CSI & Technology 2014

Rob AppletonLieutenant Robert B. Appleton ’92 is a 17 year veteran with the New York State Police, and has been in his current assignment at the Internal Affairs Bureau – Northern Regional Office since September 2013. He spent the previous eight years at the Forensic Investigation Support Services Unit (FISS) under direction of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Headquarters in Albany, NY. He is a NYS certified Latent Print examiner, Crime Scene and Evidence Technician and is certified by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a site safety supervisor and clandestine laboratory technician. He serves on the Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCSERT) and holds certifications in Weapons of Mass Destruction while attending schools hosted by U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other government agencies. He is a New York State Police Instructor and NYS Certified Instructor. He is an adjunct professor for Marist College teaching in the MPA and OLC programs and has taught for Marist at the NYPD Academy in New York City, NYSP Academy in Albany, and online. In addition, he is an adjunct professor for the online Master in Public Administration program, Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. He graduated in 1992 from Norwich University, the Military College of Vermont, with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering Technology and currently serves on the Board of Fellows. In 2008, Rob completed his Master’s degree in Public Administration from Marist College and is a member of the National Honor Society for Public Administration and Affairs, Pi Alpha Alpha.

Daniel S. BatesTechnical Lieutenant Daniel S. Bates has served the Division of New York State Police since September 1988. He was appointed to Technical Sergeant and assigned to Traffic Services at Division Headquarters in Albany in 1994 as the Accident Reconstruction Unit Supervisor. Over his 20+ years in the position, he has advanced the program beyond the Division’s expectations through standardization and grant funding initiatives, making it a basic fundamental specialized resource of the agency. In February 2013, he was appointed Technical Lieutenant and assigned as the Collision Reconstruction Unit – Program Manager. Since receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from the State University of New York in Potsdam in 1986, Lt. Bates has received over 2000 hours of training in the field of collision reconstruction. He has responded and assisted in 161 collision reconstruction investigations. Lt. Bates has qualified and testified as an expert witness in 15 reconstruction cases ranging from vehicular crimes prosecution to civil litigation against the State in the New York State Court of Claims. He has made over 100 presentations to various professional and civic organizations over his career. Lt. Bates currently serves on two Boards including Vice President of the New York Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (railroad safety) and Board of Director of the New York Statewide Traffic Accident Reconstruction Society, Inc. He holds NY State Police Master Instructor and certified presenter certifications and has been recognized by a variety of local, state, and national organizations.

Gerard M. BradyDetective Gerard M. Brady is a Senior Detective and Forensic Polygraphist at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department in Maine and serves as the Vice- President of the Maine Polygraph Association.
He currently investigates all complex felony investigations and was selected by management to conduct Internal Affairs investigations. Detective Brady serves as the polygraphist for area police departments conducting both criminal and pre-employment exams. He is a certified instructor and teaches principles of investigation and drug awareness and is a certified Hazmat Technician. He has served as Hate/Bias Investigator and has been a member of both the Tactical Entry Team and Hostage Negotiation Team. Detective Brady received the Presidential Citation Award by the Maine Sheriffs’ Association and was recognized by the Portland Press Herald Paper for high achievement in the area of Community Service. During his 33 year career in law enforcement, Detective Brady served as a drug agent with Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) where he was responsible for all covert drug operations on a State and Federal level. During that time he was involved in some of the largest heroin and crack cocaine seizures in the State of Maine’s history. He received two Outstanding Service Awards from MDEA and Commendations from the Maine U.S. Attorney’s Office for successful prosecution of Federal investigations. Detective Brady holds a degree in Law Enforcement Technology (National Honor Society) and has additional course work in the field of Psychology. He has received advanced training relating to all aspects of criminal investigation and polygraphy at various schools throughout the United States and Canada.

Mike D'AgostinoMike D’Agostino is DataDot Technology Ltd. National sales manager. Mike’s eight years’ knowledge in the Nano technology field focused principally in the Hydro Electric Utilities and Petro chemical industries. Mike has successfully developed an effective national program to combat copper, metal and equipment theft utilizing DataDots unique nano technology identification. Mike is continuously working to further develop leading-edge identification technologies that allow assets, and their component parts, to be uniquely marked and identified creating a unique asset-based DNA for products.

Peter J. KozelInvestigator Peter J. Kozel has been employed by the New York State Police since October 1990. He has 14 years’ experience as a uniformed Trooper and was promoted to Investigator in 2004. He has been assigned to the Computer Crime Unit, conducting field investigations and forensics since September 2006. He has received specialized training in computer crime investigations and computer forensics from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the National White Collar Crime Center, the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, EnCase and numerous vendor tool related training. In 2012 he moved from the Computer Crime Unit field investigations to the Computer Forensic Laboratory. Since that time, in addition to laboratory forensics, he has specialized in Mobile Device Forensics. He has received specialized training from Paraben, Cellebrite and the JTAG and chip off processes through Teel Technologies. Investigator Kozel has an Associate in Applied Science and a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice and additional courses in Computer Networking and Systems. He holds the additional position of Special Deputy United States Marshall to allow him to interact with the Federal Court System. Investigator Kozel has been involved in the investigation of hundreds of computer related offenses and the execution of over a hundred of search warrants resulting in arrests from Counterfeit Trademark Infringement to Identity Theft to child related offenses.

