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.
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