retired from the New Jersey State Police in 2012 after 25 years of service. While serving as the Director of the New Jersey Regional Operations and Intelligence Center, the State fusion center, he led a task force comprised of law enforcement professionals from federal, state, county and local agencies. He had oversight of a team who were responsible for delivering tactical and strategic intelligence products to all law enforcement and private sector organizations in the State, as well as timely situational awareness reports for all type of crimes, threats and hazards. Prior to leading the fusion center, he was the Executive Officer of the Office of Professional Standards (OPS) and was the Division Criminal Investigations Officer. In his role in OPS, Major Coyne (Ret.) directed internal investigations, inspections, and audit functions for the State Police. In his role as Criminal Investigations Officer for the Field Operations Section, Major Coyne (Ret.) oversaw the activities and investigations conducted by detectives from approximately thirty stations, and served as the primary liaison between the Field Operations Commander and Deputy Superintendent of Investigations.
Other notable assignments Major Coyne (Ret.) served in included being Commandant of the New Jersey State Police Academy for two years. While leading an academy staff comprised of more than 60 sworn and civilian staff, he was responsible for the oversight of all training development and the delivery of programs for the organization. In that capacity he was chosen as the Superintendent’s representative for critical matters of interest with the State Attorney General’s Office and the Police Training Commission (PTC). As Commandant, he directed the update, restructure and delivery of a new recruit-training curriculum. Incorporating best practices in law enforcement training, Major (Ret.) Coyne supervised the creation of the Recruit Capstone Experience, a revolutionary program that was designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the academy program through the integration of simulated, though operational patrol scenarios.
Mr. Coyne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from The College of New Jersey, and a Master’s degree in Education, and certificate in Human Resources Training and Development from Seton Hall University. As a New Jersey Police Training Commission certified instructor, Mr. Coyne has lectured to state, county and local law enforcement officers in training programs throughout the New Jersey. Additionally, Mr. Coyne is an adjunct professor for the Penn State Justice and Safety Institute, providing leadership and management training to police executives throughout the northeast. Recently, Mr. Coyne has developed and delivered training programs focused on ethics, intelligence liaison activities and intelligence-led decision making that are offered to public safety and private sector professionals throughout New Jersey.
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