Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Political & Governmental Affairs and Paralegal & Legal Assistant Studies
Phone: ext. 2449
Chief (ret.) Robert A. Verry started his career with the Middlesex County College Police Department in 1988, joining South Bound Brook Police Department in 1989. Robert served as P.B.A. President before being promoted to Sergeant in 1995; Lieutenant in 1996; Chief in 2000; and retiring in March 2008. Presently, Robert is a full-time Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Paralegal Studies, and Political & Governmental Affairs with Centenary University. Additionally, Robert is a Licensed Private Detective, certificated Paralegal, and serve/d as a Representative/Consultant before the Public Employment Relations Commission.
Robert published: Mechanics of a Police Internal Affairs Investigation (ISBN-13: 978-1932777970).
Since 2007, Robert actively provides law enforcement consulting services throughout New Jersey and while in that capacity served as a Hearing Officer for sworn and unsworn personnel, reviewed police department’s internal affairs policy and procedures, reviewed defense expert’s reports, and served as an internal affairs investigator. Robert qualified and testified as an expert in Superior Court; specifically, for: Internal Affairs and Supervisory Investigations. Policies and Procedures.
Robert holds an associate degree in Liberal Arts, bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice, a master’s degree in Leadership and Public Administration (MLPA) and dual MBA degree. Robert is currently working toward my Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Additionally, Robert is a graduate Paralegal from Fairleigh Dickenson University and a Certified Public Manager and graduate of West Point Command & Leadership, Public Sector Labor Relations Certificate Program, and Police Law Enforcement Executive.
Robert is a founding member of New Jerseys’ Internal Affairs Association serve as President since 2004’s commencement. Robert is directly and indirectly involved in well over 1,000 police misconduct investigations and presented over 100 seminars across New Jersey related to Internal Affairs investigations including, but not limited to, a basic course that reviews the Attorney General Internal Affairs Policy and Procedure; Employee Discipline; Understanding Past Practice and Controlling Absenteeism.
Currently researching material and actively writing second book on police misconduct. Additionally, Robert is currently conducting research on a third book related to small town public corruption.
Mechanics of a Police Internal Affairs Investigation: