NEW YORK, September 7, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Gerald E. Mines, Consultant and Police Expert Witness for Equalizer Private Investigations, has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in law enforcement.
He was recently inducted into Worldwide Who's Who as a lifetime member and was given the Outstanding Professional of the Year Award in his field for 2012. Mr. Mines celebrates an accomplished 42-year-long career in the law enforcement field. He is a former Mount Vernon police commissioner and former employee of the New York City Police Department, where he served as a commanding officer, operations commander and counter-terrorism trainer where he helped enhance the overall security preparedness of New York City to possible terrorist attacks on its infrastructure and other sensitive targets through the planning, developing, implementing and conducting of various initiatives using large Mock Inter-Agency training drills involving nuclear, biological, chemical, radiological and explosive agents. During his career with the NYPD, he revamped the Civilian Complaint Review Board, streamlined the NYPD Medical Division to save $3 million annually, and engineered and implemented a joint emergency, law enforcement, fire department and emergency medical services response plan for potential terrorist attacks, collaborating with medical professionals, the NYPD, NYFD, the NYC Office of Emergency Management and several other police and fire departments as well as other outside local, state and federal agencies. Mr. Mines is a Community Policing/Problem Solving Expert who reduced youth gang, narcotics, burglaries and violent street crime in several communities by 70% by creating and leading a collaboratively developed innovative and strategic program with other city and school officials, boards, PTA's, community councils, business representatives, religious leaders and social service agencies within multi-racial, culturally and socio-economically diverse communities.
In recognition of his contributions to the NYPD, he has been copiously awarded the Police Exceptional Merit Award, Police Commendation Award, Police Community Service Commendation Award, two Meritorious Police Duty Awards, six Excellent Police Duty Awards, Unit Citation Award, World Trade Center Service Award, Police Self-Support Group Humanitarian Award, Operation Sail Award and Centennial Award, Pistol and Rifle Expert Award. Furthermore, Mr. Mines has been honored by the New York State Shields, of which he is a former president, with the Distinguished Service Award. He is also a Past President of the NYPD Shomrim Society, and was given the New York City TLC Columbia Society Man of the Year Award.
A great deal of Mr. Mines' accomplishments can be attributed to his dedication, strong support network and people skills. However, he is also thankful for his competitive training and the skills he acquired throughout the entirety of his career. He is a graduate of the New England College School of Graduate and Professional Studies, where he earned a Master's Degree (Summa cum Laude) in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management. He is also a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he earned a Bachelor's Degree (Magna cum Laude) in Criminal Justice and Psychology and has completed supplemental training in a diverse set of subjects. These include: crisis intervention counseling, hostage negotiations, homicide investigations, critical incident stress management, counter-terrorism techniques, COMPSTAT, criminal and internal police investigations, police involved shooting incidents and emergency management procedures.
Today, Mr. Mines brings these qualifications to his position as a police expert witness and consultant. He continues to serve the City of New York through Equalizer Private Investigations as he investigates complaints from individuals and attorneys against municipalities. He prepares written documentation regarding his findings and recommendations so that he can give testimonies in court that refute or confirm the legitimacy of those complaints.
Mr. Mines is also a Major General in the 2nd Corps of the United States Disaster Relief Command where he utilizes his knowledge to assist in disaster control. In addition, he is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement, 2nd VP of NY FOP Memorial Lodge # 100 and delegate to the following organizations: the Honor Legions of the New York City and New Jersey Police Departments, the New York-New Jersey Crime Clinic, the New York City and Nassau County Police Reserve Associations, the Association of Legal and Medical Investigative Experts, the National Police Defense Foundation and the International Police Association.
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