature Commissioner Bill Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues.

During a 46-year career in law enforcement, Commissioner Bratton instituted progressive change while leading six police departments, including seven years as Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and two nonconsecutive terms as the Police Commissioner of the City of New York. He is the only person ever to lead the police agencies of America’s two largest cities.

As the Executive Chairman of Risk Advisory of Teneo, Commissioner Bratton advises clients on risk identification, prevention, and response. Teneo addresses five key areas: cyber risk management, counterterrorism, crisis anticipation, critical infrastructure, and health crisis advisory services.

Prior to assuming his role at Teneo, Commissioner Bratton was the 42nd police commissioner of the City of New York from January 2014 to September 2016. It was the second time he had held the post. During that time, he oversaw 32 months of declining crime, including historic lows for murders and robberies. Commissioner Bratton spearheaded a major technological overhaul, the Mobile Digital Initiative, which gave a smartphone with custom-designed apps to every officer and put a tablet in every patrol car. Commissioner Bratton also implemented major reforms to the NYPD’s counterterrorism program by developing two new units—the Critical Response Command (CRC) and the Strategic Response Group (SRG)—which now provide the city with more than 1,000 highly trained and properly equipped officers who are dedicated to counterterrorism, large-scale mobilizations, site security, and rapid deployment citywide.

In the 1990s, Commissioner Bratton established an international reputation for re-engineering police departments and fighting crime. As Chief of the New York City Transit Police, Boston Police Commissioner, and in his first term as New York City Police Commissioner, he revitalized morale and cut crime in all three posts, achieving the largest crime declines in New York City’s history. As Los Angeles Police Chief from 2002 to 2009, in a city known for its entrenched gang culture and youth violence, he brought crime to historically low levels, greatly improved race relations, and reached out to young people with a range of innovative police programs.

Mr. Bratton also currently serves as the Vice Chairman for the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council.
Chief James Craig

Chief Craig started his law enforcement career as a police officer with the Detroit Police Department over 40 years ago. Following a reduction in staffing after three years, joined the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). During his LAPD tenure of 28 years, he worked a variety of assignments from administration to field. Most notable was the experience he gained in community policing, employee relations, and working as an adjacent to the police chief. As an area commanding officer, then Captain Craig, had an opportunity to lead a commited workforce in reducing overall crime and improving the quality of life in several neighborhoods in south Los Angeles.

Following his retirement from LAPD, he was appointed as the Police Chief in Portland, Maine where through significant organizational change,implemented successful community policing strategies, developed a strategic plan, and redesigned the department's structure to improve our efficiencies and service to Portland's diverse neighborhoods.

On August 2, 2011, he was named as the 13th police chief of the Cincinnati Police Department, the first outside appointed police chief, first African-American in the 204 year history of the Department. Building on my experiences from Los Angeles and Portland, ME, we realized a number of successful outcomes in Cincinnati, from reducing crime, instituting change, enhancing partnerships with our neighborhood, and sustaining. High morale of our rank and file officers.

On July 1, 2013, Chief Craig obtained his life-long career goal of becoming Detroit's 42nd Chief of Police in the Department's 148 years of existence. While many challenges lie ahead, Chief Craig is committed to leading the Detroit Police Department to becoming the premier major city police agency in America.
City of London Police Commissioner Ian Dyson

Ian Dyson has spent most of his life in London. He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1983, working in many different areas including crime and drug squads, vice and strategic planning. For 11 years, he was a public order cadre trained senior officer and has extensive experience of commanding the policing of large public events.

In June 2008 he joined Surrey Police as Assistant Chief Constable, overseeing some of the highest confidence levels in the country and improving neighbourhood policing.

Ian joined the City of London Police as Commander in September 2010. He led on organisational change and on economic crime, expanding the force’s national fraud responsibilities. He was also the National Police Lead for Contact Management and led the national roll-out of the 101 non-emergency number.

