Police Director Jerry Speziale is a Public Safety Director of the Paterson Police Department and the Paterson Fire Department in Paterson, New Jersey.
Director Speziale has a very long career in law enforcement, spanning 40 years.
- Speziale joined the New York City Police Department in 1983.
- In 1986, he was shot during a shootout with a robber who had taken hostages.
- Speziale later worked as a detective on the narcotics squad.
- During the 1990s, he worked as an undercover agent for the DEA and was a member of the DEA’s “Group 93,” which was tasked with fighting Colombian Drug Cartels.
- In 1997 he started working with Bergen County Sheriff’s Department
- In 2000, he served as the Chief of Police for New Hope, Pennsylvania,
- In 2001 he ran for Sheriff of Passaic County.
Speziale has appeared in several TV shows and movies, including COPS and On Patrol: Live. He played a police captain and served as a “police consultant” for the 2010 film Brooklyn’s Finest.