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James Knoblach

Portrait of James Knoblach, 2021 NIJ LEADS Scholar
Lieutenant; 2021 NIJ LEADS Scholar
Suffolk County Police Department

Suffolk County, NY

Lieutenant James Knoblach has served with the Suffolk County Police Department since 2010 and is currently assigned to the Second Precinct Crime Section as the Commanding Officer. In this role, he oversees three investigative units, an Anti-Crime/Gang unit and two Community Support unit teams. In addition to conducting the vast array of investigations, a focus area of this Section is addressing quality of life concerns for the community and Precinct. His previous assignment was in the Office of the Police Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives Bureau. In this prior role, he managed Department-wide initiatives by evaluating policies, programs, and resources to enhance police services provided to the County. Previously, he was also the Commanding officer and founder of the newly formed Behavioral Health Section. His broad law enforcement experiences include tenure in the Office of the Chief of Patrol, as a patrol supervisor, and as a police officer having served both in patrol and in several specialty commands. He has a proven record in utilizing data systems to enhance operational effectiveness. Lieutenant Knoblach has incubated data-focused initiatives in a variety of law enforcement areas. He holds a B.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Information Systems Security, both from James Madison University. He is looking forward to working with fellow LEADS scholars to research and improve the use of police data to enhance policing strategies.

Date Created: July 28, 2021