retired as captain from the New Jersey State Police after 27 years of service. His last assignment was as Bureau Chief of the Violent Crimes Bureau. Being an advocate of cooperation and communication, he developed many projects, directives and procedures which facilitated communication and sharing of information between all law enforcement agencies in NJ.
During his tenure as the commander of the Violent Crimes Bureau he managed the Major Crimes Unit, Missing Persons and Child Exploitation Unit, Auto Unit, Fugitive Unit and the Polygraph Unit as well as NJ’s Violent Crimes Apprehension Program (ViCAP), NJ’s Missing Persons Clearinghouse, NJ’s Amber Alert System and the Division’s Crisis Negotiation Teams.
Mark worked directly with the NJ Attorney General’s Office to create many of the directives that have placed NJ’s law enforcement agencies at the forefront of new policing technology and methods. This includes but is not limited to the VICAP directive which fosters and coordinates participation by all NJ law enforcement in the comprehensive national violent crime data base operated by the FBI and the NJ Child Abduction Response Teams directive (CART) which implemented the standardized investigative response of NJ law enforcement to a report of a missing or abducted child.
Throughout his career Mark has conducted and supervised many investigations and projects including all of the New Jersey State Police’s CALEA accreditation efforts that were related to investigative standards.
Mark is a graduate of Stockton University of New Jersey and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. He has attended numerous leadership and management courses including Executive Leadership hosted by Princeton University.
To contact Mark Dietrich, please call our office at (732) 279-6657.