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Ralph Gonzalez

Adjunct Professor Metropolitan College of New York Emergency and Disaster Management Program

Professor Ralph Gonzalez currently serves as part of the adjunct faculty at Metropolitan College of New York’s Emergency and Disaster Management Master’s Program and the Monroe College School of Criminal Justice. He has served as a guest speaker for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Sherman Kent Center School for Intelligence Analysis and the National Counterterrorism Center Partners in Counter Terrorism (PICT) course.

Professor Gonzalez is also a 16-year veteran of the New York City Police Department. Currently, he is assigned as a Detective to the Counterterrorism Bureau as a member of the CBRNE team. He is project lead on the Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems Initiative which focuses on threat research, on both the domestic and international side, legal issues, and mitigation tactics, techniques, and procedures.  He has extensive experience as a Law enforcement instructor teaching topics like Active shooter and explosive detection.

Professor Gonzalez received his Bachelors of Arts Degree from Binghamton University and Masters in Emergency and Disaster Management from Metropolitan College of New York. He has attended the Israeli Military Industries Academy for Advance Security and Anti-Terror Training (Ramat Hasharon, Israel) and holds numerous certifications from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) specific to terrorism, security, and emergency management.