Dr. Frank Colaprete is an adjunct faculty member at Norwich University and an associate professor of criminal justice administration at Keuka College in Keuka Park, New York. He teaches, consults, and conducts independent criminal justice research as the owner and lead consultant of Justice Systems Solutions, LLC.
He is a certified litigation specialist and certified master instructor and instructor evaluator through the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Office of Public Safety. A retired police lieutenant, he is the author of three textbooks: Internal Investigations: A Practitioner’s Approach, Mentoring in the Criminal Justice Professions: Conveyance of the Craft, and Pre-Employment Background Investigations for Public Safety Professionals. His work includes numerous articles on police management, training, and investigations. His research has garnered the Top 10 finalist award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police / Motorola Corporation Webber Seavey Award process and has also been featured in the National League of Cities database for successful municipal programs. Dr. Colaprete has been featured as a subject matter expert contributor in internal and pre-employment investigations for the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and the Privacy Piracy/KUCI radio talk show at the University of California at Irvine.
In 2018, Colaprete was awarded the Gerhard O.W. Mueller Innovator Award at the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences annual conference. This award is presented annually to a member of NEACJS whose work as a practitioner has had a direct, positive, and significant effect within the criminal justice system. Contributions might include program development, policy implementation, education, and training.
He holds a doctorate in education from Nova Southeastern University and a master of science in organization management/strategic management from Roberts Wesleyan College.