Chief Jane Perlov (Ret.)

Jane Perlov has an extensive background in risk management and a distinguished career in law enforcement, public safety and corporate security. She served more than 25 years in law enforcement, starting in 1981 as a police officer in the New York City Police Department. She rose through the ranks, ultimately commanding the revitalization efforts in Times Square, the 20th and 30th Precincts in Manhattan and serving as Chief of Detectives for the Borough of Queens. In late 1998, while in that position she was invited by Governor Cellucci of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to join his Cabinet as Secretary of Public Safety. There, she managed policy and fiscal oversight for 21 agencies, boards and commissions, such as the State Police and the Department of Corrections.

In 2001, Jane was sworn in as Chief of Police for the capital city of Raleigh, North Carolina. Under her leadership, the Department initiated a decentralized district policing model that fostered strong bonds between police officers and the neighborhoods they served and placed both opportunity and accountability in the hands of district commanders. During her tenure in Raleigh, Jane was appointed to the first Homeland Security First Responder Advisory Board to the Secretary of Homeland Security.

From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Perlov served as Senior Vice President for Physical Security and ultimately Global Corporate Security Director at Bank of America. She was responsible for developing and implementing strategies and programs that provided a safe and secure environment for employees, customers and assets worldwide.

Ms. Perlov is a graduate of Columbia University’s Police Management Institute; Harvard University’s Senior Management Institute for Police; the FBI’s Domestic Security Executive Academy; and a Cum Laude graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Ms. Perlov is currently a member of the NYPD Federal Court Monitor Team tasked with developing, implementing and auditing compliance of the court ordered reforms of the NYPD’s Stop, Question and Frisk practices, which were found to be in violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S.Constitution. Born and raised in NYC, Ms. Perlov is an independent consultant residing in Asheville, North Carolina.

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