Joseph K. LoughlinJoseph K. Loughlin is a former Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Portland, Maine. He served as the interim Chief in 2008 and retired from service in Jan. 2010 after 30 years of police work. He has the historic distinction of achieving and serving in every single sworn rank within the Portland Police Department. He is one of the original founders of the police peer support team and employee assistance network. Joseph also served as the Commander of the Special Reaction Team and was a team member for over 20 years. He was a spokesperson for the department as the Detective Lieutenant in charge of the Criminal Investigation Division, which he considers a highlight of his career. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Command training in Quantico, Virginia. He holds a Master degree from University of Southern Maine and was acknowledged as distinguished Alumni. Joseph is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and has been highlighted an accomplished alumni and commencement speaker. Joseph is a published writer and author of Finding Amy a non -fiction account of the Amy St. Laurent homicide investigation in 2001. He has authored multiple editorials and magazine articles on the realities of police work. and has been passionate about educating society about the difficulties and demands of the profession. He has been dedicated to assisting and educating officers with the uniqueness of police stress and in developing positive coping skills. Joseph currently consults for 3SI International Security Systems and functions as a regional coordinator of police trainings and special projects. He is also an entrepreneur and created a new business purveying his own steak sauce. He currently splits his time between Portland, Maine and Amelia Island, Florida and continues to write and teach.

Gary J. MargolisDr. Gary J. Margolis is a highly-respected and sought after consultant, speaker, educator, and trainer, on a variety of K-12 and higher education safety and security issues including crises response and communications; security technology application; emergency response and recovery planning; and preventing sexual and gender violence on campuses. He is often called upon by the US Departments of Justice, Education and Homeland Security as a campus security expert and has testified before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. In 2013, Margolis Healy was selected by Attorney General Holder to establish and manage the National Center for Campus Public Safety, established by Congress in the Spring 2013.

Scott MillsScott Mills has been employed as a police officer for 23 years, and is currently assigned to be a Social Media Officer working in the Toronto Police Service Corporate Communications office. He volunteers as a social media adviser for community led Crime Stoppers programs in partnership with police and media nationally in Canada, in USA and internationally. Scott is a serving board member on the Spanish Speaking Education Network, Communities Advancing Valued Environments and the Ontario Gang Investigators Association. Scott started his career in 1990 with the Peel Regional Police and transferred to Toronto Police Service in 2002. He has experience in community policing, schools, homicide squad, Intelligence Unit, Street Crime Unit (gangs) and Crime Stoppers programs. Scott is currently working with community partners from the education and medical sectors to design a Real Time Crisis Centre, that envisions the use of relationships and technology strategies and social media to save lives, especially for people experiencing mental health and homelessness issues, and to reduce 911 calls and hospital emergency room visits. Scott’s passion is working with youth on the theme of graffiti art and community building and BMX bikes. He has been long involved with these initiatives, and celebrating them on social media for success and safety. He is also passionate about furthering investigations and prevention efforts for missing and murdered Native women.

Chuck NettleshipCharles “Chuck” F. Nettleship IV ’85, M’03 is senior business and market development professional with a diverse background in international and domestic Homeland Security, joint military operations and counterterrorism. His experience involves global capabilities integration providing affordable, integrated solutions and operational concepts to a broad international and domestic customer base including international governments, U.S. Army, Defense Intelligence Agency, NSA and Department of Homeland Security. He served as Senior Manager – Homeland Security, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems enabling cross-business collaboration for adjacent markets for domestic and international homeland security initiatives. Chuck served over 28 years as a commissioned officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, with over eight years on active duty. His last Army Reserve assignment was with US European Command – Joint Reserve Element as J9 Interagency Partnering Directorate Branch Chief. Previous military leadership assignments and deployments include: USEUCOM Department of Homeland Security Policy, Office of International Affairs Liaison Officer, ECJ3 Plans Division and Office of Defense Cooperation – Ankara, Turkey, Environmental Chief and Engineer Team Chief, 78th DIV Field Exercise Brigade providing engineer training and evaluation support to USAR and National Guard units in the Mid-Atlantic region. Chuck holds a Master’ in Business Administration from the Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS), BA in Political Science and AS in Criminal Justice from Norwich University and currently serves on the Norwich Board of Fellows supporting student and faculty experiential learning and outreach for the College of Liberal Arts and avid lacrosse enthusiast.

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