Mitchell C. Sklar was appointed Executive Director of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police [NJSACOP] in April 1999. As the Chief Executive Officer of the Association, he is responsible for overall administration, professional services, education and professional development, government and public affairs, publications, budgeting, and staff management of one of the largest police executive organizations in the United States. As Executive Director, he is charged with the implementation of the strategic goals and objectives of the organization, assists the elected Board in fulfilling its governance function, and provides direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.
Mr. Sklar serves as the primary Facilitator for the NJSACOP Police Executive Institute, the NJSACOP Senior Leaders Seminar, the NJSACOP Advanced Policing Practices course, as well as the annual New Police Chiefs course.
Prior to joining the NJSACOP, Mr. Sklar served as legislative advisor for Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Judiciary and related issues for a United States Senator in Washington, DC. He also served as Director of Government Relations for the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, an Assistant Municipal Court Prosecutor, and as a Judicial Law Clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey.
Mr. Sklar received his Juris Doctor degree from the Rutgers University School of Law, a Master of Administrative Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics & Government from the University of Hartford. He has completed the Police Legal Advisors Training Program at the United States Federal Law Enforcement Training Center [FLETC] in Glynco, GA, and the Senior Leadership Programme at the UK College of Policing.
Mr. Sklar is an Adjunct Professor with the Monmouth University Department of Criminal Justice Graduate Program and is a member of the Legal Officers Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He has completed the Nonprofit Management Program at The College of New Jersey and has attained the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives.