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Christopher W. Oritz, Ph.D.

Professional Staff Associate
E-mail: cortiz03@nyit.edu

 

Education

April 2006: Ph.D., Criminal Justice Policy Analysis. City University of New York Graduate Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY. Dissertation Title: Institutional reform litigation in policing: An analysis of police pattern and practice litigation.

February 2005: M.Ph., Criminal Justice. City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, N.Y.

January 2001: M.S., Criminal Justice. Long Island University, C.W. Post, Brookville, N.Y. Thesis Title: Combating domestic violence: A cooperative community effort.

January 1997: B.A., Criminology (Magna cum laude). City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Minor: Sociology.

 

Professional Education

October 2006: Nassau County Police Supervisor's Academy, East Meadow, N.Y., New York State Course in Supervision and Management

June 1998: Nassau County Police Academy, East Meadow, N.Y., New York State Certified Police Officer/Emergency Medical Technician

October 1997: New York City Police Academy, New York, N.Y., New York City Certified Police Officer

Fellowships

2007: Summer Workshop on Teaching/Researching Terrorism Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, University of Oklahoma

2001: Law Enforcement Fellow Police Foundation, Washington, D.C.

 

Employment

  • April 2006-present: Sergeant, City of Glen Cove Police Department, Glen Cove, N.Y. Responsibilities include patrol supervisory duties for the second platoon including employee evaluations, personnel assignments, and report auditing. Additional duties include grant writing/administration and Field Training Program Coordination.
  • October 1997-2006: Police Officer, City of Glen Cove Police Department, Glen Cove, N.Y. Responsibilities include basic police patrol work, research and planning, recruit supervision, Field Training Coordination, and training.
  • April 2005-2007: Senior Research Associate, Vera Institute of Justice, New York, N.Y. Senior member of the Center on Policing and Center on Immigration and Justice. Duties included all aspects of grant writing and project management including supervisory tasks and budgeting responsibilities.
  • August 2004-2005: Policing Specialist, Police Assessment Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA. Police related research and policy analysis. Responsibilities included grant writing, policy analysis, and police Standard Operating Procedure analysis.
  • March 2001-2006: Research Associate, Vera Institute of Justice, New York, N.Y. Police related research: Responsibilities included grant writing, report writing development and analysis of survey instruments, conducting focus groups of both officers and citizens, police Standard Operating Procedure analysis, police management specialist, use of force analysis, early warning system evaluation, and complaint investigation policy and process analysis.
  • August 2000-present: Research Fellow and Consultant, Police Foundation, Washington, D.C. Police related research: Responsibilities include report writing, development and analysis of survey instruments, conducting focus groups of both officers and citizens, police Standard Operating Procedure analysis, police management specialist, use of force analysis, early warning system evaluation, Records Management System evaluation, and complaint investigation policy and process analysis.
  • September 2006-present: Deputy Director and Assistant Professor, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, N.Y. Undergraduate professor, Dept. of Behavioral and Life Sciences. Deputy Director of the Center for Security and Disaster Response.
  • September 2005-2006: Adjunct Professor, Utica College, Utica, N.Y. Undergraduate professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice.
  • January 2004-2005: Adjunct Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y. Undergraduate adjunct professor, Dept. of Sociology.
  • January 2003-2005: Adjunct Professor, Malloy College, Rockville Center, N.Y. Undergraduate adjunct professor and lecturer, Dept. of Criminal Justice.
  • February 1997-October 1997: Police Officer, New York City Police Department, New York, N.Y. Police patrol officer.

Board Positions

La Fuerza Unida, Board of Directors 2008-2010. La Fuerza Unida is a non-profit group that serves the newly immigrated Hispanic population on Long Island, New York. La Fuerza Unida is a subsidiary of The National Council of La Raza.

 

Courses Taught

  • New York Institute of Technology: Urban Society, Criminology, Correctional Administration, Police Psychology, Police Patrol Function, Juvenile Delinquency, Immigration and Criminal Justice.
  • Utica College: Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Research Methods.
  • Molloy College: Probation and Parole, Theories of Corrections, Victimology.
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Police Management, Research Methods, Criminology.