Two years later he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner. He led cultural change, leadership and development within the force, embedding staff empowerment and innovation. His portfolio covered:
  • performance management
  • business continuity
  • the transformation programme
  • strategic development.
He was promoted to Commissioner on 3 January 2016.

In June 2016 Ian stepped up further from his information assurance portfolio and took National Policing Lead for the Information Management and Operational Requirements Coordination Committee.

He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the 2016 New Year Honours.

Chief Jorge Cisneros

Jorge Cisneros is the 36th chief of the Anaheim Police Department.

Chief Cisneros leads Orange County’s largest city police department and oversees nearly 600 employees, including more than 400 sworn personnel.

He plays a leading role connecting the Anaheim Police Department to the community it serves by working with the Chief's Advisory Board, Chief's Neighborhood Advisory Council and the Chief's Youth Advisory Council on issues of public safety and quality of life in Anaheim.

Cisneros assumed the chief's role in August 2018. He has more than 25 years of experience, including nearly a decade serving as a police chief.

Before coming to the Anaheim Police Department, Cisneros served as chief of the University of California, Irvine, Police Department from 2015 to 2018.

At UC Irvine, he led a force of 90 sworn officers, community service officers and staff. Cisneros also served as chief of the University of California’s Systemwide Response Team, overseeing 100 UC police officers specially trained to deal with major incidents on campuses.

From 2010 to 2015, Cisneros served as chief of the Huntington Park Police Department in the county of Los Angeles. He also served as Huntington Park’s acting city manager from 2010 to 2011.

Cisneros began his law enforcement career in 1991 as a detective and police officer with the Long Beach Police Department.

In Long Beach, he was promoted to sergeant in 1998, lieutenant in 2003 and police commander in 2006. From 2006 to 2010, he served as the department’s chief of staff and commander.

Cisneros also oversaw Long Beach’s Office of Counter Terrorism, which works to detect and deter terrorism through data analysis and cooperation with regional and federal partners.

He holds a master’s in criminal justice from Chapman University in Orange and a bachelor’s in architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Since 2015, Cisneros has served as a member of the Orange County Chiefs and Sheriffs Association. He is also third vice president of the Hispanic American Police Command Officer’s Association and has been active with the group since 2013.

Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney, Jr.
William F. Sweeney, Jr., entered on duty with the FBI in 1998. He was assigned to a public corruption squad at the Newark Field Office, where he conducted investigations in the Hudson County area. In 2004, he transferred to the al Qaeda squad on the division’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and was later promoted to squad supervisor.

In March 2009, Mr. Sweeney was promoted to assistant section chief of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, International Terrorism Operations Section 1, at the National Counterterrorism Center in Northern Virginia. In this role, he oversaw international terrorism investigations conducted throughout the continental United States. During this assignment, Mr. Sweeney was a member of a team that received the 2010 Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service and the National Intelligence Exceptional Service Medal.

In October 2010, Mr. Sweeney returned to Newark as an assistant special agent in charge and was initially responsible for overseeing the division’s criminal enterprise branch, with investigations targeting violent crime, gangs, drug trafficking, organized crime, and international criminal enterprises. In December 2011, Mr. Sweeney assumed leadership of the National Security Branch within the division. In this role, he managed the JTTF and counterintelligence matters throughout New Jersey.

From February 2013 to March 2014, Mr. Sweeney was the special assistant to the FBI’s deputy director at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. In March 2014, Mr. Sweeney was named special agent in charge of the Counterterrorism Division of the New York Field Office, where he oversaw the JTTF and all FBI counterterrorism investigations and operations in the New York Field Office’s area of responsibility. He most recently served as special agent in charge of the Philadelphia Field Office.

William F. Sweeney, Jr., was named assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office in July 2016.

