Street Cop Training

"Ivory Tower"

1 Day Seminar

Instructed by Captain Tommy Rizzo

Newtown Township Police Department

100 Municipal Drive Newtown, PA 18940

September 30, 2019 9a-4p

$149.00 per student


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Ivory Tower 1 Day seminar will include the following topics:

Types of Leadership, Self Awareness, Performance Management, Roles of the Leader

Thomas Rizzo began his law enforcement career in December of 2001, as a Patrolman with the Middlesex Borough Police Department (NJ). In 2004, Rizzo was hired by the Howell Township Police Department (NJ), where he is currently employed as a Captain (Investigations Division Commander).

Rizzo has received several awards/recognition, pertaining to 200-Club Scholarship, Anthony Lordi Award, Meritorious Service, Life-Saver, Unit Citations, Narcotics Enforcement (both individual/unit), in addition to numerous invitations to guest lecture on various topics to both sworn/civilian organizations and schools. Rizzo formulated Howell Township Police Department’s first Criminal Suppression Unit, where he has participated in a variety of search warrant executions, intra/inter-agency collaborations, and take-downs of distributors.

Rizzo received a B.S. from the University of Central Florida (Criminal Justice) and an M.A. from Seton Hall University in Human Resource Training & Development. Rizzo graduated the NJSACOP Command & Leadership Academy in 2009 and was invited to return as an Instructor of Group Leadership Theories. Rizzo has been both a Police Academy and Department Instructor on various topics, however has mainly focused on Leadership Theories, Narcotics Interdiction, Case Law Application, and Search/Seizure.

Rizzo has been an Adjunct Professor with New Jersey City University (Schools of Management, Criminal Justice, and Professional Securities Studies), since 2012, while also teaching for Rutgers School of Public Affairs & Administration (2018) and Fairleigh Dickinson University (2019).
Rizzo has also guest lectured at the annual conference for MALEEDS (Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar), held at Princeton University for the past three years.

Rizzo takes great pride in the constant pursuit of leading by example, while consistently being a student of human behavior. Rizzo has attended countless seminars while compiling a myriad of leadership disciplines to put forth as an attempt to provide insight to a student audience comprised of diverse backgrounds for the ultimate outcome.