Publications And Reports

Papers

  • Ortiz, C. (In-press). Homeland Security Policing: The Significance of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Program. Police Quarterly.
  • Rigakos, G., Davis, R., Ortiz, C., Blunt, A., and Broz, J. (2008). Soft targets: A national survey of the preparedness of large retail malls to respond to terrorist attack after 9/11. Security Journal.
  • Ortiz, C. and Rodriguez, O. (2008). Investigations involving Limited English Proficient Populations: Lessons from a case study. Law Enforcement Executive Forum, 8(1), 109-118.
  • Ortiz, C., Hendricks, N., Sugie, N. (2007). Policing terrorism: The police response tohomeland security concerns. Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society,20(2), 91-109.
  • Henderson, N., Ortiz, C., and Sugie, N. (2007). Beyond the numbers: Hate crime and cultural trauma within Arab American immigrant communities. International Review of Victimology, 14(1), 95-114.
  • Rodriguez, O., Ortiz, C., and Henderson, N. (2006). Immigration, Gangs, and Policing. Law Enforcement Executive Forum. 6(2), 1-16.
  • Miller, J., Davis, R., Henderson, N., and Ortiz, C. (2005). Public attitudes toward the police: The role of vicarious experiences. Police Quarterly, 8(3), 394-401.
  • Davis, R., Ortiz, C., Gilinskiy, Y., Ylesseva, I., and Briller, V. (2004). A cross-national comparison of citizen perceptions of the police in New York City and St. Petersburg, Russia. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 27(1), 22-36.
  • Davis,R., Ortiz, C., Dadush, S., Irish, J., Alvarado, A., and Davis, D. (2003). The public accountability of private police: Lessons learned from New York, Johannesburg, and Mexico City. Policing and Society, 13(2), 197-210.

Book Chapters

  • Ortiz, C. (In-press). William Bratton. In J. Baumgarten (Ed.), Icons of Crime Fighting.
  • Greenwood Press.
  • Ortiz, C., Hendricks, N., Sugie, N. (In-press). Policing terrorism: The police response to homeland security concerns. Special edition book.
  • Ortiz, C. (2006). The complete preparation guide: Police sergeant exam (2nd Ed.) New York: The Learning Express Press.
  • Ortiz, C. (2005). Consent decree. In L. Sullivan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of State and Local Law Enforcement. Sage.
  • Ortiz, C. & Amedola, K. (2005). Early warning system. In L. Sullivan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of State and Local Law Enforcement. Sage.
  • Davis, R.C., Ortiz, C.W., Henderson, N.J., and Miller, J. (2003). Turning Necessity into Virtue: Pittsburgh's Experience with a Federal Consent Decree. In J. Greene, M. Hickman, & A. Piquero (Eds.), Police Integrity and Ethics. Wadsworth.

