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Ryan Perlongo

Ryan Perlongo, 2022 NIJ LEADS Scholar
Chief of Evidence-Based Training and Innovation; 2022 NIJ LEADS Civilian
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services


Ryan Perlongo is the Chief of Evidence-Based Training and Innovation for the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) within the Office of Public Safety. He is responsible for the overall leadership of the section, which includes supervising the development of the unit’s training, technical assistance, research, and analytical products. This unit also manages interagency projects and provides direct assistance to the state’s flagship Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) Initiative. The GIVE Initiative aims to provide comprehensive guidance and support to law enforcement stakeholders, helping them effectively implement, measure, and sustain evidence-based strategies within their respective jurisdictions.

Before joining DCJS, Ryan Perlongo served fifteen years with police departments at the City and State Universities of New York, retiring as Assistant Chief of Police. Currently, Ryan holds National Certified Instructor and National Certification Program Evaluator designations from the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST).

Ryan holds a Master of Science in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership from the University of San Diego, is a current Ph.D. candidate at Keiser University’s Criminology and Criminal Justice program and was recently selected as a 2023 Policing Fellow by the National Policing Institute.

Date Created: August 22, 2022