THE TRUTH BEHIND THE BADGE...

STILL SEEKING JUSTICE: ONE OFFICER'S STORY

Featured Author: Joel E. Gordon

AWARDED NJ BLUE NOW/THE BLUE MAGAZINE 2017 SENIOR JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR


A former Baltimore City (Western and Northern Districts) and Crofton, Maryland Police Officer and Kingwood, West Virginia Chief of Police - Joel has also served as General Manager of Alpine Lake Resort in Terra Alta, West Virginia and as a Security Consultant based in Morgantown, West Virginia.

 

Joel has been a certified Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Instructor. He was Vice-Chairman of the multi-jurisdictional Tygart Valley Narcotics and Violent Crime Task Force and has established an exploratory committee for a likely run for Preston County West Virginia Sheriff in 2020.


Joel was appointed to the 2015-2016 term of the Morgantown West Virginia daily newspaper's Community Advisory Board and as such was a featured guest editorial columnist in The Dominion Post. He is a regular contributor to the law enforcement magazines The Blue Magazine/NJ and NY Blue Now along with Retired Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, 9/11 NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik and other nationally recognized law enforcement authorities. 


Joel makes his home in North Central West Virginia with his wife and family pets.