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William LaRaia

William LaRaia, Instructor

 
M.S., Fairleigh-Dickinson University
B.S. City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
A.A.S., Bergen County Community College

 
Professor LaRaia earned an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree from Bergen County Community College. He received a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Master of Science (MS) Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Professor LaRaia joined the Englewood Cliffs Police Department in 1985 and attained the rank of Police Captain before recently retiring. He is a New Jersey state certified police instructor and had has taught at both the Bergen County Police Academy and the Paterson Police Academy.

 
He is now with the Office of Public Safety at Passaic County Community College where he is in charge of the technology used to protect the college and those who work and study here. He also serves as an adjunct professor at City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice as well as at St. Peter’s University and Centenary College.

 
Professor LaRaia has co-authored a book chapter (with PCCC Professor Michael Walker) entitled, “The Siege in Mumbai: A conventional terrorist attack aided by modern technology” published in A New Understanding of Terrorism: Case Studies, Trajectories and Lessons Learned, edited by M.R. Haberfeld and Agostino von Hassell and published by Springer+Science Media, New York, 2009.