Presentations

  • Ortiz, C. (2007). The impact of 9/11 on Arab American immigrant communities, Hunter College, New York, N.Y.
  • Ortiz, C. (2006). The impact of language barriers on police-immigrant community relations, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Ortiz, C. (2006). The ability of institutional reform litigation to address biased-based policing. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Ortiz, C. (2005). Issues in the Assessment of Police Climate and Culture. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  • Henderson, N. and Ortiz, C. (2005). Beyond the numbers: Hate crime in the Arab American
  • Community post 9/11. American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada.
  • Ortiz, C. (2005). Youth safety in New York City. Presented at: "Hustlin for change: Using Developmental assets to better our communities" Town Hall Meeting. New York, N.Y.
  • Ortiz, C. (2005). The ability of retail malls to respond to terror attack: Results from a Department of Homeland Security Survey. American Society of Industrial Security International Annual Meeting: Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Ross, T. and Ortiz, C. (2004). Overcoming the methodological challenges in research on
  • new immigrant communities. National Institute of Justice Research and Evaluation Conference: Challenges of Evaluation Research. Washington, D.C.
  • Ortiz, C. and Henderson, N. (2004). Methodological difficulties in the study of Arab
  • American/police community relations. National Institute of Justice Terrorism Grantee Workshop: Social Science Research on Causes, Prevention, and Response. Washington, D.C.
  • Ortiz, C. (2004). Federal redress for victims of police abuse in the United States. International Victims of Crime Conference, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • Ortiz, C. (2003). Police reform through governmental intervention. Paper presented at the International Society for Criminology's Thirteenth World Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Ortiz, C. (2002). Early warning systems: The performance and accountability link. The
  • Performance Institute's Training Series on Performance Measurement and Accountability for Law Enforcement Agencies, Alexandria, Va.
  • Ortiz, C. (2002). The effects of a Federal Consent Decree upon the operational environment of a police department: The Pittsburgh experience. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences National Conference (2002), Anaheim, Calif.
  • Davis, R. and Ortiz, C. (2002). Innovation born of monitoring: Moving beyond early warning systems, the Compstar process. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences National Conference (2002), Anaheim, Calif.

Reports

  • Davis, R., Ortiz, C., Rowe, R., Broz, J.,Rigakos, G., and Collins P., (2007). An assessment of the preparedness of large retail malls to prevent and respond to terror attack. Washington, DC: Police Foundation.
  • Davis, R., Henderson, N., Ortiz, C., Mandelston, J., and Miller, J. (2006). Federal intervention in Local Policing: Pittsburgh's experience with a consent decree. Washington, DC: Office Of Community Oriented Policing Services.
  • Henderson, N., Ortiz, C., and Sugie, N. (2006). Engagement in a time of uncertainty: Relations Between law enforcement and Arab American communities after September 11, 2001.
  • New York: Vera Institute of Justice.
  • Davis, R., Ortiz, C., and Henderson, N. (2004). Can consent decrees lead to lasting reform? New York: Vera Institute of Justice.
  • Davis, R., Ortiz, C., Henderson, N., and Miller, J. (2002). Turning necessity into virtue: Pittsburgh's experience with a Federal Consent Decree. New York: Vera Institute of Justice.
  • Miller, J., Davis, R., Henderson, N., Markovic, J., Ortiz, C. (2002). Public opinions of the Police: The influence of friends, family, and news media. New York: Vera Institute of Justice.
  • Amendola, K., Williams, H., Hamilton, E, and Ortiz, C. (2001) Report to the Task Force On Police Accountability. Washington, DC: Police Foundation.

 

Projects And Grant Awards

Grant Manager

  • "COPS Technology Grant", COPS, Washington, DC, 2008. $177,000
  • "National Night Out Against Crime, 2008", New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Albany, NY. $24,000
  • "Glen Cove Police Department's Violent Crime Initiative", Bureau of Justice Assistance, Washington, DC. 2008. $125,000
  • "Nassau County Operation Impact 4", New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Albany, NY. 2006, 2007, 2008. $33,000
  • "Buckle up New York initiative", New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Board, Albany, NY. October 2006, 2007, 2008. $18,000
  • "Police Training Initiative", New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Albany, NY. 2007. $3,000
  • "New York State Byrne Grant for gang interdiction", New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Albany, NY. 2007. $20,000
  • "Strategic Traffic Enforcement Program", New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Board, Albany, NY. October 2005-2006. $16,000
  • "Buckle up New York initiative", New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Board, Albany, NY. October 2005-2006. $20,000
  • "Commercial Vehicle Safety Grant", New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Albany, NY. 2006. $25,000
  • "Nassau County Operation Impact 3", New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Albany, NY. 2006. $69,000
  • "New York State Byrne Grant for narcotics enforcement", New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Albany, NY. 2006. $13,000
  • "New York State Byrne Grant for gang interdiction", New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Albany, NY. 2006. $30,000
  • "Police Training Initiative", New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Albany, NY. 2006. $3,000

