Dr. Thomas Shea, Ph.D. holds degrees from Rutgers University, Seton Hall University and New Jersey City University. In 2015, he completed his doctoral dissertation in police executive leadership. He retired from the Long Branch Police Department in 2017, where he was assigned to the Patrol Division, Investigations Bureau, Street Crimes Unit, Training and Internal Affairs. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Centenary University. He is an active member of PERF, ACJS, NJCJE and PBA 600. Dr. Shea is also a Marine Corps veteran.