Podcaster / Consultant
Ray Guidetti retired as the Deputy Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police in 2018 at the rank of Lt. Colonel after twenty-five years of service. His last assignment with the NJSP, he led the Investigations Branch which consisted of in excess of 600 detectives, analysts, technicians, and scientists assigned to a myriad of different units and mission areas with an annual budget of approximately seventy-five million dollars.
Ray has always been a strong advocate of strategic planning, intelligence, and information-sharing, and has participated on several task forces. While assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force following the attacks on September 11, 2001, he was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice to play a critical role in the prosecution of the 9/11 conspirator Zacharias Moussaoui, known as the PENTTBOMB investigation. For his efforts, he was awarded the 2006, U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering National Security, and the 2006 NJSP Trooper of the Year Award.
Following his career with the State Police, Ray was hired by the Bergen County, New Jersey County Executive to establish a resilience program within the County government. Additionally, he supported violent crime and counter terrorism initiatives with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the FBI. Ray writes and lectures on various subject matters related to violent crime, intelligence, and counter terrorism.
Ray earned a Master of Arts degree in security studies (Homeland Defense and Security) from the Naval Postgraduate School in 2006, a Master of Arts degree in education from Seton Hall University in 1998, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Montclair State University in 1989. He is a member of the International Chiefs of Police Committee on Terrorism, and a former member of the National Crime Gun Intelligence Governing Board.