LONG BRANCH, N.J., February 16, 2016 — Law enforcement professionals are discovering their extensive inventory of policing skills and years of on-the-job experience are attractive qualities with growing private-sector appeal.
This heightened interest is particularly strong in industries where security is a major focus, including information technology, global banking, health care, transportation and construction, according to L.T. Famulary Executive Search Consultants, which specializes in assisting individuals in all areas of law enforcement transition into rewarding careers in private enterprise.
“Whether they have a proven record in community policing, investigative work or serving in an administrative role, these seasoned professionals possess a wide variety of skills and abilities that are in demand in private industry,” says Lucille Famulary, president of the Long Branch-based specialty executive search firm. “Our goal is to assist them make the move from the public to private sector.”
In response to this trend, Famulary has brought aboard Long Branch Police Detective Todd Coleman to serve as a consultant in her firm’s efforts to explore new career opportunities for police officers. “Detective Coleman is a 19-year veteran of the Long Branch Police who understands first-hand the needs of the law enforcement community,” Famulary says. “At the same time, he has his finger on the pulse of the security demands of companies looking to better protect their products, services and customers.”
A resident of Neptune, Coleman has served in a multitude of roles within the Long Branch Police Department, which he joined in 1997 as a patrol officer after spending four years of active-duty service with the Marines (see story below). “I am looking forward to helping fellow police officers take an in-depth look into this new channel of professional growth,” he says. “I speak their language, can address their concerns, and offer advice and counseling as they contemplate entering a new line of work.”
What are the skills that law enforcement professionals bring to the table during the matchmaking process? “The strengths of our candidates run the full gamut — from being able to solve problems quickly and confidently to demonstrating resilience, integrity and confidence in making decisions,” Coleman explains. “In addition, many also have spent years cultivating their skills in such areas as critical incident planning, crisis management and fostering effective communication among all levels of the department, within the entire law enforcement community and with the people we serve.”
Coleman and Famulary take a comprehensive approach to assessing the expertise of each job candidate and the specific needs of a particular company — always focused on tailoring a “perfect fit” between them. “We work with every candidate and company individually, identifying a potential pairing and then collaborating as a team. It’s all in the details when it comes to this crucial process. Ensuring that the transition from public servant to company employee is seamless and successful for everyone involved is our top priority.”
For more information about L.T. Famulary Executive Search Consultants, call 732-829-5187 or visit its Web site at www.ltfamulary.com.
TODD COLEMAN: A DISTINGUISHED CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
Law enforcement consultant Todd Coleman has spent nearly 20 years in the Long Branch Police Department, most recently as a member of its detective bureau, where he serves as a gang investigator. He also is a member of the department’s homeland security team.
Coleman is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, achieving the rank of corporal during his four years of active-duty service. While stationed with the Corps’ security forces in Guam, his interest in law enforcement took root. His battalion was charged with providing security to military forces on this U.S. territory island in the Western Pacific. “The disciplinary and military skills I developed there provided me with the foundation to start a career as a police officer,” says Coleman, who also served in Operation Desert Storm.
Beginning his tenure with the Long Branch Police as a patrolman, Coleman was assigned to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force and subsequently took on new roles within the city’s department, including forming a bicycle patrol unit and joining its street crimes unit. He became a detective four years ago — a role that encompasses conducting investigations that range from theft to homicide.
The lifelong Neptune resident is a member of the New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association and the East Coast Gang Investigators Association.