Director of Public Safety

            Rich Rosell

Director of Public Safety

Chief Rosell came to the Town of Indian River Shores from the Town of Dover, NJ, where he was the Director of Public Safety for two and ½ years. Immediately prior to Dover, he held the position of Director of Public Safety for the Township of Springfield, Union County, NJ for two years.

He is a 27 year veteran of the New Jersey State Police, retiring at the rank of Captain. He has a very diverse skill set with vast operational, training, policy making, homeland security, management, and administrative experience. Among the positions he held in the State Police include Advisor to the Superintendent of State Police, Strategic Initiatives Officer, Regional Field Operations Commander, Special Operations Bureau Chief, Emergency Management Bureau Chief, Hurricane Katrina Task Force Commander, Station Commander, S.W.A.T. Supervisor, Internal Affairs Staff Officer, Traffic Analyst, Traffic Grant Coordinator, Station Detective, Drug Interdiction Task Force Supervisor, Expert Witness, and Undercover Operative.

Chief Rosell has extensive experience university teaching at the graduate level for Seton Hall University in their Human Resources Training and Development program, and Fairleigh Dickinson University in their Intelligence-Led Policing and Homeland Security programs. He also has extensive police and military training experience, including international training experience, having lectured in Canada as well as having served as a Military Tactics Training Advisor for the Albanian Armed Forces.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Thomas Edison State College in Human Services, a Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University in Human Resources Training and Development, and a Master’s Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Homeland Defense and Security Studies. Prior to his move to Indian River Shores, he was a little less than half way through his Doctoral studies at Drew University.

He is a former United States Marine, and a former NJ Army National Guardsman. He is currently a member of the US Army Reserve, and holds the rank of Master Sergeant.

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