Before joining the FBI, Mr. Sweeney served in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf. A Philadelphia-area native, Mr. Sweeney is a graduate of Villanova University and has a bachelor’s degree in political science. He has a master’s degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Edward Medrano

Edward Medrano currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Law Enforcement (DLE) for the CA Department of Justice. In his capacity as Chief, he is accountable to over 1000 personnel in the Division’s four bureaus—Investigations, Gambling, Firearms Forensics—and responsible for the management of a 270 million-dollar budget.
Before this position, Edward has over thirty years of Public Service, including eleven years as a Police Chief and two years as a City Manager. Chief Medrano has served as the President of both the California Police Chiefs Association and The Los Angeles County Police Chief’s Association.
In addition to his professional career, Chief Medrano serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern CA (USC) at the Sol Price School of Public Policy. Edward possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Executive Leadership. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

SAC Timothy Gallagher (Ret.), Managing Director, Business Intelligence and Investigations, Kroll, Inc.

Timothy Gallagher is a Managing Director with Kroll’s Business Intelligence and Investigations practice and Head of the New York office. Tim is a highly regarded law enforcement executive, who served with great distinction for over two decades with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Before joining Kroll in 2018, he was the Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Newark, NJ office, where he managed the activities of over 800 professionals. Tim possesses a broad array of investigative experience spanning the areas of Counterterrorism, Financial Fraud, and Violent Incident Crimes such as Active Shooter.

In September 2016, Tim was the On-Scene Commander for the New Jersey portion of a bombing spree which included two bombs being placed in Manhattan and two bombs being placed in New Jersey. This terrorist threat was ended in 72 hours with the subject becoming an active shooter on the streets of Linden, NJ, hitting two officers with non-fatal shots before being shot himself and arrested.

Prior to his appointment as Special Agent in Charge of FBI Newark, Tim served at the FBI’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C., as Deputy Assistant Director of the Criminal Investigative Division, the largest division in the FBI. In this capacity, Tim focused on developing and executing effective strategies to mitigate criminal threats to include Violent Crime, Organized Crime and Cyber-facilitated fraud schemes. He regularly collaborated with his counterparts in state and local law enforcement to conduct on-site analysis and produce intelligence products to impact spikes in violent crime in cities throughout the US.

From 2012-2015, Tim was the Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal and Division in the Washington, D.C., Field Office. During this time, he played leading roles in several crises and noteworthy investigations, including the September 2013 Washington Naval Yard shooting, threats to members of congress and an attempted vehicle attack on the White House and US Capitol which resulted in the fatal shooting of the perpetrator. Additionally, Tim oversaw the investigation which resulted in the successful prosecution of four military contractors for the fatal shootings of unarmed civilians in Iraq. Tim recounted his Navy Yard experience in the FBI Training Video - “The Coming Storm” - which details Active Shooter mitigation strategies and features Police Chiefs from Newtown (CT), Aurora (CO), and LAX Airport (CA) giving their accounts of resolving an active shooter incident. This video was distributed nationwide to law enforcement for training purposes.

From 1996 to 2012, Tim served several investigative and supervisory positions in the FBI, working every violation from Violent Crime to Computer Hacking. He was a member of the Evidence Response Team and received advanced training in shooting reconstruction, shooting investigations, and the recovery of ballistic evidence.

Eileen Williams MBE, Senior Safety Officer, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Eileen was appointed the chief security officer for the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in 2018.  Tottenham, which competes in the Premier League is one of the most prominent and historic English professional football clubs, located in Tottenham, North London.

She was awarded the MBE [Most Excellent Order of the British Empire] in the Queen's Birthday Honours List June 2014 for contribution to UK Trade in the event industry and local community work in Cheshire.

Prior to joining Tottenham, Eileen had a long record of success in the sporting event security sector, including as serving as Head of Security Training for the England 2015 Rugby World Cup, and Head of Security and Safety Training at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (providing training for Police, Military and 17 private contractors). She also had senior security roles in the South African Confederation Cup 2009 and FIFA World Cup 2010.