Rosa C. Velez-Ryan served with over 21 years of Law Enforcement experience that includes over 10 years of successive experience in supervision/management. She received a BS in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University.
Mrs. Ryan is a NY State Certified Master Instructor, NY State Certified General Topics Instructor, NY State Certified Evaluator and a certified “Blue Courage” Instructor. She was assigned the responsibilities to oversee the Instructor Development Unit for the NYPD. This unit served as the NYPD’s foremost training resource on matters pertaining to lesson planning, public speaking, communication, and training aids. The Instructor Development Unit coordinates the Department’s eleven days NYS certification Methods of Instruction course. This course is required for all Department instructors and trainers. In addition, this course was utilized to certify instructors from outside agencies. Mrs. Ryan coordinated the Department’s three days Fundamentals of Instruction course which taught members about public speaking who were not required to write lesson plans. She trained officers for the “Too Good for Drugs” program and uniformed members of the service assigned to the Haitian Relief Program. Her unit trained all the Department’s Training Sergeants, Department Field Training Officers and Neighborhood Coordination Officers. The unit collaborated with the United Nations and facilitated instructor development for the executives of the Pakistan National Police. She taught and facilitated for the NYPD’s Citizen Teen Academy. Instructor Development Unit developed speaking and communication modules for newly promoted Sergeants, Lieutenants, and Captains. She taught civilian members in the principles of “Blue Courage” and the Department’s Legal Supervisors on effective communication skills.
Prior to her assignment to the Instructor Development Unit she was assigned to the Training Assessment Unit. This unit was responsible to assess all the Department’s training. She was required to evaluate training and provide the Chief of Training with written assessments and recommendations. The assessments would document Department instructors ensuring they were adhering to lessons plans and Instructor Development teaching principles. Mrs. Ryan career for the NYPD also consisted of patrol duties and coordinating preliminary investigations at serious crimes. She received the Police Commissioner Award for Excellence, the NYPD Meritorious Police Conduct Medal, and the NYPD Excellent Police Duty Medal