Co-Principle Investigator

  • "An assessment of public perceptions of the Pasadena, California Police Department", Haynes Foundation. Los Angeles, CA. January 2006-present. $95,000
  • "Improving the cooperation between the police and Arab-American Communities", National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC. September 2003-2005. $250,000
  • "Counterterrorism security in shopping malls: A national study", National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC. September 2003-2005. $250,000

Research Associate/Consultant

  • "Dallas Police Department Executive Development Project", RAND Corporation, Washington, D.C. 2006-present.
  • "The Impact of Shift Work on Police Performance and Health", Police Foundation, Washington, DC. 2006-present.
  • "Technical Assistance for Training for Law Enforcement and Immigrant Communities", COPS, Washington, D.C. 2006.
  • "Portland Police Department Officer Involved Shootings", Police Assessment Resource Center, Los Angeles, Calif. August 2004-2005.
  • "The impact of 9/11 on policing", International Association of Chiefs of Police, Washington, D.C. September 2004.
  • "Record management systems for community policing", COPS, Washington, D.C. January 2004
  • "What happens after the monitor leaves?: Pittsburgh's experience with a Federal Consent Decree", COPS, Washington, D.C. February 2003-January 2004
  • "Detroit Police Department operational review", COPS, Washington, D.C. January 2003-October 2004.
  • Homicides in Brooklyn: Utilizing rapid assessment methodology to inform policing. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, N.Y., May 2003-July 2003.
  • "Report to the Commission of the New Immigrant Outreach Unit." New York City Police Department, New York, N.Y., June 2002-August 2002.
  • "Turning necessity into virtue: Pittsburgh's experience with a Federal Consent Decree.", COPS, Washington, D.C. January 2002-December 2003.
  • "Metro D.C. Biased-policing project", Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, June 2002-January 2003.
  • "New York City Police Department Neighborhood Satisfaction Survey", New York City Police Department, March 2001-September2003.
  • "Task Force on Police Accountability", Prince George's County, Maryland Police Department, August 2000-February 2001.

 

Academic Service

Reviewer, Police Quarterly

 

Professional Memberships

  • International Association for Qualitative Research
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Society of Police Futurists
  • Lambda Alpha Epsilon, American Criminal Justice Association
  • Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society

Honors

  • Nassau County Municipal Chiefs of Police Association Meritorious Duty Award (2006)
  • VFW Officer of the Year, Nassau County (2001)
  • National Fellow, Police Foundation (2000)
  • Mayor's Commendation (2000)
  • Member Alpha Phi Sigma, Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Exceptional Police Duty Award, eighteen time recipient
  • Graduation Honors, New York City Police Academy
  • Magna Cum Laude Honors, John Jay (1997)
  • Who's Who, Minority College Graduates (1997)
  • National Dean's List (1997)
  • Member, Nu Gamma Sigma, Criminal Justice Honor Society (1995)
  • National Hispanic Scholarship (1992)

Training/Research Settings

  • Allentown (Pa.) Police Department
  • Anaheim (Calif.) Police Department
  • Arlington County (Va.) Police Department
  • Arlington (Texas) Police Department
  • Bailey's Crossroads (Va.) Police Department
  • Cleveland (Ohio) Police Department
  • Dallas (Texas) Police Department
  • Dearborn (Mich.) Police Department
  • Detroit (Mich.) Police Department
  • Houston (Texas) Police Department
  • Las Vegas (Nev.) Metro Police Department
  • Nashville-Davidson (Tenn.) Police Department
  • New York City (N.Y.) Police Department
  • Pasadena (Calif.) Police Department
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) Bureau of Police
  • Portland (Ore.) Police Department
  • Prince George's County (Md.) Police Department
  • San Diego (Calif.) Police Department
  • San Francisco (Calif.) Police Department
  • Sterling Heights (Mich.) Police Department
  • Steubenville (Ohio) Police Department
  • Washington (D.C.) Metro Police Department
  • Warren (Mich) Police Department
  • Yonkers (N.Y.) Police Department
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