Stuart Greer is a Lieutenant with the Morristown (NJ) Police Department. His emergency services career began as an Emergency Medical Technician in the cities of Irvington and Newark before being selected for appointment as a Police Officer in 1998. During his time in uniform, he worked through every assignment in the Patrol Division including a foot post, bicycle patrol, traffic safety unit, and as a field-training officer. He was selected for assignment to the Criminal Investigations Unit in 2006 and worked as a general case Detective. Following his assignment to a Detective Squad, he was promoted and transferred to the Services Division. As a Sergeant, he was responsible for Police Records and OPRA, Property & Evidence, Firearms and Cellblock Management and was tasked to manage various projects including a complex transfer from a local to a regional public safety dispatch model.
In his current assignment, Lieutenant Greer serves as the Commanding Officer of the Criminal Investigations Unit with direct responsibility for managing all Detectives, the Anti-Crime Unit, and the Property & Evidence Unit. In addition, he serves as Public Information Officer, Training Coordinator, and as an Internal Affairs Supervisor.
Lieutenant Greer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies from the College of Saint Elizabeth (Morristown, NJ), a Master of Studies (MSt) in Applied Criminology and Police Management at the University of Cambridge (UK), and is currently working towards a Master of Public Administration at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. As part of his graduate research, he conducted an experimental trial to test the effectiveness of checklists in initial responses to burglary investigations. He is a New Jersey Police Training Commission certified instructor, teaching numerous in-service courses to both recruits and sworn officers, and has traveled around the U.S. teaching evidence-based approaches to reducing homicide and gun violence to Police Commanders.
In 2015, Lieutenant Greer joined with several other Police Foundation Fellows to launch the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, serving as a voice for change from within the policing community.
Lieutenant Greer is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum, Society for Evidence Based Policing (UK), American Society of Criminology and the Morris County Detectives Association. More importantly, he is a proud member of the Tartan Army and follows Scotland as they continue their way to world football domination (decidedly not based upon evidence).