The primary focus of NJ Transit’s Police Department (NJTPD) is providing police services to bus depots and rail stations throughout New Jersey. NJTPD is the only transit police agency in the United States with statewide authority and jurisdiction. NJTPD’s Intelligence Section manages NJTPD’s counterterrorism and criminal intelligence programs. The section is responsible for the collection, analysis, production, dissemination, and coordination of intelligence for NJTPD’s counterterrorism and crime prevention and suppression missions.
In today’s episode, we sit down with NJ Transit Director of Intelligence Ed Bruce to discuss the mechanisms of the intelligence cycle for New Jersey’s transportation system.
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Director Edward Bruce commands the Intelligence Section for the New Jersey Transit Police Department. He directs and coordinates all counterterrorism and criminal intelligence operations, as well as counterterrorism and security risk management programs, for NJTPD.
Director Bruce joined NJTPD in May 2011. Throughout his career, he has served as both a government employee and consultant on numerous intelligence and counterterrorism assignments for the intelligence community, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Homeland Security, and various state and local law enforcement and government agencies. Prior to joining NJTPD, his assignments included the Domestic Port Threat Assessment/Intelligence Team Leader for the US Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center and the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Acting General Manager of Security for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Public Safety Department, the Deputy National Threat Lead for the US Department of Homeland Security’s Port Mass Transit WMD Technical Assistance Team, and the Threat and Vulnerability Lead for the new World Trade Center Master Security Planning Team.
Director Bruce holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Cultural Anthropology and History from Carnegie Mellon University.