Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Golod

   I began my law enforcement career in 1989 as a Security Guard for Pascack Valley Hospital in New Jersey. As a Security Guard, I was the daytime supervisor and in charge of fire safety and security training for the staff.
   In 1991, I started my Bachelors Degree for Criminal Justice in St. Thomas Aquinas College. I graduated in 1995 and began my Masters Degree in Criminal Justice at New Jersey City University.
   In 1995 I was hired for the Garden State Plaza Police Department in
New Jersey as a Patrolmen where I served until 1998. The three years I spent with the department taught me valuable lessons on search & seizure and patrol. 
   In 1998, I was hired as a Police Officer for the New York City Police Department. In the seven years I was with the department, I was assigned to Housing PSA #6 in Harlem, Housing Borough Manhattan Headquarters, Police Instructor, and the 94 Pct. in Brooklyn.
   I responded to the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001 before the buildings collapsed. I spent the following year at the site and two more at the Staten Island Landfill processing the crime scene.  
   While in the NYCPD, I became involved with various fraternal organizations. I joined the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) in 1998 and currently still remain an active member. I joined the Pulaski Association for the NYCPD in 1998 and became it’s Vice-President in 2001. This led to many special dignitary assignments for the Police department because of my ability to speak Polish.
   My interest in Homeland Security and teaching began in June 2002 when I was assigned to the New York City Police Academy, Recruit School,as a Police Instructor (6/2002 to 6/2004). During this time, I taught three recruit classes and a Sergeants class. I worked with the Counter-Terrorism Unit in the Police Academy in creating lessons and Power Point presentations, which I taught to the recruits.
   In 2006, I graduated with a Masters of Science in Adolescent Education (Social Studies), in Dowling College. During this time, I taught in Longwood Middle/High School, where I taught Criminal Justice. I am a New York State Certified Social Studies teacher for grades 7-12.
   In 2007, I was hired by Nassau BOCES to run the Police Science and Criminal Justice program for the Joseph M. Barry Career & Technical Education Center. I also work for the Nassau BOCES Adult Education Department as Director and Security Guard Instructor. I certify adult students in the eight and sixteen hour Division of Criminal Justice Services Security Guard Course.
   In 2012, I became an adjunct professor in Farmingdale State College teaching two Criminal Justice classes. Through the American Heart Association, I became an Instructor. I certify students and staff in Nassau BOCES in CPR (infant, child, adult), First Aid, and AED. This same year, I was elected as Regional Vice President for the Criminal Justice Studies Technical Education Career Instructors (CJS/TECI). This is an organization of Law Enforcement educators who teach Criminal Justice in New York.
   Now, I look forward to working with you.