Jack Donohue

Senior Fellow, Policing Initiatives

In his thirty-two year with the NYPD, Jack Donohue held every rank from cadet to chief, concluding his career as the Chief of Strategic Initiatives. As an executive, Jack led multidisciplinary teams to identify challenges and solutions to effectiveness and efficiency in policing, prosecutions, courts, school safety and intelligence. He has worked closely with industry and government to develop protective security technologies, promulgate information security and sharing policies and improve citizen-police interactions. As the principal policy advisor for the NYPD he directed academic studies, managed sensitive due diligence and complex investigations and implemented innovative approaches to public safety. He developed the first of its kind cyber intelligence center of excellence in a local police agency with a multimillion dollar federal grant. He wrote the first policy guide for police intelligence operations and was the innovator of the annual Cyber Intelligence and Counterterrorism conference hosted by the NYPD. His work with the Center on Policing focuses on law enforcement policy, data, governance and intelligence.


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