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Chief (Ret.) Brendan Cox is the Director of Policing Strategies at the LEAD Support Bureau where he provides strategic guidance on the operation of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion/Let Everyone Advance with Dignity to jurisdictions around the world. Prior to the Support Bureau, Brendan had a twenty-three-year career with the Albany, New York police department, where he retired as Chief of Police in 2017. Under Brendan’s leadership the department was recognized by the Department of Justice as one of the top 15 police departments in the country within the COPS Advancing 21 st  Century Policing Initiative. Brendan has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Dayton and a Master of Public Administration from Marist College. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. He is a member of New York State’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Group and Council of Community Justice. Brendan is an adjunct professor with the State University of New York at Delhi. He is an Executive Fellow with the National Police Institute, a member of the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association and a board member for the Law Enforcement Action Partnership. He and his wife Ann have two children, Connor and Spencer.

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