Police Director Jerry Speziale

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.