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Raymond Guidetti

New Jersey State Police (Retired)

Ray Guidetti retired as the Deputy Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) in 2018 at the rank of Lt. Colonel after twenty-five years of service. He joined Motorola Solutions in July 2019 as a Director of Business Development with Vigilant Solutions. In January 2020, he joined Motorola’s Intelligence-led Public Safety Software Enterprise team as an Industry Specialist focusing on information and intelligence sharing.

His last assignment with the NJSP, he led the Investigations Branch which consisted of in excess of 600 detectives, analysts, technicians, and scientists assigned to a myriad of different units and mission areas with an annual budget of approximately seventy-five million dollars. In that role he commanded three sections which included the Intelligence and Criminal Enterprise Section, the Special Investigations Section, and the Forensic & Technical Service Section, and worked closely with interagency partners representing the many disciplines of public safety and homeland security.

Ray led New Jersey’s effort toward developing a statewide crime gun intelligence effort which harnessed the multitude of NIBIN processing centers, ballistic labs, intelligence centers, and violent crime investigators. For those efforts, the NJSP was awarded the IACP/Thomson & Reuter’s Excellence in Criminal Investigations award.

Ray has always been a strong advocate of strategic planning, intelligence, and information-sharing, and has participated on several task forces. While assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force following the attacks on September 11, 2001, he was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice to play a critical role in the prosecution of the 9/11 conspirator Zacharias Moussaoui, known as the PENTTBOMB investigation. For his efforts, he was awarded the 2006, U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering National Security, and the 2006 NJSP Trooper of the Year Award.

Additionally, he is credited with establishing the analytical element of New Jersey’s state fusion center by bringing together an inter-agency team of personnel to conduct threat and risk assessments. Because of his efforts, he was awarded the 2008 Fusion Center State and Local Member of the Year Award by the National Fusion Center Association. Moreover, Ray completed a yearlong fellowship with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence & Analysis where he worked with partners from the law enforcement, homeland security, and the Intelligence Community.

Following his career with the State Police, Ray was hired by the Bergen County, New Jersey County Executive to establish a resilience program within the County government. Additionally, he supported violent crime and counter terrorism initiatives with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the FBI. Ray writes and lectures on various subject matters related to violent crime, intelligence, and counter terrorism.

Ray Guidetti earned a Master of Arts degree in security studies (Homeland Defense and Security) from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2006, a Master of Arts degree in education from Seton Hall University in 1998, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Montclair State University in 1989. He is a member of the International Chiefs of Police Committee on Terrorism, and a former member of the National Crime Gun Intelligence Governing Board.

Publications
  • Guidetti, R. (2021, January 9) “In the chill of night!Motorola Solutions Blog.
  • Guidetti, R. (2020, December 10) “Foiling a Cops & Lobsters Perception: Through Technology, Transparency & Trust.” Motorola Solutions Blog.
  • Guidetti, R. (2020, September 11) “The List Grew Longer That Day, And We Are Better For It Today.” Motorola Solutions Blog.
  • Guidetti, R. (2020, May 11) “National Police Week 2020: In Valor there is Hope.” Motorola Solutions Blog.
  • Guidetti, R. (2020, April 17) “Crisis Leadership. A Checklist for Public Safety Leaders.” Motorola Solutions Blog.
  • Guidetti, R. (2020, March 17) “What Can a Fisherman Teach us About Implementing Complex Public Safety Programs?Motorola Solutions Blog.
  • Guidetti, R. (2020, February 27) “Continuing the Guardian Mindset: The Three Pillars of ‘First Prevention’.” Motorola Solutions Blog.
  • Guidetti, R. (2019, August 8). “Cop on the Street: What Can a Cop Learn about Counter-Terrorism from a Fighter Pilot?Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute.
  • Guidetti, Ray (2019, May 19). “Every Jedi Needs a Yoda: The Value of Mentors in One’s Career.” Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute.
  • Guidetti, R. (2019, March 19). “From the Ranks of Law Enforcement to the World of Due Diligence and Private Investigations: What Do You Do When You Lose Your Investigative Superhero Powers?Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute.
  • Lewandowski, C., & Guidetti, R. (2018) “The Role of Fusion Centers in Homeland Security.” in Keith Logan (ed.), Homeland Security and Intelligence, 2nd ed., Praeger Security International, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Guidetti, R. (Sept 2016) “Challenging the status quo: How NJSP developed its crime gun intelligence program,” The Police Chief: 64–69.
  • Guidetti, R. (2016) Viewpoint “Intelligence sharing and the role of fusion centers,” in Jerry Ratcliffe, Intelligence-led Policing, 2nd ed., Willan Publishing, Portland, Oregon.
  • Schulz, C., & Guidetti, R. (2013) “Fusion During Crisis: Aftermath of a Perfect Storm,” DomPrep Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 5, 16-20.
  • Guidetti, R., & Ross, A. (2012) “Fusion Centers: Touchpoints that promote national preparedness and intelligence-led policing.” in David Kamien (ed.), The McGraw-Hill Homeland Security Handbook: Strategic Guidance for a coordinated approach to effective security and emergency management, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, New York.
  • Abold, J., Guidetti, R., & Keyer, D. (2012) “Strengthening the Value of the National Network of Fusion Centers by Leveraging Specialization: Defining ‘Centers of Analytical Excellence'”, Homeland Security Affairs, Monterey, CA. Vol. XII.
  • Guidetti, R. (2012) “Local Policing: Expanding Reach with Limited Resources through Fusion Centers,” The Police Chief : 22–25.
  • Guidetti, R., & Morentz, J., W. PhD (2010), “Geospatial Statistical Modeling for Intelligence-Led Policing,” The Police Chief 77: 72-76.
  • Guidetti, R. (2010) “Rethinking the Purpose of Fusion Centers,” The Police Chief .
  • Guidetti, R. (2009) “Razing Expectations: Erecting a Strategic Vision for Fusion Centers, International Chiefs of Police”, Homeland Security Committee.
  • Guidetti, R. (2009) “Collaborative Intelligence Production,” in Jerry Ratcliffe (ed.), Strategic Thinking in Criminal Intelligence, 2nd ed., The Federation Press, Annondale, New South Wales.
  • Guidetti, R., & Martinelli, T. (2009) “Intelligence-led Policing-A Strategic Framework,” in The Police Chief, Vol LXXVI, Number 10, Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Guidetti, R. (2008) Viewpoint “Fragmented policing and the role of fusion centers,” in Jerry Ratcliffe, Intelligence-led Policing, Willan Publishing, Portland, Oregon.
  • Guidetti, R. (2008)  “What Can You Do for the Rock?”  New Jersey League of Municipalities.
  • Ratcliffe, J.H., & Guidetti, R. (2008) “State Police investigative structure and the adoption of intelligence-led policing”, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management.
  • Guidetti, R.A. (2006), “Policing the Homeland: Choosing the Intelligent Option”, Naval Posgraduate School, Monterey, CA.

Speeches
  • “Every Jedi Needs a Yoda: The Value of Mentors in One’s Career: The Value of Mentors in One’s Career”, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Leadership Conference, May 2019.
  • “Going all in to stop gun crime.” International Association Chiefs of Police 2016 Conference, San Diego, CA, October 17, 2016
  • “Developing and Implementing Intelligence-Driven Law Enforcement Strategies to Dramatically Reduce Gun Violence”, International Association Chiefs of Police 2016 Conference, San Diego, CA, October 16, 2016.
  • NY/NY Bombings Brief, IACP State & Provincial meeting, International Association Chiefs of Police 2016 Conference, San Diego, CA, October 15, 2016.