Tom Joyce

Tom Joyce
Tom is a retired member of the NYPD in the rank of Lieutenant Commander of Detectives. He commanded the NYPD Cold Case Squad upon his retirement and additionally held many other roles within the detective and organized crime bureaus. Prior to working with Vigilant Solutions, Tom was the Director of Law Enforcement Market Planning for LexisNexis Government Services. Tom often lectures on various subject matters relating to Homicide Investigations and has published numerous articles on criminal investigations. Tom is currently a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association’s Advisory Board.
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Connect the Shots: Staying Vigilant in Times of Rising Gun Violence

Whether it’s Pew or Gallup, there are reports of anywhere from 270 to 310 million guns in the US....

NYPD 79th Detective Squad’s Response on September 11, 2001: Get it Done

How the men and women of the 79th Detective Squad in Brooklyn responded on 9/11/2001 when the day went...

Never Say Never

A call for vigilance for law enforcement everywhere. Recently, a mainstream media outlet reported that a small town in Pennsylvania...

Homicide Investigators in Pursuit of the Truth

Is your investigative arsenal incomplete? What is LPR? Or is it ALPR? Or is it ANPR? I know what it...

Support for Law Enforcement Takes Focus with New White House Administration

As I scanned my news feed this morning, I came across an article in LifeZette by T. B. Lefever...

As Line of Duty Deaths Rise, Keep Your Head on a Swivel

The calendar year 2016 was a good year for me personally. It was a great year for the company...

We Know Why You Wear the Badge

For community, country and family. Overwhelmingly, officers told us those were the top three reasons why they wear the...

Three Reasons to Evolve Your Crime Investigation Tools

As a Maryland State Trooper, I spent nearly four and a half years at Maryland’s Fusion Center. Here, I...

Evidence Shows: License Plate Recognition a “Must-Have” in the Fight Against Terror

I heard some talking head on a major news network speak this week about the new normal in the...

Excellence Is a Habit: Making the Case for Continual LPR Training

Failure to train and retrain? You may be losing more than money; lives may be lost. “We are what we...

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