Anthony J. Raganella

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Anthony J. Raganella is a retired 25-year decorated New York City Police Department Deputy Inspector. Currently, he is the founder and CEO of NY Blue Line Consulting Group, which provides law enforcement training and consulting services in the US. Additionally, he has been at the forefront of advocating for and developing national standards for personal protective equipment, tactics, and training relating to US public order policing. While at the NYPD, Anthony spent 8 years as the Commanding Officer of the Disorder Control Unit, a citywide department unit responsible for planning, assessing and ensuring the Department’s training and readiness in crowd management and disorder control operations for civil unrest, as well as major events, emergencies, and protests. As Commander of that unit, Anthony regularly developed policy, as well as evaluated and implemented training, equipment and best practices related to crowd management and control. He is considered a subject matter expert on matters related to protests and civil unrest and regularly trains, consults, and testifies on such matters. Anthony has completed his Master Degree in Public Administration, summa cum laude, from Marist College; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Science, summa cum laude, from New York Institute of Technology; an Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, summa cum laude, from Nassau Community College, as well as being a graduate of the 24th Session of Columbia University’s Police Management Institute, and the 223rd Session of the FBI National Academy. Additionally, Anthony is the author of several published peer-reviewed journal articles and textbook chapter supplements in the field of criminal justice.

Chapters in Anthology:
Protection of Citizens’ Rights, Public Safety & Police Legitimacy – The Legal Equilibrium for Public Order
Public Order Standards – Moving the Public Trust Needle Forward