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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


51 Fulton Street, Room 139



845-575-3000 ext. 6402

Dr. Frank Merenda

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice


Dr. Merenda is a retired police Captain from the New York City Police Department (NYPD), where he completed 20 years of dedicated service. He most recently worked in the NYPD's Office of Management Analysis and Planning, where his responsibilities included policy analysis, research, and program development. He also worked in the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information as a department spokesperson. He received his doctorate from St. John's University and his master of public administration from Harvard University, where he was awarded the 2012 Harvard University Presidential Fellowship for Public Service.         

Areas of Focus / Research Interests

Effective training practices within the field of criminal justice, Juvenile Justice, and Police and media relations


PhD, St. John’s University
MPA, Harvard University