Community Security, Crisis and Disaster Preparedness
Dr. Jeffrey Dino is currently a police Lieutenant with the Mahwah Police Department in Mahwah, New Jersey. In addition to his administrative functions as a squad Lieutenant, Dr. Dino works to prepare his squad and members of the agency for the various challenges they may face as police officers by coordinating continued training. This includes roll call discussions, table top exercises and lifelike hands-on activities.
Since joining the police department in 1995 as a police officer he has worked as a Patrolman, Field Training Officer, Juvenile Officer (assigned to the Investigative Division), Sergeant and now Lieutenant. He has not only responded to calls for service of all types, but handled investigations, been a scene supervisor and now a tour commander. He is also a squad leader in a county wide UASI (Urban Area Security Initiative) rapid deployment team (RDT). This RDT is responsible to respond to critical infrastructure sites and provide a secure environment for other responding emergency services.
Dr. Dino has also worked as an Adjunct Lecturer for Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he has taught classes in American Criminal Justice, Criminology, and Ethics in Criminal Justice.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Political Science from Rutger’s University, a Graduate Certificate in Leadership, a Master’s Degree (M.A.) in Human Resources, Training and Development, an Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) and a Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Leadership, Management and Policy from Seton Hall University. His dissertation was written on the topic of Police Preparation to Respond to Active Shooter Situations at Schools.
Dr. Dino is a firm believer in the benefits of training and preparation to be ready for any and all challenges that may arise. He has been trained as a Police Instructor in: Physical Conditioning by the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Patrol Officer Response to Active Shooter Situations at the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute, Defensive Tactics by the FBI, and in the operation of the M.U.S.T. (multi use shield technology) Ballistic Shield by manufacturer representatives. He has also been trained in NIMS (National Incident Management System) as well as ICS (Incident Command System) at the 100, 200, and 300 levels.