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Police 1 featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher's op-ed "Why agencies should take advantage of Guardian's National Applicant Information Center"

04/20/2021

Police 1 featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher's op-ed "Why agencies should take advantage of Guardian's National Applicant Information Center"

An op-ed written by Dr. Darrin Porcher. Dr. Darrin Porcher retired from the New York City Police Department as a lieutenant after 20 years of service. He is a criminal justice expert witness and consultant. He earned his doctoral degree from Fordham University, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Management from St. Joseph's College and a Masters of Public Administration from Marist College. He also served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve. Dr. Porcher also teaches criminal justice at Pace University and frequently appears on national television as an expert contributor to criminal justice discussions on Fox, CourtTV and other media outlets.

Imagine you're a background investigator and you're reviewing the personal history questionnaire (PHQ) of a new applicant. Little do you know, this same applicant submitted their information to an agency right next door a month ago. And, they were not eligible for hire due to disqualifying information contained in their PHQ. 

Now imagine that the applicant removed the disqualifying information prior to submitting their PHQ to you. How would you know? 

In most instances, you wouldn't, but it doesn't have to be this way anymore.

Protecting the integrity of law enforcement

Historically, in most instances, the only way background investigators knew that an applicant had applied at another agency was if the applicant disclosed it to them. Although such disclosure is required by many agencies, it's dependent on the honor and integrity of the applicant to disclose it. If an applicant is willing to falsify information on their PHQ to get hired, then are they really likely to be honest about whether they've applied elsewhere?  

It has been this way for decades, and it is part of the reason that bad apples find their way into law enforcement, despite the diligence of the best investigators in the profession. Living with the risk that one of these applicants will eventually do something that harms the community they serve reflects poorly on the profession and is unacceptable. 

Read the full Police 1 article.

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Fox Business featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher in "Former NYPD lieutenant on Colorado shooter: Lone wolf attacks ‘worry us the most’"

03/25/2021

Fox Business featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher in "Former NYPD lieutenant on Colorado shooter: Lone wolf attacks ‘worry us the most’"

Former NYPD Lieutenant Darrin Porcher provides insight into the mass shooting in Boulder, the attack suspect and gun laws.

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Cheddar featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher in "Unprecedented 25K National Guard Troops Guard Biden Inauguration"

01/22/2021

Cheddar featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher in "Unprecedented 25K National Guard Troops Guard Biden Inauguration"

We speak to former NYPD Lieutenant Darrin Porcher about the overwhelming security presence on Capitol Hill protecting the newly sworn-in President and Vice President. Darrin also draws on his experience as a professor of criminal justice at Pace University to explain what the future of the justice system may look like under a Biden administration.  

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CBS New York featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher in "NYPD Adopts New Guidelines For Disciplining Officer Misconduct; Mayor De Blasio Says It’s A ‘Game Changer’"

01/22/2021

CBS New York featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher in "NYPD Adopts New Guidelines For Disciplining Officer Misconduct; Mayor De Blasio Says It’s A ‘Game Changer’"

Mayor Bill de Blasio calls it a big step forward for transparency in policing. The NYPD has adopted new guidelines for disciplining officer misconduct, CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge reported Thursday. However, there still may be exceptions to the Matrix, said Darrin Porcher, a former NYPD lieutenant and current criminal justice professor at Pace University. “The recent Matrix introduced is not overall binding. When I say not overall binding, it’s going to be gauged on a case-by-case basis. Some instances may not appear to have an egregious act that was committed,” Porcher said.

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CBS New York featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher in "NYPD Commissioner Stands Behind Officers After Police Clash With Protesters At MLK Day March"

01/20/2021

CBS New York featured Dyson Professor Darrin Porcher in "NYPD Commissioner Stands Behind Officers After Police Clash With Protesters At MLK Day March"

Dozens of protesters were arrested during a violent confrontation with police on Monday in Lower Manhattan. What started as a peaceful march in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. turned into a tense standoff by City Hall. Darrin Porcher, a former NYPD lieutenant and current criminal justice professor at Pace University, weighed in. “Whenever we have these demonstrations that occur without a permit and they block pedestrian traffic and major thoroughfares, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, we need to remove those individuals as quick as possible,” Porcher said.

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