A Captain with the Woodbridge Township Police Department. Prior to joining the Woodbridge Township Police Department in 1994, he served in the United States Air Force during Operation Desert Storm. He is a graduate of New Jersey City University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and he holds a Master’s degree from Seton Hall University.
Allen is currently the Division Commander of the Radio Patrol Division and a former Team Commander for the Special Operations Team. His duties include overseeing the daily operations of the Radio Patrol Division.
Allen has established himself as a versatile instructor. Early in his career he was primarily a Defensive Tactics Instructor who taught a variety of classes such as; Tactical Handcuffing, Weapon Retention, Ground Fighting, Edge Weapon Defense, Confronting Multiple Assailants, Monadnock Baton and MDTS Instructors Courses. His defensive tactics training eventually evolved into firearms training. He attended both Firearms Instructor School as well as Assault Rifle Instructor School.
However, Allen’s true passion and area of expertise is in the area of legal issues. Allen has been invited to academies throughout the state to teach Arrest, Search and Seizure, Use of Force, Vehicle Pursuit, Domestic Violence, Civil Liability in Law Enforcement and Critical Incident Management. He has also been hired by numerous law enforcement agencies to conduct in-service training on a variety of topics.
Allen is our primary instructor in the areas of Arrest, Search and Seizure, Title 2C, Title 2A, Court Rules and other legal issues. Allen possesses the ability to break down complex legal issues and present them in an easy to understand format that enables our students to perform well on their promotional exams.